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  1. If your having that many problems... I would go for a clean install. Things always seem to work out better each time you install :)


    I still use Mandrake 10.1 myself cause as they say...


    "If it ain't broke... don't fix it"

  2. Story #1 posted there:

    RadioShack Saves Millions of Dollars by Choosing Windows Over Linux

    Yeah... RadioShack... LOL

    Had we chosen Linux for either area, the resulting costs and complexity would have been significantly higher."


    "Had we selected Linux, I'm sure that we would have incurred significant additional staffing costs."

    Seems their whole decision was based on having to retrain their "burger flipping" staff and they never really had answered their own questions as to what the real cost of this switch was.

    "You've Got Questions... We Have Answers"

    Yeah... right. Pure 100% FUD.

  3. Welcome to MUB,


    "SD" partitions are for "Special Devices" such as External Harddrives and CF cards. Your "normal" partitions are usually on "HDA" or the main harddrive. Tho I prefer Arctic's method personnally, you can also enter the following via a terminal window to list your harddrive's partitions and it will give you some usefull info:


    sda1 and sda6 should be on the same drive... where sdb will be another drive.


    You have any USB drives, card readers, zip drives, etc. installed on this system?

  4. You may be able to use the gimp too. I haven't tried yet, but there is a plugin to read and write pdf files.




    It reads PostScript and PDF files. It writes PostScript files. To interprete PostScript, ghostscript with the pXmraw-drivers must be installed. To interprete PDF, the ghostscript must be able of interpreting PDF. (V1.01 : parse rc file) (V1.02 : support anti-aliasing, no progress bars for non-interactive mode, new procedure to set interpretation arguments in non-interactive mode) (V1.04 : support Encapsulated PostScript writing and preview) (V1.05 : save b/w-indexed images with 24 times less disk space) (V1.06 : fix problem with writing color PS-files)
  5. The only other thing I see different between our config files is line 82. Mine looks like this:

    $cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type']     = 'cookie';


    Have we verified MySQL is running ? In a terminal... su to root and type in this:

    service mysql status

    If so, it will say, "mysqld (pid #) is running..."


    Otherwise, I am running out of ideas.

  6. Maybe some more info would be of use to help troubleshoot what has gone wrong?


    /* URL from top of head */

    Do you get anything by going to ? such as the login box ? or any error message ?


    Do you get the apache test page at ?


    I am not familiar with anything Mandriva 2006 may have done... as I am still using Mandrake 10.1 ;)

  7. ... but since I recently installed a second hard drive for some reason Mandrake does not recognize my hard drives any longer........... which is another problem I have just discovered.

    I think this should be easily fixed by editing your fstab file (in /etc). Your drive's mount points have probably changed when adding that other drive and needs to be updated in this file. If you post the contents of this file... I am sure someone will be able to fix this problem.


    PS: I just recently tossed about 6 CD burners myself. They were all different brands and seem to be the first thing to go... usually right after the warrenty expires ;)


    PSS: Hello AussieJohn ;)

  8. I think I have stumbled upon another part of the settlement. Seems they have handed over all their Mandrake domains to The Hearst Corporation a few days ago. I really don't know why they would want them... as they are set to expire in just a few months anyhow.


    Paul... guard our "drake" domain with your life (or another admin of your choosing) :cheesy:

  9. i put my login in and says incorrect.. what am i doin wrong here

    That would be something you get when you mistype your login. I would double check what my logins are and verify whether the caps lock is on/off. Remember they are case sensitive.

  10. Hardly legal.

    Never heard of "first rights or one-time rights" eh, which is a popular method used with newspapers and magazines.


    Who wrote this article ? Maybe if we ask nicely, they will let us run a copy with proper credit due of course? Could be good "PR" for the writer.

  11. Should I have said yes to continue? And if so, what would happen by using an invalid key?

    Yes is fine... we all ignore the "bad sig" message.


    I am thinking your "Van Halen" problem may be with the monitor. Double check the connection with the wire on both ends. I would then double check that you have the right monitor selected in MCC with the correct frequencies and such.

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