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      So you may have noticed the forum software has upgraded !!!
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  1. NIS Centralized Login

    I am looking to get rid of the thin client set up and give each user thier own box (hard drive and all)
  2. NIS Centralized Login

    Hello all, I am tyring to find a solution for centralized login. I run the network for a small company with about 5 linux thin clients and 4 windows stations. Currently I am using LTSP as a centralized login architectrure but we are having trouble with this solution (Slow response from clients, freezing issues and no support for windows workstations). I would like to replace the current thin clients with full fledged Mandriva 2005 systems and have a central login for the Windows clients as well. I have been looking at NIS as a solution but I am having trouble finding a good tutorial on the subject. As far as the Windows side I have been looking in to a Samba solution for this. My question is this. Is this a good plan and can anyone point out any tutorials on the subject? Thanks!
  3. Content Filtering in reverse.

    Greetings all, I need to set up website filtering for the company I am working for. they require that ALL websites are blocked except for a few select sites and the web apps running on the internal server. I have looked into squid/squidguard but have had little success getting it to filter correctly. That and squid seems to want to run a bunch of processes. This method seems really bloated. So I either want to find another solution or get squid to run with fewer processes and get squidguard to operate properly. You guys have never let me down before. Thanks in advance!
  4. Success with a Proliant 6400R

    Greetings all, I am attempting to install Mandrake 10.1 on a Compaq Proliant 6400R. the person I bought it from said that they had done all of the firmware updates and such but I have my doubts. Anyway, I have a couple of probably stupid questions. 1. Has had any success getting Mandrake (or any version of Linux) installed on these bad boys? 2. Do I need to set up the raid controller before I install Linux? If so, How? 3. Would anyone out there with experience on this type of server be willing to give me an email address for further questions? Thanks guys/gals, you have never failed me in the past!
  5. There is a URPMI command to update the kernel. I prefer this method because you dont have to mess with all the make files and stuff. If you do not have all of your update sources set up in Mandrake Control Center then you should visit Easy URPMI Here is a post I found that will explain further: http://mandrakeusers.org/lofiversion/index.php/t15960.html
  6. Can't access internet using KPPP, help!!!!

    I'm not 100% but the problem may be the serial device that you have the modem tied to. I have a US Robotics modem that no version of Mandrake, that I have used so far, recognizes. I have to set it up on ttySL4. Hope this helps.
  7. Wine and Win'98 drive

    I would like the answer to this as well. I cannot get ANYTHING to install on the wine partition.
  8. A few problems with new install...

    I hate to say it but your system sounds hosed. I would start over. As far as your internet connection is concerned, can you ping the gateway PC ? If you can, try pinging the DNS server next then try pinging google.com this will tell you how far you are getting. I usually set up the gateway to be the DNS server too. Of course my configuration is backwards from yours. My linux box is the gateway and DNS server for the rest of the systems on my network. As far as the permissions, graphics, sound and other problems you are having, there are too many to troubleshoot effectively. I would reinstall and work on one problem at a time.
  9. Updating - Best Practices?

    Thanks for all the input and links... now if I could just get my printer to work :P
  10. Updating - Best Practices?

    Greetings, I have been using Mandrake since version 8.0. I am very happy I have found a forum that is dedicated to Mandrake users, maybe now I won't get people telling me to try a different distro. Anyway here is the problem: I find the methods for keeping up to date on security patches and bug fixes to be a little daunting. So daunting that I have never attempted to update my system in the past. I am also on a dial-up connection (Broadband not available) so wasting a bunch of time getting irrelevent patches is not something I want to do. I have recently installed Mandrake 10 CE and want to patch it. I have found few solutions but I have questions on the methods and which one is best. Solution 1: Using The Update Feature in Mandrake Control Center This seems to be the easiest way, but I have a few questions. There never seems to be any "Security" updates, only "Bug fixes". I am updating the mirror to make sure I have the latest info but everything seems to be grouped under "Bug Fixes". I have even tried to use different mirrors, all with the same result. Does anyone know why this is? The updates that are listes seem to be relevent to my system but I am not quite sure I need to get all of them. I am not familiar with EVERY package that is on my system nor do I want to be. Does the Mandrake installer "know" what packages I have and giving me a list of relevent updates or is the list of updates just a hodge podge of everything I don't have on my system? Solution 2: Using urpmi I found a post out there that advised using urpmi to get updates. They suggest to go to urpmi.org choose easyurpmi and get a list of downloads there. This method does give you an option to include PLF as a source but I find this method confusing. So my question is "Does urpmi "know" what I have and give me only relevent updates?" Finally does any one have another suggestion? What method do you use to keep your system up to date?