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  1. Darkelve

    kde 3.1.4

    Since this is strictly a KDE issue, maybe it would be best to search for further help from one of these resources: http://www.kde.org/info/faq.php#KDE of these all, especially the mailing list sounds like a promising avenue to me. Edit: they said try to search this first: http://lists.kde.org/ Edit 2: I searched that list. Is it possible they call it the 'context menu'? If so, it could give better results than 'right-click menu' when searching.
  2. correction: "GNOME 2.2 Desktop, with some 2.4-based modifications" See http://wwws.sun.com/software/javadesktopsy...em/faq.html#1q0
  3. This is an excellent link: http://kniggit.net/wwol26.html the overview is clearly written so even some newbies like me can pick up some important points. My eyes blinked on this line, however: "The protocol itself is made up of two different data link types: SCO, or "Synchronous Connection Oriented", for lossy audio applications;" luckily I quickly found out it was another type of "sco" he was talking about Edit: So SCO is in the kernel anyway! This is what they must be talking about!
  4. Here's a link from how the Yahoo menu's won't work with Opera anymore. Should be illustrative. http://my.opera.com/forums/showthread.php?...?threadid=21384 I would send them all to My Way: http://www.myway.com, but then everybody's free to take his pick. Common problems are: form-based pages (logins, forms to fill in, upload forms...), javascript (see the Yahoo link above), 'advanced' CSS (like fixed positioning, as you can see e.g. here: http://www.brainjar.com/css/positioning/default5.asp), certain cookies (e.g. cookies [or images] that do not reside on the server you are visiting), certain plug-ins (activeX, of course, but no one will miss it), ... And then, of course, browser bugs, even in simple html pages: http://www.securiteam.com/exploits/5YP0F000GS.html http://seclists.org/lists/fulldisclosure/2...3/May/0372.html http://scott.yang.id.au/archives/000163.php (read the third line, it's hilarious :D ) Darkelve
  5. http://www.mandrakesoft.com/products/mandrakemove/
  6. I installed it, but it's way confusing. Is there any good documentation (like a PDF) available for download?
  7. Well, no. Then again if I were a home user I would not mind having *certain* steps decided for me (not every freaking thing like Lindows does), in order to have the most pleasant experience possible, albeit without breaking things (e.g. I hated the symlinks to the 'My Documents' folder spreaded all over their filesystem). I've now had the chance to compare the two a bit and, yes, Mandrake is superior to it. But there remain certain barriers for Joe user. I mean just look at the menu structure some distro's that claim to be desktop-friendly have. Also, you have to install and preconfigure Mandrake yourself, at least until the Discovery Edition, which is a very good step in my opinion. Before someone new to Mandrake had to install all kinds of plug-ins, e.g. Flash, Acrobat Reader, ... using a *new* concept, rpm; using a new program, called urpmi; using a new way of doing this, called the console. About wine, tell me, am I going to pay Eidos to make a Linux version for the next release (although if in group, I would) or just run it under Wine. IMHO Deus Ex is an excellent time killer for me and about the only (3d)-game I play. I am an avid fan of adventure games (KQ, QFG, GK, MKI, Myst, ...) and so on. And what do we have on Linux: - Beneath a steel sky, Loom and monkey island, (using scummvm!) - Hopkins FBI So you can tell I'm happy to have Wine available for some of these to run them natively, should they work. Or I can just dual-boot everytime I want to play one of those games... which do you think I prefer? Yeah a lot of Lindows marketing is bullocks. Seems to be the definition of marketing to me today... and I do have problems with their marketing. But the *way* in which their business is conducted, is entirely professional (not talking ethics here), e.g. - Good customer support, which I haven't really seen at Mandrake (went through Mandrake Expert; sure they helped me out but it took a lot longer and there was no real follow-up) - Delivery: they deliver on time (I believe with FedEx), something I haven't seen at Mandrake About ethics: yes, they often twist things in weird ways (to their advantage of course); I must say I haven't thought much about it until now. The lifetime membership just seemed like a good deal at the time, so I went for it. I guess that's also part of good marketing. They sold it as "Help defend Linux and get something really cool in exchange". Kind of like Gowator said in his remark. That being said, I don't really plan on giving them a penny more if they do not play fair. To be honest, I feel that these guys ( http://www.xandros.com/ ) have an excellent mix of marketing, professionalism and ethics, focussing solely on their own strong points, not bashing other Linux distros, ... of course feel free to correct me if I'm wrong ;) I'm kind of a distro-hopper at the moment, but something tells me I'll get back to Mandrake eventually. Or a dual/triple boot. [Edit: after just 2 days, I got back to Mandrake :D ] What are rappen anyway?
  8. I'm definitely in favor. How many times I've looked for an RPM only to find it was Red Hat or Suse-specific. Some worked, lots did not... If this works, it would mean a lot more easily installable software.
