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09-19-2003, 08:00 PM
Not that many people care but I finally got Linux working! Ethernets allot cooler than USB. Yeah thats all I have to say.

09-19-2003, 09:10 PM
good job. What ditribution?

09-19-2003, 09:34 PM
Mandrake 9.1. It took me a couple days to get my internet running. I just went out and bought a NIC card today and plugged it in. It solved everything really fast. I'm loving Linux so far. The whole installing new programs is a little confusing. I'm trying to figure out how to install the shockwave plugin, I just can't find where to install it to. I thought It was the ~/mozilla/plugin directory but It won't let me install there.

09-20-2003, 03:44 AM
to get USB cable modems working for Mandrake you type the following command:

modprobe CDCEther


09-20-2003, 03:55 AM
Well my ethernet is working fine.

09-20-2003, 04:09 AM
Yeah but you just purchased an ethernet card when you couldve got by without one.

09-20-2003, 06:55 AM
Sounds cool that you love linux....d/load some themes off Gnome or KDE sites, and you'll be loving linux more :D

09-20-2003, 08:39 AM
Brian: STFU. Where were you on this thread?

Don't act like he should have known that.

09-20-2003, 10:07 AM
he shouldve
what a retard. I mean like duh. Everyone knows CDCEther.

09-20-2003, 11:13 AM
God I feel so stupid I don't know that command... I can't even figure out how to get my e-mail working and you expect me to figure out that command? I'm probably going to go get a new theme. I'm liking all the cool games and stuff on Linux so far. There are allot extensions on Linux. Thats my only complaint so far.

09-22-2003, 10:20 AM
guy 1: o u got linux?? how good r u with it??

zakk: well, i can play games.

guy 1: stop breathing.

09-22-2003, 02:50 PM
Do you use KDE or GNOME or some other desktop? If KDE, good choice. Some people like GNOME for some reason. I used it for about a week and hated it.

Oh, for kde, www.kde-look.org

PS: After a while you'll probably want to move from Mandrake to either RH or Slack. Gentoo is pretty nice, if you have broadband. I think the reason I like Gentoo so much is because it is like a FreeBSD rip off.

09-23-2003, 12:30 AM
KDE and GNOME eat resources like one big window-managing mozilla. It's a good idea to use one of the smaller ones, or wait until someone replaces stupid X.

09-23-2003, 01:32 AM
On a rather low-end system, Gnome and KDE could be a pain...
The smaller ones stated above should among others, include Fluxbox, Blackbox, XFce etc.

zakk: well again, I can play games for Windows w/ Winex..

guy 1: (resumes breathing)..hmm....


09-24-2003, 07:55 PM
Fluxbox is awesome, if you have a older machine it's the best to use, IMHO. I do wish somebody would come out with a alternative to X though. X is so clunky and eats up your resources.

09-24-2003, 09:16 PM
Congrats man ! it must be very excited that moment, and btw, anyone know highest version of RedHat ? i still got 7.2 with my machine.

09-25-2003, 07:02 AM
I guess that should be RHL 9.