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  1. You are most likely stuck with using a VESA driver :( nVidia is really the only Linux friendly video card. ATi doesn't like Linux people that much...

    Kinda. ATi just has slooow driver support for linux. Ditto on the nVidia comment.


    However, if you are determined to use ATi (like I am..) you will have to get the updated drivers through ATi's web site. After installed, you can use fglrx config utils that install with the drivers to generate the XF86Config file. However, if you run Fedora, like myself, you will have to cut and paste the pertinant video card settings from the generated XF86Config to the xorg.conf file.


    Also take note that there are some nasty issues with running a dual head setup with ATi cards, and your 'puter will most-likely hang if rhgb is still enabled on boot. I have gobbs of information on that if you happen to go that route. It also has alot to do with what version if xfree86 that you run too. This is a hot topic on bugzilla for people with my type of setup.

  2. well first off this is a repost but i want to know (since no one decided to answer me before) if you get somehting like the Aerogate II or the Aerogate Gatekeeper can you still monitor your processor's temperature with water cooling... if so how?



    1. Bios Temps via MBM or MB software.

    2. CPU temps via probe /w AerogateII ( ihave one, and it is a b**** to setup the probes right...)

    3. Your tounge . If it burns, its too hot.

  3. F'n good distro. I have it running on my laptop for ..ehem.. wireless networking...and have had great results. Props for stock hardware compatability... however..........................................

    I have had bad problems with dual-head & ATI. ATI has no support for xf86 .6+ btw... Ever had a console crash b4? :)

  4. 1. download tar.gz or RPM that you want to install

    2. ctrl-alt-f1

    3. login as root

    4. type 'cc'

    5. type 'gcc'

    6. if both of those produce command not found, download cc or gcc RPM's. (i goto http://rpm.pbone.net to get rpms that i need..)

    7. <if RPM> rpm -i <rpm.name> will install rpms..)

    8. <if tar.gz> change directory to the tar that you want to install

    8.1. tar -zxvf <tar.gz application name>

    8.2. cd <untar'd directory>

    8.3. ./configure && make && make install

    9. if you are still getting the cc or gcc not found error let me know.

    10. ctrl-alt-f7 will get you back to X

  5. As posted before, your X console isnt your only choice. It -typically- resides on console 7. (ctrl-alt-F7) .. Now if you would like to go to traditional linux, switch consoles. ie: ctrl-alt-F1. ii typically boot to runlevel 3, which is all text, and i have to start X by hand...


    At first glance, this is not really usefull unless you can multitask very well. I jump through consoles like there is no tomorrow, so you will get the hang of it.... Now, if you notice, there is little to no difference between an X terminal window, and a text-based console, however there are differences on how they operate. Currently, I am doing my research on the subject for you before I try to start spouting of some of the more specific console differances, so just trust me for a sec .. :) But for the most part, you will be able to do anything you want in any type of console or terminal window...


    Also, you need to see if you installed cc or gcc... I have never had an install of linux that didnt atleast have cc installed... Even better, install the RPM. http://rpm.pbone.net has it... (do an advanced search and you can select your distro..)

  6. Hmm.. seems like the $PATH statement is not set correctly. Also, you might want to take into account that environment variables in an xwindows console and a regular text console are different.


    Before we get too complicated here, go to an xterm console and type 'cc' and see if the c compiler runs. Also, do the same with 'gcc' and see if -it- runs. If not under xwindows, then do this under another console. (ctrl-alt-F1 through F9, F7 being the x console.)


    If cc or gcc is not installed, which I -highly- doubt, we will work on your $PATH statement changes, aight? (you should find a gcc or cc RPM with google.....)


    (oh... cc is C Compiler, and gcc is GNU C complier... it sems that either/or should work if the other doesnt... dig it?)

  7. If you're using mandrake it's best to use urpmi. Going here and following through with the steps listed will get a database set up which will allow you to install rpms by simply typing "#urpmi <name_of_software>". It'll also search for the dependencies and install them as well.

    As an add on to this, you can also do the same with YUM and APT..

    ie: yum install gaim / apt-get install gaim

    That should download and install gaim and its dependancies.. :)

  8. Ditto. 7Gb of swap is just way too much. Think of it as the windows page file instead of a partition and you will have a good start on how it works. It is just alot more efficient than the swap methods from M$.. :) But the basic rule still applies.. you want about 2 (good) to 3(a little too much) times more swap space than RAM. This is flexable too... if you have 3 or 4 gigs of RAM, you could prolly match the size of your swap space instead of doubling it or tripling it.


    Now lets look at the partition structure of linux for a sec.


    Your install partion will be ext3 and your swap partion will be, well, swap space.

    Typically, the 'install' partion is refering to where the root directory will be mounted too. Now, you can mount other partions, and other drives to different directories. In example, on one of my other computers, I have my root '/' (not /root) on hda0 and my /home directory on hdb0 both ext3, and also had a fat32 partion '/mnt/windoze' on a third hdd.


    Getting down to it, the actual install requirements are easily bent, but that is all you need is one ext3 part, and a swap part, but that is not a -requirement- either! :)

    You can install linux on dang near every file system, but I would stay away from NTFS or FAT if possible ... ;)

  9. Ok.. just to make life alot easier with dependancies, it is alot easier to get the right RPM for your distribution. If it is easy for you to work through dependancy issues, then compiling the program is cool.


    Also, it helps alot to get the right RPMs for your distro... ie: gaim-1.01-FC2.rpm for Fedora, MDK.rpm for Mandrake and so forth. This will nail down alot of dependancy problems too.


    As far as the ./configure&&make&&make install (short cut, btw.. the && will only do the next step if the first one completes cleanly, nifty, eh?) This needs to be used with the tar ball sources. I use RPMs, sources, whatever. Souce zips are usually smaller than RPMs so it really depends on my connection speed that I have at the time.


