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by worker201
Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: Slackware
Topic: Xorg problems
Replies: 8
Views: 10918

Heh heh. I've been scratching my head watching you get all this stuff going and now I wonder even more why you picked Slackware. It seems like you are trying to end up with something other than Slackware. I can certainly understand if you're just looking to gain knowlege though. Sometimes I ask mys...
by worker201
Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: Slackware
Topic: Xorg problems
Replies: 8
Views: 10918

Man, getting X working is much easier when you have the correct hardware support. Now that I have a kernel that supports the synaptics touchpad and the Intel945GM, xorgsetup worked very nicely. The specific touchpad section of xorg.conf doesn't appear to be necessary - although I'll probably put it ...
by worker201
Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Slackware
Topic: kernel panic
Replies: 2
Views: 5515

Problem solved. Not exactly sure which of the 2 things I did fixed it, but probably both. The first was to look at a couple kernel configs from Google, and figure out which SATA drivers to include. Second was to run a couple rdev commands: rdev -R bzImage 1 rdev bzImage /dev/sda2 I'm not sure why th...
by worker201
Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Slackware
Topic: kernel panic
Replies: 2
Views: 5515

kernel panic

Alright, the basic Slackware kernel, 2.4.33.3, has none of the drivers I want. So I pulled the source to 2.6.17.13 off the extras disc and built a kernel from that. Now it recognizes my audio device, my graphics card, and the Synaptics touchpad at boot. However, it runs into a bit of stickiness: VFS...
by worker201
Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: computer shopping
Replies: 23
Views: 16214

Actually I have known a few people who became vegan as a diet choice rather than a lifestyle choice. Mostly, they're just confused. At this time, unfortunately, the purchase of a Thinkpad requires a purchase of OEM Windows XP. If you don't want to pay for Windows, then you best find another place to...
by worker201
Sat Feb 03, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: Slackware
Topic: Xorg problems
Replies: 8
Views: 10918

Using sdb1 worked just fine, so that's taken care of. I added all the synaptics things that your xorg.conf file had to mine (after backing up the original). But it couldn't find the synaptics driver. I guess that's the problem with using a 2.4 kernel! I'm going to get a 2.6 kernel going ASAP. Since ...
by worker201
Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: computer shopping
Replies: 23
Views: 16214

That's what it tells me. I thought it was strange too.

As far as I can tell, it doesn't really matter what you call it, as long as it points to the right device. So it's just a matter of convention. I'll try and post some more information about it.
by worker201
Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: computer shopping
Replies: 23
Views: 16214

Had a little bit of a scare during the installation, when I thought that my primary hard drive was only 677 MB! Turns out that hda is the cd drive, and sda is the hard drive. Once I figured that out, basic installation was a cakewalk. Advanced installation, as it often is in Slackware, is proving to...
by worker201
Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: Slackware
Topic: Xorg problems
Replies: 8
Views: 10918

Xorg problems

Although this pertains specifically to Slackware, I suspect these same problems could happen in any distro. X doesn't start. It gave a message (which I forgot to write down) about core pointers being missing. Well, there was no mouse attached, but the Thinkpad comes with a fully functional touchpad....
by worker201
Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: computer shopping
Replies: 23
Views: 16214

It's unclear how much of the price was devoted to Microsoft Windows. I've heard that you can get a refund, but I've also heard that it takes a lot less time and effort to just format the dang thing and forget it. So I did.
by worker201
Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: computer shopping
Replies: 23
Views: 16214

I was able to burn the Slackware isos in some Roxio program we have at work. I also found a tool that let me check md5 sums for each iso before burning. Installation will begin either tonight or this weekend. The first stage of Linux ownership began last night - removing the MS Certificate of Authen...
by worker201
Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: Ubuntu/Debian
Topic: Ubuntu Linux, Free and free, actually free'er than free
Replies: 21
Views: 26900

I think where some of the heartburn comes in is that many Ubunutu n00bs don't seem to understand where the the heavy work was done, in Debian. It's all hail Ubuntu and no credit for Debian. It's not all that big of a deal but that's the way it is. I think Debian has earned their credibility. They m...
by worker201
Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: computer shopping
Replies: 23
Views: 16214

Oh, and shipping via UPS Ground was free, and upgrading to 2-day cost only $10. Guess I better start burning ISOs. Actually, I have a question about that. I don't have a Linux machine available, what's the best way to burn ISOs? I have a Windows machine with Nero and Roxio available, and there's als...
by worker201
Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: computer shopping
Replies: 23
Views: 16214

Update: I just ordered my new Linux machine: a Thinkpad T-60. A consultant came in the other day and had one, and I was pretty impressed with its size and weight - it made the Dell Latitudes and Inspirons look and feel clunky. I just had to have one. It was way more than $900, though. Could've been ...
by worker201
Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Here's what I want for Christmas
Replies: 5
Views: 6949

For $22.95, why wait 11 months?

Or, build one yourself.