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Re: General Linux Questions



Linux (if  a patch has not been implemented ) does have a Y2K problem and
2094 is definitely beyond trip date(not because it is greater than 2000, but
2032, if I am not wrong.) Fix that first, maybe using dates like 2000-#years
you want to use  etc. Other problems could be a result of this. Its
difficult to say.....
Ramana
----- Original Message -----
From: NJ Orange <njorange hotmail com>
To: <redhat-install-list redhat com>
Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2000 11:48 PM
Subject: General Linux Questions


> OK these questions may seem basic but I am brand new to linux and have a
few
> questions/problems with installation. I am trying to install Red Hat Linux
> on an old Pentium 90 computer. All of the peripherals are compliant
> according to the Red Hat web site. I am installing linux by following
> directions from a Linux text book ("Linux clearly explained" by
> Phaffenberger). Anyway here are my issues:
>
> 1) The PC is not Y2K compliant. Will this cause a problem? If I boot up
the
> year in the bios gets set to 2094. The bios can not be upgraded. I have a
> few options here. I can either go into the bios manually each time and fix
> the time or I can set the year to 1999 or earlier. Will either of these
> cause a problem for Linux? On my initial install I left the date at 2094
> which may be causing some of my problems.
>
> 2) When I tried to get the video card set up the automatic detection would
> only allow me to configure 480x640 resolution which is near useless. The
> monitor is a generic Super VGA monitor. The video card has 2MB of RAM.
When
> I had Win98 installed the card was capable of 1024x768 easily. Even with
the
> Super VGA monitor I was able to set the resolution to 800x600.
>
> 3) During initial installation things seemed to install correctly. I
logged
> in as root and set up some accounts and then tried to install the sound
card
> using /usr/sbin/sndconfig. But when I ran that program noting happens
except
> for a text window popping up for a second or so.
>
> 4) When I log off the machine seems to hangup. The screen goes blank and
> absolutly nothing happens. I have to hard reboot the machine to get it to
> respond.
>
> Well those are the major issues right now. I really need to get the screen
> resolution better if I am going to learn how to use linux. I am thinking
of
> reinstalling but this time not using Custom and using the standard server
> configuration. If anyone has any suggestions or pointer I would greatly
> appreciate it.
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