View Full Version : About to move from XP to Hoary@home

August 12th, 2005, 09:51 PM
I've been using Ubuntu on a Dell Latitude C840 laptop for a month or two now. I love it.
My tower at home, crashes frequently. It's a powerhouse that I used to use for gaming+lan parties, but since I moved to an area where broadband is an urban legend, I have no use for gaming on it...although I do plan to get Cedega so that I can play some Counter-Strike:Condition Zero every now and then.

My hardware will be as follows:
MSI Motherboard
AMD XP2600+ cpu
going down to 512mb ram
Nvidia GeForce3 video card
mdp7800-u modem
D-link DFE-530tx pci nic

Forseen problems:
Modem/dial-up ISP. I have PeoplePC, and their dialer sucks. I will have to find a way to extract the local #'s that it dials and their settings to enter into KPPP or the like

Internet browsing-Sometimes I have to work remotely from home, and use a TSWeb connection to my office server. Firefox won't work with this...suggestions?

and i think that's about all the problems i have...hah! two!
i'll probably start on this monday night, since i've got gigs worth of photos i need to move off of that pc before i do anything.

August 12th, 2005, 09:57 PM
Shouldnt have any problem with Kppp, thats easy.

TSWeb though...hmmmmm......Konqueror might actually run that....dunno though. Ever thought about GotoAssist or GotMyPC.....those run in Firefox no problem.

August 12th, 2005, 10:03 PM
GoToAssist requires extra money. TSWeb is free. ;-)
Wine maybe?
The modem on my dell laptop won't recognize, and the only 'patch' i've found for it reportedly only runs at 14.4kbps,so i won't even bother downloading and applying it.

on further thinking (late in the day) i should be able to Kdrc or the like using the given public ip/path.

guess i'll have to try it out.
otherwise, no more working from home. hehe

August 12th, 2005, 10:05 PM
Can you get VNC ports through to your work box?

If you can Term Svcs to it, you can use Rdesktop / Tsclient........