Just installed the new Red Hat Beta
Posted 22 August 2002 - 04:29 PM
Here a screenshot from the new desktop (running KDE 3.0.3):
Finally, a distro with good looking default fonts
Posted 22 August 2002 - 05:12 PM
Even though this is a beta, it's by far the
* most compatible with my hardware (finally, no errors from my P4S533 USB ports under Linux)
* most consistent user interface
* prettiest :p
* most stable (so far)
...distro I've ever used. (-tried Mandrake 8.2 and latest beta, SuSE 8.0, Lycoris)
This may be the distro that actually can replace another OS on the desktop.
Sorry if this sounds like hype - check it out yourselves, oh skeptical ones.
Posted 22 August 2002 - 05:16 PM
Posted 23 August 2002 - 10:41 AM
When I first logged in I nearly puked. I have never seen such an ugly icontheme before...ever
To make it look real good install the slick icontheme. It's a easy download/install from kdelook.org.
Grab it here: http://www.kdelook.org/content/show.php?content=732
No builltin NTFS-support in the kernel
I'm trying to get authenticated by PDC-emulator on the AD so I can connect to some of the fileservers but no luck yet. Have to give the reading about the Samba-client a little more time.
I'm using rdesktop for now. Works very well, real cool
Posted 24 August 2002 - 09:07 AM
1. Disable full time broadcast encryption of credentials from the clients, or
2. Enable encryption handling by Samba
The second is a bit of a pain to setup initially, but it's worth it.
Posted 24 August 2002 - 03:50 PM
The only problem I have is can't get networking to work. Doesn't like my nforce onboard nic, tried to build from source and it screams that the modules were created using a version 2 gcc instead of version 3????
Tried to use one of my trusty tulip clones LNE100TX or KNE110TX (which worked fine in any other distro), doesn't like those either. The module gets loaded fine but it won't pick up a dhcp response. Also when I assign a static, any time I try to ping my gateway it says destination unreachable.
Posted 30 August 2002 - 12:40 PM
No NTFS support built in?
I tried Mandrake beta 3 and 4. Both auto configured dual boot with Windows XP. But, beta 4 failed to configure my NIC. NTFS was built in and Mandrake reads my NTFS without a hitch.
Will RedHat beta install dual boot with Windows XP correctly? I much prefer RedHat, have 7.3 on my primary system with ME and have been very happy with it (I know, I need XP for some work stuff, at least for now). This "secondary" system will most likely become my primary once I get RedHat up and running.
Posted 30 August 2002 - 03:19 PM
There is still no NTFS support in Beta 3. Check out: https://listman.redhat.com/pipermail/limbo-list/2002-August/003580.html
Yes, however Windows XP is listed as 'DOS' in the boot menu ;(
Posted 30 August 2002 - 06:02 PM
AFAIK, Red Hat lets you edit the boot loader configuration before it writes it to the MBR. Just change it from 'DOS' to 'WinXP' there.
Posted 31 August 2002 - 03:20 AM
I'm going to try RedHat Beta (NULL) this evening and take the suggestions given. I feel very comfortable compiling the kernel later, if needed.
One last question, on the RedHat install. Do you need all 5 CD's, or will it accept just the 1st CD for a basic install? I keep getting server time-out errors downloading these ISO's and would like to take my time with the others.