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Old 02-02-2004, 03:03 PM   #1156
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Please consider this, many people logged on to this forum are fine and dandy with Dos, doze all flavours and hence can see the problems of the OS. That is the reason why some want to learn Linux. What we do not want is problems wherby the drivers are non existant! University Challenge and starter for ten spring to mind (Apologies to non UK)
I have Fedora installed on one machine, mandrake on another, about to put debian on another, but i have a problem. None so far have detected a modem. A helpfull suggestion of lspci -n which apparantly lists details of my hardware to enable someone (This forum) to help me. It replies with unknown command in fedora.
Hey, no one said it was going to be easy!
 
Old 02-02-2004, 03:15 PM   #1157
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It replies with unknown command in fedora.
Use

/sbin/lspci -v

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Old 02-02-2004, 04:12 PM   #1158
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Quote:
Originally posted by Skyline
Use

/sbin/lspci -v
A different parameter won't change the message
about command not found ... he apparently hasn't
got it installed, or it's not in the users path.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 02-02-2004, 05:46 PM   #1159
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Originally posted by Tink

Quote:
A different parameter won't change the message
about command not found ...
But prefixing it with /sbin will - that was precisely why I suggested it - for example:

lspci is in the /sbin directory - further - as an ordinary user

lspci

on its own will give you

bash: lspci: command not found

because /sbin isn't in an ordinary users PATH

whereas giving the full PATH to lspci as an ordinary user ie

/sbin/lspci

gives you the hardware listing as expected - all as an ordinary user.

Quote:
or it's not in the users path
Again - that's precisely why prefixing it with /sbin was suggested................


Last edited by Skyline; 02-02-2004 at 07:24 PM.
 
Old 02-02-2004, 08:30 PM   #1160
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None so far have detected a modem.
Its best to use linux on a LAN.. it makes life a lot easier..
 
Old 02-03-2004, 12:31 AM   #1161
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witeshark - can you tell me more about your decision to go mac & linux. I'm about to upgrade my box (new mobo, proc, etc) and predominantly use for multimedia - sound recording & video editing - hence making Mac's very attractive. Linux on the other hand appeals because of amongst other things related to the development model & other factors mentioned in my previous post.

btw - I did use a linux install cd of fedora core 1... and neither of my modems (internal rockwell based pci or external serial) were picked up.

So if going from mac to linux is easy/easier - I want to know more!!
 
Old 02-03-2004, 12:53 AM   #1162
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Originally posted by tandhlinux
... None so far have detected a modem. ...
Try SuSE. It detected my external modem since SuSE 6.4 ... Else google for "linux winmodem" or search this site.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 06:45 AM   #1163
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Quote:
Originally posted by bootsy
witeshark - can you tell me more about your decision to go mac & linux. I'm about to upgrade my box (new mobo, proc, etc) and predominantly use for multimedia - sound recording & video editing - hence making Mac's very attractive. Linux on the other hand appeals because of amongst other things related to the development model & other factors mentioned in my previous post.
There is a live cd that is geared for sound and video editing called Dynebolic (can be installed to the HD). Its Debian-based so the updates and dependancy issues will be a bit easier too. Give it a try. I haven't played with it much, as I don't do that kind of stuff much, but it seemed to load up and recognized my hardware well. I thought it neat (portable studio!)
 
Old 02-03-2004, 12:41 PM   #1164
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witeshark - can you tell me more about your decision to go mac & linux. I'm about to upgrade my box (new mobo, proc, etc) and predominantly use for multimedia - sound recording & video editing

bootsy: Mac tends to be more cutting edge for video editing to start with, the animated movies that have come out lately were Mac edited (oddly, M$ had people using "freehand" on a Mac to make the win95 logo ) But my main reasons sum up to this: Mac is more stable, and a single app crash will be isolated in live memory preventing the subsequent crash of other apps/the whole system. (I understand that doz has this better under control lately) I find the hardware quality in all Macs is world class. The vastly less exposure to worm/virus/exploit is a plus. But above all, I decided on Mac because I refuse to be forced to devote um-teen % of my system resource to the overhead needed to run XP with all its doz *fixes* and the need to run virus scan, ad-aware, search and destroy (another spyware killer) and I just don't like the insecure, inherent architecture of doz. Example: the IE browser is integral with the core of the system, rendering all security precautions irrelevant (even firewalls) as exploits may have direct access to the core of the system completely bypassing any countermeasures! The peace of mind in Mac is hard to beat! But always remember that no system/OS is absolutely secure! My reasons for keeping my X86 box and running Linux basically conquer with my choice of Mac. Does that help?
 
Old 02-03-2004, 01:26 PM   #1165
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The head of Pixar the one who did Sheik, Toy Story, Monsters Inc and such said they did all of the rendering and editing On Linux not MAC's. Also wasn't parts of Titanic done with Linux? Because they ported all of their in-house grown software form UNIX mainframes to Linux. So where did you get the information that the editing were done on MAC"S? Or did I hear wrong? Check this Link: http://millimeter.com/ar/video_linux_hollywood, A quote says "but Linux dominates motion pictures more than anyone"
 
Old 02-03-2004, 01:31 PM   #1166
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My info that some of the recent animated movies was from spoken word. Someone told me that while walking through an editing studio -- all the boxes in the rooms were Mac. I think I was told that the finding that fish movie was done on Mac.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 01:50 PM   #1167
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yes, PIXAR ROCKS!!!!theres that kinda new movie, the "adventures of sinbad" i think its called, done 100% in linux, image editing, modeling (maya), rendering, all in linux. i wonder if the script/screenplay was also written in linux. i remember this because it was a big deal on TechTV.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 04:17 PM   #1168
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Toy Story & Monsters INC. were done with Macs.. Pixar is OWNED by Steve Jobs, they use top of the line makes to edit the movies and such...
 
Old 02-03-2004, 04:20 PM   #1169
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You mean, as of February 2000, right? Before that Maya wasn't available for Linux. Only SGI Irix.

Not a real jump from one *nix to another though.

http://www.alias.com/eng/support/may.../archive.jhtml
 
Old 02-03-2004, 04:34 PM   #1170
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After doing alittle research, the use both Mac OSX and Linux..
 
  


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