Setting up two Linux boxes and creating Java development environment
We got two new PC's for the projects second part. And because time is running fast
we have to start with the second part soon. We decided to set up Linux on these
PC's, because we are used to Unix and it is much more convenient to develope
under Linux than under Windows. It doesn't even matter, because we are writing
a Java application...
A short hardware description of both machines:
One machine (named "obelix") is placed in the lab where we used to work and one
machine (named "hera") is placed in an office in the T building - the future work
place of Gesine. Both machines are connected to the Universities LAN.
- ATX Medium Tower with GA-686BX Motherboard
- intel Pentium II at 333MHz
- 64MB RAM and 2GB/3GB HD
- Soundblaster 16 pnp sound card
- Diamond Speedstar A50 graphics card
- RealTek RTL-8029 (NE2000 compatible) network card
- PS/2 mouse and keyboard, external speaker, CDRom, 3,5" Diskdrive, 17"
We tried at first a Redhat distribution.
But this distribution was an older one and had some problems with the hardware.
Then we decided to download the new Slackware
3.6 distribution and give it a try. This distribution worked well - except
the fact that there were no X11 server for this card. We got a very early but
working X11 server from S.u.S.E.
GmbH. Additionally we installed KDE 1.0 as
window manager and (on obelix only) the
GLX 0.9 X server extension
[project part 1]
[project part 2]
[week 1] [week 2]
[week 3] [week 4]
[week 5] [week 6]
[week 7] [week 8]
[week 9] [week 10]
Because english is not the native language of the authors, we
apologize for any inconvenience.
© 1998 by Matthias Kraft & Gesine Schröter;
EMail to: M.Kraft@fhtw-berlin.de & firstname.lastname@example.org
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