Paul Johnson | 1 Sep 01:04 2004
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Re: First general purpose unmoderated newsgroup for Debian

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Madhusudan Singh <msdebian <at> yahoo.com> writes:

> This is not a "fracture" or "duplication". To post to this group, I had to
> reveal my email address and go through a two email process of subscription.

No, you didn't.  It's an open list.

> Those things might not be problematic for you, but as a long time user of
> the Usenet, I find these requirements onerous, and in the present day spam
> ridden Net experience, even inviting trouble, since this is a glorified
> mailing list.

http://www.interhack.net/pubs/munging-harmful/

You just need to manage your mail better and report email abuse if you
think that.

> And since other newsgroups like comp.os.linux.misc etc. have done very well
> without moderation (whether automated or not), I do not see what purpose is
> served with a moderated newsgroup.

Because it's distro-neutral.

> Its not as if linux.debian.user
> discusses contentious issues where matters might get out of hand. Its a
> support NG where one gives and receives help.
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David Sanders | 1 Sep 01:11 2004
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Re: Debian Display on Virtual PC 2004

On Monday 30 August 2004 23:49, Benny Wong wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I recently installed the testing Debian (Sarge) on Microsoft Virtual
> PC 2004. I am new to linux and am still poking around.
>
> I installed a base system and I installed x-window-system and gnome by
> using the 'apt-get install ...'. When I startx, they display is VERY
> wide and unviewable. I think it may have something to do with the
> settings that i used when setting up x. Can anyone help? Thanks A LOT.
> I would really liek this to work because Debian has been my fave
> distro that I've tried. Thanks!
>
> -Benny
You want to use the generic VESA video driver, 8192k video ram, 16 bit color, 
and probably start with 800x600 display.

This is what I have in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4:
<snip>
Section "Device"
 Identifier "Generic Video Card"
 Driver  "vesa"
 VideoRam 8192
 Option  "UseFBDev"  "true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
 Identifier "Generic Monitor"
 HorizSync 30-54
 VertRefresh 50-85
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Don Jackson | 1 Sep 01:29 2004

Re: tasksel problem with Sarge netinstall RC1

On Tuesday 31 August 2004 01:31 pm, Magnus Ekhall wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I tried to install Sarge from a netinstall CD, but I run into trouble when
> I get to tasksel.
>
> There is no option to select "Desktop environment" or "x server".
> There are only options to install web server, file server and so on.
>
> I'm using ftp.se.debian.org and security.debian.org as my sources...
>
> What's the problem here?
>
> Thanks,
> Magnus

I ran into exactly the same problem yesterday doing an install from the 
netinstall CD.  This is about my 4th install on several machines and previous 
ones (done a week or more ago) **did** offer the Desktop option.  It is 
totally missing on the install from the same CD yesterday.

Don

Madhusudan Singh | 1 Sep 01:25 2004
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Re: First general purpose unmoderated newsgroup for Debian

Paul Johnson wrote:

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> Madhusudan Singh <msdebian <at> yahoo.com> writes:
> 
>> This is not a "fracture" or "duplication". To post to this group, I had
>> to reveal my email address and go through a two email process of
>> subscription.
> 
> No, you didn't.  It's an open list.
> 

It is not. I received the following message from a moderation robot when I
tried to post a message to linux.debian.user :

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with a mailing list.

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Joey Hess | 1 Sep 01:45 2004
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Re: tasksel problem with Sarge netinstall RC1

Don Jackson wrote:
> On Tuesday 31 August 2004 01:31 pm, Magnus Ekhall wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I tried to install Sarge from a netinstall CD, but I run into trouble when
> > I get to tasksel.
> >
> > There is no option to select "Desktop environment" or "x server".
> > There are only options to install web server, file server and so on.
> >
> > I'm using ftp.se.debian.org and security.debian.org as my sources...
> >
> > What's the problem here?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Magnus
> 
> I ran into exactly the same problem yesterday doing an install from the 
> netinstall CD.  This is about my 4th install on several machines and previous 
> ones (done a week or more ago) **did** offer the Desktop option.  It is 
> totally missing on the install from the same CD yesterday.

meta-kde has been removed from testing; the desktop task won't be
available until it goes in again.

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John Hasler | 1 Sep 02:02 2004

Re: First general purpose unmoderated newsgroup for Debian

Madhusudan Singh writes:
> It is not. I received the following message from a moderation robot when I
> tried to post a message to linux.debian.user :

> "linux.debian.user is a moderated newsgroup in gateway
> with a mailing list.

The mailing list debian-user <at> lists.debian.org is open.  The newsgroup
linux.debian.user is not a Debian mailing list.
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Roger Creasy | 1 Sep 02:23 2004
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Re: WiFi 802.11g Which One?



Alvin Oga <aoga <at> ns.Linux-Consulting.com> wrote:



On Tue, 31 Aug 2004, Roger Creasy wrote:

> > > Alternately, I have a dLink DWL-G510. Does anyone know of a driver?
> >
> > what is the chipset ?? ( run lspci )
>
> I did run lspci. It did not find my wireless card. Could this be the problem?

no ... there is data in lspci aboout your dlink ... ( pcmcia or pci card )
lspci -v for mroe jibberish

and it will not always say you have "big name brand Wireless PCI
chip set" and that its wlan0 or eth1 or ath0 or xxx devices

OK. I have the output from lspci, but I have to run it then write down the output and type it in, so there could be typos.

