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  1. Basically, you will have to disable cd audio player plugin and install audio cd reader, you can add an url pointing to your /mnt /cdrom. Follow the steps at Dolson's tutorial. Here I installed the xmms-alsa plugin to have sound working properly (I have an external /usb sound card).

    Good luck.

  2. I haven't noticed any difference between the images. I went there to your site and flash loaded properly.

    Pr'a falar a verdade, acho que não entendi bem o que vc quis dizer, pois parece que não há diferenca nas imagens que vc atachou.

    Mas de qualquer forma, belo site. A proposito, é raro termos portugueses aqui. Seja bem vindo.


  3. Cornellius:

    Not sure if you are facing this sort of problem, but why don't you use mandrake's tool to install your softwares? It's easier than spending time solving dependency problems?!!

    Have you tried "urpmi"?

    1) Get the command lines to update system's sourcers (contrib, main, updates and plf) here

    2) Paste the command as root using your favorite terminal (it will take some hours considering your 56k internet connection).

    3) Go to Mandrake Control Center to add new sofwares (if you prefer the GUI way).

    Anyway, if you don't want to spend much time on doing that, the Gnutella.rpm you can find at RPM Search and download the alt.rpm file.

    Here there are some gift.rpm files. that can make things easier.

    But look, I noticed by your previous posts that you are running mandrake, but consider the fact that possibly these rpms won't work if you are not running mdk 10, anyway I'd give it a try!

    Good luck!

  4. Cornelius:

    I have giFT installed here with giFTcurs as the front end to giFT daemon, so that I'm not sure which procedures you have followed to install gift. During the gift setup (typing "gift-setup" in terminal, paying attention to choose 1 to save the configuration), I have entered the following plugin options in order to get it loaded during giFTcurs load:

    #  Protocol names are case sensitive, so use OpenFT, not Openft.
    # For example, to use the OpenFT and Gnutella protocols use:
    #  OpenFT:Gnutella
    # Default: none
    plugins = OpenFT:Gnutella:FastTrack

    These setting were saved in /home/username/.giFT/ giftd.conf file and according to what I noticed in the log file, it seems that all 3 plugins work properly, sharing some petabytes across the network and for sure enabling me to download some files.

    Here is the output of giFT stuff :

    [william@poseidon william]$ rpm -qa | grep gift

    Good luck.

  5. Are you trying to do that through Mandrake Control Center / hardware session? I have one installed here and it was automatically recognised by the system. (even when I was running 9.1 / 9.2).

  6. What sdb4? All I see in your list is sdb5 which is an extended partition. Get rid of sd5, and make it sdb4 (primary) and you won't have any issues with windoze.. (don't believe so).

    It was a typo, actually it should have been sdb5. Ok, I will do what you suggested.

    Thanks Cannonfodder.

  7. Am I the only who has experienced a situation like this? :help:

    Come on guys, give any clue or suggestion on how to get rid of this problem. The disk, despite of being formatted is empty and I could redo all the partitioning process again.


  8. After deciding the layout of my external (USB) 80GB harddrive, I used diskdrake to do the job of creating, formating and mouting the partitions. The layout is:

    sdb1 - /mnt/windoze - 10GB - vfat 
    sdb2 - /altroot - 10GB -ext3 
    sdb3 - swap - 512MB  
    sdb5 - /mnt/storage - the rest - ext3

    Diskdrake took almost 3 hours to format sdb4!!

    In my first boot I got some error messages like:

    poseidon fsck: /dev/sdb2: 
    The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2 
    If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2 (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock: 
    e2fsck -b 8193 <device> 
    poseidon fsck: /dev/sdb5: 
    The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2 
    If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2 
    filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock 
    is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock: 
    e2fsck -b 8193 <device> 
    Apr 25 09:33:35 poseidon modprobe: FATAL: Module scsimon not found.

    So the system asked me if I wanted to fix the problem, I opted for Y and the boot went ahead.

    What's the issue here? when creating the partitions I set all as being primary instead of extended, is it correct? That message saying the scsi module was not found is part of /var/log/message, don't know if the problem is related to it. I can read and write to /mnt/storage and /mnt/windoze as root

    Here is my fstab:

    /dev/hda5 / ext3 noatime 1 1 
    /dev/sdb2 /altroot ext3 noatime 1 2 
    none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0 
    /dev/hda7 /home ext3 noatime 1 2 
    none /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/hdc,fs=auto,--,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,noatime 0 0 
    none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0 
    /dev/sdb5 /mnt/storage ext3 noatime 1 2 
    /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs nls=iso8859-1,ro,umask=0 0 0 
    /dev/sdb1 /mnt/windoze vfat umask=0 0 0 
    none /mnt/zip supermount dev=/dev/sda4,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,kudzu,codepage=850 0 0 
    none /proc proc defaults 0 0 
    none /tmp tmpfs defaults 0 0 
    /dev/hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0 
    /dev/sdb3 swap swap defaults 0 0

    Thanks for the help or suggestions.

  9. cannonfodder:

    I did what you suggested, but I should have done something wrong. (I don't know scripting)

    Here is the script:

    alias maketar=tar -czf

    Properly saved in /etc/profile.d/, but whenever I lauch the terminal I get this error;

    -bash: alias: -czf: not found

    I've already run chmod +x to make it executable, but even then it didin't worked.

  10. I was just wondering if it'd be possible to save the files that we use to update the system. I've already downloaded more than 1 GB of rpms to keep MDK 10 updated (cooker >CE> Official, whatever) and according to what I could see there are more files there in the mirrors to be downloaded. Actually, I would like to save future time in the case I have to reinstall the OS.


    I did a search in the system but didn't find where these rpms are stored.



  11. what if we have windows and a 80 G external drive? What would it be your suggestion.

    I got a 80 G and was wondering / planning a good partition setup, my main intention in to use  the drive for digital movie capturing and editing.

    Sorry for not being clear here.


    Actually, I have 2 HD. In ther first (40 GB) I have:


    /mnt/windows = 7 GB

    / = 12 GB

    /home = 16 GB


    I assume here that what I have for windows in the first disk is enough for my wife's usage, hence dual boot isnot needed in the second HD. When I bought the 80GB hd, windows and linux were already there in the first HD. As I told you, the main purpose of this drive is to use for digital video capturing/editing, and according to your suggestion, save some space in case of trying another distro is quite reasonable, if it's possible to access from windows the partition where the "movies" is going to be stored would be nice.


    Thanks for all the inputs and sorry for the mess in pcorajr's thread.

  12. I've created a folder fulll of icons and was just wondering if it'd be possible to compress it (tar, gzip, zip, rar, etc) through command line at once, instead of going .png file by .png file.

    I did a google search and found some commands, but unfortunately I didn't succeeded in doing that.

    Actually, my intention is to back up this folder for a possible future use.

    Thanks for any inputs.

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