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as2100
Posted on: Jul 30 2006, 04:44 PM


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The environment you are looking at is just a very basic window manager and a basic terminal application.

Both of these programs (the window manager & the terminal) are executed by a script located in '$home/.vnc/xstartup'. If you open that up, you will see something a little bit like:

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#!/bin/sh
twm &
xterm &


There will probably be a couple more lines and/or options located in that xstartup file, but if you are just wanting VNC to use a login like would be executed upon local logins (and this is distro specific), just replace xstartup with something like:

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#!/bin/sh
unset SESSION_MANAGER
exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc


That little snippet is likely to work for most systems and do what you're wanting...
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Posted on: Jul 30 2006, 04:06 PM


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A little more information, please:

What distribution are you using?
What desktop environment? (such as KDE, Gnome, XFCE, etc..)

Any information that would let someone know what you're looking at would help.. blink.gif
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Posted on: Jul 30 2006, 04:01 PM


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Hey guys,
I have two PCs I'm trying to use to set up a gateway and workstation. One machine is a laptop with a wireless NIC but no HDD. I'm planning on using this machine's wireless NIC as a gateway using a LiveCD. The other machine is a desktop PC with a LAN NIC that I plan on connecting to the laptop's LAN NIC for connectivity, since the laptop will be getting a wireless signal from a wireless router downstairs. but I was wondering if this setup would work:

1. cable modem ->
2. Linksys wireless router (downstairs) ->
3. wireless laptop (the gateway; upstairs, gets connection from the wireless router) ->
4. desktop PC (will have ethernet cable plugged into the laptop gateway for connectivity)

I'm not very familiar with routers.. so I am just curious to know if a setup like this would even be possible. I've heard issues about connecting routers to routers (my laptop gateway to the Linksys router). My plan is to use iptables/chains to set up the forwarding.

Is there a better way to do what I'm trying to accomplish? Else, would this setup be able to provide connectivity to the desktop machine? That's my main goal: provide the desktop PC connectivity while avoiding dropping $50-60 on a wireless PCI NIC for the desktop?
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Posted on: Mar 10 2006, 03:25 PM


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Can you post the permissions for a couple files (specifically the index) that are under the /dasdshare directory? The directory looks to have correct permissions, but how about the files in dasdshare that actually need to be read?

Also, type 'mount' and post what permissions your SMB mount was mounted with.
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Posted on: Feb 27 2006, 10:27 PM


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It honestly sounds like Debian or Gentoo is what you would be interested in.

Those both have extremely barebone installs, and easy access to all the build tools you could want.
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Posted on: Nov 20 2005, 08:57 PM


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I think the simplest method for trying to accomplish what you want:

1. Set static IPs in your router settings for the machines that use this router.
2. Add entries to "/etc/hosts" respective to the IP assignments.

This should satisfy whatever you're trying to do.
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Posted on: Nov 8 2005, 12:22 PM


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Yep! I'm going with Corey. amaroK is very nifty. It's been my choice for quite some time now.

I really recommend it.
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Posted on: Nov 3 2005, 11:51 PM


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As simple as this sounds, one problem that might be causing the issue is your home path:
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home/david/: no such file or directory

The preceding '/' is necessary. You will want '/home/david'.

I'm not quite sure what you mean by:
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A: success, can view folder / file by text. But can not save folder.

Do you mean that you can successfully log into your home directory but unable to transfer file from the RH server to your workstation? If so- what error message do you get? And who is giving you the error: the FTP server or Windows?
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Posted on: Nov 3 2005, 09:47 PM


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Definitely hardware support. Originally I was frustrated with the "complexity" of it. I determined this based on:
1.) The filesystem hierarchy that is so incredibly diverse per distribution.
2.) The annoying task of maintaining software.
You could probably relate these problems to a general lack of Linux standards, and as contradictory as it sounds: I'm a big fan of distro-specific standards. I hope Linux doesn't ever adobt global standards.

However, even with these problems, Termina pointed out to me how pathetic the hardware support really was.
: Wireless drivers just NOW become native? Well christ, about time.
: Multimedia devices? My god. If I had to point out one plaguing issue on most Linux support forums... And my video card still has yet to receive any video acceleration.
: SCSI devices? hah!

