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Sunday, July 18th, 2004

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10:58a
beginning linux
Okay, so I have actually used Linux for awhile now, a couple of years. I can feel my way around the terminal (in fact I am using Links right now because my mouse is EVIL but that's another story), I can use pine, I've helped install Linux. dogoncouch helps me with everything.

But at the same time, Linux is really overwhelming for me. It's hard to stay interested because a lot of stuff just goes over my head, so much so that it's hard to specify exactly what. This makes me mad. I need some way to understand this better, because for now I don't really understand what I'm doing. There's this threshold of understanding that I have not crossed; not a whole lot has really "clicked" yet.

Do you understand what I mean? I need your suggestions for ways to comprehend Linux better, websites, little "assignments" to do, whatever. At the moment, it feels like rocket science. I've looked at a few Linux books and websites, but I get lost quickly.

Current Mood: frustrated
12:13p
linux+ certs
Am studying for my CompTia Linux+ certs and doing a practice test. Do ANY of these options make sense to you?

After having worked for serveral months, a PC fails to boot and indicates that the HDD has bad sectors. Which is the first action to take?

1.) Reboot the system to remove the message
2.) Run the manufacturers Diagnostic Utility
3.) Replace the defective HDD and reload the system
4.) Run Scandisk and Defrag to repai9r the damaged sectors

I'm like, uh, reboot with a boot CD of some kind and run fsck on the drives in question?

They say answer #2

I say bullshit. I've YET to run into a manufacturer's diagnostic utility that wasn't designed to run under windows. This is a linux+ test and these tests are suppose to be about linux systems no?

Thought I'd put it up here to see if it made sense to anyone here.
1:24p
Hi all. As of right now to get this Intel-Pro-2100 Minipci wireless card working, I have a couple of options...To go the ndiswrapper route and get a windblows driver for it. Or I can use the Linux driver that was developed by Intel, which requires me to download a dynamically-loadable firmware image to go with it. For any Dell Inspiron-600M users, or anyone else using such card for that matter, which driver/combination works better on a 2.6.6 kernel from experience? Only reason I ask is bc I'm wondering if its worth the trouble of getting/installing the firmware image to get the Linux driver working, or perhaps might Ndiswrapper with the windblows driver work best? Thanks!
1:52p
Wget mms://
One thing that has bugged me for a long time was that I could download loads of things off the net using wget, its one of the many Unix tools of my toolbox. However, wget can't download streams. I found something else that can: wget pro.

http://www.wgetpro.org/ is a version of wget that can download mms streams!
5:06p
Mandrake URPMI CD setup script
I added the option of also installing CD 4 of Mandrake 10.0 when using my script. I placed the new one in the same place.
6:52p
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Current Mood: amused
10:59p
setting static IP's
sorry to post so much - its been a frustrating day

Am in Suse

Where does one set their IP addresses normally? in Gentoo it was at /etc/conf.d/net. I see nothing here so helpful and don't really know where to go from here. Theres nothing in the default menu's that i can find off hand that would allow one to set their own IP address, but one can only assume that Suse has indeed developed a gui tool that users can use - I've not found it yet and would be HAPPY to know where the text file is.

Thanks

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