Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Darkelve

  1. Somehow, when I leave my MD Desktop, my machine will still perform and my fan make a lot of noise. I read an article about a 'hibernate' mode that might be useful, or is that only for Notebooks/Laptops? Also, what can I do to minimize resources usage when I'm away? Darkelve
  2. No, you're right. Guess I'll have to brush up on my English again...
  3. I'll be looking forward to it! By the way: "userfriendlyness"? Darkelve
  4. Hey aRTee, I saw your article appeared on ww.linuxtoday.com ... Nice! I already downloaded the explore2fs tool. That is way cool! And convenient...
  5. ... I particularly liked reading the bottom row! :)
  6. Actually I don't ... There are lots of defined ways of making a site more readable and on-screen reading more enjoyable. Embedding graphics increases download size and bandwidth and thus potentially hosting costs. Animated images often distract from the main content. You could also mean that his sentences are too long and too wide on-screen, in which case I agree. In any case, here is some more 'founded' background (with no disrespect to you, nick0. Perhaps I didn't get your point, but that was a bit hard from the explanation you posted). http://www.webstyleguide.com/index.html?/contents.html (check chapter 5: Typography). http://www.alistapart.com/stories/typography/ http://www.useit.com/alertbox/ Darkelve
  7. I got up te level 30, 50-thousans-and-something; then it froze on me. I didn't read the message though, maybe it was over? Darkelve
  8. Hey, Perhaps you'd like to take a look at the following article. http://www.alistapart.com/stories/pngopacity/ * Note to Edit: CSS support isn't 100% conform across all browsers. Browser makers are allowed to interpret a rule in different ways. Apart from this, there are also bugs and CSS rules not supported in the 4+ browsers. Darkelve
  9. If they gave me a nickel for every time windoze made my life a hell... why I'd be richer than Billygoat himself! They're still making my life a hell: 1. I'm on a WinNT 4.0 workstation with rediculous restrictions and stuck-up administrators (not like in unfriendly, more like 'we know what is good for you') 2. Plus I'm a webmaster ... :'( Darkelve
  10. I found the menu option on the camera, formatted the disk, made a few pics and plugged it in and booted again. It gets detected during boot, but then gives the message: /dev/sda created ... ldm_validate_partition_table(): Disk read fail and then gives me the option to load diskdrake. When I try to mount it "1. mknod /dev/sda1 b 8 1"; 2."mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/removeable" it says something like: "error: this is not a valid block device" Darkelve
  11. Hi Ste* uhhh. Gowator.... :roll: /dev/sda was created for me by Mandrake I created /dev/sda1 myself. I made sure there are a couple of pics in there. The maps in Unkown OS' explorer show 'DCIM -> 100TRDSC'; that's where the pics are. I'll go and try it out ASAP. Darkelve
  12. You do realize he's joking, correct? I know, I was just playing along. I still think it's a funny command though :P
  13. Strange... it only lists directories for me. Which version are you using ?
  14. Howto improve quality of surfing: "urpmi opera" (ducks for cover)
  15. Well, no flash card anyway, no. I thought there'd be a small HD inside the camera you could access through Linux and that this HD is 8MB big? Maybe not a bad idea to look into a flashcard now... Darkelve
  16. Here's a follow-up by MozillaQuest http://mozillaquest.com/Linux_News03/HP-Ma...PC_Story01.html
  17. In the Unspoken OS, I get 'Standard FAT partition, capacity 8MB. I formatted my card using the Unspoken OS's explorer, now I'm going to see if something has changed... It also has an option for flash cards, maybe that would help? I *was* talking about internal storage up to know, don't know if it *would* read from a flash card? I think it's good posts in Forums like these remain in English. One way or another, people have to pick up with this anyway when dealing a lot with PC's or the internet. Local language support is more appropriate on: - dedicated sub-Forums for other languages (although it does somewhat subvert the power of having all info in 1 wide-known language) - (m)IRC - your Lug or a local Linux guru - Manuals - ... I DO think this could help n00bs like me a lot. I can't imagine coming this far had you posted in, say, German :?
