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  1. Are you building your kernel manually via make menuconfig or are you using genkernel?

    Gentoo Screenshot

    This is my most recent.
  3. Which is crazy, given that OSX is based largely on FreeBSD Now, that being said, it should be interesting once Apple's Intel migration is complete........

    too cool

    Yes, and the reason for this plethora of information is the "in depth" approach that is taken when one uses Gentoo, you can't help but dive head-first into it
  5. Well, after a fun bit of playing around this afternoon, I discovered that my newly compiled 2.6.15-gentoo-r1 kernel doesn't work with even the latest 8.21.7 FGLRX driver. This was an issue brought to head with the previous 8.20 driver release (at which point the 2.6.15 kernel was not yet final) and there have been a few "patches" but since they were not applied to the latest final driver release (8.21.7) I'm assuming there is a bit more to it than what the patch addresses. Basically, the problem is this: On exiting X, the computer will hard-lock, or, if you are lucky like me, it will hard-lock halfway through your user login. So, after reverting to my previous ATI driver and it still did it, I rolled back to my previous kernel (2.6.14-gentoo-r5) and installed the new driver and everything works beautifully, so its obviously an issue between 2.6.15 and the ATI drivers. A quick search on the rage3d forums linux section yields similar experiences to my own, when ATI officially addresses this issue, I will post an update. -OVERKILL

    USB driver

    Yes, if you have Synaptic installed you can search for xvid and divx and a pile of other codecs that mplayer will use once installed.
  7. Also, its fine to setup a "generic modem" but hopefully is actually referencing the physical device, do you know what type of modem it is? You should simply be able to hit the "ACTIVATE" button and it should dial, that is, if everything is setup correctly. If you are using a WinModem of any kind, it is not likely to work. Newer distro's like FC3 now have a much wider range of device support for things like WInModems, which is done via kernel modules. You should simply be able to click on your ppp0 connection and choose "ACTIVATE"
  8. What version of JRE did you download and which plugin did you link to?
  9. Well, being Canadian, I decided to give my local neighbour ATI a shot to replace my NVidia card, which was a Hercules 3D Prophet II GTS Pro, based on of course the GeForce II GTS Pro. It's been a great card and still is...though its sitting in another box now. So, I pulled my new ASUS ATI Radeon 9550GE (Gamer Edition) from its box (Yes, I'm cheap and didn't spring for a 9600XT or 9800 series card) and expected to be able to install the new 3.11.1 series drivers and be on my way....that assumption was my first big mistake. First off, there are no drivers for XORG's version of X, so you have to force install the drivers. Secondly, you have to use the "-replacefiles" option because the drivers conflict with MESA as well. So, after finding this out and using the appropriate options to work around the problems the drivers installed....which was great until it went to load the module and I got the following message: FATAL: Error inserting fglrx (/lib/modules/2.6.7-1.494.2.2smp/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.ko): No such device Which is odd, because the 9550 is on the list of supported cards........ So, I did an lspci to see what that turned up for the card ID: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4153 01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4173 Which to me, looks normal. So, what is it, that ATI doesn't support this variant of the 9550 GPU even though its really no different from the normal 9550? I don't know, but I"m very frustrated and might load XP on this thing tonight in order to have Video support....not something I'm looking forward to doing. Has anybody else come across this problem and discovered a solution? If so, please let me know!


    My name is Chris, I'm 24 and from Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, but spent many years living in Fredericton New Brunswick, where I took some CS at UNB before I took Network Engineering. I am a Network Enginner and currently administer four Windows 2000 Servers, 15 Linux routers/firewalls and 5 VPN's that host about 200 client computers. I have played with basically every OS under the sun, all MS-DOS variants, Windows 3.x, 9x, NT 3.51, NT 4.0, Win2K, WinXP, Windows 2003, BeOS, QNX RTP, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Solaris, DEC Unix, IRIX, as well as a pile of Linux distro's from the original Slackware iteration in or around 1993-94 as well as every version of RedHat from 5.x up, Mandrake, Suse, Fedora, YellowDog, Knoppix, Lindows...etc. I've been working on computers since 1988 when I had a Commodore and then quickly migrated to a Hewitt Rand 8088 with 640K of RAM, Hercules Monochrome graphics and a 30MB Hard Drive. From there I had a 286, 386, 486SX/25, 486 SX/25 TI Notebook, Mac Plus, PowerMac, PII 266, and so on until now. I love hardware and collecting it, but I've found lots of people have managed to "score" a much broader collection of stuff than what I currently have. I love older SCSI stuff and have a beastly 7-disk Ultra160 RAID5 array running on a Compaq SMARTRAID Controller that I scored, that's my DNS server and dump FTP for when I'm reloading this box. My current Linux machine (this one) is a P4 2.8C running on an ASUS P4C800 Deluxe with 1GB of PC3200, 240GB of Hard Drive space with an archaic Hercules 3D Prophet II GTS Pro video card, SBLive 5.1, 3COM 3C905C NIC and ATI TV Tuner Card. I have a 21" Sony Trinitron Monitor and a good 'ol Plextor 48x24x48 CD-RW. My internet connection consists of a hacked Alcatel Speed Touch Home, which is now a Speed Touch Pro and running at about 4.3Mbit, not bad for DSL. My hobbies obviously include computers, but also working on cars like my '87 Mustang GT as well as making an ass out of myself on IRC. In my free time I like to spend time with my wife Christa and our 5 month old son, Patrick. Its good to meet all of you.

    Gnome & 7.2

    Sorry, they resized it, should be at 1600x1200
  12. Buddy, have you looked at the system requirements for smoothwall? Your 166 is fine. Give 'er.
  13. That is truely beautiful.
  14. Yes, I'm running it right now on a box, its amazing, web-interface but with the flexibility of IPTABLES, so its more customizable than those damn retail piles.
  15. www.smoothwall.org, they've got an amazing Linux firewall product.
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