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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: FC2 ate my system (Sean Estabrooks)
   2. Re: Multimedia keyboard (Alex Mamtchenkov)
   3. Re: FC2 on Thinkpad T21 (Peter Eddy)
   4. Re: OT: network problem (speed) *FIXED* (Robin Laing)
   5. RE: feedback to NVidia [was: Nvidia Drivers] (Rui Miguel Seabra)
   6. Re: FC2 ate my system (Satish Balay)
   7. Re: FC2 databases (Austin Isler)
   8. Re: Eth0 performance (Doug Brott)
   9. Network loads before pcmcia (Jason Parks)
  10. Re: Anybody have any experience with RAID controllers under
      Fedora? (Matt Morgan)
  11. Re: Changing the JVM that Tomcat uses (Jan-Pieter van den Heuvel)
  12. RE: feedback to NVidia [was: Nvidia Drivers] (Frank Tanner III)
  13. Re: Still the anoying installer problem. (Alexander Dalloz)
  14. Re: Changing the JVM that Tomcat uses (Sessoms, Mack)
  15. RE: feedback to NVidia [was: Nvidia Drivers] (Wolfgang)


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Message: 1
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 10:49:49 -0400
From: Sean Estabrooks <seanlkml sympatico ca>
Subject: Re: FC2 ate my system
To: fedora-list redhat com
Cc: brown_r hotmail com
Message-ID: <20040526104949 4a125feb seanlkml sympatico ca>
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On Wed, 26 May 2004 14:38:58 +0000
"Roy Brown" <brown_r hotmail com> wrote:

Hi Roy,

> Well, it looks like I hit the dreaded dual-boot bug.  I hadn't 
> realized it affected Win2K in addition to WinXP.  After failing to 
> boot into my Windows partition, I decided to give up on FC2.  I tried 
> reinstalling my previous Linux (Libranet 2.8) in the hope that it would
fix the broken boot stuff.
> No luck.  Then I tried a "repair" with Windows...failure.  Then I 
> tried to reinstall Windows from scratch (including deleting all 
> partitions)...failure.  Any ideas what to try next?  I just want a 
> working Windows system again.  I didn't see anything about LBA mode in 
> my BIOS options (Albatron MB with i845PE chipset).

It's unfortunate your attempts to remedy the small problem led to
much worse consequences than were necessary.    Not sure why
you can't install Windows now, that'd be a Microsoft problem.   
Promise you that this problem didn't do any permanent damage
and most people haven't had to reinstall everything.   Installing
Fedora again it should just work.   

> PS: this is an amazingly bad bug to let into a release.  Is there 
> going to be a "fixed" version of FC2?  I would have thought that a bug 
> this bad would have warranted pulling the release until it was fixed.  
> It doesn't just not install, it screws up your system.  Was this 
> problem in FC2T3 or was it introduced in the final release?

Yes,  as testers we really let ourselves down on this one.   Would 
have been nicer if we had figured out a better solution to this before the
release date.   All we can do now is deal with it and move forward.
Maybe we need more testers who use dual boot and are good at
debugging such things.   This problem doesn't even affect everyone 
who dual boots and doesn't hurt anyone that isn't dual booting at all.

Cheers,
Sean




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Message: 2
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 17:50:01 +0300 (EEST)
From: "Alex Mamtchenkov" <alex leonid maks net>
Subject: Re: Multimedia keyboard
To: "For users of Fedora Core releases" <fedora-list redhat com>
Message-ID:
	<3399 194 30 130 107 1085583001 squirrel webmail evrasiabunker com>
Content-Type: text/plain;charset=iso-8859-1

Thanks a lot! I am already reading about it - seems to be exactly what I
need :)

--
Best Regards,
  Alex Mamtchenkov

> You could take a look at linEAK. Linux support for Easy Access and 
> Internet Keyboards.
> http://lineak.sourceforge.net/
> I used it for some of the multimedia buttons on my laptop, worked like 
> a charm.




