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  1. I haven't been here in a while, lost my internet connection for a few weeks, then started a new job that has kept me pretty busy for the last few months, but I would like to appreciate mandrivausers.org for remembering my birthday a few weeks back! anyways, what brings me back is I just bought a new dvd and tried to use vobcopy (don't know if anyone's tried that one or not) to make a backup copy of the dvd, the prog just hung, when I tried to watch the dvd on my computer, it just doesn't work. All I get is green garbage across the screen with occasional clear glimpses of the actual movie. Are they using a new type of encryption on the newer dvd's, and if so, what am I going to need to download in order to watch them and make backup copies? I'm sure it wouldn't hurt to just upgrade my whole os, which if I'm not mistaken is still at 10.1 official, but being stuck with dialup, that may take a while. I'm currently using Xine v0.99.2, mplayer v1.0, and libdvdcss v1.2.9, and nothing works. Will an upgrade to all of these fix the problem, or does this go deeper? Thanks for any help. carl
  2. Allright, after having to dig through my im logs to find out exactly where I sent my friend to download this iso, I went back and downloaded the md5, the two were way off, so I dug a little further and found that the iso image is 695 Mb, the file my friend gave me was only 684, and therein lies the problem. As I have been quite sick for the last week, I was not as thorough in checking everything out as I should have been before posting, and for that I apologize. Thanks for everyone's help in this matter, and in the future I will dig as deep as I can before posting to this forum.
  3. Acutally, I understand the principles of burning an iso image very well, and because I've been using Linux for almost 2 years now, I may not be a guru yet, but I can do everything on here just as well from a shell as I can using the frontend for that program so I assume I have a little knowledge of my system. I know that when I click the iso image, K3b opens automatically with the correct parameters already set for that image, all I have to do is click the burn button. I've set my bios to boot from cd rom first, and yet it still won't boot the disc. This is the first time I've had this problem, as I've burned several iso images, using Linux and K3b, in the past and they've always worked properly on reboot. I'm just curious as to whether anyone else has tried this distro and if they had similar problems, or if possibly the download is corrupt and I should try it again.
  4. If the PCLinuxOS live cd is truly a fully functional cd, awesome, I've already got it and won't have to download anything else. When I burn it to disc, do I need to take everything out of the folders and put them out front, especially the vmlinuz file, so it can boot from the cd, or should I leave it all as is and go with it?
  5. I can't really remember where I downloaded it from, but if the live cd is used only to install the system, obviously that isn't what I need. I'm looking for a good live cd that can be booted and run directly from the cd as a standalone os, cause I'm sure once I start school, all the pc's will be running some version of windoze (although I pray it isn't Vista, I don't even want to look at that one). Also, after all my yapping about Linux, I've got several friends interested in trying it out, it would be nice to give them a live cd they can try out without actually installing anything, to see how they like it, and something very user friendly that won't discourage them. Any suggestions?
  6. Yes, I mounted the iso image, there were 2 folders and the livecd.sqfs file, I compared the burnt cd to the mounted folder, everything was identical. I didn't check (and don't even know if there is) the md5sum, I didn't download the file because I am still stuck with dial up, so I had a friend with dsl download it. To be sure it's something I'm doing wrong, I just can't quite figure out what.
  7. I recently downloaded the PCLinuxOS Big Daddy iso, it's currently residing on a 1 Gb flash drive, I burned it to cd using K3b, it burnt with no problems, but when I rebooted and set my pc to boot from cd first, nothing happened. When I opened the cd, there were 2 folders on it, Boot and Isolinux, and a file called livecd.sqfs. I mounted the iso image and those are the same items in that folder. I even tried to take everything out of the folders and burn the cd like that, it wouldn't finish burning for some reason. I didn't see any toggle bootable options in K3b, so I'm assuming it takes care of things like that automatically. Has anyone else ran into this type of problem? I'm not getting rid of my Mandrake installation, just been wanting to try a live cd so when I start school, if the computers are inflicted with M$ bugware, I might can reboot and run a real os. Thanks for any help.
  8. Yes, it's connected to the WAN port of my router. Unfortunately, we do not have high speed internet service in the area where I live, so I'm trying to do this with dial up service. As far as I could figure, my dial up modem is the interface accessing the internet, my ethernet card, being plugged into the WAN port of the router is providing the connection to the router, and from there it should send the connection to the usb adapter hooked to my other pc. Like I've said, it works fine when both machines are running windows, I can access the internet from my machine via dial up modem, once connected I go to the other machine and open a browser, point it to some random page, and it connects no problem, but if I have to use windoze all the time, I'd just as soon not even turn my pc on. Thanks for all the help and for being patient with someone trying to find the time to get out of the noob stage....
