I got around the mouse problem and then I was able to shut the box down. It restarted fine and all that. I am running into a problem with some of the features in gnome not working because my copy of xscreensaver-3.33-4 couldn't be installed. Like I said I am on dial-up so downloading a whole distro is out (30+ hours). Where or what web site can i download just that rpm?(file) from. I also had to bypass ypbind and ypserv and one other one witch I gather are important to network configuration, witch I need. So I will need to get them too. ( almost forgot I will have to download this stuff to an XP box and then burn to CD unless I can get the NIC working. )
I started to confg the NIC but I couldn't determine what IRQs and DMAs were free to easing to the NIC. I know that Winduh really complains if you assign used resources to some other card and then it hangs and etc etc. Will that happen if I just assign resources to it? How would I find out what resources are available? GUI procedures would be easier
A puzzling thing
The boy put a CD in the drive and it mounted(?) fine but then he couldn't get the drive to open. When he powered the machine down then the drive opened fine. Is this normal? Does the drive have to be unmounted(?) before you can change CDs? If so how do I do that?
RH7.3 distro P133, 48M ram,