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crschmidt
I need to set up KDE so it looks way more futuristic. (Like the knoppix install I used). This is just pathetic: it reminds me far too much of XP.

I'm in linux. Finally.

I'm failing at mounting my /mnt/media hd (/dev/hdb1 - i have no problems reading it as root, but don't know how to mount it so that my logged in user can read it).

I'm learning quickly how to get things installed and set up.

I've recompiled my kernel 5 times.

I think, last night, had I been playing the "Linux Kernel Compiling Drinking game" (made up by my roomate last year while installing gentoo) I would have lost badly. I was bad enough by the end of last night WITHOUT alcohol.

I'm buying books from a bunch of people today - need to make a list and print that and all.

I like linux. Sherm gives me 3 weeks til I switch back. I'm determined to prove him wrong.

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I havent switched back for years =p

I wouldn't recommend KDE...

Yeah... but go Linux

GTK. You know you wanna.

Um... cool. I'm glad you're happy with your system. I also didn't understand 95% of this post. But hey, it happens. :P

well, if you can do it, then GO YOU! :) i tried linux, and i was too frustrated at all the crap i had to go through to get in installed, first debian, then red hat (which was slightly better) and then there was issues when trying to do samba (i simply want a home network - this was to be a storage computer for files that i wanted to set up). after many nights of messing with the same settings, creating logins on both computers, i gave up and went back to 98.

i failed the linux test. ah well. probably better that way, as the first time i tried it, none of the commands i typed in would work. an hour later, i realized i wasnt working with DOS! hee :)

well, if you can do it, then GO YOU! :) i tried linux, and i was too frustrated at all the crap i had to go through to get in installed, first debian, then red hat (which was slightly better) and then there was issues when trying to do samba (i simply want a home network - this was to be a storage computer for files that i wanted to set up). after many nights of messing with the same settings, creating logins on both computers, i gave up and went back to 98.

i failed the linux test. ah well. probably better that way, as the first time i tried it, none of the commands i typed in would work. an hour later, i realized i wasnt working with DOS! hee :)

well, if you can do it, then GO YOU! :) i tried linux, and i was too frustrated at all the crap i had to go through to get in installed, first debian, then red hat (which was slightly better) and then there was issues when trying to do samba (i simply want a home network - this was to be a storage computer for files that i wanted to set up). after many nights of messing with the same settings, creating logins on both computers, i gave up and went back to 98.

i failed the linux test. ah well. probably better that way, as the first time i tried it, none of the commands i typed in would work. an hour later, i realized i wasnt working with DOS! hee :)

I like linux too - it's a steep learning curve, but I'm a really stubborn^H^H^H determined person :)

The thing I really want to work out at the moment is how to make my IP settings stick across reboot and if there's any way to make my windowns drive visible to the logged in user - currently it's only visible to root and I can't seem to change the permissions because it's read only. Grrr.

You have to do it in the fstab, i believe. I know it's possible: Knoppix does it (automatically, no less). However, I think I only got it working in gentoo on my vfat drive, not any of the ntfs drives.

/dev/hdb1 /mnt/media vfat uid=1000,umask=0022 0 0

That mounts my second hard drive as /mnt/media viewable to uid1000 (crschmidt) with umask (chmod mask on all the files) as readable to me or something like that.

This is why having a roomate who knows everything about linux is nice: I just make him think for me :)

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