  18. I downloaded the bittorrent client today using "urpmi bittorrent" (sooo easy...) *** What is Bittorrent? *** Bittorrent is a distributed P2P file sharing client, used for "swarming [big] downloads across unreliable networks". When you download a file using Bittorrent, you also provide the parts you already downloaded for others to upload. You have to provide just as much upload as you've downloaded, so that everyone gets treated on an equal basis. Advantages: you can get extremely high download rates and the file gets constantly checked for errors, so it will be extremely unlikely you will end up with a broken download. A 200MB-file could very well be finished within a couple of hours. Disadvantages: This is mostly used for the newer/newest stuff, so chances are after a while you won't find previous versions of a file/series because everyone already downloaded it. This is why Bittorrent is mostly used for getting the latest movie/anime from the net. Also a lot of Linux ISO's are available. More info: http://bitconjurer.org/BitTorrent/ *** END *** Anyway, it did not come with a GUI for me. So instead of looking for it, I gave the console command a shot. It's very easy in fact: Type btdownloadheadless.py --url "http://www.fakeurl/fakefile.avi.torrent" --saveas newfilename.avi Where btdownloadheadless.py is the name of the bittorrent executable, --url specifies that a URL will follow for the file, the filename between the brackets "[filename]" is the URL for the filename you will want to download (if you click on the link, It will probably display in a box or in your address bar). The brackets are there so the CLI will take note of spaces and weird characters. Lastly, with --saveas [filename] you can specify where to save your file, meaning in which file to save it (your filename) and in which directory. If you do not specify a directory, this will go into the dir you are in currently. Behold the power of a CLI bittorrent... Muhahaa!! Darkelve
  19. Hi Anna, hey don't worry, I'm a n00b too. But you can always ask me some coll non-313313 questions, e.g. about enhancing your desktop, simple commands ands finding/recommending applications. The answers to your questions though: 1. When I plug my camera in, it is recognized and a /dev/sda is created; then I get the 'validate partition table' error. I followed your post and made a "/mnt/removable" directory for this. Does not to make much difference though. 2. Uh... I don't know... :roll: 3. Well, I think since /dev/sda was created for me, this would be the correct one. Sure I made a sda1 but no difference. I think it's just a copy... 4. It always says 'I/O error, ...' 5. No I did not. You can do that? I'll have to check my manual for that, I guess. However, I don't exactly feel comfortable with it. Actually, at boot, the screen offered me to load the 'appropriate tool' (being diskdrake). Forgot to mention that, don't know how it could help though. 6. Yeah, in the 'other' OS (whose name I will not speak of, cf. LOTR) it gets recognized and I can browse it in the file explorer. That it *does* work in the 'other' OS almost bugs me as much as the fact I can't get it to work. * I never tried ' fdisk -l /dev/sda ', isn't this dangerous?? Thanks for your concern. Maybe we could also have written in Dutch, but I'm quite comfortable with English. Plus it might help other people in need for the same info. Darkelve
  20. Jay, got it working! :D My card and everything were actually working, I just had to choose "Managed" and type in the key in 1 of the fields. I'm feeling a bit st*pid. I never had to deal with the encryption stuff, 'cause the wireless home-network was set up FOR us... Anyway, thanks a lot. Now I have a really cool laptop (Compaq 1400 - nice design) with a really cool OS and wireless network access, which makes it even cooler. 8) These Forums/this website is great, there are so much info and apps (FTP server) and friendly people together here. It makes a world of difference! Darkelve
  21. Sorry to drop in suddenly, but since this is about configuring wireless cards and this post seems done, I figured no need to start a new post. I got an Intel Pro/Wireless 2011B PCMIA card on my laptop, which should work. However, it doesn't and I think this is because of the Wireless encryption going on: 128-bits Wep encryption.
