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Old 09-02-2004, 02:23 PM   #1
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Hey there,

I am a nerd (www:nerdsonsite:co:za), that started working with Linux while studying in 2001. When i started working, I started using it, and within 3 months i was hooked. Have made the most out of what the operating system can offer - configured it as VPN server, PDC, mail server (mostly qmail with all the addons), network services, firewalling. i do a bit of shell scripting (bash, perl, csh) and have played around with QoS services (CBQ mostly, though havent done nearly as much as i would like to). Also done a bit of network monitoring configurations (ntop, mrtg/snmp, etc).

Recently venturing into recompiling kernels (out of necessity - loaded it onto system with intel wireless card, which needed driver compiled in).

More than willing to offer a hand where i can if, just ask

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Old 09-02-2004, 03:23 PM   #2
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Seems like you certainly know what you are doing, as far as help goes there is never enough it seems like. But when you log in there are threads with 0 replies you can click on those and answer those questions that you can. Its the way that the forum works. Just find posts that need help and answer them.

And thanks for your help
Old 09-02-2004, 09:27 PM   #3
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Welcome to Jeremy's most excellent corner of the universe. Sounds like you're going to fit in nicely. There are a lot of people coming to this site for help. The more the merrier!
Old 01-04-2005, 12:28 AM   #4
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I noticed you re-compiled the kernel for the wireless HP / intel functionality. I cannot seem to get mine to work - can you help me with this? - I still have limited technical knowledge of Linux as far as playing with the heart of it - especially as SuSE doesn't seem to follow the rules as well!
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LOL at your sig, there are 10 kinds of people in the world, ha ha ha, I actually understood it!
Old 01-04-2005, 03:19 PM   #6
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Old 01-04-2005, 03:46 PM   #7
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Thanks SlackerLX

Ricgal :>

GenericProdigy, there is a good howto on the ipw2100 project page ( It basically involves the following:
o Download ipw2100 driver and firmware.
o Follow instructions in ipw2100 documentation
o Recompile kernel, ensuring to enable the wireless driver (in "make menuconfig" step).
o Add recompiled kernel to bootloader
o reboot to new kernel

If you have not recompiled a kernel as yet, i would suggest doing it in a test environment first. You can also recompile on your working system, but be aware there is a risk of loosing your current kernel. There are plenty of howto's available - is a great resource.

At the time of my recompile, the kernel i was using did not have one of the encrption algorithms required for encrpyted networks, so i could not use encrpytion. Kernels later than 2.6.9 (i think) do have this support, although i cannot remember what encrpytion that is.

Give it a go, and let us know if you run into any problems, where we can give u a hand stage by stage. I am not too familiar with SuSe, but i dont think that it should make much of a difference, as long it uses the latest kernel.


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