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#126 OFFLINE   nlinecomputers

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Posted 25 May 2003 - 02:21 PM

Peachy,Uh I think that TAR doesn't compress.  It only assembles the files into one big file.  You got to run Gzip to get compression.
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Posted 25 May 2003 - 02:34 PM

tar -cvzf filename.tar.gz /mnt/win_cwill do it because the -z parameter will automatically use gzip to do the compression.

'freedom...is actually the reason that men live together in political organisations at all. Without it, political life as such would be meaningless. The raison d'Être of politics is freedom, and its field of experience is action'.
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Posted 25 May 2003 - 02:38 PM

Peachy, would you mind if I edit that line in the actual Tip about backing up Windows ?B) Bruno

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Posted 25 May 2003 - 02:48 PM

Go ahead.  B)

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Posted 25 May 2003 - 03:06 PM

Thanks Peachy, it's done !  B) :) BrunoPS: After a remark from AbeL a slight change has been made in the "Tricks in KDE Home ". ( for those of you who print these tips, you may want to print these two; backup windows and  tricks KDE, again ! )

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Posted 25 May 2003 - 03:20 PM

Peachy, on May 25 2003, 12:34 PM, said:

tar -cvzf filename.tar.gz /mnt/win_cwill do it because the -z parameter will automatically use gzip to do the compression.
D'oh!I forgot you can invoke Gzip from Tar.  Don't use the command much except in script files that once written who needs to look at them again...:)There is a reason my copy of Linux in a Nutshell is so dogeared.  Who can remember all this stuff.
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Posted 25 May 2003 - 03:47 PM

GKRELLM WEATHER APPLET

With a long weekend like this one, only one thing is super important: no rain and lots of sunshine !

For anyone interested in the weather outside whilst sitting at his computer, the Gkrellm Weather plugin is easy to configure.
( Gkrellm, my favorite system-monitors, see link at bottom of this tip. )

Get the 4 letter station ID at http://www.nws.noaa....g/siteloc.shtml of your regional weather station. Choose the way you want the wind speed to show ( km/h, m/s or beaufort ).

And it will show :
- Temperature, Relative Humidity
- DewPoint, Pressure (altimeter)
- Wind Direction, Wind Speed
- Sky Condition (if available)
- The Name of the Station

If you´re ever stuck for things to talk about, the weather sure is a topic.

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Posted 27 May 2003 - 02:22 PM

3D ACCELERATION TEST

If, after going through all the pain of installing your Nvidia drivers, your system boots up and shows you the Nvidia splash, you have that feeling: ¨YES, I did it !¨ It then you would like to know the actual numbers, the Frames Per Seconds ( FPS ) here is the trick to do it.

In a console as normal user:
$ glxinfo | grep rendering

This should return: ¨direct rendering: Yes¨

Now type:]
$ glxgears

( If you get an error message you have to install ¨MESA¨ and the ¨MESA demo package¨ it´s on your CD )

If gears is installed a window will pop up with turning wheels in it, just drag it a bit to the side and watch your console all kind of numbers will appear:

From my GeForce FX 5200 card:
13553 frames in 5.000 seconds = 2710.600 FPS
13569 frames in 5.000 seconds = 2713.800 FPS
13594 frames in 5.000 seconds = 2718.800 FPS

Without 3D acceleration your FPS would be around 60.000 FPS

Sit back, see those numbers and finish that sixpack with a grin on your face !

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Posted 28 May 2003 - 02:51 PM

hey, great thread. been messing with linux for over 2 years and have learned more in the last day reading this thread than the entire last 2 years. way to go dude, thanks.

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Posted 28 May 2003 - 02:58 PM

Bruno, on May 27 2003, 01:22 PM, said:

If, after going through all the pain of installing your Nvidia drivers, your system boots up and shows you the Nvidia splash, you have that feeling: "YES, I did it !"
actually, my first thought was "hey, how can i REMOVE that ugly nVidia splash screen"  B) come on, Bruno, you know EVERYTHING.  please tell.  :blink:

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Posted 28 May 2003 - 03:01 PM

Nice to hear that Riff ! Thanks.Welcome to the Linux forum, hope you will feel at home here quickly.B) Bruno-- Prelude: very simple my friend, just remove the Nvidia-drivers :D --

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Posted 28 May 2003 - 03:03 PM

Prelude76, on May 28 2003, 01:58 PM, said:

actually, my first thought was "hey, how can i REMOVE that ugly nVidia splash screen"  :D come on, Bruno, you know EVERYTHING.  please tell.  B)
Prelude...  Just install YANC...  It's a great program to have anyway if you're using an NVIDIA card...http://yanc.sourcefo...t/index-en.htmlI'm pretty sure there's an option to remove the Splash screen :D

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Posted 28 May 2003 - 04:22 PM

KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

Here are the results of a thread that invited everybody to send in their favorite keyboard shortcuts.