  22. I tried out some things for my USB cam, following maatje's post. When I plug it in at boot, it seems it gets recognized, but I get this message: ldm_validate_partition_table(): Disk read fail Then I issued following commands, more or less following the posts (saved it as a txt file and put it on my shared Fat32 partion; mostly no working Internet connection under Linux) [root@localhost /]# tail -f /var/log/messages Jul 5 15:34:45 localhost kernel: sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled Jul 5 15:34:45 localhost kernel: /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0 Jul 5 15:34:45 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0 Jul 5 15:34:45 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 16376 Jul 5 15:34:45 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 16376 Jul 5 15:34:45 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0 Jul 5 15:34:45 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0 Jul 5 15:34:45 localhost kernel: ldm_validate_partition_table(): Disk read fail ed. Jul 5 15:34:45 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0 Jul 5 15:34:45 localhost kernel: unable to read partition table [root@localhost dev]# lsmod Module Size Used by Tainted: P <snip> ohci1394 19048 0 (unused) <snip> scsimon 9280 0 (unused) usb-storage 72952 0 scsi_mod 103284 5 [sr_mod ide-scsi sd_mod scsimon usb-storage] usb-ohci 20584 0 (unused) usbcore 72992 1 [usb-storage usb-ohci] rtc 8060 0 (autoclean) ext3 59916 1 jbd 38972 1 [ext3] [root@localhost etc]# cat modules.conf probeall scsi_hostadapter ide-scsi alias eth0 8139too alias sound-slot-0 i810_audio probeall usb-interface usb-ohci alias ieee1394-controller ohci1394 alias /dev/nvidia* nvidia Then I played around somewhat, following everything on the other posts and doing mknod commands. However, it seems /dev/sda is the one I really need. [root@localhost dev]# tail -f /var/log/messages Jul 5 15:54:12 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 16376 Jul 5 15:54:12 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0 Jul 5 15:54:12 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0 Jul 5 15:54:12 localhost kernel: ldm_validate_partition_table(): Disk read failed. Jul 5 15:54:12 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0 Jul 5 15:54:12 localhost kernel: unable to read partition table Jul 5 15:54:12 localhost kernel: SCSI device (ioctl) reports ILLEGAL REQUEST. Jul 5 15:54:12 localhost kernel: Device busy for revalidation (usage=1) Jul 5 15:54:12 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0 Jul 5 15:54:12 localhost kernel: FAT: unable to read boot sector "Anna, it may be that the usb-storage is not properly implemented in your camera. This happens sometimes, check google groups for that." I am guessing it might be this kind of problem. Would be logical, but also sad ;'( Darkelve
  23. Sorry, I missed the link to the other post about USB. Didn't mean to double-post. Can anyone still comment on the wireless modem though. Darkelve
  24. Hi, I just found out the 2 USB ports in front (under the floppy drive), DO work without freezing my system in Mandrake. I even got 2 of my hardware items detected using USBview. I want to browse my digital camera, and it's detected, but I cannot seem to find the folder anywhere. What should I do? I tried Gphoto1&2, but firstly the model isn't there and secondly I think 'browse directory' should work, but again: which directory. Here are my specs: Vendor: â??Trust Bus: â??SCSI Location on the bus: â??0:0:0 Channel: â??00 Description: â??Trust|Trust 710 LCD POWERC@M ZOOM New devfs device: â??/dev/scsi/host1/bus0/target0/lun0/disc Old device file: â??/dev/sda Module: â??unknown Floppy format: â??Trust 710 LCD POWERC@M Media class: â??hd (Mass Storage|SCSI|Bulk (Zip)) ------------------------------------------------- Trust 710 LCD POWERC@M ZOOM Manufacturer: Trust Serial Number: 01.00.00 Speed: 12Mb/s (full) USB Version: 1.00 Device Class: 00(>ifc ) Device Subclass: 00 Device Protocol: 00 Maximum Default Endpoint Size: 8 Number of Configurations: 1 Vendor Id: 06d6 Product Id: 0030 Revision Number: 1.00 Config Number: 1 Number of Interfaces: 1 Attributes: 80 MaxPower Needed: 500mA Interface Number: 0 Name: usb-storage Alternate Number: 0 Class: 08(stor.) Sub Class: 06 Protocol: 50 Number of Endpoints: 3 Endpoint Address: 87 Direction: in Attribute: 2 Type: Bulk Max Packet Size: 64 Interval: 0ms Endpoint Address: 08 Direction: out Attribute: 2 Type: Bulk Max Packet Size: 64 Interval: 0ms Endpoint Address: 89 Direction: in Attribute: 3 Type: Int. Max Packet Size: 1 Interval: 1ms I was thinking this looked good enough to actually detect it, but whatever directory I browsed, I found nothing. * On a side note, the other piece of hardware I was talking about is an Intel Pro/Wireless 2011B Lan USB device. In order to wirelessly connect to the net. Is there any chance in h*ll I'll get this to work under Mandy? If there is'nt I won't bother. Otherwise I can investigate further. Darkelve P.S. I now I could look for info myself, but it's really inconvenient without a working internet connection most of the time. I'd rather have some all-in manual, but I doubt these would exist.
  • Create New...