Network Tangle

1999-08-25 Thread John D Smith



Hi thanks 
for reading this,

I have just 
re installed the latest version on a Toshiba Laptop, with a CNET PCMCIA card in 
a slot, which gives me access, (Though Limited) to my Windows Network. The 
windows Network uses Wingate Proxy server to access the 
Internet.

I have re 
installed a number of times trying to get access via the proxy to the local 
Australian Mirror site. ftp://ftp.au.debian.org/debian

apt does not 
get through the proxy, however I can ftp directly by opening the ip address of 
Wingate and then doing a logon to the ftp site.

I have set 
export ftp_proxy=ftp://192.168.0.1 however this does not seem to work. Here is 
the ip makeup of my local network, and the DNS host at Xtra who are my 
isp.

Debian 
Laptop is 192.168.0.3
Desktop with 
Wingate is 192.168.0.1
Xtra's DNS 
service is 202.27.184.3 and .5 for secondary
I set 
202.27.184.3 and 5 as the Other DNS system in the network setup phase of 
install.

I do not 
have a 56K modem for the laptop so ppp is not an option. The fact that I can ftp 
through the proxy suggests that I am some of the way there. But as you can see I 
am in a tangle, and cannot resolve the path for apt to use to do its 
thing.

Anyone out 
there got the time and patience to help out.

john D 
Smith


Still Having .forward problems with EXIM

1999-08-25 Thread Kent Andersen
Anyone know why exim still deivers localy when a .forward file is in place
and a valid email address is in it?
Im about to pull my hair out!
any ideas on what might be wrong would be greatly appreciated!

Kent


Re: Still Having .forward problems with EXIM

1999-08-25 Thread Alvin Oga

hi kent

is your .forward file specified in your home directory of the outgoing mail 
server ??

otherwise the mail server you are pointing to will not see it..

have fun linuxing
alvin

 Anyone know why exim still deivers localy when a .forward file is in place
 and a valid email address is in it?
 Im about to pull my hair out!
 any ideas on what might be wrong would be greatly appreciated!
 
 Kent
 
 
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1999-08-25 Thread david . cureton
Hi,
I am trying to upgrade my debian 1.3 distribution to something a
little more recent. I have installed the apt-get package developed for this
distribution and intend to use this to upgrade. 

As I sit behind a proxyserver for http and ftp services I need to configure
apt-get to download the packages using these proxies. I read with interest
on this mailing list that this can be done via /etc/apt.conf, however this
version on apt-get does not have that file and says nothing about it in the
man pages :-(.

Has anyone successfully upgraded from debian 1.3 to 2.0 through a proxy
using the version of apt-get developed for this distribution? If so how did
you configure apt-get to use the proxy?

Cheers
David


Re: Still Having .forward problems with EXIM

1999-08-25 Thread Brian Servis
*- On 24 Aug, Kent Andersen wrote about Still Having .forward problems with 
EXIM
 Anyone know why exim still deivers localy when a .forward file is in place
 and a valid email address is in it?
 Im about to pull my hair out!
 any ideas on what might be wrong would be greatly appreciated!
 
 Kent
 
 

Disclaimer: I am not an exim expert by any stretch of the imagination.

My default setup has the following director in exim.conf.  Is yours
missing or ill configured possibly?

userforward:
  driver = forwardfile
  no_verify
  check_ancestor
  file = .forward
  modemask = 002
  filter

and my .forward has permissions of -rw-r--r--.

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RE: Network Tangle

1999-08-25 Thread david . cureton
I am not sure where you are setting ftp_proxy but I believe that apt-get has
some mechanisim for using proxy servers in the /etc/apt.conf file. I am
using the 1.3 distributation of apt-get and I cannot seem to find any
information on  this type of support. Maybe it is only in later releases of
apt-get?
 
Could you let me know how you go with this and I will do likewise.
 
Cheers
David

-Original Message-
From: EXT John D Smith [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: 25. August 1999 09:01
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: Network Tangle


Hi thanks for reading this,
 
I have just re installed the latest version on a Toshiba Laptop, with a CNET
PCMCIA card in a slot, which gives me access, (Though Limited) to my Windows
Network. The windows Network uses Wingate Proxy server to access the
Internet.
 
I have re installed a number of times trying to get access via the proxy to
the local Australian Mirror site. ftp:// ftp.au.debian.org/debian
ftp://ftp.au.debian.org/debian 
 
apt does not get through the proxy, however I can ftp directly by opening
the ip address of Wingate and then doing a logon to the ftp site.
 
I have set export ftp_proxy=ftp://192.168.0.1 however this does not seem to
work. Here is the ip makeup of my local network, and the DNS host at Xtra
who are my isp.
 
Debian Laptop is 192.168.0.3
Desktop with Wingate is 192.168.0.1
Xtra's DNS service is 202.27.184.3 and .5 for secondary
I set 202.27.184.3 and 5 as the Other DNS system in the network setup phase
of install.
 
I do not have a 56K modem for the laptop so ppp is not an option. The fact
that I can ftp through the proxy suggests that I am some of the way there.
But as you can see I am in a tangle, and cannot resolve the path for apt to
use to do its thing.
 
Anyone out there got the time and patience to help out.
 
john D Smith


Re: ipconfig eth0:1 down doesnt do what i think it would

1999-08-25 Thread meridian

well basically the eth0 ip is 10.0.0.1. the static ip is normally on ppp0
when connected to the isp. however i want the static ip available to the
local network even when the connection to the isp and hence ppp0 goes
down. this is already working find with ip-down or rc.local starting up
eth0:1 with the static ip. 

/sbin/ifconfig -i eth0:1 203.78.54.32
/sbin/route add 203.78.54.32 dev eth0:1

however if i attempt to remove eth0:1 at any point in time later eth0 is
also removed. whether or not ppp0 is up or down.

should ifconfig eth0:1 down only remove eth0:1 and not eth0? if so i guess
the problem is most likely somehting to do with my kernel?

if there is another way round this id like to hear it. basically i want
the ip that is assigned by my isp to be available to my local network
wether or not my connection to the isp is up. this works as it is but i
want to only have the static ip sitting on the ppp0 interface and not also
available directly on the eth0 interface when the isp connection is up.
the forwarding to ppp0 works fine if eth0:1 is never added, but if it is
added when ppp0 goes down, i can never renmove it without also removing
eth0 which is my problem. 

thanks for any help :)
 
meridian
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all that busts well ends loosely.

On Tue, 24 Aug 1999, Jens B. Jorgensen wrote:

 It sounds like the real solution is to not add your static IP to eth0. Does 
 it really
 need to be? What network is on eth0? What's the regular IP on eth0? What IP 
 are you
 trying to add? I'm guessing there's a better way to accomplish whatever it is 
 you're
 trying to accomplish by settings this static IP address to eth0:1.
 
 meridian wrote:
 
  Hi,
  i have added eth0:1 with the ip of my static ip assigned by my isp, which
  is only supposed to be up on the local network when my connection to my
  isp goes down. however when my connection comes back up i get ip-up to run
 
  ifconfig eth0:1 down
 
  to remove it except this also removes eth0 which is obviously a bit of a
  problem. I would prefer to be forcing any localnetwork connects through
  forwarding rules rather than leave the ip up on the local network
  interface as eth0:1.
 
  what is the command to just remove eth0:1 without removing eth0
 
  btw if i try ipconfig eth0 up after eth0:1 down removes it, then eth0:1
  comes back.
 
  i am just guessing (about to try) tacking eth0 down and adding eth0 again
  rather than bringing it up.
 
  whats the correct command to remove eth0:1 without removing eth0
 
  thanks
 
  meridian
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Re: DVD on Linux?

1999-08-25 Thread Frankie Fisher
  due to patents problem, it is impossible to have open-source
  software only DVD player. It is possible however to have:
  
 
 Hmmm. Does anybody know if these patents apply in the UK or Europe?
 It seems ridiculous that they are pushing to make this technology commonplace,
 when you have to pay to use it, effectively. Do CD's work on this basis too?
 
 frankie
OK, in answer to my question: 
http://features.linuxtoday.com/stories/8940.html (interview with RMS)
about halfway down.

I think this means that it would be legal to write a software only decoder
in the UK and (some of) Europe. It would, however, be illegal to use it in
US, cos of it's shortsighted, biased and unfair patent laws.

My other question still stands, does the fact that CD's and CD-players have
a compact disc logo on mean that the hardware is patented and that sony gets
lots of money for every CD sold?

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Re: Network Tangle

1999-08-25 Thread Patrick Olson

 I have re installed a number of times trying to get access via the proxy to
 the local Australian Mirror site. ftp://ftp.au.debian.org/debian

Two questions:

1. Can you ping ftp.au.debian.org?
2. Can you ping 192.111.32.2?

If #1 is a no, but #2 is a yes, then you have a DNS problem.  If both are
a yes, then I don't know what to say.  If both are a no, then I guess data
isn't getting from your computer to theirs and back.  Given that
additional info, it should be easier to figure out what is going wrong. 

I'm not sure what to make of this:

$ ftp ftp.au.debian.org
ftp: connect: No route to host

Are you sure that's the right hostname?

Hope this helps,
Patrick


Re: Netscape segfaulting, cont'd

1999-08-25 Thread Markus Fischer
Once upon a time (around Tue, Aug 24, 1999 at 10:15:51AM -0500 i think)
Jonathan Hayward told me :
 I got 4.5.1 from the Debian website, and it's segfaulting as well.
 Does Netscape just not like my system?

I got the same problem after upgrading to potato. The only
way (for me) to solve this was downgrading; installing slink (again).

Markus


Re: fvwm2 configuration

1999-08-25 Thread John Carline
E.L. Meijer (Eric) wrote:

 Hi all,

 I use fvwm2 as a window manager in slink.  In
 /etc/X11/fvwm2/system.fvwm2rc, the FvwmPager module is started with one
 desk, after .fvwm2/post.hook is read.  I like to start FvwmPager with
 three desks, and do that in my post.hook file.  As a result there are
 always two FvwmPagers running, on top of each other.  Luckily the one I
 added is on top most of the time, but sometimes it isn't.  Is there a
 way to make fvwm2 stop processing the configuration files in
 .fvwm2/post.hook?

Probably the simplest way would be to copy the system.fvwm2rc into your home
directory as .fvwm2rc and then edit it so that it puts up exactly the 
FvwmPager
setup you want. You then wouldn't need to put it into the post.hook. That or
comment out the items in .fvwm2rc and leave your post.hook as is.

John




 I tried to play around with the KillModule command,
 but that seemed to have no effect.

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fixing lpr printed margins

1999-08-25 Thread NatePuri
How can I change the margins for text documents that are printed via lpr.

Right now I can only print 1/4 in margins.  I would like the traditional
1' in margin.  I would like to keep the 12pt font that it currently prints
to.  

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Configuring PNP card *before* loading /etc/modules

1999-08-25 Thread Hwei Sheng TEOH
Hi!

I'm running a system with a PNP network card that needs to be up before
/etc/init.d/network executes. I need to execute `isapnp /etc/isapnp.conf'
*before* /etc/modules is read by the kernel (since the network driver cannot
do anything until isapnp configures the network card).

So when is /etc/modules read/executed?? Is it possible to arrange stuff in the
right order so that things happen in exactly this order: (1) isapnp executes,
(2) the network driver module loads (ie. /etc/modules loads);
(3) /etc/init.d/network runs and configures the network.


T


diald and debian..

1999-08-25 Thread Michael Fox
hiya

Anyone experienced problems with diald and debian.. is it possible that the
paranoid stuff ran at system startup and the icmplogd will cause issues with
diald?

I have a friend whom is having problems.. any one with it working or had
problems could you please email me.

Thanks
Michael


Re: ftp via proxy server, for dselect

1999-08-25 Thread Benjamin Low

I too have a proxy, and also had a no-go using ftp access w/
dselect/dpkg (slink). I found that if I used a http access pointing to
the ftp site, all works well (provided the site allows http to their ftp
site, as most debian sites seem to).

e.g.

here's my /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian-non-US stable non-US

It seems there is a ftp.nz.debian.org, if your email address reflects
your location :-)

Ben


ftp trouble - cannot chroot

1999-08-25 Thread Shao Zhang
Hi,
I am having some trouble to chroot all the users when they ftp.

