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  1. im trying to set up a wireless network pci card i just got given on my mandriva box. im using powerpack edition 2008 with a belkin router. when i try the wireless set up in configure your computer it tells me to use the windows driver (which i had to downl;oad) with ndiswrapper? when i try this i get this error Some components (firmware) are required but aren't available for ndiswrapper hardware. Firmware files are required for this device. The required files can also be installed from this URL: http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/mediawiki/index.php/List i dont understand this as i updated ndiswrapper through install software? did a google for linux drivers for this card and was told to get the following driver acx-mac80211-vlynq-20071006.tar.bz2 unpacked it through konsole and cd into file and cant get any further as it says no such file or directory when i type ./configure read the readme file in the folder and its so confusing i thought i was working for NASA any help here with simplified instructions please
  2. i have a dell latitude d520 running mandriva powerpack 2008.ive been trying to run the sims through wine but i keep getting error regarding graphics. heres what control center says regarding graphics mobile 945GM/PM/GMS,943/940GML i cant seem to find a compatible driver or if i need any other driver.?? the error im getting is as follows: [john@localhost ~]$ wine control libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x65 libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x65 [john@localhost ~]$ then a screen comes up saying cant load any applets any help appreciated [moved from Hardware by spinynorman]
  3. thanks how do i extract to the folder you said? normally i extract to the home folder then cd into it?
  4. some vids i use on the internet are mpg format and nothing seems to play them.i tried mplayer as well as the one installed anyone help me
  5. bonebags

    bigfish games

    thanks. the games look ace. i managed to get 1 game (of my bigfish cd for windows ) to run through wine the games im after are like where they hidden things in a shop and you have to find them (if that makes any sense)
  6. bonebags

    bigfish games

    yea sorry big fish make small but quite excellent games like hidden relics and mystery p.i puzzle games etc solve puzzles to finish the game
  7. ok heres how i did it. http://www.stepmaniawiki.com/wiki/Download_Songs download the songs or song packs and etract to the stepmania folder in your home directory its as simple as that my daughter loves the game hope this helps others
  8. bonebags

    bigfish games

    i used to have some games made by BIG FISH and SPINTOP for windows and am wondering if theres some (or the equivalent ) for linux especially mandriva
  9. yea problem solved (but thanks) did a google for it
  10. im trying to work out how you install songs into stepmania that came with powerpack 2008. when my daughter tries to play it, it says no songs installed but doesnt mention how to install songs.... anyone help me out here
  11. comes up with nothing saying no joysticks were found connected to this computer
  12. just re-installed again using kde as default.tried modprobe and looked for joystick in hardware, cant find it anywhere BUT in harddrake/soundcard/set up driver options it says joystick___________________ im not sure what to type here also theres a choice of soundcard drivers
  13. just tried modprobe and heres what i get [john@localhost Desktop]$ su Password: [root@localhost Desktop]# modprobe sidewinder [root@localhost Desktop]#
  14. just followed a few requests on another forum so thought id post them here as well incase someone of you good guys know the answer [root@localhost Desktop]# cat /proc/isapnp cat: /proc/isapnp: No such file or directory [root@localhost Desktop]# modprobe joydev [root@localhost Desktop]# lsmod Module Size Used by joydev 8928 0 nls_iso8859_1 4800 1 nls_cp437 6464 1 vfat 11104 1 fat 46876 1 vfat snd_rtctimer 3276 0 sg 30776 0 scsi_mod 119016 1 sg ipv6 237120 12 snd_seq_dummy 3620 0 snd_seq_oss 31392 0 snd_seq_midi_event 7072 1 snd_seq_oss snd_seq 49488 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event snd_pcm_oss 40384 0 snd_mixer_oss 16096 1 snd_pcm_oss 8139too 22880 0 mii 5664 1 8139too snd_via82xx 24952 1 gameport 11912 1 snd_via82xx snd_ac97_codec 96868 1 snd_via82xx snd_ac97_bus 2848 1 snd_ac97_codec snd_pcm 70116 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec snd_timer 19620 3 snd_rtctimer,snd_seq,snd_pcm af_packet 17960 2 snd_page_alloc 8712 2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm snd_mpu401_uart 7616 1 snd_via82xx snd_rawmidi 19936 1 snd_mpu401_uart snd_seq_device 7212 4 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi snd 46500 13 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm ,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device soundcore 8096 1 snd floppy 55172 1 video 13924 0 thermal 11240 0 fan 4036 0 container 3968 0 button 5808 0 battery 8260 0 ac 4292 0 ide_cd 35776 0 binfmt_misc 9800 1 loop 15400 0 supermount 34128 1 dm_mod 49944 0 cpufreq_ondemand 6956 0 cpufreq_conservative 6952 0 cpufreq_powersave 2400 0 freq_table 4800 0 processor 21448 1 thermal via_agp 8896 1 nvidia 4529012 12 agpgart 27240 2 via_agp,nvidia i2c_core 17536 1 nvidia evdev 8864 1 tsdev 7040 0 usbmouse 5280 0 usbhid 49024 0 uhci_hcd 20748 0 usbcore 113472 4 usbmouse,usbhid,uhci_hcd ext3 124936 2 jbd 51028 1 ext3 [root@localhost Desktop]# sorry for the long post hope this helps find my problem
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