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Message: 3
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 10:50:33 -0400
From: Peter Eddy <petere atg com>
Subject: Re: FC2 on Thinkpad T21
To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list redhat com>
Message-ID: <40B4AEB9 1070604 atg com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii; format=flowed

Gawrysiak, Piotr (GILW) wrote:
> Anyone installed Fedora Core 2 on IBM Thinkpad T21 and got suspend, 
> standby and hibernation working? (APM or ACPI - for me APM does not 
> work at all, and ACPI only partially...)

Not a T21, but I didn't have any problem on my T20

Peter




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Message: 4
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 08:50:36 -0600
From: Robin Laing <Robin Laing drdc-rddc gc ca>
Subject: Re: OT: network problem (speed) *FIXED*
To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list redhat com>
Message-ID: <40B4AEBC 3030208 drdc-rddc gc ca>
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Craig Tinson wrote:
> thanks for the suggestions guys.. have managed to fix the problem by 
> replacing the NIC with a spare...
> 
> I still don't know *why* is suddenly starting running slowly (or 
> thinking it was only 10mb) but I remembered that before I'd moved the 
> machine to the other room I'd also done an dist-upgrade.. and there 
> was a new kernel.. i tried booting back to the old kernel but that 
> didn't fix things.. so not sure whether even that was a problem..
> 
> anyways.. its now got a 8139 based card in there and all is well again...
> 
> seeing as this is the backend server for my mythtv system.. was 
> getting antsy cos I couldn't watch TV.. lol
> 
> thanks again guys.. and I hope your suggestions point others in the 
> right direction for finding out possible problems..
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Craig
> 

We have some switches that a few ports don't like to work with certain
network cards.  Change the port and all is well.

And it is possible that one card will work better (higher signal
levels) when there is a poor connection at one point in the chain.  I have
been screwed up when a spider had used a jack as a home and the old cob webs
had left a thin coat on the contacts.

--
Robin Laing




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Message: 5
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 15:25:43 +0100
From: Rui Miguel Seabra <rms 1407 org>
Subject: RE: feedback to NVidia [was: Nvidia Drivers]
To: fedora-list redhat com
Message-ID: <1085581543 2699 187 camel roque>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

On Wed, 2004-05-26 at 09:16 -0500, -=Brian Truter=- wrote:
> The way I see it is, when I bought my Nvidia card, it did not say Linux
was
> supported, I bought it anyways. I don't see how that gives me the right to
> demand support like he keeps saying.

So you admit you're completely and utterly in the dependence of _some_
goodwill that's not even, apparently as you say, put on paper by NVIDIA.

How is that good, come again?

I care about having _real_ support for the hardware I buy.
That can only be achieved by hardware specification or Free Software
drivers provided by the hardware vendor.

Rui
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Message: 6
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 09:45:36 -0500 (CDT)
From: Satish Balay <balay fastmail fm>
Subject: Re: FC2 ate my system
To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list redhat com>
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On Wed, 26 May 2004, Roy Brown wrote:

> Well, it looks like I hit the dreaded dual-boot bug.  I hadn't realized it

> affected Win2K in addition to WinXP.  After failing to boot into my
Windows 
> partition, I decided to give up on FC2.  I tried reinstalling my previous 
> Linux (Libranet 2.8) in the hope that it would fix the broken boot stuff.
No 
> luck.  Then I tried a "repair" with Windows...failure.  Then I tried to 
> reinstall Windows from scratch (including deleting all
partitions)...failure. 
> Any ideas what to try next?  I just want a working Windows system again.
I 
> didn't see anything about LBA mode in my BIOS options (Albatron MB with 
> i845PE chipset).
>
> PS: this is an amazingly bad bug to let into a release.  Is there going to
be 
> a "fixed" version of FC2?  I would have thought that a bug this bad would 
> have warranted pulling the release until it was fixed.  It doesn't just
not 
> install, it screws up your system.  Was this problem in FC2T3 or was it 
> introduced in the final release?

You might want to check:

http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2004-May/msg00908.html

Satish




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Message: 7
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 07:52:27 -0700
From: Austin Isler <a_c_isler verizon net>
Subject: Re: FC2 databases
To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list redhat com>
Message-ID: <1085583147 11597 2 camel localhost localdomain>
Content-Type: text/plain

I guess people feel that his email is wasting their time and mail space.
Yet, they all can't resist to post a reply further wasting their time
and mail space.

