Dell Optiplex GX260 (Festival)
Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 was installed from a Debian CD-ROM (29 Nov 2002).
This desktop machine is used for data analysis and desktop
was replaced by grub.
The NIC (e1000) was not supported in the default 2.4.18 kernel. A
kernel-image-2.4.19 was installed but again did not support the NIC. A
kernel-image-2.4.20-pre11 was compiled for the machine (at the time
the 2.4.20 was not released) and worked just fine. When it was
was installed and worked just
fine (and the NIC worked after insmod e1000--add
e1000 to /etc/modules).
to get things started with standard configs,
startup files and passwd/group files copied from the server
(Alpine (101.25)). Installed gdm
and then run a simple
script to place the standard setup files in the appropriate locations.
to get the show on the road!
The on-board video was at first run using vesa because
XFree86 4.2.1 does not have a driver for the 82845G AGP. It is
supported in XFree86 4.3 (the i810 driver) which at the time was not
released. The video works just fine. Until 4.3 is officially released
you can add the following to /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://www.penguinppc.org/~daniels/sid/$(ARCH) ./
and then do the following:
$ wajig update
$ update upgrade
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