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  1. Thanks for the info. I am getting used to Konqueror, so I won't bother hunting elsewhere for an updated Firefox package. I'll forget Firefox for now.
  2. Option 6 is beginning to sound better and better! LOL. I'm getting used to Konqueror so I may just stick with it. I principally wanted Firefox for Password Management but have now discovered kdewallet, so... thxs
  3. I don't think so. :) Doesn't work. There is no package available for the current version of Firefox as far as I can see. And trying to install any other way--including urpmi--fails.
  4. I tried to install these repositories and got this: ftp://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr/pub/.../MandrivaLinux Unable to update medium, errors reported: ...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 9 or signal 0 It's impossible to retrieve the list of new packages from the media `coffee'. Either this update media is misconfigured, and in this case you should use the Software Media Manager to remove it and re-add it in order to reconfigure it, either it is currently unreachable and you should retry later. and for Anorien: Unable to update medium; it will be automatically disabled. Errors: ...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 3 or signal 0 It's impossible to retrieve the list of new packages from the media `Anorien'. Either this update media is misconfigured, and in this case you should use the Software Media Manager to remove it and re-add it in order to reconfigure it, either it is currently unreachable and you should retry later. hmmm... any suggestions?
  5. Would be kind of nice if you told us where it can be found. I've tried everything trying to install the download from firefox and when I try to run firefox in the exctracted directory, I get "cannot execute". Yes, I have updated glibc. Thanks. Jay
  6. I just tried Puppy. Checked the file after downloading and checksum was fine. Burnt to CD and on boot reached a certain point and then: Error, cannot find puppy on idecd boot media pupmode=1 pdev=1 exited to ramdisk command line. hmmmm... I was able to find the Xubuntu Alternate Install CD and I'll give that a try. Quite a difference in the download: puppy less than 100M, Xubuntu almost 700M! Good news! I was able to do a full install of Xubuntu and I'm amazed at the results. Runs beautifully on a 633 processor with only 128M RAM. Downloaded the Desktop Guide so I can become a Linux GEEK! :) I like it. I think you have a convert. Thx! Jay
  7. From my Xubuntu link: I just tried Puppy. Checked the file after downloading and checksum was fine. Burnt to CD and on boot reached a certain point and then: Error, cannot find puppy on idecd boot media pupmode=1 pdev=1 exited to ramdisk command line. hmmmm... I was able to find the Xubuntu Alternate Install CD and I'll give that a try. Quite a difference in the download: puppy less than 100M, Xubuntu almost 700M!
  8. It's enough to learn Linux on, but not enough to use KDE or Gnome with Mandriva. I would suggest you try Xubuntu, and even with that you will have to use the alternate install Cd to install with a 128 MB of RAM. http://www.xubuntu.org/get#requirements You could also try Puppy Linux: http://www.puppylinux.org/ I suggest these because I have used them both on older systems. Xubuntu requires 192M RAM to install so I think I will give Puppy a try. If Fred Langa likes it, it's got to be good! Thanks to all who helped. I'll let you all know how it goes. thebluejay
  9. Using an old computer I am trying to learn Linux on. :) only 128M RAM. Hope it's enough!
  10. Free 4 CD versions for your power-trials Designed for Linux power-users, it consists of 4 CDs packed with purely Free (as in free speech *AND* free beer) software. It is available in 2 versions (i586 and x86-64). downloaded from http://www.mandriva.com/en/download I have the i586
  11. I don't really know if this will help or not because I am a complete newbie but... I found that when using a router to connect two computers, it would not work when encryption was enabled if the two computers were using different operating systems. When I disabled encryption, it connected just fine.
  12. Beats me! :) The install was pretty automatic and I don't remember choosing a windows manager. I did updates and installed a bunch of kde and gnome stuff. When I type kde or gnome in the console window, I get command not found.
  13. I have installed the latest version of Mandriva and all went well. When I boot, I get a blank blue screen with two white windows on it (console style) where I can type text commands. No graphic desktop. Running startx tells me that the display server is already operating and if I load Firefox, I see graphic images and it runs fine. But no graphic desktop. I figured out how to get to the Control Center but when playing around in there, I clicked on Display Logs. That brought up a window which contains logs of everything that I do, but it sits over the Control Center window which cannot, therefore, be accessed. The window containing the logs cannot apparently be moved or resized. How do I get rid of it? And without the menus on the graphic display, I am forced to do everything using the command line - and I'm a newbie!! Imagine! How do I get to a file manager or text editor so that I can add or remove files and edit them? Thx.
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