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Old 12-16-2006, 11:45 AM   #61
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Try the halt -n command. You have to be root to make it work, however.
mdlinuxwolf:

What is the difference between the "halt -n" command and the regular shutdown command he was using?

I've only heard of the "shutdown" command.
 
Old 12-16-2006, 03:11 PM   #62
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You have to be logged in as root to use the halt -n command. The shutdown is one that I haven't really fooled around yet. It is probably the same as using the GUI to shutdown the computer.

Halt -n forces the shutdown regardless of who else is on the machine.
 
Old 12-17-2006, 04:14 AM   #63
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How old are your laptops, and what version of PClos worked for you?
Well my NEC and my HP laptop is almost 4 yrs old each. I've only tried PCLOS 0.93a (Big Daddy) and once I got that and every hardware to work, I didn't bother with anything else.
 
Old 12-18-2006, 07:38 AM   #64
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MEPIS v6 on a THinkpad T40

Hi,


I have MEPIS version 6 on my Thinkpad T40 (P4 - 1.5GHz; 1.5GB RAM, 80GB HDD). The only issue I have with it is I have not been able to get the wireless network configured (Netgear WG511T wireless card).

I have not devoted much time to it, less than 2 hours of googling.

Rod
 
Old 12-18-2006, 01:58 PM   #65
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Hi,


I have MEPIS version 6 on my Thinkpad T40 (P4 - 1.5GHz; 1.5GB RAM, 80GB HDD). The only issue I have with it is I have not been able to get the wireless network configured (Netgear WG511T wireless card).

I have not devoted much time to it, less than 2 hours of googling.

Rod


See if you can find the hardware compatibility list for Mepis 6.0 or try an older 802.11b PCMCIA card. The older stuff tends to be dirt cheap, perfectly good and works with Linux.

I haven't been able to find a list for hardware for Mepis 6.0

Usually Tigerdirect or Newegg has older wireless for laptops.
 
Old 01-02-2007, 02:44 PM   #66
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Mepis killed my Ubuntu System, but woke my modem

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... I am spending more time on making my laptop work than I am working on it. I think lack of standards between distributions is a real issue which needs to be sorted out. If a newbie is to browse and research through all forums to make his computer work just because he updated his operating system is really nerve wrecking. I am a bit disappointed. I dont mind researching a little bit and doing a bit here ant there. But I cant go on and go on with tinkering. I am too busy to go on and go on researching IT stuff...
I am that Newbie, still trying various LiveCD and installing many: Knoppix, Kanotix, Mepis3.3 3.4.3 & 6.0 Ubuntu 5.10 & 6.10, DSL Puppy and a few I've forgotten.
My wife is continually complaining that I can't keep my system running. This time I had a very smooth running install of Ubuntu 6.10 on one partion and WinXP on another.I installer Mepis 6.0 and pleased that almost everything worked. However, Mepis messed up Grub so that I cannot boot anything else.

My system is a Centrino: Pentium Mobile725 (1.6MHz), ipw2200 wireless, 8139too eth1, and SmartModem.It has Intel onboard Ac97 sound and 855 video (1280x800)

My Ubuntu is more up to date. Is there any way to use it to update the Mepis?

John

Last edited by JPsDad; 01-02-2007 at 03:20 PM.
 
Old 01-02-2007, 05:53 PM   #67
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Where did you.....Also

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Originally Posted by JPsDad
I am that Newbie, still trying various LiveCD and installing many: Knoppix, Kanotix, Mepis3.3 3.4.3 & 6.0 Ubuntu 5.10 & 6.10, DSL Puppy and a few I've forgotten.
My wife is continually complaining that I can't keep my system running. This time I had a very smooth running install of Ubuntu 6.10 on one partion and WinXP on another.I installer Mepis 6.0 and pleased that almost everything worked. However, Mepis messed up Grub so that I cannot boot anything else.

My system is a Centrino: Pentium Mobile725 (1.6MHz), ipw2200 wireless, 8139too eth1, and SmartModem.It has Intel onboard Ac97 sound and 855 video (1280x800)

My Ubuntu is more up to date. Is there any way to use it to update the Mepis?

John

Where did you install GRUB...on MBR or somewhere else. You should install it on the MBR.

Also, dual booting (Windows / Linux) with only 1 hdd is much more difficult than with 2 hdds. The reason is that Windows likes to think that it is the only OS there, so when it detects something intruding in "its" space, it flips out. It is certainly possible to dual boot with only 1 hdd (many do it) but I don't mess with it.

Also, did you split your hdd into two (2) primary partitions? That might make a difference, but if anyone reading this knows better then feel free to correct me.

What do you mean when you state: "My Ubuntu is more up to date. Is there any way to use it to update the Mepis?"

FYI: I assume you are using Mepis 6.0. I would recommend sticking with that Mepis version, if you decide to stick with Mepis. I use it now. I like 3.43 better, but 3.43 is becoming outdated so quickly it is not even funny.
 
