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  1. After installing 2007 next to a fully functional 2006 when I attempt to play any sounds (from beeps to ogg files) I geta tiny fraction of the sound played a number of times before the next fraction of sound is played and so on until I get sick of it and kill whatever is playing the sound (rhythmbox, play, sound config tool). $ lspcidrake -v | grep AUDIO returns snd-via82xx : VIA Technologies Inc.|VT8233 [AC97 Audio Controller] [MULTIMEDIA_AUDIO] (vendor:1106 device:3059 subv:147b subd:1408) # lsmod | grep snd returns snd_seq_dummy 3620 0 snd_seq_oss 31392 0 snd_seq_midi_event 7072 1 snd_seq_oss snd_seq 49488 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event snd_pcm_oss 40384 0 snd_mixer_oss 16096 1 snd_pcm_oss snd_via82xx 24952 0 gameport 11912 1 snd_via82xx snd_ac97_codec 96868 1 snd_via82xx snd_ac97_bus 2848 1 snd_ac97_codec snd_pcm 70116 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec snd_timer 19620 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm snd_page_alloc 8712 2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm snd_mpu401_uart 7616 1 snd_via82xx snd_rawmidi 19936 1 snd_mpu401_uart snd_seq_device 7212 4 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi snd 46500 11 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm ,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device soundcore 8096 1 snd possibly this should be in hardware but I am not sure. Thanks Leo
  2. I had a Belkin set that was rubbish, the mouse seemed to get through batteries in next to no time and the signal strength/receiver was appalling as it was less than a metre away with no obstructions and still kept dropping the signal. Leo
  3. Cheers, that makes sense (although I don't understand why apt-get should have a problem but not ping). The router is not acting as a proxy I will amend the resolv.conf file as you suggest and have a look at the nsswitch.conf file too. How did you stop DHCP overwriting the resolv.conf file (I am using DHCP too). Thanks Leo
  4. Yes, my router address is in /etc/resolv.conf I was having other issues with the install so I wiped it all and started from scratch I now have it sort of working (even my wireless connection now works, after a fashion). It still has issues when attempting to connect to the repositories though as it will not find find them unless I ping the repository (using the domain name) from the command line. If I don't do this it will hang for a while before failing to connect (I have assumed the delay is while it is trying to establish a connection). Leo
  5. I have just installed Ubuntu (dapper) onto a spare machine and was attempting to update using synaptice (and apt-get) howver it was unable to find any of the repositories I believe it is having a problem resolving the url as when I amended the /etc/hosts file to specify the ip and url the update works fine. the internet works OK and I can pint the url without any difficulty, it appears to only be apt-get and synaptic that have difficulties. Any ideas what could be wrong. Thanks Leo
  6. It makes sense to me for Gael to keep it under wraps until he has something working reasonably well to show off. I'm going to wait and see before passing judgement. So many great inventions have been preceded by 'it will never work' type comments that we ought to have learnt by now to wait and see. :P Leo
  7. The terms seem to be that Novell is indemnified by Microsoft and in return Microsoft is indemnified for Novells patents and since MS sell more versions of their software they will make a balancing payment to Novell for the indemnity. It appears to be a 'good thing' for interoperability but it is a concern that it is only Novell who are indemnified and it makes you wonder whether any advances in interoperability between Windows and Linux will be passed on freely to the Linux community. It is a great way for Microsoft to speed up their knowledge of Linux. A Windows/Linux hybrid seems like quite a real possibility and SUSE could become a pariah of the Open Source world (just look at Aussie Johns reaction which I do not believe is an isolated one). Leo
  8. I'm going with the nature theme as well Leo
  9. Apologies if this is a dumb question, but before you reboot, have you removed the CD? Leo
  10. I particularly like the comment on accessibility... Leo
  11. I am attempting to get to know php but cannot get the simplest of pages to work. I have installed apache 2.0.54 and php 5.0.4 I have copied a script: <?php if (!isset($page)) $page = 'default.html'; $page = "$page"; $fp = fopen($page,"r"); $content = fread($fp, filesize($page)); fclose($fp); $content = str_replace('[HEADER]','<?php include\'header.php\';?>', $content); $content = str_replace('[FOOTER]','<?php include\'footer.php\';?>', $content); $content = str_replace('[NEWSLETTERSIGNUP]','<?php include\'nlsignup.php\';?>', $content); eval('?>'.$content); ?> and the relevant html files as well as an html file called welcome.html: [HEADER] Welcome to some text [NEWSLETTERSIGNUP] [FOOTER] When I attempt to display the file however using http://localhost/default.php?page=welcome.html in firefox, nothing is displayed. My apache log shows the following errors: [client] PHP Warning: fopen(default.html) [<a href='function.fopen'>function.fopen</a>]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /var/www/html/default.php on line 6 [client] PHP Warning: filesize() [<a href='function.filesize'>function.filesize</a>]: stat failed for default.html in /var/www/html/default.php on line 7 [client] PHP Warning: fread(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /var/www/html/default.php on line 7 [client] PHP Warning: fclose(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /var/www/html/default.php on line 8 all the files are saved under /var/www/html. If I amend the code to set $page to the welcome.html file then it all works, but it will not allow me to pass in the file as an argument. I hae a suspicion that it is my setup that is wrong but do not know where to start. Any help would be grtatefully received. thanks Leo