  9. Ok, it worked doing it that way, but the confusing thing is I'd put the path to the f-prot executable in the /etc/crontab file, shouldn't it have looked there and executed the program anyways? Another unexpected result was that when the daemon started, it spawned about half a million processes, and kept spawning them, never completing the first process, eventually locking my pc up. Guess I'll have to work with it, see what I did wrong and fix that. Thanks for all the help.
  10. Sorry, should've specified that, I have my ethernet card ran into the WAN port of my router, supplying the internet connection to the router, and I can connect to the internet with my dial up modem with no problem, either with linux or windows. I have the usb adapter installed on my other pc, it receives a good signal, about 70%, when I'm running win2000 on mine and win98 on the other, it works just fine, when I switch to linux on my pc, it no longer works. I've tried the wizard, no luck, and I followed the directions from the tutorial in the networking section of this forum, still no luck. Is wireless connection sharing even possible between linux and windows?
  11. I've been working on this for a few days now, and it's about to drive me crazy. When both my pc's are running windoze, it works just fine, but I prefer not to use that os anymore. Not real sure what kind of router I have, it just says IEEE802.11g wireless broadband router, the usb adapter is an edimax, when I have the usb adapter hooked up to my girlfriends pc and the router on my pc, it shows a decent signal strength, usually about 70%, but it won't share the connection (I'm still using dialup). I tried to setup internet connection sharing through mcc, that didn't work, so I read the tutorial by Qchem, couldn't really get it to work that way either. I can't use the usb on my pc, I found a rfc1201 gzipped file in my /kernel/drivers/net/arcnet folder, unzipped it, did a modprobe, found that the module was loaded after running lsmod | grep rfc1201, and I still get nothing. I downloaded the firmware for the adapter from sourceforge, ran make, it put 2 items in my firmware folder, both with a *.fw extension, which apparently I can't load as a module. If I load the rfc1201.c, how would I create a wlan device? I tried that through mcc, it gave me a list of drivers to pick from, which mine were not listed. Any ideas are greatly appreciated.
  12. I'm currently using Vixie cron v3.0.1, not real sure if it supports the user column, after grepping /var/log/messages it seems as if it was trying to run root as part of the command- CMD (root echo "why isn't this thing working?"). I took the user column out, ran it again, it still isn't producing any output anywhere, it's entirely possible it is working, just sending the output somewhere other than /var/spool/mail. Any ideas?
  13. Those are the exact steps I took, as root I typed into a console "crontab -e", after vim opened, I typed in what I wanted to run, then hit the esc key to get back to normal mode, typed ":wq", then typed "crontab -l" to check that all was correct, and it still won't do anything. I've checked in /var/spool/mail/root for any output, nothing is showing up. I'm sure the crond is running, and I'm sure my mail program is installed and working properly. Just to make exactly sure, the order in which the times are entered are minute, hour, day of month, month, and day of week, correct? That's the only thing I'm not 100% sure about, and the only thing I can see that is causing it not to run when it's supposed to. Thanks.
  14. I've been trying to learn a few new things with linux lately, one of them being how to run scheduled tasks with cron, but I must be doing something wrong because it doesn't appear to be working. Basically, what I'm trying to do is get my antivirus (f-prot) to run at a certain time every night. This is what the /etc/crontab reads: SHELL=/bin/bash PATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/f-prot MAILTO=root HOME=/ # run-parts 01 * * * * root nice -n 19 run-parts /etc/cron.hourly 02 4 * * * root nice -n 19 run-parts /etc/cron.daily 22 4 * * 0 root nice -n 19 run-parts /etc/cron.weekly 42 4 1 * * root nice -n 19 run-parts /etc/cron.monthly I used vim (which I'm also recently learning to use!) to edit a root crontab, and this is what I used: # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE - edit the master and reinstall. # (/tmp/crontab.16368 installed on Sun Sep 10 12:22:27 2006) # (Cron version -- $Id: crontab.c,v 2.13 1994/01/17 03:20:37 vixie Exp $) * 2 * * * root ./f-prot / -silent -report=/home/****/virusscan I set f-prot to run silent and print out a report in my home folder, but it doesn't seem to do anything, I've checked the root mail folder and it isn't printing anything in there either. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong? Also, I downloaded a gzipped tarball, tarred it into my home directory, ran the config script, and it told me to run jam to build the program. I had never heard of jam, it wasn't built into mandrake, so I downloaded an rpm, got it installed and working, that's a cool command, anyone else ever heard of it? If so, how else could it be used? Thanks for any help! [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  15. Ok, I've been having some trouble with these new kernels, the kernel booted fine, took a few minutes to configure my modem, took a while to load my soundcard module, couldn't get shorewall to work at all and absolutely could not access my cd drive with a data cd in it, so I tried the 2.6.12 kernel, again booted fine, sound module loaded no problem, modem, no problem, shorewall started no problem, but I still can't access my cd drive with a data disc. It opens right up with a audio cd or dvd, just not data. When I try, this is the message I get: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdc or too many mounted file systems. Please check that the disk is entered correctly. Anyone have any idea what the problem may be and any steps I can take to fix it? Thanks.
