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Thursday, December 7th, 2006


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4:06 pm
How to use yam?

I'm using Redhat Enterprise, and I've paid for RH support, so I have access to their update repository. I've set up yam to download the RPMs, but I'm only getting rpms in the the rpmforge directory, not any of the other other channels. Most importantly, I'm not getting any of the kernel updates.

Excerpt from my yam.conf.d/rhel4as.confCollapse )
Is there another channel name like "core", "base", or "kernel"?


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Sunday, December 3rd, 2006


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1:42 pm - Okidata C5150N on Red Hat
I bought the Oki printer for other reasons, but I was wondering if anyone has a good site to research how to get the Oki 5100 series to work on Red Hat Fedora Core 6.
The sites either list Windows, or that the printer is a paperweight.
It is not a huge deal, I can print to a Mono laser printer. But it would be nice to print in color also.
the printer is using a network card. It has an IP address.
I have tried other Oki drivers, in an attempt to get some form of print out of it, but the printer just stalls. did not help.
Okidata did not help.
and I am not finding much linux information on this printer via searches either.

Any good sites out there for some information?
Thank you.

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Saturday, April 2nd, 2005


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2:16 am - MICROSOFT SUCKS............................
A Breaking News.......

Two researchers surprised the audience at a computer-security convention last month with their finding that a version of Microsoft Windows was more secure than a competing Linux operating system. Last week, the researchers released their finished report, and it included another surprise: Microsoft was funding the project all along.

The details can be retrieved here

Microsoft Really SUCKS...

current mood: angry

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Friday, February 4th, 2005


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2:34 pm
I just performed the upgrade from FC1 to FC3 (okay, really FC1 based K124.0.1 to FC3 based K124.2.0)based
And I can't get X up.
When going through graphical boot, it gets to the part where X should come up, and I hear the monitor click, and then
nothing...Just a blank screen. For a long time.
I signed into a terminal and brought up /etc/X11/xorg.conf (or wherever it is), and it looks fine to me.
Looks the same as my old XFree86 configs, anyway, as far as monitor, video card, video settings.
But when I tried /user/X11/bin/startx (or wherever it was that I found startx)
I get something about a missing command, "xauth".
I've never used anything but XFree86, so Xorg is new to me.
Obviously, my old trick for these problems, running redhat-config-xfree86, is just not happening.

Also, I suppose this might be noteworthy, while booting I keep getting a msg about not finding
/lib/modules/blah blah blah, something about the kernel (which wasn't updated, still 2.4.22).
I don' recall off hand if it was kernel-2.4.22nptl./lib/modules or /lib/modules/kernel-2.4.22nptl)
I did read the release notes about updating the kernel, which I would do, if I could get in.
I'm presently only able to access the internet now because of the xtra drive I just installed XP on.

Obviously, I'm not exactly a linux guru. I have been using linux at home for three years, and have been M$ free for most of that time (although I just this week isntalled XP on a spare hdd, from which I am writing now). I've used RH or some related product for that entire time (K12linux or FC).

I've considered starting over and doing a fresh install, since I just backed almost everything up, but I didn't backup *everything*, and don't want to have to reconfigure stuff like mount for my camera, and lose all my saved passwords and bookmarks from moz (which I didn't back up), and the few other headaches I would have to deal with. I mean, 90% of my important data, photographs, etc., are all backed up. But still...
Don't know if a fresh install would make any difference at this juncture, anyway.
I do have a Suse 8.2 Pro box sitting here, too....Hmmm...

Oh, and as if that weren't enough. One more issue: When I boot, kudzu keeps telling me that the printer has been removed from the system
(hp deskjet5550, usb), but it hasn't been. It's on, plugged in, connected, etc.

Perhaps I should start separate threads for these possibly separate issues? Not sure how they could be related, except that they are all a result of my attempt at upgrade.

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Thursday, December 16th, 2004


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4:31 am

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Saturday, December 4th, 2004


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9:13 pm - NEED HELP
Im downloading an ISO of redhat9.

I'm running XP. Im trying to partition my harddrive and have looked up different ways to do it. I've gotten into the computer managment section, but here's the problem. I dont have a place that's listed as "Unallocated space" on my HDD. I have my C drive and then the Recovery drive (it was like that when I got the pc. Damn HP!). So, my question is how can I make a new Partition? Is there anyway I can run RHlinux and make it create a partition for me?

