kamaraju kusumanchi | 1 Nov 01:00 2005
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Re: how to close the nxclient session properly

Justin Guerin wrote:

>On Friday 28 October 2005 17:15, kamaraju kusumanchi wrote:
>  
>
>>However if I do the following then the keyboard shortcuts are not
>>working.
>>
>>On the machine running nxclient, Go to the command line prompt
>>open an X server by doing
>>  X :1 &
>>Now start nxclient in this
>>  DISPLAY=:1 nxclient &
>>
>>It opens the nxclient session in :1 (ctrl-alt-F8) and the keyboard
>>shortcuts does not work there. What am I missing in this method?
>>
>>raju
>>    
>>
>
>I have no idea, but since you're not using any kind of window manager, that 
>could be the cause of the problem.  Have you tried this scenario using twm 
>or something equally lightweight?  Perhaps you can use the KDE menu option 
>Switch User -> Start New Session to start a twm (or even failsafe) session, 
>launch nxclient from there, and then maybe your key bindings will work.
>  
>
Thanks. I will try it later.

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Robert Kopp | 1 Nov 01:19 2005
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Re: Does increasing RAM 512 MB -> 1 GB lead to better performance?


--- "Roberto C. Sanchez" <roberto <at> familiasanchez.net>
wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 31, 2005 at 06:19:09PM -0500, Robert
> Glueck wrote:
> > I'm thinking of upgrading my i686 system (Intel
> Celeron, 1.8
> > GHz) from 512 MB RAM to 1GB (it uses PC133 SDRAM
> DIMM
> > modules).  I'm assuming this upgrade will give me
> better
> > speed and performance.
> >   
I am using DDR RAM, but I can see a definite
improvement in performance from 256 MB to 1G. I did
not try intermediate values. It's pretty cheap these
days. There should be many people upgrading from SDRAM
to boards that support DDR, and who may lend you some
of their old RAM for such a trial.

Robert "Tim" Kopp
http://analytic.tripod.com/

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Bruno Buys | 1 Nov 01:28 2005
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Re: Does increasing RAM 512 MB -> 1 GB lead to better performance?

Robert Kopp wrote:

>--- "Roberto C. Sanchez" <roberto <at> familiasanchez.net>
>wrote:
>
>  
>
>>On Mon, Oct 31, 2005 at 06:19:09PM -0500, Robert
>>Glueck wrote:
>>    
>>
>>>I'm thinking of upgrading my i686 system (Intel
>>>      
>>>
>>Celeron, 1.8
>>    
>>
>>>GHz) from 512 MB RAM to 1GB (it uses PC133 SDRAM
>>>      
>>>
>>DIMM
>>    
>>
>>>modules).  I'm assuming this upgrade will give me
>>>      
>>>
>>better
>>    
>>
>>>speed and performance.
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k l u r t | 1 Nov 01:32 2005
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Re: 2.6.14 image will not install

there has been some discussion of this problem (and some solutions) on the
linux.debian.kernel list.

for your reading pleasures thanks to the wonderful world of
http://groups.google.com/

Bringing the 2.6.13 (and beyond) kernel to sid, solving ...
http://groups.google.com/group/linux.debian.kernel/browse_thread/thread/ce8425d6b4b5788a/0197230aa2d394fa?lnk=st&q=Failed+to+find+suitable+ramdisk+generation+tool+for+kernel+version&rnum=1&hl=en#0197230aa2d394fa

Kernel-package, fix version 2 ...
http://groups.google.com/group/linux.debian.kernel/browse_thread/thread/cfcef068107cfbb1/56754ba67de695ac?lnk=st&q=Failed+to+find+suitable+ramdisk+generation+tool+for+kernel+version&rnum=2&hl=en#56754ba67de695ac

someone already filed a bug report:
Bug#336418: kernel-package: no suitable ramdisk generation tool...
http://groups.google.com/group/linux.debian.bugs.dist/browse_thread/thread/d3794b8ac39647c6/1e835a6117d71c63?lnk=st&q=Failed+to+find+suitable+ramdisk+generation+tool+for+kernel+version&rnum=1&hl=en#1e835a6117d71c63

you could always forgo the initrd option and compile your kernel without.
just remember to compile support for your file system and hard drive(s) 
into the
kernel - not as modules.

k l u r t
-- having a deja vu moment all over again ---

Quoting kamaraju kusumanchi <raju.mailinglists <at> gmail.com>:

> David Baron wrote:
>
>> The new mkinitrd.yaird fails. Anyone else have this problem, fixed it?
>>
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William Ballard | 1 Nov 01:32 2005
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Re: Does increasing RAM 512 MB -> 1 GB lead to better performance?

