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Red Hat Enterprise Linux
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Old 01-05-2005, 10:04 AM   #211
ltd602
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Quote:
Originally posted by dick_onion53
I checked out their website and it looks great. I especially like the built in filesharing stuff. I'm downloading it right now and I'll give it a try. Thanks for the info.



Regards,
Dick
Sure thing, Dick. In my opinion, it works best when you install it on your HD as a full distro and you start downloading and updating with Synaptic, which is just plain fun to do. Thanks to that utility, I've got the absolute latest apps, and they're all kept up to date. Log in to PClinuxOS as "Guest", and you'll see the option to install it on your drive.

In any case, let me know how you make out. If you have questions, the people at PClinuxOnline (forums) can help.


On another note, Ubuntu sounds nice. I think I'll be throwing that on my second hard drive.

Man, I'm all about LiveCDs these days!
 
Old 01-05-2005, 10:39 AM   #212
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Its a close one from SLES 9.2(which is very nice) or Slackware 10..

Im going to go with Slackware 10 though.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 12:55 PM   #213
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Quote:
Originally posted by dick_onion53
I decided to go ahead and install Fedora --------- it sucks. I've never used an o/s with so many errors. It's so hard to do anything when there is pop-up errors all over the place. And you want to talk about drivers, my video keeps spazing out and there is no networking. I really wanted it to work but no go.
Probably to late:

Did you check the media to make sure it was good? Sounds like a bad install. Also, the network is probably there but has to be activated. I would assume the network activation thing is due to security.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 04:40 PM   #214
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I would just like to add to the PClinuxOS raving.
Yes it really is that good. Just install it on your harddrive. Sit back and enjoy.
Especially the latest version (P8) really shines and puts other distros to shame. It uses apt-get/synaptic as a packetmanager and comes with all plug-ins and codecs installed (unlike other distros). It has the stability of debian, the ease of mandrake, the speed of gentoo and looks better than the before mentioned.

FYI

Jack D.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 05:23 PM   #215
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Well I finally tried PCLinuxOS, and I think its great. But i'm having some problems,
1. How do I access my cd drives, all my drivers are on my mobo cd but i dont know how to access the cd.
2. Internet (networking) only works under konqueror, i'd like to get firefox and p2p apps running.
3. How do i access my local windows partition?
4. Video only goes up to 1024x768, but i like it up at 1280x1024, is there some kindof bypass for this?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Regards,
Dick
 
Old 01-05-2005, 05:26 PM   #216
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Originally posted by wshawn
Probably to late:

Did you check the media to make sure it was good? Sounds like a bad install. Also, the network is probably there but has to be activated. I would assume the network activation thing is due to security.
99% of the errors were mounting eroors. I couldnt access any partitions, cd drives, or my use storage. And the video was flickering, i didnt feel i was worth the work to find all my drivers and fix the problems.

This is where windows shines, all i have to do is insert my mobo cd and it does the rest for me. To bad its not like that for linux.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 05:50 PM   #217
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Quote:
Originally posted by dick_onion53
Well I finally tried PCLinuxOS, and I think its great. But i'm having some problems,
1. How do I access my cd drives, all my drivers are on my mobo cd but i dont know how to access the cd.

- They should all be there. Check under /mnt. Better yet, go to the kicker and enable the "devices" applet. make sure you configure the applet to show all your mounted drives and/or unmounted drives.

2. Internet (networking) only works under konqueror, i'd like to get firefox and p2p apps running.

-They run just fine. If you have internet access, just input your ISP information into Kppp , then connect, and just run firefox on any p2p app.

3. How do i access my local windows partition?

-See my answer to #1.

4. Video only goes up to 1024x768, but i like it up at 1280x1024, is there some kindof bypass for this?

It should run right up beyond 1600x1200, depending on your videocard and monitor. All choices should be there, as well as corresponding refresh rates. Go into the Master Control Center, and reconfigure your monitor and videocard to the exact vendor and model name, as well as your desired resolution. You also have a few other options there you can play with. It isn't complicated, but is one of those settings that doesn't always configure itself properly when you first load up.

Frankly, PClinuxOS works the same as Mandrake, if that helps.

The folks over at PClinuxOnline are very friendly and very helpful. If you're still in a jam, just post there and they'll get you sorted out.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Regards,
Dick
 
Old 01-05-2005, 08:01 PM   #218
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Quote:
Originally posted by dick_onion53
99% of the errors were mounting eroors. I couldnt access any partitions, cd drives, or my use storage. And the video was flickering, i didnt feel i was worth the work to find all my drivers and fix the problems.

This is where windows shines, all i have to do is insert my mobo cd and it does the rest for me. To bad its not like that for linux.
I think Windows should be in this poll! Pengiun and Windows, together, so beautiful!
 
Old 01-05-2005, 08:04 PM   #219
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Quote:
Originally posted by dalek
You only need one for Gentoo. Get the minimal CD, boot it, then start the install. It will download the rest to the hard drive as it needs it. If you have broadband.
And your network card is identified too! GGRRRR!!!
 
Old 01-05-2005, 08:18 PM   #220
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I've tried Fedora, Debian, Suse, Mandrake, ubuntu and Knoppix for the year of 2004.

From my Experience:
#1) Fedora is the distributions which i find is supported the most/best

#2) Debian & Knoppix (samething) for its simplicity and apt-get. (you do have apt-get for fedora - but beware of mulitple repositiories)

#3) Suse is very nicely planned and laid out and is probably the pest replacement for a windows user, however i always find theres a lack of stability on all systems i install it on!??? can't figure it out.. I remember a couple months after 9.1 was released, i did a Suse Online Update - it would not boot up again! I did this on 4 differnent machines, and every time i had to Knoppix back in there to sort things out!

#4) Mandrake was an OK experience. Not many probs actually. Just nothing really caught my interest all that much.

#5) Ubuntu i thought was a great distro for newbies who really want a stable personal desktop. Its a debian - but i guess i love the variety of Fedora, Debian and Knoppix.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 10:11 PM   #221
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Were you trying to say something, ltd602. You just quoted me, lol. If you can help me please repost.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 10:12 PM   #222
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Originally posted by AC97Conquerer
I think Windows should be in this poll! Pengiun and Windows, together, so beautiful!
Good Idea, I'd like to see how it would do.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 10:54 PM   #223
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Thumbs up Fedora Core 3

My vote goes for Fedora Core 3 - fast, stable, with great community support, yum rulez

I've used RH9, FC1, FC2, Slackware, Mandrake and FreeBSD, only FreeBSD can compete with FC3. I'd like to try Gentoo but haven't enough free space on my hard drive anymore
 
Old 01-05-2005, 11:52 PM   #224
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Were you trying to say something, ltd602. You just quoted me, lol. If you can help me please repost.
Sorry, lol, I kinda messed up the format of my response. BUT, my response is there . . . I just answered your questions one by one.

I hope I was of some help.
 
Old 01-06-2005, 12:02 AM   #225
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Originally posted by ltd602
Sorry, lol, I kinda messed up the format of my response. BUT, my response is there . . . I just answered your questions one by one.

I hope I was of some help.
I cant see what you said. All i see is what is what i said.
 
  


 


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