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  1. make your "devices" section look like this............ your driver must read nvidia, not nv........... the NvAGP 3 option will use kernel AGP support first, if available, then use Nvidia AGP if the kernel drivers aren't compiled. other options you can try with that are......... 0.......... no AGP support 1.......... Nvidia AGP only 2.......... kernel AGP only if that don't pan out, reinstall the drivers using the --add-this-kernel switch.......... sh NVIDIA-LINUX-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run --add-this-kernel it will then compile a new script for your kernel in the same directory called NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1-custom.run. you would then install the drivers using that (-custom) script. if none of the above helps, go HERE, look at post #2 & apply the patch given as described. Chris
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    do you mean you'd like some live "real time" hlep, as in talking to people as opposed to posting here & waiting for a reply? if, use the chat link at the top of the page. or, if you have an IRC client (xchat, irssi, ksirc, konversation, gaim, aim, etc.) just use that, connect to a freenode server, then type........ /join #musb or /join #ilc two very good live help channels. there's also many more out there, specific to various apps, distros, DE's, etc. Chris
  3. did you mount the floppy drive before trying to save the file? mount /dev/fd0 or mount /mnt/floppy or right clicking the floppy drive desktop icon & choosing mount. Chris
  4. i'm home now....... once you get squid installed, all you have to do is edit 3 lines of /etc/squid/squid.conf to set up a simple proxy. here's a sample of mine.......... *where <hostname here> is your default hostname ** where <port number here> is the port you want to use. that's the only part of the whole config you need to edit to get a simple proxy going. feel free to read through all the other options at your leisure. :P then, you need to open ports with your firewall. if you're using shorewall, the easiest way to do it is........ first, stop shorewall by doing in terminal as root........ service shorewall stop open MCC (mandrake control center)->security->firewall. click the "advanced" button, and add the udp & tcp ports you want open. like this............ <port number> udp <port number> tcp example: 6666 udp 6666 tcp apply the changes, restart shorewall by doing in terminal as root.......... service shorewall start then, to start squid, in terminal as root type......... service squid start to check status......... service squid status to stop........... service squid stop you then need to get your ip address & use that as the proxy to connect to. if you don't know your ip address, go HERE to find out. and finally, to test it & use it........... to test from the computer you're using as the proxy........ open a browser (i'll use Mozilla as an example, but any would do). go to edit->preferences->advanced->proxies. select the "manual proxy configuration" button. and, if it isn't there already, fill in the following ip address for all fields.......... for ports, use the port number you selected as your proxy port. apply settings, now, try to connect to a web page. if you can, it's working! if not, go through the steps again & check your work. (and make sure Squid is running, too!) to connect from a remote source, do the same as above, but instead of port, use your ip address in those fields. (NOTE: many thanks to Fissy for helping me out with Squid back when i needed it!) Chris
  5. make your fstab look like this.............. replace what you have with the red line, like above. try it......... Chris
  6. never really dealt with .pic files, but from searching, it looks like it's some kind of Pixar format. a further search lead me to this......... http://www.xnview.com/ might be worth a look. they have many Linux flavours to download. according to the import/export features, it's compatable with .pic files. Chris
  7. instead of compiling it, try installing Squid via the rpm. there's one on the MDK CD's, & after you install it, check update mirrors because there's been an update or 2 for it since then. if you need help with basic configuration, i can do it later when i get home. i run Squid from home & use it as a proxy at work. there's thousands of lines of code in the config file, but all you have to do is edit 3 lines of that mess, punch a whole in your firewall to the appropriate port(s) & you're good to go. unfortunately, i can't do it from memory, so i'd have to refer to my cheat sheets at home. Chris
  8. you need to install lsof. it's on the MDK CD's. if you can install via MCC, go to the software installer & type lsof in the search box, install it, then run the command again.......... lsof /dev/hdc lsof is a small app that stands for LiSt Open Files. it will tell what (if any) app might be locking your cdrom drive. but, if you're still having a problem with the drive not working, installing something from a CD is sorta outta the question, i guess. did you try rebooting? if so, & that didn't work, then run the following command in terminal as root......... ps -aux that will show all running processes for all users. look for any instances of urpmi, rpm, curl, & k3b, & kill them. use the associated PID number in the list to kill, like....... kill <PID # here> or you could do......... killall urpmi then, killall curl, killall rpm, etc. if all of that fails, your urpmi database could be corrupted. in that case, run the following in terminal as root to updae them.......... updatedb -i Chris
  9. just guessing, but have you checked the style sheet (CSS) settings of the various browsers? for Konqueror............ settings->configure konqueror->style sheets. make sure the "use default style sheet" button is checked. for Moz............... edit->preferences->composer. make sure the "use css styles instead of........" box is checked. i don't use Firefox, but it's probably similar in that. Chris