Using the standard in.ftpd from netstd package, I created a file
/etc/ftpchroot with one line: shao.

But when I ftp as shao, I can log in properly, but ls shows up
nothing.

I then tried to use wu-ftpd-academ. Changed passwd entry to 
shao:x:1000:1000:Shao Zhang,,,:/home/shao/./:/bin/bash

add an entry to /etc/wu-ftpd-academ/ftpaccess:
guestgroup 1000

change the entry in /etc/inetd.conf to something like
/usr/sbin/ftpd -a which will enable ftpaccess for wu-ftp

With this config, user can still chdir to anywhere. If I change
it to guestgroup shao, then ls shows up nothing again.

Here is what's happening:

230 User shao logged in.
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.
ftp ls
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for '/bin/ls'.
226 Transfer complete.
ftp 

Can anyone please help me? I have got this working before but
now I forgot.

Thanks.

Shao.

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Re: Need tips on using apt with src

1999-08-25 Thread Brad
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On Tue, 24 Aug 1999, Brian Servis wrote:

 The main problem with building the sources is that the debian source
 packages do not have any kind of dependencies like the binary packages
 do.  So apt does not know that you need a certain -dev package to
 compile the package of interest.  If a package build fails during a
 compile it will usually fail on a missing header file.  Try using the
 contents search at http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages.html to find
 out what binary package contains that header. Another rule of thumb
 that I use is to look at the package dependices and if for example it
 needs libc6 then it will most likely need libc6-dev installed to be
 able to compile.

Also, contrib and nonfree packages can give trouble, if they need devel
files for a nonfree library to compile. A few weeks ago there was a typo
in the sources for the plugger package (flose versus fclose). Being
the impatient type, i wanted to recompile it myself until the official
replacement made its way to the mirrors (only 2 days anyway, IIRC). But it
needed some header files from a netscape sdk...

 Yes it will create a directory read the apt-get man page.  It has to
 extract the source archive somewhere.  If the build is successfull you
 will have the .deb and the source tree in the current directory where
 you ran apt-get.  I have created a directory for all my source packages
 and just cd to it before running apt-get source.  If it built it
 succsefully you then have to manually install with dpkg -i.

  $ apt-get --download-only source package
will get the .orig.tar.gz, .diff.gz, and .dsc files.

  $ apt-get source package
will extract them into the subdirectory. It won't try to create the deb.
You can easily do it manually.

  $ apt-get --compile source package
will extract them into the subdirectory and attempt to build the deb.

  $ cd /usr/local/debs  # or whatever directory your debs are in
  $ touch override.local
  $ dpkg-scanpackages . override.local  Packages
  $ echo deb file:/usr/local/debs /  /etc/apt/sources.list
will show your local packages properly in dselect. Edit override.local to
suit, and rerun the dpkg-scanpackages line whenever you update the
directory.


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m68k install problem

1999-08-25 Thread Adam Rieder
During the Configure Base System in the install process using Debian
2.1 for the Macintosh (Quadra 650) I am receiving an error...

WRITE ERROR
Error writing to /target/etc/fstab

I can shell out and see and modify the /target/etc/fstab file.  I'm
about as new as they get in the Linux arena, so any pointers would be
helpful.





considerations for kernal upgrade

1999-08-25 Thread zdrysdal
Hi

i am running debian ver 1.2 which uses libc5.  I need to upgrade to libc6
in order to install the latest smail package so that i can control relay
spamming.

Would i need to install a more recent version of debian so that the
packages using libc5 will now run on libc6?

Whats the best way for me to upgrade??

thanx


Zane



Re: Configuring PNP card *before* loading /etc/modules

1999-08-25 Thread Brian Servis
*- On 24 Aug, Hwei Sheng TEOH wrote about Configuring PNP card *before* 
loading /etc/modules
 
 So when is /etc/modules read/executed?? Is it possible to arrange stuff in the
 right order so that things happen in exactly this order: (1) isapnp executes,
 (2) the network driver module loads (ie. /etc/modules loads);
 (3) /etc/init.d/network runs and configures the network.
 

/etc/modules is read in from the /etc/init.d/modutils script. 
According to the links in my /etc/rcS.d this order is already setup.
The /etc/rcS.d scripts are run once per boot before any runlevels are
started, see /usr/doc/sysvinit/README.runlevels.gz for more info.

% ls -1 /etc/rcS.d/*isapnp /etc/rcS.d/*modutils /etc/rcS.d/*network
/etc/rcS.d/S15isapnp
/etc/rcS.d/S20modutils
/etc/rcS.d/S40network

So isapnp is run, then modutils, then network.

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Help on libraries

1999-08-25 Thread Guilherme Balena Versiani
Hello all,

How can I make the library_pic.a libraries found in Debian
distribution? I am needing to do a smaller versions of some shared
libraries for a boot/root disk.

Thanks.


Re: DVD on Linux?

1999-08-25 Thread Frankie Fisher
On Tue, Aug 24, 1999 at 05:42:30PM -0700, Brian Kidder wrote:
 Frankie Fisher [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
 
  I think this means that it would be legal to write a software only decoder
  in the UK and (some of) Europe. It would, however, be illegal to use it in
  US, cos of it's shortsighted, biased and unfair patent laws.

Sorry. That was probably a little bit harsh, and thoughtless.

 
 
 Not being very familiar with the UK's patent system, I'm curious:
 What about the US patent system do you find objectionable?
 
 -Brian Kidder

In my opinion, the US laws regarding software patents are wrong.
The patent laws (as I understand them, and I am not an expert) vastly favour
companies.

If an American programmer writes a program, and it happens to infringe some
software patent (which, according to the likes of RMS and slashdot, are handed
out willy-nilly with few checks to ensure that they are valid), then he may be
forced to stop using this program, or sued, or forced to pay royalties on an
algorithm which he (as well as the company) invented. Part of the nature of 
programming is coming up with new solutions to (new) problems.

What I particularly dislike (about my perceived view of the American patent
system) is that this programmer may or may not be within the law in his use
of the patented code, but the chances are there is nothing he can do but
comply with whatever the large company wishes.

He cannot afford to fight a (potentially long) battle in the courts, let alone
afford to conduct a `prior art' search; nor can he afford to register any 
software patents in his own name (in order that he may have a bargaining point, 
and
cross-license / counter sue the company), because the cost is quite high
compared to one man's expendible income.

This is perhaps more a flaw in capitalism, and the western legal system, but
overall it involves freedom and power being taken off the individual and into
then hands of those who already have power (such as companies/etc).

Also I am led to believe (again by the likes of RMS and slashdot) that a lot
of US software patents are handed out without proper searches being carried
out. This means that a lot of bogus patents are currently held, and the
expense to sort this out in the courts will ultimately have to come out of
the pockets of individual programmers, because otherwise they are the ones
who will lose out.


At the moment, the US government/business lobby is pressuring the European
patent rules to be changed to allow software patents USA-style (currently
they only allow patents on software and hardware working together or
something).

To software patents as M$ et al. want them, I say: begone.

frankie

P.S. significant portions of this may be {bigoted,wrong,misinformed,\
ill-judged,communist,so true that you have to go out and do something about 
it} for which I accept no responsibility.

P.P.S. Blame RMS+slashdot+linux press for spreading FUD if I am wrong.

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Re: fvwm2 configuration

1999-08-25 Thread Brian Servis
*- On 25 Aug, John Carline wrote about Re: fvwm2 configuration
 E.L. Meijer (Eric) wrote:
 
 Hi all,

 I use fvwm2 as a window manager in slink.  In
 /etc/X11/fvwm2/system.fvwm2rc, the FvwmPager module is started with one
 desk, after .fvwm2/post.hook is read.  I like to start FvwmPager with
 three desks, and do that in my post.hook file.  As a result there are
 always two FvwmPagers running, on top of each other.  Luckily the one I
 added is on top most of the time, but sometimes it isn't.  Is there a
 way to make fvwm2 stop processing the configuration files in
 .fvwm2/post.hook?
 
 Probably the simplest way would be to copy the system.fvwm2rc into your home
 directory as .fvwm2rc and then edit it so that it puts up exactly the 
 FvwmPager
 setup you want. You then wouldn't need to put it into the post.hook. That or
 comment out the items in .fvwm2rc and leave your post.hook as is.
 

The system.fvwm2rc in Debian's setup is used to read all the system and
user .hook files.  It is designed to be robust enough to allow the user
full configuration of the wm or no configuration at all and just use the
defaults.

 
 I tried to play around with the KillModule command,
 but that seemed to have no effect.


I use the following at the top of my ~/.fvwm/post.hook and it works
great.

ButtonStyle Reset
DestroyDecor default-decor
DestroyModuleConfig FvwmIconBox
DestroyModuleConfig FvwmButtons
DestroyModuleConfig FvwmPager

I then have a clean slate to define my own setup for the above modules,
etc.

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Re: DVD on Linux?

1999-08-25 Thread Seth R Arnold
On Wed, Aug 25, 1999 at 01:14:44AM +0100, Frankie Fisher wrote:
[snip snip]
 My other question still stands, does the fact that CD's and CD-players have
 a compact disc logo on mean that the hardware is patented and that sony gets
 lots of money for every CD sold?

[sig snip]

I heard sony does get a royalty for each and every cd and cd player sold.
But, I am not affiliated with sony, nor am I a patent lawyer. I undertstand
this is one reason why Sony is trying to bring their new audio technology to
light, something like SuperCD or some such -- so the royalties do not stop.

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Re: Configuring PNP card *before* loading /etc/modules

1999-08-25 Thread Seth R Arnold
On Tue, Aug 24, 1999 at 09:25:16PM -0400, Hwei Sheng TEOH wrote:
 Hi!
 
 I'm running a system with a PNP network card that needs to be up before
 /etc/init.d/network executes. I need to execute `isapnp /etc/isapnp.conf'
 *before* /etc/modules is read by the kernel (since the network driver cannot
 do anything until isapnp configures the network card).

Hwei, can you turn your bios into a nice standard plug'n'play bios? Many
BIOSes come with an option that reads plug and play OS installed? Be sure
to set this to no (well, the machines I have seen like this to be No,
YMMV) and the bios will take care of it all for you. You *DO* have to set it
to YES to use windows95 or windows98 and (maybe?) windows 2000.

 So when is /etc/modules read/executed?? Is it possible to arrange stuff in the
 right order so that things happen in exactly this order: (1) isapnp executes,
 (2) the network driver module loads (ie. /etc/modules loads);
 (3) /etc/init.d/network runs and configures the network.

sure, play with your rc.d directories. But will it keep your system usable?
That I can't help you with. :)

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KDE question about panel icons

1999-08-25 Thread Mark Wagnon
I've decided to play around with KDE a little, but I've run into
a problem. In adding programs to the panel, the icon I select is
ignored and replaced with the plain ol KDE cog.

I'm running potato, BTW.

A search of the KDE list archives yielded two other potato users
with the same problem. Several replies failed to shed any light
on the matter, and it appears to be a Debian-specific problem.

I've followed the instructions in the KDE faq for adding the
program to the panel, but it has been a no-go.

Has anyone managed to get programs added to their panel
sucessfully (with their specified icons)? If so, please share,
and I'll pass it along to the other two unfortunate souls and the
KDE list.

tia
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more RAM = more speed?

1999-08-25 Thread Patrick Olson

I have Debian 2.1 running on a P-133 with 32MB of RAM and a 6.4GB Western
Digital IDE, but it is awful slow when I have a lot of stuff running,
including a few Netscape Communicator web browsers.  Specifically, it
likes to keep me waiting while it stops and runs the hard disk in the
middle of a program, or sometimes when I switch to a virtual console that
has been idle for a while. 

Based on the report below, I think a RAM upgrade might reduce swapping,
which should speed things up.


