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  1. ummmmmmmm............. thanks for the votes folks, but i'm either gonna have to disqualify myself, or you're going to have to start over. it seems young iphitus linked the wrong desktop to me. i will pm him & try to catch him in irc, but this is the proper link to & look of my desktop.............. http://mysite.verizon.net/otish1000c/images/contest1.jpg is it against the law to kick kangaroo butt? Chris
  2. the command is ./INSTALL. see my posts in This Thread for other info. Chris
  3. you need to change the nv under "device" to nvidia. see below.......... Section "Device" Identifier "device1" VendorName "nVidia" BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)" Driver "nvidia" Screen 0 BusID "PCI:1:0:0" Option "DPMS" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "device2" VendorName "nVidia" BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)" Driver "nvidia" Screen 0 BusID "PCI:0:6:0" Option "DPMS" EndSection if you need it, check out This Link for a more extensive "how to", post #2. Chris
  4. i forget the exact wording, but during the install process, right before it begins package installs, there's an "advanced" or "more options" button, or something to that effect. it will let you pick & choose what to & what not to install. just look for it right before you give it the ok to begin the package install process. just be careful what you don't choose. some things are neccessary, like kernel, QT, GTK, X, assorted libs, & some devel stuff. you can safely do away with many of the apps you mentioned, though, like various media players, office suites, games, graphics editors, etc. Chris
  5. just add this to your append line somewhere.............. acpi=off the whole line should look like this.......... append="devfs=mount acpi=off resume=/dev/hda5 splash=silent" run lilo -v as root from terminal afterwards. without knowing what the error was you got last time you did that, i can only venture a guess that your either didn't run it as root or you made a spelling/syntax error when you edited the line. Chris
  6. ok.......... have you tried running Konqueror from command line both as root & normal user? if so, does it not work for either or give you any errors for either? if not, try running konqueror with strace, either as normal user or root, doesn't matter. strace konqueror it's gonna give you a boatload of info. look for any error lines, most likely towards the end of the output right before it says "exit........." post back with any info. Chris
  7. without any error messages, i'll giva ya 2 thoughts/things to try........... i've had this happen before with some apps. click the shortcut for them, or try running from command line, nothing happens. no errors, no messages, nothing. what i discovered is, sometimes the X Font Server has crashed & the fonts that the apps use are unavailable, so they don't run. have you tried restarting X? if not, do so, then try running Konq. if that isn't the case, open a terminal as normal user then cd to /home/(you)/.kde/share/apps. (note: the .kde directory is hidden, so you need the .dot in front of it). cd /.kde/share/apps we're gonna rename the konqueror folder, which holds all the settings for it. sometimes something can get corrupted there. so, after you are in the above directory at command line, do the following......... (remember, do this as normal user or the old folder will attain root permissions only) mv konqueror konqueror~ that will rename the konqueror directory to konqueror~. then try starting konq. if it works & you want old settings back that may have been lost, copy them from the folder you renamed to the new one. try doing one at a time, opening Konqueror after each one. if Konq doesn't run after copying something back, then you've found the culprit. if either of those ideas don't work, then without an error message of some sort, i'm stumped. Chris
  8. leave the hdlist blank. it will create one when it adds the source. Chris
  9. here's one............... http://www.murty.net/mblocker/ never tried it, or any ad blocker for that matter, so i can't vouch for it. but, it looks easy enough to install & use. says for Netscape & IE, but from reading the instructions it looks like it should work for any browser. Chris
  10. you should be able to just select all the packages you want again, for download. it will detect the ones already in cache & only download what isn't there, then the install will start. or, you could just set up a local source pointing to /var/cache/urpmi, if you want to go that route. then, disable all other sources, go to the software installer & type .rpm in the search. it should detect all the rpm's in that directory & nothing else since all your other sources are disabled. select all, install. Chris
