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MONKEY LINUX
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released 9/5/1997                 (Y)                           [ UPDATES ]
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05/29/2002     Once again, I reformatted the text-with-tables pages.
               After configuring Apache, I can use pine to send email
               between monkey.frop.org users via sendmail.

05/28/2002     Added SuperProbe and xvidtune utilities to X Display
               tutorial.

05/26-27/2002  Set up Apache 1.1.3 web server, with cgi-bin support, for
               testing perl scripts.  I'm one step closer to setting up a
               Monkey Linux message board.
 
05/25/2002     Wrote Links 0.97 tutorial.

05/24/2002     Corrected font and pre tag conflicts in tutorial pages.
               They caused formatting errors in Netscape.  The lesson:
               don't encapsulate pre tags inside of font tags!  Installed
               svgalib.tgz in hopes to get seejpeg functioning, and it
               worked.  Wrote seejpeg tutorial.  Installed xpdf.tgz to
               view pdf files, but get "xpdf: can't load library
               'libstdc++.so.2.8'" error.  Figured out how to make mount
               points user accessible.  Updated floppy and cdrom
               tutorials.  Separated aliasing from floppy tutorial.  Added
               a section on Monkey and Slackware in the history part of
               the description page.  Compiled and installed Links version
               0.97, a text-based web browser with table support.  It's
               very impressive.

05/23/2002     Configured monitor on Compaq Presario 1210 for proper
               display of X Window.  Installed neomagic.tgz (and altered
               /etc/XF86Config) and pine.tgz.  Tried to install
               seejpeg.tgz but get "can't load library 'libvga.so.1'"
               error.  Can view images in Netscape.  Wrote X display
               tutorial.

5/22/2002      Tried to install PCMCIA, but could not make because of
               unknown PCI device.

5/20/2002      Figured out how to make MP3 play lists.  Wrote XiMP3 and
               Minicom tutorial.  Added aliasing to floppy tutorial.

5/19/2002      Created table versions of the tutorials.

5/17/2002      Coded table-version installation instructions in red.
               Added escape sequence to man tutorial.  Compiled kernel for
               my Compaq Presario 1210.  Configured my sound card so now I
               can use XiMP3 to listen to MP3's.

5/16/2002      Installed console MP3 player, Ximp3 version 0.1.14, but
               don't know how to use it.  Need to recompile to properly
               configure sound card.  Added links to source code for other
               programs in the download page.  Coded table-version
               installation instructions in red.  Added escape sequence to
               man tutorial.

05/11-12/2002  Installed Minicom and dialed into my ISP.  Could not
               establish a ppp connection, but did connect.  ppp does not
               show up when I issue the ifconfig command.  Tried to
               install groff versions 1.17.2, 1.16.1, and 1.10. Monkey's
               GNU C++ could not create it.  Need groff for creating man
               pages for installed software.  Validated pages at
               validator.w3.org.  Formatted text version to conform to
               HTML 4.01 validation.  Did not fully validate table
               version because of page layout issues...close enough.

05/10/2002     Fixed the linking errors in the tutorial pages...thanks
               Melissa!

05/07-08/2002  Redesigned text-with-tables pages.  Replaced foreign
               language links with google search tool.  Removed
               PROJECDEVOLVE link from all pages.

05/05/2002     Corrected a directory error in PPP tutorial and the SET
               PATH error in installing ARJ.  Started Lynx tutorial.  Did
               a Monkey Linux search in dogpile.com and found an article
               that name dropped this site.  Check it out in the Linux
               section of NetAdminTools.com.  Had a feel good moment after
               posting a response to somebody's question about Monkey at
               www.computing.net.

05/01/2002     ProjectDevolve.tripod.com had 2,816 page views last month!

04/27/2002     Added Monkey Pro's and Con's in description page.

04/25/2002     Finally got ppp-2.3.5 installed.  Still no internet
               connection.  Checked site stats...over 2,600 hits so far
               this month.  Wrote modem and ppp tutorials.

04/24/2002     Wrote short tutorials on workbone and vterm.  PPP still
               not working.