$ uptime
  8:10am  up 11 days, 15:11,  5 users,  load average: 1.10, 1.21, 0.83
$ free
 total   used   free sharedbuffers cached
Mem: 30964  30408556  14472652  14928
-/+ buffers/cache:  14828  16136
Swap:   128484  32196  96288


On top of this, I plan to install StarOffice and try and run it without
exiting any other programs.  Could someone take a moment and give me some
advice on this issue.  I can think of four specific questions: 

1.  Am I barking up the wrong tree with the idea of a RAM upgrade?

2.  Is it a bad idea to buy RAM for a P-133 since it only takes 72-pin?
Instead, should I upgrade to a motherboard that can handle a newer
type of RAM?

3.  If I upgrade nothing but RAM, how much do I need to have enough to cut
down on the swapping it does now and keep it to a minimum even after I
load StarOffice 5.1?  Keep in mind that although my budget is limited,
so is my patience with this old hardware.

4.  Is there something else I should upgrade?

Your response is appreciated.

Thank you,
Patrick Olson


xterm-debain termcap?

1999-08-25 Thread Benjamin Low

Why is there a separate xterm-debian termcap entry? It is kind of
annoying, as when I brint up a shell to another (non-debian) machine
TERM is still set to 'xterm-debian', which of course the other box
doesn't know about...

Setting the XTerm.termName xresource to 'xterm' works around the
problem, however you seem to lose the use of (at least) the 'Home' and
'End' keys.

What is the difference between xterm and xterm-debian, and indeed
xterm-xfree86 which is also present in /etc/termacap/x/?

Regards,

Ben


Re: xterm-debain termcap?

1999-08-25 Thread Brian Servis
*- On 25 Aug, Benjamin Low wrote about xterm-debain termcap?
 
 Why is there a separate xterm-debian termcap entry? It is kind of
 annoying, as when I brint up a shell to another (non-debian) machine
 TERM is still set to 'xterm-debian', which of course the other box
 doesn't know about...
 
 Setting the XTerm.termName xresource to 'xterm' works around the
 problem, however you seem to lose the use of (at least) the 'Home' and
 'End' keys.
 
 What is the difference between xterm and xterm-debian, and indeed
 xterm-xfree86 which is also present in /etc/termacap/x/?
 


All the information should be in /usr/doc/xterm/README.Debian, including
solutions for non-Debian machines.

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Re: more RAM = more speed?

1999-08-25 Thread Brian Servis
*- On 24 Aug, Patrick Olson wrote about more RAM = more speed?
 
 I have Debian 2.1 running on a P-133 with 32MB of RAM and a 6.4GB Western
 Digital IDE, but it is awful slow when I have a lot of stuff running,
 including a few Netscape Communicator web browsers.  Specifically, it
 likes to keep me waiting while it stops and runs the hard disk in the
 middle of a program, or sometimes when I switch to a virtual console that
 has been idle for a while. 
 
[snip]
 
 1.  Am I barking up the wrong tree with the idea of a RAM upgrade?
 

No.  Dollar for dollar a memory upgrade will gives a better performance
boost in this situation.

 2.  Is it a bad idea to buy RAM for a P-133 since it only takes 72-pin?
 Instead, should I upgrade to a motherboard that can handle a newer
 type of RAM?
 

Upgrading to a new processor, new motherboard and new memory type with
more memory than you have now will still cost more than a simple memory
upgrade for you current setup.  And you will not get a significant
performance boost unless you are doing extensive number crunching


 3.  If I upgrade nothing but RAM, how much do I need to have enough to cut
 down on the swapping it does now and keep it to a minimum even after I
 load StarOffice 5.1?  Keep in mind that although my budget is limited,
 so is my patience with this old hardware.
 

This is difficult to say.  Netscape tends to take and not give back
memory, I often exit and restart it just to release memory.  I would
suggest at least 96M or more.  StarOffice is reported to be a massive
memory hog(I personally don't use it).

 4.  Is there something else I should upgrade?
 

Add a second hard drive on the second ide channel(hdc) It is good to
have a swap partition on a different controller channel with each
partition having equal priority. The kernel will use the partition
which will provide the best performance.

HTH,
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Re: apache/lynx problem - this is driving me crazy...

1999-08-25 Thread André Bell
Probably should be www.one-click.com

Look in /etc/lynx.cfg for a line that begins

STARTFILE:

and I think that will be the line you want to change.

Beautiful!!!
That was it! I couldn't figure out why apache would run without errors but
lynx gave me errors everytime I tried starting it without a servername or
hostname on the command line.

Now I can just type lynx on the command and lynx starts up without any
errors whatsoever.  What really threw me is that I didn't configure the
lynx conf file and didn't even know it existed until you posted.  Seems
lynx must have tried to make sense out of my mixed up configuration and
came up with the www/one-click error all on its own.

Now that I've edited that conf file lynx is good to go.

Thank you very very much Patrick. I was about to give up on this and maybe
try another less secure distribution of linux because I spent so many hours
and didn't get anywhere with it (I figured I really must have screwed this
distribution up royally). 

Now that apache is running and lynx is running ...That headache is over!
Now to get Samba up and running correctly too and connect my two pc's and
start testing scripts and browsers between theme. YEAH!!! :)

Andre'


Found it!!! (Re: apache/lynx problem - this is driving me crazy...)

1999-08-25 Thread André Bell
   Alert! Unable to connect to remote host.
   lynx: can't startfile http://www/one-click.com

I believe the error is the /www/one-click.com settings. This looks like an
invalid http format. Unfortunately I cannot find the file which is
controlling this.

Any ideas which file is doing this?

The file is access.conf
It has a line which reads Directory /var/www
looks like this might need to say  Directory /var/oneclick in httpd.conf.



Re: DVD on Linux?

1999-08-25 Thread Brad
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On Wed, 25 Aug 1999, Frankie Fisher wrote:

 In my opinion, the US laws regarding software patents are wrong. The
 patent laws (as I understand them, and I am not an expert) vastly
 favour companies.

I'd have to agree with you there...

 He cannot afford to fight a (potentially long) battle in the courts,
 let alone afford to conduct a `prior art' search; nor can he afford to
 register any software patents in his own name (in order that he may
 have a bargaining point, and cross-license / counter sue the company),
 because the cost is quite high compared to one man's expendible
 income.

That's not just a problem with patents. Some companies will sue for
trademark infringement or even trademark dillution (which AFIAC means
nothing) to shut up critics. Most people just take down the criticism
rather than spend tons of money on a lawyer...

 This is perhaps more a flaw in capitalism, and the western legal
 system, but overall it involves freedom and power being taken off the
 individual and into then hands of those who already have power (such
 as companies/etc).
 
 Also I am led to believe (again by the likes of RMS and slashdot) that
 a lot of US software patents are handed out without proper searches
 being carried out. This means that a lot of bogus patents are
 currently held, and the expense to sort this out in the courts will
 ultimately have to come out of the pockets of individual programmers,
 because otherwise they are the ones who will lose out.

Don't forget that companies get patents on the stupidest things... For
anyone who doesn't already know, read the /. articles about insane
patents. http://slashdot.org/articles/99/07/14/1846204_F.shtml and
http://slashdot.org/articles/980821/1429203.shtml are good for starters.

 At the moment, the US government/business lobby is pressuring the
 European patent rules to be changed to allow software patents
 USA-style (currently they only allow patents on software and hardware
 working together or something).

i sincerely hope they don't succeed. Maybe we should get together a
petition to end all this US patent nonsense? Not that it'd actually work,
unless Debian wants to kick in the money they get from all those
spammers ;)


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dselect behaving oddly - package not installed, but no err. msg.

1999-08-25 Thread Fam. Engelen
I do not understand this. Why isn't kanjidic installed? Not that I need this
particular package, but this _should_ work, shouldn't it? I use slink,
kernel 2.0.36 on a pentium-based system. (the below was cut-n-pasted from an
xterm. I only changed the prompt.)



# dselect install

Get currently installed package versions.(etc)

Got 408 installed/pending packages

Scanning available packages(etc)

Installation OK. Hit RETURN.

# dpkg --status kanjidic

Package: kanjidic

Status: install ok not-installed

Priority: optional

Section: non-free/text

#



Re: more RAM = more speed?

1999-08-25 Thread Seth R Arnold

On Tue, Aug 24, 1999 at 09:21:48PM -0700, Patrick Olson wrote:
 
 I have Debian 2.1 running on a P-133 with 32MB of RAM and a 6.4GB Western
 Digital IDE, but it is awful slow when I have a lot of stuff running,
 including a few Netscape Communicator web browsers.  Specifically, it

Heh, netscape is a bit of a memory hog. After running it for a few days, I
have seen it eating more than 60megs -- even with only one window open. I
understand that calls to free the memory don't always make the OS actually
reclaim it -- which makes sense, in some senses, but .. I don't want to
restart netscape every few days just to reclaim memory..

In your case of course, more memory would show *huge* speed increases. It
looks like another 32 megs would stop the immediate swapping problem. If you
want to run StarOffice, I imagine another 16 to 32 megs above that is
required. I don't have star office installed myself, so I can't check for
you. :( (one more week... :)

But, when a new motherboard and new celeron and 128 megs of sdram run $90 +
$80 + $110 = $280 .. whereas another 64 megs of simms can cost $100.. the
celeron chip/mobo is 400/133 (roughly 3*) faster -- the harddrive
controllers might be able to do the nice dma hard drive access routines, and
the whole thing can (probably) overclock to between 450 and 600 MHz..

it is a tough call. I think perhaps the new mobo+cpu+memory might be in
order --0 unless you need to replace other components as well, that won't
fit on the new system (eg, if you have isa soundcard, modem, network card,
and scsi card -- they probably wont fit on a new motherboard..)

If you can afford it, the new mobo+cpu+ram would probably be the right thing
to do.

 likes to keep me waiting while it stops and runs the hard disk in the
 middle of a program, or sometimes when I switch to a virtual console that
 has been idle for a while. 
 
 Based on the report below, I think a RAM upgrade might reduce swapping,
 which should speed things up.
 
 
 $ uptime
   8:10am  up 11 days, 15:11,  5 users,  load average: 1.10, 1.21, 0.83
 $ free
  total   used   free sharedbuffers cached
 Mem: 30964  30408556  14472652  14928
 -/+ buffers/cache:  14828  16136
 Swap:   128484  32196  96288
 
 
 On top of this, I plan to install StarOffice and try and run it without
 exiting any other programs.  Could someone take a moment and give me some
 advice on this issue.  I can think of four specific questions: 
 
 1.  Am I barking up the wrong tree with the idea of a RAM upgrade?
 
 2.  Is it a bad idea to buy RAM for a P-133 since it only takes 72-pin?
 Instead, should I upgrade to a motherboard that can handle a newer
 type of RAM?
 
 3.  If I upgrade nothing but RAM, how much do I need to have enough to cut
 down on the swapping it does now and keep it to a minimum even after I
 load StarOffice 5.1?  Keep in mind that although my budget is limited,
 so is my patience with this old hardware.
 
 4.  Is there something else I should upgrade?
 
 Your response is appreciated.
 
 Thank you,
 Patrick Olson
 
 
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Problems with tin

1999-08-25 Thread Vesa Kaihlavirta

When trying to post with tin, I get a error message:

Invalid sender: dali@

...although I've put this entry to the configuration menu :

65. Mail address[EMAIL PROTECTED]


What's the matter? I'm using potato, leafnode and tin -r.



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CDRW 8100i help

1999-08-25 Thread Geocrawler.com
This message was sent from Geocrawler.com by Joakim Svensson [EMAIL 
PROTECTED]
Be sure to reply to that address.

Hi all,
(Before anyone gets upset I just want to
say that I am on the list and cc is not needed.
I just don't have access to my home system right
now)

I am wondering if anyone could give me some
ideas if something is wrong with my CDRW setup.

