Newton Hammet | 1 Nov 02:36 2002
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Re: RH 8.0 arggh and other thoughts


Well, I finally bit bullet and installed RH8.0 with
complete overwrite new partitions and everything:

/boot   500MB
/root  8000MB
/tmp   2500MB
/var   2500MB
/home 12000MB 
swap   1500MB (3Xmemory) 

Actually accomplished the hard part too, downloading
the right freakn plugin for java so I can play 
yahoo bridge. (several large coffee breaks and
tv time while it downloaded.)

I still  have 2 copies of my old system of course.

Right now having problems with Ximian Evolution::

I guess it is like anything new ... takes some getting
used to...  I told it to check mail every 10 minutes...
It finally prompted me for a pop password but never
gave me any indication that it was fetching mail...

So this note is still composed under the old RH7.3
and netscape 4.7 MUA, the beast that I am used to.

Another thing I noticed... the RH8.0 dialer takes
a lot longer to dial up the ISP... but I didn't
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Hmamouche, Youssef | 1 Nov 03:16 2002
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Re: strace bdflush


The reason why bdflush isn't a traceable process is because it doesn't
have a memory space(not mapped into memory task->mm == NULL). I was wrong 
when saying that the if loops don't fail. if(!task->mm) fails. A couple of
printk statements in the kernel code(ptrace.c) did the trick.

Thanks

On Thu, 31 Oct 2002, Taral wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 31, 2002 at 04:59:29PM -0600, Hmamouche, Youssef wrote:
> > 
> > I'm not using it. My kernel is. I don't have access to my home pc right
> > now, but I believe the kernel version it was running on is 2.4.16. 
> > 
> > I'm just curious at to what it's exactly doing.x
> 
> Oh, that bdflush. That's not the same as the executable bdflush. You
> can't trace it because it isn't a normal process.
> 
> -- 
> Taral <taral@...>
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> "Pretty please with dollars on top?" -- Me
> 

Joe Barr | 1 Nov 03:55 2002
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Re: RH 8.0 arggh and other thoughts


Ever play on the OKbridge site?

On Thu, 2002-10-31 at 19:36, Newton Hammet wrote:
> 
> Well, I finally bit bullet and installed RH8.0 with
> complete overwrite new partitions and everything:
> 
> /boot   500MB
> /root  8000MB
> /tmp   2500MB
> /var   2500MB
> /home 12000MB 
> swap   1500MB (3Xmemory) 
> 
> Actually accomplished the hard part too, downloading
> the right freakn plugin for java so I can play 
> yahoo bridge. (several large coffee breaks and
> tv time while it downloaded.)
> 
> I still  have 2 copies of my old system of course.
> 
> Right now having problems with Ximian Evolution::
> 
> I guess it is like anything new ... takes some getting
> used to...  I told it to check mail every 10 minutes...
> It finally prompted me for a pop password but never
> gave me any indication that it was fetching mail...
> 
> So this note is still composed under the old RH7.3
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pac | 1 Nov 05:05 2002

Re: RH 8.0 arggh and other thoughts

On Thu, Oct 31, 2002 at 07:36:04PM -0600, Newton Hammet wrote:
> 
> Well, I finally bit bullet and installed RH8.0 with
> complete overwrite new partitions and everything:
> 
> /boot   500MB
> /root  8000MB
> /tmp   2500MB
> /var   2500MB
> /home 12000MB 
> swap   1500MB (3Xmemory) 

  YOu missed /usr which should be on its own partition, assuming you 
subscribe to the maximal paraniodal philosophy of partitioning (mppp).
Your / is big enough to accommodate it, but its generally a bad idea
to have a / that is that large. The larger the partition the greater
the probability of failure, since it is proprortional (roughly) to the
number of blocks on it.

 Also, a new trick i learned was that you can mount other paritions like
filesystems: 

 mount --bind /var/tmp /tmp
 (slap the bind option in the fstab files and call it type none)

 That saves you some more space. So in fact, you can remap /tmp as 
 indicated and use the existing /tmp as /usr and you are done. Just
 copy the data over using rsync or some other tool (archive mode please),
 and fix /etc/fstab. Of course your /root is still humongous, but
 that can be fixed too.
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Newton Hammet | 1 Nov 05:23 2002
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Re: RH 8.0 arggh and other thoughts

Joe Barr wrote:
> 
> Ever play on the OKbridge site?

Never have. I think that one cost $.  I have been to that
site before.  But I could check it out again.

