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      So you may have noticed the forum software has upgraded !!!
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  1. URPMI

    With the help yesterday from Michel I did in fact do a rpm --rebuilddb and then using the -hf switch got the sources added and the lists created. Good call and thanks again to M for all the help. SD
  2. PPPD with Mand. 9.2

    It seems I made a slight mistake in the function I was shooting for, I require a front end to create pptp connections to a MS vpn server. Any ideas? I've seen a few items online about rh9 but nothing concerning mdk.
  3. URPMI

    I keep getting the following error: unable to take medium "main" into account as no list file [/var/lib/urpmi/list.main] exists When I try to update the sources for main, contrib occurs the same way and so does updates. I get errors similar tot he one above, about how the file does not exist or could not be updated. I am in as root. Any ideas?
  4. Mdk9.2 connecting to ms vpn client

    Im looking to be able to connect to a MS VPN system. I have seen something about pppd being able to do this, is this true? I have to find better sources for my urpmi, every time i try to install items it says the signatures are bad or missing and that my sources are outdated. Any suggestions on both items? As a side request if anyone has gotten pc anywhere v11 to work let me know SD
  5. PPPD with Mand. 9.2

    Is there a gui front end to the pppd client or are all connections to be made through a command line?
  6. Inspiron 8500 display issues with Mandrake 9.2

    OK the urpmi was a key component in what I was not aware of. After doing a google search on urpmi it brought me to a web post that actually explained its purpose. I since learned about the source management features. Man its great to see how you can just do a quick one line command and it searches multiple sources across the net for you and installs them! It definately has lifted my spirits about linux. As for the vid card, like I said before, you rock! I was able to do a urpmi kernel-source which totally hooked me up. Then I was able to run the nvidia installer without a hitch. A slight mod to the XF86config-4, changing nv to nvidia and a vid test got the splash screen up and running. Even under kde glxgears tests ran great. Only thing I have to fix now is there is no option for my current laptop display on this Dell Inspiron 8500. Optimal resolution is 1920x1200. I am able to set the resolution to that but the best screen as posted before is a laptop display of 1600x1200. I know the concept was stated in the RH links posted earlier and I'll give them a try. Thanks again for your help. SD
  7. Inspiron 8500 display issues with Mandrake 9.2

    One of the links, I had included in my original post. To clarify my linux experience, I should just say I really have none. Can I just copy the entire config file from a red hat machine as posted in those links and have it work on an mdk9.2 box? I have gone into the FAQ section where it talks of installing the nvidia driver but I cannot get the driver to install due to a lack of kernel source files. Happen to know where I could aquire these as well, Im sure they are on the CD, as I said before Im just not up on where these resources are located. Thanks again
  8. I am currently running an Inspiron 8500 with a Geforce 4200 vid card, I have tried to search for clues even finding a web page http://ltswww.epfl.ch/~dsanta/resources/de...ell-i8500-linux which does address the problem but does not show how I can confiigure the display to utilize the full resolution of 1920x1200 plus I was also unable to get the fix posted to work properly for the lower resolution. I am a big time newbie to linux and any help would be greatly appreciated. I am including a copy of my XF86config-4 file, I know its not correct but it has allowed me to get into the gui and browse forums like this one for now. Thanks again in advance XF86Config_4