Below are some output from booting:

Linux version 2.2.10 (...snip...)
(..snip..)
hda: IBM-DTTA-371010 , ATA DISK drive
hdc: CD-ROM CDU4011 , ATAPI CDROM drive
hdd: Hewlett-Packard CD-Writer Plus 8100, ATAPI CDROM drive
(...snip...)
scsi0 : SCSI host adapter emulation for IDE ATAPI devices
scsi : 1 host.
Vendor: CD-ROM Model: CD-ROM CDU4011 Rev: UY04
Type: CD_ROM   ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Vendor: CD-ROM Model: CD-ROM CDU4011 Rev: UY04
Type: CD_ROM   ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Vendor: CD-ROM Model: CD-ROM CDU4011 Rev: UY04
Type: CD_ROM   ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Vendor: CD-ROM Model: CD-ROM CDU4011 Rev: UY04
Type: CD_ROM   ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Vendor: CD-ROM Model: CD-ROM CDU4011 Rev: UY04
Type: CD_ROM   ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Vendor: CD-ROM Model: CD-ROM CDU4011 Rev: UY04
Type: CD_ROM   ANSI SCSI revision: 02
CD-ROM Model: CD-ROM CDU4011 Rev: UY04
Type: CD_ROM   ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Vendor: HP  Model: CD-Writer+ 8100 Rev:1.0g
Type: CD-ROM  ANSI SCSI revision: 02
scsi0: channel 0 target 1 lun 1 request sense failed, performing reset.
SCSI bus is being reset for host 0 channel 0.
scsi: detected total.
(...snip...)

So is this output what can be expected ? Or did
I miss something while compiling the kernel.
xcdroast starts and detects all 7 or so cd's
listed above. But no matter which one I choose
it wont detect anything and It wont write.

Any ideas ?

Best Regards
Jokim Svensson
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Java + PostgreSQL

1999-08-25 Thread Paulo Henrique Baptista de Oliveira
Hi all,
I have to write a small program like KOrganizer (but more simple), only
to learn java+postgresql. I installed jdk1.2 from blackdown and come across
with an example of a table in:

[EMAIL PROTECTED]/usr/local/jdk1.2/demo/jfc/Table]$ ls
[02:29am/08-25-99]
JDBCAdapter.class  TableExample2.classTableExample4.class
README.txt TableExample3$1.class  TableMap.class
TableExample1$1.class  TableExample3$2.class  TableSorter$1.class
TableExample1.classTableExample3.classTableSorter.class
TableExample2$1.class  TableExample4$1.class  src
TableExample2$2.class  TableExample4$2.class
TableExample2$3.class  TableExample4$3.class
[EMAIL PROTECTED]/usr/local/jdk1.2/demo/jfc/Table]$
[02:29am/08-25-99]

jfc/Table subdir

but I want to use this example with PostgreSQL via jdbc. Anyone has an
example of Java+Postgres or Postgres+jdbc to send for me.
Thanks, Paulo Henrique.
PS: I'm sending a small gif of a similar program that I made in GTK
using Postgres.
Thanks, Paulo Henrique


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T1910 Toshiba laptop

1999-08-25 Thread alex aitkin
Problem - I have 123M of HDD to work with on my Toshiba 486 laptop- I was
just going to install Linux on it, but my T1910 uses a .exe file to
manipulate BIOS settings, and this file runs under MS-DOS.  SO . . .will
Linux allow access to BIOS settings some other way, OR, can I run MS-DOS
emulation software if I need to alter the BIOS, or do I need to set up a
separate bootable partition with MS-DOS, OR does it not really matter?

Can anyone help me with this dilemma?

aa


Re: fvwm2 configuration

1999-08-25 Thread E.L. Meijer \(Eric\)
On Tue, Aug 24, 1999 at 10:37:35PM -0500, Brian Servis wrote:
 *- On 25 Aug, John Carline wrote about Re: fvwm2 configuration
  E.L. Meijer (Eric) wrote:
  
[ problems to get a pager with multiple desks in fvwm2 ]
  
  Probably the simplest way would be to copy the system.fvwm2rc into your 
  home
  directory as .fvwm2rc and then edit it so that it puts up exactly the 
  FvwmPager
  setup you want. You then wouldn't need to put it into the post.hook. That 
  or
  comment out the items in .fvwm2rc and leave your post.hook as is.
  
 
 The system.fvwm2rc in Debian's setup is used to read all the system and
 user .hook files.  It is designed to be robust enough to allow the user
 full configuration of the wm or no configuration at all and just use the
 defaults.

Yup, I did not want to break that system.

[ ... ]

 I use the following at the top of my ~/.fvwm/post.hook and it works
 great.
 
 ButtonStyle Reset
 DestroyDecor default-decor
 DestroyModuleConfig FvwmIconBox
 DestroyModuleConfig FvwmButtons
 DestroyModuleConfig FvwmPager
 
 I then have a clean slate to define my own setup for the above modules,
 etc.

This is not the point.  The number of desks cannot be configured this
way, it is set when the FvwmPager module is started:

FvwmPager 0 0

This is the default, running from desk 0 to desk 0 (that makes a total
of, er, 1 (one) desk).

I got a private email from Michael Tempsch, in which he pointed me to
the documentation in /usr/doc/fvmw2/README.sysrc.gz.  There it says:

Configuring your pager
You can put *FvwmPagerXXX lines in the post hook to
reconfigure the pager to your liking: your options
will override the defaults provided.  This is good
enough for most people.

Unfortunately, you can't easily change the number of
desks covered by the pager.  This is because the pager
is started just after the post hook.  If you want
multiple desks, you could wait for the appearance of
the pager, kill it, and start a new one configured to
you liking.  You can do this by including something
like the following at the end of your init-restart
hook:
+ I Wait FvwmPager
+ I KillModule FvwmPager
+ I Module FvwmPager 0 3

This is what I was looking for.  Thanks, Michael!  (I hope you don't
mind me telling about private email on the list...:)

Eric

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Java + Postgres

1999-08-25 Thread Paulo Henrique Baptista de Oliveira
Hi all,
I have to do a small aplication in Java that uses Postgres. It's like a
KOrganizer but more simple. I made one with GTk+postgres. I found an example
of Table + SQL in jdk1.2 demo dir with jdbc. Where I found info in
JDBC+Postgres?
If anyone can send me an example of JDBC+Postgres, I will be glad.
I'm ataching a .gif with my program in gtk and I have to made one in
less than (Java + Postgres) two days. :)
Thanks, Paulo Henrique


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Re: more RAM = more speed?

1999-08-25 Thread Matus \fantomas\ Uhlar
- I have Debian 2.1 running on a P-133 with 32MB of RAM and a 6.4GB Western
- Digital IDE, but it is awful slow when I have a lot of stuff running,
- including a few Netscape Communicator web browsers.  Specifically, it
- likes to keep me waiting while it stops and runs the hard disk in the
- middle of a program, or sometimes when I switch to a virtual console that
- has been idle for a while. 

-  total   used   free sharedbuffers cached
- Swap:   128484  32196  96288
   ^
This says you should have _at least_ 32 mb more. As long as you are going to
play with staroffice, buy even more, you should have 96 or 128 megs then

- 1.  Am I barking up the wrong tree with the idea of a RAM upgrade?

- 2.  Is it a bad idea to buy RAM for a P-133 since it only takes 72-pin?
- Instead, should I upgrade to a motherboard that can handle a newer
- type of RAM?

not needed. 

- 4.  Is there something else I should upgrade?

you can upgrade anything, disk, CPU, mainboard i'd prefer upgrading this
way:

1. memory
2. CPU
3. adding another HDD for much user filesystems - swap, tmp, var
   preferrably on another controller. The new drive can be just around
   1.6GB, the speed is important imo

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Re: [Debian] Multiport Ethernet boards?

1999-08-25 Thread Nico De Ranter
 On Tue, 24 Aug 1999, Nico De Ranter wrote:
 
  : 
  : Howdy,
  : 
  : I believe somebody posted a message about this some time ago
  : but I couldn't find it in the archives (actualy I don't know
  : what to look for :-).  I want to build a router using a PC
  : running Linux. Unfortunately there aren't enough PCI slots to
  : accomodate all networkadapters.  Are there any multiport 
  : ethernet adapters around that are supported by Linux?
 
 Yes.  SMC makes a nice one that's based on the tulip chipset.  There's a
 dual model, and I think a quad.  I don't have any URLs but I did search
 Altavista once with exactly your question and came up with a few pages
 talking about multiport NICs supported in Linux.

SMC unfortunately only has a dual one (couldn't find anything else on their
website). But Znyx has exactly what I want and even seems to have good 
support for Linux so I'll probably buy a Znyx Netblaster ZX346Q.

 
  : Considering I want to build a router with 9 network interfaces
  : (preferably 100Base-Tx but I guess that's too much to ask for :-),
  : what kind of PC should I use (it will only do routing and maybe
  : DNS).  Will a Pentium 233MMX do the trick or should I go for
  : a PIII 550. Will 64MB do or should I use 128MB, will the amount
  : of memory have any impact at all on the performance. I figure
  : the PCI bus will probably be the bottleneck here.
 
 Well, I would think that the Pentium would handle it - Bay routers (for
 example) are generally powered by 68040 Motorola chips ...
 
 RAM is good :)
 
  : Isn't there a Linux-router or something like that around?
 
 http://www.linuxrouter.org/
 


Thanks !! :-)

Nico

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teTeX and DWWW

1999-08-25 Thread Marc Haber
Hi!

When I use DWWW to access the teTeX-Documentation, I can get through
fine to
http://torres.gf1.internal/cgi-bin/dwww?type=filelocation=/mnt/main8/usr/doc/texmf
while torres.gf1.internal is my Debian box. However, none of the links
on that page work (Example:
http://torres.gf1.internal/cgi-bin/dwww?type=filelocation=/mnt/main8/usr/doc/texmf/tetex/teTeX-FAQ
gives file not found, but teTeX-FAQ.gz clearly is there).

What am I doing wrong?

Any hints will be appreciated.

Greetings
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Collecting mail for other users with fetchmail?

1999-08-25 Thread Phillip Deackes
I use currently use fetchmail to collect mail from my IP's POP server.
There are three users on this system. My IP allows email addresses in
the form [EMAIL PROTECTED] uk, therefore allowing each user on
my system to have their own email address. To log on and collect mail,
the 'hostname' is given then my password. *All* mail for that hostname
is then downloaded by fetchmail - the problem is that any mail for other
users appears in *my* mailbox (/var/spool/mail/gsmh).

How can I ensure that mail for another user on my system gets into the
correct mailbox?

Many thanks. 


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Re: Still Having .forward problems with EXIM

1999-08-25 Thread Phillip Deackes
Kent Andersen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Anyone know why exim still deivers localy when a .forward file is in
 place
 and a valid email address is in it?

Do you have a line like this in your /etc/exim.conf?

local_domains = scgf.gmx.net:localhost

Once this has been set, the implication is that any *other* domains are
remote. Local mail will be delivered according to what is in your
~/forward file, remote mail will be queued when off-line if you have
queue_remote_domains = * in your exim.conf for version 3 of exim, or
queue_only = true if you are using exim v2. If you do not have this
latter line, then exim will attempt to send outgoing mail immediately.
If you are not on-line it will get queued anyway, but it assumes an
error.

At the end of your exim.conf you should have:

smarthost:
  driver = domainlist
  transport = remote_smtp
  route_list = * mailhost.dircon.co.uk bydns_a

mailhost.dircon.co.uk will be replaced with your IP's smtp mailserver
address.

BTW, my ~/.forward file looks like this:

# Exim filter  == do not edit or remove this line!

if error_message then finish endif
logfile $home/eximfilter.log

if $h_Delivered-To matches [EMAIL PROTECTED]
then seen save $home/Mail/School

elif $h_x-mailing-list matches ^debian-(.*)@lists\\.debian\\.org
then seen save $home/Mail/Debian 

endif

I have a good few more rules in .forward, but these will suffice for
illustration purposes.

Hope this helps.


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Re: T1910 Toshiba laptop

1999-08-25 Thread Seth R Arnold
I would be awful suprised if dosemu would work. *maybe* the DEXE support in
the newer kernels supports what you want, but I can't say. I would be
suprised if it did work.

