Herd5 on older hardware

NoOp glgxg at mfire.com
Tue Mar 6 18:34:47 UTC 2007

On 03/06/2007 06:03 AM, Gabriel Dragffy wrote:
> NoOp wrote:
>> On 03/05/2007 07:35 PM, NoOp wrote:
>>> - Network said it wasn't available, so I just clicked the network icon
>>> in the gnome panel & clicked wired network; as soon as I did it
>>> recognized my nic and immediately informed me that I have software
>>> updates available - 217 of the them! Haven't updated any of the 217 yet
>>> because I want to explore a bit before I do.
>> Interesting add-on:
>> I typically configure this machine for a fixed IP. So, after doing the
>> above I went to System|Administration|Networks and configured the wired
>> interface for a fix IP:
>> IP:
>> Netmask: (the default)
>> Gateway: 192.168.x.1 (my router)
>> As soon as I did this the network monitor in the gnome taskbar stated
>> that I had no network connection. No proper ifconfig, no browser, no
>> network. So I rebooted.
>> Again, no network connection _according to the network icon_ in the
>> gnome taskbar, however I *do indeed* have a network connection; all is
>> working including updates & browser. ifconfig shows the proper interface
>> etc. So, I've no idea what the NetworkMager Applet is trying to do. I'll
>> uninstall it after the 217 updates.
> This is a very well known issue with network-manager. Currently it 
> cannot see or even detect connections by statically configured 
> interfaces, i.e. those in /etc/network/interfaces sit tight, there's 
> enough people moaning that I think a solution will be along shortly.

I just uninstalled it. I don't have wireless on that machine anyway.

As an update: So far all is running well & the only problem that I've
had is the HAL race issue when allowing auto login:
and some weird errors when running gksu or gksudo gedit; if I look at
the terminal session it reports errors:
ALSA lib conf:1234 (snd_func_reconcat) error evaluating strings
ALSA lib conf:1234 (_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_concat
returned error: No such device

I don't have a detected sound card on that machine & I don't know what
the sound card would have to do at all with gksu or gksuduo gedit to
begin with... but I'll figure it out eventually.

- Samba setup & working fine including shared folders
- Printer via cups/samba via my USB Canon MP750 on this linux (Dapper)
machine running fine
- Network working fine (fixed IP's)

Haven't found the "Control Panel) that I see referenced in some Ubuntu
forum msgs.

Overall I'm pretty impressed so far.

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