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  1. there's definitely some = plural so "there’re" throughout? /me runs and hides ;) sorry, but it is actually just transferred from a blog... I would guess the proof reading should have been made at that time... but one can find grammatic errors all over the internet :D, I was just prooving that.
  2. Yep, nice post... good article ..like the quote I don't agree with everything but its well written and informed.... its just freakin long ... but the 5-6 pages I did read were worth it and I bookmarked it to try the rest in stages!
  3. I think (I guess we both do) that when you removed LDAP you still have the versions of the libs that were installed so it only removed the app but not its deps...
  4. I haven't read the blurb for ages but I think the point is Mandriva seem to have a knack for making the simple complex.... and requiring a lot of reading to understand what is what.... In some ways its the way they go about explaining it.... kinda like mandriva wizards or one of the many distro choosers in that they try and guide you through the choices... corporate/home.... expert or n00b... etc. so sometimes these predefined choices seem logical ....but they leave you without any real understanding of the overall structure....and where the "choice" you were given fits into that structure. I think they are trying to make something easy too easy... to the point of dumbing it down and so when you try and understand the choices you just get lost??
  5. Levrie... its not an "error" you are meant to say yes to but the fact it will find and install the dependencies.... If it can't find the dependencies it isn't going to work... Do you still have LDAP installed??? If so then this could be what is blocking the dependencies being installed.... KDE is big... lots of deps but its pretty internally coherent... that is the deps are well known and made not to conflict with different versions... Pretty much the whole of KDE *needs* to be the recommended version... you can mess about a bit but unexpected things will start happening... If you uninstall LDAP completetly and then try and get KDE installed and up yopu can probably sort out the LDAP stuff later... and it will be much easier than sorting out KDE with a mixed set of libs...
  6. I'll give my isp some credit too. Not only is every single page given a linux logo but .. well I don't have any download limits but they mirror lots of distro's and I get a near full 22Mbit download from them :D for apt or rpm...
  7. Scarecrow, the new and polished urmpi is the one that replacxed the new and polished urpmi that replaced the..... I beta tested 9.0 and practically ALL the beta testers detested the new URMPI... Mandrake said they "had" to change it so it could be rewritten in PERL ... noone ever said why that meant the core functionailty was cripped and split into seperate parts but.... Its been getting progressively worse IMHO since then... trying to do too much but spreading itself over too many menu's... you used to be able to add/remove from the same GUI... and do loads of useful stuff from the same place... Urm, yeah.. why exactly did the aquire connectiva? I guess they just had to spend the money they are rolling in ? before they ended up using it on marketing and user interaction?
  8. yep :D time wise... impossible to say, depends on your bandwidth and how close to the mirrors, how busy mirrors are etc. but its the right ballpark.... Better I tell you to expect a longish time than you get 5 mins into it and wonder if your doing it right ...
  9. I rechecked at some point.... when you started the thread and it used to be my job :D
  10. Not one of the RAID drives.... nope because the synchronisation is automatic (near instantaneous).. its going on all the time. Your choice is down to what you want to keep safe and how often you add/change things. I do both... I have an external backup drive... this has my photo's and stuff like that... My server has RAID 1... because the data on it is changing all the time... I try and leave nothing of importance in my actual home directory... and my external backup disk has two parts... a rsynch (which has stuff convenient to leave in the home likie my mail folders and the like) whereas the photo's and other important stuff I manually copy across.... For instance if I go on vacation I can have a over hundred GB of new photo's ... I'll make a backup immediately (in addition to DVD backups) I made during the vacation incrementally... Day to day... I'll add a few photo's and things here and there... if they are important I make 2 copies of the originals on two seperate drives... or make a DVD backup for the meantime... then when I get enough to be worthwhile I take out the external drive and plug it in and write them onto it... This is pretty easy because I tend to keep folder names incremental for my photo's.... Usually at this time I'll kick off the rsynch and backup my mailboxes etc. All my mail is also held externally as well (my ISP and/or gmail) really important mail is in both (I forward to myself)...but I always make sure the mail dirs are backed yp before doing any deletions in my main isp account... RAID 0 isn't actually RAID.... (no redundancy) its basically just a concatonation of two drives... RAID 1 is a simple mirror.. whatever goes on one get copied to the other...
