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  1. cid wrote: here's a couple of things you could try out........ KCDLabel that works very well for CD covers,inserts & labels. you can also connect to the CDDB data base with it & it will retrieve artist/cd info automatically. the only minor drawback is, it can be a pain to get the proper alignment for CD sticky labels set up, but it's nothing major. also, even though it is a KDE related add on, it will work in any WM/DE. here's another thing to check out........ OpenOfficeExtras go to that website, pick the language of your choice, & browse through the OpenOffice templates. there are several CD cover/insert templates. same for CD labels. the templates are even manufacturer specific so you don't need to screw around with aligment. i use the Memorex CD label template & it comes out perfect every time on my Memorex CD label sheets. what i do, depending on how much impetus i have at the time, is use KCD label if i don't feel like manually typing in CD entries........use OpenOffice templates if i'm feeling in a more creative mood. Chris
  2. arthurking wrote: :o :unsure: B) Google is your friend! especially if you know how to use it properly. one Google hint, if you don't know this already..........when trying to find answers to Linux specific problems, trying searching Google using the following url........ http://www.google.com/linux ;) Chris
  3. don't know if this will work, but i found a Google Search reference to that problem. it says the solution is to delete the following files in: ~/.kde/share/apps/kabc/lock/ might be worth a shot. before i'd delete anything, i'd back those files up, just in case....... Chris
  4. thanks guys.... since i posted that, i woke up a bit more & found the charachter map in KDE. (if i'd just open my eyes sometimes.......... :unsure: ) Chris
  5. is there a way to make various symbols (like a degree sign, cents sign, accents over letters, etc.) using keyboard combinations in Linux? like (for example), in Window$, if you hold down the alt button & type 176 you can make a degree symbol. also, Window$ has the character map that shows you all the keyboard combos for symbols & funky letters, or you can just copy & paste from it. using MDK9.1 & KDE, if that matters. i'll continue poking around whilst waiting for a reply....... thanks, Chris
  6. you're welcome! glad i could be of help. :D Chris
  7. check out this thread..... KDE3.1.4 Chris
  8. hi there! there are several tools out there to accomplish what you want to do. if you want to use a free program try part image . it's a little tricky to get the hang of, at first, but nothing major that you can't understand once you read the documentation &/or ask a few questions here. i would use this as my first choice. (in fact i do use it) it also has a test feature, where you can write to your hard drive in simulation mode to check if your backup/image is corrupted or not. it works from both command line & in GUI mode. also, if you wanna use a non Linux specific program & spend some money, you could also try Norton Ghost . the caveat there is it will only work with ext2 & ext3 file systems on Linux. there's also many other one's out there. if you try a Google Search on Linux backup programs, you can choose for yourself. Chris
  9. chris z

    KDE 3.1.4

    i too can vouch for Tex's KDE3.1.4 on MDK9.1. been using it for about a month now. i upgraded from his version 3.1.3. install went without a hitch using urpmi. i didn't even lose any menu items! startup time for me seems about the same as previous versions of KDE. one cool thing i did notice..........even if you have supermount disabled, you can just click on a CDROM desktop icon with a data CD inserted & it will open it! and, no, it didn't screw with my fstab. you must still unmount manually. see this link for comments KDE3.1.4 thread . don't know how it would work with MDK9.2 or updating via MCC, but if you have 9.1 & urpmi KDE3.1.4 & install that way, you SHOULDN'T have a problem. Chris
  10. to get your data bases back, have you tried..... urpmi.removemedia -a then use easy urpmi to add your external rpm sources. then, manually add your cd sources back using MCC->software sources manager. Chris
  11. another thought or 2....... after you removed Moz1.5, did you check if the Moz folder in your /home directory was also removed? if it wasn't, that may be screwing up your personal settings in Moz & causing conflicts. also, did you uninstall Flash before reinstalling the Moz from your cd's? i know you're getting frustrated (i know the feeling......) but try this........ uninstall flash........ uninstall moz (again :blink: ) delete the moz folder from your home directory if it still exists.....(you'll lose all your moz preferences, just so ya know) reinstall moz....... reinstall flash........ try running moz again....... Chris
  12. i don't have 9.2 (9.1 here), but, to go back to Moz 1.4, first.......uninstall Moz1.5. if it was a tar.gz installation, simply delete the Mozilla1.5 directory wherever the main install is in. if it was a rpm install, open MCC->remove software packages->type moz in the search box->check it->remove. then, run MCC->add software packages->type moz in the search box->click search->install. it will find it in your CD data base & you can install it from there. Chris
  13. in terminal, as root: rm -f /var/lib/rpm then: rpm --rebuilddb before you do that, are you sure that you don't have another urpmi process running already? if so, that would lock it & prevent you from running another urpmi process. did you look at what processes you have running? if you see urpmi, then kill it from terminal before trying to rebuild. Chris
  14. phunni........ this may not be any help to you 'cause i don't know much about driver issues, but do you have the proper/latest ATI drivers installed for that card? here's a list of ATI Radeon 9800 Linux drivers for that card. maybe it'll help? :huh: Chris
  15. chris z

