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  1. try looking in the preferences/settings in Thunderbird for an "open with" type setting for links/html. i don't use Thunderbird, but most e-mail apps have something like that. Chris
  2. go to KDE control center (kicker menu->system->configuration->configure your desktop), components->file associations. type html in the search box. select the file extension in the left panel. look at the associated programs for it in the lower right panel. if firefox is in the list, move it to the top, "apply". if it isn't in the list, click "add", browse to the binary (should be /usr/bin/mozilla-firefox) to add it, then click "apply". Chris
  3. i posted a similar solution in your Can't Find Partition thread. again, use MCC->mount points->partitions. click on the partition you want to reformat. unmount it if neccessary. format it. click "done" when finished. let it write to fstab. Chris
  4. what is the OS setup you are running? IE: do you dual boot with Windows or another Linux distro? all partitions should have been detected upon install of MDK. what you could try to do is, use Mandrake Control Center->mount points->partitions. check the partition layout & see if they are all mounted. if not, click on each unmounted partition, mount it, then click "done" when finished. let it write to fstab when it asks you. then check your /mnt directory & see if they are shown. please note....... be careful if/when you do that. DO NOT click format or resize or you will lose data. just mount any partitions that aren't moutned. also, while you're at it, you can give the partitions names that would be helpful in identifying them. IE: if you have a Windows partition, instead of it showing up as /mnt/hdablah, you can name it Windows, or whatever. if the above doesn't pan out, then please post your partition setup & your /etc/fstab file here. Chris
  5. it might be an icompatable video plugin, possibly audio. check in the preferences & try changing video plugins. also, check audio. if that doesn't work, run xmms from a terminal & post any error message output here, please. Chris
  6. the desktop trash icon? that's weird, because it's just a shortcut to your ~/.trash directory. do you mean nothing shows up in there when you click on it, or the thrashcan icon doesn't show full? if it's the former, try deleting the icon & creating a new one. if it's the latter, right click the icon, go to the last tab (i forget the name of it) & make sure you have 2 different icons set....... one for empty, one for full. edit: another thought....... it could be a mime/file type association problem. you might want to look into that if my other suggestions don't pan out. Chris
  7. i had a similar frozen mouse problem after installing MDK10.1. look in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file for the following section......... in the device line, try setting it thusly........ other options that might work if that don't are /dev/input/mouse OR mouse0 OR mouse1. but mice is sorta a coverall & should work. Chris
  8. just another place for folks to check should they have a problem with devfsd/udev in 10.1. i recently used the "upgrade" feature to upgrade from 10.0 to 10.1. all went swimmingly well, except i kept getting a message during boot that devfsd was being used instead of udev. i couldn't get udev to start or work, no matter what i tried. i stopped the service from running, uninstalled devfsd, removed all references & configs for it, edited lilo properly, even tried a newer version of udev, to no avail. it turned out that during the upgrade, somehow a hidden file called .devfsd was left/put in the /dev directory. i deleted that hidden file (after doing all of the above), no more errors, udev works fine. Chris
  9. see my comment in post #4 of This Thread about checking the modprobe.preload file after Nvidia driver install. Chris
  10. check out post #2 HERE for Nvidia driver install "how to". it's written for earlier versions of the drivers, but the info still applies. also note, there's a bug with some installs of MDK10.1 concerning Nvidia & udev. if you find that after installing the drivers X won't start, check the following file...... /etc/modprobe.preload if it isn't in there, simply add nvidia to the file under the header somewhere. you can edit this file using vi or vim should you not have access to a GUI text editor. Chris
  11. is it just one particular site? or any Java app with sound? can you provide a link to what you're talking about? could just be poorly written code. Chris
