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Monday, May 31st, 2004

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d-link wireless card
i'm helping a friend with his computer, and i just set up a dual boot tonight (win-xp and mandrake 10official)... we're running kernel 2.6, gnome 2.4, mandrake obviously, and it's a p4 1.6ghz system made by vpr-matrix (the bestbuy house brand)... i'm guessing it's an intel motherboard, infact i'm pretty sure it is.

anyway, we just recently put in a pci wireless card (D-Link DWL-520 802.11b : link) and it works fine in windows xp, obviously, but not with mandrake... it wasn't one of the ones i could choose from the menu during setup (and i don't really know the chipset or what-have-you to figure out which choice it may have been if indeed it was on there)...

so basically, i'm wondering if anyone's ever used this card with linux, especially mandrake and/or the 2.6 kernel, and know's how to set it up and can help me, cause i'm not a linux/unix genious, i just love the os, and know some stuff about working with it, but not crazy coding or anything... i'm into hardware, not programming.

please help! my friend really wants to try linux, but the internet is sortof necessary for him to utilize it to it's full extent, because you can't switch if you can't do everything in linux that you can in windows, and the internet being inaccessable is a pretty huge setback.

thanks in advance,
"Aiptek 8000u Graphics Tablet, mousedev, hid" woes
I'm having a problem with two kernel modules under 2.6.6-rc1 - mousedev & hid. In menuconfig, there is no option to enable mousedev in the kernel or as a module, and i can't find "hid" - both of which I need for my Aiptek 8000u. The documentation for this, as far as I have been able to find, is really sparse, and the channels on Freenode have yielded virtually no useful information over the course of the past day. I'm hoping someone here can help me out. Thanks in advance.

Edit: I should probably mention that I'm running Gentoo Linux, and that I've also searched forums.gentoo.org quite extensively.

Current Mood: frustrated
nagios configuration?
Just for fun I've set up Nagios to monitor services on a bunch of hosts I have access to. All the individual services report their status perfectly, but viewing the Availability Report for any host I've come up to something strange. Instead of showing any numbers in the "Up", "Down", or "Unreachable" sections, I have 100% in the "Insufficient Data" section.

What kind of check does Nagios need to determine if a host is up? In services.cfg I have check-host-alive for each host, and it reports OK in each case.

As always, thanks for any advice.
hardware questions
please help me!!!

i am somewhat new to the installation part of linux ...i am used to it already being on my computer so i know nothing of hardware requirements...so I need your opinions to run Debian...

how would debian run on
a pentium 4 2.8GHz
pentium 4 2.6GHz
Celeron 2.8GHz

I dont play games, I dont any imaging stuff...I just do programming and play with a few tools like ethereal...so I figure a celeron might be ok, but most of you know more than me :) thank you in advance!
libcrypto.so.4 where art thou?
I'm trying to install the Pine rpm on a Mandrake 9.2 system, but it fails dependencies because it needs libcrypto.so.4 and libssl.so.4. Upon doing some googling, I find that these are part of openssl. I check rpm -q openssl and I have openssl-0.9.7b-4.2.92. It seems the more recent ones out there are 0.9.7c-and_some_change.

Are those two really part of this latest openssl, or am I just missing symlinks to /usr/lib/libcrypto.so.0.9.7 and /usr/lib/libssl.so.0.9.7? Or am I missing something else?


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