The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

May 26, 2003

Ah Well...

>From Mon May 26 01:00:24 2003
Subject: Linux on HP 3250 Pavillion Laptop
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.hardware
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Has anyone installed any version of linux on the HP 3250? I would really
like to do this; I've installed numerous times on desktops but never on a
laptop -

any suggestions, stories, comments, welcome, and thanks -

Alan Sondheim,

>From Tue Feb 27 01:28:28 2001
Subject: HP 3250 Pavilion
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Hi - Has anyone had experience with this HP? I'm thinking of buying a used
one for $800; it comes with DVD etc.

Also, do you know if it's possible to install linux on this?

Thanks for any advice -

Alan Sondheim,

From: Alan Sondheim <>
Subject: HP 3250 Pavilion
Newsgroups: comp.sys.laptops

Hi - I'm thinking of getting a used one with dvd/cdrom etc. for $800 - can
anyone give me information on this machine?

Thanks ahead of time - Alan,

From: Alan Sondheim <>
Subject: axil monitor with 13W3 connector
Newsgroups: comp.unix.solaris

I recently received an Axil 245 with Solaris 7 on it. The computer didn't
come with a monitor (I checked it out on one, however), and has a 13W3
connector on the back.

Has anyone had experience writing this (or a related) machine to a PC
monitor? Does the conversion work? Can anyone advise me on where to by the

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Alan Sondheim,

From: Alan Sondheim <>
Subject: Cortley guitar

Anyone know about a Cortley Guitar from the 1960s or 70s? Nylon acoustic,
spruce top, seems fairly good - trying to find out some history/details.
The label says distributed by Maxwell Mayers in Texas and Soutland Musical
Merchandise Corp. in North Carolina.

Thanks, Alan

From: Alan Sondheim <>
Subject: SuSE 7.2 on Dell Inspiron 8000
Newsgroups: alt.os.linux.suse

I'm trying to install SuSE 7.2 (through Yast2) on a Dell laptop - Inspiron
8000 - and I'm having no luck setting the monitor screen for XWindow or
any graphics at all - has anyone solved this problem? The partitions are
fine, and I can run in minimal command-line mode, but nothing else. I've
tried the LED and other generic monitor configurations and I get garbage,
if anything.

The screen is either TFT or active matrix; the display is 1400x1050x60Hz,
NVIDIA GeForce2Go (Dell Mobile)

Any help here would be greatly appreciated -

Alan Sondheim,


The spews and emissions of the universe are of fundamental consequence;
from plasmas through aerodynamics, particle fields through one-to-many
electromagnetic transmitters, dispersion characterizes the world. Objects
are temporary at best; objects cohere, disperse, decay, splinter,
dissolve, discharge, as in decathexis. What cathects is temporary at best;
'defuge' is a basic process that sloughs attentivity and value. As groups
form and dissolve, temporary genidentity structures local flows; one
participates, drops out, identifies, decathects, and so forth, from birth
to death; after death, the aura of effects transforms and continues, while
the name and provenance become increasingly remote.

Dispersion occurs on-line and off (Rheingold's Smart Mobs); packet
transmission itself is both dispersion and coalescence. If a site does not
acknowledge, error messages may be returned to the transmitter, as if they
were growing fainter (they do not) with each passing communication, until
the time limit is reached; then everything stops. Lost messages constantly
float, as do disconnected webpages, dead-ended links, any forms of
interruptions within the temporary flows and stases that constitute both
inter- and intranets.

Writing or programming or producing within these spaces, these paradigms,
(which themselves are in flux) is problematic; hardware and software,
languages and protocols, die out. There is an apocalyptic air to what can
only be labeled _dispersion production,_ an air of disappearance which
pervades the work produced; nothing is as permanent as modernism. What
remains is the remnants or residue of audience, for whom the work is
peripheral; instead, it is the political economy of the structure and
state-space of the work, in terms of communality and accessibility, that
determines its relative value. Genre, typology, typification, become
irrelevant, replaced by situational analysis. What is functional is the
occasion and occasioning of speech.

And speech is not only _parole,_ momentary enunciation; it parasitizes
writing and inscription. Inscriptive production problematizes and
occasions dispersion production; dispersion production problematizes and
occasions inscriptive production through speech and other communicative

We are mistaken to the extent we desire the occasion to override the
occasional. The occasional is the kernel (to the extent that the kernel
absorbs identity) of infinity; the disappearance of identity is also the
disappearance of all products of labor, piecemeal or otherwise. That is
why we say, "Nothing matters at all, except you!" "I am nothing without my
fans!" "The use-value is replaced by the exchange value!" "You are
everything to me!"


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