[conspire] to do

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Oct 11 12:56:22 PDT 2004

Here's another post that Daniel made during the gateway outage.  
This is basically a re-post on his behalf (done in a half-assed way
that makes it look like it's from me -- sorry).

Daniel posted:

bruce coston <jane_ikari at yahoo.com> wrote:

> without some impossibly good advance in supporting my legacies, looks
> like i'm stuck trying to get my w98 stable enough to swap boxes but it
> won't download critical updates, does anyone think i should bring my
> scanner again?

Your scanner is already working as well as it will work. Unless someone
bothers to reverse engineer its protocol, you're stuck having to boot
into Windoze to use it. There are a hole lot of updates that Win98SE
will auto-download. I know; I've done it. I took a longer look at Rick's
knowledge base page on WordPerfect8 for Linux, and figured out the
problem with the WP8 CD Rick has -- we were trying to follow what it
said about the Non-downloadable version, when that CD is actually the
downloadable version, and getting it working is perfectly doable. If
you're up for another kernel recompile, you can get wireless working.
Also might as well throw in ltmodem while you're at it -- there's a new
version for the 2.6.7 kernel. I know, it's in the wrong machine, but you
can move it, right?  Your router can handle hooking up the other

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