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  1. gtk-theme-switcher doesnt require gnome-settings-daemon

    Yeah, you should be correct, GTK theme switcher is just an app to change themes.

    But Flux and E seems to require gnome-settings-daemon, otherwise gtk apps will not be affected by the changes you have made to it.

  2. I don't have this sort of issue here. under enlightenment i have it in my .xinitrc file and everything works fine.

    [william@poseidon william]$ cat .xinitrc       
    xmodmap ~/.xmodmap
    export LC=C
    export LC_ALL=C 
    exec gnome-settings-daemon &
    #exec startkde
    #exec gnome-session
    #exec xmms &
    exec enlightenment

  3. Actually, I'm not sure if it'a bug or a problem between user and pc (I'm just a linux newbie). Anyway, that 's not a problem for me, I've been avoiding to use harddrake, despite of having a usb zip drive, a 2nd usb HD and usb memory card.

    /dev/hda5 / ext3 noatime 1 1
    none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
    /dev/hda7 /home ext3 noatime 1 2
    /dev/sda1 /mnt/altroot ext3 user,defaults 1 2
    none /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/hdc,fs=auto,exec,--,umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850 0 0
    none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,codepage=850 0 0
    none /mnt/removable supermount dev=/dev/scsi/host2/bus0/target0/lun0/part1,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,kudzu,codepage=850 0 0
    /dev/sda6 /mnt/storage ext3 user,exec,defaults 1 2
    /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850 0 0
    none /proc proc defaults 0 0
    /dev/hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0
    /dev/sda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
    none /mnt/zip supermount dev=/dev/scsi/host1/bus0/target0/lun0/part4,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,kudzu,codepage=850 0 0

  4. Have you tried to disable harddrake and hoplut from being loaded during boot? I had this problem with my zip drive in the past and it was temporarely solved doing that.


    I think harddrake is buggy, cause even doing that, last week I went to the mount point section in MCC and the problem appeared again. I had to spend hours playing around with fstab and harddrake to make it work properly. (it was adding zip, zip2 and zip3 to my fstab).


    If anyone here has a more reliable solution for this problem, please let us know.


    PS: I also deleted magicdev.

  5. Sherpa: Sorry for being late, but I had internet conection issues last night.

    Have you tried to load xmms through terminal in order to see the error messages? Where are your mp3 files stored? BTW: I didn't have any mp3 plugin installed here and everything work smoothly.

    If you are able to play cd's, we can discard any problem with i/o plugin, cause you soundcard was properly recognised by xmms.

  6. After editing /etc/X11/xkb/symbols/inet, /etc/X11/xkb/rules/xfree86, XF86Config-4 and creating a .xmodmap file in my /home dir, I got all special keys being recognized by the system.

    I succeeded in assigning commands to almost all special keys except for the rew , fwd, stop and play/pause keys in the multimedia part of the keyboard.


    The media special key has xmms assigned to it, for rew, fwd and play/pause keys I assigned xmms command lines, but instead of affecting the already opened xmms instance, it opens another one and try to apply the assigned command...I've already unchecked the "enable multiple instances" in xmms prefs. (i.e.: xmms is playing, when I press fwd special key, another instance of xmms opens highlighting the next song in the play list, an error message saying that my soundcard is "busy" appears and anything else happens).


    Xmms command lines:

    keycode 153 = logitech_fwd > xmms -f 
    keycode 144 = logitech_rew > xmms -r
    keycode 162 = logitech_playpause > xmms -t


    I'm using enlightenment as the wm and was just wondering if it' d be feasible to apply a command line that could assume the already opened instance intead of opening another one.


    Any help would be very much appreciated.


    edited to better explain the issue.

  7. Sherpa: in case you are not confortable in installing things through terminal, try Mandrake Control Center (MCC) to get softwares.

    To install xine you will need to install "xine-ui", compiling is the hardest way to install applications due to dependency issues. Try urpmi (as root) or the GUI way, it's easier and all dependency issues will be automatically solved.

  8. I know what you mean about ut2004; it just won't let you install any place but /usr/local/games.

    The installer didn't let me point to any other dir than /usr/local/games , but after some attempts I figured out that /local/games should be included in the path otherwise the installation didn't go ahead, so I got it i nstalled in /home/local/games. At least, I saved some space in my / dir.

  9. I've installed ut2004 through its 6 cds and in order to succeed with the installation I had to be logged as root. As soon as you insert the firs cd it asks you where you want to store the game and according to what I can remember whenever I tried to modify the default path it brought me back to the default directory: /usr/local/games. I had 7GB of space in /root directory and 40GB in /home. After ut install I have only some Mgs in /root, is it possible to move the entire game to /home dir ?

    Does anybody here already tried it?

  10. I think you will have to edit the folllowing file and change some variables:


    from en_ USA to fr_FR, but not sure which line:

    Here is my i18n output:


    I suggest you do a google search before any change.

    Good luck.

  11. I would try to unplug any external device till see which one is causing the prolem. Which external device you have attached to your computer? I remember that a simple usb zip drive was freezing my system at booting time. Try that....

  12. Well, Nazgulled. I was wondering where bvc got the rpm for the latest version of xmms (dev one) and after some search I found it it here.Cooker

    I downloaded the following files:


    1) I unistalled the old version of xmms and libxmms (it will complain if you have kopete installed, but just do "rpm -e libxmmsyourversion --nodeps")

    2) installed libxmms1-1.2.10-1mdk and xmms-1.2.10-1mdk

    3) installed xmms-cdread-0.14a-4mdk via MCC, otherwise xmms won't recoginize the plugin (very strange, but It did happened, when doing rpm -i xmms-cdread...., it was installed but xmms didn't make the plugin available)

    And now I have:


    Notice that any other plugin you will have to install from cooker repository otherwise the system will complain about the old libxmms that was deleted.

    Good luck.

  13. I hope you have succeeded in getting it to work but if not, could you paste the output of the following command:

    rpm -qa | grep kernel

    Maybe it can be useful for future support in the case you are still facing problems.


    I've already experienced situations in which "urpmi kernel" installed a kernel version that didn't match the kernel source installed without making any sort of question on which version to install before downloading (maybe only one version was there available in the rpms source).


    I think it depends on what you have in your rpm data base, if you don't want to spend time updating your entire rpm database, go to that page suggested by bvc and download the kernel / sources that suit your needs and just do (as root) a "rpm -i filename.rpm" to get everything installed.


    Good luck.

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