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Old 05-18-2004, 01:18 PM   #121
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Thanks for the suggestion. Yeah, I agree that is a great thread. I managed to get gDesklets up and running without the article, and my installation is a total hack job. I'd like to get rid of my current gDesklets installation and follow that guide to clean up my current setup. I just haven't made it a priority, since what I've got now works. Once I've installed it following the guide, I'll add a section on it, since I really like the program and it was really hard to figure out how to get it installed.
 
Old 05-18-2004, 01:47 PM   #122
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and it was really hard to figure out how to get it installed.
LOL.. understatement of the year on that one.. i had a helluva time at first.
 
Old 05-20-2004, 08:38 PM   #123
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Graphic Lilo

Hey everyone...I just switched over to slackware 9.1 and this post has been an awesome guide. Thanks to Shilo for writing such an awesome post. Anyway, I was checking out the thing Going Graphical with Lilo and I ran into a snag. I am dual booting from mbr with lilo on hda which is not the hd that my slack is on (Windows2k = hda, Slackware = hdb). I did a search for the map-bmp and boot-bmp.b and found nothing. This was after a full install and swaret updates. I have the image that I want to use saved in the /boot section but not sure how to go about implementing it without those named files. Anyone got any ideas or places you could point me to that might help?

Lilo.conf looks like this.....

# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/hda
message = /boot/boot_message.txt
prompt
timeout = 100
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
change-rules
reset
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
vga = 773
# Normal VGA console
# vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# vga=769
# End LILO global section
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hdb1
label = Linux
read-only
# Linux bootable partition config ends
# Windows bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/hda1
label = Windows2000
table = /dev/hda
# Windows bootable partition config ends


in case it helps....running Athlon XP1700 Via chipset, Nvidia 64mb Geforce2 MX 400 card, 512mb ddr ram, 120gb (slackware 9.1 installed), 40gb (windows2000 installed). Also I am running KDE using the 2.4 kernal as I have yet to compile a new 2.6.6 kernal yet.

Thanks for any help in advance. =)

Drakeuser/Slackabuser
 
Old 05-20-2004, 10:01 PM   #124
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Drakeuser --- well those two files are sort of a mystery right now.. it will work without it.. just add the following lines below your commented out ves/vga lines (inside the lilo global section)

Code:
bitmap = /boot/logo64a.bmp
bmp-colors = 15,,0;5,,15
bmp-table = 59,5,1,18,
bmp-timer= 66,28,6,8,0
keep in mind the colors are gonna be off, you will have to tweak them for your image.. you can either rename your image to logo64a.bmp or put the image name in your lilo.conf file (either works)..

as for the bmp-colors --
You can use whole values between 0 - 15.
0=black
15=white
1-14=colors of grayscale between 0 an 15..

bmp-colors=<fg>,<bg>,<sh>,<hfg>,<hbg>,<hsh>

where fg=foreground, bg=background, sh=shadow, hfg=Highlight foreground, hbg=highlight background, hsh=highlight shadow


try that and let us know if it works ok for you.. i had mine setup like this but eventually got tired of futzin with the colors and added the animated graphical boot screen patch.. (tutorial here = http://www.madpenguin.org/Article218...f4cb2d9a8975ad )

Last edited by Systematic; 05-20-2004 at 10:02 PM.
 
Old 05-21-2004, 03:31 PM   #125
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problem with sendmail ?

hey, shilo I just want to thank you for your great tutorial. And also to ask you some questions. I'm trying to set up a mail server only for a network so that the users of the network can email each other. I know it sounds kind of pointless, but I'm behind a firewall that doesn't allow to forward my mail server and I can't do anything about it. I've followed your tutorial, and connected with outlook to my mail server and it doesn't work. It says that "The hostname mycomp.mydomain" cannot be found. Please verify that you've entered the server name correctly". If I enter my IP instead of mycomp.mydomain everything works fine. Could you please help me if you can
 
Old 05-21-2004, 10:16 PM   #126
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Thanks Systematic

I wasn't sure if adding those lines myself would mess up anything or not. I did save the picture I wanted as a 600 x 480 bmp in /boot though. I'll let you know how it comes out...this is my third week with Linux, first week with Slackware. For someone who has been all windows this is quite an adventure but I am enjoying the challenge. =)

Edit...

