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  1. try looking in "view"->view mode". Chris
  2. the latest, non cooker kernel for MDK10.0 is 2.6.3-19 (not 2.6.16). i've been using it for several weeks now, with no ill consequences. i have never had a problem with any official Mandrake kernel update/security/bug fix. not to say that i could never happen, but Mandrake tests their kernels pretty thoroughly before releasing them to the public. how to get it? the safest & easiest method (IMHO) is use Mandrake Control Center->software management->updates. it will auto install the kernel along side your current kernel & add an entry to lilo for you. reboot after applying the update, you'll see the new kernel entry in your bootloader screen, boot from it. if after running it for a while you find no problems you can safely remove the old kernel using MCC->software->remove. Mandrake does the above as a failsafe. instead of replacing your old kernel with a new one, it preserves the old one & just adds the new one so you can always fall back on the old kernel should problems arise with the new one. one final note.............. if you also want new kernel-sources to match the new kernel (which is neccessary in some case, depending on various things that need a matching kernel/kernel-source, such as Nvidia drivers) you need to manually download & install it. you can do that by using MCC->software->install, type kernel in the search box, & choose the matching kernel-source version number to install. Mandrake doesn't provide kernel-sources via the update module, you have to get them manually. ok, one more final note............. you can also do all of the above via command line as root using urpmi. i just think the GUI interface is an easier/nicer way. (i'm a GUI junkie). should you want to update/install a new kernel (or any app, for that matter), make sure you have an update mirror source, open a terminal, su to root, then type........ urpmi.update -a that will update your sources. then type......... urpmi kernel that will list available kernels, if more than one is available. choose the one you want, install it. do the same thing for the kernel source by typing............. urpmi kernel-source choose the matching kernel-source, install it. Chris
  3. you can also check Mandrake Control Center->system-services & see if something is there to start/search for ppp0 to start on boot. if so, turn it off. or, turn off new hardware detection by disabling "harddrake" in there, reboot & see if it still does it. harddrake is not neccessary. it probes the computer during boot to detect any new hardware or hardware configuration changes. if you haven't swapped any hardware or made any changes to your hardware, it's not needed to be running. Chris
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    Troubleshooting DMA

    again, check the bios. i'm not an expert with hdparm. i just know enough to keep myself out of trouble. :P to read all about hdparm (including DMA settings) check out This Article. or, you can do man hdparm in terminal as root. Chris
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    Uptime Monitor

