I've been busy compiling a 2.4.17 kernel with ext3 and iptables support. My system seg faulted during the first compile attempt. I was on the web at the time...not sure if that had anything to do with it. Anyway, the system locked up and I had to hit the reset. The file system got hit pretty hard by this crash, requiring running fsck manually. What a pain. The second go round went fine, so I added the journals to the partitions, edited fstab, rebooted and I am now journaled. Good thing too. I have KDE and Gnome desktops installed on my Redhat system, as well as the XFCE window manager. I have been using XFCE since it loads quickly and I can run KDE and Gnome apps from it. It especially loads Gnome apps quickly since it uses GTK. I hardly go into Gnome any more. Guess I got turned off by the Nautilus desktop. It runs so slowly, especially since I am on running a Pentium 233. I like KDE a lot, especially since 2.2 came out. I loads slowly, but once it is up, it is very responsive. The main problem has been that Konqueror locks my system up hard when used as a web browser. Along with the kernel upgrade, I installed the latest nVidia video driver in the hope that this was the problem with Konqueror. No dice. After browsing for 1/2 an hour, it locked the system up. I hit the reset button and watched the login run through the filesystem checks, with only a slight pause as the journal was run and file system was brought in line. How nice not having to wait for fsck to do it's thing! I had a couple of other glitches in KDE during the day which I tried to shutdown from but couldn't. I had to toggle over to a shell and try to shutdown from there, but ended up with a screen full or scrolling text. No hard drive activity, so reset again. I'm not sure if it was a KDE thing or maybe the xserver was having some kind of problem with the nVidia driver, but things seem to be working fine here in XFCE. My next project will be to install Firestarter firewall. It is the reason that I added iptables support to the kernel. Hopefully my router won't have a problem with a firewall behind it. Guess that's enough about my activities for now. Gotta get back to Grokking the Gimp. Chuck Hakari ------------------------------------ This is the Juneau-LUG mailing list. To unsubscribe, send an e-mail to juneau-lug-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject header.