I started off myself to give an example:
Ctrl+F1 to Ctrl+F5 = to change desktops I am using at the same time
Ctrl+r = to refresh Mozilla or Galeon
F9 = to get mail in Evolution
Ctrl+r = to reply a mail in Evolution
Ctrl+Enter = send mail in Evolution

Greengeek did send us:
For lefthanders with arthritis one click and hit enter is easier than a double click. Only works well for leftys unless you can get a lefty keyboard.
OK it's a piece of useless information but if you've ever tried a double click on a cold morning you'll know exactly what I mean.

Havnblast knew that the old windows ones work in Linux to:
Ctrl + C ( copy )
Ctrl + V ( paste )

Or even more convenient are the ones Philippe showed me:
CTRL + INSERT ( copy )
SHIFT + DEL ( cut )
SHIFT + INSERT ( paste )

twistedcranium came up with only one, but a very good one:
CTRL-N opens a new Mozilla (and likely Netscape too) browser window!

Chr1s offered us his input:
CTRL+SHIFT+N - New Tab in konqueror (KDE Web Browser/ File Manager)
CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE - Restart "X" (GUI)
Windows Key - Opens KDE Menu (on my system anyway - Mandrake 9.1)
ALT+TAB - Switch between open applications (yes, it works in Linux too!)

Greengeek also gave us two links to sites that have far more of them:
http://www.tuxfiles..../shortcuts.html
http://www.computerhope.com/ushort.htm

pc-tecky posted:
Alt+F2 will open the "run command" dialog

From Jodef:
Alt + F1 : K menu
Alt + F3 : Active window menu ie maximize,minimize etc.
Alt + F4 : Close active window

And closing of the series myself again:
F11 = fullscreen ( in Mozilla browser)
Ctrl+w = close tab ( in mozilla browser )
ctrl+d = bookmark page ( in mozilla browser )
Ctrl+s = save ( in OpenOffice.org, press it from time to time if you don´t want to be retyping your text all the time ! )

I had to come to the conclusion, that keyboard shortcuts are not as popular as they used to be, people just love their mouse and the more buttons it gets, the less they start to use the board that has ALL the buttons on it.

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*anyone wishing to see his name added to the list above, just send me a PM with your shortcuts and I will edit them in

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Posted 28 May 2003 - 09:43 PM

Super Bruno - can't wait to try the nvidia tip.  Don't stop now ;)

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Posted 29 May 2003 - 03:16 PM

MORE KNOPPIX CHEAT-CODES

Here is the full official list of Knoppix cheatcodes and other useful information.
For all of you still having troubles running this unique distro from CD.
Most of you will never need this, just because on most hardware Knoppix does not need anything else then: ¨ knoppix lang=en¨ to get the English version.

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These options (can be combined) work from the SYSLINUX bootprompt:

knoppix lang=cn|de|da|es|fr|it|nl  specify language/keyboard
knoppix lang=pl|ru|sk|tr|tw|us      specify language/keyboard
knoppix alsa (or alsa=es1938)      Use ALSA sound driver (at your own risk)
knoppix desktop=fluxbox|icewm      Use specified WM instead of KDE
knoppix desktop=kde|larswm|twm      Use specified WM instead of KDE
knoppix desktop=wmaker|xfce        Use specified WM instead of KDE
knoppix screen=1280x1024            Use specified Screen resolution for X
knoppix xvrefresh=60                Use 60 Hz vertical refresh rate for X
knoppix xserver=XFree86|XF86_SVGA  Use specified X-Server
knoppix xmodule=ati|fbdev|i810|mga  Use specified XFree4-Module (1)
knoppix xmodule=nv|radeon|savage|s3 Use specified XFree4-Module (2)
knoppix xmodule=radeon|svga|i810    Use specified XFree4-Module (3)
knoppix 2                          Runlevel 2, Textmode only
knoppix floppyconfig                Run "knoppix.sh" from a floppy
knoppix myconf=/dev/sda1            Run "knoppix.sh" from a partition
knoppix myconf=scan                Try to find "knoppix.sh" automatically
knoppix home=/dev/sda1/knoppix.img  Mount loopback file as /home/knoppix
knoppix home=scan                  Try to find knoppix homedir automatic.
knoppix no{apic,agp,apm,audio,ddc}  Skip parts of HW-detection (1)
knoppix no{firewire,pcmcia,scsi}    Skip parts of HW-detection (2)
knoppix no{swap,usb}                Skip parts of HW-detection (3)
failsafe                            Boot with (almost) no HW-detection
knoppix pci=irqmask=0x0e98          Notebooks, if PS/2 mouse doesn't work
knoppix pci=bios                    Workaround for bad PCI controllers
knoppix ide2=0x180 nopcmcia        Boot from PCMCIA-CD (transmeta notebooks)
knoppix mem=128M                    Specify Memory size in MByte
knoppix dma                        Enable DMA for ALL IDE-Drives
knoppix noeject                    Do NOT eject CD after halt
knoppix-txt                        No framebuffer at startup
knoppix vga=normal                  No-framebuffer mode, but X
knoppix blind                      Start Braille-Terminal (no X)
knoppix brltty=type,port,table      Parameters for Braille device
knoppix wheelmouse                  Enable IMPS/2 protocol for wheelmice
knoppix nowheelmouse                Force plain PS/2 protocol for PS/2-mouse
fb1280x1024                        Use fixed framebuffer graphics
fb1024x768                          Use fixed framebuffer graphics
fb800x600                          Use fixed framebuffer graphics
knoppix keyboard=us xkeyboard=us    Use different keyboard (text/X)
knoppix testcd                      Check CD data integrity
expert                              Interactive setup for experts
Hint: Using the default DE-bootimage, SYSLINUX boots with german keyboard
layout. The '=' letter is located at Shift-0 on this keyboard (just in
case you want to change keyboard and language with lang=us).

If your KNOPPIX CD makes strange noises during boot, or you see
frequent errors like "cloop: read error", or programs on your KDE
desktop keep crashing randomly, then your CD image is probably defective
or incomplete, or your CD-burner created a defective CD due to wrong
writing speed or bad media. This is the most common error reported.
Please boot with "knoppix testcd" to check if the CD is OK, and/or even
better, verify the MD5 checksums that are present on the mirrors before
writing the CD. Also, please read the KNOPPIX-FAQ.

In case of a failing hardware autodetection, try booting with any of
the "no-" options as shown in the table above, like in
  knoppix noagp noddc noapm noapic nodma nopcmcia noscsi nousb
to skip some critical parts of the autodetection system.

The "noswap" option is useful for a forensic analysis without touching
existing swap partitions.

Some Boards apparently don't pass the proper memory size to the
linux-kernel. It may cause the message "Panic: cannot mount root file
system" and the system hangs. Use "knoppix mem=128M" to solve that
problem if your system has 128MByte memory for example (caution:
you MUST use a capital "M" here).

Try "knoppix pci=irqmask=0x0e98" if (you have a notebook and) your PS/2
mouse doesn't work. (Possibly caused by a BIOS-flaw on your board.)

The "expert" mode provides a very simple and not yet well tested interface
to loading additional Kernel modules from floppy disks (ext2 or vfat),
plus interactive configuration of mouse/keyboard/soundcard/xserver.
"expert" mode supports the same boot options as "knoppix".

The "floppyconfig" or "myconfig=/dev/partition" options allow you to
reconfigure the system after autoconfiguration by running a bourne
shell script called "knoppix.sh" from the root directory on the given
device (or floppy). There is a GUI to create such a configuration
floppy disk calles "saveconfig" (also located in the KDE menu under
"KNOPPIX", but experts also know how to do this by creating their own
shellscripts. From Version 2.1 and up, a file called "knoppix.sh", if
located in the toplevel KNOPPIX directory on CD, will also be executed
at startup. This makes ist easier to create customized versions without
having to change anything on the compressed filesystem KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX.

Starting from Version 2.0, SCSI-Emulation is active for all CD-Roms,
so IDE CD-Writers should work with the installed versions of cdrecord
and cdrdao (or the graphical frontends thereof, cdbakeoven, xcdroast
and gcombust).

If your BIOS does not support el torito booting from CD, you can create
a bootable floppy disk by issuing (on Linux)
dd if=mounted_cdrom_directory/KNOPPIX/boot.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=18k
or, in case of DOS, use the rawrite.exe program provided in the
KNOPPIX directory on CD.

