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Venom
Posted on: Sep 12 2004, 06:56 AM


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OK! I found part of the problem. During a powerfail/auto reboot, the system (hardware) loses the network connection. I re-enabled the network adapter (built-in) and it booted up and worked fine. Now after another powerfail, I tried the same thing; resetting the network interface... Does nothing? any ideas. I'm going to have the wife reset the network switch, and the hub... does anyone think this could cause a problem, since it does access the internet fine?

Ok... next thing I just tried didnt work either. I reset all hardware components (Modem, Switch, and Hub)... all lights are normal, and accessing the internet is normal again. Webserver still doesn't work, and during boot sequence, I do not get any errors? Any ideas?

Thanks, in advance...
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Posted on: Sep 6 2004, 08:55 PM


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Yeah! its Biz as usual if I reboot... i can do everything, except web stuff? not sure what logs i need to look at to find "required" information to help me help you help me? blink.gif anyway! i'm pretty sure doing a localhost does nothing... when I get home i'll check again. Also unable to VNC into it... related I'm sure, but i have no clue..

Thanks,
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Posted on: Sep 6 2004, 06:20 PM


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OK! sounds silly i'm sure... (why dont you have a UPS)... well! couldn't decide if i needed a UPS, or more lumber to cover the windows during the hurricane (in florida)... so i had a momentary power failure that caused the computer to shutoff, then reboot when power came back on. Since then, I lost all webserver (maybe more) features. I cannot connect to my website or pc. My router, and modem were correctly reset, and still nothing. I'm wondering now if it has something to do with any start-up scripts that I have no idea about. If someone can help me, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks,
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Posted on: Jun 16 2004, 03:36 PM


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Still no response to what I did wrong? hmmm? anyway facing my weekend now (three days off) I am going for another attempt to install and run Gentoo.
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Posted on: Jun 8 2004, 03:36 AM


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I just found a neat thing to do while installing gentoo!

I setup realvnc, and i'm setting it up from work! and surfing the net without the hinderance of Organizational firewalls! WOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO... i've been quite busy having fun surfing, and doing all the things they dont want me to do.

Still no one has posted comments on my errors?
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Posted on: Jun 6 2004, 09:39 PM


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Showoff! tongue.gif my vid cards were purchased for a grand total of $30 for both! Brand spankin' new! dont be hatin' biggrin.gif in the normal window i'm getting abolut 780-800, but not full screen. I think it's a great accomplishment for me since every kernel so far failed like one of Frankensteins monsters. The last one worked like a charm without any problems! woo hoo! Ok, back to the gentoo. What do you think I'm doing wrong (btw, my notes look like second year algebra) I can barely understand what I wrote, but I wrote what i understood? hee hee unsure.gif

time for ninja face! ph34r.gif Whatcha' say it with me! loud! 'WHATCHA'
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Posted on: Jun 5 2004, 10:50 PM


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Ok! the gentoo install didn't go very well at all. I tried it again, this time using the stage three install. It booted and asked me to build DEVFS into the kernel, and then told me it couldn't find my drives... /boot, and /mnt/gentoo? it still looks as if it was looking for an xfs partition? Why? I made sure I formatted for ext3, changed the fstab to represent the proper /dev/BOOT, and the partition type to ext3.

Not giving up... just a bit lost right now. on another note! FC2 is running amazing. rebuilt the 2.6.6 kernel for non-4Kstacks, and have nVidia running great now. fullscreen per card I'm getting 285-300 fps with the glxgears test.

Doing a gentoo stage one is very difficult for me right now, but it has taught me how to build the kernel better.
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Posted on: Jun 4 2004, 06:34 PM


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2 days later of compile time! it seems that I may have missed something? it boots and says I have an error checking disks. I think I need to copile the XFS setup for soem reason? I swear I didnt set it up as a choice? but fo rsoem reason I think it was setup. any ideas what I need to do to check, and I need to reconfigure my network settings in the conf files.

be back soon I hope.
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Posted on: Jun 2 2004, 11:13 PM


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Ok! I think i'm understanding more than I did before. If I am correct this is what I'm doing, and why.
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USE="wxwindows samba mozilla gtk2 cdr dvd alsa bonobo videos oss mysql MMX sse gstreamer fftw flac mad mpeg nas xmms xv" <-- no idea what this is about? I am assuming it will be the programs initially compiled to the kernel.

CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu" <--system archittecture!

CFLAGS="-O3 -march=pentium2 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer -mmmx -msse -mfpmath=sse,387" <-- Changes for my setup... supported GCC for pentium2, and -03 for all optimizations

CXXFLAGS="${CFLAGS}" <--understand this does something with the above line.

