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  1. I'm not exactly the expert here, but from what I've learned you can indeed put the boot information on a floppy disk. In the following screen, choose for 'on floppy' (see to it you have an empty floppy ready!) http://www.mandrake.tips.4.free.fr/instimg92/069.jpg Darkelve P.S. I think it is not supposed to 'skip' the bootloader, whatever installation type you choose... maybe you skipped screens a bit too fast?
  2. I can second that; I also switched to 9.2 which solved my problem. Maybe the issue here is better support for USB 2.0 in the new Mandrake version? Cannot directly think of another cause (my cam: Trust 700 LCD Powercam). I got the exact same error message you are describing, but it is solved now. Darkelve
  3. Maybe I'll say something useful for once: The patent vote in Europe is *delayed* again: http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/34244.html Only this time, the delay looks *bad* for us!
  4. http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Guide/Advanced Nothing wrong with ¨ If you ask me, I think that Firebird is just smarter about this (it has a tendency to ;) ). If it really matters that much, then why don't you transform it into the appropriate value (hexadecimal notation or st.)? That way, no-one will know the difference, should only be one or two lines of extra programming. Darkelve [Edit: maybe you can use ¨ = Ampersand-Hash-168-semicolumn ?]
  5. I'll add just 1 more (although it's already in the list, the concept is important enough to warrant its own link): How to avoid the Flash of Unstyled Content (FOUC) http://www.bluerobot.com/web/css/fouc.asp
  6. Try Html-Kit: http://www.chami.com/ If you do manual html coding (which I advise, since it is the best way to learn), chanches are you will never go back to another program. Plus it's great to learn: it's got an autocomplete function and a few toolbars/wizards with all tags&attributes (style sheets too), even indicating those that are deprecated (obsolete), plus pretty good documenation and very nice extensions. You can mostly find what you are looking for in the program itself, which is a big help when you are learning. [Edit: of course this is a Windows program, although the author says it should work with Wine.] Darkelve
  7. I am looking for an authoring environment to create relatively simple adventure games (like the early king's quests, scumm games or even as crude as the H-games). I started to use Adventure Game Studio on Windows and that works great, but I want to be able to work in Linux instead. It's so much more convenient and I am thinking of fully switching to it sometime. Any ideas? Darkelve
  8. ... yup. AND to consider Copyright and *Intellectual Property*. Notice a trend here?
  9. I googled around a bit and have tried and come up with some more info: Dhclient gives: The connection does work under WinXP, with following settings: Windows IP-configuratie Ethernet-adapter LAN-verbinding: Verbindingsspec. DNS-achtervoegsel: pandora.be IP-adres. . . . . . . . . . . . . : Subnetmasker. . . . . . . . . . . : Standaardgateway. . . . . . . . . : Gonna follow a suggestion by someone, by adding the IP-address (or gateway address?) and adding 1 number e.g. or If anyone has a clue on why or how, plz let me know ;) Darkelve
  10. Well, everybody's out of the house, so I thought I'd get the ol' cable back out and get on the internet to get some updates, software and try out certain things. I cannot seem to connect to the cable modem though. The cable modem, a Motorola SB4200, is functioning: all the led's are on and there is a blinking orange one to indicate activity. This worked fine in 9.1, after I discovered I first had to reset my cable modem. Now, I cannot get a IP adress. I think the problem has something to do with this line: "SIOCSIFFLAGS: Device or resource busy". I ran a few config tools, you can see their results in the attachment. The components alone seem to work fine, but something is wrong... Darkelve cable_connection.txt
  11. You can do it! Hell, if I can do it, anybody can! ;) and if it does fail after all... well bummer, I think we've all gone through reinstalls in the beginning. 30 minutes, that's not too hard... I mean it's not the end of the world if you've got no important data. If you do, back up. Darkelve
  12. As bvc says, you probably do not have the kernel-source installed. I had the same problem. Get the kernel-SOURCE file from one of the mirrors, should be on the one you got your iso's from in one of the folders above (I incidentally downloaded the kernel srpm itself at first ) Also, before you start, might be a good idea to look at this first, then practice on a dummy file: http://www.mandrakeusers.org/index.php?showtopic=4473 As for the screenshots, thanks. I love it! It's easy on the eyes, even though there's a bit of glitter. But I don't mind a bit of glitter ;)
  13. I am willing to offer my translating skills to any Linux-related project that: 1) abides with the GPL 2) does not treat localisation as of secondary importance 3) focuses on the desktop Degree: Translator (university level) Mother tongue: Dutch; secondary languages English (preferred) and French Nickname: Darkelve How to contact: Darkelve@myway.com, or through IRC.
