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Friday, January 16th, 2004

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12:08p
Slackware boot
I just installed Slackware 9.1 perfectly on /dev/hdb. I have on the first hard drive Windows for all my business work and I'm just using Linux for my programming work. One problem, when I boot up and LILO comes up I check Linux... boots up fine, I enter my root user and password. Then I type "startx" and it boots up with all these colored lines on the top.... basically I think the resolution is set too high (1024x768). So is there a syntax or command I can put in instead of just "startx" that will boot me up in 640x480? If not, what should I do?
Also if I got a new Video Card, does Linux actually recognize the new hardware and pick the driver it best suites when you boot up?

Current Mood: anxious
1:21p
Sendmail gui
Anyone know of a sendmail cf gui client I can pickup? I hate editing the cf file by hand, having some sort of tree based collapsable interface would be better - it could even be ncurses based. Thanks.
2:28p
Debian 3.0r2
I'm trying to get install media for Debian 3.0r2 but it is proving to be a bit more difficult than expected understanding jigdo, or finding the 3.0r2 isos. Anybody got a spare clue?
3:02p
SuSE + Novell = Luv
To begin, thank you to everyone who responded to my last post regarding SuSE.

Novell actually ended up helping me decide to test SuSE. I had to call them today about pricing for a NetWare 6.5/GroupWise 6.5, and also to get in on the beta-test action for the GroupWise Linux client.

So we got off on a little tangent, and I brought up my displeasure with Redhat, etc al. So then he says..

Novell - "You every try SuSE?"

Me - "Heh, how did I know you would say that. Yeah, I'm thinking about using it."

Novell - "Well, how about I send you a boxed copy of SuSE 9 Professional, and an evaluation version of SuSE Linux Desktop to try out. No commitment, just give them a shot."

Me - "No kidding? Rock on."

Novell - "No kidding. I'll also throw in WineRack, maybe you can evaluate that and SuSE Desktop, and see if that is right for your business to move away from that.. other.. OS. "

They are definitely pushing SuSE big-time. I didn't realize they were that close together, but that's very cool. SuSE desktop could save my company Real Dollars.

Anyway.. I'll give it a shot.

Current Mood: accomplished
4:26p
i've been using gentoo for some time now, but now i'm stuck with dial-up, and downloading and compiling for hours isn't a very appealing idea. right now i'm at a toss up between debian and slackware. i've never used them, can someone make my mind up for me.
5:35p
slightly off topic but will apply to us shortly...
hey guys

was hanging at the http://www.howstuffworks.com website and they had their review of the 2004 consumer electronics show up....

while there was lots there, the two things that were of decided note was

QUANTUM OPTICAL RAM
"The new Quantum-Optical technology has a minimum sustained write speed of 6 GB per second and a read speed of 8 GB per second."

"256GB of memory fits in a recording [medium] with the physical dimensions of 10 mm x 4 mm x 4 mm"

http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/ces20047.htm

SAY HELLO TO ON-THE-FLY FILESERVERS.
and netgears new media router that allows you to plug a USB HDD directly to the router so it will show up on your network...
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/ces200413.htm

i know this isn't linux specific but it's geek specific and i think you guys will appreciate it. i mean someones gonna have to write the code for it eventually... heres your heads up.

peace
8:06p
iptables firewall script
Anyone have a firewall script with masquerading you can share?

Thanks
10:42p
Hi everyone, I need help
I have trouble doing this

Modifying the kernel to generate a /proc/clock file
I don't know where to modify, I need to submit a patch file which is the difference between the old kernel and the new one.

My main concern is where to modify the kernel so i can generate this file. I've tried using grep

like grep -r proc /kernel

i am using a UML kernel
10:42p
i'm using linux-2.4.20
i found something called

fs/proc/proc_misc.o that has code like this..

.................MORE STUFF
.........
.....
static int loadavg_read_proc(char *page, char **start, off_t off,
int count, int *eof, void *data)
{
int a, b, c;
int len;

a = avenrun[0] + (FIXED_1/200);
b = avenrun[1] + (FIXED_1/200);
c = avenrun[2] + (FIXED_1/200);
len = sprintf(page,"%d.%02d %d.%02d %d.%02d %d/%d %d\n",
LOAD_INT(a), LOAD_FRAC(a),
LOAD_INT(b), LOAD_FRAC(b),
LOAD_INT(c), LOAD_FRAC(c),
nr_running, nr_threads, last_pid);
return proc_calc_metrics(page, start, off, count, eof, len);
}
.................................. MORE STUFF

is this where i put in my code for time? in this file?
if it is, after i write code, do i have to change the make file?
or just recompile?

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