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  1. Ok, I got them. It won't take too long to set it up. Edit Unfortunately I cannot unzip them. I get an error message. But they seem to be the same as the other file I downloaded so I'll see what I can do. Edit again: I installed it from the files I had. I hope that works for you.
  2. I searched and couldn't find a later package. But that one only contains the xml file. As old as that xml file is it wouldn't work with this version of the board but I can install languages by basing them off of the engligh pack. But I need these files in order for it to work. http://mods.invisionize.com/db/index.php/f/4982
  3. Ok, I changed the permissions so now it works. This is an admin forum so it has a lot of restrictions. I looked at it in both Opera and Firefox and it looks fine. Here's my screenie.
  4. It was a setting in the admin control panel. You can attach files now. But in the meantime I'm going to go through each file and check the encoding.
  5. Ok, I think that should do it. If you have any other problems let me know and I will try to fix it.
  6. As I posted in the Announcements forum, I've now added a number of language packs to the board. You can select one by going to the bottom left hand side of the page. I've also added something about the languages with a link to our translators on the portal page. I am also working on getting a mod that will allow people to register in their own language. If anyone has a suggestion for other languages, let me know and I will see what I can find.
  7. I have added 7 language packs for our non native English speakers. You can select one by looking at the bottom of the page on the left hand side. I am working with someone to create a mod that will allow people to register in their own language. I noticed in the Admin Control Panel that some people are already using them. I hope you find them useful. If there is a specific language that anyone wants let me know and I will see if I can find it. Thanks
  8. Actually I got everything configured but then ran into a problem with virtual hosts. It's supposed to work where you can set it up by name instead of ip address but it kept giving me a conflict and would only recognize one site at a time. I haven't given up but I just haven't had time to work on it lately.
  9. I use grub on my Debian laptop mainly because it was the default and it's fine. But I use lilo for everything else mainly because I started with lilo and it's really easy for me to understand and use. And writing lilo.conf for Gentoo is ridiculously simple. Unfortunately though for some reason Mandriva doesn't like me using lilo in Gentoo. It fails to boot completely. So I have to add Gentoo to Mandriva's lilo and then boot into Mandriva every time I build a new kernel in Gentoo. It's sort of a pain. Oh well!
  10. Yes I quite like having adamw on the board. It's good to have the insight that comes directly from Mandriva itself. I hope he sticks around!
  11. The odd thing is that when I booted into windows to see if wireless worked it worked immediately. And I have wep encryption set so it shouldn't have worked until I changed the key. But it did. :huh:
  12. It was automatically assigning it for eth0 but apparantly not for wireless. So I logged into my router and did what it called an ip reservation and assigned it to my acer laptop. I know this isn't ideal but it got it to work.
  13. I copied and pasted the MAC address but I've triple checked it and it's correct. I also tried channels 1 through 11. And I reset my ESSID name to Barbara. Ok, it's working now. I assigned an ip to it that I got from ifconfig.
  14. debian:/home/mystified# route Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface * U 0 0 0 eth0 default UG 0 0 0 eth0 ESSID is turned on. As far as MAC filtering I had to set up the wireless card using the mac address I got from ifconfig -a. I have it set so it will only connect from this mac address. Here it is: eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:CE:13:E2:08 UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:110 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:63296 (61.8 KiB) TX bytes:908 (908.0 b) Interrupt:217 Memory:e2000000-e2002000
  15. tyme, it's showing for eth0 but it shows nothing for eth1. ian, here it is. debian:/home/mystified# iwlist eth1 scan eth1 Scan completed : Cell 01 - Address: 00:09:5B:AA:49:56 ESSID:"NETGEAR" Protocol:IEEE 802.11b Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11) Quality:95/100 Signal level:-35 dBm Noise level:-96 dBm Encryption key:on Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s Extra:bcn_int=100 Extra:atim=0
  16. Oh, that was just a typo. It's invalid arguement without the [. And now that I've plugged it into the router eth0 shows connecting to With eth1 it shows Listing on LPF/eth1/ and then my computers mac address. And in my router it shows the Laptop with my correct Mac address. So the router is detecting the wireless connection.
