I have installed 6.4 and recently updated it to 7 as a proxy server. When I
installed the machine at school I am almost certain it had 128MB RAM but
recently it has become very sluggish and I did a mem check and it now has
64MB. We have a network manager that is an ex-A level student and tech
support is run by upper school students and things do tend to go walkies on
occassion. Is there any record of what was the original machine specs when I
loaded 6.4 several months ago? It is more for peace of mind than anything
else. I assume there is a text file somewhere?
Has anyone had any experience of using HP jetdirect printers from linux? I
have a 4050 here working ok for all our MS workstations it gets its
network setup from the linux dhcp server with no problems but I have not
got around to using it from my linux workstation yet.
Any hints gratefully accepted.
Giles Nunn - Network Manager
Carms Schools ICT Development Centre
Tel: +44 01239 710662 Fax: 710985
Sheffield Linux Users Group (ShefLUG)
Linux Demonstration Days
10.00 a.m. to 4.00 pm 7th, 8th and 9th December 2000
ShefLUG Venue: Blackwell's bookshop
156-160 West Street
Sheffield S1 3ST
for the location of the shop see http://www.multimap.co.uk
and dial in the postcode for Blackwell's. All you have to do is
walk in and ask one of the people where the demo is. For information
about trams, trains and buses phone 01709 515151.
This is a final announcement for our pre-Christmas Linux Demo Days.
For more information please have a look at the following web pages....
the ShefLUG meeting page has a couple of downloadable files from
SuSE Ltd which give more info about our demo days that may be of
interest to you or anyone else you might happen to be friendly with.
We will also see Phil Hands in action. He'll be here to help out
with Debian support. I'll provide some basic Red Hat support
for those who may have an interest in their software. More about
Phil at... http://www.uk.debian.org/~phil/
GNU the choice of a complete generation.
After reading the LINUX magazine I thought I'd give
WINE another go (I tried it months, possibly years ago).
I could not get it to install on my lap top (which never
mapped the \ key correctly - is there the equiv of
Char map on LINUX?). But the SUSE installation on the school
LINUX box had it installed.
'Could not stat /mnt/fd0' - although I don't understand
why not as mount and umount works OK by hand.
Then 'Invalid path c:\windows' - after I had created
/c and /c/windows and /c/windows/system.
I understood that unless I was using a genuine windows partition
with windows DLLs etc. WINE would use its own. What am I missing?
(apart from a better brain)
Head of Computing
OK - so failure is not necessarily a bad thing - I'm still learning
and they say you learn more that way(!)
MIX Xserver - it appears you can add fonts. I've not succeeded..
but perhaps I should try harder. Complicated by the fact that
my proxy is quirky with ftp and 'mgetting' files from command
lines is not my forte.
Cygwin - well, I downloaded it - still downloading actually...
I take it that its not an Xserver but a development system
which for GNU on the windows platform on which - it may/should
be possible to compile a version of Xfree86.... As I have
difficulties compiling a just few lines of C code I don't think
I'm going to succeed here....
WeirdX - ah sounds good. I downloaded it. But just what do
you run? I tried the various html files which started applets
but could not get
export DISPLAY=W.X.Y.Z:0.0 to create any session
Head of Computing
My squidbox has been fine with RM, except when it seemed one of there caches
went down, last week I think.
>From: Phillip Deackes <gsmh(a)gmx.co.uk>
>To: SuSE-Linux-UK-Schools <suse-linux-uk-schools(a)suse.com>
>Subject: [suse-linux-uk-schools] Had to remove squid :-(
>Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 18:19:02 +0000
>After reporting that I was successfully using squid at school on our RM
>Connect network, I have just had to remove it. One morning pupils rrported
>they were unable to access the 'net. I logged on, as did another member of
>staff and we found we were OK, using the squid proxy. I rebooted the Linux
>machine but pupils still couldn't access anything apart from the EduWeb
>homepage. which would have been cached. I had to change the proxy address
>back to the original RM proxy because I could see what was wrong and
>couldn't deny the school access to the web while I found out what was
>Basically I don't know where to look. The log files mean little to me. I
>can open up Netscape on the proxy server itself and access the 'net easily
>using isdncache.rmplc.co.uk:8080 as my proxy, so I can verify that this
>machine itself is able to connect to the router via the network OK.
>Any ideas? I am not sure what to report - any suggestions would be useful.
>Gartree High School
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After reporting that I was successfully using squid at school on our RM
Connect network, I have just had to remove it. One morning pupils rrported
they were unable to access the 'net. I logged on, as did another member of
staff and we found we were OK, using the squid proxy. I rebooted the Linux
machine but pupils still couldn't access anything apart from the EduWeb
homepage. which would have been cached. I had to change the proxy address
back to the original RM proxy because I could see what was wrong and
couldn't deny the school access to the web while I found out what was
Basically I don't know where to look. The log files mean little to me. I
can open up Netscape on the proxy server itself and access the 'net easily
using isdncache.rmplc.co.uk:8080 as my proxy, so I can verify that this
machine itself is able to connect to the router via the network OK.
Any ideas? I am not sure what to report - any suggestions would be useful.
Gartree High School
>>Mailing list, mailing list, mailing list - and a web page.
>I've set up a mailing list
OK, I've set it up on the server we use for our LUG. As it has no sendmail it can't do majordomo requests for subscriptions - so I have to add users manually. More typing practice I suppose ;o)
Anyway, anyone interested in joining a list to discuss the advancement of free software in schools (with particular reference to Linux on the desktop, but not discounting server development), please e-mail me (prytherch(a)talk21.com) and I'll add you to the list.
I only need a valid e-mail address, no other details.
- Richard Smedley
South Cheshire Linux Users Group
it's not a .sig, just the last line of the message.
talk21 your FREE portable and private address on the net at http://www.talk21.com
Yes they do have a factor, but most schools teach some kind of office
software. From personnel experience if the user can not use the software then
they don't use teach it. But you comments about other software are true as
well, what is clear is that if more main software is written then more schools
will use it.
Assistant Systems Administrator