MAKEOPTS="-j2" <-- single processor setup

ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" <-- accept all x86 architecture compiles? (really no idea here)

GENTOO_MIRRORS="http://128.213.5.34/gentoo/ http://open-systems.ufl.edu/mirrors/gentoo http://gentoo.chem.wisc.edu/gentoo/ http://mirror.clarkson.edu/pub/distributions/gentoo/ http://gentoo.seren.com/gentoo" <-- emerge ftp links? not sure what this is?
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Please do tell me what I am understanding, and what I have no clue about. The GCC document pages are cumbersome to navigate and find the options Gentoo install is describing. I am muddling through, but hopefully getting somewhere. Btw, I have already formatted my first drive, configured partitions, activated swap, and mounted the drives! Yay for me! the only thing I didnt really understand was is asking me to create directories I needed besides the ones in the Gentoo Documentation. Any idea what other directories they are referencing?

Btw, when you say Gnome, or KDE compile time... makes me wonder which one would be best for my system?

PII 400 deshutes 512K
768MB Ram pc100
2x nVidia GeForce 2 MX 400 DDR 32Mb Svid-out
2x Compaq S700 19" (sony) monitors
10 gig Seagate 7200 Rpm (will house Gentoo)
30 gig Maxtor 7200 Rpm (Windows Xpoop)
30 gig IBM Firestar 7200 Rpm (backup)
TDK VeloCD 48x24x48 CD-RW drive

Better = best for my system? any ideas?
Yes! I made this thing from scraps! Mboard, CPU, and Case cost me a whopping $15 US dollars.... McGuyver would have been proud of me! biggrin.gif
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Posted on: Jun 2 2004, 05:48 PM


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Nice! I think I know how I will tackle this Linux thing!

1. Build a Stage 1 Gentoo system.
2. do a LFS system.

I will look at this link again and decipher the USE, and cflags commands. If Sarge is easier, I think I'll stick to the Gentoo. The documentation is great and seems very sensible.

Wish me luck. I will post information as I go, hopefully failures I can comment about, then ask for assistance as to why?

Thanks Guys...err and Gals? tongue.gif
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Posted on: Jun 2 2004, 01:40 PM


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Great! I guess that's where I was confused. I ran a Gentoo Live CD (not minimal) and it booted to a promt after discovering tons of hardware... Not what I wanted! So I will follow the Sarge link and get that D/L, or can I do the stage 1 with the Gentoo disk I have. As for the free server, very excited to hear that, but not ready yet. I have the Gentoo documentation printed, and was ready to start the install but got very tired and went to bed. How much time would you say I need during install sessions (interactive time). are there places where I can stop, then return to later? Just worried I wont be able to stop until it is done.

About having a bootable system? When I boot Gentoo Live CD it gives me options for the Gentoo, and smp kernel. I choose the smp for the simple reason the 2.6 Kernel boot is recognizing my net adapter, and the Gentoo kernel boot does not!

Is this what I should do? are you saying use Sarge to build my system, or Gentoo? Please excuse my ignorance, I am trying to understand what I need to do in order to build a complete system.

Would it be a good idea to do a stage one install for Gentoo, then a LFS? I am assuming Gentoo is a bit easier to do from the looks of the installation manual.

Thanks
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Posted on: Jun 1 2004, 02:42 AM


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I honestly dont like mandrake. From the first time I installed it (older version) I said I would never do a Mandrake install again. I currently am running Core 2 with kernel 2.6.6 patched to 2.6.7 rc1... with some errors mind you! I have a system I like, but dont understand. That is why I want to learn.

I have printed the Gentoo installer guide fromt the Gentoo website and now am not too sure what I need to download. I can get the Debian Sarge, but would like to clarify why? What is a Gentoo stage one install. I have a Gentoo cd already, but not exactly sure what it is. It boots to a command line, and thats it! If I get the Sarge? What is it doing for me that other Distro's wont do?

I am asking for the sake of learning. When this is done (however long it takes) I plan to write a full-descriptive document about what linux is to a total newbie including my failures, and sucesses. I think this process may have been done before, but I think the more the better. People like yourselves make the journey easier, at the same time solving problems and moving to the next question.

I found you few have fixed many of my problems, but I didn't learn anything at all. I just copied, and pasted to get it to do something. This goal is to understand my errors, and correct them, as I would have with a Windows PC. I also plan to take some classes related to the environment during my courses of study, and would appreciate some direction there too.

Lastly, Yes! I am looking forward to building a server, and maybe this explains why I want to learn. What is CentOs? in terms of distro type, and feel. I have used Redhat, Fedora1, and 2, Mandrake, and Caldera Open lite.

Thanks in advance Guys, and Gals.
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Posted on: May 31 2004, 02:28 AM


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yeah? I guess the "puter geek chicks" are rare. I didn't luck out and find one, but I did marry a Make-up girl laugh.gif She's willing to switch to linux for a few reasons... her first question to me was "Hun, why is the computer shutting down in 60 seconds" second, "I'm gettin ticked off! Why is XP telling me there is a sasser worm... you know how much I hate bugs..."