Austin

On Tue, 2004-05-25 at 21:31, Dick Brown wrote:
> To be fair, there was no mention of an archive at the signup page, and 
> there's no mention of an archive in the attached message footer.  How is 
> anybody supposed to know about an archive other than wading through the 
> many messages waiting for somebody to tell somebody else to read the 
> archive or posting a question like this?
> 
> Dick
> 
> Atlantic Works - I.T. & Multimedia wrote:
> 
> >Wow, OK.  I just joined the list yesterday.  Did not know there was an
> >'archive' until now.  I guess i will go through the archives and find out
> >what you mean about the license.
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com
> >[mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com]On Behalf Of Tom Diehl
> >Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 2:14 PM
> >To: For users of Fedora Core releases
> >Subject: Re: FC2 databases
> >
> >
> >On Tue, 25 May 2004, Atlantic Works - I.T. & Multimedia wrote:
> >
> >  
> >
> >>When can we expect to see MySQL 4.0 in Fedora?
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >Unless the license changes, never!!
> >
> >See the mailing list archives. This has been beaten to death many times.
> >
> >Can we PLEASE NOT DO IT AGAIN!!
> >
> >PLEASE, before asking a question look in the archives.
> >
> >Tom
> >
> >
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> >
> >  
> >
> 
> 




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Message: 8
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 07:42:22 -0700
From: Doug Brott <brott redh com>
Subject: Re: Eth0 performance
To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list redhat com>
Message-ID: <40B4ACCE 1090801 redh com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed

Tim and Alison wrote:

> I use a router to connect to the Internet via broadband. My PC is due 
> boot win98 (the wife) and currently FC2 for me.  Since I have upgraded 
> to FC2 from FC1 my browser performance has slowed.  Some times it 
> feels like I am using a k56 modem.  If we use Win 98 or WinXP from my 
> work laptop through the same connection we get great performance.
> Is this a know problem in 2.6.5 or a configuration problem?
>
> Help please
>
> Tim

If you are experiencing SLOW network access, it could be due to the fact 
that you are running IPv6.
An easy way to disable this is to modify /etc/modprobe.conf to include 
the following line:

alias net-pf-10 off

You will need to reboot, but it solved the problem for me.  I have 
Comcast cable Internet, and prior to upgrade to FC2, I was seeing > 
3Mb/s download rates.  After the upgrade to FC2, I was seeing around 
1.2Mb/s download rates.  Obviously, this was unacceptable.

Turns out IPv6 was enabled in my configuration and the added line to the 
modprobe.conf file fixed my network speed issues.  By disabling IPv6, I 
was able to get back to what I expected to be the true bandwidth.

Hopefully this note will help othere who may experience the same problems.

Regards.

-- 
Doug Brott
brott at redh dot com




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Message: 9
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 10:40:26 -0400
From: "Jason Parks" <jason innersanctum org>
Subject: Network loads before pcmcia
To: <fedora-list redhat com>
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Message: 10
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 10:50:34 -0400
From: Matt Morgan <matt morgan-fedora-list brooklynmuseum org>
Subject: Re: Anybody have any experience with RAID controllers under
	Fedora?
To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list redhat com>
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On 05/26/2004 06:39 AM, Robert Keeney wrote:

> Robert Keeney wrote:
>
>> Wolfgang Gill wrote:
>>
>>> On Tue, 25 May 2004 18:49:08 -0700, Benjamin Arai wrote
>>>
>>>> Has anybody had any good experiences with RAID controllers under 
>>>> Fedora? If
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> so, which card and what happened.
>>>
>> I have installed RH73, RH9, and FC1 on several Dell Servers with no 
>> problems at all.
>>
>>
> They all had Dell PERC raid controllers. Sorry I don't know the model 
> numbers.

