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  1. Yes it's correct, it must be ran as root unfortunately. I wondered sometime ago if there was a way to configure it so that the standard user had full access to the network card, then it might just run as a normal user, but I never searched to find out. Maybe I'll do it :)
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    Within KDE or Gnome for example, you see the drive listed and so can open it. This will also mount it at the same time when you click it, or at least should do. As Ken said (forgot about that) use the UUID in fstab then you won't have the mounting problem I mentioned if you used /dev/sdb1 or whatever.
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    Hi John, If you use noauto like ken says, it won't mount, and won't need to be mounted or connected even when you reboot, as the fstab won't attempt to mount it. However, when it is connected, you can mount it by clicking it because it won't do it automatically. With an fstab entry it should supercede the udev calls, and so udev won't attempt to mount it automatically. However, double-clicking the drive will do it. There is only one potential problem. If the fstab is hard coded for /dev/sdb1 for example for this disk, if you connect a USB stick first, and then your hard disk, the USB stick will be /dev/sdb1 and the hard disk /dev/sdc1. Then the fstab would be out of sync. Just something to bear in mind, that if you have any other USB drives/sticks attached, to disconnect them so that when you connect this eSATA one, it will be /dev/sdb1 as is in the fstab. Hope all that makes sense :)
  4. Sometimes I had this problem, I changed from aria2 to wget instead and all the problems went away. You can do this through mcc, and one of the options in there for updating your system will allow you to change from aria to wget. I don't have a Mandy install to tell you exactly how, but someone might be able to jump in and tell exactly where to do it.
  5. I've been using 64 bit Flash for ages now. It's downloadable from their site.
  6. It's feedback from speakers being set to loud, or the mic as ix says its not your soundcard or hardware that's a problem. I have this same problem if my speakers are too loud or even my parents have it when my speakers are too loud because they then hear me again via my speakers and mic.
  7. What level is your volume set to on your system? Maybe it is too loud and why you get the echo.
  8. Hi, we're not actually Mandriva, so I suggest you open a bug with Mandriva from their website. Also, Mandriva 2010.1 is a beta release, and so it is expected that things will not work anyway. But I suggest you open a bug report. Here's the link: https://qa.mandriva.com/index.cgi
  9. You can check /var/log/messages after starting your computer. Also check dmesg for any abnormalities. A panic can occur for numerous reasons, even something as simple as being unable to mount your / partition for some misconfigured reason can cause it. We will need much more info though to help you with this, as kernel panic doesn't give us much to go by.
  10. You probably have it starting automatically somewhere, so you'll need to find out where you put this or perhaps in Skype preferences there's something about starting automatically when you start your computer (unless I'm getting confused with Windows) :) But probably you have it somewhere under KDE/Gnome for auto starting if there is no option within Skype itself.
  11. Easiest way is to make another script, something like this: #!/bin/bash # # Loads skype with v4l1compat.so LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype save it as /usr/bin/myskype or whatever you want to call the script, then do: chmod +x /usr/bin/myskype and then make new shortcut/icon pointing to /usr/bin/myskype. If I find another method from the icons without the script, I'll let you know. I'm sure I did this once myself without the script, but can't remember how exactly.
  12. You have to manually move everything about. Right click on Applications and then unlock it, and then you can right click it again and move it to the left. Then after you can lock it again. Do this for all items.
  13. Me either because the black printing was grey :) HP all the way for me.
  14. If you test it there is a chance it might work. I would expect some hardware vendors to state that, but there is every chance it might work it would just need to be tested first of course. Trust aren't particularly the best quality products out there, rather cheap and cheerful.
  15. You can mount ext2/ext3 under Windows. http://www.fs-driver.org/
  16. You say it just stops, but have you any more info as to where it stops? If you see the booting screen, please press ESC so we can see verbose mode and see if maybe there are any error messages. At present it will be very difficult to debug. Some things to check, check USB mode in the BIOS, legacy? If so change it to something other than legacy, or vice versa if it's not set to legacy. Check disk mode, is it AHCI? Try changing to something else and see if it makes a difference, it varies from BIOS to BIOS, but it can be legacy or something else. Otherwise, try to post some more information, as it'll be almost impossible without.
  17. Have you got a laptop with Mandriva on? Ask them if you can test it by connecting it to your laptop. Alternatively, take a Mandriva LiveCD with you, ask if you can boot one of their computers from it and test if the device works.
  18. Ah OK :) So am assuming all is OK now? :)
  19. As root: netstat -tunlp what ports are listening? Do you see port 31? If not then that could be your problem. I'm assuming your wanting to connect to port 31 on the Linux box from other Windows machines. I'm also wondering how you are attempting to connect to the machine? If with putty and SSH, then of course that is port 22. Otherwise, you've not really explained to well what you're trying to achieve?
  20. For info: this search: http://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&source=hp&q=virtual+cd+linux+nrg&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=&fp=91adda81b4716ca7 in google I simply did: third link down for cdemu :)
  21. Normally nowadays in Debian/Ubuntu land it's: aptitude safe-upgrade or: aptitude full-upgrade What kernel are you running, and then maybe do: aptitude search linux-image if I remember that's the kernels.
  22. Yes, forgot that it was audio CD :) Maybe this: http://sourceforge.net/projects/cdemu/ seems it can do it: http://www.grumz.net/?q=node/281
  23. Doesn't nero for linux have the ability to burn to an ISO? I've never used it, but maybe it's possible. Or maybe try this: mount -o loop,offset=307200 image.nrg /wheretomount from here: http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies-archive.cfm/499696.html
  24. OK, so it is latest stable release. I wouldn't advise installing BETA version unless you don't mind if your system might break randomly with certain things not working for a while until an update is released, or that something might not actually work at all. I'd advise waiting until it's released stably in the next couple of months.
  25. Later if you prefer, you can switch display manager from kdm to gdm if you are using Gnome. If you are with KDE, then stick with kdm as the display manager/login manager. Anyway, both will work with KDE/Gnome, the only problems sometimes are certain options are not available like Shutdown if you use kdm and login to Gnome. At least, it always was when I last tried it many years ago. I've been Gnome since 2007, so I've always had gdm since then.
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