> Any help greatly appreciated for these *in' RH 4.0 install problems....
> (system is Gateway P5: 133mhz, 17" mon, trio64+ video, USR external
> 28.8 modem, Red Hat Linux 4.0 on CD, MetroX, white case (<-- attempt
> at humor)).
Sorry for the partial nature of this help, but there are 5 separate
Quote:> 1) TCP/IP doesn't work very well. I have a dialup ISP connection, via
> chat/ppp. I can telnet/ftp to my ISP, but not to any other place from
> my PC. I can't connect anywhere with any browsers (Grail/Netscape/Lynx).
> I get a "Network Unreachable" error (socket error 101).
I'm assuming you can't ping/telnet/ftp outside your ISP even if you
use the raw IP address, rather than by name. If names don't work,
this is a DNS problem, and you probably want to point your
/etc/resolv.conf out to the IP address of your ISP's nameserver.
Otherwise (no ping even by IP address) this looks like a routing
problem. I would do a `route -n' and see where your default route
goes; looks like it's not going out the ppp0 interface like it should.
If you have a default route on booting, pppd will not reset the
default route (even with the `defaultroute' argument). If this is the
problem, delete the default route before starting the ppp connection,
and make sure you include `defaultroute' in the pppd args in your ppp
Quote:> 2) The sendmail startup hangs during boot, for about a minute. I haven't
> tried sending any mail yet, but the hang itself is annoying.
This may be a DNS problem. If DNS is misconfigured, sendmail may try
do this (but it never has for me). Edit the script to start it in the
background, and maybe try reconfiguring sendmail.
Quote:> 3) I made an alias ls='ls --colors', according to the users guide,
> but colors don't show (I'm talking about the color coded file types,
> when you do a ls).
I assume from the next question, that you are under X-windows, not in
text mode. In which case, if you really want this I think you need
color-xterm. (Someone claimed that XFREE 3.2's xterm was supposed to
support colour, but others disagreed, so I don't know).
Quote:> 4) I have a Trio 64+ card, but the configX display only supports the
> trio 64. Even though I have 2Meg. RAM on the card, I can't get the
> resolution I want, with the number of colors I want.
> (1280x1024 with 256 or 16K colors).
Not sure on this one. Anyone?
Quote:> 5) My Soundscape Ensoniq card (it's NOT PnP) doesn't work. I've done
> what notes in the kernel sound section suggest, but ssinit reports
> that /dev/dsp0: bad device or address.
Hmmm... OK, did you compile sound support as a module? Is the module
loaded? I don't have a Soundscape Ensoniq, so I'd be guessing...
Quote:> 6) Is it possible to run NT, Win3.1, and Linux on the same machine?
Certainly. See some of the HOWTOs off www.linux.org.
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