I'dd like to know what the following files in the directory /boot are about.
Can anyone give me a clue or point me to some documentation?
Thanks in advance,
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We received a copy of 9.1 today at work and I have installed this on three
machines with dissapointing results.
The first machine was an IBM Thinkpad R40 with a Centino 1600 CPU. This
machine worked fine and the performance was great.
The second and third machines were unusable, KDE takes serveral minutes to
start, attempting to start YAST for instance will take about a minute for the
SU box to appear and then another minute for YAST to load. I get similar
results for all applications I have tried, in all instances the system
performs like a P100 with very little RAM.
The machines that run slowly are both Athlon XP based machines, one being an
Athlon XP 2400 with 1GB of DDR RAM on an ECS Elite motherboard.
The second machine is an XP2000 with 512MB of PC3200 RAM on a PCChips
I have applied all the updates with no effect.
Any ideas would be appreciated, I've had to switch back to 9.0 as the whole
9.1 experience is unuseable has anybody got any ideas?
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I have a hard drive that works perfectly well under Linux but Partition Magic
thinks it's incorrectly formatted. I've heard that there's some disagreement
between PowerQuest (the company that wrote PM) and the Linux world over what
the correct format of a partition table is; each thinks the other has it
wrong. Does anyone on this list know about the disagreement and the best way
to get around it? (The SuSE database yields nothing.)
there are a cool msn klient called kmess, but there are no rpms for Suse 9.x
(9.1). The latest Kmess version is 1.3 (http://kmess.sf.net)
Does anybody know where to find that rpm? (I've tried the Kmess 1.2, Suse 8.0
rpm, but it fails to work..)
Sorry if that subject line appears to be mashing things together, they may be
I've now tried to get a cf card to mount using a usb card reader on two 9.1
machines, fully patched including kernel patches, and upgraded to kde 3.2.2.
I've also tried to get both to recognise a camera attached by USB, which works
fine under 8.2 and 9.0.
Rather like Art Fore's problems with a firewire hd, I get a 'cant enter
folder' message, or sometimes no message at all. Though at least ARt seems to
be able to get to part of his disk. SuSEplugger can see the cf disk as a
disk in at least some cases, and sometimes a Konq window opens. The camera
gets assigned a directory like:
but you can't change into it or list it. The konqueror window dies after a
while and has to be closed down. I've had the same with trying to launch
things like the bbc radio listen-on-line service, which again worked fine in
8.2 and 9.0. I'm also reading huge load averages on one of the machines
during, though not necessarily due to, this business - loads like 8.5. But
top only shows one or two running processes that don't seem to account for
that sort of load, and are typically X and top itself.
For a lark, I tried booting the machine with the camera plugged in and
switched on, but this produced a grub error message and the box wouldn't
boot. It also seems to rather defeat the point of USB if one has to reboot -
not that things worked then either.
I think something is quite odd in the new mounting system, but don't know
where to try to fix things. I can't say I think much of the 'My computer'
window, much as it may be trying to make windows users feel at home, at my
end it just seemed to obscure the device names. I'd be very grateful if
people could report success or failure with cf cards and cameras under 9.1,
perhaps to me rather than the list, and then I'll summarise if there's enough
traffic to warrant it.
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I would like to play DVDs with kaffeine. I have the following installed, but
kaffeine still tells me it can't play DVDs:
What am I missing?
Robert C. Paulsen, Jr.
This is not a new problem for the 9.1 Installation; it has existed since
I first tried SuSE 8.1 evalution, and I reported it also for 9.0. Maybe
it can be figured to be a X problem, but it is so stupid that Suse
seriously should solve it and avoid it! From time to time I see
correspondingly problems reported, and new users facing this can leave
Suse Linux before they really are able to begin.
Currently I have a x86 Athlon PC with a ATI Rage 128 graphic card and a
good 19" LCD monitor, Viewsonic VP191b, which manages 1280x1024 at
maximum 75Hz and 24 bit color depth. (But I have experienced
correspondingly problems with other hardware too).
Here is what happends:
On the blue bootscreen after starting the SuSE Installation from CD1 or
DVD1, I seehave verified that the "F2 menue" is utomatically set to
1280x1024 resolution. From bad experiences, I know that this immediately
and temporary has to be manually "stepped down" to 1024x768 using the F2
key. (It looks like 1280x1024 is preset with 85Hz refresh rate/vertical
frequence, which my monitor cannot manage).
I made a fresh New 9.1 Pro full installation and lowered first the
resolution to 1024x768 with F2. But after the software installation, I
unhappily didn't discover or test the monitor setting, which during the
the system configuration had been recognized as and set to VESA
1280x1024@85. The result: after a full 9.1 installation the system
rebooted, but then run my monitor "Out of Range" in message box on a
And I was not able to come out of this problem (tried to "Repair" and
"Failsafe" without succeed), and had to do a time consuming quite New
installation. But this time, after the software installation, I changed
the automatic monitor setting from VESA 1280x1024@85 to LCD
1280x1024@75, which then worked well with my monitor.
This problem is too stupid and cumbersome to be true. If one is able to
do grahical login, it is possible to change the graphic/monitor
configuration with SaX2. But if one forget at the same time to test the
configuration, I think the same problem can arise also from here.
The question is; if one cannot do a graphical login because of running
"Monitor out of Range", what to do then? Is it possible to "rapair" the
configuration settings or select a command line login? If so, possibly
how and where to change/edit the graphical configuration (resolution,
frequence and color depth)?
(To compare with CDE/Solaris, it is easy to break the CDE startup, just
by entering the return key before CDE login screen starts. Then the
command line login is made available).
Terje J. Hanssen
I've been using KMail at home and work as my email client and have been fairly
(but not completely) satisfied. Recently, I changed to using Thunderbird at
work, very easy since my work email uses an IMAP server. But my personal
email accounts all use POP servers. Does anyone have experience moving
between the two systems? Do they use the same formats for folders and saving
email? And if I end up not liking Thunderbird as much as I currently do,
will I be able to change back?
I have a question for a mail program wiz.
I'm using 'mail' to send out a message from within a program using
"/usr/bin/mail -s "subject" < "filename &"
How do I make it talk to the network's smtp server? It works fine is I
have the local sendmail running (except, of course that it can't get
out thru the firewall :) )
When I was using elm to do this, it used the smtp server without any
intervention from me, so I'm a bit at a loss...
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I am attempting to Install my Sharp Zaurus, but unfortunately when I run my
script which started my zaurus perfectly under 8.1, I get errors:
insmod: can't read 'usbdnet': No such file or directory
same error with usbnet.
So how exactly do you get the Zaurus working????