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  1. Lärs

    Linksys WMP54G Issues

    You say that you have searched the board? Well, have you looked at this? https://mandrivausers.org/index.php?showtopic=14972 The writer of that guide uses your card. I hope that helps, although I'm sure you've already read it. I'm not of much help, as I myself am having plenty of trouble with wireless and NDISWrapper myself. I wish you luck though. Welcome to the board :P . I hope your Linux experience is a good one.
  2. Thank you. The solution was simple, and you all tried to point it out to me. However I finally figured it out. *is a little slow haha*
  3. I think it's all about what you're looking for. I use MPlayer mostly because I work in pure CLI a lot. However when I'm in X I use Xine. I voted MPlayer due to the tremendous amount of features it has.
  4. Well thank you for your very helpful posts. NateDogg, I hope you find a solution to your problem. Good luck.
  5. I am having the same problem, at least to the level that NateDogg described it. If anyone wants me to start my own thread I will do so. I run lspci like the guide in the howto describes to do. However, my WUSB54G adapter does not show up, so I am unable to put the vendor and device for that matter with the loadndisdriver command. Does that make a difference? I decided to run harddrake and see what it says. My wireless USB adapter appears under a section called "Unknown". I ran dmesg and all it says is that it detected a high speed USB device or something. What must I do to obtain the vendor and device? Is it the same on all systems for that specific card? If so, is there a table I can look at to obtain that information? I am running Mandrake 10.1 with a Linksys Wireless-G USB adapter. Thank you for any help that can be provided.
  6. I'm rather unable to answer your question because I don't have a CD/DVD burner, nor do I have a firewall or antivirus or see a need for it. However, I want to give you a little advice. As long as you don't run your browser or other net applications as root too much, I don't think you'll ever be hacked, so you may not need a firewall. Antivirus, well, it is an unheard of occurrence that Linux will get a virus. I'm not saying it's impossible, it just doesn't really happen. You don't have to be so vigilant online with Linux, and that's what makes it a breath of fresh air compared to windows . Welcome to the board, smileychgo, and I hope your Linux experience turns out well.
  7. Ah, well thanks for the link. The only emulators that would run on the Linux platform that I knew about were hosted on Zophar's Domain. However there seems to be many more, thank you for the link I hope this helps fortify your decision, mada726.
  8. Well, that did not work. Can anybody help me? Any help I can get on this matter is greatly appreciated. For the record, I am using Mandrake 10.1 OE, with a 2.6 kernel. Thanks.
  9. Well then, I figured out how to boot afterstep from runmode 3, no problem there. I think I found the way to get it on MDKKDM. It supposedly would involve running /usr/sbin/fndsession as root after I finished making the file in /etc/X11/wmsession.d . Is this the right way to go? I'm going to try it out.
  10. Ok well, I've tried a variety of Emulators, here's what I think about them. Little John Next Generation - Very nice, no save states and save games doesn't seem to work, but it is fullscreen and has a GUI, sound, and OpenGL (if OpenGL works with the video mode Little John uses) I recommend it for games that don't require saving. A few games with scrolling suffer from bugs (like Maniac Mansion) iNes - This probably the most accurate NES emulator for Linux. It saves my games, has good sound support, all games run fine with this, however, it only runs windowed, doesn't have a GUI, and timing is not implemented so my games run way too fast unless I resize the window. TuxNES - This is probably the most promising emulator so far. Drop-dead accuracy, good sound support, and support of savegames. The only thing I would see to better this is perhaps fullscreen mode with X, and a GUI isn't necessary because it has a GTK frontend called GTuxNES. DarcNES - It also is a windowed emulator. Sound is good, I am also unsure if it saves the games. A decent choice. FCEUltra - It seems to be promising, however I couldn't get it to run. It uses SVGALib. It was a big name with the DOS emulators, so I may try this again. XMess - XMess is a multiple-console emulator, however, it wouldn't run my games (it gave me an error message and terminated). RockNES - It was fullscreen like Little John, and did indeed work with savestates and savegames. However, it uses Allegro, which is a big problem as the sound is dependent on the video, video upon the sound etc, meaning it's procedural. It runs very sluggish on my Pentium III 800Mhz. If you have a computer that can run circles around this, try it. Based on the above, my verdict is, if Little John was still being developed, that would be the NES equivalent of ZSNES :lol: . iNes is another option that I enjoyed, however the lack of timing the system properly isn't promising. However, iNes would fare well if it had proper timing, and a feature that I need for a good gaming experience, fullscreen. TuxNES, however, is the most evident choice for someone that wants a solid emulator. Fast, good sound support, large compatibility list, and savegame support give this emulator a good score.
  11. Isn't there an option for configuring a network under MCC? Since you stated you're a linux newbie, MCC would definitely be the best way to go. I don't do networking or ICS so I wouldn't know about manually configuring samba.
  12. Umm, I have a question. Does your screen scroll when you pan the mouse a certain way? If so you should change your monitor Settings in MCC to accomodate a higher resolution. That happened to me all the time, and for practicality I moved on to other WMs and keep KDE for the family. It's all up to you though. Good luck.
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    Kmid Error Message...