  12. at what point does it hang during boot? can you post any messages/errors you are seeing when it hangs? 2 things.......... i'd say ignore the boot sector virus warning. my guess is, you have an anti virus installed in Windows &/or you have boot sector protection in the BIOS & it detected that Mandrake overwrote your Windows boot record with it's own. also, 96megs of RAM might not be enough to let Mandrake run properly & that could be your problem. just guessing here since i don't have any error messages to go by. if you want to be sure about the virus warning, boot into your BIOS & see if there's a setting for boot sector protection of some sort. if there is, turn it off. also, you didn't mention this, but can you boot into Windows? if so, & you have an anti virus program, & if you're sure you're virus free, turn off the AV temporarily, or at least disable boot sector protection. you might want to just try disabling the anti virus stuff i mentioned, then try re-installing Mandrake. that might be the whole problem. if not, again, please post the message you see when it stops booting into Mandrake. Chris
  13. it may just be audio/video/codec settings need some adjusting. right click MPlayer->preferences. check the audio, video, & codecs tabs. audio should prolly be set to OSS or Alsa. video should be xv X11/xv, codecs should be libmad mpeg. also, in misc, check that your cdrom settings are correct. a segfault generally means a buggy app. but, i've never had a problem with MPlayer since day one. try adjusting preference settings & see how it goes. Chris
  14. DMA (Direct Memory Access) or UDMA (Ultra........) can be set one of 2 ways. i'd try option 1 first. 1. if your board supports it, it would tell you in the BIOS. so, go into your BIOS & look around in the options for (U)DMA settings. not sure where to tell you to look exactly. probably under "performance" or something similar, but different BIOS's differ in their layouts. 2. use HDPARM while booted into Linux. there's too much to explain to go into detail about HDPARM, here. try looking at This Link for a pretty good tutorial. or, open a terminal as root & type....... man hdparm ....... to read the man page for it. here's a quick how to, to see what your drive supports from a command line......... open a terminal as root & type the following........ hdparm -i /dev/hdX where X is your hard drive letter. more than likely it will be hda. you can also use........ hdparm -I /dev/hdX for a bit more info than the -i switch will give you. in the output, look for a line referencing DMA. it will show your current settting, & the settings that your drive will support. here the output of mine, for an example........... note the red lines for my DMA info. yours will look similar. Chris
  15. my suggestion............ go to Easy URPMI, set up PLF & Contrib sources, then get the MPlayer & codecs from PLF. PLF builds a very stable MPlayer that plays any media file i throw at it, provided you install the codecs. the files to get would be............. for MPlayer: mplayer mplayer-fonts mplayer-gui mplayer-skins mplayerplugin for codecs: real-codecs win32-codecs xanim-codecs if you go that route, uninstall the version of MPlayer & codecs you currently have, first. Chris
  16. will it let you boot into failsafe? or does it hang when trying to do that? something appears to be screwy with detecting your eth0 card. during the install process, did you check the configuration settings for the card? did they look ok? there's one other thing you can try............ do the reinstall/upgrade method again. check the configs. if it looks ok, go to the start-up services section in the config and uncheck the following to be started at boot, if any are checked............. adsl internet netfs netplugd network routed hardrake the first 6 will make sure no internet connection tries to start at boot. hardrake will turn off new hardware detection, so the eth0 card won't be probed. that should let you boot into a GUI. then use MCC to try to configure the card & internet. what type of eth0 card & modem are you using? (brand name, connection type, etc.?) Chris
  17. what settings did you change? hardware settings? BIOS settings? if it's hanging at detecting your modem, you can do one of 2 things........... boot into failsafe mode. init 5 or startx at the prompt, then run MCC->network & internet->new connection. configure the connection, if it's only an ISP settings problem. if it's a hardware problem, first use hardware->hardware & make sure the modem/eth0 card is configured properly, then do the new connection wizard. or, since it's a fresh install, you can start the install process again. choose "upgrade" instead of "install". since everything is installed already, the process will fly by & it will redetect the eth0 setup. make sure it looks correct in the final configuration screen, complete the install, then reboot it. Chris
  18. it's very easy. i do the same thing. boot from the install CD, choose expert install, format the partitions you want for 10.1, leave 10.0 untouched, proceed with the install. the only thing you need to do is not let it install a bootloader when it comes to that point. once the install is complete, you boot into your 10.0 install, mount the 10.1 partitions & edit Lilo (or grub) to put a new boot option for 10.1. the easiest way to mount the 10.1 partitions (IMHO) is use MCC->mount points->partitions. clear the back up warning you'll get (you won't be needing to back anything up here) & click on each 10.1 partition, name it, then mount it. you'll want the name to start with /mnt. then name the 10.1 mount points whatever you want. for instance, mine is like /mnt/mandraketest/root, /mnt/mandraketest/usr, etc. when you're done mounting & naming all of them, save the changes & agree to let it edit fstab for you. then, to edit lilo (i don't use grub, so if you do, you'll have to edit it however you edit grub) open lilo.conf as root with a text editor, & add the entry for 10.1. here's an example of mine for reference...... after you edit lilo, save it, then in terminal as root type the following to update it...... lilo -v if you get an errors, check your edit & fix what needs fixing. if you get no errors, reboot & choose the new entry you made. Chris
