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Best of Technical Support Various Issue #53, September 1998

Various Issue #53, September 1998 Our experts answer your technical questions. HP and Matrox I have an HP Pavilion that comes with an on-board ATI video card. I now have a Matrox Mystic in the computer, and when I try to run X, I get the message “configured devices not found”. I think the HP is not recognizing the Matrox, ...

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Best of Technical Support Various Issue #52, August 1998

Various Issue #52, August 1998 Our experts answer your technical questions. Ethernet Module Destruction Why does running sndconfig get my Soundblaster 16 card recognized and up and running with the correct modules but destroys my Ethernet modules loaded by kerneld? I have tried both my Intel Ether Express and SMC Ultra cards (not at the same time) and the same ...

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Best of Technical Support Various Issue #51, July 1998

Various Issue #51, July 1998 Our experts answer your technical questions. Unfinished Boot When I try to boot, either from floppy or CD-ROM, my computer does a soft re-boot partway through the process. It doesn’t even make it to the screen which asks if you have a color monitor, although I suspect it gets close to that point. I’ve tried ...

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Best of Technical Support Various Issue #50, June 1998

Various Issue #50, June 1998 Our experts answer your technical questions. Multithread Applications Which library do I need to use for multithread applications? I found pthread.h in /usr/include/, but I didn’t find libthread.a in /usr/lib/ as I can in AIX. —Ju Rao Slackware There is an excellent threads library available called LinuxThreads. You can download the latest version from ftp://ftp.inria.fr/INRIA/Projects/cristal/Xavier.Leroy/. ...

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Best of Technical Support Various Issue #49, May 1998

Various Issue #49, May 1998 Our experts answer your technical questions. Viruses I would like to know what can be said about viruses in a Linux system which is installed on the same hard disk as Win95. For example, what can happen if a virus infects the MBR sector (where resides LILO) or if I mount an infected MS-DOS formatted ...

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Best of Technical Support Various Issue #48, April 1998

Various Issue #48, April 1998 Our experts answer your technical questions. Using ZIP Drive and Printer I want to use my ZIP drive as well as my printer with Linux. My friend suggested using kerneld to make modules of the ZIP drive and my printer so that I can load the ZIP drive, access it, then unload it to use ...

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Best of Technical Support Various Issue #47, March 1998

Various Issue #47, March 1998 Our experts answer your technical questions. Implementing Ballistic Mouse Control I’ve been spoiled by operating systems that use “ballistic mouse” control (a fast motion of the mouse moves the mouse a lot while a slow motion moves the mouse very little). I’m using Metro-X but seem to recall the same limitation with XFree. Is there ...

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Best of Technical Support Various Issue #46, February 1998

Various Issue #46, February 1998 Our experts answer your technical questions. Using Two Monitors in Linux Is it possible to set up Linux to use two monitors? If so, where can I find out about it? —Greg Bell It is possible to use multiple monitors but to do so you will need an X Server that supports it. Accelerated X ...

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Best of Technical Support Various Issue #45, January 1998

Various Issue #45, January 1998 Our experts answer your technical questions. Touch Screen Support I am currently looking into the possibility of using a touch screen for my system. Which touch screens are supported by Linux? —Cheng Yap Red Hat 4.2 Touch screen support depends on the X server you are using. I’m not sure which (if any) touch screens ...

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Best of Technical Support Various Issue #44, December 1997

Various Issue #44, December 1997 Our experts answer your technical questions. Setting Up Linux to use Two Processors I just upgraded to a dual Pentium Pro machine. The BIOS sees the two processors but I can’t tell if Linux (Kernel 2.0.27) uses both processors. How do I make Linux use its SMP features? —Jon Bishop Red Hat 4.1 To take ...

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