    I would suggest using fluidsynth if you cannot figure out hardware midi. However, if you have an Audigy or SB Live! then a great resource is https://mandrivausers.org/index.php?showtopic=22604 That guide also explains how to get KMid to work with it. Good luck.
  14. I got this from the FluidSynth website. So I would think the answer to your question, zerow, would be something like this. fluidsynth --midi-driver=alsa /directory/to/soundfont.sf2 Something like that.
  15. Ok, so the deal is, I installed a WM from source (namely AfterStep) and it installed successfully. Now what I'm looking at is the way to get it on the Mandrake Session Manager. I tried booting to init 3 and running afterstep from the commandline, to no avail. I've also tried other window managers under the commandline as well. Apparently they give me something along the lines of the following: I've also tried adding an AfterStep file to /etc/X11/wmsession.d/ that coincided with the other WM files, and that didn't go by well. Is there another way I can get Afterstep on my MDKKDM Session Manager? I've heard something about a utility called kcontrol, please tell me if using it is the right way to go. Thank you. [edit] I was looking at other entries and found startx afterstep would be the way to go under the CLI. I'll see if using KControl resolves the umm... session manager list.
  16. Well, can you try a search on sourceforge? I did a quick search and came up with http://gtkcdlabel.sourceforge.net/ which may be something that you would want. There are other places you can search as well, however, if you can't find what you want, there's always Wine for such a task.
  17. I don't know about launching fluidsynth automatically like that, I know it must be possible because frontends like QSynth interface with fluidsynth. Maybe if I had the time and patience to study Qsynth's code, I could get fluidsynth to run in the background as something similar to a driver. However, I do not know how it is done. I might look into it, great suggestion.
  18. Hmm... Do you have a non-root user password? If so, try logging into X with a different window manager, such as IceWM or BlackBox. When does the noise start? Does it begin when you run KDE? I myself had harddrive problems with Windows 98. The HD spontaneously made noise and then I got the blue screen of death: "Can't access Drive C:". If your HD sputters and/or fails or kills your session, I would recommend a new HD. If not, try a different WM, hopefully that won't be run in possible bad sectors. If you still get the noise, just kill all kde-related processes (such as arts, kdeinit, famd, etc) and don't let them run at boot. Please elaborate further. Part of KDE or other programs could be located on bad sectors in your HD. Hopefully your problem will be able to be solved.
  19. Actually there's something called XMess, it emulates Genesis, NES, and some old computer systems I think (like Commodore 64). I myself haven't been able to use it, but I'm sure it must be decent.
  20. Well, I decided to try something called Little John Next Generation because it seems to be what I want. It has OpenGL support and everything, so it will run nicely on my Pentium III. It was a young emulator when still being developed, but it shouldn't be too bad. I'll try TuxNes, FCE Ultra, and maybe DarcNes as well, and I'll post my opinion. Thank you for your opinions My urpmi is set up. Lots of packages aren't in urpmi, however, especially NES emulators (not including TuxNES of course).
  21. Umm, I have ZSNES. I'm looking at NES emulation, not SNES. ZSNES doesn't run NES games. Ideally I'm looking for something that uses OpenGL... If I knew more about SDL I'd be able to recompile RockNES with AllegroGL and SDL. That is if it's open source, but it's not I don't think. Speed is a big issue here. You know, I don't even care about a GUI, ideally I'm looking for something that can run decently fast on my Pentium III 800mhz that times the output properly, runs fullscreen, and can actually save my games. Any recommendations?
  22. Well, I've been trying to run a certain game which requires an NES emulator. I've tried working with various emulators. I installed XMess and it won't run my rom (it turns up an error "missing matoh.bin"). Not only that but it's commandline driven, and I'm looking for a GUI or menu-based emulator like ZSNES but for NES emulation, or at least something easier to use. I also tried iNes, and it runs pretty decently. The only complaints I have about it are that that the FPS isn't controlled and NES sound isn't the best. I also would ideally look at something for fullscreen or OpenGL. Now, I may sound picky, but as long as it'll run decently on my Pentium III I'm fine. Anyone have any suggestions on what to use? Thanks.
  23. Excuse me everyone, I'm trying to compile and install a software called "Tutka", perhaps you have heard of it. I originally used the autopackage file, but now I want to use a slightly deprecated version because it would run much better on my system. The autopackage runs very slow because it uses Pango and won't save/load (due to gnomeui I think). The rpm in urpmi has a version that doesn't use an ALSA MIDI port so working with my softsynth would be impossible. Anyhow, that's just some information on why I'm trying to compile Tutka version 12.0 instead of using any of the previous methods. I swear I have all of the development libraries required to compile this. However, when I run ./configure, it tells me the following I have all of the previous. I also have libgnomeui-2_0-devel installed, and I do have libglade and its development packages. Is there something I am missing? It suggests using pkg-config to configure my packages or something. How would I go by doing this? Any suggestions? I thank you in advance for even reading such an immense request . [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  24. Lärs

    Oh I'm such a noob...

    This is source code. What you'll want to do is open a terminal and change to the directory where you have the files. Then type the following. make and press enter. Then try running the following as root make install The only file that catches my eye in that directory is the makefile, so that should be the way to go. If it asks you to install some packages such as alsa or whatever, just do a simple urpmi and then the package name with a hyphen and devel. So if it asks you to install alsa, run the following as root. urpmi alsa-devel that is just an example. Good luck.
  25. Lärs

    Oh I'm such a noob...

    Umm, Maxman, you should probably do some research yourself before posting in this forum. If you installed your software by urpmi or an MDK rpm, you should be able to access the programs from the KDE menu. However, if not, you can just use a terminal. Open a terminal and type btdownloadgui and press enter. I am unsure about ABC, but you have to figure these things out! I would add the programs to my desktop or menu, most installed programs can be found in /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin . Next time, do your research first please. Good luck.
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