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  1. you might wanna try updating to KDE3.1.4. i know (among other issues) they address some bugs with aRts & memory leaks. here's the change log from 3.1.3 to 3.1.4....... KDE change log also, you can try associating wav & ogg files with a different player in KCC->components->file associations & see if that helps (maybe?). Chris
  2. i would also try Sarrisi's suggestion of using a generic monitor, OR a generic ATI driver. i have an old ATI mach 64 rage pro video card. when i installed MDK it wouldn't detect it, so i manually set it up using an exact match for that driver that MDK has on the install disks. i couldn't get it to work for the life of me. i finally used the ATI mach 64 Utah driver & it worked like a charm. what "Utah" means, i have no idea, but it worked! :? Chris
  3. just a heads up for anybody that hasn't checked lately....... there's several security updates available for openssl & mplayer. i installed them yesterday & all is running well, mplayer included, so don't fear getting them. also, i saw that KDE has v.3.1.4 which addresses some security issues, as well as some memory leaks & a few other bugs found in 3.1.3. i got the rpm from Texstar. if you urpmi kdebase, it will give you the depends to go with it. no problems after installation. there's a few new menu items added, new "home" icon in kicker, new kicker logo, & rearranged right click options. and, (i don't know if this was done by Tex somehow) i noticed that when i insert a data CD now, i don't have to mount the drive first, even though i have supermount disabled! :shock: i can just click my desktop icon for the drive & it opens. that threw me for a loop. i still need to unmount before ejecting the CD, though. if anybody else has installed KDE3.1.4 with supermount disabled, let me know if this works the same way for you, please. just curious....... Chris
  4. update......... tried the zoom feature. it fills the page up more, but makes things horribly large, so i gave up on that. started playing around with style sheets. that seems to have some possibilites, but i didn't have enough time to thoroughly look into. i also noticed the "table width" settings that scoopy noted on the CNN site. why do they do things like that, anywho? so, if i can't change things by playing with the style sheets some more, i'll just let it be. and, anna, i did (briefly) check out the skins for Opera. some nice stuff there! thanks for the info! :D Chris
  5. thanks anna, i was sorta thinking along those same lines......that's it's the web site's design, not the browser's fault. i ran 2 of those web sites that are giving me trouble through W3C & they both failed miserably. still doesn't explain why they look fine in Window$, though. :? i'll play with the "zoom" when i get a chance. i also found some things in the Opera website faqs about tweaking page views, etc. i'll post results when i get a chance to try things out. Chris
  6. ok, here's the best explanation i can give without posting screen shots (which i can't do right now anyway, 'cause i'm at work).......... last week i changed my screen resolution from 800x600 to 1024x768. all went fine & everything looks great after some minor font size tweaking. except........ when i view certain web sites with Moz or Opera, the pages load fully but don't fill the whole browser. there's always a blank spot, about 2 inches wide on the right part of the web page being viewed. not blank, as in nothing there, but blank as in no web info/text/images, but only the background colour of that particular page filling the space. here's an example (sorta) of what i'm talking about. (just pretend the text below is a web site & this text should fill up your whole browser) there's 3 sites i've found this happens with (so far). cnn.com comedycentral.com netmail.verizon.net i'm sure there's others out there. i just haven't hit upon them yet. so, if i've explained the situation clearly enough, the question is........is there a setting somewhere in the browsers that can change things to make sure web sites use the whole browser? also note, this doesn't affect Konqueror web browser, just Moz & Opera. and, it doesn't happen in a Window$ environment because i've tested this here at work on Win2K. TIA for any input........ Chris
  7. klinger2004 wrote: the reason you're getting the "command not found" error when you do that is you need to be root. so, to manually start/stop your internet connections, log into terminal, su to root, then issue the following....... to start connection: adsl-start to stop connection: adsl-stop for connection status: adsl-status those commands need to be issued as root. Chris
  8. william wrote: william..... in order for those commands (soffice, scalc, etc.) to work from terminal, you need to cd to the OOo program directory. either your main install in /opt or the one in your /home will work. IE: $ cd /opt/OpenOffice.org1.1.0/program or $ cd /william/OpenOffice.org1.1.0/program then try any of those commands. it'll work as long as your in the OOo program directory first. that's why you're getting the bash error. Chris