  10. the simplest thing to try is rebooting (i know, i know......). something could have locked the data base or borked urpmi (temporarily). if that don't work, in a terminal as root type....... lsof /dev/hdX where X is the letter of the cdrom device. (IE: hda, hdb, hdc, etc.....) post the output here. Chris
  11. hmmmm......... do you have "restore previous session" checked in Kontrol Center->components->session manager? if so, try changing it to "start with empty session", then apply that, then make the file association changes, reboot & see if it sticks. that's the only other thing i can think of right now. Chris
  12. please post your /etc/fstab here. EDIT: i'm getting sleepy & heading for bed. when you look at your fstab, look for the floppy line. if it reads anything different than what i have below, change it to that & save it. (note: it's always a good idea to back things up like this before making any changes, so back up your current fstab before making the change, just in case.......) your floppy line in fsatb should read as follows........... /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,user exactly like that, no more, no less. after you make the change, insert a floppy, then right click your desktop icon & choose "mount" from the drop down list. (or, you could also do in terminal as root......... mount /dev/fd0 or mount /mnt/floppy) it will take a few seconds to mount. then try saving the file in Open Office via the same method you described. it should work. does for me, i just tested it. Chris
  13. not using 10.1 yet, but as for k3b.......... are you getting the error with everything you try to burn, or just ISO's? are you getting the error as user & root? if not root, try burning as root. have you tried buring at a lower speed? have you checked the settings before you burn (burn free/disc at once/etc.)? have you tried using a different cdrecord driver? (try one of the generic ones instead of "auto" or a proprietary one) if none of those thoughts pan out, have you tried running k3b from terminal & see if it gives any useful errors? if it does, please post them here. Chris
  14. don't misunderstand me........ there may very well be a command line way to restore your back up files. i just don't know it, if there is. i'm a GUI whore & stay away from command unless i absolutely need it. i know enough command to get me out of trouble.........& keep me from getting into it. but if there's a viable GUI way to do something, that's the route i always take. so, if somebody knows the command to do what you want & is reading this, i'm sure they'll post it. as for you restoring files........... yes, kmail is part of that. i don't think that restoring those files will screw up your login again. but, i'm not 100% sure, so that's why i suggested proceding with caution. it's good you set up a test user to do that. if it were me, i'd restore important backups (mail, desktop, maybe eye candy stuff so you don't have to go through all that again), then do certain other apps one at a time. run them, test them, if they work fine, you know the backup wasn't corrupted, & procede that way. that's just me though. i'm from the "better safe than sorry" school of thought, rather then the "balls to the walls" school. good luck. post back with your results. Chris
  15. thanks for the info Chris & Chris. unfortunately, i'm still in MDK10.0 land, waiting for 10.1 OE to be released, so i'll have to wait for that before i can use that app. anywho, enjoy the beers...... Chris
  16. hmmm........ well, first, i'm glad you got the KDM stuff straightened out. i'm still unsure of what you did in the first place to cause all of that mess. and i still don't know why you had/have various 10.1 & 9.2 packages mixed with 10.0. but, if it's working........... as for your "invisible" files question......... are you talking about the "hidden view" files in /home/(user)? if so, i'm not sure if you want to copy those back. here's why........... all of those files are user personal settings for various apps. if you had something corrupted in any of those that started this whole mess, you're prolly gonna be back where you started. if you just let the user log into his/her desktop, all of those folders will gradually be recreated as they use the various apps they're associated with. downside is, they're gonna have to reset all of their preferences & such for those apps. if you really want to copy them back, i don't know of any easy way other than right clicking them, then copying/pasting each one back into the directory. that's the GUI method. if there's a CLI method, it eludes me. and, if you do that, make sure permissions are set to that user. i'm not sure what method you used to back them up, but if you did it via root, all of those folders are going to be root only permissions. in that case, again in lieu of a CLI method, you'll have to right click each one as root, go to the permissions tab, & set the user & group permisions for that particular user. if anybody else has a btter way, please advice...... Chris
  17. what are you doing to associate file types? i'm running mdk 10.0 OE & have never had that problem. the drill is (in case this isn't what you've tried)............ open Kontrol Center (IE: configure your desktop)->components->file associations. type the file name extension you're trying to associate in the search box. look in the general tab for "application preference order". choose from the list given which app you want & move it to the top. if it's not in the list, click "add", navigate to the binary for the app, add it & move it to the top. under the "embedding" tab, select the "use setting for (name) group" option. click "apply". it should stick. same drill for .pdf files. if you're talking about a browser plugin, then you have to apply the proper Adobe Reader plugin to your particular browser see This Thread for Opera or Mozilla/Firefox. if it's a Konqueror plugin, do this.......... CLOSE KONQUEROR WEB BROWSER (<-that's important!) open KDE's "configure your desktop" module. go to "WebBrowsing"->"plugins". in the "scan folders" box, make sure one of the above described plugin directories is present. (Mozillla should be there by default, at least. if none are (which is unlikely) click the "add" button & browse to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins to add it, then click "apply".) higlight the Mozilla plugins entry, then click the "scan for new plugins" button. click "apply" when the scan is done. close Configure Your Desktop, then start Konqueror Web Browser & test as above. Chris