  11. you just want to look at the line under your main linux boot option that starts with append=. it won't say failsafe in there. fail safe is a boot option unto itself. here's my lilo entry for my main linux boot option. note the append= line. boot=/dev/hda map=/boot/map vga=normal default="mandrake10.0" keytable=/boot/us.klt prompt nowarn timeout=1200 message=/boot/message menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw image=/boot/vmlinuz label="mandrake10.0" root=/dev/hda7 initrd=/boot/initrd.img append="devfs=mount acpi=off resume=/dev/hda6 splash=silent" vga=788 read-only Chris
  12. here's another thought.......... do you use KDE? if so, do you have it set to "restore previous session"? if you do, it will use your original icon, etc. settings. try re-spacing the icons again, then go to Kontrol Center->components->session manager & set it to "start with empty session", then reboot & see if it sticks. Chris
  13. go to Mandrake Control Center->system->services. check if any type of monitoring services are running. FAM (file alteration monitor) is a likely culprit. syslog, cron are 2 others. if any of those (or other services you don't need) are running, turn them off & stop them from starting at boot. Chris
  14. could you please post the contents of /etc/fstab? open it with a text editor & copy/paste here. or, in terminal as root do........ cat /etc/fstab, & copy/paste. Chris
  15. it's .directory........................... not .desktop. here's what mine looks like in a text editor. if you open yours, you can just change the XY co-ordinates to suit your needs. [Desktop Entry] Icon= [IconPosition::Burner] X=12 Y=72 [IconPosition::CDplayer] X=17 Y=10 [IconPosition::Floppy] X=10 Y=141 [IconPosition::Home.desktop] X=12 Y=659 [IconPosition::Kover] X=16 Y=589 [IconPosition::Mandrake Control Center] X=98 Y=11 [IconPosition::Mount.desktop] X=8 Y=206 [IconPosition::Trash] X=90 Y=79 [IconPosition::dynamic_dev_v4l_video0_dynamic.desktop] X=910 Y=15 Chris
  16. ok.......... the name of the file is called .directory. it's in that folder, but it's hidden. you need to enable hidden view for files. so, open Konqueror->view & check the "show hidden files" entry. then, go to the /desktop folder & open the .directoy file with a text editor & check the various XYZ co-ordinates for desktop icons & the spacing. adjust as neccessary, then save it. Chris
  17. not to beat a dead horse, but............. i just tested the install methods last night, to be absolutely sure it works, because it's been a while since i installed it. i uninstalled the Adobe Reader, removed all plugins, then reinstalled. the method i described in my first post worked fine for each browser. are you sure you did everything exactly as stated? just wondrin', 'cause i don't understand why it don't work for you? Chris
  18. i'm at a loss then, Uiler. the method i described in my first post works for me all the time. i just suggested trying the symlink in hopes that would work for your case, for some reason. are you sure you have the plugin paths set correctly & the file association? if so, then i'm out of ideas for now, sorry. Chris
  19. there's a file in /home/(you)/.desktop that you can edit. i forget the name right now (at work). look in the /desktop directory for a .rc file, or something like that & open it with a text editor. Chris
  20. i'm at work, so here's a quick answer......... go to the Easy URPMI link arctic supplied. as i said before, use that to set up main, plf, contrib, & update sources. if you still want CD sources (which you don't need with a "main" source), set them up as i explained. the message you were getting was probably due to a mirror site being down/unavailable. when that happens, try a bunch of different sites until you find one that works, or wait & try again later. don't worry about installing older/or duplicate apps with the software installer. it will only allow you to install newer versions of apps or updates for them. you can't install the same version, or an earlier/inferior version of the same app using the software installer. gotta get back to work......... Chris
