Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 21:58:48 -0500
From: "Fred A. Miller" <fmiller(a)lightlink.com>
Subject: Bug found in Z52 driver.
'Found the problem with the Lexmark Z52 printer driver. Maybe someone
here knows how or "why" this happens. The driver sends output to
ghostscript. All was working perfectly, UNTIL I attempted to change res.
IN StarOffice. The driver that you MUST use in S.O. is the "generic"
printer. I attempted to change setting in S.O., instead of using the
Lexmark util. It worked the first time, but the next time I went to use
the Lexmark util., "nada!" I was stuck at the last setting I used IN
The "cure" was to reinstall ALL of my ghostscript files using Yast1. As
long as you ONLY use the Lexmark util. to change any settings, all is
well. I'll also pass this info. on to Lexmark.
If you listen on a quiet night, you can hear
the sound of an NT Server reboot.
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 06:02:54 -0500
From: Mark Hounschell <dmarkh(a)cfl.rr.com>
Subject: tar ?
Sorry if this is off topic.
Does the gnu tar have any filesize limitations like the 2gb limitation
for ext2. I'm looking for a tar to run on an HP (64bit). I want to be
able to backup a 23gb file via tar???
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 08:20:11 +0100
Subject: The browser misery
After trying Netscape 6, Opera and Konqueror on some difficult Web
pages I arrive at the conclusion that at present time there is no
acceptable browser program for linux users.
Some pages have gotten so complex security features, tuned to work
with Microsoft Internet Explorer, that only this browser can show them
correctly. I don't blame Microsoft for this; it's the people who designed
the pages who are to blame, I guess.
Therefore, it is impossible nowadays to surf on the Internet
without Windows and the Internet Explorer. I suppose that this is
what americans call liberty...
From: "NOC" <noc(a)kulish.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 17:53:29 -0600
Subject: configuring ALSA
Somewhere I saw that yast could be used to configure sound cards that use
ALSA, but for the life of me, I cant find anything in YAST to configure
sound. I have a supported soundcard, can anyone point me in the correct
From: "mathias rockel" <mr-mail(a)europefn.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 16:30:58 +0100
Subject: Ami MegaRAID Enterprise 1300 + SuSE 7 PROBLEM
I would like to know if anyone has made any experience with the mentioned configuration. I have to set up a web server and I created
an install-script with a SuSE 7 system which automatically partitions and formats a RAID5 system into three partitions
swap 128 MB
/ the rest
and then copies a tested SuSE system to the drives and runs LILO at the end.
If I now reboot the system all I get is 'LI', which quite frankly even after searching the SDB and the web for help doesn't mean
much to me and I have no clue what might did go wrong.
I compiled the newest AMI MegaRAID 1.08 driver as a module, and it seemed to work as it could mount the Array while booting from the
diskettes which ran the script, and also I think it isn't even loaded at this point while booting.
So any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated (and pls don't paste the LILO error code descriptions, I know them by now).
I cannot get that much more information (sadly), as the web server is on a remote location and is not installed directly by me.
Thanks in advance!
From: "Marcel Hoogeveen" <mhoog(a)maxsoft.hacom.nl>
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 21:07:05 +0100
Subject: Re: [SLE] OpenSSH For SuSE ??
On Wed, 29 Nov 2000 12:36:48 -0800, kastus(a)tsoft.com wrote:
>On Wed, Nov 29, 2000 at 02:29:25PM -0600, Linux News User wrote:
>> Hi from where I can download the SSH Files (for the server and client) for
>> SuSE 6.4 and for SuSE 7.x, and also... is there any vrs. doc between
>> OpenSSH and Data Fellows SSH ?
>You may find RPMs at a non-US mirror, like ftp.gwdg.de. It's OpenSSH 2.1.1
>(not so sure about last digit), client and server both in one package.
>I've built RPM of OpenSSH 2.3.0 on SuSE 6.4, if you're interested.
>I don't know what's different between OpenSSH and DataFellows SSH.
Hmm i reinstalled 6.4 last week, and clearly remember that i had a packedge confilct between ssh and open ssh.
So it must be on the cd somewhere.
From: Guy Van Sanden <sienix(a)crosswinds.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 08:20:23 GMT
Is anyone here using the autofs module?
I tried it, and it works for cdroms etc, but not for nfs shares.
And I just needed those actually...
A program I use requires that all its data is accessible via a global
Thanks for any help!
Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2000 06:15:58 +1000
From: Don Hansford <donh(a)halenet.com.au>
Subject: Re: [SLE] (SLE) Off Topic.....Questions about SUSE & Red Hat
Shane Broomhall wrote:
> Thanks for the Advice Don,
> I am definitely not going to be in a hurry to charge for advice. I was
> looking into the possibility of working with Linux being viable to make
> money out of in the long run.
Well, I already do, in a roundabout sort of way. (Teaching and support.)
> I am planning on switching from the Microsoft
> world to a product that is much harder to fake.
I only use Win at home now for some VB development stuff. Everything
else is done on this system (6.4)
> I am looking long term 6-12
> months to learn the product part time, (I spend a lot of time in Motel
> rooms), and then once I am comfortable with how it works, how to take it
> apart and put it back together and work the same I will then consider myself
> capable of starting out.
I've been using FreeBSD (first), and Linux (now) for about 3 years. I
still learn new things every day :-)
> To me the idea of being able to offer someone on a
> viable solution where they don't have to purchase software licences, and
> thus lowers their cost, must be a winner. Well I hope, but I am not planning
> on going in without very good product knowledge.
Don't forget that software cost is only a part of the overall TCO.
Many Linux convertees have found that the increased support costs
virtually negate that advantage.
However, this again is offset by greater reliability, security and lower
hardware costs from breaking out of the hardware upgrade to handle the
software upgrade circle.
> Thanks again, oh by the way I am in Brisbane.
Only a couple of hours away :-)
> Shane Broomhall
This Email is 100% Virus Free!
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Regards Don Hansford
<SuSE Linux 6.4>
"We're tired, we're wired, and our breath smells bad --
-But at least our Operating System doesn't suck!"