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  1. Update: I updated the kernel and this didn't resolve the problem. Now running 2.6.3-25. The kernel source is also installed. I then downloaded the alsa-drivers, alsa-lib and alsa-utils from the alsa website, and ran the following alsa-drivers: ./configure make make install ./snddevices alsa-lib: ./configure make make install alsa-utils: ./configure make make install I've rebooted many a times, and still having problems. I checked the modules.conf file that Realtek suggest modifying in /etc and it now contains the following lines: alias char-major-116 snd options snd major=116 cards_limit=1 alias snd-card-0 snd-intel8x0 options snd-intel8x0 index=o id="ICH" alias char-major-14 soundcore alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0 alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1 || : pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 || : I've no idea where to turn next.
  2. Excellent, that did the trick! Many thanks for that
  3. How would I enable ssh on the other box? I also have shorewall on it, fyi.
  4. I'm wanting to be able to drop files on another MDK machine on my network. How would I go about doing this? I don't want to share it with Windows, which is why I've not done anything with samba as of yet. I'm assuming it's done a different way when it's just one Linux machine and another?!?
  5. Am currently upgrading the kernel to 2.6.3-25 to see if this makes any differences. The problem isn't a compilation issue anymore, but more that I just can't get the damn thing to work.
  6. I can't seem to get this to work. This is what I've done so far, and now I'm stuck. 1. Installed kernel-source-2.6.3-7. 2. Ran ./configure from the alsa-driver-1.0.4 directory (downloaded from Realtek). 3. Ran make. 4. Ran make install. 5. Ran ./snddevices The part I'm now stuck on is apparently, I have to put some lines in the /etc/modules.conf file and I have no idea as to which ones. Am I better just upgrading the kernel to perhaps resolve the problem? As mentioned, the sound card is a Realtek AC97, and it's on a Gigabyte system board, that has the Nvidia extensions (if that helps).
  7. With regards to the CD's you'll be fine. I used 700MB CDR80 to burn mine, and the images were marked as around 700MB. In terms of the MBR, if you're going to reinstall Mandriva afterwards, the install process will ask you where you want to put the LILO bootloader. Make sure MBR is selected, and everything will be fine. It's only if you're not going to use Linux at all, that you need to fix the MBR to let Windows boot. Even if you remove Linux, the LILO will still exist in the MBR unless you removed it prior to removing Mandriva. I have reinstalled many a time, and not fixed the MBR to boot Windows prior to installing Mandriva.
  8. Is it internal? I visited linmodems.org and there are no drivers it seems for any USR modems. You may be able to get a Rockwell based driver to work as there has been some talk that the USR's are based on them. Although I've not tried this yet.
  9. I had an idea of mounting in read/write so that I could create the directory and a zero byte file. That would stop the error generating I think. The only thing is I don't know how to mount it. It's all ROM or RAM based and assume all the directory config such as the OS will be in ROM, meaning I'll not be able to do it? Or can I? Hmmmmmmm
  10. I re-downloaded the zip file from their website, as it didn't download properly. I now have all the files, and I have to jump on the computer shortly so that I can attempt to compile etc. Will keep you informed of what happens next!
  11. Please add me for Polish translation!
  12. I'm assuming your using the mdk-kdm display manager when you attempt to login? I had this problem too when I upgraded to KDE 3.4 on MDK 10.1. There are some threads on this, but what you could do temporarily, is change from mdk-kdm to xdm and you would be able to login as normal. If you wanted to fix the mdk-kdm issue, then the threads I saw mentioned doing this: Remove mdkkdm Remove kdekdm (this will remove dependencies, so make a note and reinstall later (not kdekdm though). Install mdkkdm again Then you can use mdkkdm to login again as normal. Or, just use the xdm instead, depends which you like the most! Hope this helps.
  13. I noticed your search line above your name servers. I don't have anything similar on my config. It could be that it takes a while as it's attempting to connect to what you have here. Try editing the file (resolv.conf) and placing a # at the beginning of the search woh.rr.com, and see if that makes a difference? I guess this was added when you configured the network?
  14. I've just checked, and my DVD was 2.2GB!!!! So I was probably alright! Never mind, I have the bigger releases coming shortly :P Currently I have 3 machines, and will update to the releases I have just bought. Does licensing work the same way for these editions, eg: one copy per machine. I'm thinking about when I want to install on more machines you see. I know the free download would be OK to hold one media set and install onto many machines, but wondered if it worked differently for the purchased releases.
  15. Yep, that's how you'll do the partitions. The FAT32 one with Windows, the rest with the installer. The Home drive is where you're likely to hold data, so if you think you'll store 1GB there, then it's OK to size as that. Then anything else you can drop in the FAT32 partition later. The bigger the root drive, the more space you have for installing any apps in. I personally haven't attempted with only 1CD, I used all 3.
  16. When I installed MDK 10.0 OE on a machine I have, the sound wouldn't work. I since found that when I enable it in KDE, it errors. I downloaded the drivers from the Realtek site, enabled sound within KDE. The instructions then say to run the following commands: ./configure make make install ./snddevices I have well over the required kernel for the driver (kernel-2.6.3-7mdk), so this is OK. The only command I can't seem to get to work is the ./configure (there is no configure file in the directory where I extracted the driver). Any ideas on what I can do to configure, or would I be better updating the kernel to a later version to resolve the sound issue?
  17. Home just stores what you want to put there. It's format is: /home/username (whatever you set your username as). If you have additional users, they will appear here too. FAT32 does have a limit yes, and although you can create larger, it's prob not a good idea. With Linux, you cannot write to NTFS partitions without special apps, although this is likely to cause data integrity problems. You can always create more than one partition to spread how the FAT32 data is, instead of making the biggest single partition. Create as many as you like from the 40GB shared for Linux/Windows, format with Windows prior to installing Linux.
  18. You can right click the desktop and click Create New/File/Link to Application. The third tab has the options for setting where you installed Firefox. For the first tab, you can click the big icon, and then browse to the firefox/icons directory and choose one from here.
  19. The partitions can be created by Linux when you install. You don't need to worry about this before loading Linux. If you want to share data with Windows, then the partition for both OS's to see should be FAT32. Probably best to set this before you install Linux. For Linux, set the partition to EXT3. The reason for having /, Home and Swap, is that if you ever upgrade/rebuild, you can leave Home and therefore don't lose any data. You can partition even more than this if you really wanted to! For example /usr partition, and so on. The swap file is normally double your memory, but no more than 500MB. You won't use swap any more than this. Hope this helps!
  20. Do you have the connection settings so that you can configure it manually?
  21. I have done a google search and found the following info: Does that help?
  22. Cool thanks for that. I have managed to do it. Many thanks. My initial problem I think was the *.* I was using at the end, because this was limiting it to files.
  23. I'm sure this will be a real easy one! Basically, I downloaded Mozilla Thunderbird and extracted to: What I want to do is move it to the following location: When I use Konqueror, I don't have the rights, because it needs to be root access. I have tried the following command: when running as superuser. But it only seems to copy the files. How can I get it to copy all the subdirectories within thunderbird also. Is there an alternative command?
  24. Have you checked /var/log/boot.log to see if it mentions anything in there?
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