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  1. Last night we had a power outrage in our lab and the machine was shut down uncleanly (i guess). This is morning when I tried to login and was told the hda6 not available. Then I tried to use the mdk disk run a linux rescue and got a message like this: your partition table is too messed up.:( anybody has suggestions where should I go? I read some material online, some suggest using fsck...
  2. well, it's really strange. AFter playing with it for two hours (on FRIDAY night!), I made it work. Just start to init 3 without starting X, and typed startx... yahoo~ here comes the kde 3.4! I think I really learned something for the past week's struggle with mdk... or I am just lucky this time. :)
  3. Hi guys, I followed this link to update my KDE to 3.4: http://mandrakeusers.org/index.php?showtopic=24182&st=0 step 1: urpmi.addmedia thacs.rpms http://anorien.csc.warwick.ac.uk/mirrors/thac/10.1/RPMS with hdlist.cz step 2: urpmi kdebase Installation is successful ... until I rebooted the machine, there are tons of users adm, bin, daemon ... and of course me. After I clicked my name and typed in the password, I was bounced back to the login screen after a few flashes. Then I tried to login in with ctr+alt+f1 to text mode and typed in startkde, still not successful, the error msg is like this: xsetroot: unable to open display ' ' set unable to open display ' ' I figured that maybe i need to change a few lines in the figurationfile, what do you guys think?
  4. Hi, guys, Not sure if any of you have experience with mdk smp? My Dell workstation 670 comes with dual Xeon CPUS, and my mandrake system is 10.1 official. This is what it looks like when I typed in: uname -a Linux (my compute name) 2.6.8.1-12mdksmp #1 SMP Fri Oct 1 11:24:45 CEST 2004 i686 IntelĀ® Xeon CPU 3.00GHz unknown GNU/Linux This is the result when I typed in: Linux version 2.6.8.1-12mdksmp (quintela@n5.mandrakesoft.com) (gcc version 3.4.1 (Mandrakelinux (Alpha 3.4.1-3mdk)) #1 SMP Fri Oct 1 11:24:45 CEST 2004 I've followed the instruction on this board (http://www.mandrakeusers.org/index.php?showtopic=4567), but only get the no precompiled kernel stuff. Do I need to download some kind of rpms? Thanks.
  5. HATS OFF to AdamW! This is the best post I've ever seen. I know it's like mdk 101 to most people, but I didn't know it before. For newbies like me, install easy urpmis can really drag u out of the "rpm hell" situaition. I got all the neede devel and software installed. It's working great for me! Thanks a million. link to easy-urpmi:http://www.mandrakeusers.org/easyurpmi/ Below is his answer to my original post. I really think it deserves a new topic. Sorry to boter others. ------------------- I'd suggest you wipe the heck out of all the packages you've downloaded and go back to basics. Remove all your urpmi media (urpmi.removemedia -a) , go to Easy URPMI, tell it you have 10.1 Official and want a main media and a contrib media, run the commands it gives you, and type 'urpmi libxorg-x11-devel' as root. Now 'urpmi kernel-source'. Now install the nvidia driver. We don't install -devel packages by default because most users don't need them. This is why we split them up in the first place; the majority of MDK users never compile a program and thus never have any need for the stuff in the -devel packages, thus by splitting them out we can save a lot of space on their hard disks and our release CDs. (You're not getting anywhere _near_ all of MDK on 3 CDs, and you still can't quite squeeze the whole thing on one DVD, IIRC, so space is at something of a premium). -------------------- Pinned it for some couple of days - Artificial Intelligence
  6. Well, thanks VeeDubb. I think most complains about a certion linux distribution are machine specific. And I agree most people like to use mdk and it fits them. Actually, I was using fedor2 for the past three or four month and suddenly decided to go with mdk, because somehow (I don't know why) I think Fedora is boring and its interface is ugly ... Yes, I know installing nvidia driver is almost a standard procedure these days (download driver--init 3 -- sh driver-- modify conf-- init 5). I got it done with fedora 2 within a few minutes following the instructions. Don't know why this time it doesn't work for me. The funny thing is, the more my machine bothers me, the more I want to fight through it. I am gonna make this machine and mdk work for me!!!
  7. Thanks for all your kindly reply. I think I am using 10.1 official. Here is how I check my linux version: $cat /etc/redhat-release Mandrakelinux release 10.1 (Official) for i586 If anybody could give suggestion on how to install devel, I will say "thank you" for a million times. Here is what I encountered. 1) # urpmi XFree86-devel-4.2.1-6.11.C21mdk.i586.rpm Some package requested cannot be installed: XFree86-devel-4.2.1-6.11.C21mdk.i586 (due to unsatisfied XFree86-libs[== 4.2.1-6.11.C21mdk]) Continue? (Y/n) n 2) Ok, let's install the libs: urpmi XFree86-4.2.1-6.11.C21mdk.src.rpm unable to register rpm file Everything already installed please... where should I go from here?????????
