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Ice climber
the ghost
Mar 4, 2010 - 10:27pm PT
forget windoze & make a knoppix boot cd

Non-authoritative answer: name =


Social climber
Oryay Ommamay
Mar 4, 2010 - 10:29pm PT

Credit: locker

Oops!!! WRONG "Windows"...


Mar 4, 2010 - 10:30pm PT is

OrgName: Wayport, Inc.
Address: 4509 Freidrich Lane
Address: Building III, Suite 300
City: Austin
StateProv: TX
PostalCode: 78744
Country: US

ReferralServer: rwhois://

NetRange: -
NetHandle: NET-216-12-224-0-1
Parent: NET-216-0-0-0-0
NetType: Direct Allocation
Comment: * Rwhois reassignment information for this block is available 4321
RegDate: 2000-04-24
Updated: 2001-06-29

RTechHandle: WN25-ARIN
RTechName: ATT WiFi Services IT
RTechPhone: +1-512-519-6000

OrgTechHandle: WN25-ARIN
OrgTechName: ATT WiFi Services IT
OrgTechPhone: +1-512-519-6000

Address: is the local address of/a/your router


Social climber
Mar 4, 2010 - 10:36pm PT
What information are you looking for? It seems that your question was answered. Are you looking for info on how to use NSLOOKUP?

Here's a MS KB article:

Best, Greg

Sport climber
Boulder, Co.
Mar 9, 2010 - 12:47am PT
BES1'st you are SO F*#KING HOT with your science and computer talk!!!! Do you ever get out Boulder way? I have a van and desires parked at Neptunes.

Mar 9, 2010 - 12:48am PT
LOL !!!!

A long way from where I started
Mar 27, 2010 - 10:47pm PT
I'm voting Locker for President in 2016
I'm voting Locker for President in 2016
Credit: Ghost

Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Apr 4, 2010 - 11:28pm PT
BES1st.....Thanks ! and yah, I have that pic. April 2008......just after my husband died I went to the climbers reunion in Joshua Tree with my daughter Amy. Remet JB there ...... the beginning of a nice friendship. John, along with others in the climbing community, helped me deal with processing grief. lynnie

Ice climber
the ghost
Apr 5, 2010 - 07:42pm PT
What are you trying to do?

Ice climber
the ghost
Apr 6, 2010 - 04:59pm PT
Depending on what you need, you can get by without a book.
You have man pages if you don't remember the particulars of a command.
There is a huge amount of info on the internet about all things Linux.
an example:

Apr 6, 2010 - 06:08pm PT
For ssh, I use winscp.

I was using ssh for 2 days now into ipod touch.

Ice climber
the ghost
Apr 10, 2010 - 05:45pm PT
Step 9 implies you are not logged in as root; which is reinforced by the $ in step 1. Root usually has a # as a prompt.

Try the tar xvf as root.

Apr 10, 2010 - 06:10pm PT
"Knoppix automatically logs you in as the restricted user "knoppix" -- not "root"! Therefore, you cannot perform functions that require root privileges, including many operations in the File Systems and User Account Management lab exercises."


Scroll down to "Getting a Root Shell Command Prompt"

Apr 10, 2010 - 06:34pm PT

I was giving you information how to extract and install the driver with root privileges to get running, ..... not how to make a dual boot.

Apr 11, 2010 - 02:40am PT
So now compile it ....

Trad climber
Apr 11, 2010 - 09:51am PT
Copy the tarballs into your home and half of this BS is avoided making the only privileged code to execute the `make install` as it writes to the system directories. something like this

cd ~
cp /mnt/medie/wireless-compat.tar.gz .
tar -xvzf wireless-compat.tar.gz
cd wireless-compat
./configure --with-desired-options
make install

That really should work for you without all this rando chown'ing of files just to get around directory perms....

Trad climber
Apr 11, 2010 - 02:34pm PT

I'm happy to help you a bit. I used to port drivers from Linux to OpenBSD systems and I also used to write a driver here and there as well. You are def correct that there are chipsets that do not have working drivers. Sometimes the changes to existing drivers are as minimal as adding a #define and test for the chipset name (assuming it is a clone) and sometimes as dificult as getting a white paper for the chipset or *gack* reverse engineering one (NEVER FUN!).

Drivers in Linux are a special beast in that they are acutally parts of (or additions to) the kernel. All interface between the metal and the system must take place at a relatively low level in order for latency and inner-kernel communication to occur. When a person builds a custom kernel they specify various drivers and components to be built staticly into the kernel itself or built and loaded on demand as modules (man lsmod, insmod, rmmod). During the build process no elevated privilege is required. It is the writing/copying of the binary object files into the kernels module directories that require privilege.

As a sysadmin for over 12 years (uggggg :-\ ) I can tell you that figuring out how to do as much as possible as a regular user and only using su and sudo when needed can save you a lot of re-installing and headaches while you conquer the learning curve.

Anyway man email me and we can maybe talk a bit on IM and work through whatever problem you are having and it will probably be much easier than doing this on the taco.

Good luck! UNIX/*NIX really is worth it.


Big Wall climber
Reno NV
Apr 11, 2010 - 03:24pm PT
This thread should have been titled, "Windows programmer has issues".

Social climber
down south
Apr 15, 2010 - 04:11am PT
well, to start with, your LAN.. 192.168.x.x is not going to propogate to the DNS servers. You have to registar a domain name (,, whatever) with the ip address coming into you access point... e.g. cable, dsl... whatever. as far as the DNS's are concerned, you don't exist. nslookup uses domain name servers to resolve ip addresses into domain names, so if it doesn't know anything about your (SERVER????) then don't expect domain name resolution on windows or linux on any other OS.

IT ain't gonna happen.

Big Wall climber
Reno NV
Apr 16, 2010 - 10:57pm PT
Maybe your Wi-Fi card is bad.
Have you made it work on another system?
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