WOOHOO!! That worked for me. Thanks a ton guys/gals...I got rid of the red screen of pain and now have a sweet graphic boot pic thanks to you guys. I had to play with the table numbers and figure out which was up/down and right/left then it was just trial and error but now everything fits in the windows.

I don't know if you realize how much help this entire forum gives people but perhaps you do. lol. In case you didn't, from all the newbies of Linux I thank you for your time spent writing answers and hopefully sometime I can return the favor to someone in need. =)

Last edited by Drakeuser; 05-21-2004 at 11:11 PM.
 
Old 05-21-2004, 11:10 PM   #127
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Just wanted to say thanks... You really helped me get my box up and running with the new 2.6.6 kernel. It was my first "vanilla" compile and it worked (except sound) on the first boot. I recompiled to add Alsa as a module instead of directly into the Kernel and sound worked the 2nd time around.

Anyway, your time and effort onwriting this up was helpful and very much appreciated.
 
Old 05-22-2004, 04:28 AM   #128
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The standard boot images for lilo (ins64a.bmp, logo64a.bmp blue.bmp) are found in /usr/doc/lilo-22.5.9/sample
 
Old 05-22-2004, 10:42 AM   #129
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Graphic LILO

erm - sorry to jump in like this

Bloody Great Tutor/FAQ/Guide & and ur site Rocks !!!! THANX - helped me alot - and i love Dropline !!! - a bit buggy but i can live with that -

anyhow

i did exactly as u said in connection to the graphic lilo thingy - and it never worked !! then i went to investigate - i only added the *.bmp & a *.dat file into lilo.conf and got graphic sweetness on my next reboot - none of the other files - i also didn't specify anything cause when u open the bmp in MC as read u get all that info inside the bmp -

can anyone tell me whot is going on since i got my graphic boot with two files and only refrenced it to the dat file in lilo ???

laterz
 
Old 05-22-2004, 05:17 PM   #130
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g452: it's the same thing, writing the 3 lines from the dat file directly to lilo.conf or just referencing the dat file in lilo.conf. Your choice is actually simpler.
 
Old 05-22-2004, 09:53 PM   #131
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Sorry to take so long to get back. With regards to the sendmail issue, are you using dyndns.org? If you are, typing mycomp.mydomain should be the same as typing the IP address. You can also change the setup of windows without the dyndns. I think it has to do with the lmhosts file on your windows computer, but I could be wrong.

Hoping to get some time to work on the site tomorrow. Busy weekend.
 
Old 05-23-2004, 07:22 AM   #132
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well - sometimes having it the easy way round works just as good -



hay as long as u get graphic boot sweetness it doesn't matter how u got it - !!!

oh and one more thing - about that web hosting style apache setup - can someone share their secrets with me - i did setup apache with mysql and php and it is working but i don't know if i did it the right way round - so anyone else setup apache and got sites working on local LAN ?? after that i wanna figure out how i can link it with my dyndns.org thingy !

hehhee

laterz

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Old 05-23-2004, 10:06 AM   #133
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shilo , I'm not using dyndns.org, but I solved my problem. I had to set up a DNS and and a MX and A record.
 
Old 05-23-2004, 12:04 PM   #134
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hey dude, wicked guide, kudos on knowing your gubbins!


I've just got a small, yet totally infuriating problem. I've installed dropline gnome and when i open up my home folder (i think this is to do with nautilus file manager) or any folder, it always opens up a new window, e.g, i have my music shared on my D: drive, so to access it from gnome, i have to select drive d, then the music folder, then the genre of music

How can (if possible) i get each directory listing to open up in the same window??

And a related question, when i was using normal gnome 2.4, i could have the filesystem listing on the left hand side, which made finding files/directories a lot easier. Can i have this, or has it been removed??

I can appreciate this isn't really a problem per se, but i've had a nosey on the dropline forums and can't seem to find a mention to it, so i'm pretty much just asking on the off chance......
 
Old 05-23-2004, 12:25 PM   #135
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Re: This is how I do it all

Quote:
Originally posted by shilo

Moving on to Dropline
You are kidding right? Dropline is an awful edition to a Slackware system. Just the way it modifys system/config files is sick. I don't recommend it to anyone. If you want Gnome, then use the gnome INCLUDED with Slackware.

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