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  1. Just updated for the very first time. Even managed to save all the downloaded files OK for burning to CD... However, it seemed to go very well up to package 142 out of 146 total... The final few lines were this: 'ftp://anorien.csc.warwick.ac.uk/Mandrakelinux/official/updates/2006.0/main_updates/./bind-utils-9.3.1-4.1.20060mdk.i586.rpm installing bind-utils-9.3.1-4.1.20060mdk.i586.rpm from /var/cache/urpmi/rpms Preparing... ############################################# 142/146: bind-utils ############################################# Installation failed, some files are missing: 'ftp://anorien.csc.warwick.ac.uk/Mandrakelinux/official/updates/2006.0/main_updates/./libfreetype6-2.1.10-9.4.20060mdk.i586.rpm You may want to update your urpmi database [root@localhost ~]# There was 142 files in /var/cache/urpmi/rpms for a total of 241.5mb hmm.. I was using the computer for a couple of hours afterwards and everything seemed OK but I'm wondering what exactly is the next move..? thanks in advance [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  2. Hi. i'm back lol. Very nice of you guy's to be so concerned... Referring to the other posts i should definitely refer you to this one about the SpeedTouch Modem where the whole problem (three or four days or so.. it's all a blur lol) hinged around the incorrect use of ONE word. A Classic Lesson in how to be of use or how to be of use/hindrance or even possible terminal hindrance. I only struck on the solution/situation by accident in another thread after I had given up on it completely: https://mandrivausers.org/index.php?showtopic=34756 Anyway, I had another crack at re-installation this morning. I unticked what I didn't want installed, ticked a few more that looked nice, managed to save the installation configuration to a .pl file on a zip drive OK and I'm back up and running with a KDE desktop! I can't believe I'm still here lol. Whooa Dexter - who said I wasn't feeling at home? I didn't even think I was on the track of the "Developers" like someone else was saying. Just general frustration for sure... What nobody has mentioned though is that the gui for the System Configuration Console - hardware, software, security, internet, etc (i'm on my Windows machine at the moment, s'cuse) - is very, very nice... ..It seems obvious to me that it is probably just a matter of time before you will be able to click on the brand new 'Install New Packages' button and are confronted with an equally very, very, nice 'Install New Packages' gui that has been freshly integrated into the System Configuration Console. I hope I'm right.
  3. thnx tyme - I sent Mandriva a 'Bug Report' with this thread's address... ..If a re-install (the second, btw, with the same situation, having already gone through the same process before) following three careful hours doesn't constitute a bug I don't know what does. I usually charge $1000 hour.
  4. Please excuse me but I just assumed that anyone would realise that I had already used the Remove Software option in Packaging and had been confronted with the unavoidable, prepostrous and seemingly endless list of files and resulting dependencies as opposed to the added choice of a more user friendly option of a simple List of Applications. My bad.
  5. neddie, thank you very much and you can fool some of the people some of the time, but isn't everything that you are trying to tell me exactly what I was telling you in the first post of this thread?
  6. newbie: Is nobody working from the middle here? Assume, for one minute, that I am not interested in Fax, Phone, Printer and sundry other installed duplicated applications. I want them uninstalled before I begin to download updates, right? So, why am I being told about all of the dependencies when all I am interested in is the Fax Machine I don't possess, the Phone I don't want to be involved with and the Printer I don't possess. As a newbie the dependencies are not my concern. They are just the huge ego of the Linux Proletariat. All I need to see is a large dialog with boxes to untick for 1) Fax 2) Phone 3) Printer 4) Audio Players 5) Video players 6) Browsers 7) etc., etc. But wait a minute, I could wade through the Start Menu, or whatever it's called, take note of the installed Applications and uninstall the one's I don't want, one by one, and keep note of it all in my very first OpenOffice.org spreadsheet (Approximately 3 hours work) and do my newbie-best with the dependencies... ..but then I might find that I have just lost my 1) Konsole and 2) Konqueror and 3) KDE desktop! How surprising. ah well.. back to winderz and the Vista pre-release candidate. [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  7. moo neddie... I bet it's also well worth going over the currently installed software and uninstalling anything uninstallable and making sure everything is already installed that you will actually want. Many thanks.
  8. Complete Newbie: I have installed Mandriva 2006 and it has only taken me two and a half weeks to get the six month old adsl modem working. Now that I am online with the linux computer it is telling me that the Updates I need total 539mb. Does this all sound correct to you? Thanks in advance.
  9. Success!! The post of a few days ago by laiback got me to try again and I got it to load up first time. The problem was the use of English on the Steve Parker site: ..what he could have written, to save me a few days, would have been: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Or download one of these: alcaudsl.sys - known to work with the green modem KQD6_R204.zip - do not unzip! mgmt.o - likely to work with older modems rev4fw.zip - should work with silver modem Only one firmware file (do not unzip!) should be in the same directory as the speedtouchconf.sh script at any time. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Many thanks laiback. You are the man. (I should mention that I DID, originally, unzip the rev4fw.zip file even after reading the above instructions carefully!) Many thanks also to jagwah. I never got to try your method but it is copied and I shall have a go on the next Installation.
  10. Many thanks for your time laiback and accept apologies, please, for the few days in replying as I have been out of town for a while. I shall be taking a look shortly - I had just about given up all hope of putting this together after spending a few straight days on it but you have given me some new stuff to go at. bbl.
  11. thnx arctic - bit chilly around here... ahh.. now i see the Easy-Urpmi link at the top.
  12. thanks scarecrow but sheesh... what does this mean? lol
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