0000:00:00.0 Host Bridge:VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C598 [Apollo MVP3] (rev 04)

0000:00:01.0 PCI Bridge:VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C598/694X  [Apollo MVP3/Pro133X AGP]

0000:00:07.0 ISA Bridge:VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586/A/B PCI-to-ISA   [Apollo VP] (rev 47)

0000:00:07.1 IDE interface:VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586/A/B/VT823X/A/C PIPC Bus Master (rev 06)

0000:00:07.3 PCI Bridge:VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586B ACPI (rev 10)

0000:00:08.0 Ethernet controller:MYSON Technology, Inc Surecom EP-320X-S 100/10M Ethernet PCI Adapter

0000:01:00.0 VGA Compatible controller:Silicone Integrated Systems[SIS] 86C3265598/6326 (rev 0b)

Does this help? What does it mean?

Thanks for all of the help,

 

Roger

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Kevin Mark | 1 Sep 02:42 2004
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Re: Integrating creating users through WebMin

On Tue, Aug 31, 2004 at 03:57:55PM -0700, Curtis Vaughan wrote:
> 
> On 31 Aug, 2004, at 14:37, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:
> 
> >On Mon, 30 Aug 2004, Curtis Vaughan wrote:
> >
> >>Currently we have a RedHat 8 server that was a special order to do the
> >>following:
> >>When I create a user through WebMin, it automatically creates a samba
> >>user profile for them, and a MailDir for Postfix.
> >>
> >>Well, that server is getting old and I can't update samba, for 
> >>example,
> >>without killing it's integration w/WebMin.
> >>
> >>So, my question is whether anything similar has been developed under
> >>Debian.  All of our other servers are Debian and I feel more
> >>comfortable with it.
> >>
> >
> >All the pieces you need, webmin, samba, postfix, webmin-samba,
> >webmin-postfix are in Debian.  I've done custom webmin-related 
> >development
> >before (I'm the Debian webmin maintainer if you didn't know) and if you
> >already have something that works on RHAT it shouldn't be too hard to 
> >port
> >it to Debian.
> >
> >-- 
> >Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar <at> debian.org>
> >La Salle Debain - http://www.braincells.com/debian/
> >
> I'm not the one who developed this stuff, it just works under Red Hat.  
> Kevin Mark has suggested I provide the changes done to RedHat to an 
> OpenSource development community, which I'm all for.  But I have no 
> idea what I should even send.  So, I guess if someone is interested in 
> taking what was done on our RedHat server and applying it to other 
> Linux installations, then I need to know what I need to provide that 
> developer(s) with.
> 
> Curtis
Hi Curtis,
the only thing that is in question is who is the author or the owner of
the code. Is it a) your company b) someone in the company who no longer
works there c) RedHat? d) someone else?
-Kev
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Grant | 1 Sep 02:43 2004

Re: Kernel boot problem?

Paul Johnson wrote:

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>>Hey,
>>
>>I kinda have a problem,
>>
>>I have compiled now 4 kernel's and the first two kernel's got stuck on
>>this message at boot.
>><snip>
>>VFS: Cannot open root device "hda1" or unknown-block(3,1)
>>Please append a correct "root=" boot option
>>Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
>><end snip>
>>    
>>
>
>Sounds like you're making a kernel with no initrd and all the
>filesystems are modules.  initrd is a pain in the butt, just compile
>the filesystems you need at boot time right into the kernel.
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Hey,

Forgot to say that i am using make-kpkg then i am transfering it to my 
laptop to then installing the kernel.

I just tried another 3times and this time i made sure i made the 
filesystems in the kernel and not modules, but i still got the same error.

Is there a way i can use make-kpkg to make a initrd as the 2.6.7 
(original kernel) has one but the one i keep trying to make is missing, 
is that the problem ? how would i make one and transfer it to the laptop...

Thanks.
Grant.

Stefan O'Rear | 1 Sep 02:55 2004
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Re: Kernel boot problem?

On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 01:43:47AM +0100, Grant wrote:
> Paul Johnson wrote:
> >Grant <orblists <at> orbysrealm.com> writes:
> > >I have compiled now 4 kernel's and the first two kernel's got stuck on
> > >this message at boot.

> > >VFS: Cannot open root device "hda1" or unknown-block(3,1)
> > >Please append a correct "root=" boot option
> > >Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
> >
> > Sounds like you're making a kernel with no initrd and all the
> > filesystems are modules.  initrd is a pain in the butt, just compile
> > the filesystems you need at boot time right into the kernel.
> Forgot to say that i am using make-kpkg then i am transfering it to my 
> laptop to then installing the kernel.
> 
> I just tried another 3times and this time i made sure i made the 
> filesystems in the kernel and not modules, but i still got the same error.
> 
> Is there a way i can use make-kpkg to make a initrd as the 2.6.7 
> (original kernel) has one but the one i keep trying to make is missing, 
> is that the problem ? how would i make one and transfer it to the laptop...

VFS: Cannot open root device "hda1" or unknown-block(3,1)

Try compiling your IDE controller and drive drivers into the kernel. (if
you're one of the 1e-something of us who uses SCSI, change the
directions.)

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