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    Potato on an elderly laptop - PLIP anybody??
    Contributed by amacater on Monday, November 05 @ 02:07:04 GMT

    I've just installed an elderly 486 with 340M HDD and 12MB RAM with
    the base installation from latest "Potato" floppies. 17 floppies later
    I have a base system but the PLIP module doesn't want to install,
    claiming unresolved symbols. Clues welcome: I can't upgrade to Woody
    without a parallel connection.

    Is there any scope for the next expo: one laptop running hamm (1.3)
    one running Slink and one running Potato or woody so that people could
    see the evolution?

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  • "Potato on an elderly laptop - PLIP anybody??" | Login/Create Account | 7 comments

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    Re: Potato on an elderly laptop - PLIP anybody?? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Monday, November 05 @ 04:28:20 GMT

    hamm was 2.0

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    Re: Potato on an elderly laptop - PLIP anybody?? (Score: 1)
    by caf on Monday, November 05 @ 13:51:19 GMT
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    Like the others said, just make sure you install the parport and parport_pc modules first.

    When I did this, one thing that struck me was that the ifup/ifdown scripts - that get their information from /etc/networks/interfaces - in netbase (at least in Potato) don't support pointopoint links, like PLIP. I was going to make a patch for this and send it to the maintainer...but got caught up in other work. Does anyone reckon it would be worthwhile?

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