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Tuesday, March 16th, 2004

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9:18a
I just got Mandrake 10 and am giving it a try out to see what all this one has to offer. Problem is I am trying to get it going on a HP laptop. I have a ATI Radion Mobility U1 video chip and I do not see it on the list of supported video for mandrake. All the other flavors I have tried on this laptop have something that works with it, even a generic vesa works!

Anyone out there running a HP Pavilion laptop with mandrake 10?
10:37a
Another distro question

I shall be obtaining a new box soon, and plan to try a new distro. The catch is that this box looks unlikely to have a net connection plugged into it for quite a while. Hence, I'm leaning towards DVDs of either Fedora or Debian (testing). The question is: which is, overall, more up to date? Do either of these distributions have the 2.6 kernel in them? Making huge upgrades is not an option for me, really.



Current Mood: curious
2:39p
java installation problems
I installed java according to the directions on sun's web page, but I'm still having trouble. I have Mandrake 9.2. I installed java in /usr/local/java/j2sdk1.4.2_04/ and added the binary directory to my path and put JAVA_HOME in my profile. The problem I'm having is that whenever I try to run java, all it says is "Killed" and doesn't do anything. I don't know why it's saying this, if it's a problem with the way I set up java, or if it's an issue with Mandrake. I get the same error message when I try to run javac or javadoc. Does anyone know what might be causing this?
3:03p
SuSE Linux Standard Server - Free download!?
My Novell rep just told me about this one. On Novell's site, now you can download a 90 day trial of SuSE Standard Server 8. Check it out:

http://download.novell.com/

For those unfarmiliar with Novell, this is somewhat standard practice for Novell. Meaning they regularly make their products available for 90 day trial downloads (NetWare, GroupWise, ZENworks, etc). But it's pretty cool that they are putting a "Enterprise - class" Linux distro out there for the same thing.

On a related note, I got a non-restricted copy of SuSE 8 Standard Server from Novell. What is the big benefit to those of us who already compile everything ourselves?

Current Mood: shocked
6:20p
6:51p
2 Questions about Gtk-Gnutella with firewalls
Hi, all! First post here. I have been using linux for just over two weeks now, and I'm starting to read about firewall stuff. When I roiginally installed it, I let it have HTTP, FTP, and mail (SMTP/POP and IMAP) access. I'm having trouble configuring my firewall to allow GTK-Gnutella access to the net. It says I am firewalled on port 6346. I have read stuff about ipchains and iptables, but neither of those commands work. (I can access the man page for iptables and ipchain, but whenever I try to execute either of them, ipchains and iptables both give me a "bash: command not found" error.) Am I doing it in the wrong shell? Also, what's the actual command to allow all data on that port? I am running Fedora Core 1. I tried looking through synaptic, but I couldn't find anything. Thanks for the help!

Current Mood: okay

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