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  1. go to settings->configure konqueror->behaviour & make sure "open folders in seperate windows" isn't checked. Chris
  2. is your burner really scsi? it seems from the log that's what it's saying, but more than likely it's ide. try running K3B setup & let it re-detect your drives. k3b->tools->k3b setup. Chris
  3. are you sure you......... used the correct plugin based on your version of GCC? did you symlink the plugin as root, not user? did you have the browser closed while doing the symlink? if the answer of "no" to any of the above, the plugin will fail. Chris
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    KDE Menu

    after you added the new path to OOo did you save the menu changes? also, 2 other things to try.......... 1. restart KDE. sometimes you have to do that for menu changes to take effect. 2. in terminal as root, then as normal user, run the following command....... update-menus that will update the menu structure system wide & for user. again, you may need to restart KDE afterwards. Chris
  5. hmmm...... it could be the Nvidia drivers causing the problem. when you say X crashes & KDE restarts, do you mean you have to relogin to KDE, or the screen just goes black for a few seconds & a mouse or keyboard movement brings it all back? if it's the latter, i had that problem with Nvidia drivers a while back. i added the NvAGP option to my xorg (or XFree, whichever the case may be) file & it fixed it. if you don't have this already, try adding the following to your xorg/xf86config-4 file(s) under the "device" section.......... the "3" option tells it to try kernel AGP first, then Nvidia AGP if that fails. other optins you could use are........ "0" (uses no agp support) "1" (uses nvidia agpart only) "2" (tries kernel agpart only) if you do this, you don't need to kill X to make the edit. just edit the appropriate file with any text editor. you must reboot for the settings to take effect. Chris
  6. ummm......... you mean remove Mandrake from your computer? if so, you can do it 2 ways......... boot from the MDK CD, start the install process, then choose expert mode. that will bring you to the hard drive format tool. just re-format the partion(s) you have Mandrake installed on, preferably with vfat (fat 32) file system so Windows will recognize it. you could also use the native Windows fdisk utility to reformat the Mandrake/Linux partitions. if you find your MBR is snafu'd afterwards, boot Windows XP into safe mode/command prompt only & type............ fixmbr to repair the Windows bootloader. or, you could boot from a Win98 boot disk & type......... fdisk /mbr. Chris
  7. it could be the Helvetica-Adobe fonts causing the XFont Server to crash. try changing the Opera fonts to something different/more standard & see if the crashes continue. if not, problem solved. if they do continue with normal fonts, then i'm at a loss right. i use Opera 7.54 with no problems. Chris
  8. packages will only add menu entries if they are compiled to do so by the developer & only if they have a gui interface to go with them. Units is a command line only app. it won't add a menu entry & you can't add one. see man units for the multitude of uses for it. i can't even begin to comprehend it, myself. :D mp3info, on the other hand, has a GUI interface, but it's not compiled to add a menu entry. to run mp3info from command in GUI mode, type........... gmp3info (hit enter). to add a menu entry for it, right click kicker->menu editor. choose a location in the left tree panel where you want to put the shortcut, then click "add application" at the top. name it, choose an icon, & put in the execute command/path. the correct path for this would be /usr/bin/gmp3info. click "save" when done. you might need to restart KDE for the entry to show. you can use the same method to add any app the menu. Chris
  9. if you're using KDE, try this......... as normal user, open Konqueror file manager. then go to the Desktop directory. look for a file called .directory. it's hidden, so make sure you have hidden file view set (view->show hidden files). the .directory file hold all of your desktop icon settings. open it with a text editor, find the offending icon entry, remove it, save it, restart KDE. Chris
  10. if i'm understanding things correctly, you installed Windows XP AFTER you installed Mandrake? if that's the case, Windows XP took over the MBR & wiped Mandrake's entries clean. you just need to restore the MDK bootloader. to do so, boot from the MDK install CD1, hit the F1 key as it's loading. you get a command prompt. type "rescue" (without ""), then choose restore boot loader from the options. Chris
  11. to install Acrobat Reader 5.09 from the tar.gz.......... open a terminal as normal user, change to the directory where you saved it. cd /path/to/download unpack the file with the following command....... tar -xvzf <exact name of file here> . su to root. to do so, at the terminal prompt type..... su (enter) password (enter). run the install script that was unpacked from the .tar.gz file by typing......... ./INSTALL (hit enter) {NOTE: that is caps sensitive, so the caps are intentional there since the installer is in CaPs.} agree to the licensing agreement. it will then ask you for an install location. the default is /usr/local/Acrobat5. hit enter, then type "agree" (no quotes) to let it install there. to get it to work with various browsers, see my posts in This Thread. Chris
  12. at the terminal prompt, su to root & type........ XFdrake (that is CaPs sensiTIVE) that will let you configure your graphics card & test it. Chris
  13. jaraeez is correct. you need to change the driver entry under "devices" in the xf86config-4 file. also, to expand on what jaraeez said, there's another option you should add there in addition to the driver entry. make the "devices" section of your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file look like this (changes in red).......... nvidia will tell xfree to use the Nvidia drivers you installed. nv tells it to use the MDK stock drivers. NvAGP 3 will tell it to try to use kernel AGP support first, then Nvidia AGP if it's not compiled into the kernel (it will be, though ;) ) restart X or reboot for changes to take effect. Chris
  14. you can tar your /home (or any directory, for that matter) via the following method in terminal as root....... tar cvfPpz /home/<user name>.tar bob --directory=/path/to/where/you/want/it/to/go (tar cvfPpz = creating & preserving all permission& absolute paths, using gzip compression) (bob = it will name the .tar.gz file bob. use whatever name you like there.) (--directory= is the path you want to put the zipped file. IE: --directory=/mnt/windows/backups) to reinstall them should you need to, in terminal as root do...... tar -xvzf <name of>tar.gz and it will extract back to your /home directory. Chris
