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[aprssig] Latest Xastir Release: 1.4.0, 09/16/2004

Gerry Creager N5JXS gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Sun Sep 26 02:19:58 UTC 2004

Soooooo... do I hear a new convert to Gentoo?


Doug McFadden wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Sep 2004, John Kraus wrote:
>>I would rather try and compile a Linux From Scratch system on a p-166 then 
>>go through Xastir again. Did it once and it took about 6 days to compile 
>>everything but I did not have to download anything beyond the main packages 
>>all of which where easy to get..
>>I have SUSE 8.0 pro and several spare computers what I don't have is a week 
>>of spare time to spend searching and fighting to get it done. Why someone 
>>can't host the necessary files / libraries etc is beyond me.
> Everyone should build a new Linux kernal!  Learn how to use
> "Make_menu_config" and customize the kernal for your specific hardware
> setup.  You will be plesantly surprised at how much better it runs when
> tailored to your machine.  In doing so, you will get rid of the extra net,
> video, sound, etc. drivers in the generic, out of the box, kernal that 
> will never be used with your h/w.  Smaller means faster and leaves more
> ram for apps.  I stay away from "modules" except for very slow and little
> used peripherals, floppy, cdrom, printers and then only if ram is light.
> Modules take time to load so I try not to use them at all.
> Keep a copy of your boxed kernal and set Lilo so you can boot new or old
> incase the new one won't run and have fun hot rodding Linux.
> Doug/KC7IMR
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