[Novalug] Charlie's mess
Charles M Howe
cmhowe at patriot.net
Sat Dec 26 14:01:13 EST 2009
Yes, I am. I bought a pair of Netgear devices, one for a jack that comes
in directly from the NID on the exterior house wall. No other jack in
the house, and there were plenty of them, was clean enough to support
DSL I used the other on the power strip (I know; I ought to get a UPS,
but I've never lost anything in the two plus years that I have relied on
that arrangement) that my Shuttle, etc, is plugged into. So I bought
another to use for the other computer I have acquired recently, the one
that I can't persuade to either get on line or allow me to install
Karmic. I seriously doubt that the Netgear signal-over-powerline device
is the problem.
On Sat, 2009-12-26 at 13:13 -0500, Bonnie Dalzell wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Dec 2009, Charles M Howe wrote:
> > List,
> > This is my second reset, or perhaps I should say my third try at getting
> > things right, so "Charlie's mess" is the third thread title. My first
> > aim is to see if what I want to do is possible. Or is it simply
> > incoherent.
> > I have two decent machines. One is an elderly Shuttle. It has Karmic
> > installed. A few puzzles, but overall it has been quite reliable.
> > The second is a machine I had built by a shop in Alexandria. The
> > motherboard is a beast called the N68-S. All the technobabble available
> > on request.
> > I connect using DSL, not Comcast. I look forward to FiOS unless someone
> > persuades me to switch to Comcast.
> > I live in a private home as opposed to an apartment house. Internal
> > connections are over electrical wiring. I am happy with it.
> A number of years ago there was a sort of "home network" system using the
> house's electrical wiring. I had the gadgets for it and tried it but
> was SLOOOOW and error prone, so I gave up. When Charlie says "internal
> connections are over electrical wiring" is he referring to this sort of
> set up?
> > I want my 586 to run Fedora-11 (and be updateable) and Karmic. If
> > possible, I want to use the same file system, i.e., to say "ls file" if
> > I am in Fedora-11 or in Karmic and get the same result.
> > I don't know if a home network is achievable.
> > And so on. I am willing to bring one or both computers to your home. I
> > think it would take several hours, longer than an installfest. I would
> > prefer it to be during the day -- eyesight issues. I would bring both
> > computers, both monitors and a printer. And if you have a spare brain
> > that would REALLY help.
> > Charlie
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