I have been using Linux (SuSE 8.2) for about two months. I need to
backup my data. I have looked everywhere I can think of and have not
been able to find simple (newbie-level) instructions on how to back up
anything. I did find tar and that will work, I suppose, but it has a LOT
of options. I thought I saw a gui program either in KDE or Gnome when I
first installed Linux but I can't find it now. Would anyone like to take
this newbie under his wing and earn his eternal gratitude? :-)
This my attempt to contribute some information for people who are struggling
with the NVIDIA 4496 driver (like I have been doing for many weeks).
THE PROBLEM :
After installation of the new NVIDIA 4496 driver on my system (with an Nvidia
GeForce4 488Go card), I only got a black screen when starting X.
This could be solved by setting Option "NvAGP" "0" in the Device section of
XF86Config, but ....... it was not possible anymore to go to a console with
CTRL-ALT-F1 .... F6.
When doing that, I only got a strange garbled multicolor screen without the
system reacting to anything. It was only possible to go back to X again (with
CTRL-ALT-F7). The same garbled screen was shown when shutting down the
THE SOLUTION :
After having tried in vain many things as suggested by helpful people in this
discussion group, I followed the one and only useful advice (from Basil
Throw away the 4496 driver !!!!! And install the older 4363 driver.
After having done so everything worked perfect (without having changed
anything else on my system), so the 4496 driver really must be incorrect.
Now I could also set Option "NvAGP" "1" and all still works well.
For those who want to know, here's what I did to move back to the 4363 :
1. Download the 4363 driver from www.nvidia.com
2. Goto runlevel 3 (or restart in Safe Mode)
3. Do the following :
nvidia-installer --uninstall (to remove the 4496)
make cloneconfig && make dep
cd << your download directory >>
4. Goto runlevel 5
And .... you will be happy again.
To Patrick Shanahan, et al: I have been trying to get SuSe to work for
several months, now and have been asking questions of several different
people, to no avail. Linuxprinting.org is fine EXCEPT it does NOT give
installation instructions that are understandable nor usable, by me!!!!
Now, you get off your ego-centric high horse and put your alleged money
where your mouth is and tell me which driver will work, and a clearcut
installation instruction, leaving nothing out or to the imagination! I
doubt you are any more up to the challenge than any of the rest of them.
And, I got news for you, Mandrake works with the Canon BJC-2100 as I
received a message from a person using them together!! I am not whining,
but am tired of people like you who could do something positive to help
Linux beat out Windows but won't!!!!! >:o
Old Sarge, prefer using voice dictation because of my arthritis!
I just switched to comcast from sprynet and can't get fetchmail to set up
correctly. Has anyone got this to work?
I'm using mail.comcast.net as the pop server
I can receive through kmail but fetchmail never completes when i test it
here's my fetchmailrc
# Configuration created Mon Oct 27 12:06:35 2003 by fetchmailconf
set postmaster "framau"
set no spambounce
set properties ""
poll pop.sprynet.com with proto APOP
user 'nebbish(a)sprynet.com' there with password '*' is 'framau' here
user 'efmaurer' there with password '*' options fetchall
Oh I used to be nebbish(a)sprynet.com
now I'm efmaurer(a)comcast.net
I have been trying to use Remote Desktop connection with my suse box
8.2, however, I haven't been able to connect neither to another suse box
nor to a windows box. Could someone explain in detail how should I make
I have openssh installed on new suse 9.0. I can not ssh into the box with
my username. i put in login name an password for the user i have
creatived on linux machine an it want connect. anyone else seen this
problem an know the fix for it.
ssh worked out of box on past version with no setup at all.
On Thursday 30 October 2003 7:55 am, Manuel Balderrábano wrote:
> What happened with kweather in SuSE 8.2?
> It is mentioned in the ktoys 3.1.1-60, but does not come with it anymore.
It's not in 9.0 either.
"...Linux, MS-DOS, and Windows XP (also known as the Good, the Bad, and
I am new to linux. I am running suse 8.2 pro. I am running a dual boot with
windows me. I use the linux for 99% of the time. I use kmail for all emailings.
My question is with this set up, if a virus is sent to me can it seek out
windows? Or since linux is running it will not work? And what anti virus do you
folks think is the best to use? I get lots of emails as being the webmaster. I
got hit with a virus a while back while running stright windows. Thanks.
I just installed SuSE 9.0 and cannot play cds. In 8.2 it seemed to work
with at least xmms player. It would like to play CDs with all the other
players too of course.
I have a LG DVD-ROM DRD8160B player. I installed the SuSE DVD with it no
problems. Also my sound card is a blaster live I think. I removed the
sound card and am using on board sound (soyo board) in the hopes that is
was the lack of cable between DVD-ROM and sound card. CDs still don't
play: i.e. I can see them playing, but hear nothing.
I have both physically a dvd-rom and a cd-rw and icons for both. In
dev/media there is cd-rom, dvd, and cd-rw. I have tried removing
autodetect and changing to Alsa and playing with mixers and increasing
sound. Still even xmms (which I assume does not need sound card cable)
pplays but without sound.
I've heard LG is crap and am thinking of buying a new dvd-rom that will
play cd music in SuSe so any suggestions to that affect would be welcome.
Thanks in advance.
Everything else in 9.0 works great.