  11. John makes a good point.... if your data is safe sometimes a reinsatall is just quicker and easier... it really depends just how much you tweaked and stuff after install. Almost always my first install of ANY distro leaves a few things I'd like to change.... its just the nature of distro's ... One tip is to change the default for downloaded rpm's.... so instead of being deleted after urpmi installs them they are kept in the cache on /var... so long as you have plenty of space.... you can set the defaults to --noclean and then if you decide on a reinstall but you already spent a long time adding a few packages and downloading them you can really quickly reinstall the base and reinstall everything you had on top..... Not having used the new package manager GUI I'm not sure where to set this although it can be done by editing a config file, its proably available in the GUI too. Not really last time I used it it lists each package being upgraded or deleted... A text Y/N or a dialog box make little difference if the user can't be bothered to read them.... I should know...Ive done stuff like this myself both with and without the GUI....
  12. If its working flawlessly then why upgrade :D seriously though, like iphitus says the changes will likely be available as updates anyway.... and most of the stuff should be available through cooker so ..... Overall though I'm more than happy to see a bit of extra QC from mandriva and I think it will stand them in good stead..... for old hands and mandriva fans a buggy release that is fixed is no major thing but for n00bies who try it (along with maybe 5 other distro's) they are likely to just stick with the 1st one works... For once I say smart move by mandriva marketing.... I honesltly thought they'd never change but I'm wrong it seems but happy to be wrong! In reality everyone wins IMHO.... those who can take a few bugs can use cooker or just explore parts that are new and those who want to wait for stability can... I think its especially important after 2006 and to some extent 2007.0 because .. well 2007 just didn't work for me.... I can't say I put much effort into it.... I installed it and the graphics card and a few niggles didn't work first time... I'm pretty certain I could have got it working.... but I just didn't see the point. (for me) with this extra QC going into 2007.1 it will probably encourage me to try it... wheras I wouldn't usually have bothered.. so that's at least one person ....
  13. Well each photo as a 16-bit TIFF takes about 24MB... and some photo's have 3-4 versions, it soon starts to add up. Mostly (consistency would be good here but ??) I only back up the raw files and processing chain from my processing SW..(usually less than 500kb for the processing chain and 5MB or so for the RAW file) However some stuff the processing chain uses more than one piece of SW (in my case usually bibble->TIFF then lightzone) so then I store a copy as a final 16 -bit tiff as well. I guess its like the old days :D mostly you can just throw away your prints because you can always redevelop and print them from the negs.. but if you spent hours in the darkroom, did some cross processing or some chemicals you don't usually keep about then you want to keep the print too. Specially for you I have an example (well you're most likely to appreciate it:D) http://farm1.static.flickr.com/166/4336728...40dea83c4_b.jpg This took hours of processing (but no editing the sky is REAL....) It was actually taken with a Yellow B&W constrast filter (over a ND8 and polariser) which brings out the layers of the clouds in an almost surreal way... I then had to play with the color temp a LOT to get rid of the yellow and dodge/burn...
  14. oops.... I'll go back and edit the post so he can still use it though :D
  15. Sorry... I'll explain but don't get distracted... keep following artic for now... RL=run level (a linux machine usually has 5... and usually 4 is unused) .. 1= single user only 2= multiuser 3=with networking 5=GUI (0=stopped and 6= in reboot) these are not hard and fast, just conventions.... When each RL is reached it runs scripts which start services... so from 3->5 it should start kdm or the defined login manager (like xdm, gdm mdkdm)... even if that login manager fails it can prevent you starting from the CLI... because it just keeps running... indeed its prety much an endless loop until its killed... so if the worst happens in X it takes you back to login.... (or you press CTRL+ALT+BKSPC) or select restart X server etc. etc. So if you are trying to check if kde is working its best to make sure kdm isn't already running... you can just startkde.... (because when it is working this is the script will start it from the login manager).... Now the nice part.... you don't need to worry about the menu editing ... if you can get KDE running you can use the KDE control panel to select this... so really what Im saying is just concentrate on getting KDE up and running... then you can do the twiddly bits from the KDE GUI...
