[PlanetCCRMA] Why we we have to use Red Hat?

Matt Barber brbrofsvl@gmail.com
Fri Jan 28 07:52:02 2005

->I think 2.6.10 recently made into the repository. And IIRC, 2.6.x 
kernels are available for Planet C only if you're willing to struggle 
with FC.<-

I'll check out 2.6.10.

I think the difficulty is that in the effort to keep the kernel lightweight,
some support for newish hardware wasn't compiled into the DeMuDi kernel, or
made as a module.  It takes about 10 minutes to boot on the machine I'm testing
it on, sending and receiving some kind of weird message from the SATA controller
or disk.  Though it could have something to do with the way it's patched... 
I'll check out 2.6.10 to see.  I've not really ever had too many problems lately
with 2.6 and FC, thanks to Fernando.

->Speaking of that struggle: I desperately want to rid my FC3 system of 
that godawful default window manager. Anyone have some tips ? Things 
have changed a bit from RH -> FC, I'd like to switch completely but I 
need to trash that wm asap. I prefer Blackbox, but am willing to try 
Fluxbox too.<-

Do you want to completely uninstall gnome (including gdm), or would just
installing fluxbox work?  You can grab fluxbox from many apt-repositories..
I think freshrpms has one (and I think Fernando's sources.list that you get
when you install apt from ccrma has freshrpms as a commented option).

You may have to change some things in /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions and/or /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession
to get it to work with FC... I can let you know what I did to get it to work.
And you need to make your own .Xclients and .Xclients.default to make it your default, 
since the switchdesk program won't work with Fluxbox for some reason.

Matt Barber <brbrofsvl@aol.com>