But, I'm with Corey. Using Linux on a laptop is a sincere replacement for Hell. These hardware issues seem to be extremely important, in my opinion. Games, usablity, etc. are all things that can wait until the necessities of working hardware can be addressed. I think the computer should work before a true attempt at usability can be attempted.
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Posted on: Nov 3 2005, 09:05 PM


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Since you're running Kubuntu, I'm going to try to help you out while using KDE.

KDE uses its own centralized sound system called aRTs. Which manages what sound server should be used in a situation. Depending on the game, you should probably check what sound system it is trying to contact. If, while in KDE, you can listen to audio with no problem, aRTs is probably going to be your best bet. Check the game options to see if aRTs is an available sound system. Use it.

If aRTs isn't available within game options, there is usually an option to manually specify the hardware address and sound server to use. Since you've gone ahead and installed the ALSA drivers, you probably want to try these out. So, manually specify ALSA as the sound server to use. Manually specifying a hardware address will bypass aRTs altogether, and is therefore a better method to troubleshoot audio issues. In order to choose the hardware address, you first need to find where your card is located. There is potentially a couple ways to do this, but here are the two easiest:

1.) Simply check an already configured asound configuration file:
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turtle asound # updatedb && locate {asound.conf,.asoundrc}

This will list your ALSA configuration files used everytime ALSA is called. If you are able to hear sound regularly, these files will have the correct hardware address settings. Note: if you find an .asoundrc file located in your home directory, use this. If not, the global settings kept in (for example) /etc/asound.conf are already correct. Check this file for the information. Here is an example snippet from my .asoundrc:
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pcm.amix {
   type dmix
   ipc_key 50557
   slave {
       pcm "hw:1,0"
       period_time 0
       period_size 1024
       buffer_size 8192
   }

Using this information, I have the correct hardware address _with_ the correct ALSA syntax: "hw:1,0". You can skip the second step if any of these files exist. smile.gif

2.) Check your '/proc/asound/cards' list and compare that to '/proc/asound/devices':
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turtle ~ # cat /proc/asound/cards
0 [Dummy          ]: Dummy - Dummy
                    Dummy 1
1 [I82801DBICH4   ]: ICH4 - Intel 82801DB-ICH4
                    Intel 82801DB-ICH4 with AD1981B at 0xdfcffe00, irq 11

Looking at the output of cards, I can tell the card I want is at hardware address 1. Now we need to find the device number.
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turtle ~ # cat /proc/asound/devices |grep -i "audio playback"
16: [0- 0]: digital audio playback
52: [1- 4]: digital audio playback
48: [1- 0]: digital audio playback

We could grep for "audio playback" considering this is the device we want: the "playback" device. tongue.gif
So we see two playback devices at hardware address 1: [1- 0] & [1- 4]. Personally, I do trial and error to figure out the device number. It is probably a safe bet to go with the first device: [1- 0].

Now, to pass the hardware address to ALSA in the sound options of the game, ALSA uses a specific format for accepting the information. Considering your information is the same as mine, you could use the following as the hardware address in the game: "hw:1,0".
Simple enough syntax, no? smile.gif
Quite the bitch to gather the information, no? sad.gif

This will force the game to pass all audio directly your card using ALSA at the address specified.

If you are trying to use some game that has been ported to Linux (such as ZSNES)- It's very likely there won't be any sound server options in game. However, I've written some scripts for multiple games that export your device settings in order to override the default ALSA variables the game tries to use.
(Had to do this because ALSA always wants to use my dummy device as the default device.)
So, don't give up if there aren't the options you're looking for in the game settings.

Good luck. I didn't mean to write this much, so let me know how it turns out! tongue.gif
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Posted on: Nov 3 2005, 08:19 PM


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No doubt I'll take your word, you're probably much more knowledgable on the situation. smile.gif

I was just speaking from personal experience: this stack issue seemed to cause problems for myself whenever I began using the network interface. The module would load fine, and I could bring up my NIC device, but- as soon as I requested an IP: *PANIC!*.

