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  1. I am using a diferent disto, so things might be a...

    I am using a diferent disto, so things might be a bit different. (gentoo does modules and init scripts differently for sure, but the rest should be the same).

    Here is what has helped me when the...
  2. Yes, I thought a about it, but I was seeing some...

    Yes, I thought a about it, but I was seeing some problems people where having with going to 2.6 from 2.4 with Debian, and they sounded like they knew what they were doing. I figured it might be...
  3. Okay, thanks for the reply. Here's what...

    Okay, thanks for the reply. Here's what happened.

    I reviewed over the logs, and it WAS loading most of the modules; however, I did something wrong when configuring options, so the network wasn't...
  4. Newbie to compiling the kernel -- what did I do wrong?

    I am running Debian Woody, and have been trying to compile a custom kernel to allow for sound and video support.

    I have so far done the following (cookbook type stuff):

    apt-got kernel source...
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    I have a less elegant but pragmatic answer. I...

    I have a less elegant but pragmatic answer.

    I have two hard drives as well, with XP on the first one and Debian on the second.


    Unless you have to have college linux, I would say the easiest...
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    Hmmm...I have had my share of cablemodem problems...

    Hmmm...I have had my share of cablemodem problems and yours sounds a little weird. I didn't even know you could attach a cable modem via USB without a NIC card and have it work; makes me wonder if...
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    Does slackware run off XF86Config-4 or XF86Config?

    Does slackware run off XF86Config-4 or XF86Config?
  8. actually I just figured out what I needed to do:...

    actually I just figured out what I needed to do:

    For some reason (I don't know why) the x windows core did not fully install.

    I tapped in apt-get install x-windows-system-core and it worked; ...
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    I am not sure this is the answer you are looking...

    I am not sure this is the answer you are looking for, but if you are running a cablemodem and use a static IP address, try dhclient
  10. Found a fascinating new way to make linux not work

    I seem to have an advanced degree in this.

    For other reasons (meaning: Don't Ask), I decided to reinstall my Debain distro (3.0 r2). The first installation went well.

    For my 2nd, 3rd, and...
  11. That was it...the newest kernel soruce from...

    That was it...the newest kernel soruce from debian is 2.4.19 that I found.

    I knew it was a simple catch...thank you for that tip.

    Mike
  12. I am missing something basic but fundamental

    I have read as much as I can about getting a kernel source installed.

    I am running Debian Woody 3.0 r2. I want to add a video card and ALSA support into the kernel (yes I know ALSA should be...
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    You are my hero. That is exactly what I needed...

    You are my hero.

    That is exactly what I needed to work. Thank you. Now I am going to concentrate on getting sound and video card to work....but first a deep breath. Thanks for the support and...
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    Here you are: # /etc/network/interfaces...

    Here you are:




    # /etc/network/interfaces -- configuration file for ifup(8), ifdown(8)

    # The loopback interface
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
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    I still ain't got it, but one cool thing is this:...

    I still ain't got it, but one cool thing is this: I didn't have rcconf to start with, so I thought, hey what the hell, ran apt-get install rcconf and damned if I ain't got it now, almost like...
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    modconf: Doesn't have my NIC driver per se. I...

    modconf: Doesn't have my NIC driver per se. I have gathered that tulip is kind of a 'catch all' driver for many types of NIC.

    I was able to get the line modprobe tulip in the modules file, so at...
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    Okay, with the help of tulip and DHCM (finally...

    Okay, with the help of tulip and DHCM (finally figured out what all the hubbub was after reading some old, old posts), I was able to get the NIC up and running, access the internet, and also test the...
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    Motor is running, but not off the ground

    I have a post in the debian newsgroups section too, but you guys have been more helpful in the past, so I humbly ask for assistance again.

    My NIC card:

    U.S. Robotics 10/100 PCI NIC TX

    Model...
  19. Please help with second linux distro install

    Hello, I currenly have SuSE 8.2 on my system with GRUB as a bootloader.

    I want to install Debian on a separate partition on my hard drive to learn another ditro. Currently, I have hda with...
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    you cannot use sax-2 with ati drivers. Did you...

    you cannot use sax-2 with ati drivers.

    Did you get the driver installed ok? If so, that's the hard part. IF you can do that, then running fglrxconfig ought to be a snap.
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    :) you made my day that I could actually be...

    :)

    you made my day that I could actually be the giver of instead of receiver of help, even if it was simple.
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    If I remember right, you simply put quotes (")...

    If I remember right, you simply put quotes (") around the file or directory name, space included. For example, if your directory is called /usr/my stuff/ and you want to cd into into, do:

    cd...
  23. The easiest way to do this in the short term in...

    The easiest way to do this in the short term in jiust to make make you new HD master, install windows on it as if the original Linux didn't exist (don't touch it), and use your BIOS to swap which HD...
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    I might be wrong here, but the way you asked the...

    I might be wrong here, but the way you asked the question I have to answer: you can't.

    Again, those with more knowledge correct me if I am wrong, but a parition is a logical separation in one...
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    No idea what "force LBA" is for or what it would...

    No idea what "force LBA" is for or what it would do...

    But I can help you install radeon drivers if you get a problem. That's about all I am good for at the moment ...
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