  12. I use a d-link G604T (I think) wireless modem/router/access point. It works fine (although was a bastard to set up - mainly due to it having some incorrect settings on it) I use usb adapters for the linked laptops and pcs (both windows XP and Linux) and it works without any problems (once set up - although the problems were knowledge related rather than hardware) Leo
  13. You may well have already tried this, however it did work for me, enable usb keyboard but disable usb mouse in the bios settings (the OS will take care of the mouse once booted). Admittedly I use Grub, but it should not make a difference. Failing that, as devries suggests, a USB to PS/2 adapter will also work. Leo
  14. I had a sagem usb modem that uses the same chipset and the eagle driver. It was a real pain to use (usb modems tend to be) and usually took a couple of attempts to bring it up each time I used it. What have you tried to do so in your attempt to get it to work. To see if a module has loaded try: lsmod alternatively: lsmod | less will allow you to scroll through the output if you know the name of the module you are looking for then lsmod | grep modulename should work. Leo
  15. Hey I'm already 33 (although I figure if I act really immaturely I can deduct a few years off that).
  16. I actually got this working (before I had to completely rebuild my system) I think (although I could be mistaken) that there was a command line argument to qemu when bringing up the VM that allowd windows to use the sound (I do remember that I googled for it but cannot remember where and lost all my bookmarks) Sorry I can't help any more than that at the moment Leo
  17. Sorry I didn;t mention ythis initially, I tried that as well but it just seemed to hang for a while and when the prompt returned it had dropped the connection. Could the route line have prevented this from working? Leo Well, that will teach me to comment before trying, I left out the route command and tried dhcpcd wla0 instead and it worked beatifully. Thanks James Leo
  18. Sorry I didn;t mention ythis initially, I tried that as well but it just seemed to hang for a while and when the prompt returned it had dropped the connection. Could the route line have prevented this from working? Leo
  19. I am trying to get my wireless connection working on an arch installation. I have the correct drivers for the wireless adapter (zd1211) and they load fine so the device is working. in an attempt to bring the network up I do: #ifconfig [ip address of laptop] wlan0 up #iwconfig wlan0 essid [essid of access point] key restricted [wep key] # route add default gw [ip address of router] netmask this appears to bring the network up as ifconfig shows wlan0 as having the ip address entered and iwconfig shows wlan0 as havving the correct ESSID and the access points MAC address is displayed correctly. However if I ping any address (other than the laptops) the ping fails reach its destination. I had this working a while ago (so I know it can work) but cannot work out why it is not working now (or more exactly what I am (not) doing to prevent it working now. thanks Leo
  20. Should I alter the file to include the nameserver addresses added by vmware before I do this? Or is this completely unnecessary since I have a working nameserver? Thanks Leo
  21. Not sure if this belongs in Networking, Emulation of software but anyway.... I installed and configured vmware server on my machine and it has created two new network devices vmnet1 and vmnet2 however it also prevents me accessing the internet as it keeps overwriting my resolv.conf file on startup replacing my nameserver ip address with a different one. The only way I can resolve this (ho ho) is to disconnect all network devices, manually amend resolv.conf and then restart the eth1 network device (the one I use for internet). I googled around on this and found some stuff about Mandriva and vmware not playing nicely together, I also found a 'fix' with involved amending a vmware config file (can't remember the name at the moment but I will update later) to include vmnet* in a list of network device names. Obviously this has not worked. Has anyone any other ideas as to what is going wrong/how to fix it? Thanks Leo
  22. Leo


    This is exactly the same attack method that compromised my machine a few weeks back (again the success was down to weak username and password (both since changed)). Leo
  23. OK, I'm going to mark this as solved mainly because I think it was a problem with the disc rather than the software (I spke to the person who gave me the disc who said they had problems with it on their windows machine but not their dvd player). I managed to copy the disc on a windows machine and the copy worked perfectly on my desktop machine (recognised, played, copied). Thanks for all your help Leo
  24. Unsurprisingly, creating a new /mnt/dvd mount point for type udf did not work and I couldn't find a way to check if the dvd was unfinished. K3b recognises that a disc is present and that it is a dvd but doesn't recognise any content and doesn't see it as writeable (could this be because it has been finished?). I am going to try it on another machine with a burner that runs XP tonight and see if it makes any difference since my work laptop (running XP) can see the disc and play its content. Leo
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