  16. You can't dual boot (in the conventional way) and use SAMBA.... the actual "server" has to be running ... My understanding is you wanted the machine to be dual boot so you can run winows and linux on that machine and If its on the same machine then no (unless you have a virtual machine) If you have a dedicated server running linux and SAMBA then from another machine (or 5000 machines) you can read/write to that machine in windows and linux at the same time.... (and netware, appletalk.... and a near endless list) In other words you don't need to have windows installed at all on a dedicated server... in order to read/write linux and windows.... So the question is are we talking a seperate machine or not.... If we are talking about a seperate machine you can just install linux and SAMBA and read write to it from another machine in windows or linux (or all at the same time).... In this case you can use linux RAID on a single RAID 1 for that machine Even if its just one machine you can for instance use a vmware linux client to act as the server... I do the reverse.. when I occaisionally boot windows its a virtual vmware session and it connects to both the "host machine" and my server via SAMBA...
  17. Good idea:D (to redefine).... I honestly don't see why NTFS wouldn't be OK.... I'm just naturally averse to it because I don't need/use it.... If I'd done it myself I'd feel more confident.... tellin you but I haven't used/tried the 3g... One thing I'd definately do anyway is run a test.... my concerns are really just over the different way ntfs handles dates and permissions because rsynch needs these to perform the differential backup... (i.e if you just want to do newer/unchanged files) Sometimes, like in my grub example these little things aren't immediately apparent... I tend to find the better (more transparent) the process the higher chance you'll miss something so try it out.... Ive done similar things with SAMBA and found I needed some of the more "advanced" options to get the dates and permissions working properly.... but it did work.. it just took a bit of tweaking...
  18. Like artic says.. the best way is urpmi the missing KDE stuff.... the more you use the install CD IMHO the more chance of loosing actual data.... Remember to try the startkde from RL3.... when you do this.... its possible that even after its put back you might need to tweak the X config and kdm config to actually start it.... i.e., you could get to the pount of fixing it and not realise then keep doing stuff :D when its actually all-but-working and just needs the menu entry :D
  19. That's agressive? And you don't have any right to tell me I can't reply... I don't need to read your reply to this.. there's this neat feature when I can block any pm's you try to send me and not have to read the bullshit ....it just tells me you posted something and I don't have to read it... how cool is that.... Meanwhile start reading so you can start helping the users who's systems you wreck...
  20. Voicing your concerns is okay (and understandable), but if you are not willing to help a user/tell them the trick in order to log into KDE as root, then (no offense intended) you probably should not answer to the thread (as some people could get upset). ;) JMHO Arctic, at least by posting for them to search for the answer it gives them the chance to see 50 other questions and 50 other threads (on different boards as well) where they realise its not just one person saying its a bad idea.... Quite a few of the users here delight in just posting the info without any warning at all or even saying that its not a silly thing to do.... of course the same users mainly found it on some post somewhere and ignored the warnings and are incapable of helping the person who uses it! basically if the firstr person to answer just gives them the answer but warns them theres probably a 50/50 chance or greater they just do it and never really consider... If the first person to answer just tells them HOW to do it... they probably have a 90%+ chance of just doing it.... If the first person says the answer is there if you search but read the google results there is a pretty better than 50% chance they soon realise its not generally a good idea :D There are no stupid questions :D but there are plenty of times the user is asking the wrong ones :D I'm also a big supporter they shouldn't just take my word (or even yours) for it.... and a quick search can't really take that long .. but at least then they see a lot of opinions... whereas if I just post.. here's the answer but don't use it????