All recommendations, help, suggestions, guides are welcome.

current mood: tense

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Saturday, October 30th, 2004


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12:27 am - for Samba-3 guru
I have a share, inside which I have folders owns to different unix-groups and write access for these groups. User includes in each of these groups, so he can create files in each folders inside share.
How can I force samba creates these files with the same group which owns the folder in which it creates?

As I understand, "force group" works only for whole share, not for defferen subfolders.

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Thursday, September 23rd, 2004


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3:14 pm - Piping a script to FTP?
I have a script something like
user root hackme
cd /pub/media
lcd /mp3
mget *.mp3

I'm trying to pipe it to ftp via cat ftpscript |ftp -in foo (so I can automate it via a script called from cron), but when I try that, it returns me immediately to the command line, rather than running ftp and accepting the script as standard input. The man page for ftp does not state that it does anything unusual with stdio.

What am I doing wrong? How can I do it right?

Thanks for your time,

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Wednesday, September 8th, 2004


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11:58 am - NTP woes.
[Edit: Cancel this. I went to lunch, came back and it was working. I guess I was too impatient for it. ]

I have 7 RH9 systems behind a firewall and I am trying to set up NTP on the systems so they can keep in sync with each other. Being in sync with the outside world would be a nice bonus, but not needed.

The systems are not running firewalls and can communicate fine with each other for other services, like ssh, nfs, etc.

But forsome reason they can not see each other via nfs. My current configuration looks like:
ntp.confCollapse )

According to the syslog it is starting just fine. If I do an "nmap -sU localhost" it sees the port being open. If I do an "nmap -sU remotehost" nmap goes out to lunch, but like I said, nfs is working so udp traffic isn't blocked.

If I run the "as" command from within ntpq it says the connection is rejected, but I have autorization disable for all the hosts, with the -A option to ntpd.

If I try to do an ntpdate to redhats ntp server, it works. If I try to do it to one of mine, it can't find a suitable server.

What am I doing wrong?

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Friday, August 27th, 2004


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4:19 pm - Samba - сеть падает
Имеем сервер по ASPLinux 9.2 + Samba 3.0.4 PDC
при попытки записать сохранить по сети объемный файл (win2ksp4.exe например) на расшаренном ресурсе, вешается сетевой интерфейс, при этом сервер продолжает работать.

По ftp (sftp) все качается прекрасно.

Ситуевина не зависит от факта логина в домен или работы из другой рабочей группы. Маленькие также закачиваются без проблем.

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Tuesday, August 10th, 2004


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12:59 pm
I feel kinda embarassed posting this, but here goes. Recently, I installed Red Hat 7.3 on my comp, as I had gotten a new hd and needed an OS. Now, I've never used Linux before (I know... but I'm still trying to learn new things) and was hesitant. Now I have it, and I'm really quite frustrated. Not with the OS itself, but with my own lack of knowledge in dealing with it. I don't know how to do anything with it. The most I've accomplished is upgrading Mozilla, and that was a complete fluke. I don't have the option of switching back to XP, nor do I want to. I want to learn how to use Linux... I just don't know where to start! Can anyone recommend any good sites (for complete NEWBS) to begin with?

(crossposted to a few other places)

current mood: confused

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Tuesday, June 8th, 2004


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8:35 pm - RH 9, Opera 7.51 -- Opera quits when I go to
Okay. I upgraded to Opera 7.51, and it crashes every time I go to (I'm currently posting from Mozilla).

The front page loads, and renders, and a tiny fraction of a second later, Opera disappears.

Here's what I get when I run it from the command line:
[root@host root]# opera
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
opera: [java] Disabling java due to potential problems. If you know
       what you are doing, you can set the environment variable
       OPERA_FORCE_JAVA_ENABLED to '1' to override this.
       Start Opera with '-debugjava' argument for more information.
Segmentation fault
[root@host root]#


It's not just livejournal that's causing it to crash. I just tried and that crashed too. does not crash.

