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Re: Hi - from a fairly disappointed first time user

Post by absque fenestris » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:23 pm

:D :D :D Hi rene! Reminds me of the Jaguar type E - I loved that car as a child :mrgreen:
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Re: Hi - from a fairly disappointed first time user

Post by rene » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:38 pm

... I'll admit it doesn't run Mint though (Slackware 4.0).

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Re: Hi - from a fairly disappointed first time user

Post by absque fenestris » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:50 pm

@ rene

Hi! If you mean the Jaguar: he/she never had problems with manipulated software - if you mean my beloved netbook - exactly yesterday I have loaded the new kernel... ha ätsch! :mrgreen:
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Re: Hi - from a fairly disappointed first time user

Post by rene » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:00 pm

I meant that machine with the less than 8 bogomips I pasted the /proc/cpuinfo from above (a 386DX-40 on an Octek Jaguar motherboard). Yes, it's up and running on my network...

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Re: Hi - from a fairly disappointed first time user

Post by absque fenestris » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:04 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: Really? WOW... ! O.K. > YOU you have won. :oops: But waite: ....on recent up-to-date Mint??? 8)
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Re: Hi - from a fairly disappointed first time user

Post by rene » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:09 pm

It's on an absolute Mint copy of Slackware 4.0.

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Re: Hi - from a fairly disappointed first time user

Post by absque fenestris » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:18 pm

:D Hi rene!
That would interest me now as you do - 386... .... that's really history ... :D Best regards from a really, really impressed contemporary fellow :mrgreen:
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Re: Hi - from a fairly disappointed first time user

Post by absque fenestris » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:21 pm

....I think you're kidding me - 386 DX! :roll:
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Re: Hi - from a fairly disappointed first time user

Post by rene » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:28 pm

No, really, it was my first PC.

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jaguar:~$ date
Thu Dec  8 21:24:41 CET 2016
Its full dmesg:

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Linux version 2.2.26 (rene@jaguar) (gcc version 2.7.2.3) #4 Mon Apr 4 22:58:38 CEST 2005
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
 BIOS-88: 000a0000 @ 00000000 (usable)
 BIOS-88: 01f00000 @ 00100000 (usable)
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 7.93 BogoMIPS
Memory: 31000k/32768k available (792k kernel code, 408k reserved, 536k data, 32k init)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... No.
Dentry hash table entries: 4096 (order 3, 32k)
Buffer cache hash table entries: 32768 (order 5, 128k)
Page cache hash table entries: 8192 (order 3, 32k)
CPU: 386
Checking 386/387 coupling... OK, FPU using old IRQ 13 error reporting
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
Checking for popad bug... Buggy.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.2
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0 for Linux NET4.0.
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP
TCP: Hash tables configured (ehash 32768 bhash 32768)
Starting kswapd v 1.5 
Serial driver version 4.27 with no serial options enabled
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
Real Time Clock Driver v1.09
hdc: Conner Peripherals 210MB - CFS210A, ATA DISK drive
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hdc: Conner Peripherals 210MB - CFS210A, 203MB w/32kB Cache, CHS=685/16/38
hda: 811MB, CHS=1648/16/63
Partition check:
 hda: hda1@ < hda5 hda6 > hda2 hda3 hda4
 hdc: hdc1
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 32k freed
Adding Swap: 16380k swap-space (priority -1)
EXT2-fs warning: mounting unchecked fs, running e2fsck is recommended
EXT2-fs warning: mounting unchecked fs, running e2fsck is recommended
wd.c:v1.10 9/23/94 Donald Becker (becker@cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov)
eth0: WD80x3 at 0x300, 00 DD 01 15 3E 74 assigning address 0xd0000 WD8013, IRQ 11, shared memory at 0xd0000-0xd3fff.
Noticing it's been 11 years since it compiled its kernel. Should give it a new one one of these days...

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Re: Hi - from a fairly disappointed first time user

Post by absque fenestris » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:38 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: All right! I give up - nothing, absolutely nothing can reach your values! But wait - there is an old computer from my deceased father-in-law... The merciless competition continues! :mrgreen:
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Re: Hi - from a fairly disappointed first time user

Post by absque fenestris » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:46 pm

Conner Peripherals 210 MB :lol: :lol: :lol: - Oh my Godness, yes - what was I glad that my first computer had 700 MB... :mrgreen:
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Re: Hi - from a fairly disappointed first time user

Post by absque fenestris » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:00 pm

Who in the hell is Donald Becker (becker@cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov) - I know another Donald... (...or two)
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Re: Hi - from a fairly disappointed first time user

Post by rene » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:35 pm

It's compiling a brand new 2.2.26 kernel for itself. And just give up: if I depress the "Turbo" switch on the case it's a 386DX-16:

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jaguar:~$ dmesg | grep -i bogomips
Calibrating delay loop... 3.54 BogoMIPS
The Conner 210 has been relegated to secondary-drive duty. As its main drive it has a Seagate 850MB ST3850A, not nicely displayed in dmesg as such since it's on an exceedingly groovy ISA Tekram DC-600T caching IDE controller with 16M of RAM. It itself has an utterly insane 32M of RAM, a 387 co-processor, a proprietary Panasonic CR-562J 2-speed CD-ROM drive, and a Soundblaster AWE32 with 8M of sample RAM and with the IDE port that connects to that Conner 210, and a WD8013 10Mb NIC -- in shared memory mode. Moreover, and do please hold on to your seats now, what it also has is Tseng Labs ET4000AX/W32 video. Yes. Terribly sorry, but it simply does not get cooler than this. I win each time.

Donald Becker is the author of basically all of the initial batch of low-level network card drivers for Linux.

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Re: Hi - from a fairly disappointed first time user

Post by absque fenestris » Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:01 pm

:D :D :D I am slain - if you lived near me, I would like to invite you to a glass of wine or a cool beer... And we can always learn something about Donalds. Best regards :mrgreen:
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Re: Hi - from a fairly disappointed first time user

Post by absque fenestris » Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:17 pm

Sometimes, for example, today - it is really fun to live on a small planet in the vastness of the universe....
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Re: Hi - from a fairly disappointed first time user

Post by BG405 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:01 pm

I feel an experiment coming on ... need to fit a 5¼" floppy drive in one of my towers :mrgreen: :lol:
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Re: Hi - from a fairly disappointed first time user

Post by absque fenestris » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:16 pm

BG405 wrote:I feel an experiment coming on ... need to fit a 5¼" floppy drive in one of my towers :mrgreen: :lol:
:lol: Hi! I had not long time ago problems with 3½-inch floppies. A friend had asked for some of those. 2 of 5 were broken - and they are newer.
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Re: Hi - from a fairly disappointed first time user

Post by rene » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:33 pm

absque fenestris wrote:A friend had asked for some of those. 2 of 5 were broken - and they are newer.
I quite advise the Norton Utilities "disktool /revive" DOS application for that. The thing managed to revive every single deteriorated driver floppy I used to yesterday re-install that 386 with DOS and Windows 3.1...

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Re: Hi - from a fairly disappointed first time user

Post by absque fenestris » Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:12 pm

Dinosaurs on rarely-traveled paths of the digital age - Hello rene! :D Norton Utilities... on floppies. Very, very important if dear father move his LC III-HDD into the trash. And confirmed! :roll:
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Re: Hi - from a fairly disappointed first time user

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