    But back to it... i think that GAIM is installed by default with MDK isn't it?

  10. Some easy ways to upgrade FC2.


    Dowload one (or both!) of these programs:


    YUM (an updated Yellow Dog linux updater..)-- http://linux.duke.edu/projects/yum/

    APT -- http://freshrpms.net/apt/


    I -think- that yum is installed already with the FC2 distro, but it doesnt hurt to get the upgrade.


    I use a combination of them both to update all the software on my PCs and it usually does a good job. I have had -slight- problems with YUM, but they were not too hard to work out. Also, there are better yum.conf files out there to use and stay away from the stock one... it is as slow as the RH updater. :)


    Both of these take into account all the installed RPMs that you have and should upgrade them all. Take note that these programs will also upgrade your kernel automatically as well, so you will have to specify manually if you do not wish this to happen.

  11. Ok, I don't have direct experiance with gamespy, but if I wanted to track down an IP address of some one, I would first find out how the chat network is setup.


    For example, AIM has all traffic going through dedicated servers. So, the actual IP addresses for people are translated there, and very hard to get. However, if game spy does not do this, I would use a good network sniffer to find out... Ethereal is a good (free!) sniffer, btw.. I use it all the time.


    You should be able to associate the chat text with the source and destination addresses fairly easy..

  12. Guys guys guys.. don't sort through thousands of alerts.. there is a much easier way. Download ACID: http://acidlab.sourceforge.net/


    You can easily see reports of alerts via a web interface.

    That is exactly what I use, actually... (PHP /w GD mighta been a giveaway) :) Even so, I am still pushing ACID to its limits, even with heavy rule-tweeking and FlexResp. It simply is starting to crack under the load.

  13. Just to add to an outdated discussion....


    I have been playing around -alot- with snort l8ly, and have slowly started to discover the differances. Yes, snort and snort-mysql are basically the same thing, just that one is compiled with mysql support. (which in my case, i have to sort through about 14k alerts (yes.. about 14,000 valid alerts) daily, in which case the MySQL dump has been helping alot. My sniffer runs 4 nics now, and will be bumped up to 6 once I get the resources, and sorting the alerts by ID is also needed.


    When I get back home, I will be assembling a similar system on my lan. With Apache setup and running, I will be able to monitor any intrusions from any computer via http. (which would not be possible without snort-mysql, php (with GD support) )


    So... that is answer to the original question with some real-life application, in case anyone cares....

  14. You guys have lost me in the comparison here. P4EE vs OC'd 2600?


    1. You can't make judgments on what your friend, boss or anyone else says. Dunno how many times I heard in this thread 'Yeah? Well my friend said.....'


    2. Sorry. But you can't make comparisons based on the static values in Sandra. Too many variables involved.


    3. Both processors have thier strengths and weeknesses. And btw, looking at MHz alone won't tell you jack. For the average guy like myself, we need to stick with real-world performance, and not the benchmarks.


    4. Chances are, even if alot of the people here have actually tested this out themselves, which I know they haven't (with the exception of a gifted few), wont be chanting 'AMD is better' or vice-versa.


    Sorry, had to get it out. :)

  15. How can you say one looks the best?


    Doesn't matter what distro you have, you'll either use KDE, Gnome, Enlightenment, BlackBox, FluxBox, IceWM, CDM, Ximian Desktop 2, or another window manager.


    Each distro doesn't have a "look"... a theme maybe, but that theme can be used on any distro.... i.e. RedHat's Bluecurve theme for Gnome.

    I think what he means is the process from poping-in the install cd to the first time X starts.


    Reword things a little->"mandrake looks the best" to "has a smooth install and is configured nicely by default."

  16. Wont the RH RPM's work for FC without problems? (haven't played with FC yet...)


    Once I was able to track down the proper RPM for my distro, all was well. Either way, if you don't, you are looking at dependancy-hell for snort, btw.

  17. Actually you can write to ntfs, but still dangerorus

    I think the newest kernel has it .

    Ok, kernel 2.6 supports writing to ntfs.


    But I wouldnt risk it. And if you write to it with 2.4 your corrupt the file table. So yeah, you can write to it, but youll destroy it at the same time.





    Well... if i was doing a change-over to Linux, I shouldn't need to write to my old ntfs drive anyway. For the time being, stick with read-only. ;)

  18. Ok I got the partition set up (10gig). Now when I go to install FC2 i get this error on the partitioning part:


    The partition table on device hda was unreadable. To create new partitions it must be initialized, causing loss of ALL DATA on this drive.

    This operation will ovveride any previous installation choices about which drives to ignore.

    Would you like to initilize this drive, erasing all data?


    When I set up the 3rd partition, i set it to ext3. Should I leave this as free space or what.

    I have the same problem with FC2. If this helps at all, it stems from my SATA controller and not the partion information. I currently have 2 SATA 160's @ raid 0, and the installer can't see 'em. (THAT actually stems from the fact that alot of SATA controllers do not use full-hardware RAID. In my case, since alot of the control of the raid is done at the software level, it is near impossible for linux coders to write drivers unless the manufacturer provides the source code.)


    Hope that helps... I am getting ready to make the partions by hand and see what FC2 thinks of that.

  19. You can't install it on your NTFS

    Umm... there are some distros that allow that in their install options. If my memory serves me correctly SusE and RH allow for installation on an NTFS partition.


    There are several partioning programs out there, and they are usually part of the distro install apps. ASP, Mandrake, SusE and RH I know all come with one that doesn't take that long to learn. Do your research on google about setting the proper sizes for your partitions though.


    To make my life easier though, I usually clear out some room on my partitions using Partition Magic before I start an install on a dual-boot computer.

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