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echeng66
Posted on: Jul 23 2003, 08:18 PM


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The first machine is
| Pentium 4 2.66 Gz with 1G of RAM
| and 80G of storage
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| The operating system:
| Mandrake Linux release 9.1 (Bamboo) for i586
| Kernel 2.4.21-0.13mdkenterprise on an i686

The second machine is
| Pentium III 1.1 Gz with 128M of RAM
| and 20G of storage
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| The operating system:
| Mandrake Linux release 9.1 (Bamboo) for
| i586 Kernel 2.4.21-0.13mdk on an i686

The first machine is behind a firewall from our site. The second one has its own firewall.
Both machines are on a local network.

Thanks.
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echeng66
Posted on: Jul 19 2003, 11:53 PM


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I have two linux machines running Mandrake 9.1. When I ssh into it, it prompts me for password instantly and after verifying the password, the message from /etc/motd comes
up right away but then I have to wait 25-30 secs for the command promopt to show up.
Any ideas? Thanks.

Ed
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echeng66
Posted on: Jul 1 2003, 02:07 PM


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We solved the problem. We find a reference on the internet. We need to change the bio.
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echeng66
Posted on: Jun 30 2003, 10:27 PM


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My friend has a slightly newer machine (Dell). Both use Intel 845 chipset. He installed College Linux on his but the resolution stays at 640x400 no matter what we do. By the way, I tried Mandrake (which works on my machine but not his) as well as Knoppix on it and didn't work. I did some research and learned that I need xfree 4.3 for this chipset. I checked and sure enough College Linux 2.3 has xfree 4.3. By the way, I think College Linux as well as the other distros recognized the chipset. Any idea? Thanks.
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echeng66
Posted on: Jun 27 2003, 02:26 PM


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College Linux www.college.ch/linux runs fine
on a Pen MMX machine with 32 M of RAM.
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echeng66
Posted on: Jun 21 2003, 08:33 PM


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Did you try
su
It will prompt you for your password.
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Posted on: Jun 20 2003, 02:30 PM


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If you use a fancy deskstop manager, then X will take up more cpu time. Don't worry. Linux is very good as managing resouces when you multitask. You may want to experiement with a desktop that has very look overhead like windowmaker.
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echeng66
Posted on: Jun 20 2003, 09:33 AM


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What happen when you type crtl-alt-backspace? Does it kick you out and give you
a commman line console. When you boot up you machine, does it give you a grapical lilo (if the display was o.k.) or something similar. If it does but now is blank because of the display problem. Then type ESC when it goes blank. If successful, you get a prompt, type
linux 3. If successful, you get a console login. I don't know how to change resolution using command line though.
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echeng66
Posted on: Jun 19 2003, 11:01 PM


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Do you really need the supporting utilities? Can you connect to tne web? Can you do what you want to do without the supporting utilities?
If it doesn't come with a manual and you want to try linux, it is best install another version.
Personally, I like College Linux (www.college.ch/linux) and Mandrake Linux
(www.mandrake.com). You can download them for free. Installation is easy. (If nothing works, heaven forbids, you can always unstall windows.)
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echeng66
Posted on: Jun 18 2003, 12:54 AM


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I am not positive but it may worth a try. Have you heard of a live linux cd called knoppix.
You just put it in your cdrom and you can use linux on the fly. (Nothing is installed on you hard drive.) It may be able to see your files and give you a way (like copying them on a cd)
to save them.
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echeng66
Posted on: Jun 13 2003, 09:22 PM


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Sorry for the posting. I figured out how to do it. I need to explictly say
set noautoindent
and
set nocindent
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Posted on: Jun 13 2003, 06:28 PM


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I like vi. Maybe is not that I like it but I have be using it for 18 years. I guess If I can't figure out how to fix that, I will need to learn emacs. Thanks for suggesting nano.
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Posted on: Jun 13 2003, 12:29 PM


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I have mandrake 9.1 and the vi is actually vim. It is way to smart for me. I tried but unsuccessful in disabling autoindentation in C file. Since every often I cut and paste c code from another file, it autoindent every line.

How do I diable this? I copyt the example vimrc file to my home directory as .vimrc

I got rid of the line
set autoindent

I got rid of the line
filetype plugin indent on

It didn't help. Any ideas? Thanks.
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echeng66
Posted on: Jun 10 2003, 10:17 PM


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Hi

I use dvips all the time. It is a program that take a dvi file and change it to a ps format.
The default when entering
dvips file.dvi
is sending the resulting ps format to the printer.

I would like the following as the default: a ps file is created called file.ps
(This was the the setup in the old system.)

Since I don't know much about setting up aliasis with many levels of quotes, I don't have a simple solution. The best I can come up with is

1) copy dvips to mydvips in my own bin directory (it is in the path)

2) create a file called dvipssource with just one line
mydvips -o `basename $1 .dvi`.ps `basename $1 .dvi`.dvi

3) alias dvips 'source $HOME/dvipssource'

How do make it a one-liner? The following doesn't work

alias dvips 'dvips -o `basename $1 .dvi`.ps `basename $1 .dvi`.dvi'

Thanks.
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Posted on: Jun 7 2003, 09:49 AM


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Thanks.
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Posted on: Jun 6 2003, 01:17 PM


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I figured out what's wrong. It is the wmclock program. I can't diable the hourly beep so I kill the program on startup.
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Posted on: Jun 3 2003, 11:06 PM


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Yes, as far as I can tell, it beeps every hour on the dot.
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Posted on: Jun 3 2003, 02:03 PM


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It is a system beep. In fact after further investigation, I realized that it beeps every hour. I don't know how to turn it off. Thanks.
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Posted on: Jun 2 2003, 12:53 AM


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I am using Mandrake 9.1 and I assume Mandrake 9.0 is similar. Don't forgot to go to
the mandrake control center and choose to start telnetd at boot so that you don't have to do it manually if you need to report.
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echeng66
Posted on: Jun 2 2003, 12:46 AM


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I like Window Maker, it is clean and it is light. I am running Mandrake 9.1 and observed the following behaviour: My computer beeps every now and then. This only occurs when I use Window Maker and not GNOME or KDE. However, I could not find a setting in Window Maker that will explain this. Any idea? Thanks.
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Posted on: Jun 2 2003, 12:40 AM


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You may want to try College Linux ay www.college.ch/linux

It is a 1 CD distro. I installed it on an old computer similar to yours.

Even with only 32 MB, KDE runs on it but a bit slow at start up. I would recommend you use something light like blackbox rather than GNOME or KDE.
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