But, after a little research (specifically- by following this thread: Linux-Kernel Archive: kernel stack), I am going to have to absolutely agree. Correct me if I'm wrong here, but: drivers that need +4K stacks demand more space than the kernel has reserved in memory. Thus: the module doesn't load properly, crashing the kernel. Seems to me that this problem could very easily be handled by ndiswrapper. dry.gif
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Posted on: Nov 3 2005, 01:13 PM


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Could you please provide the syslogs after it fails? Not sure why it would just hang like this, but the logs for a default Fedora install, if I remember correctly, should be kept in /var/log/messages.

Try to kill X while it is hanging with the key combo <Ctrl+Alt+Backspace>. Then check out the last of the logs:
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tail -n 100 /var/log/messages


If you could post these, that would help.
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Posted on: Nov 2 2005, 03:03 PM


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You just need to 'su' to root, and create that directory. You will probably want to move the install binary into /usr/java before executing it.
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$ su
[enter your password here]
# mkdir /usr/java
# mv /path/to/jre-version.rpm.bin /usr/java/
# cd /usr/java
# chmod +x jre-version.rpm.bin
# ./jre-version.rpm.bin
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Posted on: Nov 2 2005, 02:56 PM


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A little more information could be useful:
First, what DHCP client are you trying to use?
Editing the 'timeout' function of your DHCP client configuration just a little would do what you need.
Second, Are you wanting to set this up on boot?
Could add a simple script to your rc (or equivalent) scripts to do this, as well.
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Posted on: Nov 2 2005, 02:40 PM


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Sounds like you are trying to install the Java plugin for Firefox without actually having a JRE installed. First, you will want to install the JRE (which will include the Mozilla plugin you need to copy into your Firefox plugin library.)

Head over to http://java.sun.com and grab the nifty Java Runtime Environment (JRE) install script they offer.

Once that finishes the install, there is a plugin directory wherever you installed the JRE
example:
/opt/java/lib/plugins

Copy the (sorry, don't remember the exact name) mozilla plugin called something to the extent of "libmoz-plugin.so" into your Firefox plugin directory. Another example:
/usr/lib/firefox/plugins

Now you should have a working JRE and the Firefox plugin installed.
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Posted on: Nov 2 2005, 12:17 PM


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I highly doubt this option is what would be causing the kernel crash upon loading the module. However, if this really is causing the crash, try and get rid of the option:

You will need to find the option in your kernel's config file, probably: /usr/src/linux/.config
Comment out the line in there labeled "CONFIG_4KSTACKS=y"

After recompiling the kernel, you should be good to go. You will also need to reinstall ndiswrapper: 'make install' from your compiled ndiswrapper source directory.

EDIT:
Sorry, I missed what distro you said you were using. This is probably what you are looking for: http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader/wlan/...kernel-i686.php
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Posted on: Nov 2 2005, 11:50 AM


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It isn't necessarily the media _players_ that I'm talking about. I'm thinking more about some legally questionable software like ffmpeg, transcode, etc. Freely distributed software that potentially breaks copyright agreements. Just an opinion here, but I don't see anything notably different about Mandriva, compared to other RPM based distros, than the fact that it really pushes this media face.
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Posted on: Nov 1 2005, 10:57 PM


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Mandr^#@.
The only distribution in the list to serve nobody else than pirates.

The other distributions have an actual, considerable potential in progressing the open source community.

The arguable ones:
Ubuntu: A damned complete distro for the office and home with a fair amount of Linux fun. Not necessarily the most technical- but I haven't tried out many distros quite as complete and ready to use with all the "necessary" tools. An easy switch for someone wanting to try out Linux.
Linspire: Provides a very easy switch for Windows users to a much greater extent than Ubuntu. Has what Windows users are comfortable with, and nearly spoonfeeds them.

These attributes are not necessarily important to myself when choosing a distribution, they do provide a noteworthy step towards Linux progression.