  15. updating your sources refers to making sure your rpm repositories are kept up to date, in a nutshell. packages are added/removed/updated on a regular basis on the ftp mirrors. it's a good idea to update your sources every so often, or before searching for apps to install, to make sure the packages on the mirrors are up to date. to do so, 2 ways...... open Mandrake Control Center->software management->media manager. click "update". select the sources you want to update (no need to select CD sources since they never change), then update them. or........ in terminal as root simply type....... urpmi.update -a that will update all of your sources in one fell swoop. Chris
  16. ok......... sorry, i missunderstood the question. there is an add on package to MCC that gives you options to several different server wizards. the package is called drakwizard. it does have a proxy wizard which is a graphical front end to configure Squid. i've never used it though, so i can't vouch for it's reliability. i can't remember if drakwizard is hidden on the CD's, is part of an update, or if it's on the "main" source at Easy URPMI. use MCC software installer & search for drakwizard. if it don't come up, the go to easy urpmi & set up a "main" source, then search again. or, you could install in terminal as root with.......... urpmi drakwizard. Chris
  17. i'm not an expert on this, but MDK (or Linux, in general) has nothing to do with the drives your computer can or cannot boot from. that would a bios setting. if you looked in your bios already & saw no option to boot from a DVD drive, then chances are you can't do it. you might want to check your bios or computer manufacturer's web site to see if there's a solution or maybe a flash bios update. Chris
  18. not sure about the TNT2 question, as i don't have that type of card. install the Nvidia drivers with the --add-this-kernel option & see if it works. also, the 5536 drivers are quite old. the version before 6629 is 6111, so maybe you'd wanna try those as back up drivers. Chris
  19. check out my post #3 HERE for Squid proxy configuration. it's not a GUI method, but's it's very easy none the less. any questions, feel free to ask. Chris
  20. ummmm............ that's your problem in a nutshell. you need a matching kernel-source to your kernel for the Nvidia drivers to compile. yes, EasyURPMI has been down, but you don't need that for a kernel-source. depending on which kernel you are running......... if it's the stock kernel from install, you can get it off of the MDK CD's. if it's an updated kernel, you can get it from an update mirror site, but not by using update. even if EasyURPMI is down, you can still use urpmi to get the kernel-source. in terminal as root type urpmi kernel-source. choose the source from the list (if choices are given) that matches your current kernel version. or, you can use MCC->software management->install & type kernel in the search, then choose the matching source from the list. to find out your current kernel version, in terminal as root type either........ uname -r or........ uname -a Chris
  21. looks like you borked perl libraries, somehow. (probably due to cooker dependencies for superkaramba, i know that uses perl. not sure about amarok.) you could try the following...... if Mandrake Control Center still works........... first, disable all cooker sources in media manager. does Mandrake Control Center->software management->install software/remove software work? if so, use remove, search for perl, remove it. then use install, search for perl, install it from the CD's. the Perl libraries are on CD #1 /Mandrake/RPMS. if MCC doesn't work, try removing perl &/or urpm with urpme. urpme perl or urpme urpm then install it from the Mandrake CD1. insert the CD, mount it if necessary, then either browse to the Perl package(s) on the CD, click them to install, or in terminal as root do........ rpm -ivh <path to perl packages here> i'm not sure what else to suggest. it depends how deep the perl libraries are borked & how many of them. the perl version for MDK 10.0 is 5.8.3. looks like you have several library versions mixed in there. short of what i suggested, or somebody coming up with an alternative, a reinstall might be the only way to go, unfortunately. but, only do that as a last resort when all other methods are exhausted. Chris
  22. cool! glad you got it worked out & you're welcome! Chris
  23. ok, instead of editing fstab by hand, try using diskdrake. go to Mandrake Control Center->mount points->partitions. just click "ok" to the back up warning box, you're not going to use it. click on a partition you want to be able to mount (in this case your Fedora partition), name it, mount it. when you're done, allow it to write the changes to fstab. when you name the partition, name it as you have it listed in lilo & put the full path in. IE: /mnt/<name here>. if you want to edit fstab manually, here's an example of mine. i dual boot Mandrake, on for stability, one for testing. here's my stable Mandrake entry in fstab........ /dev/hda10 /mnt/mandrake100/boot ext3 defaults 1 2 /dev/hda14 /mnt/mandrake100/home reiserfs defaults 1 2 /dev/hda12 /mnt/mandrake100/root reiserfs defaults 1 2 /dev/hda13 /mnt/mandrake100/usr reiserfs defaults 1 2 note, if you have seperate partitions in Fedora for /usr, /home, etc. you'll need to mount & name each one in MCC, not just Fedora, to make them accessible. IE: /mnt/fedora/home, /mnt/fedora/root, etc. Chris
  24. try changing your lilo entry to the following. take note of the changes i made in RED........... you had some incorrect syntax. also, make sure you run lilo -v to update the entries. in terminal as root do.......... lilo -v if you get no errors, reboot, select the Fedora entry, it should boot. Chris
  25. plug the camera into the usb port, turn on the camera. if it doesn't automount, in terminal as root do......... mount /mnt/removable open Konqueror file manager (or your favourite file manager), go to the /mnt/removable/ directory, you should be able to browse your camera & view pics. easiest way to resize/manipulate them is to simply use Gimp. i do it all the time. nurn them to disc if you like using K3b. when done playing, in terminal as root do......... umount /mnt/removable turn off the camera, unplug it, done. Chris
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