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Joining the linux mob
..I'm in guys
4eyes




msg:910657
 8:59 am on May 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

SPLOOSH

Thats the noise of me plunging into the linux pool.

Mandrake 8.2 on a redundant Pentium 200 with 128M ram - works slow but OK - sharing a cable connection with my XP box without any major problems.

No idea what I am doing yet, but at least it installed OK

Once I learn how to swim its going on my main machine with win4lin or some such to help me survive.

 

heini




msg:910658
 9:17 am on May 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

Welcome from a fellow learner
I have linux (Redhat) in dual boot modus on my main machine for a few weeks now. Once I got through the nuisance of configuring my adsl connection I rarely booted Windows again.
If it weren't for my new habit of listening to web radio combined with my temporary inability to get XMMS or Realplayer working, I'd sure be a Linux only guy by now.
Also, I'm not sure if I'll be using Qanta a lot...haven't really found my html tool for linux yet.

littleman




msg:910659
 7:11 pm on May 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

Heini, try downloading the later real player from here [scopes.real.com], grab the libc6 i386 rpm version.

You may need to remove the older version first, because the Real rpm may not remove it for you.

4eyes, with a P200 and 128M of ram KDE is going to feel pretty slow. If you want something that feels sort of like windows you may want to check out ICEwm [icewm.org]. You should be able to easily via your package manager. If you give ICE a try also install icepref, it is a nice configuration utility.

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Also, congratulations to the two of you, from a fellow learner.

SmallTime




msg:910660
 7:23 pm on May 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

Last night I upgraded (reinstall) to 8.2, then got greedy and went for kde 3, haven't got that working yet.

4eyes




msg:910661
 12:54 am on May 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

thanks littleman

I am OK with KDE - the P200 is just for a learning experience before I put it on my main machine.

I am just checking out the Linux web design options at present - very surprised at the results - will post new thread tomorrow.

got to crash now - brain gone:(

heini




msg:910662
 6:33 am on May 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thanks, Littleman. Will try again later today. And perhaps cry for help ;)

David




msg:910663
 9:36 pm on May 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

Welcome,

>> Thats the noise of me plunging into the linux pool. >>

That is well said. Enjoy the water, the longer you are in the harder it will be to get out.

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