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...
OK, it figures... nothing happens until I
bitch and moan, and then ten minutes later I
get the phonecall "Your software just arrived."
Now, if only the senders would learn to mark
the package as "Printed Matter", I would not
have been dinged another $26.35 in taxes when
FedEx brought it across the border.
I can hardly wait to take it home and take it
for a spin. (It better be worth it... grumble,
grumble... $79.95 US + $27.95 US s&h + $26.35 CDN...
yow! That hurts!).
So, if I correctly understand recent posts, I should
do a clean install, rather than just updating from my
current, messy 7.3 Pro with Ximian GNOME, since I don't
have much stuff that I (think I) need to save.
I want to get back to KDE anyway. GNOME is nice,
but KDE has a certain attraction... maybe it's the
Other than e-mail files, and (obviously, documents
that I've created and a couple of little projects,
is there anything I should bother backing up?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: KMcLauchlan(a)chrysalis-its.com
> Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 3:10 PM
> What!!??! It's in the stores already, and they still
> haven't shipped me my pre-paid 8.0 Pro? The bums!
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Cleary_Mike(a)emc.com [mailto:Cleary_Mike@emc.com]
> > Well, Best Buy does not have 8.0. In fact they
> > have NO versions of any linux distributions at all!!
> > CompUSA has 8.0 Personal, but not Professional.
> > Sigh...
I am trying to access an HFS formated Zip drive at /dev/sda4. I invoked
"hmount /dev/sda4" from root, exited the console, and clicked on the Zip
drive icon on my KDE 2.2.1 desktop. The following error popped up:
"Could not mount device. The reported error was:
mount: I could not determine the filesystem type, and none was specified."
What am I doing wrong and how can I get HFS formatted Zip drives to mount
automagically on my desktop the same way I can with DOS/Win formatted Zip
drives? I am using SuSE 7.3 Pro.
I'm getting started with SuSE and have struck a small problem. I am
running V.7.3 (Pro distribution) on a dual boot system with NT4.
When logged in as root the Konsole window opens, confined to a narrow
window on the left of the screen, and the prompt is very difficult to
read with letters squashed together. If I issue a command the
response is also unreadable. Making the window full size does nothing
for the text and adjusting the settings does not appear to work!
If I login with my normal user login, (John) the Konsole window is
quite OK and text is very readable, and yet the settings appear to be
the same for root as for user.
I have read the KDE Konsole instructions but I must be missing
something as I can't adjust the settings to resolve this. I daresay a
re-install would resolve it, and I am happy to do so. I think it's a
breeze after windoze installs, although I would rather try and
understand what the problem is.
Any pointers appreciated.
Hi, list members!
I use SuSE Linux 7.3 Pro. Started using SuSE with 6.3 and still like it very
It was maybe a year ago when I had this question on this list, but without
any answer. Now I am trying again, after a lot of investigating and
unsuccessful experimenting. I played with pppd and chat scripts and this
Now this is the question:
How can I set up my ppp dialup to RAS (Win NT - like) so that RAS hangs up
and calls me back to my number? I set up RAS already, and my Win 98 dials up
and accepts callback OK.
Now I would like my Linux to dial and receive call back the same way.
It is much secure way to connect to office LAN and also a matter of call
charges. Hope someone would come with a solution for me.
Best regards to all the list members
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.
For those who might be interested below is a copy of my email to the feedback
team and their response. I hope it answers all questions about why yast1 was
removed. I guess if folks feel strongly enough or have suggestions about
yast1 they contact feedback(a)suse.de, too.
---------- Forwarded Message ----------
Subject: Ticket 
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 18:30:01 +0200
From: Feedback <feedback(a)suse.de>
To: ForeverCheerful <eddie.howson(a)dsl.pipex.com>
Dear SuSE Linux user,
Thanks a lot for your mail to the SuSE feedback team.
> Hi All
> Let me first say that I have been generally pleased with SuSE over the few
> years that I have been using SuSE. I know that it was felt prudent for
> whatever reason to terminate Yast1 but I do find the manual version of
> Yast2 with the constant need to tab burdensome. I much rather the menu
> selection feature of yast1.
> More critically, in the past, I have found it useful to download update
> rpm's to my local drive. Then, at my convenience, I could view the updates
> and compare them with what I currently have installed and choose whether or
> not to install them. If later I chose to install a new package I could
> always check if an update already exists on my local drive. This gave me a
> greater feeling of control over my system. I was able to do this through
> yast1 as well as use it to manage rpm's from sources other than suse.com
> and mirror sites. Again, I am not able to do this through the manually
> version of yast2 and consequently feel that I have lost a degree of control
> over my system.
> While it may be thought of as unwise to reinstate yast1, it would be nice
> if some consideration could be given to adding some more of yast1's
> functionality and features to the manual version of yast2.
> Thanks for listening.
> Make the most of life. Say something nice to someone, today.
Beginning with version 8.0 YaST1 is not longer part of SuSE Linux. This
installation tool was not sufficient to do the things our users
requested it to do. From a technical point of view it was not possible
to maintain YaST1 and YaST2 simultaneously and the former one was too
hard to upgrade with a reasonable effort.
The worthy follower is YaST2: It already provides more access to the
various parts of SuSE Linux than YaST1 ever did. We especially cared
about two things: Speed and complete control over SuSE Linux.
While YaST2 is primarily intended to be used in a graphical environment,
a lot of users also want to use it in textmode. For this reason we
improved its perfomance here e.g. you can select all important areas by
keyboard shortcuts now.
Because of its modular design YaST2 is prepared for future
developments. We constantly work on improving it and we look forward to
get your feedback on YaST2.
Mit freundlichen Grüssen / Kind regards,
Uwe Drechsel (feedback(a)suse.de)
SuSE GmbH, E-Mail: feedback(a)suse.de
Deutschherrenstr. 15-19 WWW : http://www.suse.de/
Be different, say something nice.
I just noticed that 7.1 doesn't start the rpc.ugidd daemon. In 6.4, the
rpc service started portmap and ugidd, but things are different in 7.1.
The nfs-server package contains the template for /etc/rc.config with the
variable NFS_SERVER_UGID, but I can find no installed startup script that
A Google search turned up little that helped. Is there some other
standard 7.1 script I may not have installed that starts rpc.ugidd?
What is the procedure for making a series of patch CD's (ie more than
one). Is it just, splitting the files of patches directory and
making the patch CD's accordingly making sure dependencies are taken into
consideration or is there a defined method.