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  1. Which version of urpmi you running? I seem to recall some problem with the one shipped with mandrake9.1 RC3, er Final. Currently this is version on mirrors: urpmi-4.2-34.1mdk.noarch.rpm
  2. ldm_validate_partition_table ( ): Disk Read Failed is stemming from systems with either a zip drive or flash card readers (probally USB connected). As for a solution, I haven't found one... yet. A workaround is to leave a disk inside the drive on shutdown and rebooting. I had another error message showing up ( insmod: sd_mod already exists) that I cleared up by unplugging my USB card reader, then booting without. Shutting down and boot with it plugged back in and a card inside. As long as I keep a card in ( I knew I kept that bad card for a reason ) this message does not appear. The moment I boot without it, this message reappears. I was gonna try and rework its line in fstab to find a fix, but haven't gotten to it yet. Plus I really don't think that's gonna fix it. Its gotta be in the kernel ( 2.4.21-0.13mdk to be exact ) and I am not into messing with that.
  3. zenrox, just put a cf card in the slot before your boot ... That message will go away.
  4. I think I understand you DragonMage, the router is normally at, but for some reason, Mandrake wants to use instead. I am connecting through DHCP, which automatically configures my connection, which probally has something to do with the change then. My concern is that I have to open up specific ports on specific machines (ethO in this case) to allow eDonkey (or ICQ, etc) to work. I guess there's nothing to worry about then, it all works the same. Just hope it does not decide to change things again tomorrow. thanx,
  5. that works bvc, thanks. I think all the errors are stemming from the USB card reader. While searching the forum here, I decided to try and clear up one of the errors by "reinstalling" the card reader. I get all green OK's now... as long as I have a flash card in it, but the errors come back as soon as I try to boot without one in there. Just to clarify, I was getting one of those error messages even tho I had a card inserted, but this has cleared up (for now). Will do more hunting another time. There must be a way to put this in fstab, so it is not checking this "disc" like it would a harddrive. thanks again.
  6. shhhhhh, be wary, wary, qwiet... I'm hunting errors.... ehhehhhehhh. Now come out you scwery ewwors. Yep, think we are on to something here. K3b install probally had something to do with this one - tho modules.conf looks clean.
  7. Good, dmesg | less gives me some info that may help with the one message (about the usb ports/card reader), but dmesg | most gives me bash: most: command not found The one error I was looking for has something to do with: insmod: sd_mod already exists
  8. What would change those addresses assigned to each machine on my network? I don't know the proper name, but they are the 192.168.x.x ip's. I have two machines and a router and have not changed any hardware. I have reinstalled windows (2000 in place of 98 ) on one, but this is not the one that I noticed the change on. My main computer was running at, until I noticed I was getting "low id" and "cannot connect to port" messages with eDonkey. So I went to the router's config page ( changed the 2 to a 3 and this fixed it. I haven't been installing much, or messing with any network configs. The last thing installed was gkrellm. I have a cable modem and my actual IP has remained unchanged. So what changed here? thanx,
  9. There's a couple error messages that flash by as I boot MDK 9.1 that I would like begin to track down. The thing is they flash by kind of fast and was wondering how I can find these in a log or something. They may not be no biggy, but I would like to see all green "OK's" flash by instead and decrease the boot time. thanx
  10. I was a big fan of WinMX for awhile, and was missing this in Linux, until I got tired of the leeches and fighting for a spot in que. Then I discovered eDonkey. I installed this in Linux and in Windows and share the same temp files and shared directories and can reboot to other OS and pick up where I left off.
  11. 1) I was in same boat with my HP 3300c. Mandrake always found it, but xsane would not. Now it works great since installing 9.1 (clean install). Hope you have the same luck.
  12. What was the problem after trying this? Did not configure, did not find modem, etc? I went back to some notes I made when I had this modem and MDK 8.2 and found I needed to install the kernel source before this driver would work. This is not installed by default and do not confuse with kernel. I would try installing kernel-source-2.4.21-0.13.mdk first and then reinstall hsflinmodem-5.03.27lnxtbeta03042700k2.4.21_0.13mdk-1mdk.i586.rpm If that still does nothing, try running hsfconfig and run through its setup one more time. If still no go, a little detail on the exact error message or description of problem will help to solve this. And also remember, these modems were made to work only on windows systems. :wink:
  13. If my system is any indication here, NTFS alone does not cause any problems for me. It may take 2-3 seconds when I browse to /mnt, but it does not freeze or lock-up. I would guess (and I really am guessing here) the missing floppy drive is the cause here. Either a supermount issue or something else expecting this drive on the system. Other than fstab, is there any other reference to the floppy that should be removed?
