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etshooter
Posted on: Apr 4 2003, 08:24 PM


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I have been using Netscape 7.02 and wanted to install the java plugin. I successfully installed the J2SE runtime environment RPM. Netscape still says that plugin is not installed. Anyone have an idea of what I should do?
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Posted on: Apr 1 2003, 10:29 PM


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I have ATTBI as my isp. Usually late weekend nights, my modem seems to stop responding and i unplug it for a few seconds then it will work again for awhile. I have done a search from their help pages, but all they say for linux is that certain distros may have default setting of 16 "hops" to the DHCP server, and it may needs to be set to higher than 20 "hops". First, what are they talking about? Second, how do I change this setting in Mandrake 9.1?
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Posted on: Apr 1 2003, 10:05 PM


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Dude, find a friend with Broadband internet and a cd burner and get Mandrake 9.1 before anything else.
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Posted on: Apr 1 2003, 09:42 PM


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I'm glad I could help. I was hoping I didn't get too baffling in my explanation...I tend to explain how the watch was made when asked what time it is.
I have a 30 GB WD drive and I have 10GB for linux. You may want more room to play. Depending on how much stuff your Win2k system is holding, If you have room, at least 20GB should be plenty. Use more if you want, but at least 10 GB.
Let me know if you have any more problems. I'm still learning, myself. But Most of the problems I've overcome are still fresh in my mind.
I personally like Mandrake better, but until I can play my favorite FPS games on it, windows will stay on my system.
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Posted on: Apr 1 2003, 09:31 PM


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Don't forget to add users and passwords to the smbpasswd file. You need to add these for all users that need access to these shares. Add them either through SWAT or in a terminal (instructions can be had by typing "man smbpasswd"(no quotes) in the terminal window).
Also watch out for your firewall settings. These had me baffled for weeks before I got connectivity.
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Posted on: Mar 30 2003, 06:44 PM


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OK, I have installed Mandrake 9.1. A lot of little bugs were fixed in this distro. I went through SWAT again and just did a basic setup and added users and passwords. Then I realized my trouble all along was that I hadn't set shorewall to allow CUPS and FTP. D'OH!!!
Now my trouble is with the WinXP client. It's NIC is setup for auto IP (DHCP). For some reason, It selects an IP and subnet that is way out of range of the rest of the network. I hate XP, but my wife likes it so I have to live with it. wink.gif
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Posted on: Mar 30 2003, 06:29 PM


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First, if you want to completely clean up your HD, go to the manufacturers web site and see if there are any formatting utilities available. Western Digital has one and Maxtor has another one that works on alot of different brands. You generally install the utility on a floppy and boot with it in the floppy drive.

Second, Reformat your HD with one partition. Then install Win2K(you should set bios to boot from CDROM before HD). After successfully installing Win2k, go into the Win2k system tools and defragment your HD. This is important because the Mandrake disk utility won't resize the drive if there are fragmented files.

Now you want to insert your Mandrake disc 1 and reboot your computer. When it gets to the format section, choose expert, and it will bring up this cool utility that is a partitioning jewel. Click on the windows partition and resize it. Make sure you leave it big enough to use Windows effectively, but you are going to need to carve out a big enough chunk for Linux too.

This is the part where it gets kinda tricky, but after you learn Linux a bit, it will make sense. Click on the empty (white) section of the HD and resize it to about 2GB. This will be the root partition. Choose Linux Native for file system and select mount " / "(boot). Next, click on the empty section again and resize it to about double the amount of system RAM you have installed. Make this a Linux Swap partition. Now click on the empty space and cut it roughly in half, make it Linux Native file system and mount "/usr" in this. The remaining empty section should be Linux Native and mount "/home" on it.

The "/" partition is the boot section.
The swap section is like the virtual memory in Windows.
The "/usr" section is where program files are installed.
The "/home" section is where you will keep personal files.

When it goes to format all of these sections, make sure you select all partitions except your windows partition (I thhink it is called mnt/windows).
Somewhere in the installation it will ask about boot manager or something, pick LILO and make sure windows is in the list.

I hope all of this makes sense to you. I have personally installed Mandrake 9.0 and 9.1 about 6 times. After screwing up enough, I think I've got it down right.
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Posted on: Mar 15 2003, 10:21 PM


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First, I want to thank you for all of your help. I really want to get this to work. Here it is:
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Posted on: Mar 15 2003, 01:21 AM


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Ok, I put all the users and their passwords in the smbpasswd file. All shared files and the printer is setup in the smb.conf file. The printer is set up using cups, but I have foomatic running too.
I can still see the Samba server on Network Neighborhood, but when I double-click on it I get the message "//Samba is not accessable. You might not have permission to use this network resource." The printer shows up as ready, but I get the message "Document failed to print." when I attempt to print anything from the Windows machines. Please someone, tell me what am I missing here?
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Posted on: Mar 14 2003, 01:24 AM


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I set up a folder in the /home directory as Shared and the printer as shared. Let me doublecheck the passwords. And thank you for the tip...I'll let you know if it worked.
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Posted on: Mar 12 2003, 09:13 PM


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My LAN has a Linux server, all clients are windows98 or XP. I have tried for 2 weeks to get all the settings right via SWAT. I am able to see the Linux server on the windows network neighborhood, but cannot access any shares. I can't even get the printer to share. Does anyone know what to do?
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Posted on: Mar 11 2003, 07:38 PM


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I'm having problems with samba as well. I'm running Mandrake 9.0, and my windows machines can see the samba server in network neighborhood, but cannot access them or use the printer. At least ICS is working.
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Posted on: Mar 2 2003, 11:33 PM


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It sounds like you have the modem set as the gateway rather than your LAN card. Check out the settings I used in my post about Internet Connection Sharing. Use all the setting I used for my eth1 card for your LAN card. You'll get it, don't give up. It took me a week to figure this problem out myself. cool.gif
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Posted on: Mar 2 2003, 12:45 PM


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Ok, I got it working. I went to mandrake control panel and ran configuration wizard. Set eth0 to auto IP/dhcp (this is connected to cable modem) set eth1 to static IP 192.168.0.1/255.255.255.0. Set gateway address to 192.168.0.1 gateway device to eth0. Then went to ICS wizard expert mode and set Local Network address to 192.168.0.0/255.255.255.0, DHCP server and DNS server to 192.168.0.1, and left everything else default.
I hope this helps anyone else out there with this problem. I can't believe I screwed this up to begin with.cool.gif
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Posted on: Feb 28 2003, 12:18 AM


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I have a small home network consisting of 4 different systems. I installed Madrake 9.0 on my main computer. This system has 2 ethernet cards, 1 for the LAN, 1 for a cable modem. Previously, I had Win2k on it and used it as a gateway for internet connection sharing. The other systems run win98 or win xp. Since I installed Linux, the other systems can't connect to the internet. I have gone through the ICS wizard in the Mandrake control center, but still no connection sharing. Does anybody have any helpful suggestions? I don't really even care about file sharing, I just need ICS to work so the rest of my family will quit giving me that dirty look when I boot Linux.
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