I would think you need to keep a DOS partition around that you can boot to
play with your bios. (or.. if you like to be daring... a bootable floppy! :)

Oh yes -- take a peek over at freshmeat.net. I seem to recall something
about a program giving access to a laptop's settings. Sorry, I can't recall
a thing beyond that. :(

On Wed, Aug 25, 1999 at 05:31:52PM +1000, alex aitkin wrote:
 Problem - I have 123M of HDD to work with on my Toshiba 486 laptop- I was
 just going to install Linux on it, but my T1910 uses a .exe file to
 manipulate BIOS settings, and this file runs under MS-DOS.  SO . . .will
 Linux allow access to BIOS settings some other way, OR, can I run MS-DOS
 emulation software if I need to alter the BIOS, or do I need to set up a
 separate bootable partition with MS-DOS, OR does it not really matter?
 
 Can anyone help me with this dilemma?
 
 aa
 
 
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AWE64 Problems

1999-08-25 Thread Andrew Hodgson




I have a Creative Labs AWE64 (ISA PnP) card, and I'm having a bit of 
troublegetting it configured in Debian.I have re-compiled my kernal 
(2.0.36) to include the appropriate soundsupport, and I have also set up the 
pnptools (via pnpdump) to initialise thecard at boot.The problem 
seems to be that the initialisation of the card (via PnP) takesplace after 
the sound support from the kernal has loaded. What I get at bootis the 
message that sound support is being initialised, but no cards arepicked up 
in the kernal drivers. Later on in the boot process, the PnP toolsinitialise 
the card with no errors.I would like to hear from anyone who has has 
experience with getting theAWE64 working under Debian as I don't know what 
to do next - the only otheroption is to boot DOS and load the DOS drivers, 
then boot Debian.CheersAndy


Re: AWE64 Problems

1999-08-25 Thread Marcin Kurc
You dont need to use isapnp to initialize AWE64. Just turn off pnp support in 
BIOS, and if you compile the support for it into kernel use values:

* OSS sound modules (NEW)
[...]
* 100% Sound Blaster compatibles (SB16/32/64, ESS, Jazz16) support (NEW)
(5) Sound Blaster IRQ Check from manual of the card (NEW)   
(1) Sound Blaster DMA 0, 1 or 3 (NEW)   
(5) Sound Blaster 16 bit DMA (SB16, Jazz16, SMW) 5, 6 or 7 (use 1 for 8 ...
(330) MPU401 I/O base of SB16, Jazz16 and ES1688 ...


On Wed, Aug 25, 1999 at 11:25:20AM +0100, Andrew Hodgson wrote: 
 I have a Creative Labs AWE64 (ISA PnP) card, and I'm having a bit of trouble
 getting it configured in Debian.
 
 I have re-compiled my kernal (2.0.36) to include the appropriate sound
 support, and I have also set up the pnptools (via pnpdump) to initialise the
 card at boot.
 
 The problem seems to be that the initialisation of the card (via PnP) takes
 place after the sound support from the kernal has loaded. What I get at boot
 is the message that sound support is being initialised, but no cards are
 picked up in the kernal drivers. Later on in the boot process, the PnP tools
 initialise the card with no errors.
 
 I would like to hear from anyone who has has experience with getting the
 AWE64 working under Debian as I don't know what to do next - the only other
 option is to boot DOS and load the DOS drivers, then boot Debian.
 
 Cheers
 Andy
 
 

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Re: more RAM = more speed?

1999-08-25 Thread ICON ICON

Hi Patrick,

Well two things might be causing your computer to run slow:
1- Applications like netscape and Staroffice need at least 64MB of RAM to 
minimize swap use and to speed up processing
2- Your processor is slow, and it is pentium I. Pentuim II has special ways 
of increasing its throughput (through ram and cache). So when you're doing 
multiprocessing (virtual terminals)it speeds up things. P2 also has an 
improved microprogram design(which might speed up the graphic side of 
applications)


There are several solutions to your problem:
1- Buy a new and better computer(i know that might an expensivesolution)
2- Add more RAM and change your motherboard. At the same time reduce the 
size of swap memory(this is to force the applications to use any free 
physical RAM)
3- Try changing your window manager, specially if you're using KDE, it tends 
to eat-up memory(try something simpler and new since new WM have improved 
memory managment features)




From: Patrick Olson [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: debuser debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: more RAM = more speed?
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1999 21:21:48 -0700 (PDT)


I have Debian 2.1 running on a P-133 with 32MB of RAM and a 6.4GB Western
Digital IDE, but it is awful slow when I have a lot of stuff running,
including a few Netscape Communicator web browsers.  Specifically, it
likes to keep me waiting while it stops and runs the hard disk in the
middle of a program, or sometimes when I switch to a virtual console that
has been idle for a while.

Based on the report below, I think a RAM upgrade might reduce swapping,
which should speed things up.


$ uptime
  8:10am  up 11 days, 15:11,  5 users,  load average: 1.10, 1.21, 0.83
$ free
 total   used   free sharedbuffers cached
Mem: 30964  30408556  14472652  14928
-/+ buffers/cache:  14828  16136
Swap:   128484  32196  96288


On top of this, I plan to install StarOffice and try and run it without
exiting any other programs.  Could someone take a moment and give me some
advice on this issue.  I can think of four specific questions:

1.  Am I barking up the wrong tree with the idea of a RAM upgrade?

2.  Is it a bad idea to buy RAM for a P-133 since it only takes 72-pin?
Instead, should I upgrade to a motherboard that can handle a newer
type of RAM?

3.  If I upgrade nothing but RAM, how much do I need to have enough to cut
down on the swapping it does now and keep it to a minimum even after I
load StarOffice 5.1?  Keep in mind that although my budget is limited,
so is my patience with this old hardware.

4.  Is there something else I should upgrade?

Your response is appreciated.

Thank you,
Patrick Olson


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Timed?

1999-08-25 Thread Peter Weiss
Hello,

I'm looking for timed in a debian package. Nothing is to be found by the
search engine on the debian web site. So there seems to be none. Is there
another way to get the time from a local machine that runs timed?

Thanks for any hints -- Peter

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Adaptec AHA-2940

1999-08-25 Thread Andrew Hodgson




I have just tried to install Debian on a machine 
with an Adaptec AHA 2940 SCSI adapter. When I run install from DOS (or boot from 
the rescue floppy) the machine hangs after detecting the SCSI adapter. The last 
message on the screen is... Downloading sequencer instructions... 419 
instructions downloaded.

Anyone know if this SCSI adapter works with 
Debian?

Cheers
Andy


Re: teTeX and DWWW

1999-08-25 Thread Jens Ritter
[EMAIL PROTECTED] (Marc Haber) writes:

 Hi!
 
 When I use DWWW to access the teTeX-Documentation, I can get through
 fine to
 http://torres.gf1.internal/cgi-bin/dwww?type=filelocation=/mnt/main8/usr/doc/texmf
 while torres.gf1.internal is my Debian box. However, none of the links
 on that page work (Example:
 http://torres.gf1.internal/cgi-bin/dwww?type=filelocation=/mnt/main8/usr/doc/texmf/tetex/teTeX-FAQ
 gives file not found, but teTeX-FAQ.gz clearly is there).

Does 

http://torres.gf1.internal/cgi-bin/dwww?type=filelocation=/mnt/main8/usr/doc/texmf/tetex/teTeX-FAQ.gz

work?


Jens

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Is this smart HD partitioning?

1999-08-25 Thread Hans van den Boogert
My Acer Travelmate 512T laptop (Celeron 366, 96 MB RAM), has a 4.6 GB IBM
hard drive in it. I partitioned it as follows...

/dev/hda1 primary Fat32 (1000M)
/dev/hda5 logical Fat32 (900M)
/dev/hda6 logical Fat32 (800M)
/dev/hda7 logical Linux (1000M)
/dev/hda4 primary Linux ext2 (840M)
/dev/hda3 primary Linux swap (100M)

Now I find that the hard drive is constantly accessed and reset. I mean
that it seems the disk is being accessed for a second, then goes back to
inactivity with an almost crackling noise. If the disk was reading data
this would seem normal, but it happens out of the blue, while there is no
process running that requires disk access.

This happens both under Linux as well as Win98, but it is more pronounced
under Linux. 

I was wondering if it could be because the partitioning I did was too
minute. My idea was to keep all the Fat32 partitions on one side of the
disk, all the Linux partitions on the other.

I was thinking myself to re-partition as follows, just to experiment...

/dev/hda1 primary Fat32 (1000M)
/dev/hda2 primary Fat32 (1700M)
/dev/hda3 primary Linux ext2 (1840M)
/dev/hda4 primary Linux swap (100M)

I have a similar partitioning scheme on my desktop and it works fine. Still
I want to check with you guys first to see if I am on the right train of
thoughts.

-- Hans


Re: Collecting mail for other users with fetchmail?

1999-08-25 Thread Jor-el
Phillip,

Its seems to me that you havent read the manpage. Specifically,
the sections about the '-m', the '-u', and the user authentication.

Regards,
Jor-el

On Wed, 25 Aug 1999, Phillip Deackes wrote:

 I use currently use fetchmail to collect mail from my IP's POP server.
 There are three users on this system. My IP allows email addresses in
 the form [EMAIL PROTECTED] uk, therefore allowing each user on
 my system to have their own email address. To log on and collect mail,
 the 'hostname' is given then my password. *All* mail for that hostname
 is then downloaded by fetchmail - the problem is that any mail for other
 users appears in *my* mailbox (/var/spool/mail/gsmh).
 
 How can I ensure that mail for another user on my system gets into the
 correct mailbox?
 
 Many thanks. 
 
 
 --
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 Debian Linux (Potato) 
 
 
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Re: Adaptec AHA-2940

1999-08-25 Thread Stephan Engelke
Hi Andrew,

On Wed, Aug 25, 1999 at 01:21:46PM +0100, Andrew Hodgson wrote:
 Anyone know if this SCSI adapter works with Debian?

I am using an Adaptec 2940 U2W without any problems.  The machine is
running Slink and humming right along.

There are some special 2940-boot disks around, since your problem
is aparently not unique.  Check the Debian web-site to download those
disks.  Maybe they help.

So long -- Stephan
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Re: Is this smart HD partitioning?

1999-08-25 Thread Andrei Ivanov
 
 /dev/hda1 primary Fat32 (1000M)
 /dev/hda5 logical Fat32 (900M)
 /dev/hda6 logical Fat32 (800M)
 /dev/hda7 logical Linux (1000M)
 /dev/hda4 primary Linux ext2 (840M)
 /dev/hda3 primary Linux swap (100M)

Seems ok, but you dont need 100M swap with 96M of Ram that you have
already, unless you know you will be doing some heavy memory-eating work.
Andrew

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RE: Is this smart HD partitioning?

1999-08-25 Thread Person, Roderick
From looking at this I and what the sound is I take a stab at this:

The crackling sound sounds like the scan that updates your find dB. When you
do a find on your computer it checks this dB for locations of things(to be
simple). Anyway I think you Linux parts are too big, hence it seems as if it
locking up. I had this problem. I would split /dev/hda7 and /dev/hda4 into
different partitions such as:

/   root partition 60M
/var60M
/usr860M
/usr/local  860M

or something like that. This also will give you added safety incase of a
crash or just stupidity that occasionally creeps into everyone. Gladly I
know nothing about the win98 stuff but I assume it along that same lines as
a find scan, but I give that to someone else


 -Original Message-
 From: Hans van den Boogert [SMTP:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 1999 8:43 AM
 To:   debian-user@lists.debian.org
 Subject:  Is this smart HD partitioning?
 
 My Acer Travelmate 512T laptop (Celeron 366, 96 MB RAM), has a 4.6 GB IBM
 hard drive in it. I partitioned it as follows...
 
 /dev/hda1 primary Fat32 (1000M)
 /dev/hda5 logical Fat32 (900M)
 /dev/hda6 logical Fat32 (800M)
 /dev/hda7 logical Linux (1000M)
 /dev/hda4 primary Linux ext2 (840M)
 /dev/hda3 primary Linux swap (100M)
 
 Now I find that the hard drive is constantly accessed and reset. I mean
 that it seems the disk is being accessed for a second, then goes back to
 inactivity with an almost crackling noise. If the disk was reading data
 this would seem normal, but it happens out of the blue, while there is no
 process running that requires disk access.
 
 This happens both under Linux as well as Win98, but it is more pronounced
 under Linux. 
 
