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Tuesday, August 17th, 2004

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Newbie commands
Hi, Im a complete Linux Newbie, just installed Fedora Core 2 and Ive never used Linux before

Can someone please direct me to a website that has all the basic commmands listed? Im particularly looking for some reference to what commands open specific types of compressed files, and how to install programs and what not.

I figured this would be the right place to ask.

Current Mood: lost
Would anyonehappen to know why whenever I turn my computer on, during the BIOS, it tells me theres an error, that thekeyboard is locked, to unlock it with a unlock key.?
Linux - Slapt-get problems
Hey, just an FYI: For those of you using the current version of slapt-get, there's a problem with the lib files with curl so that it times out because the Slackware server does not accept the ESRV command (hence, it will just hang). This will be fixed by build 0.9.9, but in the meantime, you can change your /etc/slapt-getrc, and point the downloads to:


Current Mood: aggravated
Which Distribution?
The last Linux distribution I used was Mandrake about 4 or 5 years ago. I just ordered a new bare PC to use as a server and I'm wondering which distribution to use on it. I've pretty much narrowed it down to Gentoo, Debian, and Libranet. Any suggestions?
Bye Bye Microshaft!
Hey everyone,

I currently have two hard drives installed on my desktop PC. The primary IDE interface has Windows 2000 Pro and lilo installed to the MBR. The secondary IDE interface has the second hard drive with Mandrake 10 installed on it.

What I want to do is fdisk the Windows 2000 drive for more free drive space for Mandrake. Will there be any issues with this? I figure that I will need to reconfigure lilo.conf and run lilo again to install on the MBR again after the fdisk. Would there be anything else needed? Are there better steps to do this?

Current Mood: cheerful
I'm moving some web sites from a BSD system to a Linux system. But to test the sites before I cut over DNS I would like some browser plug-in or extension that would let me use the server ip in the url, but then let me specify the virtualhost.

Anyone know of a browser wit this ability/option?
Bellsouth Home Networking Woes
Hey folks, got one for ya.

My girlfriend and I just got Bellsouth DSL Lite. Yay, DSL for cheap. She had Bellsouth Home Networking before, so she had the expensive Home Networking-compatible modem and HomePNA. We talked about it and decided to renew her Home Networking setup. I (and my laptop) got the USB HomePNA. Works well enough; DSL Lite isn't bleeding fast, so it's not like theres a bandwidth restriction through USB 1.1.

Well, I've got XP and SuSE 9.1 on my laptop. The HomePNA works in Windows. Yay.

Linux is another matter.

2Wire, the HomePNA's manufacturer, proudly states that their USB hardware does not work with Linux. My question to you all is, is there a workaround, or a generic driver, or anything at all that can get this thing working, clean or dirty? If it's extremely difficult to get working, there's a LUG here that can help me. I'll be getting a fresh hard drive from Dell soon, and when it arrives, I would love to install SuSE 9.1 alone, but before that happens I need to get my internet situation nailed down.

Someone else asked to see the dmesg output after I reconnected the adapter:

usb 2-1: USB disconnect, address 2
usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using address 3
usb 2-1: Product: 2Wire PC Port
usb 2-1: Manufacturer: 2Wire Inc

It doesn't say anything to me, but maybe someone else can use it. Thanks for your time, folks.

Current Mood: aggravated

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