  14. Darkelve

    Network Card

    Write, I dunno. [Edit: as written on the site, the thing now has *experimental* write support] As for read, maybe "Explore2fs"? Maybe not exactly what you want, but might come in handy now and then. http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/explore2fs.htm Darkelve
  15. methinks class action suits should already have started all over the world (I am correct in thinking this does not only consern America, am I not?); with such a vast and faithful community I would have assumed SCO would be over its ears already with lawsuits. As of yet, it is only a select handful of companies. Of course, one perfectly good reason for this would be: 1) Capital 2) Time: to take the time to get well-organised and prepared, knowing this is a case Linux cannot afford to loose. Anyhow, it IS refreshing news about SCO for a change (anyone here ever wanted to put McBride&Co a sock in their mouths?) Darkelve
  16. Reporting back! Gowator, illogic-al, I did it!! I got the Nvidia drivers installed, it wasn't too bad. I did not actually download the 'kernel-source...' file, but instead the 'kernel-...' file itself pretty stupid no? :unsure: When I got the *right* file, install with urpmi went smooth. Then I thought I had messed up but it appeared I installed the XF86Config-4 file in the wrong location (under root dir). Anyway I did not have to change a lot, just change the line from 'nv' to 'nvidia', seems ' load: "glx" ' was already in the file. You will see it worked because the GLXgears program is working. Is the framerate decent? (also, am I officially a 'geek' now ??) Then I played around a little, got the Flash plugin for Mozilla working, next I installed 'slicker' (there was a RPM on KDE-look). Slicker is in its infancy, but man does it look great. With it I can get rid of at least half of the icons on my desktop and my borders will finally be of any use ;). Then I went on installing a few Mac OSX-based themes. I like the theme, but when installing they seemed a little too bright, too 'screamy' to me. Well, after some experimenting I came up with my perfect settings! Well I know it is personal taste, but if any of you wonder how I came to it: I got the Aqua-3.1, Aqua-Graphite 3.1 (I think I used that one) and the Aqua_Mac_Beta themes from KDE-look.org. Window decoration: Aqua_mac Style: Aqua_graphite (I suspect this one, but I installed all 3, might be a mix) Afterwards: style 'High Performance Liquid'. Iconset: Noia KDE You can take a look at the screenshot I posted. I absolutely love it; it's grey (calm on my eyes), stylish (Mac-ish) and very subtle. I dunno, maybe I'll call it Noia-OSX, or Noia-Mosfet's X or something :P Gowator, Illocig-al, thanks a lot for all your help. I actually feel glad now I had the 'courage' to do such an 'arcane' :lol: task. But I'm feeling alle the better for it now! Darkelve
  17. Hey Roland, I agree, 9.2 is much faster than 9.1 on my system as well (Athlon XP box)! I wouldn't know what the heck makes it tick faster, but it's definitely a pleasant experience! Darkelve
  18. Well, that's nice, but where can you get it?? I can't seem to find binaries -or even source code- anywhere on the site.
  19. I tried to follow the instructions, but I got an error report (log file posted as attachment). I do not know what went wrong: I got the kernel-source RPM from the exact same ftp server where I downloaded the ISO's, the kernel version seems right (I checked and it's 2.4.22-mdk10; or '10mdk' not sure about the order). I did everything illogic-al advised me to do, but somewhere something went wrong. Anyway, maybe the log file means something to anybody. nvidia_installer.txt
  20. Hi Illogical, tx for the help! Gowator, here's that output I promised you: nvidia_output.txt
  21. Hey Gowator, Illogical No, I still dual-boot. Getting internet to work will requir some hardware investments I suspect, I'm still checking things out. I can download the script via my windoze system, no prob, but I'll probably also have to download the instructions. I hope you can still reach the mounted partitions (guess so)? Also, how do I get in a pure text console when booting (I think I read this was recommened). Last thing, how can I be sure I got the right version? Darkelve
  22. Yes, I'm referring to the video drivers (for 3D accelleration etc.) Motherboard information ----------------------------- Motherboard ID: 01/30/2002-nForce-A7N266-C Motherboard name: Asus A7N266-C Motherboard Chipset: nForce415D Video card information -------------------------- nVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 (Asus AGP-V8170) Video card nVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 3D accellerator Darkelve
  23. Hey, I just installed Mdk 9.2 a few days ago and loving every bit of it. Only problem I had was installing the nvidia drivers. I used the RPM's I got for 9.1 (from Texstar), this was real easy for me to install. Yes, I did find the tutorial for installing Mdk from a command line, but it sounds a bit complicated; I don't want to mess up then have to reïnstall everything again. So I was wondering if there really isn't an easier way to install these drivers (like the RPM method I used in 9.1). Darkelve
  24. Yeah, I can understand what you are saying. A lot of the fixes that no doubt will arrive through Mdk Update, should already have been fixed before the final release. What I do not understand is that you say 'rpm is broken'. Urpmi worked wonderful on my system, had no trouble installing anything at all (except the Nvidia drivers). Then again, I get everything from my hard disk, so I do not know how easily you can get stuff directly from the web. Basically, my experience was wonderful because everything I use for my daily tasks, worked without much need of tweaking. Of course you tend to forget that everyone's experience is different. Darkelve
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