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  1. Bastards! Ah well, It was expected! I've been using Linux since September 2004 (as it says in my signature) and I became interested in it because I liked the way that all the programs and the kernel itself is free software (free as in having the ability to view and modify the source code). Having Windows on a computer is like having a car that cannot have its tyres changed or its windscreen replaced, and doing so would result in the car manufacturer at your tail! It's your computer, you bought it - so why can't you control it the way you want it to be? In fact, I've nearly moved to linux full time - the only thing that is stopping me is the lack of gaming support in Linux - I love playing halo on Windows but it seems virtually impossible to play on Linux, even with Wine or Cedega. EDIT: Yeah, it was the same one (bug-coreutils@gnu.org).
  2. At the risk of sounding like a very inexperienced newbie, and please forgive me if you knew this already, but... Why do Windows and Linux use the SAME shell? Or at least seem to use it? Open up a terminal window in linux and type "cp --help". You get instructions on how to use it, and even an E-mail address to e-mail bug information. Now, in Windows, open up a command prompt. Type "cp --help". You get EXACTLY the same thing. Even the same E-mail address. Even the same "This is free software" and the "GNU" speech. Am I missing something here or is something very very wrong? Maybe I'm jumping to conclusions, or maybe I'm on completely the wrong track - and if I am misguided then someone guide me in the right direction - but if I'm not ...
  3. I've played with it and I've tried to get an aspect of the program to work, which is to load the desklets from the command line. Hence: [naim@localhost naim]$ gdesklets open /usr/share/gdesklets/Displays/sysinfo/sysinfo.display connected to daemon in 1417 milliseconds ID: id11103102770228504 This command loads the theme directly (and starts gDesklets if it hasn't already done so). However, don't even THINK about trying to configure the theme, because as soon as you click the command on the menu when you right-click on the desklet, the program just crashes again! This is irritating, because the theme that I'm loading monitors network connections - and its default is set to eth0, when I need it to be set to ppp0! What's up with the program?
  4. Hey, I've recently installed gDesklets from the Mandrake 10.1 DVD, but it keeps crashing. Here is what appears in the console window: [naim@localhost naim]$ gdesklets start connected to daemon in 627 milliseconds [naim@localhost naim]$ gdesklets shell [naim@localhost naim]$ (gDesklets Shell:13608): GConf-CRITICAL **: file gconf-client.c: line 547 (gconf_client_add_dir): assertion `gconf_valid_key (dirname, NULL)' failed /usr/share/gdesklets/shell/BookmarkList.py:19: DeprecationWarning: use gtk.ComboBox self.__optmenu = gtk.OptionMenu() SCIM: im_module_init ** (gDesklets Shell:13608): WARNING **: Pixbuf theme: Cannot load pixmap file /usr/share/icons/SphereCrystal/scalable/stock: Image file '/usr/share/icons/SphereCrystal/scalable/stock' contains no data (gDesklets Shell:13608): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **: file ../../gdk-pixbuf/gdk-pixbuf.c: line 481 (gdk_pixbuf_get_width): assertion `pixbuf != NULL' failed (gDesklets Shell:13608): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **: file ../../gdk-pixbuf/gdk-pixbuf.c: line 497 (gdk_pixbuf_get_height): assertion `pixbuf != NULL' failed After that, it just shuts down. Any suggestions?
  5. Naim89

    Konqueror Trouble

    Thanks for moving the post to the correct place, and the problem that I had about posting seems to have resolved. Perhaps I should include a little more information. I am running Mandrake 10.1, under KDE 3.2. I stress that this problem is only with Konqueror - Nautilus and Midnight Commander don't have any problems when I mount and unmount devices, but it just seems to be Konqueror. Could it be a bug in the program? Does anyone know if it is a bug, and/or if it is resolved in KDE 3.3? I am rather new to Linux, so please tell me if I'm missing something under my nose! echo "Please enter a directory name for the pictures." read DIRPATH mkdir /home/naim/picture/$DIRPATH su -c "/sbin/modprobe usb-storage; mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/camera; /etc/rc.d/init.d/usb start; cp /mnt/camera/dcim/100_fuji/*.jpg /home/naim/picture/$DIRPATH; umount /mnt/camera; chown -R naim /home/naim/picture/$DIRPATH" Above is the shell script that I'm using to download the images (where naim is my username). Konqueror works fine before i execute this script, however when I execute it, Konqueror fails to work any more - it doesn't seem to start. It just sits silently in the taskbar, and then after one minute, it disappears. That's the end of it! Thanks in advance, Naim
  6. Hi all, Firstly, I'd like to apologise if I've posted in the wrong place - i can't seem to be able to post in the GENERAL HELP forum, and as there's no Troubleshooting forum as such, I thought that this was probably the best place to post. The problem is that Konqueror keeps crashing when i mount/unmount my digital camera and/or memory key. It works fine before that, but if i ever mount/unmount these devices, I can't seem to be able to start Konqueror - it just stays in the taskbar, with the timer spinning, but nothing happening! Could anyone please suggest any solutions? MOD note: moved from tips to software by scoopy... Naim89... if you are still unable to post in this forum or thread... please PM me or any other admin/mod
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