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  • What Linux distro are you running?

    If things get any worse, I'll have to ask you to stop helping me.

    • by Ovid (2709) on 2002.08.29 10:10 (#12335) Homepage Journal

      Red Hat 7.3 which, by the way, I was relieved to discover, now has Perl 5.6.1 standard instead of the 5.6.0 distro that they included for the longest time. Never could figure out why they left in a known buggy version of Perl.

      Oh, and every set of instructions I've found to get my wheel mouse running has failed, failed, failed. At least on Windows, it just works. I think most who know me are pretty clear that I am not a Microsoft fan (often great products, usually a Bad Company) but their desktop is sharp.

      Side note: when I first started working at my current job, the owner of the company -- who I barely knew -- saw my Windows box with a theme manager on it and asked what the heck it was. I said "oh, I got rid of Windows and installed Linux".

      He just shrugged and replied "whatever makes you productive". I'm kicking myself now because I could have installed Linux and the programmers would have it now. Currently, we all work on Windows boxes with Cygwin or, if we really need control, using Putty to connect to a Linux box. The owner is no longer interested in letting us use Linux desktops and is afraid that if we switch to Linux at work, our email won't work as well, we won't be able to exchange spreadsheets, etc. Bummer.

      • Wow, that's a bummer about the owner's attitude. I guess I'm fortunate, in that one of the first questions my boss asked me on my first day at work was "Which distribution of Linux do you want to run?" Actually, everyone in the Systems group is now running Linux, either as their primary OS or through VMWare.

        That's odd that the wheelmouse isn't working. I'm running Mandrake 8.2, and IIRC, had to make the following change to my /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file:

        Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier "Mouse1"


        If things get any worse, I'll have to ask you to stop helping me.