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  1. are you sure you have the correct sources? from the error log, that looks to be the problem.......... in terminal as root do uname -a to get your kernel version. then in terminal as root do urmpi kernel-source-(version number to match your kernel here). Chris
  2. you can't uninstall kicker. as anna said, it's an essential part of kdebase. i asked about that in #kde a while back because i wanted to replace it with KlearDock. i know have kicker hidden at the top of my screen, running Kleardock on the bottom. see screenie below. that's Kleardock running on the bottom, with no sign of Kicker. Chris
  3. did you get any kind of Disk with the computer? (a Gateway tools disk, a driver disk, a utilities disk, etc.). if you did, i have a friend that ran into the same prob with a Gateway. there was a batch file on one of his discs he had, that when run could turn on/off PNP in the BIOS. it was called something like pnpdsable.bat. might be worth a look. or, if you know what you're doing (or have a manual) you could open the case & try resetting the dip switches/pins. Chris
  4. i've never tried installin it on that (smp) kernel, but i did have troubles with other 2.6.x kernels. try running the installer like this......... sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run --add-this-kernel it will build a new installer titled NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1-custom.run in the same directory. run the new -custom installer & see if it works. Chris
  5. ok, the old FAM hook........ FAM stands for File Alteration Monitor. just kill it as stated above, you will lose nothing. it's a service that runs to detect file changes/alterations. mainly a security service that's basically unneeded for regular/home use. go to MCC->system->services & turn it off from starting at boot if it's set to do so. Chris
  6. if you run kscd from command line do you get any useful output/errors? also, i'm not sure if this is needed, but try installing the kdeaddons package. (urpmi kdeaddons, or use MCC software installer). Chris
  7. the lsof command stated above will tell you what's using the drive. just a question, though........ do you use KDE & have KSCD docked in the tray by any chance? if so, try exiting KSCD & then burning. i had this happen to me once & it drove me crazy until i discovered the lsof command. it turned out to be KSCD was using the drive. or, i should say, it keeps the drive "in the ready" so when you insert a music CD it will auto play. Chris
  8. i THINK the info is stored in the following places........ /etc/passwd.........holds user information. /etc/shadow.........holds the encrypted passwords. i'm at work on a Windows machine so i can't verify that. Chris
  9. are you choosing the upgrade option during install, doing urpmi --auto-select, or doing a fresh install & just wanting to preserve users? if it's one of the first 2, then you won't need to do anything. if it's a fresh install, then you'd need to leave all current /home partitions unformatted & unmounted during the install. though i haven't tried it, you do realize that MDK10.1 is still in beta/testing stages & is bound to be very buggy? with that in mind, do you really want to do this? if you don't want to be having to fix things & deal with some apps that may be crash prone or not work properly, i'd advise waiting until 10.1 becomes official. Chris
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    not to be petty, but just to clarify, there is no space between Nv & AGP. per the Nvidia Documentation, (app-d) APPENDIX D: X CONFIG OPTIONS.............. B) Chris
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    multisession cds

    you can make a multi-session CD with K3b. when you go to burn the disc (data, music, mixed media, whatever) you will be given a dialogue box to fine tune/change settings before burning. among them, there settings for finalize (or close the CD after burn), multi-session, continue multi-session. choose the appropriate option before you burn. i think the reason you're having trouble is because Nero uses a different method to encode discs. not really sure, but i don't think you could start a multi-session CD with any one burner app, then continue it on another, whether it be in Windows or Linux. like, i don't think you could start multi-session a CD on Nero & continue you it with Roxio (or vice versa). since Linux CD burner apps are just front ends for cdrecord, you may be able to do it in Linux, but i have never tried. somebody correct me if i'm wrong. as for XCDRoast, it's a very nice app. not as GUI friendly as K3b & doesn't have all the features (no drag & drop, pretty icons, multi panel layout) but it works quite nicely. you need to run it as root the first time, so you can activate non-root mode, set it up, & add user burning priveledges. XCDRoast is an X app, hence the eye candy limitations. to run it as root the first time, just open a terminal, su to root, then type xcdroast (hit enter). give it a whirl & see what you think. Chris
  12. see my response in this thread to answer your question(s). http://mandrakeusers.org/index.php?showtopic=18489&hl= Chris
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    try going into mplayer->preferences->codecs & demuxer tab. check what codecs you are using. change to win32 codecs if it isn't set to that. try a .wmv file again. can paly all file extension types in mplayer without fail. Chris
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    try adding the NvAGP option under the device section of your XF86Config-4 file. see my example below........ Section "Device" Identifier "device1" VendorName "NVidia" BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce4 (generic)" Driver "nvidia" Option "DPMS" Option "NvAGP" "3" Option "NoLogo" "1" EndSection the "3" option will try to use the kernel agp drivers first, then nvidia agp if the kernel drivers don't work. other numerical options you can use with that are........ "0" (uses no agp support) "1" (uses nvidia agpart only) "2" (tries kernel agpart only) note: you don't have to exit X to add this option to the config file. just edit it with a text editor of your choice. you must restart X for the settings to take effect. after doing so, run glxgears again & see if you get an improved speed. if so, try Quake 3 again & see how it does. Chris
