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32 <h2>Documentation (en)</h2>
34 <p>
35 The Cooking version doesn't provide any Release Notes, major changes are
36 announced on the web site and the <a href="">Blog</a>
37 provides fresh news about the project's activity. Like the stable version,
38 you will find <a href="">documentation</a> on the
39 wiki site and support on the community
40 <a href="">forum</a>.
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44 The SliTaz GNU/Linux stable release is published with the project tools,
45 manuals and <a href="relnotes.en.html">Release Notes</a> installed on
46 the system. Manuals and this page are accessible through the standard menu.
47 Please check the <a href="">project page</a> for
48 general information about SliTaz.
49 Support can be found on the SliTaz mailing list or the community
50 <a href="">Forum</a>.
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54 <li><a href="#start">Getting started guide</a></li>
55 <li><a href="relnotes.en.html">Release Notes for 4.0</a>
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65 <a name="start"></a>
66 <h2>Getting started</h2>
68 <a name="tazpanel"></a>
69 <h3>SliTaz Panel</h3>
70 <p>
71 From spring 2011 the new way (and tool) to configure the system is TazPanel.
72 It is a CGI/web interface with a themable user interface from where you
73 can control your entire system, this includes package management, adding or
74 removing users, creating Live systems and much more. Each page provides
75 a small description to help you manage your SliTaz system. To access the
76 panel you can use the menu entry in "System Tools" or this url:
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79 <a href="http://tazpanel:82">http://tazpanel:82</a>
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83 <h3>Network connections</h3>
84 <p>
85 Open Tazpanel and go to the
86 <a href="http://tazpanel:82/network.cgi">Network</a>
87 tab.
88 This shows a basic overview of your networking interfaces and their states. To configure
89 your Ethernet device, mouse over the Network tab and select
90 <a href="http://tazpanel:82/network.cgi?eth">Ethernet</a>
91 . From here you
92 can configure your device to use DHCP or a static address. To configure Wireless devices,
93 mouse over the Network tab and select
94 <a href="http://tazpanel:82/network.cgi?wifi">Wireless</a>.
95 Here you can select a network to connect to.
96 When you click on the desired network, the Connection box underneath will be appropriately
97 filled in. Next, enter your passphrase or leave the field blank for none. Finally,
98 click the Configure button to apply settings.
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101 More detailed information can be found in the Handbook:
102 <a href=""
103 >Network configuration</a>
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106 <a name="apps"></a>
107 <h3>Applications</h3>
108 <p>
109 To have a list of all graphical applications, you can use the SliTaz menu button
110 at the bottom left of the screen. To have a list of command line tools, you
111 can open a terminal and double press on the tabulation button. Tazpanel provides
112 a nice GUI for package management through the
113 <a href="http://tazpanel:82/pkgs.cgi">Packages</a> tab. To retrieve a list of all
114 installed packages, open Tazpanel and navigate to the
115 <a href="http://tazpanel:82/pkgs.cgi?list">My Packages</a> page. To install new
116 packages, you must have a network connection, the DVD of packages or a USB storage
117 device containing any downloaded packages. Naturally any package management
118 can also be done from the command line using <code>tazpkg</code>.
119 </p>
121 <a name="office"></a>
122 <h3>Office suite</h3>
123 <p>
124 The SliTaz packages database provides a variety of lightweight office applications.
125 All of these packages are easily installable in a few clicks through the packages
126 manager in Tazpanel. SliTaz also provides a simple way to install the powerful
127 LibreOffice suite: just search for "LibreOffice" in the packages manager, double click
128 on "get-LibreOffice", select the "Auto install non free package" checkbox, and click
129 Install.
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132 To have a lightweight office suite: just use Abiword as the Word processor, Gnumeric as a
133 Spreadsheet and Homebank for Bank Accounting.
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136 <a name="multimedia"></a>
137 <h3>Multimedia</h3>
138 <p>
139 Most SliTaz flavors include a wide range of sound card drivers, a volume
140 mixer and a light audio player to easily listen to any MP3 or OGG files. The Sound
141 card is autodetected at boot time and audio support works out-of-the-box
142 on many systems. If you manually add a new user and can't listen to audio, please
143 check that the user belongs to the <code>audio</code> group. For any other trouble, please
144 check the full documentation and/or use the forum.
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146 <p>
147 Videos can be watched by installing one single package or using a dedicated
148 LiveCD or LiveUSB system. The SliTaz team have packaged some of the best video players
149 available under GNU/Linux: <code>mplayer</code>, <code>xine-ui</code> and <code>vlc</code>.
150 </p>
152 <a name="info"></a>
153 <h3>System information</h3>
154 <p>
155 You can get information on your system by clicking on "System information"
156 in the System Tools menu, then "Summary". Clicking on the other
157 buttons offers you more information, and using the benchmarks can
158 give you an idea on how fast your computer is. To have a list and control
159 of all your current processes, you can use the "Task Manager" available in
160 the same menu.
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163 <a name="root"></a>
164 <h3>Becoming Root</h3>
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166 By default, Slitaz doesn't have its desktop running as root administrator:
167 it asks for a root password (default <code>root</code>) for any superuser work.
168 Therefore, it is safer and more secure. To become root in an xterm, simply
169 type <code>su</code> and enter the root password. To run a graphical application
170 as root, use <code>subox</code>. For example, to run leafpad as root you
171 would run <code>subox leafpad</code>.
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174 <a name="install"></a>
175 <h3>Installation</h3>
176 <p>
177 SliTaz can be installed to a hard disk or on an USB mass storage device using the
178 <a href="http://tazpanel:82/installer.cgi">SliTaz Installer</a> in Tazpanel. The installer makes a full HD install.
179 SliTaz won't function in memory (RAM) anymore like in Live or Frugal mode and
180 everything is persistent.
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182 <p>
183 To generate a LiveUSB system, you can use the "Tazusb LiveUSB Tool" from the "System Tools"
184 menu or <code>tazusb</code> from the command line. More information can be found in the SliTaz
185 Handbook: <a href="">LiveUSB media</a>
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