Can anyone help a total beginner..please!
I have installed 7.0 on my system, dual boot with Win98..no probs there, but
had to attach external modem (Pace Linnet 34Plus) as my "winmodem" is no
good for Linux - according to web based info. However, I cant get Linux to
see the specific type of modem - it just sees an unknown device and uses it!
When attempting to use kinternet to dial my ISP, it dials ok, connects
briefly and then disconnects, telling me that "The ppp daemon has died: pppd
options error (exit code = 2)" and the man pages tell me this is due to
multiple conflicting options...what do I do!!! Any help gratefully
Kingswood High School
thanks to everyone who made suggestions about my scsi card. I gave up in the end (as did several others who were in the know).
Now I have a working card and linux knows its there, how do I mount up the scsi peripherals so that my students can access them via SAMBA.
None of the scsi peripherals are avaialbe at the moment through KDE, I have tried.
Sorry to be so simlistic, we all have to start somewhere
I've just come across the above on the net at http://auc.sourceforge.net/ . It looks very interesting, as the notion of web based 'group ware' seems worthwhile. To quote from their home page:
Authenticated User Community for Education is an intranet system designed for use in a K-12 setting but is also useful in many other settings. It offers the ability for users to have a uniform web-based interface to discussion forums, e-mail (similar to hotmail, etc.), file management, and a searchable user database. Also, "Interactive Classrooms" provide a means for students and teachers to have a web-based extension to their in-class interaction. The system runs from a C-based monolithic CGI script. MySQL is used for database storage. Also, the web-based mail client supports MIME parts/attachments, IMAP, mbox, and multiple mail folders.
Does anyone have experience of using this or similar products? Coupled with an always-on static IP address, something like this seems to have a lot of potential.
On the subject of which, how do Felsted and others maintain their own internet presence locally rather than using web hosting services? Which ISPs would provide this facilty?
St Ives School, Haslemere
I have been looking at the possibility of using
SQL and PHP on the network. However, I only
know the following things about SQL:
- It does something with databases
- It looks difficult to learn.
I would like to know about your experiences of
SQL, especially the following:
Which version is best - PostGreSQL, MySQL?
How easy is it to use with PHP?
Are there any alternatives that can be used in a
similar way with PHP?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Edgehill College - Bideford, Devon
Sheffield Linux Users Group (ShefLUG) and SuSE Ltd present
SuSE 7.1 the latest release of SuSE software
1 p.m. to 4.00 pm 24th February 2001
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. More info about
trains can be found at 0345 484950.
This is an announcement for the United Kingdom release of SuSE 7.1
software. Ruediger Berlich who is the Managing Director of SuSE Ltd
will be here in Sheffield to demonstrate the new software and answer
any questions that you might wish to ask. Of particular interest is the
new 2.4 kernel and KDE 2.0. For more information please have a look
at the following web page....
Please do circulate this announcement. We will need to attract a large crowd
to the demo of the software.
GNU the choice of a complete generation.
I have passed on the attached email and replies to the Classroom of the
Future team at the DfEE.
Becta does offer some information on Open Source for education
(http://www.becta.org.uk/technology/infosheets/html/opensource.html). We are
happy to take comments to help develop information like this - I can pass
them on to the team that produced it.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Harris [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: 15 February 2001 19:58
> To: Suse schools list
> Subject: [suse-linux-uk-schools] "The Classroom of the Future"
> Last night I attended a DfEE/NGfL meeting entitled "The Classroom of the
> Future" as a Governor of our local Primary School. This is one of a
> series of meeting. It was an interesting meeting but seemed mainly
> targeted at secondary schools. However, there were only four exhibitors;
> BECTA, BBC, BT and Microsoft. There was no evidence of Open Source even
> when I questioned the BECTa representative. Was SuSE invited to attend
> this? It Doesn't look like it from the list of exhibitors in the back of
> the glossy handout. Is it worth volunteering? I think there are more to
This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and
intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they
are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify
the system manager.
This footnote also confirms that this email message has been swept by
MIMEsweeper for the presence of computer viruses.
Last night I attended a DfEE/NGfL meeting entitled "The Classroom of the
Future" as a Governor of our local Primary School. This is one of a
series of meeting. It was an interesting meeting but seemed mainly
targeted at secondary schools. However, there were only four exhibitors;
BECTA, BBC, BT and Microsoft. There was no evidence of Open Source even
when I questioned the BECTa representative. Was SuSE invited to attend
this? It Doesn't look like it from the list of exhibitors in the back of
the glossy handout. Is it worth volunteering? I think there are more to
Hi Roger (all):
I saw a news blurb on the Internet (everything on there is true!) that SuSE US
is down sizing and the MD says that SuSE is no more, expired and gone to meet
it's maker etc. I hope this is just a blip as I am in with SuSE for the long
As regards the meeting, I will produce maps, directions and other
documentation over this week and send them on to whoever requests them.
People can e-mail me at school with fax numbers et al and I will send them
I concur with some of the other comments so far about broadening the scope of
the meeting. I will try to invite my local LEA representative and I have some
people from other feeder schools. I will try to get some representatives from
business if I can but Salisbury is not really a high tech Mecca (as I have
found out trying to get work experience for my year 12 ICT students).
I think the focus should be on "open source". I don't have any beef against
MS per say but do believe that education should have access to free tools for
students to develop, not be tied to expensive, corporate dictated policies. I
also like the idea (idealist I know) that the people that create license free
software make it based on a sharing and pooling of ideas, not from some closed
shop. Education should be "free" and children shpould be able to explore this
medium in depth. My students can not do that with MS/Office.
Look forward to hearing from you all.
I tried this - some of you might be interested.
Giles Nunn - Network Manager
Carms Schools ICT Development Centre
Tel: +44 01239 710662 Fax: 710985
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Date: 14 Feb 2001 15:35:10 -0000
Subject: failure notice
Resent-Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 16:31:43 +0000 (GMT)
Resent-From: Paul Taylor <ptaylor(a)felsted.essex.sch.uk>
Hi. This is the qmail-send program at lists.suse.com.
I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.
Sorry, only subscribers may post. If you are a subscriber, please forward this message to suse-linux-uk-schools-owner(a)suse.com to get your new address included (#5.7.2)
--- Below this line is a copy of the message.
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Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 15:32:02 +0000 (GMT)
From: Paul Taylor <ptaylor(a)felsted.essex.sch.uk>
Subject: Test message from Felsted School
Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII
This is a short test message using the setup at Felsted School. This is
Giles Nunn impersonating ptaylor as suggested on the list.
Somewhere between me and felsted school there is a network bottleneck. The
type-ahead buffer on this link is often several words in arrears ;) This
does make editing my typing errors interesting.