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Old 02-23-2004, 09:44 PM   #16
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If you need a modem get a modem that uses the lucent venus chipset, I used to use a actiontec with a lucent venus chipset under SuSE and it works fine with no configuration except the telephone number and ISP you use; also check
Old 02-23-2004, 10:57 PM   #17
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(yast2), which does surely not run on text only
As I had thought also.
Actually typing "yast" in a console (as root) brings up a console version of the same tool.
I had though this had been abandoned in the move from the original YAST (a console tool) to YAST2. Very nice to see one can run this even without X.
Old 02-24-2004, 05:21 PM   #18
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Good thing then that they did not eliminate yast (one).
Hope they keep this up.

So I learned something today!

Of course you will hear all kinds of people say: "But WHO needs this text stuff anymore, now that computers and gfx cards are so fast?"
Well, as long as you got broadband (upstream AND down), everything is well. But try giving somebody remote assistance on Windows XP or X over ssh over a 56k connection: ARRRGHH.
Old 02-25-2004, 11:33 PM   #19
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I've had poor experiences with Suse 9.0 (nothing seems to work right), and good experiences with Mandrake 9.2.
Old 02-26-2004, 02:05 AM   #20
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SUSE 9.0 Pro has worked VERY good in our office...only a few computers, but Mandrake 9.2 works better on my wife's notebook. Both have been very good in my experience...

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Old 03-01-2004, 01:25 AM   #21
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Re: specific arguments?

Originally posted by browny_amiga
The drawbacks are that (I have heard, never tried it myself) you cannot edit config files directly, you need to use the frontend (yast2)
Well, anyway: For the ones that don't know it, winmodems (internal modems) run really bad on linux.
You heard wrong. SuSE is as much a Linux system as any other. Edit all the configs you want, and you don't need to touch Yast if you don't feel the need. The only thing I've heard about this is possible issues if you tend to use both GUI and text methods, though I haven't had any trouble yet.

winmodems: SuSE 9 has built-in support for lucent modems...mine works perfectly.
Old 03-01-2004, 02:38 AM   #22
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With the year long research, did you install and run different disto's before going to suse, what were the results?. As far as people loosing their data from the installation, you know the golden rule...backup...backup....backup, before you do anything, if their IT techs didn't do this, it there resposibility not the distro.
Old 03-01-2004, 02:51 AM   #23
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My choice for not using Suse was that it seemed geared more towards server then gaming.

So never used it. Mandrake didn't recignise somethings that Red Hat did.. (my LAN cards..).. oh well. Knoppix did good (just missed on card. I think that is pretty neat concidering it's varried portable uses.

still to each his own.

I still didn't get Gentoo to install right though. Maybe if I hooked the machine up to the net it would. But I don't want it connected.. not that one anyways.
Maybe my next atempt?
Old 03-01-2004, 03:54 AM   #24
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Good, so we are getting somewhere with winmodem support. That used to be impossible for a newbie to accomplish.
It will help bring linux to even more people.

The yast issue is of course what I meant.
Editing the config files and then have them overwritten by yast is of course unacceptable (at least for me).

But one can never get everything at once. I applaud the community acceptance SuSE is getting for Linux though. It will move many people away from Windows.
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IMHO suse seems to be the fastes distro of the three... correct me if I am wrong.


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