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<IMG SRC= WIDTH=100 HEIGHT=100 ALT="darth_spacey's journal" BORDER="0">
4:23 pm - Red Hat 9, Opera 7.23, Flash 6 -- flash files fail to load/play
Whenever I go to a page with Flash, Opera locks for a few seconds or so -- the whole of Opera, not just that one tab, and only Opera, the rest of the system is perfectly fine. Eventually, Opera becomes responsive again, and the page loads, without the Flash.

I've looked in about:plugins and Flash is listed there, pointing to the file /usr/lib/opera/plugins/ which exists.

The same pages open fine using Mozilla, FWIW, so I'm pretty confident Flash itself isn't broken.


Starting Opera from a terminal window, I get the following error repeated a few times whenever I go to a flash-containing page:
/usr/lib/opera/plugins//operamotifwrapper-2: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


How can I fix this problem?


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Wednesday, May 12th, 2004


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2:36 pm - HD Woes.
I have some servers that I installed with 9GB scsi drives, and they work great.

We are now trying to upgrade the drives to 36gb drives. For some reason the boot RH9 cds that worked fine with the 9gb drives lock up with the 36gb drives, right after it loads the scsi driver.

I'm now looking for an easy way out. I would like to boot the system with the 9gb drive, and then while the system is live, install the bootable OS on the 36GB drive. How can I do this?

Oh... I can boot with the 9gb drive with the 36gb drive also in the system and format it and mount it. It's just having issues from the cdroms. The iso's checksums are okay, and th cd's pass the media test.

Thanks! :-)

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Sunday, May 2nd, 2004


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10:09 am
Is there such a thing as a SCSI-LVD/SCA to SCSI1/2/3 adapter?

I have SCSI 2/3 in one of my computers, and someone gave me a 36Gb SCSI-LVD with 80 pin SCA socket. I would like to use it, but it get's it's SCSI id and power throught the SCA insterface, and I've never seen a scsi adapter that also provides power, I don't know if I can use it.

Does such a thing exist? IF so, where and how much?

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Tuesday, April 27th, 2004


<IMG SRC= WIDTH=100 HEIGHT=100 ALT="darth_spacey's journal" BORDER="0">
1:10 pm - Help installing new gaim on RH9
Red Hat 9, pretty much 100% straight off the CDs (plus a few tinkertoys).

I've got the gaim that comes on the RH 9, but it's basically too archaic to be useful (protocols have changed on Yahoo and MSN).

I've tried installing the 0.77 rpm from but it fails, wanting gtkspell, which in turn wants Funny thing is, is right there in my /usr/local/lib but the rpm doesn't find it.

So, I tried building from source, but make fails as follows:
# make
/tmp/ccz1U7qG.s: Assembler messages:
/tmp/ccz1U7qG.s:36186: Error: unknown pseudo-op: `.by'
/tmp/ccz1U7qG.s:36186: Error: no such instruction: `e 0xac'
make[3]: *** [timestamp.lo] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/root/gaim-0.77/plugins'
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/root/gaim-0.77/plugins'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/gaim-0.77'
make: *** [all] Error 2

The only thing I can think of is a bad tarball, but then surely tar would refuse to unzip it, right? You have to be pretty determined to make a .gz file that is corrupt but will still unzip.

Any suggestions on either getting the rpm to look in /usr/local/lib or getting make to complete would be really approciated. Hell, even pointers to other helpful and knowledgeable groups of people would be appreciated.


current mood: annoyed

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Wednesday, April 21st, 2004


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8:42 pm - Fedora experts?
Any Fedora experts out there? Especially if you know about kernel updates or window managers ... please visit fedora_linux.

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Thursday, April 8th, 2004


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9:21 pm
What the fuck?!?!?!

I had my /var drive die. But I was able to restore from back-up. So I thought all was good.

But I have X start up as the login screen on my RH9.0 box, and X starts, but never makes it to a login screen. I get the mouse cursor on a black background, and if I move the mouse I get thrown to a blue text console (out of X) with:


Yes No

If I select yes, it tres to start a new X session on screen :1, which also fails and goes to the blue screen.

If I select no, it tries loading X on :0 again.

If I kill X, and start it with a "startx", it starts up just fine.

What the hell happened? And is it just me, or is "^_^?" the least helpful error prompt ever?

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Saturday, January 24th, 2004


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3:53 pm - Email woes
X-posted to linux

Cut for those who're members of both communitiesCollapse )

current mood: annoyed

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