[Novalug] Donating channels for Antiquated Desktops
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Wed Jun 13 09:05:21 EDT 2007
Well, I appreciate all that expressed interest in donating to Big Brothers
Big Sisters of Harrisonburg/Rockingham County, but my friend got back to me
last night around COB and told me that at this point he's phased out nearly
all P-III machines and anything on that level or below is unneeded by BBBS.
Which is great news for BBBS, as when I was down there we were struggling to
find funds for computers for the new hires and volunteers but it looks like
that's been taken care of in time. Again, I appreciate all of the generosity
On 6/13/07, Paul W. Frields <stickster at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-06-12 at 14:38 -0400, Ed James wrote:
> > If you're dealing with a P-II, you really ARE better off with MS,
> > rather than Linux. I collect throw-away 'puters, strip windows,
> > install linux, and put 'em to use somewhere. P-III's are easy
> > to come by, so there's really not much need for P-II's. However,
> > I've been fighting to get FC4 onto a P-II, and not doing well.
> > I did sorta get it, by installing RH 9, then upgrading to FC4.
> > However, the X-Windows systems are different, and I'm now trying
> > to figure out how to reconfigure X-Windows to adapt to FC4. A
> > straight FC4 install borked.
> > While you CAN install linux onto a P-II easily by selecting the
> > right distribution, it's really not worth the headache unless you
> > enjoy the pain. I prefer to have just one distro on all my boxen.
> > Case in point, the RH 9 distro doesn't seem to handle flashdrives,
> > while the FC4 distro has no problem. There appear to be trubs
> > with either hub.c, or the other driver thingie.
> > Which reminds me, if anyone can tell me basically what I need to
> > change to move XWindows from RH 9 to FC4, I'd appreciate it. For
> > example, moving to a different config file is needed, right?
> I mistakenly replied to Ed via private mail (the curse of growing
> accustomed to too many evil header-munging lists), and we found that his
> problem is one of insufficient RAM. I have a P-II running FC5 happily
> with 384 MB of RAM, but 64 MB is just not sufficient for a graphical
> system. (It will work somewhat acceptably with a text-only server.)
> The Fedora release notes, available at
> http://docs.fedoraproject.org/release-notes/, have information to help
> folks make informed decisions.
> Paul W. Frields, RHCE http://paul.frields.org/
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