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  1. I know. But it was the latter point that caught my eye... ;-)
  2. Well, I made some inquiries to Trust customer care and this is what I got: I'd recommend to stay clear of all Trust products for the lack of support for Linux systems. I think I'll go with the Wacom Bamboo.
  3. Well, I don't see it really possible in this "business" that someone would buy MDV for the soul reason of killing the brand.
  4. Yes, I do have a laptop with Mdv 2010.0. That is one possibility. Thanks for the idea, Ian.
  5. Thanks willie, that sounds good! Bamboo seems to be a good choice! Does anyone know this brand? http://www.trust.com...px?coll=TABLETS I'm not convinced their tablets would operate fully in Linux. It's just that they have some on offer at a local store. The clerks at the store would not know if there are any linux drivers out there...
  6. I'm thinking of buying a graphics tablet. I've used one Aiptek model in the past, but I was not very happy with it's operation in Linux. I wanted to ask your advice on the make and model that would work in a modern Linux (I've got the latest Mandriva Free installed). I would at least like to have the pressure option work on the pen. The function keys would also be nice. If you have any experience or have heard any comments from other users, I would appreciate your input. I've at least found Trust tablets and Wacom's bamboo tablets in local stores. Thanks. [moved from Hardware by spinynorman]
  7. I paid for it also and have played it for a while. It's quite nice, but I don't know how long it will last. They say it's 30 scenes long and I doubt I want to play it again after playing it once. But let's see. I want to support a game house that will develop games for linux so I paid this 15 euros (+ tax) mainly for support.
  8. OK, you're back with Mandriva. BTW I thought you were more of a bike dude than a car enthusiast.
  9. Acrobat reader can be downloaded here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/ Choose the .rpm version. You might want to read this through; it may help you finding the missing pieces. http://www.howtoforge.com/the-perfect-desktop-mandriva-one-2010.0-with-gnome
  10. It's the busiest time of the year at work...

  11. Oh, btw I meant to ask: why is it that e.g. in Openfiler's case it was recommended to use xfs instead of ext3 (or now ext4)? And what do you suggest to use with lvm - edit: ext3 and ext4 names corrected
  12. That's brilliant - thank you Ian! I don't know why, but I was not able to see that solution. I again owe you a great deal. Here's a virtual one for starters:
  13. I googled and found this set of instructions for Fedora & RHEL: http://www.howtoforge.com/setting-up-lvm-on-top-of-software-raid1-rhel-fedora It takes a little effort, I guess, to get it to work. Would it not be possible to do the LVM first and then have that RAIDed?
  14. OK, thanks. I did try that, but I'm unable to choose both RAID1 and LVM. For the filesystem type I can choose either Linux RAID or Linux Logical Volume Manager, but not both. So I think I need to do one of them first. I don't seem to be able to do both in the installation phase. I tried first with LVM as my first choice and again with RAID installation. Neither gave me the option to do both (at least I couldn't find a way).
  15. I'm installing Mandriva 2010.0 and making a clean install. I have two 1.5 TB HDDs and I want to create an LVM system but I also wish to build the drives into a RAID1 array. In Mandriva installation GUI I can choose to build it RAID or LVM, but can I do both in the origianl installation phase? Or should I build LVM first, leave the second HDD clean and add these two disks later to RAID1? This will be my network file and print server.
  16. OK, thanks Ian. I have option 5 in my desktop #1 running, so that's no problem. I think I'm going to install Mandi in it and work from there.
  17. OK, I've used Openfiler a few weeks now, but I'm beginning to think, this is not what I was looking for. I want to have one centralized storage for all my files (photos, documents, videos etc.) have the possibility to control user & group rights for the storage possibly use it as an FTP or even an HTTP server later on add a USB-printer to access it from all my PCs (not possible with Openfiler - and this is a must for me) make the files available for my PS3 to view (act as a media server for my PS3) - don't know if it's possible with Openfiler build RAID1 (OK with Openfiler) build LVM (OK with Openfiler) What other options are there for building this? I could also use Mandriva as the OS (perhaps with a lean window manager). It is a full tabletop PC anyway, so I should be able to build RAID1 and LVM with any Linux flavour basically, but what do you suggest?
  18. See if this helps. https://mandrivausers...post__p__565084
  19. Well, yes, but the funny thing was that I had all the rights to the directories, but still cannot copy subdirectories (or, I think it was the problem creating the new subfolders). But with root rights (with sudo) I can do it with no problems.
  20. Nope, that didn't help. I still need to be either root or give sudo command. But that I can manage.
  21. The EasyURPMI repos don't have 2010.0 yet? Did I get the sources for the wrong version when I just used the autodetect option and copied the lines into my konsole? The system downloaded several updates already! :unsure:
  22. I read somewhere that one has to be root before the directories can be copied - and sure enough, that was true! I managed to start the transfer with root rights and everything is going smoothly. I just don't get it; why do I have to be root in order to copy directories and subdirectories with cp command? I still have the ownership of the original folder I'm trying to copy to and the directories I'm trying to copy from. Well, that's solved.
  23. Yep, I deleted the VG and created a new one with the same name as before. I created one with the same name, but for some reason I couldn't name the shares the same I had before. So I deleted the VG and created a new with a new name. Then I could go on creating the shares with the same names as before. OK, I forgot to mention that I created the volumes as Raid arrays and I added the two into a RAID1 array. All went fine and I have one 1.5 TB disk visible. But I'm stuck with this one annoying problem: I cannot copy directories - only files - from my WD nas to my new LVM disk. I would very much like to leave this system to copy the some 70 Gigs of files within several directories and subdirectories overnight, but I can only transfer one set of files within one directory (without any subdirectories at the same time). I have created the shares as public shares. I have created the local folders for the mount points (added to my /etc/fstab) in my Mandriva system (e.g. /home/netstorage/images/photos). Here's one line of my /etc/fstab // /home/netstorage/images/photos cifs username=%,uid=500,gid=503 0 0 Now this uid=500 is myself (naturally) and gid=503 is called "family". I've also changed the gid to 500, but same difference. Whenever I try to copy a directory containing directories, I get "permission denied". $ cp -rf /home/networkdrive/Pictures/Photos /home/netstorage/images/photos/ cp: cannot create directory `/home/netstorage/images/photos/2007': Permission denied cp: cannot create directory `/home/netstorage/images/photos/2008': Permission denied <snip> But when I create the subdirectory manually under that upper directory, I can copy the files into that subdirectory with no problems at all (if there are no subdirectories to be copied): $ cp -rf /home/networkdrive/Pictures/Photos/2007 /home/netstorage/images/photos/2007/ $ What am I missing here? I'm also having problems mapping the drives in WinXP home. I cannot map them at all and cannot see the shares. But I would need to study that a bit more.
  24. Yes, I think I will delete Volume Group, set it up again and move the stuff again to it. BTW, meant to ask you this, but forgot about it: how can I add a USB printer to openfiler and operate it over the network?
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