On Sun, Jan 13, Jon Pennington wrote:
> On Sun, 2002-01-13 at 09:43, Steven Hatfield wrote:
> > The support staff knows Linux. I called them up with a problem once, and
> > the level 1 support person was having me run ifconfig, look at
> > /etc/hosts and /etc/resolv.conf, trying to track down a connection
> > issue.. it was pretty amazing that they even knew these configuration
> > files exist.
> Color me flabberghasted. :D
Well, I use them now as well, and am reasonably happy with the service.
I wouldn't actually say the support staff "knows" linux. Times I've had to
call, (which was only because I IpTabled myself out of the router -- idiot)
the service people were friendly and sympathetic, but with NO experience
of *nix. The fellows I talked to tried their best, and actually took notes
from what I said I was trying out (ifconfig, route and friends), but
actually told me that their boss was giving them dirty looks for trying
to "support" one of those Linux people. Their manual, interestingly enough
has sections on UNIX installations, which basically back out of it all
by saying that typical *nix users are smarter about all this stuff, and
should make it all come out fine by setting up their own flavor of DHCP.
If you know of genuinely *nix-savvy tech support folks there, could you
mention names? I'd ask for them by name at need, and send kudos-type
emails to their managers commending them for their Linux expertise.
Michael Fischer Happiness is a config option.
michael(a)visv.net Recompile and be happy.
Last night i posted message asking on help to aviod my system shutdown
by it self.
Well put statement suggested in lilo.con in the appriate localtion
suggested but jut know the system in question just power off again for
no good reason.
I am running SuSe 7.1 Kernel 2.4.13 Mantel RPM.
512 MB RAM
10 GB (ReiserFS / ext2 /boot)
Matorx Millimum 2 MB (It's work machine )
D-Link 538 TX+ 10/100 MB
What noticed this occurs when memory drop below 350 MB the system
shutdown when i am going in to X/Gnome.
What i find strange is i am running RH 7.1 + Kernel 2.4.13 Kernel.org
with exact same MB/RAM/HD/NIC etc.. and all it well with it.
I have had this problems since kernel 2.4.0 .
I have checked RAM with memtest and it check out i have switched ram
from RH 7.1 Box with this one done memory test as well it check out but
I have always love SuSe but seriously thinking of calling it quit's with
I never any problems with other distro/kernels acting like this.
Any ideas :)
Well it has finally come to pass that I now have two computers. The old one
(K6III 450) I gave to my wife and my new Athlon 1.333/266 (running SuSE 7.1).
Now my question is; I used SuSE Yast2 two to setup the 2nd Nic which connects
the two computers. My wife's computer runs Windows ME. I fell I've got the
basics down (like tell the firewall that there is a second nic on eth1), but
I've missed a few things as there is no activity on the 2nd nic my box. I
gave the Nic and IP of 192.*.*.*.8 and a mask of 255.255.254.0.
I'm just looking for a temporay solution until I get a old P'133MHz to run as
Just a last note. The Nic I installed might be defective but I'm not sure
how to test for that. A friend had me run ipconfig and it show what looked
to be a working card, but the light on the card are not on.
I have been unable to find the package "hardsuse" that is supposed to
contain the script "harden_suse" in series "sec". I have looked on both
the 7.1 and 7.2 cds, and on the SuSE ftp site (for 7.1). Can anybody
tell me where else they might be?
Also, is sftp, in package OpenSsh with 7.2, available in 7.1? I cannot
find it there. (I want to get my new 7.2 installation up and running
before I upgrade my 7.1 installation, but need to transfer files between
the two machines securely.)
Thanks in advance,
George H. Griffin Powered by SuSE Linux 7.1, kernel 2.4.2
"Always believe your observations, not your theories
(no matter how near they may be to your heart) if the
two are in conflict!" John Gribbin
Ever since I upgraded my SuSE 7.0 KDE to 2.x, I have been having
problems with sound:
1. Can't play midi. The midi player acts as if it's playing music,
but there is no sound. This started with KDE 2.0.1 (the first
KDE 2.x version I installed).
2. VMWare gives me an error message saying /dev/dsp is busy so it
therefore does not play any sound in the guest operating system.
3. Starting with KDE 2.1, sound is garbled. It seems to be overly
affected by system load (windows opening, etc).
4. Perhaps related to # 3, there is a process sucking up CPU time:
artsd. This didn't happen with KDE 2.0.1.
Robert Paulsen paulsen(a)texas.net
I just upgraded to KDE 2.1, and it is really great. I am having one
problem though. The settings for Xconsole have changed drastically. I
know that I can set them in .Xdefaults, but was wondering where the
default SuSE settings were?
Victor R. Cardona
"Behold the keyboard of Kahless, the greatest Klingon
code warrior that ever lived!"
I know this is not really the forum for questions about Postfix but I
thought I would try anyway.
I am trying to set up a Postfix mail server to take the place of good old MS
If I can get it working I can offer a Linux / Postfix solution instead of
Win NT/2K and MS Exchange.
I have no problem sending and receiving mail to and from the Linux
workstations. I can send from the
windows 2k/98/ME using MS Outlook to all of the linux boxes but I cannot get
a reply from them back to the Windows boxes.
I only have POP3 incoming mail options in Outlook. I think that this is my
problem. How do I enable MS Outlook to receive from the Linux mailserver. I
cannot see any other option in the Outlook setup.
If anyone is using this setup I would appreciate some pointers and
references to docs or a website.
Regards and thanks in advance,
Keith Gibbons, Ireland
bernie tapped away at the keyboard with:
> Graham Smith tapped away at the keyboard with:
> > On 31-Dec-2000 W.D.McKinney wrote:
> > > Greetings & Happy New Year,
> > >
> > > I need MS 98 for some business issues, and I wondering what
> > > the best app is now for us folks running SuSE 7.0 ? I read
> > > that at
> > >
> > > http://www.linuxworld.com/lw-2000-12/lw-12-penguin_2.html
> > >
> > > and wonder if any SuSE 7.0 users have gotten Win4Lin to run under SuSE 7.0
> > Netraverse has not patched the SuSE 7.0 Kernel for Win4Lin. This
> > also stands for most of the new distributions not using a
> > generic kernel. I beleive youneed to install a generic kernel
> > to get it to work. Check there mailing list as I know some
> > answers have been posted. Unfortunately I don't have access to
> > my main E-Mail archive at the moment.
> I have Win4Lin running under 6.4 after some manual jiggery-pokery on
> the kernel patch as Win4Lin only supports SuSE kernels up to 6.3.
> Applying the patch by hand may be daunting to non-programmers, but I
> haven't been one of those for nearly 25 years.
> Unfortunately, Win4Lin appears to have a conflict with pgp;
> /usr/bin/charconv. I had to remove PGP prior to installing Win4Lin,
> and after the Win4Lin setup re-installed PGP which seemed to work --
> until I tried to generate some keys.
> I now have the "choice" of doing without one of the packages.
> Their tech support has tried to help, including a suggestion to
> obtain an earlier build of PGP which doesn't appear to conflict.
Now that I've tried it again, PGP seems to have "fixed itself".
That's really strange. Haven't rebooted or made any system changes
since the tests last year.
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