 I was wondering if it could be because the partitioning I did was too
 minute. My idea was to keep all the Fat32 partitions on one side of the
 disk, all the Linux partitions on the other.
 
 I was thinking myself to re-partition as follows, just to experiment...
 
 /dev/hda1 primary Fat32 (1000M)
 /dev/hda2 primary Fat32 (1700M)
 /dev/hda3 primary Linux ext2 (1840M)
 /dev/hda4 primary Linux swap (100M)
 
 I have a similar partitioning scheme on my desktop and it works fine.
 Still
 I want to check with you guys first to see if I am on the right train of
 thoughts.
 
 -- Hans
 
 
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Re: AWE64 Problems

1999-08-25 Thread Ashley Clark
On Wed, 25 Aug 1999, Andrew Hodgson wrote:
 
 I have re-compiled my kernal (2.0.36) to include the appropriate sound
 support, and I have also set up the pnptools (via pnpdump) to initialise the
 card at boot.

You really should use modules for sound cards (especially plug and play ones).

 The problem seems to be that the initialisation of the card (via PnP) takes
 place after the sound support from the kernal has loaded. What I get at boot
 is the message that sound support is being initialised, but no cards are
 picked up in the kernal drivers. Later on in the boot process, the PnP tools
 initialise the card with no errors.
 
 I would like to hear from anyone who has has experience with getting the
 AWE64 working under Debian as I don't know what to do next - the only other
 option is to boot DOS and load the DOS drivers, then boot Debian.

Although not an AWE64, I have an AWE32 and it is very similar, just compile the
sound drivers into modules and the order that init calls the scripts should be
fine (i.e. isapnp, ..., modutils)

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Re: Collecting mail for other users with fetchmail?

1999-08-25 Thread Brian Servis
*- On 25 Aug, Phillip Deackes wrote about Collecting mail for other users with 
fetchmail?
 I use currently use fetchmail to collect mail from my IP's POP server.
 There are three users on this system. My IP allows email addresses in
 the form [EMAIL PROTECTED] uk, therefore allowing each user on
 my system to have their own email address. To log on and collect mail,
 the 'hostname' is given then my password. *All* mail for that hostname
 is then downloaded by fetchmail - the problem is that any mail for other
 users appears in *my* mailbox (/var/spool/mail/gsmh).
 
 How can I ensure that mail for another user on my system gets into the
 correct mailbox?
 

Use syntax like the following in your fetchmailrc.

poll isp.com with protocol pop3 timeout 60:
  user username1 there has password password1 is localuser1 here
  user username2 there has password password2 is localuser2 here

Read the fetchmail man page for more details.

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Logitech Mouseman / X

1999-08-25 Thread Fraser Campbell
Hi all,

Just got a new computer and cannot get the mouse to work with X no matter what
I try.  The mouse is 3 buttons, PS/2 and labeled as a Logitech Mouseman.

gpm works fine with it.  X does not.  I have tried every mouse type with it and
the mouse cursor simply jumps to the top left corner of the screen as soon as it
is touched.

I have disabled gpm so it is definitely not a conflict with gpm.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Fraser


Re: Logitech Mouseman / X

1999-08-25 Thread Noah L. Meyerhans
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On Wed, 25 Aug 1999, Fraser Campbell wrote:

 Just got a new computer and cannot get the mouse to work with X no matter what
 I try.  The mouse is 3 buttons, PS/2 and labeled as a Logitech Mouseman.
 
 gpm works fine with it.  X does not.  I have tried every mouse type with it 
 and
 the mouse cursor simply jumps to the top left corner of the screen as soon as 
 it
 is touched.

I've used a Logitech Mouseman Plus and a FirstMouse on my machine with the
following pointer section from my XF86Config:

Section Pointer
ProtocolMouseManPlusPS/2
Device  /dev/psaux
Buttons 3
EndSection

YMMV.  HTH.

noah

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Re: Adaptec AHA-2940

1999-08-25 Thread Nathan E Norman
On Wed, 25 Aug 1999, Andrew Hodgson wrote:

[ your line wrap doesn't ]

 : I have just tried to install Debian on a machine with an Adaptec AHA 2940 
SCSI adapter. When I run install from DOS (or boot from the rescue floppy) the 
machine hangs after detecting the SCSI adapter. The last message on the screen 
is... Downloading sequencer instructions... 419 instructions downloaded.

http://www.debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-user-9907/msg01161.html

http://www.debian.org/Lists-Archives/ has the ability to search the
archives (at the bottom).

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Re: Logitech Mouseman / X

1999-08-25 Thread Stephan Engelke
Hi Fraser,

 Just got a new computer and cannot get the mouse to work with X no matter what
 I try.  The mouse is 3 buttons, PS/2 and labeled as a Logitech Mouseman.

which mouse-type did you choose for gpm?  I assume you chose ps2.
The same protocol should work with X11.  Do not choose the Mouseman 
protocol, AFIAK it's reserved for older (very old) Logitech mice.

Did you restart X after making the changes to /etc/X11/XF86Config?
How did you make the changes?  Did you use a program like XF86Setup?
XF86Setup lets you test the current mouse configuration by clicking on
the apply button. 
What happens if you try to recreate the X configuration file from
scratch using xf86config of XF86Setup?

So long -- Stephan
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Re: Netscape

1999-08-25 Thread vw
Seems to me, the deal is you're lucky...

Be Cool
Vitux


Error is human; complete disaster takes a computer

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 Fra:  Ryan Chouinard [SMTP:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sendt:24. august 1999 22:49
 Til:  debian-user@lists.debian.org
 Cc:   recipient list not shown
 Emne: Netscape
 
 I always hear people complain about Netscape crashing, but I never had
 that problem, except in Windows. But then, everything crashes in
 Windows. Netscape works fine for me in RH, Slackware, and now Debian.
 What's the deal?
 
 
 
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Re: Logitech Mouseman / X

1999-08-25 Thread Brian Servis
*- On 25 Aug, Fraser Campbell wrote about Logitech Mouseman / X
 Hi all,
 
 Just got a new computer and cannot get the mouse to work with X no matter what
 I try.  The mouse is 3 buttons, PS/2 and labeled as a Logitech Mouseman.
 
 gpm works fine with it.  X does not.  I have tried every mouse type with it 
 and
 the mouse cursor simply jumps to the top left corner of the screen as soon as 
 it
 is touched.
 
 I have disabled gpm so it is definitely not a conflict with gpm.
 

Just asking some basic questions.

Do you have ps/2 mice configured in the kernel?  You should have a 
'CONFIG_PSMOUSE=y' or 'CONFIG_PSMOUSE=m' in your kernel config file. If
it is compiled in you should see something like the following during
boot, 'Detected PS/2 Mouse Port.'

Your Pointer section in XF86Config should minimally work with the
following.

Section Pointer
Protocol  MouseMan
Device/dev/psaux
EndSection

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Re: Toshiba T1910

1999-08-25 Thread Anthony Campbell
On 25 Aug 1999, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 From: alex aitkin [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: Toshiba T1910
 Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 17:30:37 +1000
 
 s9404086 Problem - I have 123M of HDD to work with on my Toshiba 486 laptop- 
 s9404086 I was just going to install Linux on it, but my T1910 uses a .exe 
 s9404086 file to manipulate BIOS settings, and this file runs under MS-DOS.  
 s9404086 SO . . .will Linux allow access to BIOS settings some other way, 
 s9404086 OR, can I run MS-DOS emulation software if I need to alter the 
 s9404086 BIOS, or do I need to set up a separate bootable partition with 
 s9404086 MS-DOS, OR does it not really matter?
 s9404086
 s9404086 Can anyone help me with this dilemma?
 
 there is a debian package called toshutils:
 
  This is a collection of utilities to control a toshiba laptop. It includes
  programs to turn the fan on and off, to view the power mode, and to set
  the supervisor password.
 
 i don't know whether it will work for your laptop though or whether it
 has all of the functionality that you need.
 


I doubt if it will work with this machine; it's fairly model-specific,
e.g. the fan stuff will work on my Toshiba 4000CDT but the program to
change the boot setup doesn't.

In answer to the original question, I find that tsetup.exe doesn't work
under dosemu, which is hardly surprising  since it's only an emulator. 

I should think the best plan would be to use linload.exe to boot Linux
and to write autoexec.bat and config.sys files so that you can choose
which system to boot. IMO linload.exe is a better way to boot than Lilo
in any case.

BTW isn't 123M rather small for Linux?

Anthony


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Re: fixing lpr printed margins

1999-08-25 Thread Michael E. Touloumtzis
On Tue, Aug 24, 1999 at 06:13:03PM -0700, NatePuri wrote:
 How can I change the margins for text documents that are printed via lpr.
 
 Right now I can only print 1/4 in margins.  I would like the traditional
 1' in margin.  I would like to keep the 12pt font that it currently prints
 to.  
 

You might try the usual *nix approach of combining utilities to achieve
the goal.  For example:
pr -l 60 -o3 -h  ascii.txt | lpr
(or something like that to achieve your desired margin).

FYI, back in the olden days when Unix was being written it was sold
to ATT management as a text processing system, so it is full of great
little programs like pr, fmt, fold, etc.  Most of these have been
re-written as free software by the FSF folks as the GNU Text Utilities.
Once you figure them out, they are _very_ handy tools.


Re: Netscape

1999-08-25 Thread Greg Starkes
Ryan Chouinard wrote:
 
 I always hear people complain about Netscape crashing, but I never had
 that problem, except in Windows. But then, everything crashes in
 Windows. Netscape works fine for me in RH, Slackware, and now Debian.
 What's the deal?

I never had a problem either, until I decided to try kde. Then I would
have a crash usually once a day. I normally use Window Maker, under
which netscape runs without a problem. Could this be the cause? KDE does
set a bunch of x resources for colors and fonts, so maybe it does
something that netscape doesn't like.

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Re: Adaptec AHA-2940

1999-08-25 Thread Kent West
 Andrew Hodgson wrote:
 
 I have just tried to install Debian on a machine with an Adaptec AHA
 2940 SCSI adapter. When I run install from DOS (or boot from the
 rescue floppy) the machine hangs after detecting the SCSI adapter. The
 last message on the screen is... Downloading sequencer instructions...
 419 instructions downloaded.
 
 Anyone know if this SCSI adapter works with Debian?
 
 Cheers
 Andy

Yes, it does work, but you need special boot-up disks to get started. My
understanding is that the default kernels have support for all sorts of
SCSI adapters, and somehow this confuses the machine with an AHA-2940.
The special boot disks have trimmed the kernel down to supporting just
the AHA-2940.

Search the Debian Mail List Archives (using the search engine at the
bottom of the page, not the Search button at the top of the page) for
AHA-2940 for the past year or so and you should find several hits with
more info on this issue, including where to find the special boot-up
disks (somewhere on the Debian site IIRC).


Re: Netscape

1999-08-25 Thread Kent West
Greg Starkes wrote:
 
 Ryan Chouinard wrote:
 
  I always hear people complain about Netscape crashing, but I never had
  that problem, except in Windows. But then, everything crashes in
  Windows. Netscape works fine for me in RH, Slackware, and now Debian.
  What's the deal?
 
 I never had a problem either, until I decided to try kde. Then I would
 have a crash usually once a day. I normally use Window Maker, under
 which netscape runs without a problem. Could this be the cause? KDE does
 set a bunch of x resources for colors and fonts, so maybe it does
 something that netscape doesn't like.
 

Hmm, that's an interesting thought. I don't run KDE (I run IceWM), but I
often have Netscape crashes. But I'm running on a 1MB older video card
and only 32MB RAM and am always getting messages from Netscape about not
having enough resources (or memory?) to set color pallettes (or somesuch
-- I just ignore the messages now so I don't remember what they say). So
it may be that the people having crashes have fewer resources than the
people not having crashes.


Hewlett Packard Colorado 5Gb TAPE

1999-08-25 Thread Nikolay Hristov
hi there

is there any hope to run Hewlett Packard Colorado 5Gb TAPE under Debian
?


