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Re: SGI-Linux VisualWorkstations

Subject: Re: SGI-Linux VisualWorkstations
From: Mark Pearson <>
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2000 09:43:28 +1000
Organization: Nuclear Medicine Research Foundation
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The howto page on the sgi site has moved to
I use a debian distribution with kernel 2.2.10 on a 320 with 256Mb ram and
the flat panel display.
Xfree 3.3.6 seems to work best and will provide 8 or 16 bit depth. The
main problem I have found (at least under kde and xfree 3.x and 4.x) is
that the mouse focus will not always pass to the window under the cursor,
and some processes have to be killed to release the focus.
The other problem is that every few days the ethernet controller stops
transmitting and must be restarted. wrote:

> Has anyone managed to get Linux (any distribution) onto the Visual
> Workstation? Personally, had a no. of problems
> with the Visual Workstation and my last gasp effort to use the machine
> (apart from as a dust magnet) is to run Linux on
> them .... any info. pls. let me know. ( ... used to have a
> couple of pages as I recall, but dont think they are there now....)
> rgds & thnks,
> Michael L

Mark Pearson BSc (Computing) -- Technical and Computer Support
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Concord Hospital
Hospital Road, Concord, NSW  2137, Australia
PH: 61-2-9767 7450 or 61-2-9767 6339  FAX: 61-2-9767 7451

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