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Unbox Too Restricted and Too Expensive?

SquadBoy Re:Netflix! (185 comments)

DVDs *are* DRMed. It's just been broken for so long that folks don't think about this. In fact it's an incredibly restrictive DRM. One wonders had DVD Jon not cracked this how well DVDs would be doing now.

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New machine and other stuff

SquadBoy SquadBoy writes  |  more than 11 years ago

So I got the new machine up and running. Everything is good now.

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Getting the new machine to boot

SquadBoy SquadBoy writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Well as I mentioned in my previous post the new machine has a nforce based mobo. Getting this to boot with 2.4 kernels on the Debian netinst CDs was, to say the least, interesting. In order to get this to work I had to disable the onboard NIC in the BIOS. This is OK because I'm using a Intel NIC to install with anyway. So by the time I farked about with ATTs stupid NIC registration stuff and figured this out and did the family duties it was bedtime. So I'll be installing for sure tonight.

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My new computer

SquadBoy SquadBoy writes  |  more than 11 years ago

So I started building my new machine a Athalon 1800 with the MSI nforce chipset. Things I found out. You can not get on a new ATT cable connection without a working GUI. You need a browser to "register" your connection. Since I did not have a working GUI I could not do the net install I had been planning on. The second thing is that the nforce chipset is *not* supported by the open source X drivers so since I did not have the nforce drivers (As I was planning on downloading them) I could not finish the install. So now I have a borrowed Win laptop to register the connection with and the Nvidia drivers on CD. This means I should be able to finish the install tonight. I'm going to post a review in about a week after it is all up and running.

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