    k3b problem

    Scoopy wrote: open lilo.conf with a text editor of your choice. it's in /etc/lilo.conf. edit or add the following line under the "append" section append="devfs=mount hdX=ide-scsi hdX=ide-scsi acpi=off" (where the hdX should be the letter of YOUR corresponding cd drives.) save the file. after you edit lilo.conf, go to terminal, su to root, then type: lilo -v hit enter, then reboot for the changes to take effect. Chris
  16. ok.....i shoulda worded my questions better......let me clarify a few things....... i currently have no problems with K3b. the permissions mess is long behind me (i hope ). what i wanted to know is, if this newer version of K3b will touch or alter my current permissions & screw with fstab. also, i am running MDK9.1 & have NO desire to upgrade to 9.2 after reading through the many, many threads (both here & afar) about the many, many troubles that 9.2 is causing. (gawd, am i glad i just didn't dive right in & get 9.2!) so, that being said, can this newer version of K3b be installed on MDK9.1, or is it built specifically for 9.2? and, that leads me to a third question.......what are the new features in the latest version of K3b? are there many improvements? if so, what are they? Chris
  17. hmmmmm........ before i go through K3b hell again, are there any issues with running the new K3b as normal user & drives not being recognized? does the rpm maintain all previous settings, or do you have to run K3b setup anew? some of you may remember my past troubles with K3b not recognizing my burner as normal user....... :roll: EDIT: also, does this version of K3b work in MDK9.1? Chris
  18. Peep...... what are you talking about, when you say DOCUMENTS? all documents you create or that are associated with OOo (like .stw .sxw .sti etc.)? or, are you talking about MSWord .doc files? i had a similar problem with MSWord files being opened with OOo as default. don't know if this will apply to your situation, but it might be worth a try if you haven't done this already..... i use KDE & MDK9.1, but i'm GUESSING that Gnome has a similar feature..... in KDE, you can set file associations in the KControl Center. go to where you can set file associations in Gnome & check for the following things. 1. make sure that all OOo file extensions (.stw .sxw etc.) are set to be opened by OOo by default. 2. do the same with any MSWord file extensions. if there are none listed, create them (.doc .rtf .xls etc.) & set them to use OOo as default. 3. (now this is where i don't know if it will apply for Gnome) see if all of those extensions also have a feature to open with an embedded viewer. in KDE, all of those were set to be opened by the default embedded viewer which was Konqueror's Netscape plugin. i added OOo as an embedded viewer & selected "use same program as extension" (or something similar to that wording....not in front of the Linix box right now) for embedded viewing. if you've already tried those things & it still isn't working, then i'm stumped. :? Chris
  19. i can truly say that Linux (once again) forced me to start drinking on a night i swore that i wouldn't! i was running Partimage from terminal, in GUI mode. when i type partimage in terminal, i get no options or output. it just opens up the GUI interface. when i type partimage --help, i get the "command not....." message, even though the docs says to type partimage --help for options. that's just what i didn't want to hear. i realized it wouldn't take care of bad blocks, but some info other than "continue or cancel" would have been helpful. all i wanted to do is create a backup of my known, good, working Linux system, in case something would ever go totally fubar. but, i guess this is yet another tool that requires endless hours of playing with to (hopefully) get it to work. also, from what i did understand in the docs, you can't restore a partition image to a smaller or larger partition. lotta good that does. guess i'll leave well enough alone (once again) & see if there's any affordable, reliable backup software out there that works with Linux. or, just keep playing it cautious & hope that nothing ever goes wrong. makes me sad......... :( such possibilites.......yet so far to go. thanks for the answers....... Chris
  20. chris z

