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  1. I don't believe Gnome and KDE share their screensavers. The one you referenced is in the same place here and is the default mandrake screensaver that uses changing random blueish pictures. My other screensavers that KDE can use I think are in "file:/usr/share/xscreensaver". You may want to install "xscreensaver" to get what your looking for.
  2. Well done! :) How'd it go with the address book, I still haven't gave it a go myself... got other problems to attend to. For CD burning/copies, may I recommend K3b? Rund the setup first, and then run the app. Its pretty straight forward stuff and does the same job for me as Nero does on windows.
  3. Welcome, and sounds like your progressing way ahead of the scheduled learning curve. I could not find a tutorial with a quick search of their site. The tar files normally have an install/readme file with the instructions included. No need to worry about the rpm wanting to uninstall those two apps first. I don't worry unless it wants to wipe out a complete window manager set (like kde or gnome). Galeon would have been easy to reinstall from your CD's and Mozilla 1.3.1 would not be necessary anymore. Your old settings should be in a hidden directory in your home folder (.mozilla). These may have been overwritten with a new install, I don't really know. Creating a new shortcut is pretty simple. 1) Right click on desktop and choose create new/ link to application. 2) Put Mozilla where it says "link to application" (you can change the gear icon to something else by clicking on this pic at left) 3) Click execute tab and put "mozilla" there. 4) Click ok Also note: in meantime use mozilla to start (without ./ --- I think this starts it for root user as opposed to your normal user).
  4. While trying to backup all databases and after trying some upgrading --- I am no longer able to connect to my MySQL databases or create any new ones. I have several I was working on, but only one must be salvaged. Accessessing website through browser: Fatal error: Call to undefined function: message_die() in /var/www/html/bud/db/db.php on line 88 Accessing MySQL through Webmin: DBI connect failed : Access denied for user: '@localhost' to database 'mysql' Accessing through phpMyAdmin: (user:root password:none) no databases Your configuration file contains settings (root with no password) that correspond to the default MySQL privileged account. Your MySQL server is running with this default, is open to intrusion, and you really should fix this security hole. I also tried via shell: (maybe a syntax problem here, cause I suck at syntax stuff) mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON db.* -> TO root@'localhost'; ERROR 1044: Access denied for user: '@localhost' to database 'db' mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON db.* -> TO scoopy@'localhost'; ERROR 1044: Access denied for user: '@localhost' to database 'db' mysql> Maybe there is a file somewhere I can do something with... or maybe I could use something like Open Office (in windows side) to recreate my database before continuing. I had already tried creating a new db and was going to import the one I would like to save, but I can't even create a new db. I guess I must restore these privileges. All apps are current RPM's using MDK 9.1 Any ideas here are greatly appreciated.
  5. KDE 3.1.2 currently available here in rpm form: http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distribut...drake/9.1/rpms/ texstar is your friend and you can usually find most new releases made into rpm for Mandrake there.
  6. I think I am beginning to see a pattern here with UMAX and USB. Cannonfodder has/had a problem too: http://www.mandrakeusers.org/viewtopic.php...ghlight=scanner And seeing your both using different distros, I would guess the problem lays in the kernel then. I hope you guys get this worked out.
  7. http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distribut...2-9tex.i586.rpm
  8. That which we call a Gimp by any other name would smell as sweet or how bout ? You can call me G-Nome, or you can call me Nome... but never call me late for dinner
  9. Guess that's what happens when you mess around with customer service and shipping orders in a timely manner. At least they are still offering Linux (Lycoris, Suse, and *gulp* Lindows) even tho they don't stock em in the stores.
  10. In that folder is a file alias.sh Would this be what ya lookin for? # Linux-Mandrake configuration: Chmouel Boudjnah <chmouel@mandrakesoft.com> # # Common Aliases for a system. # # The Semantic is : # If exist a ~/.alias and the user hasn't specified a # LOAD_SYSTEM_ALIAS variables then don't do any system aliases # If there is no ~/.alias but the user has specified a # IGNORE_SYSTEM_ALIASES then don't do any system aliases. [[ -f ~/.alias ]] && [[ -z $LOAD_SYSTEM_ALIASES ]] && return 0 [[ -n $IGNORE_SYSTEM_ALIASES ]] && return 0 [ -e /etc/sysconfig/system ] && . /etc/sysconfig/system eval `dircolors --sh /etc/DIR_COLORS` # default ls options LS_OPTIONS="-F" # this should be removed once the bug with ls and multibytes locales is fixed [ -r /etc/profile.d/lang.sh ] && . /etc/profile.d/lang.sh case "$LC_ALL$LC_CTYPE" in ja*|ko*|zh*) LS_OPTIONS="$LS_OPTIONS --show-control-chars";; *) if [ "`locale charmap`" = "UTF-8" ]; then LS_OPTIONS="$LS_OPTIONS --show-control-chars" fi;; esac # emacs doesn't support color if [ $TERM != "emacs" ];then LS_OPTIONS="$LS_OPTIONS --color=auto" fi alias ls="ls $LS_OPTIONS" alias d="ls" alias l="ls" # classical listing. alias ll="ls -l" # List detailled. alias la='ls -a' # List all. alias lsd="ls -d */" # List only the directory. alias cd..="cd .." alias s="cd .." alias p="cd -" alias md="mkdir" alias rd="rmdir" alias cp="cp -i" alias mv="mv -i" alias rm="rm -i" # Make a filter for less if [ -x /usr/bin/lesspipe.sh ];then export LESSOPEN="|/usr/bin/lesspipe.sh %s" fi if [ -n "$CLASS" -a "$CLASS" = "beginner" ];then # Size of a directory (by default Human Readable). alias du='du -h' # Size of a disk (by default Human Readable). # and don't probe supermount alias df='df -h -x supermount' fi
  11. All I could find was a Tic-Tac-Toe game. All the other popular apps, like grip and ripperX only encode from a CD. There's got to be something to edit mp3 or ogg files.
  12. I am trying to find an app to edit some mp3 files... something like cooledit2000 in windows, but for Mandrake. I would like to be able to open an existing mp3 file and be able to play it, see its bitrate, change its id tag, and be able to re - encode it. A few other features and filters would be icing on the cake. I thought Audacity was the app for this job, but it does not show any of the file info and apparently is unfinished at this time. Xmms shows this info but does not encode as far as I know. thanx,
  13. scoopy


