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Everything posted by ianw1974

  1. Firefox, Thunderbird, Gaim, OO Writer, Gimp, Kaffeine, KAlarm (to remind me to watch TV programs in case I get carried away with what I'm doing!), FooBilliard + Frozen Bubble (when I'm relaxing). Oh, and urpmi or the GUI for updating, installing software, etc for the test system I crash regularly for my learning process!!!
  2. Glad it all went well, and everything is now up-and-running!
  3. Further note, doesn't remember that my keyboard is supposed to be BRITISH! Keeps reverting back to US format everytime I reboot. ":@:"#%:$"%:
  4. I've added the gnome-settings thing to my Autostart, so that should resolve I guess. Shame it just doesn't "remember" it.
  5. Maybe there's a way to add it as a service? chkconfig add or similar perhaps? Just a thought.....I've just logged in as root as well (well su to be precise), to see if when I set it here, whether the system remembers them. I'll post back in a sec after I reboot.
  6. Everytime I start my system, any apps I run that run with the GTK fonts are always small. Then, after I run gnome-font-properties, they return to normal size. How can I get the system to remember the size permanently? I'm running KDE, and the other fonts are fine. It's just anything that works with gtk fonts.
  7. If you have on CD/DVD, then you can choose upgrade when you boot from the CD. You won't need to set urpmi sources. I assumed you were wanting to upgrade over the internet, so apologies if I misled you! It's not too bad switching from devfsd to udev. Just make sure udev is installed, and that you reboot and boot normally before removing devfsd. You may have to change the LILO configuration so it says devfs=nomount as well. I think on mine it did it automatically. With the kernel, you can install as you mentioned urpmi kernel-2.6.11-6mdk. I usually install the kernel-source at the same time!
  8. I upgraded 10.1 to LE2005 and it worked more or less OK, other than I couldn't get my Intel video card working properly. But other than that, I was up and running. You might be better with a clean install than an upgrade, but the way to upgrade is as follows: Remove your existing urpmi sources and set up ones pointing to 2005 instead. Set up all of them. Once this has been done, from the CLI type: urpmi --auto-select --auto This will ensure everything you have installed is updated using the urpmi sources. This could take a little while depending on speed of your internet connection. It's also best that once this has been done, to update your kernel to 2.6.11-6mdk, and download the source too if you feel you need it, or have a previous source installed. Then you need to install udev, as devfsd is unsupported in newer kernels, which you will be running at present with 10.0. Reboot after installing udev, and then remove devfsd. Once it boots OK, you can remove your old kernel and source.
  9. Yes, but there is an option for "On Boot" which means it would start at boot-up if there is a check-mark in the box. Stop would disable them just for the current session, if you want to test beforehand to make sure all is OK.
  10. Glad it's all working for you now. Have lots of fun!!!!!
  11. There is this option which is mentioned on easyurpmi to re-initialise it, but this will mean setting up all your mirrors again, and it may still not work for plf, but if your connection is fast enough and you don't mind doing this, it's worth a try. urpmi.removemedia -a is the command.
  12. Did you complete your hostname when completing the network setup?
  13. System/Configuration/Packaging - it's under here. You can check if the sources exist and remove if necessary. If plf ones exist, might be why you can't add them again perhaps.
  14. I don't hear anything with Test MIDI either, but I don't listen to MIDI much, so isn't a real problem for me! Everything works fine, so you can leave this one, unless you have a real need for it! And the CD player, would have to be connected to the soundcard, and not the motherboard. The one on the motherboard is usually for a soundcard built-in to the motherboard.
  15. Have you tried alternate mirrors in case it was unable to contact the one you had selected? You may have to reinitialise your urpmi sources, as per the easyurpmi note towards the bottom of the page. Another option, just check in the KDE Software Media Manager, and see if there is anything existing for PLF. If so, can remove, and then see how you get on at selecting after that. I'm assuming you were able to add the other ones OK, and just problems with PLF? I've had issues before with certain mirrors, and by just selecting another one I was OK.
  16. Have decided to give up on this. I think some of this had problems with the fact I couldn't get my Intel card working properly. OpenGL wouldn't work. Couldn't open OpenOffice apps or anything like that, as a libGL error was being given. It's possible that the driver was causing the font issue to or at least for the chopping of words, etc. Gone back to 10.1 OE, and all OK with all apps, and video driver, fonts and everything! Many thanks for your help though! Much appreciated.
  17. Have decided to rebuild the machine. I found that I couldn't get the graphics working correctly, and believe it was due to upgrade to LE2005 from 10.1 OE. I also noticed that I couldn't even run OpenOffice, because of the libGL error message. Am now running 10.1 OE, and all is fine. Although, I have to use the Intel drivers to get OpenGL working with 10.1 OE, but that's OK. Many thanks for your help on this though!
  18. Got it all configured for ALSA. Machine is running 10.1, kernel-, alsa configured and all running fine. KDE configured with ALSA and full duplex. Click the test button, got sound. Run Frozen Bubble, got sound. Login to KDE, no sound playing back, and again when I log out. None of the KDE events are playing back.
  19. Have you tried this in KDE. Going into harddrake, and then highlighting the soundcard, and clicking the Run Config Tool option?
  20. No, nothing at all. I'm thinking it might have something to do with upgrading from 10.1 OE to LE2005. Seems to have problems loading the OpenGL stuff when running Xorg.
  21. Have you rebooted since you upgraded the kernel? Can you type the following at the prompt: uname -r
  22. After experimenting with LE2005 services, the following is a list of which can safely be disabled: apmd (didn't start anyway) bluetooth (I don't use it) cpufreq (doesn't work on my machine anyway) dund (linked to bluetooth) hidd (linked to bluetooth) hotplug (either it didn't start, or I didn't think it was relevant) mDNSResponder (added in LE2005 - to perform zeroconf service discovery - I don't use) nifd (linked to mDNSResponder) pand (linked to bluetooth) postfix (didn't work anyway) rawdevices (didn't work anyway) ultrabayd (only relevant to Thinkpads) xprint (didn't work anyway) I did originally have haldaemon, messagebus and harddrake on this list as well. Whilst you can safely disable these, if you add any additional hardware, it won't find it, enable it or anything. For example, my USB hard disk would not work unless I had these three services running. If your hardware doesn't change and you know what you're doing, then you can disable these as well. Otherwise, if you find something isn't running - suggest you enable these!
  23. I have noticed it pausing at Port Mapper. This only happened when my network cable was unplugged. When I'm patched into the network, it works fine. Just re-enabled atd. I wondered why my slocate was still pointing to old rpmnew's that didn't exist anymore!!!
  24. I don't have Knoppix! What's this?
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