Calmly I told her, "Its time we let windows die... its old and its failing..." , her reply " As long as I can get my MSN gossip I dont give a flip if I have to learn to type a few commands in linux"

Taaaaaaaa Daaaaaa! here we are!
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Posted on: May 31 2004, 02:00 AM


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Total noob here! compiled 10 kernels so far just for the sake of doing it (seeing how long it would take for my pc). Now i'm ready to sit down and learn some junk! Any Ideas on the best distro to learn linux on? Knoppix? Gentoo? I'm not afraid of work, and I have time to spare when the kids are sleeping. I am willing to do a full install without a GUI, and willing to document my actions so I can write about what I did for other noobs to learn. I have intermediate VB skills, and embarrasingly huge amount of DOS, Windows knowledge (willing to forget it all if the need arises!). Lastly my wife bet me I cant do it! So for my sake and my future! I need to learn this stuff...

If this is amusing, Good! I want to feel that I will have fun doing this... so please don't bust my happy lil' bubble... for now at least.

Please let me, and other know what we need, and possibly where to get what we need before creating a whole new world! Yes! I have a phobia of penguins!

Thank you all in advance before I end this post.

Your's trully,
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Posted on: May 23 2004, 06:47 AM


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Guy's! Thanks a bunch! It has been so hard to get the wife to use the computer unless its "cute" and simple. Me? I wanna learn and understand how it works. She is appreciating all this information, as am I. I for one, am not afraid to ask for directions.

Thanks again.
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Posted on: May 23 2004, 06:43 AM


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Hughes! Thanks, I think that was it. I couldn't figure it out so I already installed Core 2, replacing Core 1. This time I was going to document my step-by-step actions so I can learn what I am actually doing vs what has changed.
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Posted on: May 18 2004, 10:02 AM


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any had this problem before?

401 Unauthorized error

this error started after a reboot, nothing was changed except for adding DDClient to the boot sequence.
I'm having a problem accessing my Linksys router. When I try to go to 192.168.1.1, I get the 401 error. I dont receive a popup to login, or anything.

I've tried to reset the router, and still nothing.
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Posted on: May 17 2004, 10:23 PM


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I think I figured it out.

I will post my results, and where I found my information as soon as I can say it works for sure. biggrin.gif
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Posted on: May 16 2004, 12:07 PM


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Has anyone used DDClient? if so, how about with DynDns.org?

My problem being so new at this is: I am unable to figure out what I need to change in the ddclient.conf file to make it work for my system.

eg.

#############
# this is a test
#
#mail=root

do I remove the '#' marks to make mail=root active?
what do I need to change for it to work with web based detection, or is there a better way to automatically adjust dyndns.org to point my site to my computer.

totally lost, and willing to admit! blink.gif
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Posted on: May 16 2004, 09:25 AM


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Thx! I am currently running a KDE version... unknown I must say... too much a newbie, but learning.
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Posted on: May 15 2004, 01:46 PM


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I had the same problem with a dual monitor setup with two Identical Geforce2 mx400 cards. I was able to edit my X11 config file, and remove all the 16Bit settings, and manually set the resolutions to what I needed 1152x864. This seemed to work, as long as I did not use the display setting program built into the Xserver. Manually it worked, automatically it did not! I had to upgrade my Nvidia drivers too, which did not fix the problem.

I hope this helps, I'm a newbie, and cant answer why it worked for me.
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Posted on: May 15 2004, 01:41 PM


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Alrighty! I think I got this one. I swapped the Vid cards to different slots, and changed my X11 config file. it seems to keep my configurations, and my resolutions now. I'm not sure what made it lose them in the first place.
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Posted on: May 10 2004, 05:41 PM


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I use Linux because I feel the need to experiment with new-evolving technologies. I may not understand it, but I plan on learning as much as possible.

I use Linux now because I am so tired of hackers and malicious scripts on the internet. It is impossible to sit there and enjoy the internet without being invaded by garbage. Linux has helped me stay clean of viruses, and malicious scripts. I use Linux for my webserver, and O/S for the shear cost implications that M$ would hammer me with.

My wife uses Linux becasue she has no other choice! biggrin.gif errr... dont tell her that!
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Posted on: May 9 2004, 06:13 PM


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Dude! you have no idea how long I've read and followed directions to get this to work. Your way worked EXACTLY as you said it would! I think your reply should be a pinned item for the newbies like myself. Learning Linux will take time, but people like you make the learning process less stressful. Sometimes reaching a snag can hinder the ability to want to learn.

Thanks for your time, and for getting Java to work on my system.

Venom...
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Posted on: May 8 2004, 08:57 PM


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The RPM file was

j2re-1_4_2_04-linux-i586-rpm.bin
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