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Old 07-29-2003, 03:29 PM   #31
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Does your computer get its IP address from your service provider or a router, or do you set it to a known value all the time?

If you use DHCP (getting the IP from your ISP or a router), then you'll need to install a DHCP client. I believe the BLFS book goes into that, but I haven't done it myself. When you use DHCP, everything should be automatically configured when your computer gets its IP address.

If you use a static IP (one you set manually), then you'll need to edit your /etc/resolv.conf file. You can read about it with man resolv.conf, but here's the short, short version. You need a line for each DNS server you use, and each line would look like:

nameserver AAA.BBB.CCC.DDD
nameserver EEE.FFF.GGG.HHH

Where you obviously replace the capital letters above with the right IP addresses. If you don't know them, then your ISP should be happy to give them to you. You usually have two: primary and secondary DNS server. Those changes will get you access to the Internet.


To avoid IP address conflicts in your local network, then you simply have to change the IP address in the network configuration file you created in the LFS book: /etc/sysconfig/network-devices/ifconfig.eth0
Change the IP address line so that the last number in the sequence is different from the other machines on your network. If using DHCP, then this should be taken care of automatically.


You may be familiar with this already, but just to be thorough, you can avoid typing IP addresses if you put information in your /etc/hosts. So, if you have another computer on your network named rimo_main and an IP address of, add this to /etc/hosts rimo_main

From that point on, you can type things like "ping rimo_main" and your computer will know to use when it sees rimo_main.


For networking Windows and Linux Boxes together, you'll need Samba. There are LOTS of documents describing how to create Linux shares visible from Windows and vice-versa. It's a very common thing to do, and I've seen many threads about Samba in the General/Software forums in the past, and each one was answered. So there's a lot of help available should you get stuck with just the dry documentation.


Now, your question about "picture repetition frequency"... I assume you mean either horizontal or vertical refresh rates, right? As opposed to something like a background image changing in KDE? For the horizontal and vertical refresh rates, you'll have to modify your XF86Config-4 file again. This time, I believe you'll be messing with the "Monitor" section. I don't know what the options are off-hand. I'll have to go home and look it up. If you need to know ASAP, then the man pages should be able to tell you how to specify them, but there is quite a bit of information that you'll have to sift through to find what you need.


man fstab

That will tell you everything about the format of the file.
Old 07-30-2003, 01:56 AM   #32
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so thank you again (",)
this is the first post i write in my lfs system

yes i mean the refresh rates. sorry but i didn't know the english word so i translated it word by word and hoped you would understand it. in german (under windows) it is simply called "bildwiederholungsfrequenz"

If you need to know ASAP, ...
therefore i must say: i don't even knot what ASAP is...
Old 07-30-2003, 02:09 AM   #33
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ASAP = As Soon As Possible

I just thought I would mention the information was in the man pages in case you really wanted to know right away: the information was there, but it would take some time to look through all of it.

Well, I'm glad you've got it running! I bet you're pretty pleased with the system even if you've got some more things to install. So now comes the fun part of adding only what you need/want. A few cool pieces of eye candy don't hurt either...
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Dang, ya'll got some big werds.

Ahm from Tek-siz, and thu biggist werd we got down heeyur is "armydillow".
Well, that an "thu deepartmint of coe-rectshuns."

I'm from Texas and the biggest word we have down here is "armadillo."
Well, that and "the Department of Corrections."


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