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Everything posted by dexter11

  1. DKMS is what michaelcole wrote. If you installed a new kernel you ha to reinstall the drivers, this thing does it automatically. As for the package size: my guess is that the dkms-nvidia package contains only the kernel module. If you look at the packages you can see there are other nvidia packages too like libnvidia-opengl.
  2. "napic" should be "noapic" If all else fails you can try to boot with an alternate kernel. Also there are some good ideas in this topic.
  3. The graphics issue will be soon solved with an update cause the new X.org is out.
  4. So it's an xpi file? If yes then just open the file in FF (File\Open file).
  5. fltk is a widget set like gtk (which GNOME uses). Maybe that GNOME developer is using fltk for practicing or I don't know but IMO it's very unlikely it will be in GNOME as it is.
  6. AFAIK 7174 is the last driver release from nvidia which supports older cards (GeForce2 and older), so it must be included.
  7. Update your urpmi database by: urpmi.update -a
  8. Read the article again. It is talking about the Microsoft Exchange connector.
  9. I know about only one Linux flash editor f4l. You can see here what happened with it. The guy is still working on it sometemes though. The last time I heard gplflash wasn't interactive so it didn't handled mouseclicks etc. But that was a long ago.
  10. Check the permissions of the file: ls -l /etc/samba/smb.conf If there's no permission for root then give it using the chmod command.
  11. dexter11

    XBC on MDK10.1?

    Seems like it's Windows only so you won't find any package for it.
  12. You can thank it to Intel AFAIK. They are the main sponsors of 2006 and Xorg cvs was used to add support for some Intel chipsets. Info was on the club forum so it's not official.
  13. It works here and I didn't compile anything only the the stock Mandriva packages are installed. Firefox 1.0.7 mplayerplugin and the win32codecs from plf.
  14. That mplayer package has a bad signature. It's a security feature that shows the package you are about to install is really from the source you have downloaded and noone tinkered with it. But in this release Mandriva screwed up a lot of package signatures so prepare to meet more of them until they fix it.
  15. Since they seem to have the most problem with PR/marketing my question is: Are you planning to hire someone who is professional in marketing?
  16. Currently it seems the Xorg bugs will be solved in December when the final Xorg will be released so it's not really an option to wait to Xorg.
  17. IMO you better write to the club forum. Adam surely will come up with a solution. If you write here nothing will change.
  18. The tilte is self explanatory. The game is a TPS. The demo is out which runs natively on Linux, ~330MB. Can be downloaded from the game website in a zip file.
  19. Just to make sure of some things. How did you install java? did you give this name to the java directory: jre-1_5_0_05-linux-i586.rpm ? I'm trying to say if you downloaded the rpm.bin file, and it seems you did, you have to install the rpm file after unpacking the bin file.
  20. Try delete the menu file from /usr/lib/menu.
  21. I don't think that /usr/java exists by default so you have to create it (by the mkdir command). Second most of these steps can be made using a GUI like konqueror. As a newbie you should probably use that. Just launch konqueror with root privileges (open a terminal, type "su", give root password, type konqueror). In konqueror you can navigate anywhere in the system. So you can go to /usr right click and choose "create new" (or something like that, sorry I'm not using English GUI), choose directory from the list, give the name (java) and you're ready with the first part. As you're coming from the Windows world you will notice that Linux uses different principles in a lot of things. One of these is the filesystem, other is the installation. In Windows you could do everything since you're admin by default, except deleting the Windows directory. To install something you had to download the program and install it. In the installation process the program created its own directory where it put everything related to that program (well in almost all cases). In Linux the file system is as is you can't do anything you want since you're a regular user by default, except in your home dir. The stucture of the file system is defined. There are /bin, /sbin, /usr etc directories in every Linux system. The files are placed in the directory structure by their role/properties, eg system executables (cd, tar etc) are in /bin, system executables that only root can use (like fdisk) are in /sbin. The executables of the programs you installed are most of the times in /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin. Linux systems have package managers which is a central installation/uninstallition utility (Mandriva has rpmdrake, System\Configuration\Packaging in the menu). Linux distros have central source of softwares on ftp servers called repositories. You can setup the package managers to use those ftp servers and then you can just choose from the list what you want to install the package manager does the rest. This is the prefered way of installition especially for a newbie since if you use the Windows method you'll soon meet dependency hell which is probably the biggest disadvantage of the opensource world. Unfortunately Java is propietary software so it's not in Mandriva packages unless you're a club member. If you want to setup those ftp servers visit easyurpmi.zarb.org. Main and contrib are the basic source of Mandriva software. More than 10G of software is there.
  22. Either it's 32bit or it's GPLFlash which is open source but not that functional as the Macromedia flash.
  23. If the main site is down try the mirrors. These are different only in a number. All ends with mplayerhq.hu. So they are www2.mplayerhq.hu - www9.mplayerhq.hu.
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