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Old 05-16-2004, 02:15 PM   #106
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shilo.. yeah i was futzin around with permissions and hosed it for myself.. its been corrected now though.. thanks.. and thanks again for the XKB error fix.. its all gone now.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 10:45 AM   #107
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Hi,
Any chance of you sharing your OutLook setup?

I am having problems with my MSWindows box seeing my mail on my Linux box.

Jon L.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 11:40 AM   #108
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Sure, I use Outlook Express at work, but I think it's just the same. I'll have to check it out later today and post the setup. I still haven't headed into the office yet. What is the problem that your having with setting things up? Are the Windows box and the Linux box on the same LAN, or are they only connected via the internet?
 
Old 05-17-2004, 01:17 PM   #109
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Here's how I set up a new email account at work on Outlook Express. I'll post my actual settings, since it will probably be less confusing than using example settings.

Open up Outlook Express. Click on "Tools" and then "Accounts...". Choose "Add" then "Mail...".

This pops up the "Internet Connection Wizard". The first screen is "Display Name". I enter "Shilo Bacca", and click "Next". Next, "E-mail address" comes up. I enter "shilo@shilo.is-a-geek.com", and click "Next".

On the next screen, you'll see a drop down menu that says, "My incoming mail server is a". I choose "POP3". You can go with IMAP, if you prefer, but your gonna have to make some adjustments later, so for now I'll just stick with POP3. Under "Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server", I enter "shilo.is-a-geek.com". This is the POP3 server that you have set up if you followed the guide on my website. Now you have to be using dyndns.org to point to your server, if you aren't already. Refer to my guide for how to set that up. Under "Outgoing mail (SMTP) server", I enter "smtp.sbcglobal.net". This is NOT the Sendmail server that you set up under my guide. It is the name of the ISP mail server for my work's internet connection. The reason why is that I have set up my Sendmail server to deny relaying to everyone but my local network. This prevents spam relaying. You'll do well to do things the same way. Just make sure you use YOUR ISP's mail server, as the sbcglobal.net mail servers won't relay information if you aren't already on their network. Click "Next", and your almost done.

The next screen asks for your "Account name:" I enter "shilo", as that is the user who's mail I want to receive. Don't be confused here. My computer's hostname is "shilo" and I have a user named"shilo". It's the username that you want to enter here. Under "Password:", I enter the password for user "shilo" (sorry, I can't tell you what that is ). I keep the "Remember password" box checked. I don't check any other boxes. Click "Next".

On the next screen, I just click "Finish", and I'm all done.

In Outlook Express, I just click "Send/Recv" and make sure there are no errors.

If this doesn't work for you, tell me what errors you are receiving and i'll try to walk you through it.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 09:55 PM   #110
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Shilo,

Wow. Thanks! I'm one of those people that has ten distro's on my box and go back and forth playing with each one. Had Slackware installed for a while, but didn't know how to get packages. Checked the slackware site. There are instructions, but not much help. Searched on package management on this site and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw your post.

Thank you, Thank you and Thank you! I'm up through the sound part and will continue on with the rest as time permits. This is one of the best posts I've ever seen, if not the best. You might have just stole me away from Gentoo (and LFS).

You're site is straight forward and nice. I like the all together now part. I can copy the text over to OO an print your guide nicely. Can't wait until you're done!

Did I forget to say "thanks?"

Keep it up!
 
Old 05-17-2004, 10:18 PM   #111
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Thanks for your post. Something that I don't think I've really explained well is how much I like SWareT. If you add the linuxpackages.net repository as I outline in my guide, getting new softare is a breeze. For instance, I wanted to check out this packet sniffer called Ethereal. All I had to do to install it was:
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swaret --install ethereal
BAM, SWareT takes care of everything. Not quite as "cool" as the Gentoo portage system, but I'm happy with it.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 10:38 PM   #112
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No, you did a good job of explaining SWareT. I like it. As a matter of fact, following your post, I was able to install dropline Gnome. I will definately being using it a lot.

Again, thanks! And keep up the good work!
 