    if it isn't what devries mentioned, try ksensors. it shows CPU speed, CPU state, RAM used, Swap used, up time, & sensor temps. i THINK it's on the MDK instal CD's. if not, it's definitely in Contrib sources. don't remember which one i got it from now. Chris
  6. here's 3 things to look into........... 1. if you use KDE, see if you happen to have KSCD (KDE's default CD player) docked in the panel. there was an issued with KSCD locking the CDROM drive it's associated with to play CD's. if it's there, quit the application, then try your drive. 2. do you have FAM (File Alteration Monitor) running as a service? look in Mandrake Control Center->system->services. if it's there & running or checked to start at boot, stop it & uncheck it. 3. if those 2 ideas don't pan out, do the following from terminal as root.......... lsof /dev/hdX where X is the device letter (like hda, hdb, etc.) or......... lsof /mnt/cdromX again, where X is the number of the CDROM if it has a number (like cdrom0, cdrom1, etc.) lsof stands for LiSt Open Files. it can be a very useful tool. if you get a "command not found" error, then you need to install it. it's on the MDK CD's. to install, in terminal as root do........ urpmi lsof Chris
  7. haha......... yeah, it could be, but damned if i know what i'm looking for. :P thanks for trying, though. :D Chris
  8. it's not as easy as just "de-installing" things, unfortunately. well, you might get lucky, but i really don't think so in this case. if you want to unistall software, go to MCC->software->remove software. type the name of the app in the search box, check it, uninstall. but........... if you do that & it gives you a laundry list of dependencies to unistall with it (which i think it will) you're gonna be up the creek. KDEbase is tied into everything KDE. if you have a 10.1 or cooker version of KDE base installed (which it appears you do) there's almost no way to unbind it from other things cleanly. you could try as i suggested earlier & log into another DE (like Gnome), run MCC & uninstall all of KDE from Gnome. then, make sure your sources are for the proper version of MDK you're running (10.0) whether it be from Easy URPMI or the install CD's themselves. then, try reinstalling all things KDE & cross your fingers. i've been down this road once & i couldn't get myself out of it. it was "dependency hell" as the saying goes & i ended up having to reinstall, with a lesson learned. as for whoever told you you can safely mix different versiosn of MDK apps (10.1 with 10.0, etc.) i'd be leery of heeding that advice. as i said, you may get lucky & have no problems with some less system critical apps. but, when you start trying to mix & match something as major as KDE, or Gnome, or any 2 versions of a DE, you're bound to wind up in the spot you're in now. Chris
  9. when you set up sources at Easy URPMI, did you choose any sources labeled "cooker"? "cooker contrib", "cooker main"? cooker sources are an unstable/testing branch for Mandrake. it's where they work on apps for the next release. as such, alot of those apps are buggy & unstable. sometimes it's not a problem, if it's a stand alone app. but, if you happen to install even just one KDE (or Gnome) or any system critical app from cooker, it can send your whole set up into the twilight zone, should it be buggy or a differnt version. i'm at work right now, so i'm not sure of the version number differences of the apps you listed above in cooker & the CD's. i can check later tonight or tomorrow for you. but if memory serves me well, it looks like you got some cooker stuff mixed in there. OR, now that i'm looking more closely.......... notice the 10.1 version of mdkdm? that version is for MDK10.1. you said you're using 10.0. also, the kdebase version is definitely not 10.0. if you didn't set up cooker sources at Easy URPMI, it looks like you choose 10.1 sources by mistake, for sure. check which sources you set up at Easy URPMI. look in the Mandrake Control Center->media manager. click on a source, then click edit. if the path to the mirror points to 10.1 or cooker, then you're sorta screwed. depending on how many apps you installed, it could be to difficult to untangle the mess by now & a reinstall would be the best/easiest option. if that's the case, make sure you set up the correct sources at Easy URPMI next time. sorry, but that's the best advice i can give right now. Chris
  10. about your conflicts problem....... did you by any chance install any KDE or QT related stuff from a cooker source recently? i had the same dependency hell with KDE once upon a time. it was becuase i foolishly decided to try to mix cooker KDE apps with stock MDK one's. the cooker stuff was built on a different version of QT & i ended up getting conflicts all over the place. if you did the above, check which version of QT you have. if it's a cooker version, remove it, then reinstall the version from the MDK CD's (or a "main" source). you'll need to do it from another DE, like Gnome, ICEwm, etc. Chris
  11. instead of using Partition Magic, try booting with the Mandrake boot disk, then choose expert install & use Disk Drake to reformat/repartition the parts you want. could be PM isn't seeing a particular FS. what were you using on the MDK partitions? ext2,3, reiser? Chris
  12. could you please post the contents of /etc/fstab? Chris
  13. hmmmm........... thanks for getting back to me. still don't know what it's called. if you do find out what it is, could you post here or PM me? i'd like to have something like that. or, if anybody else reads this & knows the name of that dock app, please do the same. Chris
  14. just out of curiousity, what's the icon/app called? i still don't know what you're referring to. glad you got it back, though........... Chris
  15. not exactly sure what you mean. is it.......... right click kicker->panel menu->add->application button->internet->remote access->KPPP? or one of the others in there? never had a "connection manager" icon there, so i'm sorta guessing. Chris
  16. if you want the latest kernel & source, go to Mandrake Control Center->software installer. choose "updates", select an update mirror. get the latest kernel update (along with any other available updates, if you haven't done so already) the current Mandrake kernel version is 2.6.3-19.mdk. to get a matching kernel-source (Mandrake does not supply updates to kernel sources via update. you must get them manually) go to "install software". type kernel in the search & get the matching source to your kernel. you can also use the same feature to search for any Lexmark drivers/libs you might want/need. Chris
  17. have you checked what sound drivers you are using & tried changing them around? if you use KDE, go to Kontrol Center (IE: Configure Your Desktop)->sound->sound system & try changing drivers around (alas, oss, arts, auto). also, it could be a DVD encoding issue. i'm not real familiar with DVD specific issues. you could try searching the software installer for any neccessary DVD files/libs/etc. you might be missing & need. Chris
  18. three things to look in to......... 1. do you have KSCD (KDE's CD player) running & docked in the panel? if so, quit it from the panel. there's an issue with KSCD that will cause the drive to lock if KSCD is running in the panel, even without a CD inserted in the drive. 2. do you have supermount enabled? if so, try disabling it & see if the problem goes away. to do so, in terminal as root do........ supermount -i disable you can re-enable it if you like by doing....... supermount -i enable 3. if all of the above fail, do this in terminl as root........ lsof /mnt/cdrom (replace cdrom with whatever yours is called. IE: cdrom0, cdrom1, etc) or........ lsof /dev/hdX (where X is the letter of the device) lsof stands for LiSt Open Files. it's quite a handy tool. if the command gives you an error "command not found", then you need to install it. to do so, in terminal as root do.......... urpmi lsof it's on one of the install CD's. Chris
  19. from what i understand, ATI cards can be finicky, to put it mildly. have you tried selecting various drivers? if not, try different ATI compatable drivers from the driver selection list. the one's MDK "guesses" should work best with your card, don't always neccessarily work "best". when you get one that allows the test screen to show, you should be ok. for instance, on my old computer i have an ATI Rage Pro 64 card. MDK wants to use Rage Pro drivers, but they don't work. i had to use ATI (Utah) drivers. (whatever Utah means?!) Chris
  20. the path i have for Java in Opera is............. /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_05/lib/i386/ works every time, for all versions of Java i've tried. i never had it search in any plugin directory, or elsewhere. Chris
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    motherboard help

    if the sound is onboard, try running sndconfig from a terminal as root. sndconfig if it says "command not found", install it. urpmi sndconfig it's on one of the CD's. Chris
  22. 3 things............. if you had an old Java plugin in the firefox/plugins directory, did you delete it before adding the new one? you can't have 2 Java plugins at the same time. did you symlink the plugin with Firefox closed (not running)? if you do it with Firefox or Moz running, it will cause them to crash on Java applets. if none of those apply, try removing the older version of Java, remove the plugins from all browsers, & set them all back up using the new Java. it could be a conflict somewhere because 2 versions are installed. i use Opera & Java 1.4.2-05 & it works fine. that version of Java you have for Opera is way old, so it might behoove you update it. Chris
  23. i have the same camera as Relic2K & it's worked fine for me in all versions of MDK from 9.0, onward. plug in the usb, it's detected, it works. no fiddling with any setup or configs. not the best picture quality in the world, but it ain't bad either. Chris
  24. see This Thread for talk about that problem. particularly, post #11 for a .tar.gz file you'll prolly need. if they still don't compile after that, try running the Nvidia installer with the --add-this-kernel option. NVIDIA-LINUX-x86-1.0-XXXX-pkg1.run --add-this-kernel that will create a custom installer compiled for your kernel in the same directory where you ran that command. the new installer will look like....... NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-XXXX-pkg1-custom.run run that one the same way you would the normal one to install. Chris
  25. i like FX's (especially because my name is figured prominently) & i like the evil pumpkin theme. Chris
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