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Re: [linrad] linrad installation
- Subject: Re: [linrad] linrad installation
- From: "Rein A. Smit" <rein0zn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 06:01:45 -0700
At the risk of starting a firestorm I will give my vision.
First of all I have trouble getting Linrad to go as I do not
want to buy the OSS license for just the audio portion of
I do not think that has to much to do with my problem.
I have Mandrake 9.1 here, it comes here in the US on 3 CD's
You can buy it here in eBAY anywhere between USD 6,- and USD 10.-
depending on shipping. There are also UK people on eBay that
sell it for a few UK pound.
No documentation though I have here a 8.1 version that I bought for
USD 20.- at a store that had it on sale 6 month ago.
With that version, 8.1, came 2 books.
In these books you find virtually nothing that you are going to need,
dealing with video and in particular sound as it is used in Linrad.
If you do some home work you will find that many experts consider
Mandrake to be very close to Red Hat. Though Mandrake seems to be
more friendly to install.
I have here versions of RH going back to 4 or 5 as I was interested
in Linrad the minute I did hear about it. It was always the linux
that kept me from starting to do anything, Computers, room on
hard drive partitioning, making a list of your hardware etc etc.
There are chapters and chapters written about installing Linux
Here my experience with Mandrake. I load it as fast as I can
run the selected parts of the 3 CD's. I have done it by now
I guess 50 times. ( 20 minutes each ) There is nothing to be done
than changing the CD's and adding passwords and a few other things
like selecting waht you load, like the nightmare of "kernel"
The system is so good that even if you want the system not to find
a soundcard it will find it just fine.
I believe my problem is not getting the right driver for the card
or an old version or this or that. That is when you start talking
linux. I get to admire Bill Gates and his people and policies!
It is really very very nice as long as you do not mass with it and
again many or not all of the windows stuff is there, nice graphics,
fast etc, etc all for 6 Euros!
Here comes to bad. As soon as you get to Linrad it becomes a
Arie has helped me quite a lot up to the point that I feel almost
a complete idiot, not because of him though Arie is using commands to
get to the guts of things. I have here some 5 900 page books on Linux
( they are cheap here in the US ( USD 40 - 50 ) I buy them on markets
for 20 cents on the dollar or less.
Most of these books are published once a year ( new version of
Linux(!) Anyway about those books most, if not everything you can
find on the internet. Arie and Kohjin ask me to do do those
routines and commands and I can't find a letter about them in
these so-called linux books.
When it comes to hardware installs like video and sound, getting
a mouse to work in linrad etc etc, That where you need knowledge
and UNDERSTANDING of Linux, modules, file structure how to compile
and possibly many other items that I might not be aware of at this
point. Bottom line is that, until we standardize on a version and
probably, video, sound card possibly even defining the motherboard
This Linrad will not go far for your average amateur. From
my experiences I consider myself now a below average amateur!
Though I have programmed in Pascal. C and Java but I am not a CC++
programmer and that is what part of the problem is. I have too much
problems with let me call it, Linux talk. You will get to know this
This is a total different world and I assume there might have been
cases where everything worked fine right away.
BTW I had zero problems with installing Linux and the linrad software
as per Leif's instructions no error messages But I can't this on
motherboard sound system to work with linrad. It works fine in for
running CD's mic's i.e. breaking the sound card into pieces and
the Linrad software processing in between. I knew what was happening
the minute I loaded and tried Linrad the first time. Have build
in the old days.
Anyway I assume, this writing will increase traffic on this
73 Rein W6/PA0ZN
> Peter van Daalen wrote:
> End of this week I will ( try to .. ) install Linux.
> I don't like this at all but I have to since I want to work with
> Two questions :
> 1. Why is Linrad not Winrad ? ( Leif, what's your specific reason for
> Linux ? I'm just curious, that's all... ).
> 2. Is Redhat 9 the easiest one indeed for the Linux dummies ( as me..
> ) ?
> If so, does it make any sense to buy the professional edition ( €
> 199 ) instead of the regular one ( € 45 ) ?
> Why or why not ?
> Thanks for help ( I'm afraid this will not be my last quest for
> help.... :-) .
> Peter, PE1ECM