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 :)
Ok, I finally have some time to work on my Linux system:
1) I added export EDITOR=joe to /etc/profile.local, but when I enter
edit at the shell, I happen to enter vi again. Solution? And how can
I give options to joe when starting via this alias? is the joerc the
correct way or have I to change the whole alias?
2) I set some aliases like alias $='ls -alX', and now I am experiencing
that I do not get what I wanted. I would like the appearance of the
LS output to be like with doscmd=/o:gen, that is directories sorted
in a-z order FIRST, then the a-z sorted FILES.
*º¤., ¸¸,.¤º*¨¨¨*¤Oliver@home*º¤., ¸¸,.¤º*¨¨*¤
I am running two laptops (W2K & SuSE) connected to a
network (NT) using dynamic IP's through DHCP.
Both of them were working fine for a couple of days
until I started messing up to configure my Kmail.
Since then I can get connected internally (web server
and intranet) but now I can just browse the www from
the W2K laptop. If I try to ping something from linux
(like www.dell.com) I get packages transmision with no
error but Im not able to browse www.
I'm not sure if they change something on the network
that it is blocking me the access (I have nothing to
do with the network admin, as a matter of fact Im just
and end user, so Im far from them) or if I changed
something on my puter that it is not allowing me to
What should I check? The strange thing is that I am
pingin everywhere but not even the netscape or the
konkeror are allowing me to have fun in the
Ricardo A. Rodriguez
OKC, OK - USA
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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
If I upgrade a kernel, using the YAST and RPM system, do I have to recompile a
kernel, or do the old preferences follow in the upgrade. (I'm thinking
specifically of SCSI, which was detected in the original installation. Without
that, the machine will not work, since all the drives are SCSI.)
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I just set up the hylafax server ! But I experienced a problem....
I configured faxgetty as instructed...but I still can't receive
Just to announce, the manual way works, "faxanswer ttyS1 " ....
can someone help me, maybe I just forgot something...
thanks & cheers