  9. Not just yet. Let's all keep our fingers crossed for this.
  10. Testar!! http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distribut...r/mandrake/9.1/ I'm sure you can find more browsing on this board or doing a search for 'rpm'. You can also use web-based rpm search services, like http://speakeasy.rpmfind.net/
  11. Well, for Opera there is this Forum section: http://my.opera.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?forumid=29 Those will give you at least a lot of websites that behave differently in Opera (mostly banking sites with 'advanced [uh-huh] log-ins, sites with plug-ins, shabbily designed sites, ...) As for Mozilla I've no idea. You could try to check on their Forums to see of there's a similar thread. Although the problems should be quite similar to those you can find in the Opera Forums, only Mozilla will work more often with Javascript.
  12. Well, I though I'd just toss another idea into the 'Think Tank' :D - Operating System actually is on a USB key (hey, I found one of 1GB today), with one part OS other part reserved for encrypted/secured storage for /home. - Just carry the OS (and your home system) everywhere you go; plug it in a kind of "base station" with a screen, then continue your work. Also discusse in: http://www.mandrakeusers.org/index.php?sho...t=0entry82309
  13. melon2003, please do not change the identification string to identify as MS Internet Exploiter! Why not? Reason for this is webdesigners and companies look at their log files to see which browsers are used and often take this as a basis to decide what to develop for (standards, I know, I know, but a lot of people still do it this way). MS IE is used on our company site by 90% of the users (we get like 6000 a day). If you are going to identify as IE, this number will rise, maybe even give someone the crazy idea of developing for IE only! (Developer: "Hey, IE use is 95%, let's take the easy way and only develop for that, no one will notice or care..."). While in fact it may be "only" 90% or even lower. Opera and Konqueror will only raise a few eyebrows, nothing more. Mozilla and Netscape will be taken much more seriously. I know this is not very fair, but we all know who to thank for this situation. I say: offer them all, or a few, if you want, but forget about identifying as IE. Darkelve
  14. Have you taken a look at mpg123 yet? It's a command line music/mp3 player that is included with Mandrake. It's not very usable as is, but with a little bit of scripting I think it might be highly efficient and usable. Edit: e.g. I found this on an Apple OSX forum: "The following may be useful if you want to use mpg123 as a random jukebox. (These examples assume your music folder is /Volumes/Storage/Music) mpg123 won't descend into subdirectories when looking for MP3s to play. This can be a problem when attempting to feed it a folder of music created by iTunes, which likes to store things in /Music/Artist/Album/Songs.mp3 format. Instead you can use the following: find /Volumes/Storage/Music/ -name "*.mp3" | mpg123 -Z --list - (On the other hand, if you *do* have all your MP3s piled in one huge folder, it would be just as easy to do 'mpg123 -Z /Volumes/Storage/AllMyMusic/*.mp3') If you want to listen to all your songs in the order that 'find' locates them (not shuffled), use: find /Volumes/Storage/Music/ -name "*.mp3" | mpg123 -@ - "
  15. Hell, I'm not advocating Lindows! As I said I expected it to be much worse, but I was curious anyway. Turned out te be much better than I feared. But there's no comparing with Mandrake which is a much more mature distro IMHO. I reinstalled Mandy yesterday and for the first time did some 'advanced' partitioning, granting my /home a different partition. I also used ReiserFS, something Lindows used and I could not help noticing somehow things seems faster. Now I'm using ReiserFS on Mandrake 9.2 (as opposed to ext2 and ext3 earlier on) and performance really is much faster (and my system already ran faster going from 9.1 to 9.2). You say Lindows has good marketing. But why can't Mandrake have that!? Their discovery edition is going in the right direction (I mean, which home user will be happy to spend 2-3 days downloading stuff, installing, and tuning his system?), but who (joe user) has ever heard of them? I see your point and mostly agree, but how is one supposed to know which projects are really worthy of support? And how do you judge something is 'worthy'? Personally I think Crossover Office/wine is worth supporting, not because I want everyone to run Windoze apps but because they really help gap the bridge for a lot of people (plus showing off how 'cool' Linux can be). Mandrake I love too of course. Hey, we aren't all going to jump to Lindows all of a sudden! Right guys ;) [EDIT: I do agree that we should not take the position we have now for granted. I did not mean to sound like I did.] Darkelve
  16. I think Mozilla (in my opinion, firebird although Moz would be a good choice too) would be better. Reason for this is that web developers did, and still largely do, only test for 2 browsers: Internet Explorer and netscape. Since Mozilla is using Netscapes codebase, it will be far less likely to have the html, javascript or css of a website break. Better safe than sorry I'd say. Darkelve
  17. Yeah, like I stated I have an intel Pro/Wireless 2011b access point hooked up to my cable modem (I'm on cable/DSL). One of my doubts was if it (the bridge) could get an IP adress from this machine. Thanks! Darkelve
