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Re: [seul-edu] hard times with Linux

Thank you all for the great support!

Someday I'll have only Linux at my office (one of my dreams). I whish that
this could happend soon


----- Original Message -----
From: <jseland@enteract.com>
To: <seul-edu@seul.org>
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2001 11:56 PM
Subject: Re: [seul-edu] hard times with Linux

> Hi Oliver,
> The hardware should have been able to easily run X with KDE, but I know
> frustration of trying to get something new ready for production when you
> don't have much time.
> If you have a spare machine, it would be helpful to use it as a personal
> machine.  Try doing the installs until you know what the limits of the box
> are, and don't be afraid to format the drive and start fresh. Once you
> a basic linux install running, then try adding basic network functions so
> it can talk to your existing machines. Once that is working well, try
> a some linux directories out via samba for the MS machines to read.
> www.linuxdoc.org has many howto's and mini-howto's that would be helpful
as you
> learn.
> It will take some time, but you won't be so frustrated with the learning
> I do this for a living, and I still get stumped. I'm quite frustrated by
> to get some linux machines to live happily in an existing unix network.
> Apparently our Sun servers are using some automounter share types that are
> well supported by linux. Unfortunately, with increased capability comes
> increased complexity, and the learning curve marches on :-)
> Joel Eland
> Quoting Oliver Zancul Prado <ozp@psico.net>:
> > Hello, I have a small LAN at my office and I've installed Linux Mandrake
> > 8
> > on a P233mmx with 32 RAM. My plan was to make this computer as a file
> > server
> > for my office and also a web server to test some scripts (learnloop,
> > phpnuke
> > and others)
> > All the stations runs on Windowz.
> >
> > I had to install with text instalation (graphical did not work out).
> > The computer was so slow that KDE could not be used. I had to use other
> > X.
> >
> > I could "share" a folder with samba, but when the stations tried to get
> > in
> > to it, I received a message asking for password or acess denied... I
> > could
> > not solve this....
> >
> >
> > So I give up and instaled a Win NT and now I have a file server working
> > fine
> > with passwords for each user.
> >
> > Since my first contact with Linux I always wanted to use it, but
> > everytime I
> > have problem and give up on Linux solution
> >
> > []'s
> >
> > Oliver
> >