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Originally Posted by psic Here's some reading material you might find interesting http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/unix-koans/ LOL, I'm diggin the teachings of the Foo. I think I found my niche!...
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    Quote Originally Posted by psic
    Here's some reading material you might find interesting
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/unix-koans/
    LOL, I'm diggin the teachings of the Foo. I think I found my niche!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemlockz
    Quote Originally Posted by psic
    Here's some reading material you might find interesting
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/unix-koans/
    LOL, I'm diggin the teachings of the Foo. I think I found my niche!
    Upon hearing this, psic was satisfied.
    Stumbling around the 'net:
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    While not a guru, I would say that if you spend a good 6 months, off and on, using a linux distro, with at least 25% of that time on the command-line, you will know your stuff well enough to do what you mentioned...

    I agree, the longer you have been in linux, the more you realize how much more there is to learn. As long as you have decent search engine skills and read alot...you should be feeling pretty confident in yourself within 6 months...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy1701
    Q. How long to become a Linux guru?
    A. 1 Year, 278 Days, 15 hours, and 23 seconds

    That should do it.

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    Yeah, that sounds about right .
    That's a very subjective question; it all depends on how fast you learn things.

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    ^^I disagree. I've been using GNU/Linux since the beginning of this year and I use it a lot. I learn things that I really want to learn pretty fast. However, I'm still no guru. To be a guru you've got to work with all kinds of hardware so you can set it up. For example the only thing I can say to a wireless question is "Try system-config-network."

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    Have you seen this tutorial ? http://www.bitbenderforums.com/vb22/...threadid=58650

    It looks like you may have already jumped many of the obstacles mentioned in the link above. Congratulations.
    WARNING: I may be telling you more than I know !

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    good tutorial there. Well I am now running a 2.6.13-4 kernel

    ...after unpacking, make, make config, make install, then sudo mv /usr/src/linux/linux-2.6.13-4/arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinux-2.6.13-4 then sudo mkinitrd -o /boot/initrd-2.6.13-4.img 2.6.13.4, them edited the boot loader with sudo pico /boot/grub/menu.lst to point to the kernel and initrd... it works! That wasn't too bad and I'll be able to do it a lot faster next time. Talk about a steep leaning curve though. I probably spent 12 hours on this alone!

    Next step is getting the ISA PCMCIA card reader to work... I tar -xvzf pcmcia-cs, make config, make install, and added env PCMCIA=yes and PCIC=i82365 to my .bashrc login script. I hoped this would set my environment variables, but after rebooting I don't see those values when I type printenv. When I attempt to run cardmgr I get the error "no pcmcia driver in /proc/devices" what now?

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    I see you're using pico. Use nano instead; it's a clone of pico under the GGPL.

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    Good documentation on Gentoo: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...?part=1&chap=7

    Turns about pcmcia-cs isn't designed for 2.6 kernels. I added kernel support instead of module support for ISA, PCMCIA, etc.. as per http://pcmcia-cs.sourceforge.net/ftp...A-HOWTO-3.html and now my card is flashing.

    okay here is my disclaimer: I am trying to run airsnort, not to break into networks... but to show my boss that our corporate wireless network is at risk if we rely on WEP. I'm hoping this demonstration will get my point across.

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