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Subject: Re: [aclug-L] New Linux
From: phrostie <phrostie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 07:22:50 -0500
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don't panic!

first:    write down any thing you might see on the main chip for your card.
            it never hurts.

second:    most distributions do a nice job of auto probing.
                you probably won't need step one.  but it never hurts.

third:        if it won't auto-probe and the stuff on the side of the chip won't help
                let me know and i'll bring one of my old 1 meg cards from my junk box
                to the next meeting.


hey john,

here's an idea for the group.
how about a hardware swap-meet.


Carl B. Davis wrote:


I just purchased the Redhat 5.1 Linux version and received it today.  I
have a Pentium 133 sitting around that I want to revitalize into the
file/print/mail/communications server on my lan.  I'm not totally new to
Linux.  About 4 years ago I had it installed on my partitioned desktop
486 sx/20.  It was fun to play with, and I learned a little something
about Unix, but I never really could figure out a use that would
displace my other operating system (windows).  I wiped it off a long
time ago, but I still have the 486 that I use to keep my office warm in
the winter.

My Pentium 133is a Clone, off brand type machine.  The thing I'm
concerned about most is the support for the PCI network card and the
video card.  The network card is NE2000 compatible, but is one of the
$25 variety that probably won't be on a list anywhere.  I don't know
what kind of video card I have.  I expect it too is a no-name brand.  I
never got Xwindows or Xfree86 (whatever it's called) to work last time,
but ultimately the GUI interface is what I want.

Any suggestions before I get started would be appreciated.  It's still
not too late for me to turn back. so if the reply is "abandon all hope
ye who enter here",  I guess I can give it up.  Seriously, let me know
of  any specific sources on the internet that would help me get it set
up as indicated



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Oh I've slipped the surly bonds of dos
and danced the skies on LINUX silvered wings.
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