  18. if that's the version of KDM that shows up in the install software module, then install it. that's the version you want. but............. something else is still confusing me.......... notice, you have alot of MDK9.2 apps showing. i don't understand why you'd have any 9.2 apps on a 10.0 system. something still doesn't feel right to me. can anybody else watching this enlighten me as to why MDK9.2 apps would be on a 10.0 system? go ahead & install kdebase-kdm-config-file-3.2-79mdk & see what happens. if you get any more dependency issues, please post them. you can install that eihter with MCC or urpmi. Chris
  19. if you're using KDE, go to Kontrol Center (IE: configure your desktop)->components->file associations. type mpg in the search box. go to the mpg file extension & check which program associated with it is at the top of the list provided. if mplayer is in the list, but not at the top, move it there. if mplayer isn't in the list, use the "add" button & browse to the mplayer executable to add it. the path to that should be /usr/bin/gmplayer. add it, "apply", then try a .mpg file. Chris
  20. if KDM is installed, it should be an option in MCC->boot->display manager (or something similar. i'm at work & can't remember which module, exactly.) it will be the same module where you can choose all your other display managers. if it's not there, then theoretically, it isn't installed. what is the output of the following command in terminal as root....... rpm -qa | grep -i kdebase3-kdm that should show what version of KDM is installed, if any. please post it here. or, try using MCC->software->remove software & type kdm in the search. either one will show the version of kdm installed. if they both come up blank, then what is the output of....... urpmi kdm or, again, try MCC->software->install & type kdm in the search. either of those should gice you a version of KDM to install, if it isn't installed already. i'm still concerned that you might have mixed KDE libraries installed. KDM for Mandrake 10.1 won't work with Mandrake 10.0. one other thing to test, while you're at it............ if when you look in the "remove software" section & it finds a 10.1 version of KDM installed, try removing it (don't really remove it, just check it & click the uninstall button) & tell me what dependencies it want's to take with it. Chris
  21. have you tried the lsof command i suggested when the cdrom is locked? if not, do so while it is locked & post the results here. if that don't pan out, then try editing your cdrom fstab line to look like this............. /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom auto iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto,ro,nosuid,umask=0,user,exec,nodev 0 0 that's from my fstab. almost identical to yours except the "nosuid" & "nodev" entries. i'm not 100% sure, but nosuid is a security feature to prevent just any user from accessing the drives. nodev disables magic dev, which is supermount's replacement in Mandrake. edit fstab using kedit. that will create an automatic backup of your old fstab for you. or, copy your old fstab before editing it to a different directory as a backup. that way, if something goes screwy by editing fstab, you can just replace it with the backup. Chris
  22. are you still getting dependency problems when you try to install the login manager? if so, please post what it's saying. if it's the original problem pertaining to 10.1 things, you're probably right back where you started. if you mixed different versions of KDE, KDE may still run fine. the problems occur when trying to install things. after all this, i'm not exactly sure where you're at. if you have the correct sources set up now, then you can either use MCC->software->install to install the login manager (KDM) or do in terminal as root........... urpmi kdm. if you get dependency problems, you could always try to force the install by doing urpmi --allow-nodeps --force <package name here>. that will force the install without checking for dependencies. but by doing that, if the original problem still exists, you'll just be digging yourself into a deeper hole. Chris
  23. also could be that particular mirror is down or swamped. have you tried different mirrors? Chris
  24. not to beat a dead horse, but......... i really think you sufficiently fubar'd things by mixing different versions of KDE & (quite possibly) QT stuff. if what you're now attempting to do is salvage personal stuff from /home, then reinstall, 'nuff said. if you still think you can somehow get KDE back to working order, i think your attempts will be futile. i told you, i did this once before (mixing different versions of KDE & QT) & wasn't able to extricate myself from the mess, no matter what i tried. i even went as far as totally removing KDE via Gnome, then tried reinstalling from the MDK CD's, to no avail, due to dependency issues. my final thoughts on the matter........ save your personal files, reinstall, make sure you use the correct sources next time, & consider this a lesson learned (unfortunately). Chris
  25. no problem, you're welcome......... ummmmmm........about that beer........ make it a Corsendonk Christmas, please. Chris
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