spareP3 Setup Log

Hardware & Operating System

  • Intel P3 1GHz 32bit
    • L1: 32KiB
    • L2: cache 256KiB
  • OS: Linux Release: Ubuntu 8.04.2 Hardy
    • Kernel: 2.6.24-23-generic Thu Nov 27, 2008 18:44:42 UTC i686
  • 1.3GB
  • Wester Digital 160GB WDC WD1600JB-00R
    serial: WD-WMANM6793293
  • Video: nVidia NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400] 32 MB 32 bit 174 MHz
  • Audio: Audigy 2 Serial # M1SB0353426005634B
  • NIC's 1 100MB
  • Motherboard:
  • BIOS: Award Modular Bios v6.OOPG 03/14/02
  • Motherboard: VIA Chipset 694T-686B, 32bit

June 11, 2010

Upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid). Lost video.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module!

July 24, 2010

  • These failed
    • sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    • sudo kpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
  • These didn't exist
    • /etc/kde4/kdm/Xservers
    • /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
  • This worked but is it right?
    • /etc/X11/org.conf
      • line 39 change nvidia to nv
  • Turns out Kubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" comes with the nouveau driver installed by default. Nouveau is an open source driver for Nvidia hardware. They did not update my xorg.conf.

February 6, 2010

Power went down in middle of apt-get upgrade. Tried to get it back and computer said it was broke and needed
sudo dpkg --configure -a.
Then it took a lot of reboot, apt-get check, apt-get clean, apt-get autoclean, reboot.

June 9, 2009

Can't get kubuntu computer to download and install video drivers. I keep losing the gui interface. The command to get video back
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
I need to try
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

March 18, 2004
Read lilo documentation about password & restricted. Lilo is not secure

doc-base  manages debian docs				[command not found for jim & root on 3-19-04]
locales are set wi  /etc/locale-gen
/etc/apache(-ssl)/access.conf      #Disable execution of dpkg from remote hosts
/etc/kde2/kdm/Xservers   to change dpi
/etc.X11/XF86config-4, /etc/X11/fs/config, /etc.X11/fs-xtt/config          make
     FontPath /var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID
     FontPath /var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType
gpmconfig to repair mouse
ftp Server security issues README.Debian


Change made to /etc/init.d/gdm     &
video mode          /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

January 23, 2004

Network disabled, restore in   /etc/mysql/my.cnf


Permissions: /var/lib/mysql        GID's other than root and mysql = mysql

User:          jim

configure samba     smb.conf  through   debconf

Command:  smbpasswd at /etc/samba/smbpasswd

ftp server attacks  READMED.Debian


mail direction for postmaster and root edited at  /etc/aliases

base-config    =    configuration of base system	[not jim 3-29-04]
hosts							[not jim 3-29-04]

/etc/apache/httpd.conf   AddHandler     cgi-script     line 798

Adding NTP     /etc/ntp.conf

From Ryan to see why two web pages are running,        netstat -anp | less
 to get a listing of what processes are listening on which ports.

Trying for mysql4.0 again.
Set the password for mysql root user. See /usr/share/doc/mysql-server/README.Debian
to enable networking, comment out  skip-networking     in   /etc/mysql/my.cnf
samba is NETBEUI
/var/cache/apt/archives  dpkg -i

/etc/kde2/kdm/Xservers   for dpi

I have major problems with the common data base for apt-get and dselect.

I can't seem to get debian's mysql 4.0. I'm stuck with 3.23. I can
download it seperatly but then I would also have to get PHP seperatly.
I don't want to do that.

/etc/apache/httpd.conf line 783 AddType application/x-httpd-php .php

bypassed dselect with apt-get, installed
	1 alsa-base			I have no idea what this is
	2 dpkg-reconfigure atlas2-3dnow
	3 dpkg-reconfigure atlas2-sse
	4 dpkg-reconfigure atlas2-sse2
	5 added then removed kooka		scanner software that
						comes with a warning,
						it will fry the scanner.

7-6-04 must read "Linux Network Administrators' Guide"

Changing to lcd monitor. Resetting /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
with dexconf, the DEBCONF utility by typing the command
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86.
"lspci" gives you SiS chipset information. Audio and video
chipsets are there.

Lots of upgrades, apt-get and dselect complained about
a missing file and refused to do that. Used "aptitude" to get the
list and then apt-get install.

apt-get remove mesag-dev glut

opengl mesa3d
Downloaded mesa3d. In "/root/Downloads/Mesa-6.2.1" did "make linux-x86".
If you want glut again you must "make realclean".
Put .h and lib files in
	/usr/include/GL		/usr/lib
	/usr/local/include/GL	/usr/local/lib
	/usr/X11R6/include/GL	/usr/X11R6/lib
Still nothing.

Added "export CLASSPATH=." to ".bashrc" to get the java command
	to work in the kde bash shell.
For the non-gui login I had to change "/etc/profile" add
Otherwise you had to "java -classpath . fileName"
	or "java -cp . fileName"

Adobe Reader and FlashPlayer are in

August 2007
On different days during a heat wave all three computers crashed.
Debian's hard drive is scrambled.
Rerouted internet traffic to Kubuntu on D-Link router.

We are and have been on amd64-kubuntu for a while now.

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