Mandrake (to me) feels to be multimedia-oriented. Considering Linux's open source (free) mentality, this seems to really attract the same people that are interested in the idea that all media should be free. This isn't very positive for Linux in my opinion.
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Posted on: Nov 1 2005, 08:03 PM


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Being just a Sophomore (Computer Science major as well), I'm still focused on getting my required general education classes out of the way. "Damn you Comp2!! *Shakes fist in the air*" But this semester's course list follows:
- Intro to American Govt.
Just an absolute annoying class to convince yourself to continue attending.
- Intro to Sociology
Pretty interesting. Never knew that children really cant recover from absolute isolation. Maybe I shouldn't tell her parents...
- Computer Science 2
Fun class. Teaches methodology as opposed to the actual syntax of a single language. Although, it will tend to primarily use Java.
- Calculus I
It's calculus. Gotta do it.
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Posted on: Oct 31 2005, 09:33 PM


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That's nothing. I'm taking 'Intro to American Government'! tongue.gif
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Posted on: Oct 24 2005, 10:30 PM


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If you installed the kernel via RPM, you simply received a binary package of your kernel. This won't include the source of the kernel. You probably want to visit http://kernel.org to get the source distribution.

Untar the source package in /usr/src, and make a symlink named '/usr/src/linux' to point to your new '/usr/src/linux-<version>.tar.gz'

Head into /usr/src/linux and type 'make menuconfig' as root.
This nifty little configuration menu might be a little intimidating at first, but there are plenty of tutorials out there for helping you choose the devices you want enabled.

Once you're done, save the configuration file in the default location (/usr/src/linux/.config).
It should do this automatically, just hit ESC a couple times. wink.gif

Before continuing, type:
# grep NET_RADIO /usr/src/linux/.config
and be sure this "CONFIG_NET_RADIO" option has "=y" directly after it.

Now, with the saved kernel config, type 'make && make modules_install' (2.6.* only) as root.
This will compile your kernel image and modules, and install your modules in '/lib/modules/<new-kernel>'.

From '/usr/src/linux', just copy over a couple files to your bootable partition:
# mkdir /boot/newkernel
# cp {.config,System.map,arch/<your-arch>/boot/bzImage} /boot/newkernel/

Now just edit your bootloader configuration file accordingly, and reboot.

If you are simply wanting to install ndiswrapper, there shouldn't be any further kernel complications (pray to the module loading gods for that wish, however).

Ndiswrapper has a pretty fancy installation wiki, check it out and good luck. smile.gif
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Posted on: Oct 24 2005, 11:23 AM


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- What exactly are you having trouble with? Not understanding how to use iwtools, ndiswrapper, etc.?
- Are your wireless drivers installing properly?

- If the only problem is choosing the mode of the device, try:
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# iwconfig wlan0 mode managed
# ifconfig wlan0 up && dhcpcd wlan0

Obviously, replace 'wlan0' with the name of your wireless device. You could also try 'auto' as opposed to 'managed' to let iwconfig try to determine the mode.
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Posted on: Oct 19 2005, 12:15 PM


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Actually, it looks like either you've got the incorrect drivers, or you simply aren't picking up the wireless deice. After `ndiswrapper -l', ndiswrapper will usually return a message letting you know if the drivers are present with the correct hardware. Like:
#>ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
sis162u driver present, hardware present

The hardware not being detected sounds like a more likely issue. First thing: check if your USB controllers are being detected.
#>lspci -v |grep HCI

If so, what version are the controllers? If your wireless device and the controllers are 2 seperate versions, I've had trouble in the past getting 2.0 and 1.1 controllers/devices to work well together. dry.gif
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Posted on: Jul 28 2005, 04:36 PM


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Also, in your smb.conf, there are a couple socket options that can really make the difference between night and day.

Try adding this to the smb.conf:
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

Could even try increasing the buffer size to 24K (or higher). I recently boosted my buffer size to try and get cleaner video from a linux share on my Windows workstation. This did the trick for me. smile.gif
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Posted on: Jan 28 2005, 09:07 AM


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I don't have 'iptraf' installed, but I figure I can install it and check it out!

If it doesn't suit my needs: I'll post again. tongue.gif
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