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Re: Quick questestions before I start ...

On Sun, May 23, 2004 at 12:09:01PM -0400, Shaun T. Erickson wrote:
> Alex Malinovich wrote:
> I downloaded and burned it. I was very impressed by the installer and 
> got through to the first reboot just fine. It even appeared to (I think) 
> recognize the network card. However, after setting up the local user 
> account, it claims I'm not connected to the Internet. So, I tried to 
> tell it to install from the cdrom, but it says it can't auto-detect a 
> cdrom, so I'm rather stuck, atm.

Try doing a ifdown eth0, followed by an ifup eth0. Assuming that you
have a DHCP server active on the network, you should see it request
and receive an IP. If there's any problems with it, send the output
and we'll go from there.

> If I reply to list postings, they go only to the poster. If I reply all, 
> it goes to the poster and the list, unless I remove the poster manually. 
> Perhaps it would be more useful if replies went directly to the list, 
> instead of the poster ...

I won't bore you (or strain my wrists with) all of the boring details,
but this has been discussed/requested at length before and it's not
going to change. (It's a discussion of broken mailers vs. broken list
software, and the general concensus is that the mailers are broken,
not the list software. Do a google search for reply-to munging if
you want to know more and are feeling masochistic. :)

I see you're using Thunderbird. AFAIK the reply to list feature has
been on the list of requested features for a while now, but I don't
know if it's been implemented yet. Reply to list lets you reply to the
list without replying to the person who sent it to the list. Most
mature mail readers have the feature. (Mutt, Evolution, etc.) I know
it's been requested for Thunderbird, but I don't think they've had a
chance to implement it yet. (I could be wrong though, since I don't
use Thunderbird.)

Alex Malinovich
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