At least some Dell PERC controllers are actually re-branded LSI MegaRaid 
controllers, I was surprised to find out the other day. I don't have any 
running with FC, but they have always worked excellently for me with RH 
6 onward--with the exception of the quad-channel PERC2, a while back 
(late 1999/early 2000). RH and Dell would only support the single- and 
dual-channel PERCs at that time (I don't know if that's still true, or 
even if they still make quad-channel controllers anymore).




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Message: 11
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 16:29:50 +0200
From: "Jan-Pieter van den Heuvel" <jan-pieter piozum com>
Subject: Re: Changing the JVM that Tomcat uses
To: "For users of Fedora Core releases" <fedora-list redhat com>
Message-ID: <01c301c4432d$e79fdee0$0264a8c0 janpieter>
Content-Type: text/plain;	charset="iso-8859-1"

Yes, I've done that.
The weird thing is: before i created the JAVA_HOME environment variable,
there was no such variable. According to the Tomcat documentation this
variable must exist for Tomcat to work, but in my case it also worked
without this variable. I've looked in the /etc/sysconfig/tomcat file and in
the tomcat startup script, but i don't see a reference to the JAVA_HOME
variable.

Greets,

Jan-Pieter

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Sessoms, Mack
To: For users of Fedora Core releases
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 3:55 PM
Subject: Re: Changing the JVM that Tomcat uses


have you tried restarting your shell?

Jan-Pieter van den Heuvel wrote:
Hi,

I'm having a problem changing the JVM that Tomcat uses from the one from the
Free Software Foundation to the one from Sun. I've installed the
J2SDK1.4.2_04 from Sun and have added the JAVA_HOME environment variable ( =
/usr/java/j2sdk1.4.2_04) to /etc/profile. But after restarting Tomcat, it
still uses the JVM from the Free Software Foundation. How can I change this?
When i use the command 'env' i can see that the JAVA_HOME environment
variable is present and pointing to the correct location.

Thanks in advance,

Jan-Pieter van den Heuvel

My system: Fedora Core 1, Tomcat 4.1.27.



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Message: 12
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 07:58:32 -0700 (PDT)
From: Frank Tanner III <pctech mybellybutton com>
Subject: RE: feedback to NVidia [was: Nvidia Drivers]
To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list redhat com>
Message-ID: <20040526145832 71057 qmail web13422 mail yahoo com>
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--- Rui Miguel Seabra <rms 1407 org> wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-05-26 at 09:16 -0500, -=Brian Truter=-
> wrote:
> > The way I see it is, when I bought my Nvidia card,
> it did not say Linux was
> > supported, I bought it anyways. I don't see how
> that gives me the right to
> > demand support like he keeps saying.
> 
> So you admit you're completely and utterly in the
> dependence of _some_
> goodwill that's not even, apparently as you say, put
> on paper by NVIDIA.
> 
> How is that good, come again?
> 
> I care about having _real_ support for the hardware
> I buy.
> That can only be achieved by hardware specification
> or Free Software
> drivers provided by the hardware vendor.
> 
> Rui
> 

There's where your mistaken.  REAL Support does NOT
equal Open Source drivers for your hardware.  REAL
support means that when things do not function
PROPERLY they get fixed and function PROPERLY.

The nVidia card is function EXACTLY like it is
supposed to.  The drivers work perfectly well in
Linux.  There are breakages due to the new kernel
memory space change, but that will be solved.  And
there *IS* a work-around for it in the meantime.  So I
will give you that, but drivers almost never work 100%
when you're performing a MAJOR underlying OS upgrade. 
Open Source or Close Source.

I am a computer network engineer by trade.  I use the
BEST tools at my disposal.  Whether they be Open
Source or proprietary.  I don't say, "Well, I can't
use this tool because I haven't seen the source code
for it."  I say, "Here I ahve this array of tools at
my disposal.  Which one would be the best for the
function I am trying to perform?"

You remind me of a kid that doesn't get his way so
he's going to kick and shout and scream until he gets
his own way.  Grow up.  The world doesn't revolve
around your ideals, or mine.  No amount of crying
about it is going to MAKE anyone do what you want. 
Get over it.  You want Open Source drivers for the
nVidia cards.  Write them yourself.  That's how Open
Source evolved.  People needed something they couldn't
get elsewhere so they did it themselves.

