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Re: [linrad] Linrad and Mandrake 9.2

Hi Richard

Welcome to Linux!   If you are willing to go through the adventure of 
learning linux in some detail you can certainly get svgalib up and 
running under Mandrake 9.2.  A little over a year ago I got it running 
under Mandrake 9.0 I doubt it has changed much since then.  I did not 
have to monkey with the kernel at all.

Get the source code from  http://svgalib.org/  and untar it. then use 
make install to get it on your machine.

This sounds easy, but there will likely be some stumbling blocks for the 
newbie, and there could be several hours of learning involved.  If you 
are ready for the adventure, by all means go for it.  Once you know how 
to build stuff from source it opens up a lot of avenues.  You are not 
left stuck waiting for someone to come up with an rpm for your 

On the other hand, if your are in a hurry, $60 is not much to pay to 
contribute to the Linux cause.

-Joe KM1P