Linux problem

(ray_theway) #1

I just installed Linux recently. I’m using Dragon Linux, v2r1, which is built on Slackware 7.1. Since this is an antiquated version of Slackware, I took it upon myself to update XFree86 (it didn’t support my video card). So, I then found out I needed to update glibc 2.1.3 to 2.2. Then, I found out I needed to update gcc 2.9.1 to 3.0 to compile glibc. :x I succeeded in installing gcc, but I can’t configure glibc. The configure implies I don’t have linuxthreads activated, and I think I should (?). What do I do?
– a linux n00b.

(rndrdbrian) #2

Probably the easies solution is to get your hands on a more up to date distibution of Linux.

If you are on cable / dsl, download! If not, try computer magazines (Linux Format sept issue has slackware 8 on its dvd). Or try and find one of those internet sites which sell cheap linux cds. Or perhaps one of the people on elysiun may be able to send a disk to you?


(VelikM) #3

Very cheap distro’s