*This project is not endorsed by or connected in any way with the Linux Professional Institute.

This project has started in conjunction with a pilot program being taught at the Granville College of Technical and Further Education (Sydney, Australia). The progrm is called "LPI Certification Study Group" and aims to prepare a group of approximately 20 candidates for the LPI General Linux 1 certification exam. The study program runs for one evening (4 hours) a week over 18 weeks and is suitable for people who already have a good working knowledge of Linux or UNIX.

The teaching and study materials generated by this program will be released on this Sourceforge project. The materials will include:
  • study notes
  • overhead slides for presentations
  • sets of flash cards
  • practical exercises
  • practice questions
  • practice tests

>> Project Links
>> Slide Presentations
  • The bulk of the teaching materials currently available are in the form of slide presentations.
  • These cover most of the topics in LPI-101 and LPI-102. To access this material follow the instructions below regarding CVS and processing the LaTeX source.
  • PDF versions may be obtained by logging in as a guest to Gonzo.org.au.
>> Sample Printable Documents
If these documents are not out of date, they soon will be.
The LaTeX source is available from CVS (see below).
>> Get the LaTeX Source from CVS
A fresh copy of the documentation source may be downloaded from the pserver as follows: :
  1. Set the cvs environment variable (or place it in your .bashrc) :
    export CVS_RSH=ssh
  2. Login to CVS (you only have to do this the first time you use the pserver):
    cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/lcdp login 
    (Logging in to anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net)
    CVS password:   (there is no passwd... just hit enter)
    cvs [login aborted]: recv() from server cvs.lcdp.sourceforge.net: EOF
  3. Do an initial checkout:
    cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/lcdp co lpic
  4. Subsequent checkouts are easier. From the root of your new source tree type:
    cvs update

>> Got the source -> Generate a Document
Locate a document in your new source tree... say foo.tex
  1. Make a dvi:
  2. latex foo.tex
  3. View your dvi:
  4. xdvi foo.dvi
  5. Make a pdf:
  6. dvipdf foo.dvi
  7. View a pdf
    acroread foo.pdf
  8. View a pdf (open source viewer)
  9. xpdf foo.pdf
  10. Print a dvi
  11. dvips foo.dvi
  12. Save a postscript file
  13. dvips foo.dvi > foo.ps
  14. View a postscript file
  15. gv foo.ps
  16. Make some html
  17. latex2html foo.txt

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