04/23/2002     Wrote short tutorials on man pages, software packages, boot
               floppy, and compiling kernel.  Revised table version of
               tutorial page.

04/22/2002     Revised text version of tutorial page.  Wrote short
               tutorials on mouse setup, floppy access, and cd-rom access.

04/21/2002     Updated the slam page.  Got kernel to compile and
               ppp-2.2.0f somewhat installed.  Have to read up on modules.
               Still no ppp connection.

04/20/2002     Formatted home page to take up only one screen in Lynx.
               Replaced copyright and all rights reserved symbols with (C)
               and (R) in text pages.  Received email on 4/19 concerning
               ppp and compiling the kernel.  Decided to give it a try on
               my Compaq Presario 1210.

04/19/2002     Fixed a few HTML linking errors.  Coded the quotation marks
               in the text version of the site.  Figured out how to view
               this site in Lynx.  Copied to floppy, mounted it, typed
               lynx index.htm and presto!  Noticed HTML codes for
               quotation marks don't work...had to change them all back.

04/03/2002     Received an email from somebody setting up an Apache server
               with Monkey.  Got me interested...now I'm reading into it.
               He also mentioned that the site looked good in Lynx.

04/01/2002     Did a Lycos search and this site was the 2nd hit.  It was
               the 5th hit in Altavista.

03/01/2002     Received two emails (Feb 20 and Feb 28) concerning this
               site.  Did a Google search and this site was the 3rd hit.

12/23-24/2001  Updated copyright.  Worked on cd tutorial.  Wrote MLDP text
               page.

12/21/2001     Designed ascii monkey and added to home page.

12/20/2001     Rummaged through comp.os.minix archive for Linus Torvalds'
               postings.  Some very insightful and hilarious content.
               Started a chronological history page of Linux.  May
               eventually post it.  Updated mouse tutorial.

12/19/2001     Sifted through first 26 issues of the Linux Journal.  My
               brain hurts immensely, but I've learned a lot.  Updated
               floppy tutorial.
 
12/18/2001     Completed the floppy device tutorial.  Read up on Mtools
               3.0 and added them to programs page.

12/17/2001     Got Synaptics touchpad mouse to work in X.  Completed the
               mouse tutorial.

12/15/2001     Started Monkey Linux Documentation Project.  May replace
               University of Monkey, at GNU/Linux with a catalog of
               how-to's.

12/14/2001     Added external link to Italian Monkey Linux page.
               Downloaded ppp-2.3.4.tar.gz from metalab.unc.edu/pub/Linux/
               system/network/serial/ppp/ppp-2.3.4.tar.gz.  Monkey
               unpacked it.  Now all I need to do is recompile the kernel
               for PPP support.

12/13/2001     Eureka!  I installed Monkey on a Compaq Presario 5000 with
               Windows Me and it recognized my CD-R/RW and my DVD-ROM.
               Monkey rocks harder than Weezer!

12/12/2001     Read up on pppd and mgetty.  Still trying to connect to the
               internet.  Created aliases to floppy and cdrom devices in
               the .cshrc file.  Now I don't have to type the full mount
               and umount commands.

12/11/2001     Installed dosemu, netscape, gccall, and kernel packages on
               generic system.  Ran netscape in X.  Mouse worked in X
               without need for configuration.  Ran xedit...yucky.

12/10/2001     Tried to connect Avatar Shark 250.  Need PARIDE support.
               Included in kernel 2.0.36 and above.

12/09/2001     Worked on tutorial and copyright sections.  Started reading
               up on sendmail.  Attached serial modem to Compaq Presario
               1210.  Port is configured, but haven't figured out how to
               dial out.  Need PPP.

12/08/2001     Got touchpad mouse to work on Compaq Presario 1210.
               Updated legal page.  Added copyright section.  Updated
               tutorial page.

12/07/2001     Got Dexxa serial mouse to work on generic system by
               swapping ports on controller card.

12/06/2001     Worked on symbolic link tutorial.  Played with X and
               Pine.  Started a list of bugs.

