Linked by Fabian M. Schindler on Tue 23rd Nov 2004 18:53 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Linux distros are advancing everywhere. Not only servers but also on the desktop pc and notebooks. There are wild discussions, if Linux-Distributions are ready for serious business work or personal use. This critical review will deal with two long awaited Linux-distributions, Fedora Core 3 and Ubuntus Warty Warhog. Why these two? Because both feature Gnome 2.8 and it would not be a comparision on equal terms to compare Gnome to e.g KDE. Also, both use kernel 2.6.8+ and have their very own theme for the default desktop. Bluecurve for Fedora and Human for Ubuntu.
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re:2.6.8
by Anonymous on Tue 23rd Nov 2004 20:31 UTC

"Seemed like it took me forever to convince people there was a problem with the 2.6.8 kernel. As soon as I loaded it on a machine on our network I we saw issues.

sysctl -w net.ipv4.tcp_window_scaling=0

that takes care off the imediate problem, and

echo "net.ipv4.tcp_window_scaling=0" >> /etc/sysctl.conf

at a root prompt should take care of it for good. It's been working for us. :-)
"

this is due to broken routers. not a kernel problem

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