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About Issadle

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    God, Computers, My beautiful wife and my wonderful kid,
  1. Ok I will use fedora as everything there seems to be what alot of people use to begin learning on!!!! I have a 64 bit proc do I want the 64 bit version or the 32 bit version as I hear about 64 bit not supporting alot of software available... it would be nice to actually get my money's worth out of my proc but my dreams of 64bit operating enviornment seem to keep getting dashed... I have a wmp54g wireles g pci 2.4 ghz network adapter that I cannot seem to get to work all i need is that and my switch to linux would be complete and I can actually begin to use a computer
  2. from an old gentoo system i have sucessfully compiled a stage 3 installation not from that live cd but before when it was all command line took me a week reading the install guide i learned alot about it and it seemed to like have me for a second i was so proud of myself the first time i made the hardisk grind i was like i made my computer run i had the power it was me not some os doing it for me it made me fall in love with linux does gentoo still have that nifty commandline install or is it all gui'ish i want the steep learning curve as that seems like the place to start note the computer has no internet connection i will be installing it on it is just a toy to learn on with 192 megs of ram and a 550 athalon xp i did however throw a nice 80 gig hdd into it
  3. I am using a wmp54g and wow dclient wlan0 is an unrecognised command I am a nood with linux and know none of the commands yet plus when shutting down it cannot unmount wlan0 as it doesnt exist lost after modprobing it jus dhcp is all i need
  4. this is where I can help yay idk if this is a linux only post but this is what I learned on so I know the oldest stuff best http://www.freedos.org/ if you are totally opensource enthusiast but for dos most of the tools are propritairy you can get multiple desktops and the such to do multitasking you can even integrate the linux kernel into it does the system have more than 8 megs of ram? if not it might be a bit daunting a task to do linux I dont know how but my friend does and he talks alot about it linux can run even at 2 megs of ram and a 12 mhz proc like a p4 3 ghz runs windows xp it is an old 8086 with 2 megs maxed ram running x11 and kde 1.0 with kernel 1.63 a word processor on a whopping 35 meg hdd he even has lan with internet running on it its really funny to see but really slow the lan is an old coaxle cable... I had to purchase a coaxle to 10/100 adapter... pretty funny stuff the sheer satisfaction to see google on such an old pc is pretty funny ya it was something like 8 to 16 colors but it worked whats the system specs I can find you lotsa programs for dos to run http://www.dosgames.com GAWD i love old 486's for all those games rip all those games even if some are demos and make a weekend out of it take a look back in time some are lotsa fun and worth the headaches... I even think I have a copy of redneck rampage laying around full copy if ya wanna play it... Dos like linux is lotsa fun if you do things correctly
  5. And if you dont have a Windows 2k cd boot off the fedora CD's and delete all partitions make one big fat 32 partition write it and just before the install starts turn off the computer turn it back at the POST(Power On Self Test) screen where it scan's all of your hardware where you have the option of entering bios hit the Pause Break key just above Page Up to literally pause your computer like a video game pretty neet actually... eject the fedora cd and put in the windows xp cd to unpause just hit anykey except the pause one (as it unpauses then repauses exactally one millisecond later) then XP will be able to recognize it and you can either install it onto the fat 32 or format to make NTFS and go... funny fun fact: the unpause wait a millisecond then pause again quirk hasn't been fixed since the first bios has ever been created. A simple minded person would simply hit pause again as it makes logical sense... The first BIOS was created in 1972 with the first Central Processing Unit with the CPU being 10' wide and 11' tall weighing in at 14 tons with the speed of get this 14 khz... was debunked until 1979 with intel's design and the whole asymbolic system has never been improved upon or changed. It was seen as good enough by Intel and Foxcon Scroll Lock has no function as it was for an old CR/M system in OS2 so you can press up and down on the KB to scroll and SysRq a sub function of prt screen again does nothing as it was system restore for OS/2 in 1991 wich worked better than the one in Windows ME and Windows XP... Even in vista it isnt as advanced as OS/2's proof once again M$ just isnt a viable choice nor is it the oldest... It really fails as a real os really sad actually... Sad to see you go... Issadle
  6. Thank you very much! ICK I have tried like 10 different distro's: 1. Fedora but for noobs to linux I wanna get my hands dirty compile my own kernel 2. Gentoo offers me total configuration over everything but i dont like the packaging system 3. Ubuntu doesnt work on my system 4. Mandriva ICK EW 5. Linspire A distro wich has made leaps and bounds in it's CNR 6. PC Linux OS 7. Slackware (My favorite) BC it was my first I seem to keep going back to it as it seems like the most pure Linux wich is what I want so I might stick with it. The first person who told me about Linux said either Redhat 8, Slackware, or Debian to stear clear of any others as they are just spinoff's of these three this was like 6 years ago and I have been with Linux since then on and off and have learned a few things but havent had the time until now! If slackware isn't the most pure Linux Distro where can I find it? 8. Linux XP 9. Myah OS 10. Open SUSE How can I join IRC? NVM I Googled it its a chat client im good there how do I join a channel though? Again Thank You Issadle
  7. No this isnt a problem with the kernel... I as well made the huge mistake of going with ati and not nvidia... ATI cant write a driver to save their lives. The open source driver will work whereas the fglrx one doesnt if you have need of the new kernel you can use the open source with no direct 3d support... Really gay if you ask me. I get asked all of the time why can't ATI write a nice universal driver or open the darned source so someone with knowledge can... I might go trade my ati card to the local computer shoppe for a downgraded nvidia card as I am sick of the driver issues with ATI... -Issadle
  8. Hi I am not the normal windows user... I love the cotnrol I can have with my computer and am not bothered by the command prompt and really have little interest in an interface as I think it should come later. I loved dos as it gave me sheer power with the right programs and gave me more functionality than xp does today... I still use it for things, like to wiew this webpage and post this I am using a dos based web browser called arachne... and am listening to music with another program running in the background called jet audio... it is all 64 bit as well with an athalon 3200+ 64 with 2.0 gig of ram and 330 gig of hdd space I play the occasional games on xp like ut2004 and soon 2007. As for the most part I use dos 6.22 with addons and support programs. I have both DOS and Windows XP running on Reiser FS as it doesnt fragment at all and is faster and more stable then ntfs and fat... I love to toy with my computers as it helps zone me out after a long day at work. Id love to learn to code and hack and just want the Linux kernel a really good command prompt grub bootloader to boot my machine up I want the control and am sick of all these prebuilt distros with hundreds of unneeded bs apps I will never ever use. Yes one day, like buying a cellphone wich I have yet to do, will probably switch to a graphical desktop but I have heard you can do everything if not more with the command prompt than with a gfx front end. The gui actually bothers me and to me is an annoyance, like cellphones, seems unneeded, unhuman, hard to use, and an insult to me and my intelligense... sure I will have one for some sake of my wife to use internet the way she knows how... but maybe someone to hold my hand at first and provide some documentation or some links to it. But for me the starting point isnt some preconfigured mess someone else said this is a quick fix for a windows user... I want the knowledge of how to configure it. apps front ends and prettiness comes later I need to know how to build the engine before installing seats... Ya sure I can goto honda and buy an accord family car but I already did that and wanna know how to build a racecar or a vintage hotrod I can take to events and lan parties or just tinker with as my thing...
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