[aprssig] Latest Xastir Release: 1.4.0, 09/16/2004
jfkraus3 at cox.net
Sat Sep 25 21:39:13 CDT 2004
If you reread my posts you will see that I have built an entire Linux
system using the Linux from Scratch process using my SUSE system as a base
for compiling all of the binaries. My complaint is the inability to get
the necessary "pieces" in one coherent package or place. My last attempt
fizzled after two weeks of trying to find a working mirror for the bleeding
edge version some obscure library. I can't remember what it was.
With the ubiquity of the basic pentium processor I see no reason why a
downloadable bootable cdrom distro image of Xastir can not be created. I
have used the Demolinux distro on all sorts of machines with good results.
>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.
>Trying to establish voice contact ... please yell into your keyboard.
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