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  1. Resurrecting an old (and I mean OLD) thread to ask a question: Those of you using Mandriva's KDE: Do these steps still apply? I'm thinking of installing Mandriva again on my new HD that I got to replace my linux hd (500 GB, plenty of room to play with) and I would like to know if they are still performing these little hacks to customize KDE.
  2. You could always call it with the run command window. Alt + F2 Although, I can't remember if it has a gui itself or if it feeds the data to another program. Been a long time since I've used it.
  3. There are plenty of other games out there, too. Like ramfree said, just because the Wine page I linked to says something will work, ymmv. I play some games in Linux, some in Vista, and others I gave up on because they were too much hassle (I hate having to switch off one of my monitors and reconfigure my desktop just to play a game). If you want to try, by all means try. Some games work really well under Wine (WoW is one, but I'm also comparing its performance to Vista which, let's face it, is a pig).
  4. http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?...on&iId=5880 Looks like Wine might run it. You will have to install Wine, which I believe is in one if the Mandriva repos. If you have followed the Easy Urpmi site, you can open a terminal, su to root and type urpmi wine
  5. Cedega might play some, Wine might play others. Wine is free, last I used it Cedega was not. I would say it depends on the game. Check the Wine Application Database and see what other people are saying about the software you are trying to run.
  6. As tyme said, there are many equivalent, and a lot of times better applications that are native to Linux that might work for you. Wine works for some, not well for others. It's very situational. Perhaps if you let us know which program you wanted to run, we might be able to point you in the right direction.
  7. I assume that you have tried installing it through urpmi? A quick check of the 2008.1 official main repo shows that exact version of the ndiswrapper rpm. If you are unable to do that (network connection, or whatever), you could always download it on another machine, burn it to a disc and transfer it over to your Dell.
  8. When you are selecting the disc type in Nero, make sure the box labled 'No Multisession' is checked. This will ensure that your discs are finalized and you should be able to read them on any other OS.
  9. liquidzoo


    From what I have seen of KDE 4, I'm on the bubble. Part of me really wants to have the latest and greatest, but a larger part of me wants to wait. I suppose if I really wanted to, I could install it alongside kde 3.5 that I'm currently running just to check it out. I, for one, really like the Kickoff menu. It's the default in Sabayon's KDE installation so I've been using it for a little over a year now. Once you get used to where things are, it's really intuitive.
  10. digikam can't handle exporting them to another file format, unfortunately.
  11. Anyone know of a program that I can use to manipulate *.cr2 (cannon raw image) format files? I need to convert several I have into any other image format (png, jpg or tiff preferably)
  12. And another one showing off some compiz-fusion goodness
  13. You should burn it as an image. I've never used UltraISO before, but I know that some programs hide the option to burn a disc image. In Nero, it used to be in the File menu, now it's in the Recorder menu. Strange, but whatever. If you have burned it as an image (not burning the one big file on to a dvd) and you still find that you are having issues getting it to load, I would try downloading it through an FTP program such as SmartFTP (free for personal use on Windows). I downloaded an ISO the other day and IE only downloaded 300MB of it...the file ended up being 4.3GB. Also, I believe Nero has a free version around. Check their website. UltraISO looks like it might be way more than you actually need, and if it's taking 5+ hours to burn then something isn't quite right.
  14. ha ha... Anyway, I ended up installing Mandriva, struggling through a gentoo install only to ahve it fail to boot (spectacularly, I might add) after a number of issues getting it installed in the first place... And I went with Sabayon instead. I'm really liking it, even though it is just a really easy-to-install gentoo. Works perfectly for me.
  15. Damn...been so long I forgot the most important info in my post... Logitech MX-518
  16. I want to remap my mouse buttons so the back/forward buttons (Windows, Mandriva, and Ubuntu default) actually work to go back and forward. How do I go about doing this?
  17. My initial thought if the install program won't load is that the download and/or the burn is bad. You should be able to get the md5sum file from the same place that you got the ISO, then grab an md5sum program for Windows (really easy to find, just a quick google search) and follow the installation instructions, then md5sum the iso to make sure that it isn't bad. Once you determine that it's a good download, the next step would be to burn it at a slower speed (as slow as your burning program will let you) and try it that way. Also, if you are comfortable enough with it, you can use the XP partitioning tool to shrink down your drive and free up some space beforehand. It's in Administrative Tools in the Control Panel.
