I would be thankful for answers to some questions: about wireless cards
1) Re: Wireless Ethernet Cards for Desktops.
How does one get Linux to recognize an ethernet card (e.g. a wireless card)
that is not on the list of supported cards shown by YAST2?
2) Re: Installing a PCMCIA card onto a Desktop.
I understand that one can install a wireless PCMCIA ethernet card in a
desktop with the appropriate PCI card. Is there any problem with Linux's
recognizing the card under these circumstances?
Under Linux 8.0, is there any problem with recognition and use of a wireless
PCMCIA? I read the relevant HowTo, but that installed under Debian and I
think (guess) an older kernel.
So.... what was the final solution to get Evolution going, anyway? I
installed the latest SuSE GNOME updates from the FTP server, and that made
GNOME 1.4 mostly functional. However, I can't get Evolution to work, since
there seem to be some missing libraries.
I have just recently done a fresh install of SuSE Professional 7.3. I had a
running system that crashed hard (harddrive failure), and I had to replace
it. With my old system, the screen would blank after a period of inactivity.
The monitor would show a short error message "Invalid sync." and then
shutdown into standby mode. This was ok, and I figure this is how it is
supposed to work.
With the new system, I get the same behavior as with the old, providing I
haven't had any X sessions. If I have had an X session, the console blanks,
and the monitor issues its "Invalid sync." message. Then it shows the
message "Invalid scan freq." while showing wavy horizontal lines interspersed
with an occasional wide greenish band going up the screen. The monitor does
not go into standby mode. When I move the mouse (gpm is running) or type a
character, the console returns to normal, and the monitor briefly displays
the frequencies 38kHz/60kHz.
Could this behavior have something to do with the "vga=" line in
/etc/lilo.conf? The old system had "vga = normal". This freshly installed
system has "vga = 788" in it, I assume by default. Could it have something
to do with APIC? The entry for the default kernel, which I have been booted
into when this happens, shows the line: 'append = "enableapic vga=0x0314
The monitor is a 19" Cornerstone Color 45/101sf with horizontal scan rates
from 31 to 101kHz and vertical scan rates from 50 to 160kHz. The sync on
this monitor is Separate, H, V or composite H/v TTL level, or Sync on Green
at 0.3 V p. (I am guessing this last explains the green bands.)
Theo. Sean Schulze
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Okay , getting completely and thoroughly discusted w/ verio , we have
gone so far as to contact bellSouth .. who , of course , tell us, they
"do not support linux" and wont even send us the modem unless we have
windows something on the box.. <heavy sigh> I still have a windows
partition I can fudge a bit for purposes of this experiment <g> tho
husband is seriously worried that w/o support we wont be able to use it
.. I can't imagine why, if anyone did support an OS I was currently
using , I'd have to see what was further out on the bleeding edge<g>
Anyway, any users of Bell South in particular , or DSL generally care
to share ? headaches , heartbreaks , willingness to suggest answers to
tech support type questions .. ??? Especially if you might be willing
to take this off list for private discussions, and electronic
handholding and "there , there , type soothing noises for Gil ( that's
the spouse <g>)
afterthought : DOS tip #17: add DEVICE=FNGRCROS.SYS to CONFIG.SYS.
I suspect that i am merely stupid and that this is the reason i cannot
figure out how to do an online update to the latest KDE release. It is
my assumption that i need to provide a directory string at ftp.suse.com,
but can't for the life of me figurre out what it is. Although i can
find the files, yast2 can't, and i never seem to be able to download the
right files in the right order to just run the rpm's myself. For the
sake of my crumbling self-esteem, can someone please help me.
What would be a good win-98 emulator for Linux? Is it vmware of win4lin?
I have tried the vmware that comes with SuSE, but I found it to be quite slow
what comes to screen handling.
Reason is that my spouse wants to go to Linux, but one bookkeeping software
and banking software needs win-98.
We are also ready to pay for this sw...
I am using a multiple servers with a KVM switch and I find that I lose
control of my mouse as I return back to the SUSE 8.0 KDE. Are any you
experiencing the same thing. I have tried other mice and different KVM
-I am using a Belkin KVM switch with hot key functionality for changing
-I am using PS/2 mice
The only way I can stablize the mouse is if I return to YAST 2 and try to
re-configure the mouse when it is a problem... Otherwise I have been
rebooting to get the mouse stability.