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Old 04-13-2004, 02:45 PM   #1
cmfarley19
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coLinux


I've started toying around with this today.

Does anyone have any experience with coLinux ?

In particlular I'm looking or networking help. Probably more after that.

Thanks,

Chris

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Old 04-18-2004, 03:54 PM   #2
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Been playing with it for a while now. Networking was fairly straightforward, getting Gnome to work was a pig though.

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Old 04-21-2004, 07:08 AM   #3
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I tried coLinux out a week or so ago but couldn't get the networking to work at first due to:

a) if u dont use DHCP with the TAP device, you _HAVE_ to reboot to change the IP address of it (in windows that is)
b) Windows XP didn't let me know that it needed the cd to install the internet connection sharing and just silently failed everytime :-|

Also, if you have any of the Usermode Linux images, they can be used for this without any modification except maybe changing the fstab to cobd# instead of ubd#.

Also, make sure you do _not_ do a startx because it will crash the entire system (at least on mine it did) with a stuck thread in the video card driver.

Overall, the networking is setup pretty much the same as a normal linux system inside the coLinux and a normal ICS in windows.

HTH, if you need more, just reply to this or goto the forum that they have setup for coLinux.

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Old 04-21-2004, 11:09 AM   #4
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Thanks Emu.

Got it working today. I must have goofed something last time because it was pretty staright forward today.

I know you said you had problems with X. I hope to use X & KDE eventually. Do you know if this is possible?

The forum you referred to... Is that a LinuxQuestions forum or a forum at coLinux?

I'm using a Debian image.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 12:07 PM   #5
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It's a bit fiddly, you need to run an X Server in Cygwin, and then make sure that KDE doesn't attempt to start a window manager. I usually just blow away /etc/X11/default-display-manager.

It's actually a lot easier to get Gnome working (it seems to crash less), just configure gdm.conf to disable all servers in the [servers] section.


Much more available at
http://www.colinux.org/wiki/index.php/XCoLinux

There is a developers mailing list for colinux at http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/l.../colinux-devel

Don't expect it to be quick though

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Old 04-22-2004, 06:56 AM   #6
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The coLinux forum is at sourceforge:

http://sourceforge.net/forum/?group_id=98788

 
Old 09-26-2004, 10:14 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by daftjames
It's a bit fiddly, you need to run an X Server in Cygwin, and then make sure that KDE doesn't attempt to start a window manager. I usually just blow away /etc/X11/default-display-manager.

It's actually a lot easier to get Gnome working (it seems to crash less), just configure gdm.conf to disable all servers in the [servers] section.


Much more available at
http://www.colinux.org/wiki/index.php/XCoLinux

There is a developers mailing list for colinux at http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/l.../colinux-devel

Don't expect it to be quick though

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Instead of Cygwin, how about using VNC Server/Viewer.
 
  


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