I am really enjoying the Red Hat Linux experience. Took me a couple days and some help from this wonderful Forum, plus a lot of reading but I did it.
The installation went quite well, except for the X configuration, since I have a GeForce 2 Go NVIDIA card chose NVIDIA driver that came with Red Hat and chose Graphical Login OOPs. Had to re-install. This time I used all the defaults got X up but couldn't play Tux Racer due to no Open GL. Downloaded the tar.gz source packages from NVIDIA I am now enjoying 3d graphics and many rounds of Tux Racer, First Success
My Network and Internet setup automatically thanks to using a US Robotics Router, however I couldn't use the Print Server, I was not happy, came to this forum found an old thread using search which led me in the proper direction, then I used the redhat-config-printer got this working using the UNIX printer protocol and lpd. Second Success
Then decided I would need the modem to work for when I was travelling, fortunately my Dell Laptop came with a Conexant Soft Modem, downloaded the driver hsflinmodem generic RPM, installed then configured the modem using the hsf configuration utility. After a succesful install went into KDE ran kppp, setup and queryed my modem, now I am able to go online while on the road. Third Success
Decided I needed a new mouse so I went out and bought a Logitech Marble mouse. Plugged it in Kudzu fired up and installed my new mouse, but then all of a sudden I couldn't use my touchpad, I didn't want to have to carry a mouse around, found a very handy thread editted my XF86Config file, now I am enjoying using both my USB Marble Mouse and touchpad. Fourth Success
Not being one to leave well enough alone I wanted to speed up my PC ran hdparm and saw that I had dma on but running I/O 16 Bit. So tried a command and turned on 32 bit w/sync and eeked out a touch more speed from my hard drive. Went on the next day booted up my PC and 16 bit was enabled again, so I decided to get my hands a little more dirty, went into my sysinit file and added the hdparm command to set 32 bit w/sync to come on at bootup, rebooted the computer kept my fingers tightly crossed and waited, it worked ! Fifth Success
I would like to issue a big thanks to everybody who has helped on this forum and the moderators for doing such a wonderful job.
Keep up the good work and we may get more Linux converts.