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Old 03-31-2003, 12:33 PM   #1
KevinJ
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RH v9.0 breaks a few things... but its still pretty cool


Okay,

I am pretty sure this is related to the Glibc version that comes with RH v9.0, but just wanted to let everyone know that the following do NOT work:

-Nvidia drivers (needed for OpenGL)
-Codeweavers Crossover Plugin (needed for Windows plugins in Mozilla)

From what I can tell, its going to be a couple of months before the Crossover plugin (v1.x) is fixed. But v2.0 should work out of the box and that will be released in a week or two.

I don't know what's up with the Nvidia drivers, but I had to uninstall the kernel and GLX rpm's to get Xwindows to work in RH v9.0 at all.
There is no "Xconfigurator" anymore. I really don't know how you are supposed to configure XWindows from the console now.

Other than those two things (so far), I am very pleasedwith RH v9.0.

-KevinJ
 
Old 03-31-2003, 01:14 PM   #2
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Nvidia drivers will not work with RedHat 9. It is using a new threading technology called NPTL, or Native Posix Thread Library, that its predecessor Red Hat Linux 8 lacks. NPTL is not currently compatible with Nvidia's drivers.
 
Old 03-31-2003, 01:21 PM   #3
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Thanks Bruce.

I guess Nvidia is working to fix this. I don't need OpenGL at work so it doesn't really matter, but I am glad I found out before I upgraded my home box.



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Old 03-31-2003, 01:22 PM   #4
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Question From RH 8 to RH 9 so soon?

It seems like RH made a rather quick transition from RH8 to RH9, any idea why?

Also, what are the things you like in RH9 that have been improved or were missing in prior RH versions?
 
Old 03-31-2003, 01:26 PM   #5
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ACPI is now in the RH kernel. God I wish I could get RH9 NOW!!!
 
Old 03-31-2003, 01:47 PM   #6
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ACPI is now in the RH kernel. God I wish I could get RH9 NOW!!!
It's GPL, why not find someone who's willing to post the ISO's? RedHat can't stop you even if they wanted to.
 
Old 03-31-2003, 01:55 PM   #7
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As someone posted in another thread... Nvidia has already corrected the driver issue and downloads are available from their site. I am now running OpenGL without and issue.

-KevinJ
 
Old 03-31-2003, 06:42 PM   #8
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Just downloadeed and installed them on two machines trouble free install. Went great.
 
Old 04-01-2003, 04:27 AM   #9
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how about the new nvidia driver releases are they working?
and what good technology called NPTL gives linux?
 
Old 04-01-2003, 07:22 AM   #10
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I do have access to the RedHat network, but I got the ISO's yesterday much faster through

http://bitconjurer.org/BitTorrent/rh9.html

Was announced on slashdot. I installed the bittorrent thing, took 5 minutes, and the download took 4h20 for all 3 files.

Mlp
 
Old 04-01-2003, 08:37 AM   #11
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P2P software that won't stop uploading? No thanks, I'll wait till the ISO's hit linuxiso.org

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I don't want you stealing my bandwidth! How can I stop it from uploading?

You could hack the source to not upload, but then your download rate would suck. BitTorrent downloaders engage in tit-for-tat with their peers, so leeches have very little success downloading.

I get an error message starting with 'problem connecting to tracker', what should I do?

The tracker for the one particular file you're trying to download is probably down. Try to download again later.

Alternately, this error message may indicate that your net connection is down or doesn't allow arbitrary outgoing connections, which is necessary for BitTorrent to work.
http://bitconjurer.org/BitTorrent/FAQ.html

Last edited by BruceCadieux; 04-01-2003 at 08:38 AM.
 
Old 04-01-2003, 01:08 PM   #12
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I solved myproblem. Screw bit-torrent, I signed up for RHN. I can and am now downloading the RH9 iso's from RH. I can have my new version and feel good for supporting the cause. Oh yeah and get support for a linux product. What a concept. $60/year is a little steep but at least it's going to support open-source. Still cheaper than that other OS.

God bless T1
 
  


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