  21. {BBI}Nexus{BBI}, your free to divulge the info, I'm just not doing it.... If someone googles the answer (its on this board) between now and fionding it they will find proably 50 posts and stuff telling them not to.... At the end of the day, if someone unknowingly logs in as root and breaks something I'l spend my time helping them, if they are told its a bad idea then actually search and do it anyway I don't see why I should help them....though nooone will stop you helping them.... I guess its many things to different people.... its about people helping others.... if that person chooses to deliberatly wreck their system then I am allowed to choose not to help them.... In a similar way I don't help anyone that uses the Mandriva network wizards because I wasted to much time and effort helping people who use it...if they choose to use them then someone else can help them but it won't be me. If a user asks a question that requires mutliple quotes to answer.... I don't answer it... end of story because the board management has decided to limit the number of quotes.... not my problem. If the board could be bothered to give non mods a decent upload limit for files I would answer several other questions that require diagrams BUT I'm not going to waste my time trying to explain something in 1000 words that could be explained in a simple diagram....like networking diagrams. But finally at the end of the day the question is already asked and answered at least 10 times on this board.... If the original poster can't be bothered to find it then why should I ??? It already says: "AllowRootLogin=true" I think I found that tip when I first discovered this, but it didn't seem to work. I left the file edited with true. But I am glad to know about that trick for launching Kwrite in root mode. That will take care of many of my reasons for wanting to switch to rrot, it is to edit such restricted files using a GUI editor. Also as I sad earlier But seriously check out krusader ... it allows all of this from within a simple interface whci allows you to switch to/from root mode....
  22. Jess... urpmi.removemedia -a urpmi.addmedia main ftp://ftp.proxad.net/pub/Distributions_Linux/MandrivaLinux/official/2006.0/i586/media/main/release with media_info/hdlist.cz urpmi.addmedia --update main_updates ftp://ftp.proxad.net/pub/Distributions_Linux/MandrivaLinux/official/2006.0/i586/media/main/updates with media_info/hdlist.cz urpmi.addmedia contrib ftp://ftp.proxad.net/pub/Distributions_Linux/MandrivaLinux/official/2006.0/i586/media/contrib/release with media_info/hdlist.cz urpmi.addmedia --update contrib_updates ftp://ftp.proxad.net/pub/Distributions_Linux/MandrivaLinux/official/2006.0/i586/media/contrib/updates with media_info/hdlist.cz urpmi.addmedia plf-free ftp://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr/pub/linux/plf/mandriva/2006.0/free/release/binary/i586/ with hdlist.cz urpmi.addmedia plf-nonfree ftp://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr/pub/linux/plf/mandriva/2006.0/non-free/release/binary/i586/ with hdlist.cz Jess open a text editor and paste the above.... Then open a root console and paste this line by line.... It will take a while and the mirrors are not necassarily the best for you... but it should get you over the hurdle.... Once its all done you should be able to install alsaconf and if you need the codecs through the GUI... edits oops see below ....
  23. no i guess he was just jumping in at the end..... If you want to write to it then you need write .... I personally would probably keep away from NTFS.....It just feels wrong .... I was doing a install for someone yesterday with no CD so I used a install image on a fat part and edited their grub to boot into the live ISO from that drive.... After 1hr messing about (and I had the devs of sidux helping) I said fsck this.... (sorry) and deleted the FAT32 part and replaced it with a ext2 linux part... put the files back.. touched nothing and it worked.... Since its a backup I'd just try and make it the most readable without doing anything.. if you ever need it (like the server goes to pot) you can just boot from for instance a LIVE CD and even make a temp server running from the live CD while you fix/recover.... thats just my 2c though!
  24. its only 3 letters need changing in a config file and if you can't work out how to do it Im certainly not going to tell you. Its that way for a reason.... but by the time most people actually work it out most people realise its not such a great idea... Chance is if you do this you'll be back here very soon sabving how your system is borked....unless you know what your doing and by definition you don't or you'd know how to enable it.... Sorry sounds rude.... but Ill help you (and lots of others will) to help you achive what you need... really we will..... but when that involves the linux equivalent of juggling with knives we get squeamish.... If you google search kdm root login you will find the answer eventually after finding lots of forums with threads like this.... please just take a second and think WHY p.s. Incidentally its not actually mandriva who made this choice for you but KDE... p.p.s. there is nothing you need to login to the GUI as root for ... I and many others will be here to help you achieve those....and hopefully you'll come to realise its better not to... we should make this a FAQ.... Actually there is perhaps 1 reason to do this.... and that is real time recording .... If you need to edit files, move them etc. then check out how to use konqueror as root and also a neat program called krusader which is similar but has a on/off root functionality.... You can make yourself a link or menu item to start konqueror from root.... (or text editrs etc.) kdesu konqueror (will start konq as root) ((((BE CAREFUL))))) kdesu kate ... yep you got it will start the kate editor as root.... also if your running konqueror as root and then you select a file and an action that action will be performed as root.
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