Re: Logitech Mouseman / X

1999-08-25 Thread Fraser Campbell
On Wed, Aug 25, 1999 at 08:47:48AM -0500, Brian Servis wrote:

 boot, 'Detected PS/2 Mouse Port.'

Yes, I see this on bootup and the mouse does work with gpm so I think the 
problem is related to X only.

 Protocol  MouseMan

Tried that and everything else I could find.  Someone suggested I try 
MouseManPlusPS/2 but this had the same effect ... mouse jitters around the 
screen and ends in top left corner.  

As an experiment I plugged on a Microsoft PS/2 mouse and this does the same as 
the logitech ... left corner.

 Device/dev/psaux

Yes that's what I'm using.  I have noticed one thing though.  There is an error
in X's startup messages:

/dev/mouse Unable to get status of mouse fd (Inappropriate ioctl for device)

I'm not sure why X is even looking for /dev/mouse since I tell it /dev/psaux
so I removed /dev/mouse and linked it to /dev/psaux but still get the same
error.

I will for now just use a serial mouse ... must get back to work :-(

Fraser


Re: more RAM = more speed?

1999-08-25 Thread Patrick Olson

Thanks for the other info on RAM, it will be very useful.

 Add a second hard drive on the second ide channel(hdc) It is good to
 have a swap partition on a different controller channel with each
 partition having equal priority. The kernel will use the partition
 which will provide the best performance.

I don't know much when it comes to drives in Debian, so I have a few
questions:

1.  hdc has been a CD-ROM since the second I booted the Debian install CD. 
Will anything bad happen if hdc is suddenly a hard disk and hdd is now the
CD-ROM?  I haven't actually used the CD-ROM since I finished installing,
so the only possible trouble spot might be booting. 

2.  Is there a a how-to or some doc's for this?  I made a swap partition
with cfdisk in the beginning and let the (excellent) install program
figure out the rest.  Thus, I never learned much about swap.

3.  Since any drive I add will be old and slow (200MB), is it worth it?

That is interesting that when both are given equal priority, the kernel
figures out which one is best.  I didn't know about that feature. 

Thank you,
Patrick Olson



Re: Logitech Mouseman / X

1999-08-25 Thread Evan Van Dyke
Fraser Campbell wrote:
 Tried that and everything else I could find.  Someone suggested I try
 MouseManPlusPS/2 but this had the same effect ... mouse jitters around the
 screen and ends in top left corner.
 
 As an experiment I plugged on a Microsoft PS/2 mouse and this does the same as
 the logitech ... left corner.

Do you have gpm and X running at the same time?  That's known to cause
problems...
you might try disabling gpm

--Evan


Re: more RAM = more speed?

1999-08-25 Thread Patrick Olson

Thanks for the reply.

 In your case of course, more memory would show *huge* speed increases. It
 looks like another 32 megs would stop the immediate swapping problem. If you
 want to run StarOffice, I imagine another 16 to 32 megs above that is
 required. I don't have star office installed myself, so I can't check for
 you. :( (one more week... :)

I have StarOffice on a very similar machine.  This is the report it
gives:

 total   used   free sharedbuffers cached
Mem: 30264  29616648  24884128  17600
-/+ buffers/cache:  11888  18376
Swap:   128484   5192 123292

I got there by this:
1. boot Linux (was running DOS game, sorry)
2. log into xdm and start StarOffice
3. open a new (empty) text document
4. switch to tty1 and login to run free

It looks like StarOffice is quite a memory hog too.  It sounds like 64MB
is enough to make Netscape happy.  

Based on the free output above, do you think 96MB would be enough to keep
swapping to a minimum with StarOffice thrown in?  If you're not sure, I'd
be happy to wait a week or so until you have StarOffice installed. 

 If you can afford it, the new mobo+cpu+ram would probably be the right thing
 to do.

Actually, my crazy idea was running my existing CPU in a new board for a
while until I want to (and can afford to) upgrade it.  But unless the new
board has 3 ISA slots, I don't think I want to do that.  Adding a net
card, sound card and 56K modem to about $280 for the board, CPU and RAM is
a bit to much. 

Thank you,
Patrick Olson



Re: Adaptec AHA-2940

1999-08-25 Thread David Teague
On Wed, 25 Aug 1999, Andrew Hodgson wrote:

 I have just tried to install Debian on a machine with an Adaptec
 AHA 2940 SCSI adapter. When I run install from DOS (or boot from
 the rescue floppy) the machine hangs after detecting the SCSI
 adapter. The last message on the screen is... Downloading
 sequencer instructions... 419 instructions downloaded. 
 
 Anyone know if this SCSI adapter works with Debian? 
 
Andy

Andy, 

I just bought an ASUS P5A mobo with 128 MB 100 MHZ RAM,
and a 2940 controller. I used the zero floppy installation 
using Linux Press's CD set that comes with Dale Scheetz's 
Debian Installation book. I think these are 'official cd' 
images. URL www.linuxpress.com

It works like a charm. I did have to remove the xdm package 
and killed the xdm process so the system quit hanging, 
but not boot problems at all.

--David
David Teague, [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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 useful, technically accurate, and friendly.
 (I'm hoping this is all of the above!)


Another Partition spacing...

1999-08-25 Thread Greg Vence
What about:
   root 1.5GB
   var  2
   usr  2
   home 2.256
   swap .256 (128 MB ram)
?
TIA -- Greg.


Re: Logitech Mouseman / X

1999-08-25 Thread Fraser Campbell
On Wed, Aug 25, 1999 at 11:10:09AM -0400, Evan Van Dyke wrote:
 Do you have gpm and X running at the same time?  That's known to cause
 problems...
 you might try disabling gpm

Nope, as I said in my original email, gpm works correctly with any of the PS/2
mouses I have tried.  X does not work correctly with gpm running and with it 
disabled (I have left it off until I get the X problems figured out).

Fraser


Re: debian-user-digest Digest V99 #1460

1999-08-25 Thread graham . lillico
Well mine work but I have a 2940-AU wether that makes a difference i don't
know.

Regards

Graham

I have just tried to install Debian on a machine with an Adaptec AHA 2940 SCSI
adapter. When I run install from DOS (or boot from the rescue floppy) the
machine hangs after detecting the SCSI adapter. The last message on the screen
is... Downloading sequencer instructions... 419 instructions downloaded.

Anyone know if this SCSI adapter works with Debian?

Cheers
Andy


Re: Another Partition spacing...

1999-08-25 Thread Marcin Owsiany
On Wed, Aug 25, 1999 at 11:19:02AM -0400, Greg Vence wrote:
 What about:
root 1.5GB
var  2
usr  2
home 2.256
swap .256 (128 MB ram)

root is MUCH too big. It should be as small as possible (unless the only
partition is the rootpart.) so that it will be hard to crash (the
probability of something giong on on a 30 MB / on a 8GB disk is less then if
the / was 1.5 GIG), and fast to fsck.

best regards,
Marcin

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Re: Logitech Mouseman / X

1999-08-25 Thread Chanop Silpa-Anan
On Wed, Aug 25, 1999 at 09:18:11AM -0400, Fraser Campbell wrote:
 Hi all,
 
 Just got a new computer and cannot get the mouse to work with X no matter what
 I try.  The mouse is 3 buttons, PS/2 and labeled as a Logitech Mouseman.

I've been using MouseMan MousePort Version with ps/2 protocol without any 
problem in both X and gpm.
This is my XF86config mouse section

Section Pointer
ProtocolPS/2
Device  /dev/psaux

 gpm works fine with it.  X does not.  I have tried every mouse type with it 
 and
 the mouse cursor simply jumps to the top left corner of the screen as soon as 
 it
 is touched.

One work around is to use gpm -R /dev/gpmdata then set X to use device 
/dev/gpmdata and protocol, IIRC, MouseMan.  

hope this help.


Chanop


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strange bug in useradd in potato ?!?

1999-08-25 Thread Oleg Krivosheev
Hi, All

i'm running potato and just tried to upgrated telnetd to 0.14-1
and this is what i got:

Setting up telnetd (0.14-1) ...
adduser: Warning: The home dir you specified already exists.
Adding system user telnetd...
Adding new group telnetd (101).
Adding new user telnetd (101) with group telnetd.
useradd: unknown group telnetd
adduser: `useradd -d /usr/lib/telnetd -g telnetd -s /bin/false -u 101
telnetd' returned error code 1536.  Aborting.
Cleaning up.
Removing user `telnetd'.
userdel: user telnetd does not exist
Removing group `telnetd'.
groupdel: group telnetd does not exist
dpkg: error processing telnetd (--configure):



Any ideas why useradd died? What error 1536 means?

thank you 

oleg




Re: Another Partition spacing...

1999-08-25 Thread Marcin Owsiany
On Wed, Aug 25, 1999 at 11:39:49AM -0400, Greg Vence wrote:
 But root would contain what is not in var, usr, and home.  would 500MB
 be enough for that?
 
[EMAIL PROTECTED]:~ $ df -h
FilesystemSize  Used  Avail  Capacity Mounted on
/dev/hda1  20M   17M   1.8M 90%   /
/dev/hda3 581M  179M   372M 33%   /var
/dev/hda5 1.6G  274M   1.3G 18%   /usr
/dev/hda6 1.2G  164M   1.0G 14%   /home
/dev/hda7 351M   13K   333M  0%   /backup

:-)
as you can see...

however /tmp is a symlink to /var/tmp, and you have to be caucious to do as
little as root, because otherwise root's homedir would grow too large.
Actually 40 MB would be very, very fine (lot's of spare place if you either
use a /tmp symlink or force as many apps as possible to use /var/tmp as
their temp)

best regards,
Marcin

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Re: Another Partition spacing...

1999-08-25 Thread Raymond A. Ingles
On Wed, 25 Aug 1999, Marcin Owsiany wrote:

 On Wed, Aug 25, 1999 at 11:19:02AM -0400, Greg Vence wrote:
  What about:
 root 1.5GB
 var  2
 usr  2
 home 2.256
 swap .256 (128 MB ram)
 
 root is MUCH too big.

 /var is kind of big as well, unless you're planning on putting a newsfeed
there or you regularly spool multi-megabyte files for printing or
something. Best to give the extra space to /usr or /home.

 Sincerely,

 Ray Ingles  (248) 377-7735  [EMAIL PROTECTED]

 One man's 'magic' is another man's 'engineering'. 'Supernatural' is
  a null word. - Robert Heinlein


Re: Collecting mail for other users with fetchmail?

1999-08-25 Thread Gerald . Preissler
Phillip Deackes [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 
 How can I ensure that mail for another user on my system gets into the
 correct mailbox?

You could try to fetch it via fetchmail like you already do and then sort
it according the To:-header in the recipient´s mailbox via procmail (try
´man procmail´ and ´man procmailrc´ for documentation).

cheerio
Jerry
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Re: KDE question about panel icons

1999-08-25 Thread Gerald . Preissler
Mark Wagnon [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Has anyone managed to get programs added to their panel
 sucessfully (with their specified icons)? If so, please share,
 and I'll pass it along to the other two unfortunate souls and the
 KDE list.

How did you install KDE? I grabed the sources from a mirror of ftp.kde.org
and compiled them myself, and I can add icons to my panel without problems.
I am using slink, though.

cheerio
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Re: ipconfig eth0:1 down doesnt do what i think it would

1999-08-25 Thread Jens B. Jorgensen
Looks like it's a bug. You can use the method suggested in this article which 
was posted to
comp.os.linux.networking:

 Deja.com: Re: ?:Kernel V2.2.-IP Alias-eth0:0 Is Invisible To 'ifconfig?

Just do:

ifconfig eth0:1 0.0.0.0

Hopefully this won't cause and adverse behavior. OTOH perhaps the right way 
to get around
this is to not be hitting the static IP interally. Why not just go to 10.0.0.1?

Later,

meridian wrote:

 well basically the eth0 ip is 10.0.0.1. the static ip is normally on ppp0
 when connected to the isp. however i want the static ip available to the
 local network even when the connection to the isp and hence ppp0 goes
 down. this is already working find with ip-down or rc.local starting up
 eth0:1 with the static ip.

