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  1. Ah yes the famous "ducks" command I read long ago in a book: du -cks * |sort -rn |head -n 11
  2. I was a die hard Mandrake user until around 9.2? When Texstar stopped making 3rd party packages for Mandy. It just wasn't the same for me anymore. I tried it again recently but went back to PClinuxOS.
  3. mplayer thumbs http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=41180
  4. There is a package for KDE thats does that. I cant think of it right now - maybe connected with mplayer.
  5. I have almost the same card. I had a lot of trouble trying to capture videos from it. I did have some success with VLC. I got MythTV working once too. For me its the only reason I keep windows on my HD. The original software works good in windows for recording.
  6. Ive used Acidrip at times
  7. Start Sauerbraten in a konsole ans see if an error comes up when it crashes
  8. I add in the KDE4 and the testing repos to my sources file and do a full upgrade. I have like 4 kernels in synaptic to choose from. When I did the update the 2.6.24 was installed.
  9. Are you asking how set up the number of boots before the system does a file system check? First place that comes to mind in the fstab file. The dump-freq and pass-num entries. What type of file system is it? If its a ext3 - tune2fs is an utility that you can use to change both the number of bootups between filesystem checks, and the number of days/weeks/months between filesystem checks. For example to have the filesystem checked once every 60 bootups use $sudo tune2fs -c 60 To have the filesystem check run periodically, say once a week, use $sudo tune2fs -i 1w changing the “w†to “d†or “m†will have the check run once daily and once monthly - you get the idea. As always, you can read $man tune2fs for more detailed information and examples. Found here: http://ubuntu.wordpress.com/?s=tune2fs&amp...rchbutton=go%21
  10. First question - do you have GLX working? (3d accel) open console (Konsole) type: glxinfo | grep direct see what is says. Also if you start the game via konsole you may get a hint of whats wrong from the output.
  11. I installed 3 different kernels (with sources) on my PClinux bos. 2.6.18 - all keys work - all keys work 2.6.24 - keys no workie Custom kernel: Vanilla 2.6.25 - keys no work Thats would brought me to a kernel issue.
  12. From my knowledge you can have as many mouse entries as you want in xorg. So long as they all have different identifiers. What is important is in the "ServerLayout" section is points to the correct identifier you want to use. Example - here is my custom xorg: # ********************************************************************* # Load Font Paths # ********************************************************************* Section "Files" # minimal fonts to allow X to run without xfs FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/TTF" FontPath "/usr/local/share/fonts" EndSection # ********************************************************************** # Module section -- Modules to load when the X server starts up. # ********************************************************************** Section "Module" Load "dbe" Load "i2c" Load "ddc" Load "type1" Load "freetype" Load "extmod" Load "vbe" Load "v4l" Load "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia/libglx.so" EndSection # ********************************************************************** # Server flags section. This contains various server-wide Options. # ********************************************************************** Section "ServerFlags" Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "true" Option "Xinerama" "0" EndSection Section "Extensions" Option "Composite" EndSection # ********************************************************************** # Input devices # ********************************************************************** Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Ci60 Mouse" Driver "mouse" Option "CorePointer" Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2" Option "Buttons" "7" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 6 7" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true" EndSection # ********************************************************************** # Core keyboard's InputDevice section # ********************************************************************** Section "InputDevice" Identifier "zboard Keyboard" Driver "kbd" #Driver "evdev" Option "CoreKeyboard" Option "XkbRules" "xorg" Option "XkbModel" "pc105" Option "AutoRepeat" "250 30" Option "XkbLayout" "us" Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin" EndSection # ********************************************************************** # Monitor section # ********************************************************************** Section "Monitor" Identifier "Chuntex" Vendorname "CTX" Modelname "Chuntex" Horizsync 30.0-95.0 Vertrefresh 50.0-160.0 Gamma 1.0 EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "C7500" Vendorname "Compaq" Modelname "Compaq 7500" Horizsync 30.0-70.0 Vertrefresh 50.0-140.0 Gamma 1.0 EndSection # ********************************************************************** # Graphics device section # ********************************************************************** Section "Device" Identifier "GeForce 8600GTS" Boardname "GeForce8600" #Driver "nv" Driver "nvidia" Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True" BusID "PCI:1:0:0" Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "True" Option "DisableGLXRootClipping" "True" Option "RenderAccel" "True" Option "Backingstore" "true" Option "RandRRotation" "1" Option "TripleBuffer" "1" Option "CoolBits" "1" Option "NoLogo" "false" Option "UseEdidDpi" "False" Option "DPI" "100x100" Option "DPMS" Screen 0 EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "GeForce 8600GTS2" Boardname "GeForce8600" #Driver "nv" Driver "nvidia" Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True" BusID "PCI:1:0:0" Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "True" Option "DisableGLXRootClipping" "True" Option "RenderAccel" "True" Option "Backingstore" "true" Option "RandRRotation" "1" Option "TripleBuffer" "1" Option "CoolBits" "1" Option "NoLogo" "false" Option "UseEdidDpi" "False" Option "DPI" "100x100" Option "DPMS" Screen 1 EndSection # ********************************************************************** # Screen sections. # ********************************************************************** Section "Screen" Identifier "Screen0" Device "GeForce 8600GTS" Monitor "Chuntex" DefaultColorDepth 24 Defaultdepth 24 Option "TwinView" "0" Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0" Option "metamodes" "CRT-0: 1280x1024 +0+0; CRT-0: 1024x768 +0+0; CRT-0: 800x600 +0+0; CRT-0: 640x480 +0+0" Subsection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" EndSubsection EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Screen1" Device "GeForce 8600GTS2" Monitor "C7500" DefaultColorDepth 24 Defaultdepth 24 Option "TwinView" "0" Option "metamodes" "CRT-1: 1280x1024 +0+0" Subsection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" EndSubsection EndSection # ********************************************************************** # Server Layout # ********************************************************************** Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Default Layout" Screen 0 "Screen0" 1280 0 Screen 1 "Screen1" LeftOf "Screen0" InputDevice "Ci60 Mouse" InputDevice "zboard Keyboard" "CoreKeyboard" EndSection Notice from the mouse section and the Serverlayout section I have the identifier as "Ci60 mouse". What is in your server layout section? You may want to try uncommenting your mouse1 section (so not to loose the original), copy it and add a few lines from our examples. Copy and make your: Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse1" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2" Option "Device" "/dev/mouse" EndSection into Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse1" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2" Option "Device" "/dev/mouse" Option "Buttons" "7" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 6 7" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true" EndSection (Based off mine) Or probably better yet Id base your off Mhn cause he has the same mouse: Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse1" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2" Option "Device" "/dev/mouse" Option "Buttons" "7" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" Option "Resolution" "800" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "false" Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 6 7 4 5" EndSection Another big question is what does your severlayout point to? Does it point to both mice or just one?
  13. In the address of Firefox type: about:plugins That will check what is loaded.
  14. Sorry - forgot to mention mine is a : Kensington Ci60 Wireless Optical Mouse
  15. Found it online: Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Configured Mouse" Driver "mouse" Option "CorePointer" Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2" Option "Buttons" "7" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 6 7" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true" EndSection Original ref here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=544115 .
  16. Have you ever tried messing around with the xorg.conf file? I have to redo mine to get my button 5 and 6 working again. I can post my xorg file here if you want when I get home.
  17. Im bumping this thread to put some sort of closure to it. In case of a google or MUB search. I have tried with many different Distros to get the extra gaming keys to work. In some distros the keys would not repeat and others some would work - some would not. I thought it was a Xorg issue but now I don't think so. I just reinstalled PClinuxOS and before I did an update I tried the merc keyboard via the xmod mapping in my first post. Every key worked wonderfully. All keys repeated and worked the way I had always wanted. Then I did an update to my system. The system updated the original 2.6.18 kernel to a newer 2.6.24 kernel. On boot some of the keys no longer worked. Thankfully the update didn't remove the old 2.6.18 kernel so I rebooted via that. All keys again worked great. My conclusion is the kernel was the source of the problem and solution. I have tried to roll a vanilla 2.6.25 kernel with the old 2.6.18 config (just changing the proc type) and it did not work. Oh well Ill stick with the old 2.6.18 kernel for as long as I can.
  18. TOR? http://www.torproject.org/ https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2275
  19. Right now? 3 Hd that have: WindowsXP Pro Windows Vista Ultimate PCLinuxOS Mac OSX86 If I get bored with one I just switch.
  20. Join the club. Ive tried KDE4 on about 4 or 5 different distro and they all dont work with 2 monitors. Ive tried many different setups too.
  21. Is RipperX still in the repos? That is what I have used in the past.
  22. Wow - I didnt know that but was a witness to the lockup a few times. I thought something was a miss- thanks!!!
  23. Thanks a bunch for the input - I think Ill try a few different distros and arch for time.
  24. Hello all, I have a AMD X2 5600+. From past experience I always just downloaded the 32bit distro disks. questions: 1. Is the 64bit version of <insert Distro> really faster than the 32 bit? Can you see the difference? 2. How large is the package repos for 64bit compared to 32? Say for Mandy. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think you can run 32bit packages on a 64 system - right? If so do you run into to many problems with it? Isnt there issues with flash or java when it comes to the 64bit packages? Thanks
  25. If at work so I cant be real specific but here goes: I installed the spring Mandy - all is good. Went to the vmware site and downloaded the newest sever (.rpm) and installed it. When I went to run the config.pl it asked for my kernel source. I thought no prob - open the add/remove software and I could not find the desktop kernel source. I found a few others but no kernel source for desktop kernel. First - where can I find it? (Ill get the exact kernel when I get home) also - with my system what kernel (with source) should I be working with. Ill get to rolling my own later but I just want a good working one for now. Even though I have a 64bit cpu I installed the 32bit distro for now. - specs in sig.
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