Alan Wong | 1 Nov 01:00 2000
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Raid 5???

Does redhat 6.0 support (hardware) Raid 5????  If so, does anyone know which
vendor makes (hardware) Raid 5 that is supported by linux 6.0, or any
version, Please???????

cheers,
Alan..

Katherine Lim | 1 Nov 02:13 2000
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Re: Raid 5???

On Wed, Nov 01, 2000 at 11:00:50AM +1100, Alan Wong wrote:
> Does redhat 6.0 support (hardware) Raid 5????  If so, does anyone know which
> vendor makes (hardware) Raid 5 that is supported by linux 6.0, or any
> version, Please???????

At work there are a few Red Hat 6.1 and 6.2 machines using Mylex DAC960
hardware RAID 5 controllers. Haven't had any problems so far.

Katherine

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Ben Smith | 2 Nov 09:19 2000
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Re: Raid 5???

> Does redhat 6.0 support (hardware) Raid 5????  If so, does anyone know which
> vendor makes (hardware) Raid 5 that is supported by linux 6.0, or any
> version, Please???????

 http://hardware.redhat.com/redhatready/cgi-bin/us/db-hcl.cgi should get you started.  I
have just got a software RAID5 going after giving up on the hardware possibilities.
Twas very confusing and a lot of things I read didn't make sense, or seemed very scary.
In the end, though, it's turned out a to be a breeze.

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And a big "HI" out there to those ASIO computers who now have a general warrant to
listen in on ALL ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS that go on in this country and of course the
ECHELON computers who pretty much do it globally.

Boon Yeo | 3 Nov 04:39 2000
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Message on bootup

I have a puzzling message when I boot up:

    Setting network parameters
    execvp:  No such file or directory       [ FAILED ]

Anyone know what this means, and how to rid of it?

Thanks,
-Boon

dv8 | 2 Nov 20:27 2000
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http://www.progeny.com/debian/download

http://www.progeny.com/debian/download

Marvin R. Pierce | 4 Nov 00:58 2000
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Fwd: New Newsgroup Request - FYI

FYI for anyone connected to Optus.
Opera linux has been added to the list of newsgroups now available.

----------  Forwarded Message  ----------
Subject: New Newsgroup Request
Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2000 03:42:14 +1030
From: support <at> optusnet.com.au
To: <mpierce <at> optusnet.com.au>

Can opera.linux be added to the list of newsgroups.
They are developing a new linux browser and it would be nice to have them
as part of the community.
Marvin Pierce

Dear Marvin,

This newsgroup has been added to the list of newsgroups.

Kind regards,

Robyn
OptusNet Online Support Team.

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Steve Jackson | 5 Nov 01:46 2000

Mandrake 7.1 vs suse 7.0

Mandrake 7.1 vs suse 7.0 personal or why the Germans are losing the war :)

Hi linuxers,
I've had a look at Mandrake 7.1 and more recently suse 7.0 personal and 
would like to put forward some of my observations.
Both installed easily and both found my sound card (ensoniq 1370) and 
configured it correctly. Suse, being a newer distribution correctly 
configured X for the bare bones 640x480 resolution for my near leading edge 
Geforce2 mx from asus. Mandrake thought it was a Geforce256 and produced a 
garbled unuseable screen after installation completed. Subsequently I tried 
the installation again this time with a matrox mystique and was up and 
running in both systems with a more reasonable resolution. Try installing 
Staroffice 5.2 in 640x480 and you will find it quite difficult to click on 
the required buttons without some fancy mouse and keyboard tricks.

I really like the mandrake distribution. It gets you to a more functional 
system straight after install than suse. I tried installing suse on a 
friends computer which has scsi disks and it would not boot after the first 
install. The second try booted at far as LI... He had no trouble installing 
mandrake. I would be interested to hear peoples opinions of the Reiser FS 
file system which is an installation choice in the suse.
Suse 7.0 personal has KDE2 beta 1.93 and this looks good. The included 
File/web browser Konqueror should give netscape a run for its money in the 
future, if it hasn't beaten it already. Linux needs a stable web browser 
and neither of these offerings are quite there yet.

A pet peeve I have with suse is their problems with the default german 
language in much of their documentation. A search for how to alter the 
default OS in lilo put me into a lesson in German that I didn't want. The 
boot loader in mandrake is far more user friendly and configurable.
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Wayne G | 5 Nov 04:43 2000

Re: Mandrake 7.1 vs suse 7.0

On Sun, 05 Nov 2000, Steve Jackson wrote:
> Mandrake 7.1 vs suse 7.0 personal or why the Germans are losing the war :)

My opinion is exactly the opposite. I personally think Mandrake (ie Redhat) sux.
I have never been happy with the way it installs or runs.

For me, SuSE has been great. It has  <at>  times been a pain to install. I figure
most distro's at times are like that. It takes time to sort all the little bugs
out, and get a nice happy sysstem running. My main pc runs a geforce ddr and
promise fastrak ide raid which I managed to get running too. I run 1600*1200
res. No hassles. Include 2 scsi cd's ( one cdr) and a dvd,and all runs fine.

I have been using SuSE since the 5.xx days, and now run 7.0 PRO. People I have
installed SuSE for are very happy. They were Redhat users, but now have
swapped. They are now happy. 

You can go buy 2 bare cd's if you like. I paid $85 for SuSE 7.0 PRO, and I got
a 6 cd set, and a dvd. Plus 4 manuals. I would rather do that anyday. I have a
box. Not 2 cdr's..... For the money I paid for SuSE, I feel it is great value
for money. I'm sure many other's do too. Mandrake has its place. So does Deb,
Slack, Redhat, Turbo, Small, Pocket, SuSE, and the others.

We can get into large pissing contests about what we prefer, so go right ahead
and bag me if you wish. I personally couldn't give a toss. You like Mandrake, I
like SuSE. He likes Deb, and Blah like Slackware. That's cool.

BTW, my family IS GERMAN, and I feel very strongly that shit like your opening
statement is not on. AND b4 you start... I bought SuSE on advice from an IT
trainer. Not because it is German.

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Robert Davidson | 5 Nov 07:56 2000
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Re: Mandrake 7.1 vs suse 7.0

Steve Jackson wrote:
> 
> Mandrake 7.1 vs suse 7.0 personal or why the Germans are losing the war :)
> 

Your post sounds more like a trashy magazine article.  I agree with
Wayne, I think mandrake sucks, but it's definately better than Red
Hat.

By the way, it's no war.

Regards,
Robert Davidson.

mpierce | 5 Nov 14:33 2000
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DVD on Lin

For those interested, there are two DVD projects underway on LIN.
	Livid: http://www.linuxvideo.org/
	VLC: http://www.videolan.org/index.html

I've managed to get Livid working on my Dell Inspiron 7000K:
System:
RH 7.0, Kernel-2.2.16-22, XFree864.01a
libXxf86dga.so
glibc-devel-2.1.94-3, glibc-2.1.94-3
gdk-pixbuf-0.9.0-0_helix_2, gdk-pixbuf-devel-0.9.0-0_helix_2 
SDL-1.1.6
ncurses-5.1-2, ncurses-devel-5.1-2, ncurses4-5.0-2
ggi-2.0b2.1-1

Video is very good (comparable to WIN), sound still a bit choppy.

I'll be taking a look at VLC when I get some time to compile it.
Whatever your route, join their mailing lists.
Marvin


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