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  1. Have you tried this: Write click on the menu button on the panel, then choose "Switch to default KDE button". This will give you the small "star" only and take a lot less room on your panel. But then again, you may be talking about something totally different....I'm a non-techie. Richard
  2. Here is a detailed and easy to read, well-organized, step-by-step article for Mac4Lin -- with SCREENSHOTS: http://www.howtoforge.com/mac4lin_make_linux_look_like_a_mac Enjoy! Richard L
  3. Unfortunately, I am baffled by all the details in KMIX. There is a tab called "Switches", but it does not have Video on it. The Video is on the "Input" tab. There is also an "Output" tab. Which items do I need to turn off under each of the three tabs? Thanks, Richard
  4. Here are my results. It looks like it is listed. If so, why am I still not getting sound???? Thanks, Richard agpgart 27592 1 intel_agp ide_cd 35488 0 uhci_hcd 22736 0 shpchp 29812 0 usbcore 113928 4 usbmouse,usbhid,uhci_hcd ac97_bus 2752 1 snd_ac97_codec pci_hotplug 27296 1 shpchp snd_pcm 68996 6 snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_ac97_ codec snd_timer 19460 4 snd_seq,snd_pcm snd 43972 18 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss, snd_mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer soundcore 6592 1 snd snd_page_alloc 8456 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_pcm iTCO_wdt 9568 0 iTCO_vendor_support 3940 1 iTCO_wdt evdev 8480 3 tsdev 7072 0 reiserfs 247908 2 ide_disk 14496 4 ide_generic 1824 0 [permanent] piix 9060 0 [permanent] ide_core 99396 4 ide_cd,ide_disk,ide_generic,piix
  5. Thanks, scarecrow, Here are my results: Password: [root@localhost ~]# modprobe snd-pcm-oss [root@localhost ~]# Apparently the module didn't load. Richard
  6. Unfortunately, there is still no sound after performing your suggestion, kkrekula. I appreciate your input. Thanks, Richard
  7. Thanks Scarecrow....How do I find out if the module is loaded? Is there a command for this? Richard L.
  8. Hi SilverSurfer60, Thanks for your quick reply. Yes, the sound is not muted; the audio slider is three quarters of the way to maximum by default. I'm very puzzled by this. I also have this problem with both flashplayer and RealPlayer on PCLinuxOS2007 after re-installing it. Realplayer works just fine in LinuxMint3.1 Celena (gnome, although I prefer KDE). Mandriva is my favorite, and I would like to get sound working in Realplayer. Richard L.
  9. I prefer using RealPlayer to play RealPlayer videos (rather than Mplayer): both embedded videos and those launched separately in Realplayer itself. Sound works for me in RealPlayer on another laptop in MDV2007Spring. In MDV2008, I don't have sound for RealPlayer (although I do have sound in web videos that use Flashplayer). How do I get sound to work in the Realplayer videos, please? Sincerely, Richard L.
  10. Thanks Adam, I clicked on the Storage Media icon and was able to access the Mint files from there. How do I do this as root with diskdrake and using a gui (i.e. no cli)? Valikhan, The trick of getting the Windows font from Windows into Mandriva (where Windows is on a different partition and on the same harddrive), is by going to the Mandriva Control Center >System > Manage, add, remove or Import Windows Fonts. Mandriva magically copies the windows fonts from the windows partition into Mandriva. (Note: my laptop here does not have Windows on it). I appreciate both of you for your input. Sincerely, Richard L.
  11. Thank you Valikhan, I was retrieving the fonts from ftp://ftp.pbone.net/mirror/seerofsouls.co...4brs.noarch.rpm and not from plf. This link was provided from spinynormans link to the article "Mandriva 2008: The Perfect Desktop" from howtoforge.com. I have solved my problem. I reformatted my harddrive and set up four partitions to install four distros. The first distro I installed was LinuxMint3.1 Celena. I used Synaptic to download the msttcorefonts in that distro. I also set up Mint to allow log in as root. Then I installed Mandriva One 2008 on another partition. To get the msttcorefonts onto Mandriva One, I logged in as root on LinuxMintCelena. Then I opened up two browser windows. In one I navigated to Mint's usr/share/fonts and in the other to Mandriva's usr/share/fonts/TTF. I dragged the msttcorefonts folder from Mint to Mandriva, and it copied into Mandriva's usr/share/fonts/TTF folder. I then logged out of Mint and logged into Mandriva. I opened up OpenOffice.org Writer and voila!...there were the msttcorefonts! This took less than 60 seconds to perform. No downloading needed. :D :P Hurray for having more than one distro on a computer!!! Each distro has its strengths and weaknesses. It's great to be able to use the strength of one distro to overcome the weakness of another. (Mint recognizes Mandriva and allows access to all of Mandriva's file system, whereas Mandriva doesn't allow me access to all of Mint's file system.) Again, many thanks for your input. If in the future I have trouble with plf, I have your input to refer back to, and it will be helpful to me. Sincerely, Richard L.
  12. Many thanks Spinynorman. I have just had one thing that didn't work: installing msttcorefonts. In the middle of the installation, I get something like "retrieve failed: curl failed exit 19". Any simple solution for this? Richard L.
  13. I just installed Mandriva One 2008 on my laptop. I then went to easy urpmi, as I have done in the past, and did all the setups, including non-free and plf. The plf worked. However, if I do urpmi RealPlayer or urpmi acroread, it does not download. Also, how do I download the KDE games such as Kpatience, etc. All help is greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Richard L.
  14. I have Mandriva 2007.1 Spring Powerpack. I am very familiar with using KDE's keyboard shortcut module to set up my own keyboard shortcuts. However, I am stumped in doing the following: I would like to set up a keyboard shortcut for my Home folder:for example Alt+Ctrl+H. Also, of lower priority, would be setting up a keyboard shortcut to open up the file manager Konqueror. The strange thing is that neither appear in the Mandriva's KDE start menu. If they were, then I could use the Command Shortcut tab in the KDE keyboard shortcut module; this tab allows you to set your own keyboard shortcuts for applications (I was able to set one up for Konsole this way.) [bTW, in Gnome, they have the option to make a keyboard shortcut for the Home folder and for Terminal. Strange that KDE doesn't. But I"m primarily a KDE guy and not a Gnome guy (though I do like Gnome in Linux Mint).] I appreciate all help. Many thanks! Richard L. [moved from Software by spinynorman]
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