=====
--------------------------------------------------------------
"Never memorize what you can look up."  -Albert Einstein




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Message: 13
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 15:59:15 +0200
From: Alexander Dalloz <alexander dalloz uni-bielefeld de>
Subject: Re: Still the anoying installer problem.
To: akonstam trinity edu,	For users of Fedora Core releases
	<fedora-list redhat com>
Message-ID: <1085579955 4717 320 camel sirendipity dogma lan>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"

Am Mi, den 26.05.2004 schrieb akonstam trinity edu um 15:52:

> As I suspected the installer in FC2 still has the following anoying
> problem. You create the root user before you decide that you don't
> want to use md5 passwds. So root has a md5 passwd that screws up
> passwd autherization ant least if you are using NIS.
> Why was this done? It would have been easy to make the default
> non-md5 passwds.

> Aaron Konstam

Did you file it to bugzilla? Did you communicate it on the developer
mailing list?

"not in bugzilla - not a bug" ;)

Alexander 


-- 
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Fedora GNU/Linux Core 1 (Yarrow) on Athlon CPU kernel 2.4.22-1.2188.nptl
Sirendipity 15:57:44 up 3 days, 21:54, load average: 0.18, 0.33, 0.36 
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Message: 14
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 10:53:34 -0400
From: "Sessoms, Mack" <zac9 cdc gov>
Subject: Re: Changing the JVM that Tomcat uses
To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list redhat com>
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Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii; format=flowed

is your tomcat 4.1.27 build from fedora distro or binary from apache?

Jan-Pieter van den Heuvel wrote:

>Yes, I've done that.
>The weird thing is: before i created the JAVA_HOME environment variable,
>there was no such variable. According to the Tomcat documentation this
>variable must exist for Tomcat to work, but in my case it also worked
>without this variable. I've looked in the /etc/sysconfig/tomcat file and in
>the tomcat startup script, but i don't see a reference to the JAVA_HOME
>variable.
>
>Greets,
>
>Jan-Pieter
>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: Sessoms, Mack
>To: For users of Fedora Core releases
>Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 3:55 PM
>Subject: Re: Changing the JVM that Tomcat uses
>
>
>have you tried restarting your shell?
>
>Jan-Pieter van den Heuvel wrote:
>Hi,
>
>I'm having a problem changing the JVM that Tomcat uses from the one from
the
>Free Software Foundation to the one from Sun. I've installed the
>J2SDK1.4.2_04 from Sun and have added the JAVA_HOME environment variable (
=
>/usr/java/j2sdk1.4.2_04) to /etc/profile. But after restarting Tomcat, it
>still uses the JVM from the Free Software Foundation. How can I change
this?
>When i use the command 'env' i can see that the JAVA_HOME environment
>variable is present and pointing to the correct location.
>
>Thanks in advance,
>
>Jan-Pieter van den Heuvel
>
>My system: Fedora Core 1, Tomcat 4.1.27.
>
>
>
>  
>




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Message: 15
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 00:59:04 +1000
From: Wolfgang <wolfgang rpi net au>
Subject: RE: feedback to NVidia [was: Nvidia Drivers]
To: Fedora List <fedora-list redhat com>
Message-ID: <1085583543 10692 5 camel redwolf>
Content-Type: text/plain

On Thu, 2004-05-27 at 00:25, Rui Miguel Seabra wrote:
> So you admit you're completely and utterly in the dependence of _some_
> goodwill that's not even, apparently as you say, put on paper by NVIDIA.
> 
> How is that good, come again?
> 
> I care about having _real_ support for the hardware I buy.
> That can only be achieved by hardware specification or Free Software
> drivers provided by the hardware vendor.
> 
> Rui

Give it a bleeding break!!! If you want software drivers for your
hardware you are on the wrong list!!

Nvidia supply video drivers for Linux. They maybe a little dated, but
they are better than no drivers at all. I'm happy with them. If you want
"Free Software Drivers" sent your emails to Nvidia, and don't clutter up
this list with your requests, and babble.

Wolf





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