A new AMD64 bit machine, new SUSE 9.3, should be heaven.
Machine hangs after a few minutes of use, but I can't tell why.
I hope someone recognizes a problem part so I can address it.
Motherboard: Asus A8V-E includes:
Disk controller: VIA SATA and IDE drives
Network: Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E gigabit
sound, usb, firewire on board
CPU: AMD Athlon64 XP3500+
Graphics: Gigabyte PCI-Express 6600GT (NX66T128D)
WinXP: Embarassingly stable.
SuSE9.3 (64bit) crashes
Fedora Core 4 64-bit crashes
DamnSmallLinux (embedded under XP with QEMU) stable!!!
Obviously SuSE is my choice. I keep trying online update, hoping that the
system will stay up long enough to complete and that a fix is coming.
Some weeks ago I inquired here about assistance for those who have difficulty
seeing, as I am one, at present. I am effectively blind in the left eye and
have cataract in the right. Some of this may be ameliorated in the future,
some will probably not be. Nothing came back at all.
The font in K-Mail out-going is about 8 point on my 17" screen, as is the
font on the message names for the incoming mail. I have not been able to
change this, altho the actual incoming message font I was successful in
I do not have access to my Windows machine at present, due to mechanical
failure, and this is the only way I have to communicate. Is there no way
to make SuSE Linux friendly to optically-challenged users?
Please, someone, reply.
I have belatedly made the change from lilo to grub carefully
converting my lilo config to grub'ese. It seems to work as
However, I have a couple of questions which I cannot track down
in any off-line source (man, info, howto's etc.) and I am not able to
trawl google or list archive with a time-limited unmetered dial-up
connection at present.
1. In lilo I always used the boot-floppy option so as not to upset
WinME. How do I do something similar in grub?
2. When the bootloader menu appeared in lilo I could interactively
overide the default runlevel (ie: boot to runlevel 3 not 5)
when necessary. How is this achieved in the grub menu?
I will accept a URL to the appropriate list archive entry or web page.
Apologies if this has been dealt with before.
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I have used NTP in previous SUSE 9.X, but on 9.3 I used YAST to set up NTP.
YASTs dialog says that it will sync to a time server at bootup. In the past I
am sure that the local PC was re-sync'd quite often. I rarely ever saw a
difference of more than a second between my "Atomic" wall clock or watch.
But now I see the PCs time getting more and more 'off' the longer it has been
booted. This is irritating and non-intuitive. The systems should stay in sync
with the 'official' time servers. One should NOT have to re-boot just to get
the clock back in sync.
Is the a way to tell the system to regularly 'sync up'? Has anyone out there
found a way to keep a 9.3 system time accurate?
On Tuesday 09 August 2005 18:42, Peter Nikolic wrote:
> On Wednesday 10 August 2005 00:26, Donn Washburn wrote:
> > You will also need a completely configured kernel source for NVidia's
> > file to run
> > You might also check subfs in /usr/src/kernel-modules
> Say WHAAAAAAA! if it is a stock SUSE keernel you need to do NO SUCH THING
> AT ALL .
> if you play with fire with the kernel.org kernels then maybe but the stock
> suse upgrades do not need touching at all install all four kernel update
> files then you need do nothing but what i said previousley as i have been
> doing for too long to remember ..
What you said previously:
> cd to the place you have the driver stored the for suse 9.2 do
> " ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7667-pkg1.run -q" accept the driver answer yes to
> rest of the questions about the installed driver , Driver installs then "
> init 5" bingo X and KDE or the other one up and running if you had a
> previous NVIDIA driver installed there is NO NEED for the sax2 bit (that
> always fails big time for me any how so i hand brew things )
That didn't work for me with the latest upgrade. When I executed the file
NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7667-pkg1.run it said there was no matching driver found
and offered to compile it for me -- which worked just fine.
I am running the SMP kernel. Don't know if that is why it couldn't find the
# uname -a
Linux paulsen 220.127.116.11-21.8-smp #1 SMP Tue Jul 19 12:42:37 UTC 2005 i686 i686
If you examine the executable you will see that it is a script file with some
binary drivers embedded into it. The text portion of the file lists the
supported kernels and the list doesn't include the latest SuSE kernel (smp or
not). The script then checks the Nvidia ftp server and can't find it there
For the compile to work, you do need to first install the kernel source and do
the following, as root:
# cd /usr/src/linux
# make cloneconfig
# make prepare
What are people using for anti-virus software? I've got BitDefender
running on my machine, but I'd like to find something zero-cost that
has a nice GUI so that when I set up boxes for friends and family,
they can use it.
Regularly (and automatically) updated virus definitions are a must,
SuSEWatcher tells me that new security updates are available
so I run Yast>Online Update
But I get an error:
Retrieving acroread: "Adobe Reader for PDF Files" ... Retry
Retrieving acroread: "Adobe Reader for PDF Files" ...
ERROR(You:RPM has invalid signature.)
Any ideas how to get rid of this?
Using 9.3 with Kmail and Kinternet (wvdial too) I have a problem(s). When I
connect the address lookup does not work. Using Kinternet's "check
connection" it says
Address lookup does now work"
I then try to d/l my email and about 3 out of 4 times Kmail tells me that it
could not find "pop.gmx.net" etc. Can someone give me an idea what is wrong?
But useing Mozilla I can surf the net fine.
BTW this did not happen with 9.2.
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