Y2K and old Slackware

Ed Carp seatcp@wetnet.ampr.org
Wed, 29 Dec 1999 19:12:45 -0600


David Flood (david_flood@email.msn.com) writes:

> Hello all,
> 
> Can anyone suggest a quick modification to Slackware's startup scripts to
> help out George?
> 
> If it makes any difference, he is running kernel 1.3.99

Can he be more specific as to the symptoms and what he has dne to isolate the problem?  For example, what does "date" return from the command line?  How about /etc/clock -r ?

> 
> >
> > It appears that my tnos bbs (LINUX) is going to experience y2k problems.
> > I installed a fix on the machine that takes care of it for DOS, but
> > doesn't seem to do anything for LINUX. I guess that makes sense, since
> > I believe it is tsr program that loads under dos and intercepts any
> > calls for date to the bios; under Linux it wouldn't get loaded.
> >
> > I tried setting the date ahead, and tnos still runs but is off by 1000
> > years on the date.
> >
> > I'm not sure what I will have to do to remedy this. A new replacement
> > bios would be nice, but what to get, and where? The computer was built
> > by Intel (not just the cpu). It is marked on the case as a 386, but
> > has a 486 cpu. Perhaps I would be better off to bite the bullet and
> > get a new computer to dedicate to tnos. That may not be simple either,
> > since I use two 4 port serial cards to take care of all the links.
> >
> > I don't know yet when the change may take place, but don't be too
> > surprised if I'm down for a spell.
> >
> > Anyway, 73 and Happy New Year
> >
> > George
> >
> >               +===========================================+
> >                              George Lanning
> >                    Olympia Washington (360)866-2185
> >                    e-mail glanning@worldnet.att.net
> >                   tcp/ip packet: kb6le@kb6le.ampr.org
> >                 ax25 packet: kb6le@kb6le.#wwa.wa.usa.noam
> >               +===========================================+
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