I think this is the biggest omission (OK maybe not), but I think Redhat
needs to configure itself to automatically mount FAT partitions without
requiring the user do that. In fact, it should mount any partitions it
recognizes automatically, and give them names in some determined way.
This could always be changed in fstab. It really irritates that after
installing Redhat 9, I have to mount the partitions manually. I know I
can do it during install, but its still too damn hard.
Having the partitions mounted as read/write should be ok too, I really
want to write to the windows partitions as a user, no dropping to root
And a graphical client to set up partitions wouldn't hurt either. And
neither would one for ftp. I know it might compromise security, but I
kind of have been spoiled by Warftp on Windows, and I would like a
frontend for vsftpd to do that.
I've got two separate systems where compiling the nvidia 4496 drivers
and running Arjan's RPM test2 smp kernel results in glxinfo informing me
that direct rendering is disabled. I've got the patch from minion.de and
the nvidia module compiles and loads fine.
If I reboot to 2.4.20-19.9, it works fine so it doesn't seem like the
GLX libraries are not installed correctly.
Anyone have it working? I'm using the Makefile.kbuild since the
Makefile.nvidia doesn't seem to work at all.
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I'll try again: can someone (possibly from Rad Hat) inform us how make
the speedstep centrino module work? Or post a link where to find
information? There are some people around here who would like to know
Does someone know how we should modifiy the partition table after
installation? E.G. if you use LVM there may be a need to change the LVM
volumes for reallocating space.
There seems to be no redhat-config-.... and the very nice partitioning
tool used during installation is missing on the disk. I know the command
line tools, but - ok - more comfort more safeguards against typing
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ok, making progress here. starting from a stock isntall of severn
on my inspiron 8100, i have
1) starting with the shipped config file and ripping out massive
amounts of junk, recompiled the kernel with gcc 3.3
2) pcmcia sees my linksys wireless net card nicely, configures
3) new nvidia driver (4496) builds with gcc 3.3, doesn't complain
about compiler mismatch any more
now, against my better judgment, i still want to try a 2.6.0-testx
kernel, so what's the algorithm for moving on up?
specifically, what's the steps involved in moving from
modules.conf to modprobe.conf? and anything else i should
be careful of to prevent it exploding? i'm willing to give
it a shot.
In Severn, the X-chat IRC client doesn't seem to allow you to add a new
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Bill Nottingham <notting(a)redhat.com> wrote thusly:
>Steve Ward (stevewa(a)spiritone.com) said:
>>OK, I loaded the acpid RPM and started it, loaded ac and battery
>>modules, now when I start the battery monitor applet it works fine but
>>my cursor goes "out of control" and races about the screen doing random
>>If I manage to logout of the session and the login screen returns, the
>>cursor becomes sane again.
>>Confirmed after a power cycle.
>Um, you have a very very strange BIOS? :)
>Seriously, the cursor only goes wacky *after* starting the battery
That's correct. I did try the most recent BIOS from Sony (2000 dated)
which was released specifically to correct compatibility issues with
Win2K (presumably ACPI related).
Has anyone tried to install via ftp and done so successfully? I've set
up anonymous ftp on one of the internal machines and can ftp in
successfully, but when I try to do an install the ftp fails. The
anaconda log looks to have an incorrect address in it.
ftp server is 192.168.1.22
the install data is in /pub/severn
The anaconda log has the method as
Method = ftp://192.168.1.22//pub/severn
The install fails with an ftp error on
ftp://192.168.1.22/%2Fpub/severn/RedHat/base/hdlist: 550 failed to
I suspect the double / in the method is causing the problem but it
appears if I enter the directory as either /pub/severn or pub/severn.
The %2F is in the error message is a bit of a mystery also...