  14. but cha doin' one hellofa job here, nonetheless :D
  15. Seeing you did not mention what you tried or what you are using for desktop, I will suggest the way that works for me using KDE. Kstart > Configuration > Mandrake Control Center (will need to enter root password in pop up) Click on "Hardware" then select "Change your screen resolution". Choose the 1024x768 option and click "OK" System will want you to restart kwin and ask you to logout. Once restarted you should have a 1024x768 screen. There's plenty of other options if this don't work, or not what you were looking for.
  16. scoopy

    Modem configuration

    I have tried Mandrake's upgrade feature and this has always caused problems for me, with the latest (9.0 to 9.1) the worst. An upgrade will install the newer kernel, but things such as video and modem drivers need to be reinstalled/ reconfigured. I would think you need to uninstall any driver present and then install the latest available for your modem. Another option, I believe, the upgrade leaves the older kernel behind, which may still work - connection wise (depending on what else has changed).
  17. Would something like chmod 777 -R /mnt/test4 work here? Where does this get written to? I really don't know, but this did the trick for a permissions problem for me. Yes it was just a folder and all its files, but same principal.
  18. You are not alone, we have seen this one before. See this (near bottom of page): http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/errata.php3
  19. That's what I have been waiting for. Time to put Crossover on my wish list.
  20. WooHOO, I finally got this to run. After searching for ideas on a sourceforge bb, here's what I did. Remember that I already had apache 2.0.44, mysql 4.0.11a, php 4.3.1, and webmin successfully running on my machine. 1. Untar file phpwebsite-0.9.1-full.tar.gz archive into your web directory (Ex: /var/www/html/mub2) (I use subfolders to separate each website at my IP). 2. Create new mysql database using webmin (without any data or tables). (I named this "mub2") 3. Copy /docs/sample.config.php to /conf/config.php and edit for your setup. My config has these lines (exactly as shown): $dbversion = "mysql"; $dbhost = "localhost"; /* Database Host */ $dbuser = "root"; /* Database User Name*/ $dbpass = ""; /* Database Password */ $dbname = "mub2"; /* Database Name */ // $table_prefix = "phpws_"; $source_http = ""; $source_dir = "/var/www/html/mub2/"; 4. Set permissions for all files to "777" cd /var/www/html chmod 777 -R ./mub2 5. Hopefully you can now access your new phpwebsite in a browser and it will ask you to set up your admin's user account. 6. Set permissions again for a more secure site by running script in /setup.
  21. Add another user that can't get this to run. Have apache, mysql, php, all up and running fine with other sites. Have untarred the files in /var/www/html/mub/ Have installed php-pear. Tried running both scripts mentioned here. I am thinking maybe something else needs to be installed (like mod_pear or something) or a line needs to be added/changed to php.ini. I got half way through searching the forum at sourceforge went they went down for maintenance today. My problem is I can't connect to database after filling in the config setup page. I have setup a new mysql database using webmin. Any ideas here?
  22. He has a running system WITH KDE at this point. I think greeneggs needs to add an update source ... and to be sure he has latest updates installed. I tried coming up with a link for this, but couldn't find one at this moment.
  23. I would be sure to install the updates issued for 9.1. There's a bunch, about 77 megs worth, I believe. That might stabilize your system. But then if your gonna tempt fate and try for that XFree downgrade --- that's a different story. I would think that if X is running now and your screen looks good, you should be fine and not neet to downgrade this. So I recommend the updates and hope that things go well from here on.
  24. :lol: I really thought it was gonna work there a while back. I thougth you got redhat up and running ? This mean nothing really is installing then? Seeing your determination to get something going, makes me want to solve this "greeneggs bug" all the more, but remember, I am only a noobie too. Question 1: Have we set up our bios correctly? PnP OS installed<NO> Shadow Video Bios <No> Boot virus protection <No>
  25. Looks like I may have been on the right track. Your system is hosed to the point you will have to follow bvc's command line advice to uninstall and reinstall things, then redo config files and symlinks, and I don't think you really want to go that way. So I would say to start totally from scratch (clean install). NOTE: How are we booting between windows and linux, if your not duel booting ? May want to answer this before going any farther. Brief outline on what I would do: 1) Begin by deleting your partitions on your Linux drive. If you don't know how, just format it from windows. 2) Read the "Before installing" section here: http://www.mandrake.tips.4.free.fr/install.html 3) Unplug any USB devices you can --- seems these are causing problems all over. We can fix them up later. 4) Choose install (NOT upgrade, which should not even come up now) and choose the ext3 or ReiserFS choice to format. 5) Choose the 4 version of XFree, unless you know for sure your video card won't work with it. If this is wrong version --- we can fix this later. 6) Don't try picking your packages to install, let the installer do what ever it wants to. We can also fix these things later. 7) Wait patiently, even 10 -15 minutes, before hitting the reset 8) Once we get a desktop --- let's install those updates --- before problems come back.
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