    Configuring K-mail

    for your Kmail, without seeing what you have set up in there, it sounds to me that you misconfigured a setting somewhere. go through all of your incoming & outgoing settings & make sure they are correct. if you have a Windows partiton & use Outlook Express, i'd suggest copying down all the settings from there, then entering them as you copied them into Kmail. Kmail uses virtually the same type of incoming & outgoing setup as Outlook. make sure your user name & password are correct. ("cap sensitive" can be an issue) usually incoming & outgoing are as simple as "incoming.yourispname" & "outgoing.yourispname". make sure you have the correct protocols (smtp vs. pop). if all else fails, call your isp & have them walk you through the proper setting for your mail sever. they may be hesitant 'cause you're not using an MS product. if so, be forceful but tactfull with them & just explain that you need the correct settings, not an opinion on the OS you're using. as for Mozilla, just do as Qchem suggested. it will be version 1.3 from the disks (if you're using MDK9.1). it will install Moz & Moz mail fine for you. then, if you need help setting up java & other plugins, post back for more help. Chris
  21. ok.....just where were all you fine folks last night while i was on MUSB looking for help? hmmm??? :lol: i finally decided to do a backup of my MDK partitions. (better late than never......) i used Partimage v. 0.6.2. after reading through the less than helpful online documentation, & trying "partimage --help" but only getting "bash:command not found", i decided upon using the GUI method. after fiddling around there for about an hour, trying to figure things out, i finally got my images saved to a separate partiton on my hard drive. (HOORAY for me! :D ) but.....i still have several questions..... question 1. during the step where you can set Partimage to save your image at a predesired size, i found that i couldn't change the size, not matter what i tried. here's what i'm talking about, per the Partimage online docs... ideally, i'd like to have 650mb images, so i can burn them to disk. i forget what the default size is right now, but it was something like 86666604kb. is there a trick to changing the fixed size setting to my own, preferred size? if so, what is it?! question 2. during the stage where it's starting to copy the image, i got a message that "e2fsck has found bad blocks, do you want to continue?" again, after searching to no avail for info on that message, i opted to continue. i know about e2fsck checking the file systems for integrity & such. i just didn't know if this will make my backup unusable. there was no option to fix the bad blocks, just "continue" or "cancel". i chose "continue", for lack of a better idea. that leads me to...... question 3. as i said, i'm a bit familiar with e2fsck. it runs automatically during boot up on my system after a set amount of boots. (i think it's 23) it will also run if the system is shut down improperly (which i've been forced to do a few times :shock: ) again, after searching the man pages, online, & doing e2fsck --help, the only info i could find on it was the various commands associated with it & what they do. so, i tried doing e2fsck -cv /dev/hdc7 from terminal as root & got a warning about not running e2fsck on a mounted partition, or SEVERE DAMAGE could result. so, i backed out & didn't run it. is that message true, or just a scare tactic? and, if it's true, what is the proper way to run e2fsck? as always, i'll be awaiting your wisdom...... Chris
  22. at first i really liked supermount. then, it started to give me problems with K3B. it took a little getting used to having to "mount" & "unmount" my CD drives, but once i got over that small hump, i never looked back. so, IMHO, the troubles supermount CAN cause vs. the fraction of time it takes to mount/unmount a drive isn't worth the gamble for me. plus, i learned something in the process. so a "NO" to supermount for me. Chris
  23. just another tip........ if ya wanna run KDESU from terminal....... open terminal->su to root->type the following....... kdesu konqueror Chris
  24. Scoopy wrote: :lol: yeah! i guess i might be, huh? :shock: see, that's what i feel comfortable & happy doing right now, especially at my experience level combined with time constraints. i like to try out new software, upgrade this prog & that. that way, if i'm doing things one at a time & something goes fubar, i can pretty much track down what went wrong & with what. from what i'm hearing & understand, 9.2 COULD work for me as an upgrade. then again, there's a good chance that it would really screw things up for me. that being the case, i'll happily cruise along with my current version, learn as i can, upgrade individual packages as i see fit, & wait for another release. that, or until Mandrake catches up with MY current version! :lol: Chris
  25. with what you guys are telling me, i'm thinking i'll be taking the safe route & sticking with 9.1 for a while. as long as i keep up to date with my fav programs & get new kernels as they come out, i should be fine. maybe some day i'll give it a go, but i don't feel like messing with a good thing right now. a reinstall would almost surely send me back to Window$ land for an undetermined amount of time, & i don't want to go there. Chris
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