Old 01-03-2007, 12:52 AM   #68
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Grub is installed to MBR. WinXP was installed to hsa1, hda2 is /boot, hda5 & 6 are root for two different distros, with hda7 as /home and hda8 as swap. I let the various distros update Grub, which was fine with other distros but Mepis did not play nice. It disconnected Ubuntus links to /home which made it unable to configure the user after I manually updated Grub/menu.lst.
What I ment about Ubuntu being more upto date is that it has 2.6.27-10 and many updated pkgs.Is there a way to make that partition into a local repository?
 
Old 01-03-2007, 02:23 PM   #69
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Grub is installed to MBR. WinXP was installed to hsa1, hda2 is /boot, hda5 & 6 are root for two different distros, with hda7 as /home and hda8 as swap. I let the various distros update Grub, which was fine with other distros but Mepis did not play nice. It disconnected Ubuntus links to /home which made it unable to configure the user after I manually updated Grub/menu.lst.
What I ment about Ubuntu being more upto date is that it has 2.6.27-10 and many updated pkgs.Is there a way to make that partition into a local repository?
JPsDad:

When you wrote "WinXP was installed to hsa1" I assume "hsa1" is supposed to be "hda1." Am I correct?

I noticed hda2 is your "boot." Do you mean it is "boot" for your entire system or just "boot" for your Linux Mepis (in other words, by "boot" do you mean Mepis "root"?)? The reason I ask is that if you do dual boot, then your Windows hdd or partition should be the system "boot," otherwise things get confusing.

Letting other distros update GRUB is probably a problem source. As long as the default GRUB suits your needs, there is no reason to "update" it. Was there a particular reason you updated GRUB?

As far as making your Ubuntu partition into a local repo....I don't know...I've never heard of that before...but if you could, it sounds like it would involve lots of legwork. It would be easier just to root login on Mepis 6 to go to Synaptic and enable a Ubuntu repo (I think dapper and breezy are available for Mepis 6, but you should check yourself). As far as Mepis Synaptic goes....be sure you set the package preferences to "always prefer versions from Mepis."

Have you checked out the following:

www.mepis.org

and

www.mepislovers.com

They might be more helpful than I can be. Still, I hope I have helped some.
 
Old 01-03-2007, 02:33 PM   #70
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My Ubuntu is more up to date. Is there any way to use it to update the Mepis?

John

FYI:

Unless there is a glaring security problem or a new version of something that you must absolutely, positively have immediately, there is little need to continually update Linux.

One of the things that took me some time to get used to is that, unlike Windows, in Linux there is little need to continually update your system just because a new version of something has been released.

For me, this "break" from the Windows mindset took some time. Try going 5 to 6 months without a Windows update. LOL.

On the other hand, I use Mepis 6.0 which has been out for about 5 to 6 months but I have not updated anything in it. I could, but I have no glaring security issues and the current packages suit my (basic) needs quite well.
 
Old 01-05-2007, 01:18 PM   #71
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HP Pavilion dv 1000

hi guys

i installed simply mepis 6 from a live cd from Linux Format mag. Updated & upgraded & everything works fine, wireless, music, video etc.

comatozed
 
Old 01-06-2007, 08:30 AM   #72
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just wanna say that the new SimplyMEPIS 6.0-4 Beta 2 ROCKS on my laptop! The ghosting problem with the touchpad is gone, so no more "touchpad lost sync"
 
Old 01-06-2007, 09:23 AM   #73
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Mepis 6 On An Inspiron 4150

I'm running Mepis 6 on a Dell Inspiron 4150.

Everything is perfect.

I had various problems with Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Suse. But for this particular machine, no problems with Mepis.

John
 
Old 01-07-2007, 11:45 PM   #74
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JPsDad have you made any

JPsDad have you made any progress? Did those other websites help?

Keep posting feedback here so we can learn too!
 
Old 01-29-2007, 11:06 PM   #75
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I have Mepis 6.0 Installed on a COMPAQ V2000, Intel Centrino M 1.4ghz 40gb hd. Install went well. Had to do the ndiswrapper fix for the built in bcm wireless g. Also had to remove the original bcmwl5 from ndiswrapper and use the inf that came with this Notebook before wifi would work. I used Arcronis Partition Magic to repartition the HD with WinXP Installed. Both OS's are working well at this time. Grub is installed on the MBR. Updates to Mepis 6.0 have been fair. I have had a problem with trying to install the Mepis 6.0 utilities update. The PC Freezes after LVM and before running fstab. I believe it has something to do with the bcm wireless card. I did that upgrade 5 times all with the same result. Touchpad and AC97 sound are working fine. I haven't tried the modem yet. Also installed crossover office to run Quicken, tried to get it working in wine without success. Also tried to get MyMoney running to try instead of quicken but couldn't get all my financials to import and I don't want to loose financial history. Thunderbird mail working fine and I use Firefox in XP so using it in Mepis is no problem.
Next step is getting data from Outlook to Mepis Applications, Calendar, To Do, Contacts, etc..
Also need to see if Palm sync will work. I have only been using Mepis for a couple of weeks, tried Knopix but could never get the wifi to work. I am very pleased with simplyMEPIS. My thanks to the many expert posts so I could search out problems and fix them. Need to find the screen saver not working post and see If I can get that resolved. Will also add I am not a linux expert, used MS Dos products and then Win 3.1 etc.. This is my first leap into Linux. Again Thank you to the many users and informative post on installing and getting things working in the OS.
 
  


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