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Re: Several issues



This one time, at band camp, oldman wrote:
> Mark Jordan wrote:
> 
> >Ok, some separate issues:
> >
> >1) Sometimes my OpenOffice just quits within a minute  a la  just
> >going *poof* on an i386 FC4 machine (Pentium III). I have posted this
> >as an openoffice issue but I wondered if anyone here had any
> >experience with this maybe with another problem, so if this might be
> >an FC4 problem.
> >
> >2) I have a Freecom Classic Series cd burner and I just can't get
> >fedora to talk to it. It's on USB (external). Any ideas appreciated
> >
> >3) I have a Lexmark Z25 printer but FC4 doesn't have a driver for it.
> >Linux detects it as such perfectly. Is there one?
> > 
> >
>    Pretty well known that lexmark has not been helpful in getting 
> drivers, but try http://linuxprinting.org
> 
> >And finally, ...
> >
> >4) What does the HAL dæmon do? Report error messages? <-- idle curiosity

The HAL daemon is used to probe your maching and to discover things dynamically. Things like usb drives, cameras, networking and printing stuff. If you insert a usb flash disk, and HALd is running then you will notice that on your desktop there is an icon automatically created for it.

> >
> >Sorry for all the questions. Feel free to get annoyed at me.
> >
> >Mark
> >
> >--
> >theExile.vze.com
> >www.stpaulswalsall.org.uk
> >
> > 
> >
> 
> 

-- 
slr,

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Telkom Internet
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