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Monday, March 1st, 2004

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9:34a
From A LUG List
http://www.counterhack.net/base_clippy_image.html

x-posted to my journal.

Current Mood: amused
11:17a
off topic... pr0n spam in this community
is anyone else getting porn spam as "comments" to some of their entries in this community? i've gotten a few anonymous porn spam comments to this entry. i've already deleted two of them, but i left one of them there prior to sending this message.

edit: i've gone ahead and deleted the remaining porn spam message on the original entry. also, thanks to dfitzpat for this helpful comment.

i searched around to see if i could find the maintainer(s) of this community, but i can't find who it/they may be. the community settings currently allow anonymous comments, and do not log IP addresses of anonymous posters. if the porn spam continues, do you think it may be a good idea to change these settings? or should people just make use of the somewhat new "screened comments" option.

feel free to share your thoughts. thanks.

Current Mood: seeking help from the penguins
11:57a
Bad day for EV1Servers
  • First SCO announces that EV1 purchased a license to cover their Linux boxen.
  • Then the story hits LinuxToday.
  • Then EV1's users complain.
  • Then the story hits Slashdot, with a link to EV1's forums.
  • Then the forums crash with this message:

    Warning: mysql_connect(): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2) in /var/www/html/admin/db_mysql.php on line 40

    There seems to have been a slight problem with the database. Please try again by pressing the refresh button in your browser.

    An E-Mail has been dispatched to our Technical Staff, who you can also contact if the problem persists.

    We apologise for any inconvenience.


Wow. Shown for idiots, embarrassed, pissing off customers, slashdotted and mailjammed all in one day. And that's not even counting the fact that they forked over money to SCO.

Someone over there is having a very, very bad day at work.

Of course, you can read about it on Slashdot.

Current Mood: amused
2:39p
Monitor/Resolution
Hey everyone...
I gotta problem w/ Fedora Core 1, and it's my darn resolution. When I first started the installation my KDS monitor wasn't detected but my ProSavage KM133 integrated video card was. But anywho, when the Anaconda installation started the resolution was way off... like I had to use my mouse and move it to the end of the screen to see the rest of the stuff. I was thinking, "well maybe when I get this damn thing installed, I can configure the resolution later".

Well this is possible, but like I had to change my monitor (which is a KDS Avitron 17 inch flat screen) to a generic monitor with 1024x768 and then resolution to 640x480. This alows me to see EVERYTHING with out allowing me to take my mouse over to an edge and moving the desktop so I can see everything. Well first off, I don't want 640x480... it's too damn big. I had Mandrake and was using 1024x768 and worked perfectly, not sure if there were other settings but mandrake did it its self. Anywho, is there a way to fix this problem, I can't seem to get it past 640x480 w/ out it being too big for my monitor??

Current Mood: determined
7:02p
nvidia goofiness
I recently installed Mandrake 9.2 to replace my rapidly-degrading install of SuSE 9 [*grumbles at the need for crappy unofficial repositories to keep SuSE up to date*]. Everything is running fine and dandy, except for 3D performance with my video card.

Running an NVidia GeForce FX 5600 Ultra on the system...it's a 2.4.22-28mdkcustom kernel and thus I can't just install a RPM and pray that fixes it...

Running the 1.0-5328 NVidia kernel driver...and it initializes just fine, however I'm incapable of achieving more than 27.4 FPS with glxgears...*grumble*

If anyone has experience in getting enough performance out of Mandrake to run OpenGL games / screensavers, I'd really appreciate a kick in the right direction.

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XFree86.0.log in case it will help

TIA.

Current Mood: frustrated
8:25p
i'm trying to get a notebook (dell 1100) so i can use it for school... of course, linux is going on it the second i get it...

but here's the deal... i've got an older compaq computer that i want to sell on ebay.

it's got a 533 amd k6/2 processor, 384mb pc100 ram, 8gb harddrive, floppy, 4x4x24x cd-rw drive, 8mb trident-blade integrated video, 16bit sound, etc.

how much do you think i could get for it? considering that people sometimes pay too much for things on ebay, because they try to win...

also, should i leave mandrake linux on it? or put win 98 back on... meaning, which would sell?

thanks in advance,
~zach.
10:04p
mozilla flash plugin (1.6 and firefox)
i'm trying to get the mozilla flash plugin to work, but i'm having no luck...

i installed the 2 files into the home/(user)/.mozilla/plugins folder, and in /usr/local/mozilla/plugins ... no dice. i tried the "flashfix" (url below), but i'm not sure how to do it... i just put it in the plugins directory with the 2 files mentioned earlier...

help!

http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/linux.html#Flash


(i'd eventually like to get this to work with firefox too, but right now i'm focusing on mozilla 1.6)
10:34p
11:08p
CUPS redux
Allright, I had posted on Saturday, then retracted because I thought I was in error.

However, today I'm at wits end.

Here's the deal. I am setting up a user workstation with SuSE 9. Normal installation, some customized packages, but basically stock. Just a beige-box PII 450.

What I'm doing is using YaST to configure a network printer. I did the same exact thing on my desktop (also running SuSE 9 - custom kernel is the only difference) and it worked fine. ON this one, however, I get the following error dialog:

cups(File)DoRequest error: client-error-not-possible.

To help a little more, it's trying to use a printer handled by our Novell cluster. Again, this works just peachy on my SuSE 9 desktop, and worked on the Redhat desktop I had before that.

I'm at wits end with YaST2. It's giving me NO good info, and if anyone could POSSIBLY point me in the right direction.. I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks in advance.

(note: I also double-checked: Cups client, server, and all related packages are installed, and it will configure a local printer, I just have no way to test it)
11:28p
mounting ieee1394 external harddrive problems
I wanted to attach my firewire/usb external firewire drive to my new dell. I used to have it attached to my old linux box via usb. In the new linux box I added a firewire PCI card and conne cted the drive via firewire.

I have ata_pixx taking over scsi0 and scsi1. I have a PCI scsi card with an attached CD rom on scsi2. So the ieee1394 is trying to take over scsi3.

The problem is I'm not getting a file device name for the drive and the drive is not showing up in cdrecord -scanbus.

Here's everything in dmesg from a clean boot:
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When I turn the firewire external harddrive on I get the following logs in dmesg:
ieee1394: Node changed: 0-00:1023 - 0-01:1023
ieee1394: sbp2: Logged into SBP-2 device
ieee1394: sbp2: Node 0-00:1023: Max speed [S400] - Max payload [2048]
ieee1394: Node added: ID:BUS[0-00:1023] GUID[00063a27d406e12f]


When I turn the firewire external harddrive off I get the following logs in dmesg:
ieee1394: Node changed: 0-01:1023 - 0-00:1023
ieee1394: Node removed: ID:BUS[0-00:1023] GUID[00063a27d406e12f]
ieee1394: sbp2: Logged out of SBP-2 device
ieee1394: ConfigROM quadlet transaction error for node 0-00:1023


I never get anything more than just BUS activity. Anyone solved this? I can go back to mounting it via USB using the mass storage driver, but I was trying to get this to work using ieee1394.

I also noticed that the drivers are not used:
[root@localhost scsiadd-1.41]# lsmod |egrep "ohci|Used"
Module Size Used by Tainted: P
ohci1394 28744 0 (unused)
ieee1394 203876 0 [sbp2 ohci1394]

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