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Question 1: How do I set it up so that Suse Linux automatically sets up APIPA (169.254.x.x) if there isn't a DHCP server, but use the DHCP server info if there is one? I want it done automatically, so I don't have to do any command line voodoo if I activate a server. Help would be appreciated.
Question 2: I have a keyboard (Compaq internet keyboard-18 buttons) that has additional buttons. Is there any way I can make the OS recognize these buttons and use them?
Question 3: I know this is probably a shot in the dark, but is there any way that I could get my video card (Trident Blade3D/mvp4?, OS recognizes it as Trident Cyberblade/i7) to run OpenGL? I know that it can do OpenGL on Windows, but I don't have it set up to boot into win98 (it wasn't working anymore).
Question 4: …when I was trying to get OS X to print to a printer connected to the linux box, it basically said that the hostname wasn't found. I did a quick fix by modifying Mac OS X's /etc/hosts file to include it, but I don't like messing with such system files on my Mac (Or Linux, but it's kind of expected). Is there a way to make it so that the Linux box broadcasts it's "name" via mDNS (A.K.A. zeroconf, A.K.A. Bonjour, A.K.A. Rondesvous)? Thanks.
these are the questions about SuSE Linux that I asked at the Macaddict site. I found this site while I was browsing and I thought "This would be a better site to ask this question," so I'm asking it here.
On second thought, this thread should be moved to the SuSE forum.
Last edited by Madd the Sane; 04-26-2006 at 05:44 PM.
1. Enable DHCP in your net config, I believe in SUSE it is YAst
2. You can enable multi-media keys on keyboards (i.e. microsoft style multi-media keyboards) also through YAst (I use FC5 and there is such a GUI for doing this)
3. You can get Trident Linux drivers here
4. Configure your host name on your local system (Its how I do it on my home network so that I don't have to continually change IP addresses on the other computers.
Okay, I was able to fix number 1 and number 4, and thanks for the links for the linux trident drivers: i'll look them up later. I'll also look up fc5, as the utility that came with SuSE, linEAK, doesn't seem to work.
Last edited by Madd the Sane; 04-27-2006 at 01:54 AM.
oops. I mistook fc5 as a keyboard manager and not Fedora. Silly me!
Also, now that I've gotten the Trident Linux drivers, what do I do with them?
And apparenly I wasn't very clear about the apipa thing. At times I have a long cable that I plug into the computer in the front room in order to get net access for my Mac and, now that I have Linux, Linux. However, since it is such a long distance (the house is 20-odd years old, and my parents have yet to make ethernet integrated into the house, not to mention broadband), sometimes I don't have it plugged in. However, I still want the Mac and Linux box to talk to each other. But since I couldn't get the Linux box to use APIPA, I decided to use locations (Or something like that) and set one to DHCP and the other to APIPA-with-bonjour (address: 169.254.45.56 subnet mask: 255.255.0.0 DNS server: 188.8.131.52).