If you wish to remaster the CD, please don't forget to specify
        -b KNOPPIX/boot.img
for the german version of the bootfloppy, or
        -b KNOPPIX/boot-en.img
for the english version, as option to mkisofs. Otherwise your CD
won't be bootable. The directory KNOPPIX, containig the compressed
filesystem file "KNOPPIX", must be located in the top level
directory of the CD.

Caution: X-Screensaver: Don't start xlock or any screensaver that
requires a password. There are no default passwords on KNOPPIX,
i.e. all accounts are LOCKED unless you explicitly set a password.
See also README_Security.txt about this issue.
If you accidentially hit the screensaver button in KDE,
switch to one of the textconsoles by Control-Alt-F1 and kill
the screensaver (or just set a password for the knoppix user).

If you would like to edit your X-Server configuration manually
(/etc/X11/XF86Config-4 for XFree86 V4.x), use "knoppix 2" to boot
into runlevel 2 (textmode only) and type "ls /usr/X11R6/bin/XF*"
to see a list of all available X-Servers. Once you verified
that your X-Server is working correctly, you can run the X startup
script with "/etc/init.d/xsession start".

Have fun with your Knoppix !

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Posted 29 May 2003 - 04:34 PM

Sorry to disturb tips thread but I don't recall sending you any keyboard shotcuts??

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Zox did send us:For lefthanders with arthritis one click and hit enter is easier than a double click. Only works well for leftys unless you can get a lefty keyboard.OK it's a piece of useless information but if you've ever tried a double click on a cold morning you'll know exactly what I mean.
I am not using any keyboard shortcuts since it would be too much for me to handle.At work I've got used to Mac shotcuts, on Windows they are not that intuitive but I remembered couple of them and now Linux, .. no way.My small brain will burst in flames if I acquire any more shortcuts. :)

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Posted 29 May 2003 - 04:39 PM

Sorry ZoxHe had the same avatar as you for a long time, need stronger specs, it was Greengeek. Sorry I'll change it immedeately.:) Bruno

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Posted 30 May 2003 - 06:06 PM

LIVE CDs

For those of you who first want to check if their hardware is supported under Linux, before trying to install a distro: Check out a ¨Live CD¨.
Live CD´s are distro´s that run completely from CD, nothing is written to harddisk, no real install, but a fully functional operating system.
You have to see it to believe it, in less then 10 minutes, you´ll have a Linux desktop.
The really BIG advantage of a Live CD is the checking of supported hardware, once you see that your internet connection, monitor, keyboard, mouse, sound etc. are functioning, you can be sure that the distro you will choose after will support those items as well.

Here is a few of the major ones:

Based on Mandrake/Mandriva: PCLinux OS, The absolute best Live CD Homepage ( Includes Nvidia drivers, dvd codecs, browser plugins like flash, java etc. 700 MB )

Based on Debian: Good hardware support and well known is Knoppix, Homepage, ( 700 MB )

Based on Slackware: Really nice is Slax, Homepage ( 200 MB ) ( Read the doc´s ! )

Based on SUSE: There is SuSE Live evaluation, Homepage, ( 700 MB )

Based on Slackware: VectorLinux suited for ¨old¨ PC´s Homepage ( 180 MB )

Based on Debian: The smallest of them all, D*** Small Linux Homepage ( Only 50 MB and you get a Fluxbox GUI !! )

Have fun with your Linux testflight !

NOTE: For a long list of Live CD's and their homepages see FrozenTech.com

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Posted 31 May 2003 - 02:55 PM

CHECKSUM ISO´s IN WINDOWS

Ryan did send us some useful info about the checksum of ISO´s in Windows:

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Thought you might want some info about md5sum for Windows . . . .  it's very easy to do . . . . just go here and download the file http://www.etree.org/md5com.html

You want to copy the file to the proper directory:
Windows 95/98/Me: Download md5sum.exe to c:\windows\command
Windows NT/2000/XP: Download md5sum.exe to your c:\winnt\system32

Then open a command prompt:

Windows 95/98/Me: Start -> Run... -> command
Windows NT/2000: Start -> Run... -> cmd

Then browse to wherever you downloaded the .iso file:
ex: c:\downloads

type the following command:  md5sum [filename].iso

it will then spit out the check which you can compare to the check listed at the download site.

*NOTE* Make sure you do this with the .iso file before you burn it!

Now there is no more excuse not doing a checksum . . . .

