[clug] Newbie posting again...

Rasjid Wilcox rasjidw at openminddev.net
Tue Nov 25 21:24:10 EST 2003

On Tuesday 25 November 2003 18:30, Michael Smith wrote:
> I installed a temporary W2k Server O/S on an old P2 350 I had lying
> around (so I can use mail etc), and installed RH9 on the Quad P-Pro
> Server, which went OK, (except for X which doesn't seem to like 1Mb
> video cards and crappy no-name 15" monitors...*shrugs shoulders* -

The newer versions of XFree (4.x.x) does not support all of the older 
chipsets.  You probably could have got X to work on the old video card by 
installing XFree 3.x.x (whatever the last of the 3.x series was).

> although I solved that by disabling the onboard video

Oh, and in my experience onboard video is not always well supported, even if 
the chipset is.

> and installing a
> 32Mb PCI card I had lying around).

Installing a real video card is always a good solution.

> Nice to see a seamless SMP kernel
> that works! (thanks SUN - or shouldn't I have said that? :-))

What does Linux SMP have to do with SUN?

> Anyway, now I have a nice Linux box sitting there doing...well...not
> much actually. I've installed Webmin and used it locally (can't get it
> to work from another box *more shoulder shrugging*)

Do you have a woking network connection, or is it just webmin that you can't 
use remotely?

> and have "attempted"
> to configure Samba, DNS, Apache and a few other things, with limited
> success.
> In short, I'm probably going to need help to get this thing running
> properly. I've ordered Chris Negus' RH9 bible in the interim, and have
> downloaded a fair bit of other doco (along with the latest incarnations
> of Webmin, Samba Bind etc etc), but am still struggling. (The RH9 bible
> will probably take a few weeks to get here).
> Anyone know of any good newbies guides to getting a Server up and
> running (at least in a basic sense) in the short term?

Try google 'linux newbies'.  Several forums/pages come up.
Also google 'learn linux' and 'linux learn' (they have quite different initial 



Rasjid Wilcox
Canberra, Australia (UTC +10 hrs)

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