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Everything posted by ianw1974

  1. No, not changed anything. I noticed an xprint service that wasn't there before. I've also disabled bluetooth services as I'm not using them, but it doesn't really seem to have helped. I was just happily using the system, and then it started going really slow!
  2. RAM has 816MB free. Processor load is low, around 30 percent peak from what I see in KDE System Guard right now. I don't have any other desktops installed, but it's odd how it has started to take so long to boot when I turn the machine on.
  3. Hi, still have problems even now. The system boots, but really slowly. The login process to KDE takes a long time to process. I was just using my system, and then it suddenly changed. Also, has anyone info on what the "nobody" login is? It's a hidden user I just found.
  4. Cool, excellent, thanks for that! I knew I'd seen it somewhere. Gonna reboot now see if that helps sort my session out.
  5. I have found a user named "nobody" on my system. I've no idea how this got here. How can I remove it? Why would it have appeared? Please help!
  6. For some reason, my KDE session has started to run extremely slow. Logging in takes a long time, and when I launch applications, these also take a long time. Does anyone know why this could have happened? How do I reset the session, so that it's not restoring it each time I log in?
  7. I have subsequently gone and bought 3 copies of MDK 10.1 Official Powerpack, since I hadn't realised I'd downloaded a pirated version. I thought all were free downloads, and the only reason I had downloaded the way I did was to get the download quicker, than visiting linuxiso.org for example. I don't use pirated software, and since it had been pointed out to me, was rather shocked that I had. adamw, many thanks for this, I really appreciate it.
  8. Hi Derxen, Glad it's all sorted for you now! Have fun :P
  9. No, Firefox would run in addition to, is just a web browser. Konqueror would still remain. As arctic said (many thanks for joining in, and all the info re dual/triple distro installs!), you can get from easyurpmi. Your urpmi sources are an easy way of getting software, without having to worry about downloading direct from eg: mozilla and installing. The easyurpmi link gives you the commands to type to add main, contrib, updates, jpackage, plf-free and plf-nonfree. That way you can browse what software is on these lists, and then install as and when you need them! :P
  10. OK, try this. Go to MCC - "Configure Your Computer". Go to Hardware. Double click hardware icon. Select network card. Click Run Config tool. Choose LAN option. Supply the details for hostname - whatever you want to call the machine eg: mylinuxmachine Give IP address Give Subnet Give Gateway Give DNS addresses Or alternatively set as DHCP if you wish. No need to set anything on zeroconf.
  11. You can go into the Install Software, and there is a kdeaddon for a search bar for konqueror. Click the Star, then System/Configuration/Packaging/Install Software. Then supply the root password you set earlier. Then look in the list for kdeaddons-searchbar. Or alternatively, install Mozilla Firefox from www.mozilla.org - this will do searches over google.
  12. Hi arctic, Thanks for the correction, from what I read previously, I didn't think it was possible. I now stand corrected. :P Would his best route be to install CE and then update to OE, or just go with OE first to save the hassle of the upgrade? This would mean that in the future, should he ever rebuild, he has the OE CD's, and therefore wouldn't have to download all the updates again?
  13. The results you posted before with the uname -a did show the kernel version you have, and that it did match the kernel source you installed. So you're OK here :P The next part is the NVidia bit. I can't really help you on that, but I'm sure someone else will. I use an Intel video card, so the process should be pretty similar.
  14. You could set all three off at the same time, that is what I did. Then you don't have to worry about the delay in the morning for the others! Have fun :P
  15. I'm assuming your using KDE. If so, then you will have a Home icon on the desktop. This is effectively launched with Konqueror which is like Explorer if you like.
  16. At www.linuxiso.org, there are downloadable 3 CD's for 10.1 Official. Both releases are different, you wouldn't be able to use update to change it to Official. I don't know if you have broadband or a fast link, but these are the better ones to use. I've seen many a post where people don't recommend the community release for one reason or another. Over 512Kbps broadband it did take the best part of 12 hours for me to get all 3 ISO's to create CD's from. If you have broadband, I'd recommend downloading them, it'll be worth it in the long run, and a lot less problems!
