"Obligatory Meeting" and SMP question

Gregory J.Neumann gjn at certainlywood.com
Fri Nov 9 14:41:28 EST 2001

Ya' think 'drake 8.1 would work on an old Pentium Pro?  My first 
inclination is Slackware (of course!) but if I remember correctly, it'll 
take a recompile.  Maybe not w/ Slackware 8.  
I'll HAVE to show up for the meeting now, I don't have Mandrake 8.1 Cds! 

SSH sounds like a good topic!  I can set up SSH "automagically", but I 
don't know what I'm really doing.  (gee! Just like Windoze!)

Hopefully, I'll see you there.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

On 11/9/01, 12:27:56, Robert Meyer <meyer_rm at yahoo.com> wrote regarding Re: 
"Obligatory Meeting" and SMP question:

> --- "Gregory J.Neumann" <gjn at certainlywood.com> wrote:
> > I think I say something like this every month, but I NEVER seem to be
> > able to make the trek from Holland to Buffalo ;-) but anyway:
> >
> > Is the meeting scheduled for November 18th, and what's being planned?
> > What's good to bring?
> > What's the topic?

> Well, we've been talking about doing a meeting on SSH and things like 
> We've also been working on installing RedHat on an Alpha box.

> >
> > Aside:  I >may< be able to get my grubby paws on an old dual Pentium Pro
> > motherboard w/ the processors, and it may actually work(!).  Anything
> > special about SMP on Linux past a recompile?  Of course I'll RTFM the
> > HOWTOs etc., but nothing beats stories from the trenches! ;-)

> Well, if you're doing a distribution, Mandrake will automagically detect 
the MP
> system and install the MP kernel.  I did it on the most miserable of 
beasts, a
> Compaq server.  That thing needed bios things done to get it to work 
> The cool thing is that the MP kernel puts up penguins on the screen when 
> starts; one for each CPU.  Seems to be very solid once it's up.  Find 
docs out
> there on the web if it doesn't work right off.  BTW, 8.0 had networking
> problems on the compaq in SMP mode.  It seems to work correctly in 8.1.

> Cheers!

> Bob Meyer

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