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

-Joe KM1P