    There's plenty of mirrors for sources, but it depends on what your looking for. You could start by adding this site's rpms into your database (Downloads button at top of page) or the official Mandrake list at: http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/ftp.php3 These will point to the ISO images, but work your way throught the tree to find the proper RPM folders to use for source. The site you listed looks similar to board member DOlson's site: http://mdkxp.by-a.com/ http://icculus.org/~dolson/ http://icculus.org/~dolson/mdkxp/ All these seem to be down at the moment too. Maybe he knows something about the one your looking for?
  14. I always seem to get this one: but what's the difference, I can't read it anyway, so I click cancel and view the squares instead. Hey, it's pirated here even before its released. Check out this link on the donkey: ed2k://|file|Microsoft.Windows.Longhorn.M5.4015.ISO|698329088|B75D9D3B9B9D0D58B1CFABCF0 FA4BA9F|/ I like they way they claim they lose millions every year. How could they stay in business with losses like this? They don't lose crap... people ain't gonna buy it anyway (No Sale = No Loss.) They may just as well lower prices here in the USA too... before the masses wise up and discover something better (like we did.)
  15. I would also check that oversized watch battery on the mobo before tossing it. Also note... (not sure what to call it) but there has to be a switch or something between the power button and the power supply on the mobo, which would signal to turn it on. This could have blown... whatever it is. I just trashed one of these recently after trying everything (including new power supply) to get it to run.
  16. Question one seems like it should not be a problem. Click on "bookmarks" and then "manage bookmarks" In window that opens click "tools" and "import" That should basically do it. As for the address books... I am not sure. Haven't gotten around to importing my (window's) contacts. Tried this a while ago and nothing would work. It may be possible these days plus Netscape and Mozilla are very similiar and probally share the same format. Oh, and welcome neighbor... me from PA too :)
  17. My turn to blabber out loud. If you are thinking that your own distro is too much to tackle, maybe start off with something a tad easier (if ?). Got to thinking after reading this at PCLO: http://www.pclinuxonline.com/modules.php?n...rticle&sid=6933 I was thinking of a sort of modified Mandrake. Maybe like Drake Lt, or MubDrake. A one cd, polished version that would be easier to download and to get started with a Mandrake desktop. Afterall, why download almost 2 gigs, when I only need less than a cd full to get started. I can always add more with urpmi. I would love to try this myself, but I really don't even know where to begin or even any legaleze involved here.
  18. I always try to think about my backup strategy this way:
  19. scoopy

    php problem

    A bug report on this has been filed more than a week ago now. http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?f...194&atid=111194 I would like to ask the users here (since I no nothing of php) does this line look like valid code? If so, any ideas why this line would cause this problem? If I had a better understanding of what it is expecting here, maybe I can find something more useful on another page and get this corected. thanks
  20. scoopy


    I tried this and clicked on a link. This opened a pop-up like window with a grey box in it where the trailer began playing after about 1 minute (1mb+ cable connection). I would try uninstalling all these packages and then reinstall the version from your install cd's. Then add plf's win32 codecs rpm. Worth a shot maybe? Sometimes I think other rpm's just don't cover all the possible bases they should.
  21. First to avoid any confusion, from http://www.rpm.org: The RPM Package Manager (RPM) is a powerful command line driven package management system capable of installing, uninstalling, verifying, querying, and updating computer software packages. Each software package consists of an archive of files along with information about the package like its version, a description, and the like. Now as I understand source can be compiled for all kinds of processors --- 80086 (or 86) was like the first. A 80386 processor ran with 1 or 2 megs of ram on a 40 MB harddrive (my first computer encounter anyway). The pentium was introduced on a 80586 (586) system. Today's systems are usually the 686 variety. In short, your can run the 386 packages on just about all systems, but the 586 packages probally won't run on pre-pentium systems.
  22. Hallelujah! I finally got things back to normal. Now excuse me... there are guys in white coats knocking at my door.
  23. You know if you delete your user you will also delete all those little things that you will have to set up again. No, not the wallpaper, that's nothing to worry about --- Its things like all that email you have sorted and special symlinks to make programs work the way you want, and etc., etc. Why not try deleting those other temp files first and why not trash those konqueror and kfmclient files in the ./kde folder first? One of them has to contain the cause of this headache.
  24. This one totally bites the big one. Apparantly permissions, commands, whatever, are correct... cause they are the same and it works in another regular user acccount I forgot I had set up. Another wierd thing was I had created a new folder with a different name (which works for the moment), moved the files to that new folder, and this does the same thing... so I move them files back out... and new folder works again as it should. Totally freaked up. Gotta be between KDE and the user. Enough time wasted here... tommorrow I get serious and just reinstall myself.
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