  8. well, I know it's unfair to put blames on FREE product. May it's just I am expecting too much from it. But the thing is you expect the linux could be smarter. Here is a typical loop hole I am in: $urpmi xorg-x11-6.8.2-6mdk.src.rpm Some package requested cannot be installed: libpng3-devel-1.2.6-2.1.101mdk.i586 (due to unsatisfied devel(libz)) xorg-x11-6.8.2-6mdk.src (due to missing libpng3-devel-1.2.6-2.1.101mdk.i586) Continue? (Y/n) n ok let's download the libpng... $ urpmi libpng3-devel-1.2.6-2.1.101mdk.i586.rpm Some package requested cannot be installed: libpng3-devel-1.2.6-2.1.101mdk.i586 (due to unsatisfied zlib-devel) Continue? (Y/n) n What should I do next? Even if I googled it on the internet, still cannot get a answer. My harddrive is now full of these useless rpms...
  9. I know people will hate me for saying this. But it's just crazy and unreasonble for a person to spend so much time to play with their OS!!! Come on, it's just a operating system, we need to WORK on it instead of spending tons of hours to make it WORK. I am system admin for Windows network for three years and did C programming for a very long time. Beside, I am a OK unix user. I think that I can say I AM an intellegent person. But this whole mdk thing is driving me crazy!!!!!!!!!! I downloaded mdk 10.1 last week, installed it. Everything is OK... till I found I don't have the devel installed... not even mention the stupid nvidia drivers... the missing X11 header files..X-devel not installed?.. Why mdk don't have it installed with the "standard installation"? and it's not even on their CD... Don't say I am lazy I've done my homework. I almost read all the possible thread on install nvidia driver, including the thread here. Still cannot make it work. The KDE with mdk 10.1 is 3.2, do we also need to update to XFree 4.5, updating QT?... The stuff is overwhelming for a OS. Just my opinion... Say whatever you want... I never had this trouble when I had my fedora. I think I will switch back or try suse instead.
  10. Here is what I got on my screen... Could somebody tell me what to do next? Thanks a MILLION! kde base Some package requested cannot be installed: kdeartwork-3.4.0-7.mdk10.1.thac.i586 (due to missing libarts1-1.4.0-5.mdk10.1.thac.i586) kdebase-3.4.0-14.mdk10.1.thac.i586 (due to missing libarts1-1.4.0-5.mdk10.1.thac.i586) kdebase-kdeprintfax-3.4.0-14.mdk10.1.thac.i586 (due to missing libarts1-1.4.0-5.mdk10.1.thac.i586) kdebase-progs-3.4.0-14.mdk10.1.thac.i586 (due to missing libarts1-1.4.0-5.mdk10.1.thac.i586) libarts1-1.4.0-5.mdk10.1.thac.i586 (due to unsatisfied libmasc.so.1) libkdebase4-3.4.0-14.mdk10.1.thac.i586 (due to missing libarts1-1.4.0-5.mdk10.1.thac.i586) libkdecore4-3.4.0-16.mdk10.1.thac.i586 (due to missing libarts1-1.4.0-5.mdk10.1.thac.i586) libkdepim2-common-3.4.0-11.mdk10.1.thac.i586 (due to unsatisfied libgpgme.so.11) libkdepim2-korganizer-3.4.0-11.mdk10.1.thac.i586 (due to missing libkdepim2-common-3.4.0-11.mdk10.1.thac.i586) mandrakelinux-kde-config-file-10.2-6.mdk10.1.thac.noarch (due to missing libarts1-1.4.0-5.mdk10.1.thac.i586) And then this is what I did: urpmi arts Some package requested cannot be installed: arts-1.4.0-5.mdk10.1.thac.i586 (due to missing libarts1-1.4.0-5.mdk10.1.thac.i586) libarts1-1.4.0-5.mdk10.1.thac.i586 (due to unsatisfied libmasc.so.1) Continue? (Y/n) n Then I downloaded libarts1-1.4.0-5.mdk10.1.thac.i58 and did a urpmi, got this msg: urpmi libarts1-1.4.0-5.mdk10.1.thac.i586.rpm Some package requested cannot be installed: libarts1-1.4.0-5.mdk10.1.thac.i586 (due to unsatisfied libmasc.so.1) Continue? (Y/n) n REALLY hate this chain of reaction!!!
  11. This is what I am running: cat /etc/redhat-release Mandrakelinux release 10.1 (Official) for i586 Interesting.
  12. aspguru

    xlib.h [solved]

    HI, I have the same problem with you. Could you tell me where do you find those RPMs? Thanks.
  13. Hi, Nidos I am running KDE 3.2. Can you give a reference how to update the KDE? Thanks.
  14. Never mind guys. It's dumb question. Just add -lm... problem solved.
  15. Please help me out, guys... I am writing a big program (3k lines) and almost finish it until I cannot get the log value of one var. I did include math.h in my .c code. But still I got "no referrence to log function" error. [moved from Everything Linux by spinynorman - welcome aboard :)]
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