  15. the short answer is nope & nope. due to file systems structures & the way Linux deals with them, there is no need for defragging, scan disking, & such. if you go into Mandrake Control Center->system->services, you can see if devfsd is checked to start on boot. that is sorta like a defrag. after 30 or so reboots, or an unclean shutdown, that will check mounted partion integrity on boot & clean up any neccessary orphaned bits & pieces of things. temp files aren't treated in a Windows like manner either. temp directories clean themselves up (so to speak) after a shutdown or reboot & don't store all that much crap to begin with. regular disk maintenance basically involves uninstalling apps you don't want/need/use &/or deleting files manually that are no longer needed/wanted (documents, photos, log files, etc.) just use the OS & don't worry about house cleaning. it'll be fine. Chris
  16. open Konqueror's configuration screen (tool->configure konqueror) scroll down to "plugins" & click the scan for new plugins button. apply, restart konq. Chris
  17. it's possible & works.......most of the time. a few things to try/consider........ streaming media depends on a lot of factors.......your internet connection, the source's connection, server traffic, site traffic, format, media player being used, codecs, etc. any "hiccup" with any one of these things can cause streaming media to not work at all or be choppy. i use MPlayer for all online streaming music & video, but it doesn't always work due to any of the factors i listed above. that being the case, if i can't connect to certian stream, i'll blame the site &/or internet because MPlayer plays anything i can throw at it if it's a downloaded file & not a streaming source.. a few things you can check into.......... try several different broadcast sites, just to eliminate that it might be the particular site you're trying to connect to. if you can get audio from other sites, then don't worry. if it bombs on every site you try, then try associating another player with the media type you're trying to listen to. kaboodle, xmms, totem, & others will all play streaming audio. make sure you have neccessary plugins & codecs. you can do that by using Mandrake Control Center->software->install & typing codecs & plugin in the search. see what's available & install if needed. and, one final comment on MPlayer specifically. i use the PLF versions of MPlayer & codecs. if you set up PLF & Contrib sources using EasyURPMI & get all things MPlayer & codecs related from PLF (& any dependencies they ask for), MPlayer should play any file type (audio & video) from the get go. you may have to change your audio/video preferrences in MPlayer, but not always. Chris
  18. yes, the xorg.conf file will be a carbon copy of XF86Config-4. in fact, if you look at xorg.conf, check to see if it's symlinked to your XF86Conf-4 file. it probably is. from what i was told & understand, when you boot, it will try to start X in the following order.......... 1: XF86Config-4 if that's not availabe....... 2: XF86Config if that's not available............ 3: xorg.conf so, if you want to use xorg exclusively, rename (don't delete) the following files thusly........ XF86Config-4~ & XF86Config~. then, reboot and it will use the xorg configuration. reason i said rename instead of delete is because it's just a failsafe in case your X fails to start for some reason, you can always go back & remove the ~ to make it bootable. once you've rebooted & are happy with xorg, then feel free to delete the XF86 files if you wish. Chris
  19. you can test flash on the macromedia site Here or for something completely different, try Joe Cartoon. Chris
  20. have you tried going to MCC->boot->boot theme & re-enabling the boot splash? when you install a new kernel/source, you need to also re-enable the bootsplash. run lilo -v afterwards, reboot, it should be back. Chris
  21. did you name them with .desktop extension? if so, the other thing is, these options will only show up in the drop down menu when applicable. IE: if you right click on something that doesn't need root priveledges, you won't see the options. try opening konq in file manager mode as normal user. the root directory should be locked & unavailable to a normal user. if you right click on it, the menu option will be there if you followed the steps correctly to create the service menu scripts. please post back & let me know. Chris
  22. that's a good fps. i get around the same with a GeForceti4600. congrats! Chris
  23. to edit the xfree file with vim the command is......... vim /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 CapS sensitive, no - between 86 &Config. Chris
  24. as far as i know, you do need a matching kernel source for the nvidia drivers to install. i looked, & you're right, there is not kernel-source for -4bg. but, what LiquidZoo says makes sense. also, i know the 6111 driver can be buggy to install. try installing the drivers by issuing the command as follows.......... sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run --add-this-kernel note the --add-this-kernel switch at the end of the install script command. Chris
  25. could you define "messed up", please? too big? too small? spaced weird? did you restart KDE after making changes? also, if it's file manager fonts, open konqueror in file manager mode (not the web browser mode) & go to settings->configure konqueror->fonts & make changes there, as neccessary. Chris
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