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Old 06-21-2003, 12:55 PM   #1
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Help my with Red Hat 9

Ok. I am a complete noob in Linux. I know how to get away with some things but overall I dont know much. I installed linux on my computer yesterday and got the ethernet card working after a small error. Then I configured mozilla to connect to the internet through a proxy running on a windows 98SE computer. Everything appeared to be working fine, But when I set my homepage to be things started to happen. Google loads fine but when I try to goto a different web page it just loads google again but everything is kinda screwy. After I set my homepage to something else it was fine. Then more error started to occur. When clicking links on webpages they would take me to a page that said blah blah blah is not here. After clicking that same link 3-4 more time it would finaly go.

Also I have another problem when booting up. The boot screen stops for about 2 minutes when starting Sendmail and Sm_client. overall it take about 3-4 minutes to boot which realy pisses me off. How do I fix both of these problems I want to be able to use google without problems and boot atleast under a minute.

Old 06-21-2003, 01:38 PM   #2
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It sounds like your proxy is a little screwy. I don't know anything about proxy servers on win98 but I think thats the culprit.

Do you need sendmail? If your not using it you could shut it off. What are the specs on you linux pc(cpu, memory, etc.)?
Old 06-21-2003, 04:51 PM   #3
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well im running a t-bird 1.33ghz abit-kt7a raid 512mb pc133 ram 40gb hdd and a geforce2 ultra. luckaly i have a computer right next the the other one so thats where im posting from now. I have a friend who might be able to help me out. How do you disable sendmail?

Old 06-21-2003, 05:37 PM   #4
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chkconfig sendmail off

/etc/init.d/sendmail stop (to stop it right away)

Or you can do it through the graphic services panel


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