On Mon, Oct 31, 2005 at 10:28:33PM -0200, Bruno Buys wrote:
> programs together. Daily life will remain more or less the same.

2GB makes VMWare very nice, especially with a modern fast CPU that mostly idles anyway.  
Carve off 3 512 MB chunks and you can simulate a network.  It's also the best way to 
host that *other* operating system that's on the way out.

Ron Johnson | 1 Nov 01:42 2005
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Re: Does increasing RAM 512 MB -> 1 GB lead to better performance?

On Mon, 2005-10-31 at 18:19 -0500, Robert Glueck wrote:
> I'm thinking of upgrading my i686 system (Intel Celeron, 1.8
> GHz) from 512 MB RAM to 1GB (it uses PC133 SDRAM DIMM
> modules).  I'm assuming this upgrade will give me better
> speed and performance.

Do you hit swap on a regular basis?

How often do you deal with large data sets?

Is the disk activity on a lot?

You'll get the most benefit from the extra RAM if you answer "Yes"
to any of those questions.  Even if you answer no to those questions,
you'll still see some benefit.

[snip]
> Another question:  If I increase RAM to 1 GB, should I also
> increase the size of the swap partition (currently 0.5 GB)
> and how much?

Use a swap file.  "man mkswap" has an example of how to make a
swapfile.  Then format it, and add a line to your /etc/fstab :

/swap/swap001.swap  none swap sw   0   0

Before kernel 2.6, swap files had a big performance hit, but now
are almost the same as partitions.  And much more flexible.

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Robert Glueck | 1 Nov 01:36 2005
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Re: (OT) Beginner's Linux book recommendation

Correction:

Paul Sheer's RUTE book is now at
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz

Robert

Aaron Stromas | 1 Nov 02:27 2005
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Re: What blocks access to my host?

That is true, my router ony allow port 22 (ssh) for remote access, but
I'm testing from the same subnet within the firewall. I did this
massive upgrade/update using aptitude (I guess, something went funny
during initial install). Still can't telnet to port 25, though I
noticed that iptables was installed, which I did remove.... S.O.S

-a

On 10/30/05, Marc Wilson <msw <at> cox.net> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 30, 2005 at 08:10:25PM -0500, Mitch Wiedemann wrote:
> > Is there a telnet *daemon* running on the computer?  telnet to localhost
> > and telnet from another computer on the subnet are two very different
> > things.
>
> And did you perhaps note from his example that he was using the telnet
> client to test the tcp connection to port 25?  And no, "telnet to
> localhost" and "telnet from another computer" are *not* two very different
> things.
>
> Both require a listener.  The *same* listener.
>
> Gods, it's like slashcrap.  No one reads.
>
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Rodney D. Myers | 1 Nov 02:50 2005
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Re: OO 2.0 no spell check

On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 14:40:46 -0600
Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson <at> cox.net> wrote:

> On Mon, 2005-10-31 at 09:56 -0800, Rodney D. Myers wrote:
> > I've installed OpenOffice 2.0 from;
> > 
> > deb http://people.debian.org/~rene/openoffice.org/2.x ./
> 
> OOo2 is in unstable now.
> 
> > everything installed fine. Except I have no spell check. I've
> > uninstalled, and reinstalled a few times, but for the life of me, I
> > cannot get spell check to function.
> > 
> > Any ideas?
> 
> Is myspell-dictionary installed?

Nope. Was not a dependency.

Funny, as soon as I installed it, Spell Check worked. ;-)

Thanks

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Patrick Wiseman | 1 Nov 02:56 2005
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After updating testing, must now 'ifup eth0' manually - why?

This is on a laptop, so the card is a pcmcia card; it always used to get connected after being recognised.  Now it gets recognised quickly but doesn't get connected until I manually 'ifup eth0'.  Anyone know why this broke?  Do I need to change the order in which things start up?

Patrick


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