Thanks Ryan,

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Posted 01 June 2003 - 02:28 PM

SLACKWARE TIPS ( 1 )
( not really for beginners )

Wheelmouse in Slackware

(This works also on other distro´s, but the location of your xorg.conf file might be different ! Do a ¨locate xorg¨ to find out where to find it.)

Do not start X stay in text mode.

Login as root ( not typing ¨su¨, but ¨root¨ )

First back up the old xorg.conf file for as things go really wrong:

(NOTE: In Slackware versions before 10 the file is /etc/X11/XF86Config !!)
# cd /etc/X11/
# cp xorg.conf xorg.conf-OLD

Then:
# vim xorg.conf

Find the mouse pointer section, and change/add :
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2" ( add IM )
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux" ( # /dev/mouse, uncomment /dev/psaux )
Option "Resolution" "300" ( add full line )
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" ( add full line )
Option "Buttons" "3" (add full line )

Note: Space between the "4" and the "5" !

Save the file: ¨Esc¨ and ¨ZZ¨

exit ( to logout as root )

Login as normal user
startx

Now your mouse scroll wheel should be functional !

GUI login in Slackware

As root:
# vim /etc/inittab

Change the default runlevel in /etc/inittab from 3 to runlevel 4
id:4:initdefault

NOTE: other disto´s runlevel 5 !

Shutdown / power off in Slack

On some hardware: Slackware does not power off by default as you give the command ¨shutdown -h now¨.
To address that problem:
# vim /etc/rc.d/rc.modules

Look for the APM section and

uncomment the line ¨# /sbin/modprobe apm¨ ( delete the # )

Save the file ( give the command /sbin/modprobe apm if you don´t want to reboot ) and next time you do ¨shutdown -h now¨ as root your computer will power off as usual.

Slocate in Slackware

SonicDragon did send us the following addition:

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I just noticed that for "locate" to work in slackware it won't let you do "su" and "updatedb". You will have to do "su" and "slocate -u" first.

After running "slocate -u" first, the "updatedb" command should work normally.

That might be helpful to have added to the Slackware and Searching tips, (if this is happening to other users and not just me).

Happy Slacking !

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Posted 02 June 2003 - 04:08 PM

NAVIGATING WINDOWS PARTITIONS

Let´s say you are browsing Scot´sNewsletterForum using your brand new Firebird in Linux.
And suddenly you would like to have some nice music in the background, but all your favorite music is stored on your Windows C:\My Music . . . .

No problem, just start ¨xmms¨ ( the Linux ¨winamp¨ ) click on the top left corner and select ¨play directory¨. You will get a window where you can browse /mnt ( will take a bit of time, just be patient ) /win_c and then My Music or any subdirectory in there, click OK and the music will start: you can play ¨London Calling¨ from the Clash and read ¨The Tips¨ from Amsterdam at the same time !

With the same trick you can also use that nice background picture stored in MY Pictures on your Windows partition as background in Linux.

Or open a document.doc (or .xls ) stored in My Documents in OpenOffice and work on them, copy them to Linux /home/bruno, drag and drop, any trick in the book.

Linux allows you full access to your C D E F etc. windows partitions, if they are Fat32 you can read and write them, NTFS formatted partitions sometimes do not allow writing to them, reading is however always possible. ( only remember as you click on /mnt it needs some time to ¨automount¨ the partitions. )

A pity it´s a one way street; from windows you can´t even see the Linux partitions, I think that they just prefer to ignore them

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IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are doing these things on the command line and have to type "My Documents", Linux will read that space in the name as the end of the command (Linux has no spaces in names)
To avoid this we use the "escape sign" "\" . . so we type "My\ Documnets" . . this way Linux knows the next character is to be seen as part of the name of the file/directory and not as a space.

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 03:58 PM

MODEMS AND LINUX

Sure you want to go on the internet with your Linux computer, here are however a few things you will have to take in account:

- - - Dial-in modems:

High on the list of incompatible hardware in Linux are dial-in modems, winmodems or so called software-modems.
( printers and scanners take a good second place )

Software modems are internal PCI card modems that fully depend on Windows-drivers to make the connection. These drivers are not Open Source.

An external modem is the thing you want to be able to dial your ISP.
But even not all external modems will run 100% in Linux, most of them do, however there are exceptions.
The site explaining this issue is Winmodems are no Modems ( Also have a look Here )
The best advice is, before buying a modem check the Modem Database of tested modems.
Also USB modems have issues with Linux so always do check the list !

