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  1. I'm a Brazilian, so english isn't my mother language either, and maybe I haven't made myself understood. Actually, I was just kidding with you, what I meant to say was something like, "give me some money" for the given help. B) What about the backgrounds, icons and terminal. Let us know if you succeeded in making it work!!!
  2. [exec] (Eterm) {Eterm --trans -g 70x35+0+350 -b black -f honeydew2 -x --bordless --scrollbar=off --buttonbar=0 -c grey89 --font anorexia} that's the position and size: -g 70x35+0+350 . Now you can tip me, man!!!
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    Mozilla 1.6

    a ) start > system > configuration > configure your coputer > system > menu (opt for system menu) > internet > add a launcher, choose a name for the launcher and in the command box put /usr/bin/mozilla, choose an icon and save, the laucher should be there in your menu. B) I use gaim and never succeeded in loading my browser clicking on a link.(I use mozilla firefox), so I copy and paste in the browser' s address bar. Good luck.
  4. Have a look here You should have a file named bdesk.iconFile in your fbdesk dir bdesk.iconFile: filename to icon file (default: ~/.fluxbox/icons) Icon file format: # this is a comment # Start of one icon entry [Deskop Entry] Icon=the image filename Name=the icon label Exec=what it executes Pos= 123 456 # position of the icon [end] # end of one icon entry 1 ) Insert the entire path to your icons folder with the file's name and extension. 2 ) Restart x Notice that I don't use fbdesk, so not sure if it will work.
  5. Ghil: As I told you, I'm using the CVS version and I use fluxbox-generate_menu -B in order to change backgrounds on the fly: 1 ) create a folder named "backgrounds" in your ~/.fluxbox directory; 2 ) copy (symlink doesn't worked with me) the wallpapers to backgrounds folder (i have more than 30 wallpapers); 3 ) open terminal and type: fluxbox-generate_menu -B Your are done, just restart fluxbox and the background item will be there on the menu. You can also try fluxbox-generate_menu -help to check the options you have. This trick also change backgrounds at random if you want (not on the startup, but with the system already loaded)
  6. Why don't you install the CVS version (very easy to install) it comes with many improvements and support to pixmap styles. As you can see here, there's an option in the menu to change backgrounds on the fly. For fluxbox related issues you can also find some help, themes and tricks here. I'm at work at this moment, but if you want I can post here a tutorial on how to generate menus with -B option, which will give you the possibility of changing backgrounds on the fly. (there are also some scripts to do that, etc) Good luck editted: and for the icon issue, have you tried to insert the command that loads fbdesk in you .xinitrc file?
  7. and now, this is what I have: plf ftp://plf.time4t.net/pub/plf/mandrake/10.0 updates* ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/Man...dates/10.0/RPMS main ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/Man...6/Mandrake/RPMS contrib ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/Man...rib-stable/i586 * still having problems with this source, I always got nothing to update, the list is void. :lol:
  8. I didn't know that and just dowloading. :lol: give it a try: easy urpmi
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    USB 2.0

    this is the output of hdparm for sda (usb zip drive): [root@poseidon home]# hdparm -tT /dev/sda /dev/sda: Timing buffer-cache reads: 1044 MB in 2.00 seconds = 521.30 MB/sec it should be wrong, 521Mb per sec?!!?!? Sarissi, I don't have acpi service enable, so I presume that during booting time it's not an issue. Actually, I will spend some time with the memory card, it's not reasonable to wait for a long time to have 12Mb or whaterver copied to my computer.
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    USB 2.0

    pmpatrick, I will check with hdparm and put the output here, considering that Sarissi is correct, ZIP 750 is a USB 2.0 device, so the rates should be a little better. SurfahBoy, yesterday I had to get some jpg file that was stored in my flash memory card, which is also an USB 2.0 device, and it takes an eternity to copy 10mb to my computer, I had to gave up and today I will try to figure out what happened. aRTee, I tried you trick of inserting noauto instead supermount, but is it applicable to devices likes memory cards besides HD? Notice that I'm attaching the devices directly to the USB 2.0 card, no 1.1 hubs.
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    USB 2.0

    thank you aRTee. I had been there already (was already bookmarked), but completely forgot that you had writen something on USB 2.0 support. BTW, congratulations for you good review, very helpful and well writen.
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    USB 2.0

    Actually, It's a 750Mb Zip Drive, I will time how long it takes, but is it necessary to compile the kernel in order to make it work properly or just plugging the 2.0 usb devices is enough?
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    USB 2.0

