Originally Posted by owenoak
Sounds like a good tip jameslaw, I will try Swiftfox. I put the software versions at the bottom of my post and the kernel is Linux version 126.96.36.199-64.fc8 . Does the -64.FC8 mean I installed the 64 bit version of Fedora8? I meant to start with 32 for better compatibility but I could have burned the wrong iso; they were in the same directory and I can not tell from the DVD files. How embarrassing!
I just didn't read the version closely enough. I'm pretty sure that is a 64-bit release. But, I'm not a Fedora user (Debian/Testing, and Ubuntu).
Swiftfox is self-contained, so it's pretty easy to try, and then get rid of if it doesn't work or you don't like it. Let us know if it solves the problem. Then maybe we can close this thread. Seriously, I'm the OP. I started this thread on June '06. Sheeeeee-it!