This page pretty much contains everything you may want or need to know about running Linux on Alphas. Includes numerous links and an excellent news section. This site is also the home of the official FAQs and HOWTOs related to Linux on Alphas.
- Intro to Alpha Systems
A rather old, but still informative document for the new or experienced user. It describes the differences between Alphas and other architectures as well as describing the different systems. If you have an old system and you really need to know what your system is despite what it says on the case, see this subsection.
- Linux/Alpha FAQ
A good source of information, the Linux/Alpha FAQ was originally put together by Red Hat users, but has expanded to include more general info and is still a great reference.
- SRM Firmware HOWTO
The official HOWTO for systems using SRM firmware. If you need to use aboot to boot your Alpha, this is the page for you.
- MILO HOWTO
The official HOWTO for MILO. Please note that debian-installer lacks MILO support. SRM is highly recommended, but if you cannot switch and you are interested in MILO support for post-Woody releases of Debian, then read this post to debian-alpha and subscribe to debian-boot to add MILO support. The latest known locations are Stepan Rainauers page, Nikita Schmidt and the work done by Gentoo.
- AlphaBIOS Firmware HOWTO
The official HOWTO for systems using AlphaBIOS firmware.
- Digital's Old Documentation Library
- Browsers running on Linux Alpha
If you have troubles with your browser in an 64bit environment (should not be the case anymore, nowadays) or if you just want to try out a new one, here you find a list of known-to work (and not to work) browsers.
- AlphaCore WikiPage
This Wiki, currently mainly focused on AlphaCore (Fedora Core on Alpha) also intends to collect general useful alpha related information.
Thanks to Nils Faerber for allowing me to include parts of his link collection here.
- The debian-alpha mailing list
Send an email with the subject 'subscribe' to firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe. Archives are available.
- Red Hat's Linux/Alpha List
This list is oriented towards Red Hat Linux/Alpha users, but also has valuable tips for general Linux-Alpha issues. To subscribe, go to the List Info page. Archives of this list are also available. An alternative (searchable) archive can be found at http://www.lib.uaa.alaska.edu/axp-list/.