  21. hunterontheway........... what were you trying to do exactly? if you were trying to update 10.0 to 10.1, then do as arctic suggested. if you were just trying to get security/bug fix/etc. updates for 10.0, then the case is a bit different. if that is the true, go to the Easy URPMI link that arctic posted. follow the instructions there & set yourself up with "contrib", "plf", & "security" sources for 10.0. also, if you get a "main" source there, you wouldn't need to add your local CD sources back, because "main" contains everything on the CD's. you'd just be installing stuff from the ftp site, instead of installing from your CD's. if you still want your CD sources back, do the following.......... open MCC (Mandrake Control Center)->software management->media manager. insert the Cd into the drive. mount it if neccessary. click the "add" button. choose "removable device". give it a name (IE: 10.1 CD, or whatever you like). use the browse button to browse to the CD location. (should be something like /mnt/cdrom) leave the "relative path........." blank. click "ok" in the dialogue box. it will add the CD source. click "ok" in the media manager box. finally, please note that the error message you saw (synthesis/hdlist does not exist........) was probably because you did urpmi.removemedia -a. the -a switch means you removed "all" (-a=all) of your update sources, hence there were no hdlists (or any sources, for that matter) to get updates/apps from. Chris
  22. to fill in Ix's blanks............ :P go to Configure your Desktop (IE: KDE Kontrol Center). it's in kicker->system->configuration. go to components->file associations. type html in the "find file name pattern" box. click on the html entry. under the "general" tab, look down at "application preference order". Mozilla should be listed there. click on it, then click the "move up" button 'til it's at the top of the list. click "apply". should Mozilla not be in the list, click the "add" button & browse to the Mozilla binary to add it. it's at /usr/bin/mozilla. Chris
  23. ok, for Opera, let's try this............. again, first close Opera. let's try symlinking the Adobe Reader plugin to Opera. open a terminal, su to root. cd to the /usr/lib/opera/plugins directory. then type.......... ln -s /usr/local/Acrobat5/Browsers/intellinux/nppdf.so (enter) to create the symlink. open Opera & go throught the plugins drill again. when done with that, restart Opera & try a pdf link. let me know.......... Chris
  24. do you get a message or error telling that only root can use these apps, or do you get nothing & they don't open at all? what security level did you choose during install? i've never heard of a normal user not being able to access a web browser after an install. and finally, what method are you using to try to open these? are you using panel shortcut links or via command line? some thoughts/things to try without the above info........... to check security level, go to Mandrake Control Center->security->level & checks. make sure security is set to standard. if it isn't, set it to that & reboot. try running the browsers from terminal prompt as normal user, post any error messages here. for mozilla, just type mozilla (enter). i'm not sure of the other 2 since i don't use them, but you can check in /usr/bin & see what the proper binary file names are, then use those to type at the prompt. for example, epiphany might be as simple /usr/bin/epihany, or maybe the bin file is named a variation of that like /usr/bin/epiphany-bin. i think firefox is /usr/bin/mozilla-firefox. Chris
  25. are you sure you installed the plugin & symlink correctly? it's different for each browser. here's how i did it. works fine in Opera 7.54 (my main browser) & Mozilla............ since it looks like you've install Adobe Reader 5.09 correctly, we'll go right to the plugins........ for Opera.............. you don't need to make a symlink or copy the plugin .so file. just open Opera. go to tools->preferences->plugins & click "change path". if an Adobe plugin is present pointing to /usr/local/Acrobat5/Browsers/intellinux, remove it by highlighting it & clicking "remove". (this is to ensure an old plugin won't conflict with this one.) click "add", then browse to /usr/local/Acrobat5/Browsers/intellinux. add the plugin, click "apply"->"ok". then, click the "find new" button, so Opera can detect the plugin. click "apply"->"ok". now, CLOSE OPERA & restart it. (<-that's important!) go to a site with .pdf docs & test it. you can go HERE to test it. if it isn't working, go to tools->preferences->file types. uncheck the "hide file types opened with Opera" box, type pdf in the search box, click on the "application/pdf" file type, click "edit" & make sure it's set to open with the plugin. if not, set it, "apply"->"ok" restart Opera & test again. for Mozilla........ CLOSE MOZILLA! (<-that's important!) then, open a terminal as root to create a symlink. the Mozilla plugin directory on a default install should be /usr/lib/mozilla-<version number>/plugins. so type, cd /usr/lib/mozilla-<version number>/plugins. then type ln -s /usr/local/Acrobat5/Browsers/intellinux/nppdf.so (enter). open Mozilla & again test with a pdf doc online (above mentioned test link). Chris
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