To all, thanks for politely informing me of my less-than-informative
original post. I hope this one provides a little more information! I
ultimately want to have one machine running, LinUX, one running OS/2, and
one running WindowsXP(just so I can have some programs that aren't supported
by the other two, like UC Berkeley's upcoming "BOINK" software for
scientific research). Anyway, I've tried to answer some of your questions,
and would appreciate any feedback.
I'm using a NEC "ready 220T" laptop, and have successfully
installed LinUX with KDE, which is what I'm using.
Caldera OpenLinUX 2.2 with KDEQuote:> What Linux distribution? There are hundreds.
Unfortunately, two things are not working. First, the CD, which installed
the whole darned thing, is not responding to the little "cd" icon I created
on the KDE desktop...it's gotta be the command line.
is the icon supposed to do? What does "not responding" mean?Quote:> Did you actually create the icon, as opposed to copy it from a menu? What
Near the end of the install process, I was given the option of
"creating" useful icons for the KDE desktop. One was for accessing CD, and
several were for links to LinUX-related websites. I "created" the icons by
following the directions, which were simply to left-mouse click on the
desired icons. When I click on the CD icon, first I get a grey "KFM" window
that says "Trying to open file/auto/cdrom, with an option to cancel.
Immediately thereafter I get a grey "KFM Error" window which says "Could not
read file:/auto/cdrom File does not exist or access denied", with another
"cancel" option. If I right click and choose "properties", I get
File name CD-ROM.kdelnk
Full name /root/desktop/CD-ROM.kdelnk
kfmclient openURL file:/auto/cdrom/.
Second, although my PCMCIA network card was detected, and LinUX detected my
net settings(gateway address, etc), it's not talking to the network, and I
can't find anything within KDE that allows me to re-visit network settings.
I have no "settings" under "system" in the KDE pull-up menu. I DOQuote:> How about System Settings ... Network?
have a "networks" setting under "Settings". When I activate it, all I get
is "talk configuration"??? Under "Internet", I have "network utilities",
which allows me to look at "Ping", "Traceroute", "Host resolution",
"Finger", and "mtr". If I select "COAS"(Caldera open administration
system), I have a "network" button with "TCP/IP", "Ethernet interfaces", and
"Mail transfer". "TCP/IP" gives me "NIS" and "resolver" as options. Under
"Ethernet interfaces", I get a window which shows "eth0" as my network
device, with an interface address of 192.168.1.2, which is what this
computer should be for my peer-to-peer network. "default route" and "init
at boot time" are enabled, and "PNP configuration" is disabled. Having
completely formatted my harddrive and then cold-loading Caldera 2.2, I feel
that the only way the computer could've come up with these(correct)
addresses was to have detected them during install...but it doesn't want to
let the computer be recognized now that I'm actually running the OS.
Quote:> Paul Lutus