    I purchased an USB PCI card with 4 ports and the installation was quite easy and simple. I'm running MDK 10 and I was told that the 2.6 kernel had support to the USB 2.0, despite of the fact that the system recognised the USB pci card, I've noticed some improvement in the speed between my USB Iomega drive and the computer, but not sure if it's an impression or the speed has really improved, so here go 2 questions: 1 ) How to check if the speed between the computer and USB 2.0 devices is reaching USB 2.0 standards? 2 ) Do I have to enable USB 2.0 module into the 2.6 kernel to feel any improvement? Thanks for the inputs.
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    installing java

    Actually I don't use Mozilla and at work at this moment, but maybe someone here can help you do solve the problem. I've already faced problems like this but I really forgot how to solve. According to what I remember it was due to a wrong symlink or permission issues, not sure. Bvc, are you there?!?!?
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    installing java

    Which command are you using to install the .bin file? Have a look atDolson's tutorial. Let us know if you succeed in getting java to work. Good luck.
  16. After spending much time trying to put flash plugin working with Firefox CVS under MDK 10, I found this place that maybe can help someone here in the future. Just rpm -i , go to /usr/lib/flash-plugin folder and copy .xpt and .so to your plugins folder inside firefox directory. Any additonal package is necessary, do the step above and to check if it's working properly type in firefox adress bar: about:plugins. It should be there.
  17. It happened with me too when using mplayer. Have you tried to play with the available video drivers? (prefernces > video > available drivers). Xmms here is orking great.
  18. question 1: I'd also like to know question 2: As far as I'm concerned you will have to use cooker (easy urpmi) as the source (main, contrib and plf, that's what I did), but for updates, I'm still trying to find a solution, the mandrake update tool that comes with MDK 10 doesn't show you any package after choosing a mirror. question 3: strange but xmms iisn't installed here, I'll check that.
  19. Loading the module "nvidia" into the Kernel worked great and in order to avoid typing all the time modprobe nvidia, I followed artee's step inserting nvidia into modprobe.preload file. Thanks a lot guys.
  20. That's what exactly happened to me yesterday, but even though I decided to go ahead with the installation and during the first boot, my optical USB mouse got recognized. Hard to understand, but just to share with all of you. B)
  21. Strange, but suddenly when loading the OS I started facing problems as soon as I type "startx" . the var log file is very huge, but here goes one of its most important outputs; (II) Setting vga for screen 0. (II) Loading sub module "vgahw" (II) LoadModule: "vgahw" (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a (II) Module vgahw: vendor="The XFree86 Project" compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 0.1.0 ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6 (**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32 (==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888 (==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor (==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0) (--) NVIDIA(0): Linear framebuffer at 0xF0000000 (--) NVIDIA(0): MMIO registers at 0xF9000000 (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module! (EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting *** (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia" (II) UnloadModule: "vgahw" (II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration. Fatal server error: no screens found When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send the full server output, not just the last messages. This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log". Please report problems to xfree86@xfree86.org. . At this moment I'm using the graphical enviroment but has loaded the system through "failsafe" in lilo menu, logged as the same user when I try to load the OS through "linux"in lilo menu I got the above error. What's going on here?
  22. Thanks for all the inputs guys, at this moment I'm here with my new MDK cooker installed, everything properly recognized and working like a charm.
  23. Hello everybody: I've been trying to play around with other Distros in the last 3 months (Gentoo, Slackware, Debian, FC and Conectiva) and after many attempts to have Debian installed, I finally got Fedora Core (it has recognised lots of external devices I have attached to my box) which I've been using for 1 month. Fedora is not that bad, but canno't be compared to Mandrake just for one reason: Fedora doesn't have a discussion forum like the one we have. It's very difficult to share tips and tricks, improve your knowledge on linux and whatever. I used to spend much of my time on the weekends reading thread by thread in this forum and for sure it gave me a better background on the basics of linux. I miss that time, but coincidentally, I was given 4 cds of Mandrake 10 (cooker) and I was anxious to get rid of FC1 from my computer and install MDK 10, but at the same time I have some doubts that I'd like to share with you and indeed receive inputs from your side. 1 ) What's the difference between MDK 10 Community and Cooker? 2 ) According to what I've noticed, MDK 10 is not a final release so, if I get MDK 10 installed and MDK 10 final is released, how to upgrade? Is it feasible to upgrade all the installed packages till the whole system becomes MDK final? Looking forward to receive your inputs. William
  24. In order to get gtk2 applications looking ok when using fluxbox, put this line in your .xinitrc file: exec gnome-settings-daemon On the other hand, when using flux you can change gtk on the fly with this GTK theme switcher (1 and 2) that you can find Here. Good Luck. william
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    yes, you are right. I will play around with xqf in order to better use its features. thanks again johnny.
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