 /sbin/ifconfig -i eth0:1 203.78.54.32
 /sbin/route add 203.78.54.32 dev eth0:1

 however if i attempt to remove eth0:1 at any point in time later eth0 is
 also removed. whether or not ppp0 is up or down.

 should ifconfig eth0:1 down only remove eth0:1 and not eth0? if so i guess
 the problem is most likely somehting to do with my kernel?

 if there is another way round this id like to hear it. basically i want
 the ip that is assigned by my isp to be available to my local network
 wether or not my connection to the isp is up. this works as it is but i
 want to only have the static ip sitting on the ppp0 interface and not also
 available directly on the eth0 interface when the isp connection is up.
 the forwarding to ppp0 works fine if eth0:1 is never added, but if it is
 added when ppp0 goes down, i can never renmove it without also removing
 eth0 which is my problem.

 thanks for any help :)

 meridian
  [EMAIL PROTECTED]

 all that busts well ends loosely.

 On Tue, 24 Aug 1999, Jens B. Jorgensen wrote:

  It sounds like the real solution is to not add your static IP to eth0. Does 
  it really
  need to be? What network is on eth0? What's the regular IP on eth0? What IP 
  are you
  trying to add? I'm guessing there's a better way to accomplish whatever it 
  is you're
  trying to accomplish by settings this static IP address to eth0:1.
 
  meridian wrote:
 
   Hi,
   i have added eth0:1 with the ip of my static ip assigned by my isp, which
   is only supposed to be up on the local network when my connection to my
   isp goes down. however when my connection comes back up i get ip-up to run
  
   ifconfig eth0:1 down
  
   to remove it except this also removes eth0 which is obviously a bit of a
   problem. I would prefer to be forcing any localnetwork connects through
   forwarding rules rather than leave the ip up on the local network
   interface as eth0:1.
  
   what is the command to just remove eth0:1 without removing eth0
  
   btw if i try ipconfig eth0 up after eth0:1 down removes it, then eth0:1
   comes back.
  
   i am just guessing (about to try) tacking eth0 down and adding eth0 again
   rather than bringing it up.
  
   whats the correct command to remove eth0:1 without removing eth0
  
   thanks
  
   meridian
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Re: Hewlett Packard Colorado 5Gb TAPE

1999-08-25 Thread Bob Nielsen
It should work if you enable the following in your kernel:

Enhanced IDE/MFM/RLL disk/cdrom/tape/floppy support (CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDE)
[Y/n/?] 

Include IDE/ATAPI TAPE support (CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDETAPE) [N/y/?]
   

On Wed, Aug 25, 1999 at 04:16:58PM +0300, Nikolay Hristov wrote:
 hi there
 
 is there any hope to run Hewlett Packard Colorado 5Gb TAPE under Debian
 ?


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Re: Another Partition spacing...

1999-08-25 Thread Greg Vence
Thanx

I think I'll do:
   root 256M
   swap 256M
   var  1G
   usr  3G
   home 3.5G

Thanx again -- Greg.

 Raymond A. Ingles wrote:
 
 On Wed, 25 Aug 1999, Marcin Owsiany wrote:
 
  On Wed, Aug 25, 1999 at 11:19:02AM -0400, Greg Vence wrote:
   What about:
  root 1.5GB
  var  2
  usr  2
  home 2.256
  swap .256 (128 MB ram)
 
  root is MUCH too big.
 
  /var is kind of big as well, unless you're planning on putting a newsfeed
 there or you regularly spool multi-megabyte files for printing or
 something. Best to give the extra space to /usr or /home.
 
  Sincerely,
 
  Ray Ingles  (248) 377-7735  [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 
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RE: Is this smart HD partitioning?

1999-08-25 Thread Hans van den Boogert

The crackling sound sounds like the scan that updates your find dB. When you
do a find on your computer it checks this dB for locations of things(to be
simple). Anyway I think you Linux parts are too big, hence it seems as if it
locking up. I had this problem. I would split /dev/hda7 and /dev/hda4 into
different partitions such as:

That was a good hint, but that doesn't explain why it happens both under
Linux and Win98. 

Some other strange things: when I give the CPU some work to do (like
constantly playing MP3 files) it stops. I also noted that the internal
clock runs slow (about a second an hour), so I think I'll bring it back for
a replacement: the machine is four days old. -- Hans


Re: fvwm2 configuration

1999-08-25 Thread d1temp

On 25 Aug, E.L. Meijer (Eric) wrote:
 On Tue, Aug 24, 1999 at 10:37:35PM -0500, Brian Servis wrote:
 *- On 25 Aug, John Carline wrote about Re: fvwm2 configuration
  E.L. Meijer (Eric) wrote:
  
 [ problems to get a pager with multiple desks in fvwm2 ]

 Yup, I did not want to break that system.

 I got a private email from Michael Tempsch, in which he pointed me to
 the documentation in /usr/doc/fvmw2/README.sysrc.gz.  There it says:
 
 + I Wait FvwmPager
 + I KillModule FvwmPager
 + I Module FvwmPager 0 3
 
 This is what I was looking for.  Thanks, Michael!  (I hope you don't
 mind me telling about private email on the list...:)

Don't mind at all :-)  Was just tired enough to forget to add the list
to the To: header...

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Re: KDE question about panel icons

1999-08-25 Thread Mark Wagnon
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 How did you install KDE? I grabed the sources from a mirror of ftp.kde.org
 and compiled them myself, and I can add icons to my panel without problems.
 I am using slink, though.

I installed from debs I picked up from http://kde.tdyc.com. 

I figured out a way to get it to work, but it's kind of a PITA. I
have to log in as root, fire up KDE, then use the menu editor to
assign icons for each application that isn't a KDE app, or just
doesn't have an icon associated with it.

I find it strange that some programs already have icons (emacs,
vim, gv) and others don't. I realize that those I mentioned are
fairly common, but I would guess that xterm and rxvt are too, and
should have icons assigned to them automagically. 

I don't know if it's a flaw with KDE or is the packages are
buggy.

I guess I can live with my little work-around for the time being.
I guess it's a good thing that the panel isn't very large and
wont hold more than 10 or so apps at my desktop's current
resolution :)

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hardware...

1999-08-25 Thread Don Custer
To the good folks at Debian...

I have two short questions which I hope can be answered with two short
answers. I failed to find pertaining answers in the FAQs. 

1. I am going to buy a new computer (to replace my 1991 dinosaur).
   I want it to be powered by Debian Linux. Are there any particular
   brands that are more friendly toward Linux? If it would make this an
   easier question to answer... are there any particular brands to stay
   away from? I don't want to end up with a pile of incompatible junk.

2. In regard to this Y2K frenzy... do you folks know of any reason
   (other than price) for waiting until after Y2K to buy a computer?
   I am referring to any problems in today's systems that I may not
   be aware of.

Any insight will be greatly appreciated. I am not a Linux Guru. I have
used RedHat. It's nice, but reminds me of Microsoft. I have also played
with SlackWare, no complaints on it. But, after seeing the Debian system
my son has setup on his computer... well... you got me hooked!

ThanX in advance...

Don Custer
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smail delays messages

1999-08-25 Thread Debian Mail
I use apt-get to keep my system up to date. Suddenly, smail shows an
annoying behaviour: When mail for local users arrives, it is stored in
/var/spool/smail/input and only delivered to /var/spool/mail the next
time smail runs through the queue (about 10 to 15 minutes later).

Any idea why smail doesn't deliver mails immediately anymore?

Stef


Re: more RAM = more speed?

1999-08-25 Thread William T Wilson
On Tue, 24 Aug 1999, Seth R Arnold wrote:

 Heh, netscape is a bit of a memory hog. After running it for a few days, I
 have seen it eating more than 60megs -- even with only one window open. I
 understand that calls to free the memory don't always make the OS actually
 reclaim it -- which makes sense, in some senses, but .. I don't want to
 restart netscape every few days just to reclaim memory..

It's not that Netscape's free calls con't reclaim the memory, it's more
that Netscape makes more malloc() calls than free() calls.  It allocates
the memory and doesn't give it back.

Memory that is freed will be reused by the application that originally
allocated it.  Memory that is never freed, though, can't be reused - by
anybody - until the application exits.


autoconf: #define foo(b) b ## bar: space between foo(b)

1999-08-25 Thread joost witteveen
If I put in my configure.in:

AC_DEFINE_UNQUOTED(foo(a), bar a)

then in the created config.h (or on the gcc commandline) I get:

#define foo (a) bar a
   ^space

This doesn't work, I need to have:
#define foo(a) bar a

At the moment I `solve' this by doing:
  
  sed -e 's/ *(/(/'  config.h  sed-config.h

at the end of the configure.in file. But I'm sure there is a better
way to solve this?



If there isn't, maybe another way out would be to get rid of
the macro arguments altogether. But then I got the following
problem:

I want to define

#define WRAP_STAT  __xstat
#define NEXT_STAT(a,b,c) next___xstat(a,b,c)

To get rid of the macro arguments, I just defining WRAP_STAT by
configure, and then in some .h file defining NEXT_STAT in terms of
WRAP_STAT:

#define NEXT_STAT(a,b,c) next_ ## WRAP_STAT(a,b,c)

(with the ## to remove the space between next_ and __xstat). But
apparently cpp takes everything after the ## litaraly, and doens't
expand the macros any more, so that NEXT_STAT(1,2,3) now expands
to `next_WRAP_STAT( 1 , 2 , 3 )'.
So, does anyone know of a way to get rid of the space in between
next_ / WRAP_STAT(a,b,c)?


ii  autoconf2.13-7 automatic configure script builder
ii  automake1.4-2  A tool for generating GNU Standards-complian
ii  gcc 2.91.66-2  The GNU (EGCS) C compiler.
ii  cpp 2.91.66-2  The GNU (EGCS) C preprocessor.


(BTW, please also reply to me personally, as I'm not subscribed to
this list).
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Re: strange bug in useradd in potato ?!?

1999-08-25 Thread Ashley Clark
Quoting Oleg Krivosheev [EMAIL PROTECTED]:

 Hi, All

 i'm running potato and just tried to upgrated telnetd to 0.14-1
 and this is what i got:

 Setting up telnetd (0.14-1) ...
 adduser: Warning: The home dir you specified already exists.
 Adding system user telnetd...
 Adding new group telnetd (101).
 Adding new user telnetd (101) with group telnetd.
 useradd: unknown group telnetd
 adduser: `useradd -d /usr/lib/telnetd -g telnetd -s /bin/false -u 101
 telnetd' returned error code 1536.  Aborting.
 Cleaning up.
 Removing user `telnetd'.
 userdel: user telnetd does not exist
 Removing group `telnetd'.
 groupdel: group telnetd does not exist
 dpkg: error processing telnetd (--configure):



 Any ideas why useradd died? What error 1536 means

More than likely you have nscd running. I'm unaware of a way to circumvent this
problem other than running /etc/init.d/nscd stop before doing upgrades that add
new users/groups. You should really (according to the description) only have it
loaded if you are using slow services for user/group files (eg. LDAP, NIS).
Basically (as I understand it), nscd caches passwd, group and host entries to
speed up these searches, consequentially calling useradd doesn't refresh the
cache when it adds a new passwd/group entry. Therefore, when the user is added
it isn't aware of the group that was previously created. I'm not sure if this is
a bug or a feature. And if it is a bug, whether it is against useradd or nscd.

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Configuring printer (HP 870Cxi)

1999-08-25 Thread


Hi to all
I'm using Debian Potato and, I must say, it's wonderful, even if it's
unstable (sometimes WindowMaker 0.6 freezes, and sometimes the entire system
crashes with strange errors).
However a big problem I'm having is about printing. I'm using an HP
Deskjet 870Cxi printer, I configured /etc/printcap with the magicfilter
dj550c-filter (I haven't found the right filter for 870) but when I print
something different from text (text prints well) I get an error: "can't
find file dju550c". Where is this missing file?? I downloaded and installed
the djtools package, but that didn't resolved anything...
Any help would be very appreciated. Thanx
Bye
 Marco

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apt-get KDE?

1999-08-25 Thread B. Szyszka
Hi,

I was wondering if there's a way to apt-get KDE. I'm having
trouble finding that.

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