  16. actually, i think i just lucked up, because i was finally able to compile and install a kernel and get it to boot, downloaded the ltmodem-2.6-alk-8 package from heby.de/ltmodem, built and installed the modules into the new kernel folder, and used kppp to connect! i'm so excited, i've been trying to do this for months now and i finally did it i'm pretty sure if that package will work for a 2.6.16 kernel it'll work for a 2.6.12. now i think i've got to go back in and do another make menuconfig, cause it won't load my soundcard module or shorewall, but that's ok, i've made it this far, to be sure this will be something simple. thanks for your help!
  17. any idea if 2006 comes with any support for lucent agere modems? i bought this modem specifically because it would work under linux with a minimum 2.4 kernel, it just came with drivers for a 2.4 kernel, had to find the files for 2.6, and if 2006 doesn't have much support, any ideas where i could find support?
  18. Just out of curiosity, does anyone know what kernel version Mandriva 2006 comes with? I am in the process of updating my pc, am currently using Mandrake 10.1 with a kernel, and I would like to know the kernel version for 2006 before I start installing because I need to find the drivers for my modem for that kernel. I was originally able to locate the file for my modem under the current kernel at www.heby.de/ltmodem, but after checking that site this morning it doesn't look like he's offering much anymore. Not gonna be much point in upgrading if I'm not able to use my modem, and I can't get even dsl in my area yet. [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  19. ok, this is the output of the netstat command: tcp 0 0* LISTEN 5300/hfaxd unix 3 [ ] STREAM CONNECTED 177490 32485/ksendfax /tmp/ksocket-carl/ksendfaxbiafNb.slave-socket unix 3 [ ] STREAM CONNECTED 177488 32486/ksendfaxbiafN unix 3 [ ] STREAM CONNECTED 177474 32485/ksendfax unix 3 [ ] STREAM CONNECTED 177466 32485/ksendfax unix 3 [ ] STREAM CONNECTED 177458 32485/ksendfax unix 3 [ ] STREAM CONNECTED 177456 32485/ksendfax unix 2 [ ] DGRAM 10528 5300/hfaxd unix 2 [ ] DGRAM 10525 5290/faxq and this is the output of the tail command: Jun 26 07:13:37 localhost FaxQueuer[5290]: SUBMIT JOB 3 Jun 26 07:13:44 localhost kernel: Shorewall:net2all:DROP:IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC= DST= LEN=28 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=46102 PROTO=2 Jun 26 07:14:14 localhost kernel: Shorewall:net2all:DROP:IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC= DST= LEN=28 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=44055 PROTO=2 Jun 26 07:14:44 localhost kernel: Shorewall:net2all:DROP:IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC= DST= LEN=28 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=53016 PROTO=2 so apparently the hylafax daemon in running and listening to the correct port, still no luck sending anything. i've checked through all my other logs and haven't seen anything about the fax, so I'll just keep tinkering until I stumle across the answer, works every time!
  20. Ok, I really feel like an idiot now. About 5 minutes after starting this topic, I realized that according to what's going on in my /dev folder, the serial port would probably be /modem, since as far as I can figure that's how Linux deals with these things instead of COM3, COM4, etc. Sure enough, faxaddmodem took that and ran with it. Everything is up and running now, I think I've just got to change some configuration files, cause everything comes up like it's supposed to but when I try to send the fax, it does nothing. Getting into the config files and finding what I need to change is sure to take several hours, but I love this OS so much that even hours of poring over config files is more fun than having to figure out how to do this on an M$ system.
  21. Is there a command that can tell me which serial port my modem is connected to? I've been setting up my Lexmark X73 all in one printer/scanner, was intially able to use the printer function with CUPS, wasn't able to use the scanner until I checked out the SANE homepage and got the firmware file (which Lexmark doesn't provide, thanks Lexmark), downloaded it and got everything configured. Everything works like a champ now, except I'm trying to get the fax feature going, installed hylafax client/server, got it configured, when I ran the faxaddmodem command, it asks which serial port my modem is connected to, and I really don't know. Any help with this is much appreciated.
  22. ok, i was able to find an rpm package for the programs i needed, although i still prefer to compile and install programs from source, even though i'm still not 100% sure what i'm doing, but i'm learning. thanks for the pointers, i'll try them out next time i have trouble trying to compile a program.
  23. because the only vcdimager package i can find is source tarballs. and what is MCC? does that work with mandrake?
  24. ok, i've tried every command line option i could find after checking ./configure --help, checked the readme file, absolutely no help, this thing refuses to cooperate! is this something peculiar to the mandrake platform? i am not a programmer, although i am enrolled in school to learn that very thing, but this can't be that complicated! should i just wait until i've got a few semesters under my belt, or is there a simpler way to do this???
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