MEPIS Documentation Wiki:Community Portal

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Everybody willing to help is welcome to contribute to this documentation project.



  • No illegal material.
  • No obscene material.
  • No advertising, politics, religion related posts.
  • in one sentence: keep it relevant to MEPIS and Linux.


  • IMPORTANT: Don't move pages or change page names without good reason.
  • Start small, no major edits unless you know what you are doing.
  • Document changes (example: "corrected spelling", "added forgotten step", "remove irrelevant info", etc.)
  • Use "discussion" pages to talk about a specific wiki page (click on its "discussion" tab). Don't forget to sign your post, just add 4 tildes: ~~~~
  • Read the previous posts before you post anything.
  • Keep the content consistent and relevant.
  • Use a consistent format.
  • No fancy formating -- there's no need, it just makes the content harder to edit. Use Media Wiki formating instead of HTML.

Getting started

  • This Wiki requires you to register to edit or post new material. To register, click on "Login/create account" in the upper right hand corner.
  • Once you have an account, start by reviewing content areas where you feel comfortable. Fix bad links, correct spelling errors, resolve formatting problems, update references, etc.
  • Add HOW-TOs and other info. In general this is beneficial and harmless as long as the info is accurate. If you screw something up, someone can fix it... that's what is nice about a Wiki.
  • We are rearranging stuff in clear categories. Add the appropriate link, e.g. [[Categories:Hardware]], at the bottom of pages you edit (if not already there).
  • Test Wiki formatting here without consequences...



This is a short review of the most common editing functions of this wiki. For more information please read the Wikimedia Help: Editing. A one-page reference card on the most common editing conventions can be found here.

  • To edit a page either click the "edit" link at the top of the page or double-click the page if you have that option enabled in "preferences".

Adding a new page

  • You can create a link to a new page name by writing its name like this: [[page name]]. Then follow the link to add info to the new page.
  • Another way: edit the last part of the URL of another page in the same section, adding the desired name of the new page.
  • Remember to place new articles in a predefined Category by adding a link [[Category:Category name]] at the end of the page.
Case sensitivity
  • Wiki is case sensitive. A page named "User Guides" is different from a page named "User guides". As a general rule, try to keep all the words in the titles and categories in lower case except for the beginning of the first word, which the Wiki software capitalizes by default, and the word MEPIS.


  • Linking to a wiki page: write the desired page name inside two pairs of square brackets: [[page name]]. To show a different name use [[page name | new name]]
  • Linking to a web page: write the URL inside a pair of square brackets: [URL]. To display a description instead of the URL, use this format: [URL description]


  • Bullets: use the asterisk * sign.
  • Numbering: use the # sign.
  • Indentation: use the column sign ":" (without the quotes) at the start of the row
  • Code or other boxed text: start line with a space
  • Italics: use two pairs of apostrophes: ''text''
  • Bold: use three pairs of apostrophes: '''text'''
  • Sign your post in discussion pages, use: ~~~~
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