Re: [aclug-L] Bash in virtual console under X, also Cable modems...
[Top] [All Lists]
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index] [Thread Index]
Correct me if I'm wrong guys, but isn't a "cable modem" (funny name since it
doesn't modulate or demodulate--all digital) a standalone device that simply
connects to your computer via ethernet cable and a nic in your PC. The
"cable modem" negotiates the connection with the cable-company. So to use a
cable-modem with Linux, you simply have to have IP networking enabled, and
have the appropriate network numbers, dns, default gw, etc.
My brother in San Diego has had a cable modem for over a year and LOVES it.
It is a very fast connection. His setup provides a static IP address. The
rumor I heard is that Wichita's setup will provide dynamic addressing as
your connection is in use---YUCK--not cool for those of us wanting to run
servers or have static addresses for gaming budies. Dynamic addressing
might throw a wrench in my thoughts above.
For people who do get cable-modems and linux working well---perfect
opportunity for my (Wayne's) meeting topic--sharing that Internet connection
with a home network.
One major downside to cable-modems: no choice of ISP. Alternative might be
DSL (Digital Subscriber Lines) scheduled to hit 3rd quarter 99 from South
Western Bell. http://www.swbell.com
Karl Friesen of Southwind tells me they hope to hit the ground running as
soon as DSL is available. It will be more expensive than a cable modem, but
much faster and can use your regular phone cabling. Unlike ISDN, with DSL,
your phone will still work when the power is out. DSL is a dedicated full
time connection with a static IP address. There are some
restrictions--check it out.
Level 1 DSL: 1.5MB download (384KB guaranteed) / 128KB upload
Level 2 DSL: 6MB download (1.5MB guaranteed) / 1.5MB upload (I think)
Thanks to Al Gore for finally speeding up the Internet! <g>
From: Brian Chapman <tchapman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx <aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Monday, May 10, 1999 10:51 AM
Subject: [aclug-L] Bash in virtual console under X, also Cable modems...
>Could someone point me to some information on settng up a virtual console
to run bash. actually, i want to run my IRC client (BitchX) under it. i
don't like the way it looks under X-Term (even when i use the fonts with IBM
>btw: anybody got their cable modem running under linux here in wichita? how
is the bandwidth? a friend of mine is getting his today, but he's a window
weenie! (joking) ;-)