  18. Looks like I can use twinview in the nvidia-settings control panel, which is nice. Now...if I could only get Mandriva to install and boot without giving me a kernel panic (been YEARS since I've had one of those). I tried Mandriva One first (x86_64 version). livecd worked, installed version didn't...at all. Downloading the full dvd now to give it a try.
  19. The photos are backed up onto several dvd's, and at least 1 website for some of them. Just not for a while. The mp3's as well have been backed up in the past. I value my data as well, and do everything in my power to not lose it including reducing the risk that I will be hacked (no one, and I mean no one is ever 100% safe from a hack if they are connected to the internet) I do plan on backing up my files regularly, but forgive me as I did not intend this to start into a discussion about my computing safety. The choices I have made with my data and the choices I continue to make with my hardware and software are mine alone, and I have my reasons for them. I am simply looking for information about certain aspects of my computer that I have never come across in a Linux environment in my personal experience. Dual monitors, the processor, the cd drive, the bootloader, are all new to me (well the bootloader due to the fact that until February I had never run Vista)
  20. It's an nvidia card, so the drivers are there. Reading on the gentoo forums on how to do it as well. Looks like for what I want it to do, I may have to use xinerama. I only need it to work with SD cards. It's an internal (internal USB connection) model. It can? Since when? Last I heard it was really risky to do, and I'd rather not mess with 4 years worth of digital photos and videos, and several thousand mp3's for something that's still experimental and could permanently wipe out my data...that would be bad.
  21. Getting rid of windows is not an option. There are things that I do need it for, and I really, really don't want to back up hundreds of GB of information so I can reformat the drives into something that can be readable/writeable in Linux. Changing back to XP is also not an option (I paid for Vista, might as well use it, eh?) Good to know about lilo. I only prefer it because I know how to configure it. Now, what about the dual monitor setup? Card reader? Another thing I forgot to mention...my CD/DVD burner is SATA. Is that going to cause any issues? TBH this computer was the first time I'd ever seen one, so I'm curious.
  22. Ok, been a while, I know. Here's what I'm thinking of. I want to take my new computer (I will post specs below) and install Linux on one of the hard drives in an attempt to get my wife to actually use it (plus there are some other things that I want to do) What I want to do is install Mandriva onto part of one of the hard drives, then configure and do a stage 1 install (assuming I still can, I haven't gotten that far yet) on gentoo on that drive, using the mandriva installation space as the eventual /home drive. I've done this before, and I know it works. I want to do it this way so that I can have the install guide up as well as a working X conf to go from. Now then, my specs: Intel Core2Duo E6600 (dual core, 64 bit) 2 GB RAM 580 GB total HD space (3 drives, linux will be installed to the 80 GB drive) nVidia 7600 GS pci-e video card built in card reader (if this could work out of the box it would be awesome) Windows Vista Ultimate Dual 17" LG LCD monitors The guides I've seen on the internet all say to use GRUB as the bootloader, but the only one I've ever used in almost 10 years of using Linux (minus the past 2ish years) is LiLO. Does anyone know if lilo will work to boot Vista? The dual monitors. I currently have them set up to where they are separate 1280x1024 monitors, not one bit 2560x1024 monitor (I can't remember the term nVidia uses for this). Anyway, I can have a game playing on the first monitor and still use the second to browse the internet, etc. Assuming I can still do this in Linux (which I'm sure you can), how hard is it to set up? And my final question: Would Mandriva be a good choice for what I want it to do (basically build an x conf file and be a place I can browse the internet while gentoo is doing it's thing) or would something else be better? To the mods: If you want to move this post, be my guest. I'm not sure where things go around here anymore.
  23. Probably not. I haven't updated it in a while. All the more reason to make sure I get everything right when I switch hosting providers. I will check out SK and see if it will do what I need it to. If so, then I will stick with Wordpress.
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