Thanks,

Regards, Newton

> 
> On Thu, 2002-10-31 at 19:36, Newton Hammet wrote:
> >
> > Well, I finally bit bullet and installed RH8.0 with
> > complete overwrite new partitions and everything:
> >
> > /boot   500MB
> > /root  8000MB
> > /tmp   2500MB
> > /var   2500MB
> > /home 12000MB
> > swap   1500MB (3Xmemory)
> >
> > Actually accomplished the hard part too, downloading
> > the right freakn plugin for java so I can play
> > yahoo bridge. (several large coffee breaks and
> > tv time while it downloaded.)
> >
> > I still  have 2 copies of my old system of course.
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Newton Hammet | 1 Nov 05:30 2002
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Re: RH 8.0 arggh and other thoughts

pac@... wrote:
> 
> On Thu, Oct 31, 2002 at 07:36:04PM -0600, Newton Hammet wrote:
> >
> > Well, I finally bit bullet and installed RH8.0 with
> > complete overwrite new partitions and everything:
> >
> > /boot   500MB
> > /root  8000MB
> > /tmp   2500MB
> > /var   2500MB
> > /home 12000MB
> > swap   1500MB (3Xmemory)
> 
>   YOu missed /usr which should be on its own partition, assuming you
> subscribe to the maximal paraniodal philosophy of partitioning (mppp).
> Your / is big enough to accommodate it, but its generally a bad idea
> to have a / that is that large. The larger the partition the greater
> the probability of failure, since it is proprortional (roughly) to the
> number of blocks on it.
> 
>  Also, a new trick i learned was that you can mount other paritions like
> filesystems:
> 
>  mount --bind /var/tmp /tmp
>  (slap the bind option in the fstab files and call it type none)

never seen the above before ... stupid question... what does "--bind"
do?

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Bill Eastman | 1 Nov 06:26 2002
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Re: Linksys WPC11 version 3 and RH 8.0

I tested this solution today and my wireless card is now working.  If 
anyone else has the Linksys WPC11 version 3 this is the solution.

Bill Eastman wrote:

> The following is from hoyhow on IRC:  (he has this wireless card)
>
> <beastman> plus PATCHES to put mp3 back in
> * hoyhoy kix bluecurve in the cho-chos
> <hoyhoy> beastman: remove all of the wvlan modules too, and any other 
> wlan drivers you have loaded too.
> <beastman> hermes.conf isn't there
> <hoyhoy> add it.
> <hoyhoy> beastman: then modprobe orinoco_cs
> <hoyhoy> then "service pcmcia restart"
> <hoyhoy> you may need to use rh8's lame ass "network device control" 
> under system tools.
> <hoyhoy> and add the lucent prismII wireless card.
> <hoyhoy> then "service network restart"
>
> Carl Perry wrote:
>
>> I believe that card is based upon the Intersil PRISM 2.5 or PRISM 3
>> chipset - which is only suppored by the wlan-ng drivers.  You will need
>> to download and install them:
>> http://www.linux-wlan.com/linux-wlan/ for info
>> http://prism2.unixguru.raleigh.nc.us/ for RPMs
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 28, 2002 at 07:11:29PM -0600, Bill Eastman wrote:
>>  
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Christopher Baker | 1 Nov 13:29 2002
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Re: Not with Linux you don't

Having worked at a magazine, I should retract my rather poorly written
post from earlier today.

I never said that I use Hotmail, although I can see why a reader might
make that assumption. I was merely trying to report that people have
sent me mail from Hotmail accounts and that it has sometimes taken as
much as 10-12 hours to arrive. When an e-mail takes a long time to
arrive, I do let the senders know and try to give them an explanation.
They have a right to know.

I have done what I can to discourage people from using free e-mail
accounts. Yesterday at my office, one person asked me about them. And I
told her I didn't like them.

I didn't say Hotmail was better than AOL. I wrote "probably better." I
can't really judge since my exposure to both is extremely limited. But I
wouldn't use AOL if it was free.

By the way, <chrisbaker.net> is on FreeBSD. <iname.com> is on Linux.
<columbus.rr.com> is on Solaris. I hope that is acceptable.

Chris

============================================================
"Naturally, the common people don't want war, neither in Russia, nor
England, nor for that matter Germany. That is understood. But after
all, it is leaders of the country who determine the policy; and it is
always a simple matter to drag people along, whether it is a
democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist
dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can be brought to the
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Joe Barr | 1 Nov 15:08 2002
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Halloween Humor


http://www.ucomics.com/foxtrot/2002/10/31/

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Jim C. Nasby | 1 Nov 16:16 2002
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Re: RH 8.0 arggh and other thoughts

On Thu, Oct 31, 2002 at 10:05:25PM -0600, pac@... wrote:
>  mount --bind /var/tmp /tmp
>  (slap the bind option in the fstab files and call it type none)

Does than have any benefits over "sudo ln -s /var/tmp /tmp" ?
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