OpenLinux Lite/Base

OpenLinux Lite/Base

Post by Jim Stok » Sat, 16 May 1998 04:00:00

Quote:>Hi,  I'm in the process of building a Linux workstation.
>I want to have other options to Windows95/98. Is OpenLinux
>Lite a good choice to start with? I've tried installing
>a Slackware version of Linux a few years ago, but that did
>not go well at all. I do need the easiest to install version.
>Thanks for any help.

Get Red Hat.  All others are behind the curve...

 Jim Stokes


OpenLinux Lite/Base

Post by David Goldstei » Mon, 18 May 1998 04:00:00

> Get Red Hat.  All others are behind the curve...

> --
>  Jim Stokes

  I am having trouble understanding this statement.  When deciding which
distribution to go with, I noticed that many, many people were having
problems with RH 5.0.  I decided to go with SuSE 5.2 and it is
absolutley fantastic.  I have not had any problems with the installation
and everything that I have installed as worked  without a hitch.  The
only thing that I have upgraded so far is KDE.  I think if the person
that originally started this thread wants to try out Caldera Lite 1.2
that he would be pleased with that also--except that the download times
for the barebones Linux are long.  I tried Caldera Lite 1.1, I had
Slackware 2.0 from a purchase that I made about two years ago and now
SuSE.  SuSE is by far the best :)



OpenLinux Lite/Base

Post by Bob Hau » Tue, 19 May 1998 04:00:00

Quote:> I tried SUSE and Caldera and I preffer Caldera for every day use (the
> dektop,lisa, etc). On the other hand Caldera sucks if you recompile your
> kernel. It dowsnt recognize your modules. In my opinion Caldera makes
> better dektop system while suse is would make better server, firewall

You are supposed to rename the module list file after the output of uname
-v on the new kernel.  Yes, this is a pain and isn't worthwhile unless you
want to have different module lists for different kernels.  A simple
one-line patch to /etc/rc.d/rc.modules fixes this annoyance.  The
following assumes COL 1.2.

First, go to /etc/modules/2.0.33 and rename the file "#1 Wed Jan 7 09..."
to "default".  Then in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules, change the line that says
"MODULE_LIST=$PFX/$REL/$Sep$1" to read "MODULE_LIST=$PFX/$REL/default".

I agree though that it would be nice if Caldera would provide a kernel
with firewalling already compiled in.  At least as an option.


 Wasatch Communications Group     


1. Setting up a U.S. Robotics 56K Voice INT PnP in Caldera OpenLinux Lite

I am new to Linux and I am having trouble setting up my modem. I got
my Linux operating system from the book "The Complete Reference Linux,
second edition" and I followed what the book said and I then run
minicom and it freezes up. I then run minicom -s and I get a menu to
change my settings. Is there an easier way to setup my modem so that
it works in X-windows. I have X-windows working only in 16 color mode
because I have a Diamond Stealth G460.
My settings for my modem in Win98 are Com 2 and Irq 3.
Any help would be greatly appreciated but please remember I am new to
I would prefer if you e-mailed me but I will take help anyway I can
get it. Thanks.

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