  18. Well, I do care. But I do not think the two are mutually exclusive. It is important to have a solid philosophy as well as proof that a commercial effort through Linux can be economically beneficial. I bought Mandrake 9.0 Powerpack at the time to support them, since I love their philosophy. I would buy 9.2 also, because for me it is enormously better and more usable than 9.0. But I'm going to try Xandros first. They certainly try to bending some things their way, but they are not really crossing any legal boundaries here. Perhaps you feel they do not follow the spirit of the community, yet they do give back, albeit much less than Mandrake does. I do care. Lighten up! If next year I will count all the time/money I will have spent on Linux Hardware and software... trying to help out here and there, haven't I contributed too? My experiences with their support were positive. That's a fact. I was curious and took advantage of the offer to check it out. It's actually not as bad as I feared it would be, much much better than M$ actually. Note also the audience for this distro. Everybody has his place here, and if they won't adapt, they'll perish. It's as simple as that, Robertson or no Robertson. Let's see (not meant to compare prices): - Mandrake 9.0: €40 - Lindows: €100, all versions plus membership C&R; which is very convenient for checking it out, should it ever turn out to become something - Xandros: €99 - Mandrake 9.2: € 40 - Router for my Linux box: between €50 and €120 - Helping out here and there; advocating Linux to my friends: priceless :) My advice is, if you don't like Lindows, ignore them. And put your efforts into what you think is worthy of support. Me, I'm just curious, and a bit opportunistic at this time. Why does this feel like the inquisition suddenly? Darkelve
  19. Apperently, in their new version, Lindows changed the kernel version to 2.4.22, supposedly with support for the nforce chipset. There were quite some complaints/requests from users for this. Only downloaded and installed it 2 days ago. Oh well, it's not like I'm not used to downloading. At least with Mandrake, it was every six months ;) Oh, and their support is really wonderful. Fast, friendly and to the point. Only they tend to be a bit less complete/technical than on these Forums. Then again, their OS design is supposed to take care of most of these technicalites. So they seem to be friendly *and* , to a certain extent, listening to their users. But I think Keving Carmony (Carmogy?) spends his whole day posting on forums. Oh, wait. Right. Better get back to business :D
  20. Ok, ok, so I know I have been nagging around this board about my wireless setup (sorry :unsure: ), but it is really bothering me I cannot yet connect to the net with my Linux box. So I will not nag anymore, but I would like to get at least a heads-up on the following product I am very close to buying: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00...9364019-5383338 They state on the page you should be able to use this 'bridge' (difference with a router=?) with Linux without any drivers, just an ethernet jack. I want to have this device pick up an IP address from my Intel access point, so it will my desktop PC can use my home network. See below for more detailed information on my situation and setup [Edit: I think it's a fantastic idea to provide links to these devices from the wlan project page!] Thanks! Darkelve My situation: - My network card, a Realtek8139, runs fine BUT - I have a wireless home net work installed (Intel pro/wireless 2011b access point hooked up to my incoming cable modem). This distributes network traffic. - My wireless card (external USB ethernet device) doesn't work and there's no drivers. - I don't really trust the external USB devices for Linux just yet. Don't care if its more expensive, do care if it works. (Amazon does not seem to ship to my country ... any other shops?)
  21. Actually the post about PCLinuxOs, plus this article: http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/54/34511.html (where you can see they effectively *did* split up the USB key into two parts. Doesn't have to be USB though, although I think at this time it would be the most convenient.) made me think about this. It would be quite a different way of working, I think. Obviously, you need less disk space, 'cause your OS and data are on the key. With sufficient RAM, I think the difference in performance would not even be that great. You are *truly* mobile with this: just a stick on a rope around your neck. Take that, Apple something-book users :P Or let us say you have a laptop you plug the key in. If you forget it or it gets stolen, they'll "only" have a brick laptop. I'm also thinking it could be great for DoCoMo... Anyway, I'm ranting, but that's just because this is cool stuff 8-)
  22. You mean if I were on Linux and someone would send me a mail like that, I couldn't even read it!?
  23. Judging by the review, I sure hope that 'install to hard disk' option gets functional. You think that in a few years we'll be in the following scenario? - Operating System actually is on a USB key (hey, I found one of 1GB today), with one part OS other part reserved for encrypted/secured storage for /home. - Just carry the OS (and your home system) everywhere you go; plug it in a kind of "base station" with a screen, then continue your work. I dunno, but that doesn't sound *too* far-fetched in my opinion. Would be bad for HD-makers though, I guess...
  24. Typical Linux-geek-type response would be: "Hey, you know what? Let's make one!" (not that I in anyway pretend to be able to do so though) ;)
  25. Phunni, thanks for the advice. I found them and I am pretty sure that is what is screwing up my experience with Lindows so far. In particular my sound and usb (hangs whenever I plug something in, just like in Mandrake 9.0/9.1), but maybe also the ethernet part (I suppose that is what that driver "nvnet" is for). That and the absence of make and configure in Lindows.!! I know it's meant for total N00bs, but still! Lots of software/configuration tools depend on it. So I got no way to install this! Plus I still got no internet connection, so I'm running a really substandard system now. Darkelve P.S. My short opinion so far: Lindows is interesting, as long as you - do not try to dig too deep in it (although I did manage to set up Crossover Office albeit with some trouble when Lindows tries to automaunt the CDrom) - use it in the way it is intended to be used, limited to a selection of core tasks (watching a video, browsing the web, playing games, ...). Of course, 1 of its strengths, Click&Run, I haven't been able to test it out yet and my hardware problems are bugging me, so maybe I'm just a little too harsh on the distro right now.
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