  17. No, don't need PPP, this is for dialup connections, modems, USB adsl, that sort of stuff. You're just using the ethernet, so that's cool. Boot to KDE, then go to mcc and configure the network there. I don't know your router specifically, but normally they do have link lights to show which port your connected to. Check for numbers on the front or lights near the patch at the back for activity.
  18. OK, first things first. Linux will see FAT32 and NTFS. However, Linux can only write to the FAT32, it cannot to NTFS without third party utils, and this isn't advisable, as something could go wrong! Now, if you can resize to 20GB with Partition Magic, go for it. I've done this. Then move any files you want to the FAT32 which is your data. I assume you would want to save here with Linux, so FAT32 is the way to go. Then I suggest, do not use the Community Edition, but download the Official Edition, this is much better - lots of probs with the Community one! Go through the install, it will ask about partitioning, choose the option where you control it. You can then click the auto button if you like, and it will do the rest for you. Then continue through the install. Let LILO be the boot loader (looks nice), and make sure it goes to the MBR and nowhere else. Once you see the last screen with all your hardware settings, make sure the Graphics is configured, else you could have lots of probs! Make sure if when configuring graphics it asks about starting XOrg automatically, make sure you say yes! Otherwise you will just get a CLI prompt to login to. However, you could type "startx" at this point, and XOrg would start. Up to you how you prefer manual start or automatic!!! And then sit back and enjoy!! :P
  19. I have normally configured mine using the GUI interface for Linux Mandrake 10.1. I'm not sure what distro you use, but I reckon it would configure the same. The gateway is just to route everything that's not on your network, ie internet traffic. So, as your IP is, and you have the subnet as, the gateway would be Your dns would have to be specified if you are using a static IP. If you obtain DHCP instead, then the gateway will assign it when you connect. What might be good, to ensure connectivity, is set the PC to DHCP and see if it picks up an IP address. If it doesn't, then there is definitely a connectivity issue between your PC and router. The PC is patched to one of the four ethernet ports, and not the WAN port on the router? (just making sure).
  20. If your partitions are FAT32 or NTFS you can see them from Linux no probs. I usually access mine by going to /mnt/hda1 - which is the partition Windows exists for me. Once you've installed, you can use Konqueror to browse - Home icon on desktop.
  21. Do you have lights on your PC ethernet card, and also lights for the port you are plugged into on the router? My ethernet is configuring as follows: - PC ethernet - Subnet Mask - Default Gateway - which points to the router's IP. DNS - the ISP supplied DNS - the ISP supplied (I have two in case one server fails). There is a hosts: line in your nsswitch.conf, what does this say? It should say: hosts: files nisplus nis dns wins (maybe not wins depending on your config).
  22. If your ethernet is, then you would have a prob. Set it to and subnet of then you can see your router. Then what you can do is change the IP of the router to the 10 range you had before, and then switch your PC IP back to it's original one, and then go back into the router, and carry on configuring.
  23. Boot to Windows, then right click My Computer and click Manage (if Windows 2000 or XP). Then go to the disk manager, and you should be able to see both disks. If not, then you need to reboot and press DEL to go into the bios, and then go to IDE Hard Disks, and auto detect to make sure both primary and secondary drives have been detected. If you were able to format it in your system before, then you should be able to see it in the Windows Disk Manager.
  24. I've never installed NVidia drivers, but I've installed Intel ones, and the way I had to do that was from the CLI, so that it uses the kernel source for compiling so that OpenGL will work for you. They normally recommend this is done without X running, and then just startx after you've completed the instructions for installing the driver, and then you should be fine. To test, from the CLI type glxgears - it'll run a little prog to check if it's OK. One other things, ensure something like MESA is installed, so that you have the OpenGL libraries. I usually make sure they are installed prior to installing the video driver.
  25. Yes, you can click the advanced button, (or let me choose where to install), and then you can set the partitions on the second drive. The first drive will have LILO installed to the MBR, so that you can select to boot Windows, linux, etc, etc. I've never installed additional distros, but would expect that it will append to the LILO menu, so that you have Windows, Linux A, Linux B, Linux C - the latter letter corresponding to whichever distro.
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