[TAG] linking my sound card to xoscpe
rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Mar 30 22:15:20 MSD 2009
Quoting 2elnav at netbistro.com (2elnav at netbistro.com):
> Ben wrote:
> > [ Arild: please note that you don't need to insert the word 'reply'
> > before your replies;
> Apologies!!! I told you I was a dinosaur. I learned email techniques back
> in the early eighties. Old habits die hard. Back then BBS on a 300 baud
> dial up was high tech.
Odd that you should mention that: I was a BBS sysop in the early to
late eighties (RBBS-PC behind BinkleyTerm), and one of few small
blessings along with the rather primative infrastructure and software
was that people _did_ use proper quoting practices, such as the ones
Ben is now suggesting you use.
> Because; as I told you before I DON'T KNOW HOW!! I am a newbie with
> only a limited exposure to Linux.
Since you don't know, and since you're having to follow expert
instructions sent to you asynchronously via e-mail, you need to
_follow instructions carefully_ and be specific and detailed in your
problem reports. We dinosaurs learned that back in the 80s, right?
Ben should not be needing to coach you into recognising that
"dpkg-p" is not an accurate way of typing "dpkg -P", for example.
Please stop floundering around, take a deep breath, and start over with
what Ben asked you to do, paying closer attention this time.
> A lot of this stuff requires using state of the art equipment. My
> computers are all salvaged from the scrap yard. They are 8 to 10 years
The bit about "requiring state of the art equipment" is rubbish. My
_server_, which runs all of _Linux Gazette's_ mailing lists, plus a major
Web site, plus other mailing lists and a great deal of local user
services, is an 11-year-old throwaway VA Research model 500 PIII/500
with 256 MB RAM and a pair of 9 GB hard drives.
If I wanted it to run VNC (not "VNS") software, it would do that too.
But never mind about that passing reference to VNC, which was just
someone's offhand refutation of your claim that you can't cut and paste
between machines, and please concentrate on the original solution, which
you flubbed by not bothering to type it accurately.
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