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Saturday, January 3rd, 2004

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12:50a
Debian/Laptop question
I have a Toshiba Portege 7010CT with a Xircom CardBus Ethernet II card.

It detects it as a tulip_cb card, but it needs to use the xircom_cb drive I downloaded and built (on another same archeticture/kernel Debian machine)

I can't figure out where on a driver disk it should go, or how to make it detect it as xircom_cb instead of tulip_cb

So, where should I put it on the "Foregin Driver Floppy" and how do I make it detect it the way I need to.

Woody using bf2.4

Thank you.
1:16a
I've gone through five distros, each not working. all I want is a simple web server with apache/php/mysql. I've spent my entire winter break trying to get it to work and it doesn't. I'm incredibly frusterated right now, realizing that I have 2 days in my winter break and I spent the entire time trying to get it to work.

I know alot about computers. I've been able to do many things with linux. But having to spend two weeks trying to get something so simple working is completely unacceptable.


edit: Also, setting up the wireless adapter the server needs to run on was an odyssey in itself, and was one of the reasons I had to format. It really wasn't pretty.

Maybe i'm being irrational, maybe I'm just plain stupid. But none of this has worked for me.

Once again, I'm sorry if I sound mean, I am just frusterated with having to spend so long on this. Please do not be insulted, I like the idea of linux and I am (was) a big fan of it. I'm just a bit angry right now. I'm going to head off to sleep and try again in the morning, but your help would be awesome if you have the time.

Thanks.

edit 2: Alright, i got the reinstall done, and now i'm back to mandrake 9.2. When I try and install the rpm for mysql on mandrake, I get this:

ERROR: 1062 Duplicate entry 'localhost-root' for key 1
ERROR: 1062 Duplicate entry 'localhost-root' for key 1
040103 10:53:17 /usr/sbin/mysqld: Shutdown Complete

ive done some googling, but little luck. I looked around for a user configuration file for mysql, and I also looked through /etc/passwd, but found no duplicate entries. Any ideas?

Current Mood: annoyed
2:58p
WORM drive?
Have any of you worked with MO (magnetio optical) drives using WORM media in Linux before?

any hints/tips/etc on how to do it would help me a bunch, thanks
4:15p
Openoffice batch find/replace
I'm doing a translation project involving very large Japanese language data tables, with lots of repetition. It would save me a lot of time if I could, for instance, present a list of words and their English equivalents, and find/replace them all in a batch. Is there any way to do this in Openoffice? I am also open to other suggestions, such as saving the documents in HTML and doing it with another tool, but the Japanese character set and the table format complicates things greatly (tables mean I can't save it in plaintext, Japanese means when I save it in HTML Openoffice escapes all of the characters) - it would be best to do it in Openoffice itself.


Edit: I just found a way that seems to work alright. Since Openoffice files are just packages of zipped XML text files, I just unzip them, run a perl -pi -e command on the content.xml file and re-zip them. Cool.
11:36p
two issues
Sorry for the second post, I got a bit sick of posting edits to the previous post.

alright, first of all, mysql is acting up. I think that the one that came with mandrake is trying to run even though I installed a second version. When I run mysql_install_db to set up permissions, it shutsdown. After looking at the log, it says there is something else running on the port mysql uses. I looked around and didn't find very much. does anyone know the default directory for mysql on mandrake 9.2?

second, the wireless adapter has been rough. I have the atmel drivers and the other required stuff ready. I tried to iwconfig the wep but it didnt work. It just completely forgot the wep key and wouldn't start on the network. network: cannot connect to network.

But apache is working.. :)

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