Old 05-18-2004, 03:33 AM   #113
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Shilo,

I just noticed that the first page one lands on at your guide page (index.html) is not the same as the one that the Introduction link links to; intro0.html. Wouldn't it be easier to just link the Introduction to the index page? That way you don't have to make changes/corrections to two (supposedly identical) pages. (The same remark goes for the Home link: wouldn't it be more logical if it pointed to the index page instead of intro0. Even though they're supposed to be the same...err... )
 
Old 05-18-2004, 09:22 AM   #114
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When I started wirhing the HTML, I called the first page intro0. Later I decided that would be the index.html page. All I did was make a symbolic link, there is no index.html that is different from the intro0.html.

Were you having trouble with the setup? I had noticed some weird behavior once while updating the intro.html page and trying to refresh in my browser, so let me know if my naming scheme is creating an issue.
 
Old 05-18-2004, 09:59 AM   #115
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Hello,

OK, try this: just got to the start page, http://shilo.is-a-geek.com/slack/. Then click on the Introduction link. The text will now be slightly shifted, due to a misspelling of the word "installation" on the start page. That's how I noticed that the pages are different, hence my comment.
 
Old 05-18-2004, 10:39 AM   #116
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good catch Bebo.. i just noticed what you were talking about.. it does appear to be two different pages..
 
Old 05-18-2004, 10:44 AM   #117
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That is strange. I kept getting the same thing, so I deleted the link (index.html) and recreated the link. Now, it appears to be fixed. Click the reload button and see if it is fixed on yours.
 
Old 05-18-2004, 10:59 AM   #118
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all good now.. the guide is looking better and better each time i visit it!!
 
Old 05-18-2004, 11:19 AM   #119
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Sweet. I probably won't be doing much with it until the weekend. I still need to make most of the changes Bebo suggested, write the two missing sections on help and apache, and edit my tweak page. I want to write about adding squirrelmail, I just don't know if I should put that under the Sendmail section, the Apache section (to inlude php and webalizer), or create a separate section just for it. Any recommendations? I'm pretty happy with the layout right now, so that probably won't change. It seems to work in lynx, galeon, mozilla, epiphany, and internet explorer 6. I expected that after I checked out the w3c site. If anyone is having problems with the page not rendering properly for their browser, let me know and I'll see if I can fix it.

With regards to the tweak page, any other optimization techniques that you guys use? I know one thing I'd like to discuss is using lsmod to help with kernel compiling. I just figured out that hotplugging was loading all of the modules I needed, so I could get rid of any other modules. This helped out, since there are always a few things in the kernel compiling that I leave in "just to be safe". Got rid of about 15 more options in the kernel last night and everything appears to be working smoothly. I really have to overhaul that page, cause as Bebo noted, I'll probably have a bunch of people chmod-ing their runlevel startup scripts, and that's no fun.

On a totally off-topic for this thread note, I changed my /etc/fstab recently to comment out a couple of lines. Here's my current one.

Code:
/dev/hda3        swap             swap        defaults         		0   0
/dev/hda2        /                reiserfs    defaults       		1   1
/dev/hda1        /fat-c           vfat        auto,rw,umask=000         1   0
/dev/cd-rw       /mnt/cd-rw       iso9660     noauto,user,ro  		0   0
/dev/dvd-rom     /mnt/dvd-rom     iso9660     noauto,user,ro  		0   0
/dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,user     		0   0
devpts           /dev/pts         devpts      gid=5,mode=620   		0   0
none             /proc            proc        defaults         		0   0
#none		 /sys		  sysfs	      defaults			0   0
#none		 /sys/bus/usb     usbfs       defaults			0   0
The last two are the interesting ones. I thought that they were required in /etc/fstab. Checking my dmesg output, I noticed that I was getting a message about them already being mounted. I commented out both lines, and haven't had any issues. Don't know how they get mounted now, but they do.

Last edited by shilo; 05-18-2004 at 11:21 AM.
 
Old 05-18-2004, 01:07 PM   #120
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not sure if it would go in the tweaks section or maybe an after thought from dropline but it would be very helpful to include a link to artistikone's guide on isntalling gdesklets http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=175774

saved me a TON of headaches.. i tried installing it on my own and after about an hours worth of digging to fix an error i came across that guide and just redid it all.. works wonders!!!
 
  


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