  9. i agree with ixthusdan about supermount. disable it & you'll have less drive problems. i'd first clean up your fstab, though. here's what mine looks like without supermount for my cd drives. i leave it enabled for the floppy drive because i rarely use that & it's never given me a problem with it enabled there. /dev/hdc7 / ext2 defaults 1 1 none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0 /dev/hdc10 /home ext2 defaults 1 2 /dev/scd0 /mnt/cdrom auto user,noauto,ro,exec 0 0 /dev/scd1 /mnt/cdrom2 auto user,noauto,ro,exec 0 0 none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0 /dev/hdc1 /mnt/win_c vfat iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0 /dev/hdc5 /mnt/win_d vfat iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0 /dev/hdc6 /mnt/win_e vfat iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0 none /proc proc defaults 0 0 /dev/hdc9 /usr ext3 defaults 1 2 /dev/hdc8 swap swap defaults 0 0 your entries may vary slightly, depending on where your drives are mounted (IE: drive letter) & whether you have ide or scsi drives. if you're a bit more adventurous, you can always open MCC & reset all of your mount points from there. it's pretty easy & it walks you through it without much head scratching. once you get things squared away, i would recommend backing up your good, working fstab file. that way, if you bugger something up again, you can always replace the bad version with the good. i do this as a safety net with all of my major config files. finally, the magic commands to disable & enable supermount are...... go to terminal, su to root to disable: supermount -i disable to enable: supermount -i enable Chris
  10. kmack........ i had the same thing happen with OOo1.1 final. i heard (& read) that it's supposed to integrate with KDE, but it was a no go for me, too. i also installed to /opt where my old version was in /usr/lib, so i don't know if that made a difference. unless somebody has a different solution, you just need to use menudrake to change the run commands. note, that with this version of OOo the command syntax has changed. in older versions of OOo, to run "writer" (for instance) the command was "oowriter" it is now "swriter". (without "quotes") that goes for all the OOo programs now. so, they would be like this.... swriter soffice simpress smath scalc etc......... hope that helps a bit......... Chris
  11. don't know if this applies to Flux, since i use KDE, but to run the other OOo programs, just add the letter "s" instead of "oo" in front the command....... swriter simpress smath scalc etc....... for some reason they changed that stuff along the way somewhere. Chris
  12. thanks again anna & mystified........ i finally got the hang of it, thanks to your help. i have RealPlayer & MPlayer handling various audio/video files. the pdf's are working with Acrobat. still gotta work on Quicktime files, but once i play with that Plugger download, i'm sure i'll get that squared away. next will be to upgrade to Texstar's KDE3.1.4 tonight. more fun ahead! Chris
  13. to use the templates at OOextras, you can put them several places, actually. in your home directory, you put templates in the OpenOffice1.1 folder->user->template. you can also put them in OpenOffice1.1->share->template. you can also do that in the main install folder for OOo, (like /usr/lib or where ever your main OOo folder is installed to) but if you do that & install a newer version, they'll get wiped out. if you put them in the /home OOo folder, they will stay intact during upgrade installs. if you want to organize them, you can either use OOo file->templates->organize. or, if you create individual folders in the template folders (for example, such as "art" "drawings", etc.....) those folders will show up as you created them when you browse templates in OOo. what i did, was downloaded the all of the OOoextras templates, unzipped it & it creates a folder called "downloads". inside that are various folders, each with different templates inside them. i weeded out what i didn't want, then just copied those folders into the "template" folders. don't know if that's the "preferred" method, but it worked for me. Chris
  14. just to update........ after my second post, i only had a bit of time to play with settings. i've figured out what i was doing wrong, as far as program associations not sticking. ummmm........ clicking "apply" before "ok" helps a lot . anywho, i won't get a chance to screw with things (or screw up things) until tomorrow, but i think i'm on the right track. again, thanks for the advice. i'll post again tomorrow with results. (possitive ones, i hope........) Chris
  15. hi mystified & anna, thanks for the info. since my first post, i have found the link that mystified provided. i also have been playing with file types/mime under the "preferences". so far i've managed to get pdf files working, but it's still a no go for other things. it doesn't appear that Opera is finding all my plugins. for instance, i have a path set for my RealPlayer plugins, Opera shows the path in it's "find" dialogue, but whenever i click on a RealPlayer file, i get the "what to do..........." box popping up. i then select "choose" & tell it to use the plugin to open it, but i just get a blank page. hmmmm..... :? i'll play some more, but if you could explain this mime thing a bit more or how to make application associations stick, i'd (again) appreciate it. i'm obviously missing something here. :shock: Chris
  16. i just started trying out Opera7.11 browser. liking it so far, but...... i can't find a way to get Quicktime to work with it. tried installing OpenQuicktime from PLF but that doesn't do anything. all of the Quicktime plugins & such that i have are for Moz or Konq. is there a way to get Quicktime working with Opera in Linux, & if so, what's the procedure? i'll continue Googling for now. any help would be appreciated. EDIT: upon further review, i'm having a helluva time with other plugins. pdf format, for example. i can't get Opera to open pdf files. when i try to use the Acrobat plugin, it crashes Opera. same goes for any Moz plugins in Opera. they all cause them to crash. same goes for RealPlayer files. i can't find a way to get them working. i'll continue playing with settings & such, but if somebody could kick me in the right direction, i'd appreciate it. Chris
