[ILUG] Mandrake 7.2 / W2k
Conor.Wynne at compaq.com
Wed Nov 22 10:52:37 GMT 2000
I run VMware on my RH7 laptop for access to exchange mail (Outlook is still
the best mail client - no arguments) (celeron 433 160MB)
I also run VM on my WINNT desktop pIII 600 with 128MB
Which will have netware and SCO etc etc in little windows - nice
And guess which is faster? The lowly laptop.
I have a question... due to a kernel bug or a vmware bug or something, I
have no cdrom access under win98 with 2.2.16-22 (the default rh7)
So it suggested upgrading (or downgrading), as I am new to this laptop
malarkey, I only know how to use compile pcmcia cards with a 2.4 kernel.
But vmware did not like 2.4 - it gave me an error - could not get a
"timestamp for your processor" in other words.... www.goodluckcity.com
Finally my question:
Which pre-2.4 kernel has direct support - modular or otherwise - for
ps: of the 2.4's, I have tried 2.4.0-test1 and 2.4.0-test11 (the first and
From: Jimmy O'Regan [mailto:jimregan at lit.compsoc.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2000 4:12 AM
To: Ben Edwards
Cc: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Mandrake 7.2 / W2k
On Wed, 22 Nov 2000, Ben Edwards wrote:
> >Sounds like you're using the wrong xserver.
> How do I change which Xserver I am using?
AFAIR Mandrake uses Xconfigurator. Failing that you can use xf86config
(but it's bloody hairy). Best bet is to have the details of your monitor
on hand as auto configurating thingies like Xconfigurator sometimes set up
the wrong thing. And if all else fails, just use a vanilla VGA xserver
until you have your details
> >If you're PCs are networked,
> >you can try telnetting to the box, but to be honest I don't recall
> >X ever working for me when I had similar situations.
> Good idea, but this happens every time I do something in X so although it
> will get X back wont help mtch.
> >Try the GIMP instead of Photoshop, as for Dreamweaver, I don't know.
> >Plex86 is coming along in leaps and bounds (http://www.plex86.org) -
> >the site for a few weeks and they'll most likely have W2K going in it.
> I will look at gimp again but I am a fairly hardcore photoshop user and
> found that alough gimp seems to do averything photoshop douse if seems to
> involve lots of scripting. As for Dreamweaver..., this is the real
> problem. Haven't seen any UNIX web development tools.
Well, a search for "html editor" on freshmeat.net turns up BlueFish
(http://bluefish.openoffice.nl), August (http://www.lls.se/~johanb/august),
and Galway (http://netpedia.net/hosting/erin/galway.html). Galway looks
nicest to me, and has those script features you don't like about the GIMP :)
> What is the difference between plex86 and umware, apart from plex86 being
> open source (which is ace or cource).
VMWare has had more time spent on development and runs on more platforms,
and Plex86 is still in development.
> >Look for the NT Bootloader howto on http://www.linuxdoc.org (or in
> >/usr/doc/HOWTO, or /usr/share/doc/HOWTO if Mandrake is FHS compliant).
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