  19. another way to get Java working in Konqueror............ open Kontrol Center (IE: configure your desktop)->web browsing->java & javascript, & in the box where it says "path to java executable, or java" point it to /usr/java/jre<version #>/bin/java, then click apply. for help with Java in Mozilla, see my post #39 in This Thread. it's for an earlier version of Java, but the intructions are still valid. just replace the version # i used there with the current one. and, for Java in Opera (should you need it), go to tools->preferences->multimedia & in the "Java path" box make it point to /usr/java/jre<version #>/lib/i386/, "apply"->"ok". Chris
  20. the latest MDK kernel is 2.6.3-19. you want to get the following........ kernel-2.6.3-19mdk-1-1mdk kernel-source-2.6.3-19mdk-1-1mdk it's always good to have the matching source for your kernel installed. in case you ever want to compile something into it, or especially to use certain proprietary software (like Nvidia drivers). you'll see many variations of the kernel, as you've noticed. generally, you won't ever need smp, secure, etc. type kernels, unless you have a particular set up that might benefit from them. a quick walk through of the various types.............. smp = for machines with more than on processor. secure = for machines you want to run more securely, typically a server. multimedia = a kernel compiled with various options for assorted multimedia functions. i586/i686-up-1G/4G = kernels for machines with more than 1 gig of memory. enterprise = compiled specifically for a large enterprise server. there a few others, but basically stick with the normal kernel & source, unless you need one of the others for a specific situation/set up. Chris
  21. everything located in your /home/<you>/ directory are user specific settings & configs for apps. look through there. (enable "hidden file view" to see all directories) for instance, all of your KDE specific setting are in a hidden directory called /.kde. instead of picking & choosing various things, you could just burn your whole /home directory to a CD as a backup. if you do that, burn it as normal user so you don't get permission issues, & again, make sure you have the burning app set to grab hidden files. also, instead of completely reinstalling MDK (unless you're going to be repartitioning the whole drive) you could just use "expert install", format the partitions you want to, but leave /home untouched. that way Mandrake will install & you keep all of your /home intact. Chris
  22. i think you need the GCC-cpp libraries. use MCC->software management->install & type cpp in the search. install the version that matches your GCC. the cpp package will have a name similar to GCC<version#>-cpp-<version#>-mdk. Chris
  23. you should install various Windows fonts. alot of web sites are set up to use Windows TTF fonts, & others. if you have dual boot with Windows, you can do that with MCC->system->fonts & install them from your Windows partition. or, if you don't dual boot, you can go to a Windows install & burn the Windows \fonts folder to a CD & use MCC to get them that way. also, there are various Windows fonts available in contrib, & somewhere in this forum are links to websites with Windows font packages. Chris
  24. sorry, my bad, i didn't read your post thoroughly enough while i was in a hurry getting ready for work. try going to Kontrol Center->components->file associations. look for the file extension you associated & make sure the settings are correct. if you go to file association settings in Konqueror, they are only Konqueror specific. the settings in Kontrol Center are system wide & will overide other settings. you may have a conflict occurring due to different settings in each location. same goes for mouse settings........ change them in Kontrol Center->peripherals->mouse, if need be, not in Konqueror only. also, if you change settings in Konqueror, remember to save them as the new default. if not, Konq will revert to the old settings upon closing/re-opening. Chris
  25. a default install of Java in Mandrake will put it in /usr. the plugin you need to symlink will be in /usr/java/j2re<version>/plugin/i386/. you need to use the correct plugin type from one of the directories in there to symlink it. for Java1.5X that folder would be /ns7. for Java1.4X the folder would be /ns610-gcc32. for some more help, see my post #39 in This Thread. it refers to an older version of Java, but the same method still apllies. Chris
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