Got a lot of little nagging stuff done today - paperwork
and related kinds of trash. Am also penguinizing a Compaq
Presario 2700, but it is not going all that smooth.
This machine does not like Linux.
The victim (hapless co-worker) needs VMWare with XP Pro,
and since this machine is not happy with Linux, the VMWare
installation process is pretty painful. The modem
is crap, the sound settings don't seem to stick for some
reason, the ext3 disk decided that it is ext2, NFS mounts
are spotty at best.
Putting the final touches on the Community Council
proposal for Openoffice - hopefully get it out of the way
Really need to finish the Linux Desktop setup here at work
- most of it ready, but ran into some weird-ass bugs - KDM
totally locks up the server when a remote connection is
made to it - requiring a hard reset. bugged it, and was
informed this was impossible. Tried on 2 different
machines, same results. XDM works fine, so will just go
with that. I suspect the particular kernel i'm using is
the culprit (2.4.16-64GB-SuSE). nss_ldap is giving me a
different set of problems, is basically not getting
stuff out of LDAP for me - don't really have the time to
sort that out, so will set up a central set of files
somewhere to get that working, and play with nss_ldap
OpenAFS works like
charm so far - am seriously impressed
with this particular system. Next stop - the
If anybody actually reads this, and is
wondering about the rambling: I am setting up a Proof of Concept desktop environment (no,
I didn't do the crappy writeup) that is mainly based on
30 Desktops (our whole unit) will use a thin-client like
desktop, running KDE, OpenOffice, Notes (Either via
CrossOver Office, if that proves unworkable on a large
scale, via Citrix) and some other assorted applications.
All this will run on a 100% Linux back-end.
We will use
this for a few months, and is successfull, we will suggest
other departments and ministries to start using this.
getting in touch with SuSE is like pulling
teeth though, and likewise IBM.
The only really responsive company
so-far was CodeWeavers - hats
of to those people, they do a great job.
I hope to get
the whole backend production-ready by tomorrow.