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Originally posted by pongmaster Open Konsole.
You can do everything monitor related with this program.
Your resolution problem maybe graphic card related though - suggest you get some nvidia/ati drivers installed if you run into problems using xvidtune.
Configuring the standard Mandrake firewall is pretty easy. If you just want to surf, download files and download POP type email (like you did with Outlook Express) then in the firewall configuration window, put check marks in the boxes labelled:
Domain Name Server
POP and IMAP Server
For services you want to allow your computer to connect to.
I have a nvidia geforce card. Anyway i went into xvidtune, and it says i could permanently damage my graphics card. There is hsyncstart, hsyncend, hsynctotal and the same with vsync*. What should i do?
As for the firewall, even if i dont tick any settings, in other words dont let any of the services go, i can still access the internet. I dont understand, you said you have to check those boxes to access the internet.
Also, how do I get Mandrakeonline working? Everytime i click "check for updates" or "install updates" it says "Not available". I dont understand i thought there would be updates, the installation that ive installed is at least a week old and that's only if I downloaded the ISO as soon as it was uploaded.
Lastly, apart from the firewall, what other steps should i take to make the computer more secure? Should I install an antivirus software(Norton is not available for Linux what should I use)? Whats the best GUI firewall for Linux?
Originally posted by Tamsco Windows doesn't have linux file system support compiled in the kernel, and unfortunately you can't recompile windows. There are a few DOS tools that let you mount a linux partition, but they aren't very good.
If you for some reason ever have a situation where linux dies and you want to fix i from windows, just eep a copy of Knoppix (a distro entirely on your CD) around and you'll be fine.
Windows has a different architecture, and it would not be necessary to recompile a new kernel for Windows to enable this kind of thing the way it is necessary for Linux. Note that Partition Magic 8 sees Linux filesystems just fine on its own. Someone could write a tool to detect, display, and read/write to EXT3 from within Windows that would plug into Windows API's.
Originally posted by SL33PY
I am a linux newbie, and got myself the ps2 linux kit.
Imo, that was a mistake. You should start off on something soft. If you don't know how to configure linux already, then playing with one of the highly experimental distributions that has almost no GUI capabilities is going to be a steep learning curve.
But that doesn't mean that I will throw the towel just because I need to put in some extra effort.
I'm going to look for some old hardware here in the basement and hope to be able to build one good (a.k.a. working) machine out of all the rubbish that is stored there. Then I'll look into a newbie friendly distro, if anyone has any suggestions. I'm all ears
The problem with the PS2 linux kit is that it seems to be incomplete in a coulple of areas, not to mention out of date.
You will be able to read a windows partition from Linux whether its FAT/VFAT or NTFS. However, you will not be able to write to NTFS, as the driver is still marked experimental (I believe).
Keep in mind that sharing a partition like this is ok for data, but forget programs (aka executables). They won't run on the other OS natively, even if you can see them.
(But see WINE project if you want to do this).