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Wednesday, March 10th, 2004

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Quote from an email after talking about how much power they pack in a 1U and general serverage as compared to what was out 3 years ago:

"I refuse to accept any servers over 2U anymore. Unless it's controlling the earth's gravity or hosting porn, there's no need for it to be bigger than 2U."
Intel Centrino wireless drivers
For those of you interested (there was a thread about this a while ago), there are now native Linux drivers for the Intel Centrino wireless PRO/2100. They're still beta, but if you're running on a recent 2.4 or 2.6 kernel, they seem to work relatively well.

Project page: http://ipw2100.sourceforge.net/
Slashdot post: http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/03/10/1540234&mode=thread
Highlight, middle-click, paste?
Hey all,

Just wondering, why does highlighting text with the mouse in X seem to work fine when copy/pasting if I highlight top-down (or left-to-right), and when I do it from bottom-up (or right-to-left) it hardly ever works?

I've always wondered this.

Does anyone here know how to script vim to remove ^M instances in a file and replace them with hard returns? (eg, :%s/^M/what do i put here?/g) -- Thanks
This is my first post in the Linux community, although I've read it for a while. Problem: My computer doesn't seem to like MEPIS Linux, a live-disk based on Debian, but it runs Morphix, also Debian-based, just fine. It seems to crash whenever the X Windows server starts up. I don't know if this is because of some sort of problem with my graphics card (NVidia G-Force 4 64M) or what. Oh, and Debian in general seems to hate me, but other distributions like Mandrake and Red Hat run fine as well. I've even gotten Crux to run on this thing. Ideas? I openly admit my ignorance.
Here's a really stupid question.

I'm running suse 8.2.

Kb3 doesn't allow me to burn an audio CD from mp3s.

I dug around quite a bit and apparently the fix is to install from the source files.

I download an rpm of the source. I reinstall all the crap that was missing, I get the bitch to install with seemingly no errors using the following:

rpm --rebuild k3b-0.10.1-suse82.src.rpm

Here's my question:

where the hell is it?

I type the command, k3b and it doesn't seem to be installed. I can't make heads or tails of the log... should I have used some other option with rpm? I can get the tar file out of it... what the hell?
Annoying problem
Not sure if this is specifically linux related or not. Here goes.

I'm trying to install Linux on a second partition on my hard drive. I tried Mandrake 9.2 first, because it's always been the easiest to install in the past, and everything installed with no hassles. However, when I tried to add some packages after booting into the system for the first time, it completely froze, and when i restarted, I wasn't able to get into linux again. It just froze during the boot-up process.

I tried installing different distros, because I didn't really want to use mandrake anyway(I want Gentoo!), but all of them now cease to get past the basic hardware detection during pre-install. They seem to get hung up on my onboard IDE Controller. Some of the distros, like Gentoo, just freeze immediately. Some, like Arch Linux, struggle to get past these freaky errors by disabling the related IRQ, and THEN they freeze.

My mobo is an ASUS P4C800-Deluxe.

Windows is still working fine. It hasn't been affected by this at all.


Intel Centrino Drivers
I have a Centrino laptop I have been using the winxp drivers via ndiswrapper for quite some time waiting for native linux drivers to come out. I have read over the new native Linux WiFi drivers specs but really I dont see any gain in using them, infact it seems like I will be losing functionality. I really only use WiFi when I setup WiFi networks to config them so I do need WEP is there any reason/gain to use the native linux drivers that im missing? Do Wifi monitoring tools work with them such as kwlaninfo, airsnort(this would be nice for security testing), ect? Even after I read how there was no gain in using them I still downloaded them and was just going to play with it but in order to install it you have to patch and compile your kernel. My laptop currently runs fedora, soon gentoo, fedora is a bitch to patch and I really dont see why this needs to patch the kernel. Is there a way to compile this as a module like everything else without patching the kernel? Is this patching thing clueing us into that its going to be included in the offical kernel source soon?



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