12/05/2001     Started first attempt at getting mouse to work.  Failed
               miserably.  Worked on mouse and daemons tutorial.  Added
               a few more favorite commands to the list.

12/04/2001     Worked on tutorial for virtual terminals.  Figured out how
               to send and read mail, between users@monkey, using PINE.
               Also opened the PICO editor for the first time since
               having an account at the university.

12/03/2001     Yeehaw...I finally mounted the floppy and cdrom drives on
               my Compaq Presario 1210 and generic system!  Cleaned code.
               Played my first audio cd (Uprising by Bob Marley & The
               Wailers) on Monkey using Workbone 2.3.  Worked on Workbone,
               floppy, cdrom, and man tutorials while jamming out.  Yah
               mon!  Eee-shooshie, dilly wohn dally!

12/02/2001     Finished tableless web site.  Built slam page to link both
               text-only and table sites together.

12/01/2001     Added "what is Monkey" and "essential files" to Monkey See
               page.  Cleaned code.  Added anchor links in Monkey See,
               Monkey Do and and System Requirements pages.  Added "my
               favorite commands" to Monkey Do page.  Added file table to
               Download page.  Submitted URL to Open Directory Project.
               In 2 weeks to several months this site may be engine
               searchable!  Spell checked.  Started working on pure-text
               site.

11/30/2001     Added Monkey file structure to Monkey See page.

11/28-29/2001  Added link to Hungarian site.  Added subject line to email
               link...thanks Melissa.  Updated Legal page.  Tested in
               Netscape Navigator 4.76 and the table formatting was acting
               all goofy.  Revised template once again.  Hopefully this
               will resolve formatting issues between browsers.

11/27/2001     Updated Disclaimer, Monkey Do, System Requirements, and
               shut down process in Installation page.

11/26/2001     Updated Monkey See and Monkey Do pages.

11/25/2001     Installed Monkey on an antiquated generic system.

11/23-24/2001  Read up on UMSDOS and FAT file systems.  Disected the
               Monkey boot process and LINUX.BAT.

11/22/2001     Corrected the table alignment problems in Netscape
               Navigator 6.x.  Did some code cleaning.  Corrected links to
               different language pages.  Still need a Spanish site.
               Added Project Devolve and Faculty pages.

11/21/2001     Updated system requirements page.

11/20/2001     Tested in Internet Explorer 6.0.2600.0000.  Re-installed
               Monkey on Compaq Presario 1210.  Used the boot disk method
               to load Monkey.

11/17/2001     FTP'd English pages into http://projectdevolve.tripod.com!

11/15/2001     Refined Installation page.  Added more links.

11/01/2001     Checked spelling.  Created monkey house graphic.  Tested in
               Netscape Communicator 4.70.0.26.  Tested in Amaya 5.2
               (problems with tables and text).  Tested in Netscape
               Navigator 6.2.0.0 (problems with tables, code tag, and
               anchor links).  Domain name projectdevolve.tripod.com
               hosted at tripod.lycos.com.  Fixed Netscape Navigator 6.x
               code tag problem.

10/31/2001     Tested in Netscape Navigator 6.0 (problems with tables and
               anchor links) and Internet Explorer 5.50.4134.0600.

10/28-29/2001  Tested in Netscape Navigator 3.04.  Updated HTML template.
               Cleaned English HTML.  Improved English documentation.
               University of Monkey, at GNU/Linux.

10/26-27/2001  Improved English documentation.  Updated external links.
               Redesigned Czech web page (view old version).

10/24-25/2001  Installed on a Compaq Presario 1210 notebook.  Booted after
               two tries.  It was a shame web site had not been update
               since 1997.  Redesigned English web page (view
               old version).  Hand coded.  Tested under Internet Explorer
               5.5 and Netscape Communicator 4.76.  Designed for text
               based browsers (with table support) and fast page loading.

01/11/2001     Found Monkey Linux at www.linux.org.  Installed on a
               GRiD 1755 laptop.  Booted on first try.

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