More info on on Linux drivers for winmodems you can find: Here
For PC-tel and Conexant there are sometimes experimental Linuxdrivers available, but installing them can be extremely hard and in most cases they are only compatible with older kernel versions. So do yourself a favor and stay away from them, because every time you´ll upgrade your disto you will run into the same problems over and over again.

- - - Cable and ADSL modems:

If you´re on cable or have an ADSL ethernet-modem, all these problems won´t affect you.
( WARNING: Conexant PCI ADSL modems are incompatible ! The Speedtouch USB is supported but needs work to be done before you can get online. )

Next I will give you a list with compatible NIC´s ( fast ethernet cards )

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 09:26 PM

Bruno ... you have been so busy in here! It is a wonderful collection.
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Posted 04 June 2003 - 12:46 PM

Thanks Fran, You're always so good in encouraging me . . .  I still try to get a tip in every day . . . there is just so much to tell about Linux !:D Bruno

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Posted 04 June 2003 - 03:31 PM

FAST ETHERNET CARDS

In addition to the story about modems yesterday, here is list of Linux supported Ethernet Cards ( NIC´s):

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3Com 3c503 (3c503 driver), 3c505 (3c505 driver), 3c507 (3c507 driver), 3c509/3c509B (ISA) / 3c579 (EISA);

3Com 3c501 - (avoid like the plague) (3c501 driver);

3Com Etherlink III Vortex Ethercards (3c590, 3c592, 3c595, 3c597) (PCI), 3Com Etherlink XL Boomerang (3c900, 3c905) (PCI) and Cyclone (3c905B, 3c980) Ethercards (3c59x driver) and 3Com Fast EtherLink Ethercard (3c515) (ISA) (3c515 driver);

3Com 3ccfe575 Cyclone Cardbus (3c59x driver);

3Com 3c575 series Cardbus (3c59x driver) (most PCMCIA cards should be detected);

AMD LANCE (79C960) / PCnet-ISA/PCI (AT1500, HP J2405A, NE1500/NE2100);

ATT GIS WaveLAN;

Allied Telesis AT1700;

Allied Telesis LA100PCI-T;

Allied Telesyn AT2400T/BT (“ne” module);

Ansel Communications AC3200 (EISA);

Apricot Xen-II / 82596.

Cabletron E21xx;

Cogent EM110;

Crystal LAN CS8920, Cs8900.

Danpex EN-9400;

DEC DE425 (EISA) / DE434/DE435 (PCI) / DE450/DE500 (DE4x5 driver);

DEC DE450/DE500-XA (dc21x4x) (Tulip driver);

DEC DEPCA and EtherWORKS;

DEC EtherWORKS 3 (DE203, DE204, DE205);

DECchip DC21x4x “Tulip”;

DEC QSilver's (Tulip driver);

Digi International RightSwitch;

DLink DE-220P, DE-528CT, DE-530+, DFE-500TX, DFE-530TX.

Fujitsu FMV-181/182/183/184;

HP PCLAN (27245 and 27xxx series);

HP PCLAN PLUS (27247B and 27252A);

HP 10/100VG PCLAN (J2577, J2573, 27248B, J2585) (ISA/EISA/PCI);

ICL EtherTeam 16i / 32 (EISA);

Intel EtherExpress;

Intel EtherExpress Pro.

KTI ET16/P-D2, ET16/P-DC ISA (work jumperless and with hardware-configuration options);

Macromate MN-220P (PnP or NE2000 mode);

NCR WaveLAN;

NE2000/NE1000 (be careful with clones);

Netgear FA-310TX (Tulip chip);

New Media Ethernet.

PureData PDUC8028, PDI8023;

SEEQ 8005;

SMC Ultra / EtherEZ (ISA);

SMC 9000 series;

SMC PCI EtherPower 10/100 (DEC Tulip driver);

SMC EtherPower II (epic100.c driver).

Sun LANCE adapters (kernel 2.2 and newer);

Sun Intel adapters (kernel 2.2 and newer);

Schneider and Koch G16;

Western Digital WD80x3;

Zenith Z-Note / IBM ThinkPad 300 built-in adapter;

Znyx 312 etherarray (Tulip driver);


Further sources of information: The hardware database of your favorite distro´s : Mandrake/Mandriva, Redhat, SuSE

For general hardware info: Linuxhardware has an archive of reviews on all kinds of Linux compatible hardware.

Checking hardware support is always wise, either you run a ¨Live CD¨ either you check the databases, these are the best ways to be prepared for the ¨big step¨.

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