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Old 03-22-2003, 11:33 AM   #1
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Unhappy Slack 9 quirks

While on the road to picking a distro I've come across many in which I would like to settle on. Then I had a dream. In this dream, I saw with my eyes the Great S in a bubble. Naw this didn't happen....I saw a harry hippo wearing a feather boa, but lets not go there.......

Unfortunately, getting this puppy up and running was a bitch but I persevered and successfully done it...running it now to type this. But frankly, I've been on the brinking point of pulling my hair out. I know I know, I should search, and I *did*. Let's just say that I didn't find too too much on the sub, even with older versions of the distro in hopes of a universal fix. Hopefully I missed something somewhere that p'haps I could be linked to cuz I feel the same way with over posters who are just lazy.

Here it goes, my list of grievances for all to think on...I hope. Good luck! :::

-->Cups will not connect to server-- In gentoo, I fixed this but painfully forgot what I did.
-->I have a radeon 9500 pro, and nowhere, even on, was I able to find out a simple way to install and use 3d acc. Is there a way to use the tv out yet, like with Nvidia?
-->I am a compsci major at WIT in boston. I need a C++ program similar to VC++, which I found with KDevelop, but on boot up after install, I try to get into it and it doesn't go through the setup, meaning then when I try to start a new project, even after selecting C++ project and filling out all the spaces down below, like name author, blah blah, the next button will not popup, it stays grayed out. Should I try to install a new version fresh from In all the other distros, I've had no problems whatsoever.

I have some others, but they are not showstoppers. Thanks a lot and I wish the best. I hope there some easy fixes out there, I really like this distro so far.
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radeon 9500 pro:, in the documentation provided with the driver it says the acceleration and other things can be set up using 'fglrxconfig'.

kdevelop: try the source version. It compiles easily (first check if you have QT/KDE headers).
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I also have slackware 9 and a radeon 9500 pro. I got the drivers installed, but whenever i ran fglrxconfig X server wouldn't start. I ended up swapping my radeon 9500 pro for a geforce 2 from the computer downstairs (it was a crime to put a geforce 2 in that computer anyways) and use the computer downstairs for gaming. Eventually when someone figures out how to get it working properly I will put the 9500 back in but for now Nvidias kick ass linux drivers work fine for me
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I hear ya. I just got the card too. I upgrade from a ti-200 g3. anybody gota clue bout cups? i gotta print. Slack 9 seems awesome but its no use if I can' t have 3d, even for the screensavers, and can't print.

I used to use gentoo but fudged up somewhere. I went back once rc3 came out, but it would fail at the same point from either package, right when I tried to install the kde package. Maybe I should go back there, but then again, radeons are a bitch.

Not to groan more and more, but I have the wavy lines poeple talk about. do you have them too gandalf?

ARG!! If not one thing, another one. Neverending, course, the world is changing in matters of seconds so maybe shit will be fixed, then back to the board again for the new shit from the fixing of the old shit. ARG!! Same shit, different day, different distro.


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Old 03-23-2003, 09:39 AM   #5
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You can forget Ati's drivers until they release a version compatible with XFree-4.3.0.
When they do you can try the procedure I posted here,

In the meantime you could get prepared by compiling your kernel for i586 or+, as it is a requirement.

HTH ...later
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Thanks for the tip! I guess I can live with dualing for now until they come out.

By the way, have anybody tried out the new knoppix? Seems kinda sweet. Almost tempted at trying a hard drive install of that. But then again, Even in english mode, there are still some stuff that won't turn english. DAMN THEM GERMANS!! hehehe just kidding! It's just awesome how they can pack so much into so little room. I definately gotta give them credit where credit is due.
Oh well. now to figure out cups!
thanks again
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Cups will not work if Lpd is installed. You can have only one installed at the time, so first thing to do is uninstall lpd. Then configure CUPS. I never used Cups, so i can't help you there. The alternative is to uninstall CUPS, and go with aps-filter. To start the setup:
cd /usr/share/apsfilter
(At least it was so on 8.1, and in /usr/lib/apsfilter in 8.0 )
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thanks for tip. i'll try later today.


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