  17. illogic-al wrote: to be honest, i have no idea! :shock: i'm just a sucker for new releases, so i did the rc5 install. i figured since this last one is truly final (no rc#) that i'd get that one. it all works great & it gave me something to do! :lol: roland wrote: yeah, i like rpm's over tar's too. but, i'm trying to get away from relying on rpm too much. plus, since this is an official OOo download, there's little chance of something failing or going wrong, as opposed to cooker. and, the installer detects previous versions of OOo & upgrades from there, so there's no need to uninstall the old version first. :D many ways to do things. it's all a matter of preference, i suppose.... Chris
  18. to add a few more comments............. i just installed the OOo1.1 tar final. installation went without a hitch. it picked up all of my user settings from 1.1rc5. it's working fine. note that all of those rpm's are from release rc4. they had rc5 after that before the final came out, so i would recommend not using those rpm's & getting the final 1.1 tar file. Chris
  19. AFAIK OpenOffice only does releases in tar.gz form. (anybody, correct me on this if i'm wrong. :shock: ) as far as an rpm, Texstar may make one in the future, but i'm not sure on that either. (some help i am, huh?) don't be afraid of the tar file. download it & either use the instructions i provided at the above link, or read the install instructions on the OpenOffice site. they are thorough, easy, & pretty much fool proof. i should know..........i followed those instructions & had nary a problem. more fool me....... :wink: Chris
  20. hi, check out this thread for OOo1.1 install from .tar.gz instructions........ click here as for your questions........ 1. it SHOULD detect your old version. there are no rpm's (that i know) yet for OOo1.1, so you're gonna have to use the .tar.gz file. if it doesn't integrate with your old version, just check out the above link for info on migrating user settings from 1.0 to 1.1. it's very easy to do. 2. yes, you can have both versions installed & running at the same time, as long as your version 1.1 has a different directory name than 1.0 3. yes, the default fonts are anit-aliased & just like 1.0. if they're not to your liking, you can tweak those settings in the "options". 4. not sure. haven't played with any of those options yet. i know the "gallery" window rolls up when you don't want to see it, so the others should also, i'm guessing. :roll: Chris
  21. i don't know much about networking problems, but, give the following link a look. it's got lot's of useful info on networking, speed tweaks, etc. maybe you'll find something useful there..... http://www.psc.edu/networking/perf_tune.html Chris
  22. what package of OOo are you using & how are you going about trying to install it? it sounds to me like you're doing something wrong in the install. i just installed OOo1.1rc5 this week. i had no problems with it. here's how i did it. if you downloaded the tar.gz package, this may help......... EDIT: before doing the following, i would first uninstall any directory(s) that may have been created by the first install you did. you can do that by first trying the ./setup command & choosing "uninstall". if that doesn't work, then i'd say just delete them. END EDIT 1. log into a terminal, change to root 2. go to the directory where you downloaded the package & issue this command (note, letters are CaSe sensitive!) tar -zxvf [name of tarball file] 3. this will create a directory "install". change into this directory: cd install 4. run the install scripts by issuing the following command: ./install --interactive this will open up & run the GUI installer. 5. follow the prompts on the screen. when the installer is finished, you need execute the user-setup for OpenOffice.org. to do that, make sure you are no longer root - IE. become a regular user, then change into the program directory where you installed OpenOffice.org: cd /name of directory/OpenOffice.org1.0 and execute the following command: ./setup 6. the user portion of setup will run. it'll be another GUI screen. again, follow the prompts. 7. when that's done, you can (or should be able to) run OpenOffice by (in terminal) cd'ing to the directory that you installed OOo in & issuing the following command soffice . couple of other notes. i since i installed rc5, it didn't create new links in the KDE kicker & it didn't carry over my old user settings from OOo1.0, so i had to do it manually. maybe since it's final, you won't have to do this, but if you do, here's what i did..... (i use KDE) you have to relink your old OpenOffice stuff using menudrake. also, you can copy over your user specific settings from OOo1.0 to OOo1.1, then you can get rid of 1.0. to do that, go to your /home/(your name) directory & look for your old version of OpenOffice & just copy & paste your old user & share directories into the new versions directory. when it asks you if you want to overwrite the existing files of the same name, answer "yes". hope this helped....... Chris
  23. just so ya know, Anon's suggestion works on MDK too! thanks again, Chris
  24. first, read through this link. it's chock full of helpful K3B info..... neverending k3b thread here's the short version on how to enable scsi emulation. but i still urge you to read through that thread. make SURE that you have scsi emulation enabled correctly. here's how the lines in your lilo.conf should read, under the "append" section......... (you need to be root to do all of this) 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
  25. anon, see, that just seems so obvious that i never even played with that setting. :shock: just tried that in the W2K machine here at work & it works wonderfully! :D can't wait to try it at home tonight. the eye strain was getting severe! (ok, you may now give me that virtual kick in the a$$! :lol: ) thanks.......i'll post the result & close this thread if all works well at home!) Chris
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