  17. I already changed it in the network manager. After I plugged it in directly to the router it detected the new router but I still have no wireless. Here's my /etc/network/interfaces # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary network interface allow-hotplug eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp iface eth1 inet dhcp wireless-essid barbara wireless-key xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx auto eth1 But I think it's having a problem with my wireless key which I copied and pasted directly from my router. I'm getting this message when I restart the network: Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) : SET failed on device eth1; Invalid argument.[ And when I fun ifconfig I get this: eth1 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated Bit Rate:54 Mb/s Tx-Power:25 dBm RTS thr:2347 B Fragment thr:2346 B Encryption key:off Power Management:off Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0 Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
  18. I posted on the Debian board and so far only one person has responded and it didn't help. I had to change out routers cause my old one kept losing my internet connection. My old one's ip was My new one is When I try and start my wireless network it tries to connect to the old router ip. My /etc/resolv.conf is set to the new router ip. I've change my wep encryption key in /etc/network/interfaces and in the router I set my dhcp server to my gentoo boxes ip. I've never run into this before and I have no idea how to fix it. I'd really appreciate some suggestions.
  19. Well I tried the official nvidia drivers for my card and added a line to the kdmrc file that I found in a Gentoo wiki.
  20. It's a catch 22 sitituation. I need kcompmgr or I get an error at boot. In order to get kcompomgr I have to use xcomposite as a use flag. If I use xcomposite then I get the errors I started out with. So I'll just live with the error and it's not like I reboot very often and eventually it'll work itself out. It usually does.
  21. I changed it to nvidia earlier and I can now load the nvidia driver without the xcomposite errors but it created a different problem for me. Now I have to figure that one out!
  22. Ok, I posted this on the Gentoo board and nobody could help. tyme is going to say gremlins again I know! Anyway, a couple of days ago I had to reboot and I got an error that composite had crashed twice and then another one saying that I had to enable composite in xorg by add the enable composite lines. Which of course I have. And I have composite as a use flag. Here's my xorg.conf. # File generated by xorgconfig. # # Copyright 2004 The X.Org Foundation # # Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a # copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), # to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation # the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, # and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the # Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: # # The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in # all copies or substantial portions of the Software. # # THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR # IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, # FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL # The X.Org Foundation BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, # WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF # OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE # SOFTWARE. # # Except as contained in this notice, the name of The X.Org Foundation shall # not be used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other # dealings in this Software without prior written authorization from # The X.Org Foundation. # # ********************************************************************** # Refer to the xorg.conf(5) man page for details about the format of # this file. # ********************************************************************** # ********************************************************************** # Module section -- this section is used to specify # which dynamically loadable modules to load. # ********************************************************************** # Section "Module" # This loads the DBE extension module. Load "dbe" # Double buffer extension # This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables # initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module. SubSection "extmod" Option "omit xfree86-dga" # don't initialise the DGA extension EndSubSection # This loads the font modules # Load "type1" Load "freetype" # Load "xtt" # This loads the GLX module # Load "glx" # This loads the DRI module # Load "dri" EndSection # ********************************************************************** # Files section. This allows default font and rgb paths to be set # ********************************************************************** Section "Files" # The location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the # file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally # no need to change the default. # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (which are concatenated together), # as well as specifying multiple comma-separated entries in one FontPath # command (or a combination of both methods) # # FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc/" # FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/TTF/" # FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/OTF" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1/" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/" # FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/local/" # FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc/" # FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled" # FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled" # FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/" # FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/" # FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/" # FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/freefont/" # FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/" # FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/" # The module search path. The default path is shown here. EndSection # ********************************************************************** # Server flags section. # ********************************************************************** Section "ServerFlags" # Uncomment this to cause a core dump at the spot where a signal is # received. This may leave the console in an unusable state, but may # provide a better stack trace in the core dump to aid in debugging # Option "NoTrapSignals" # Uncomment this to disable the <Ctrl><Alt><Fn> VT switch sequence # (where n is 1 through 12). This allows clients to receive these key # events. # Option "DontVTSwitch" # Uncomment this to disable the <Ctrl><Alt><BS> server abort sequence # This allows clients to receive this key event. # Option "DontZap" # Uncomment this to disable the <Ctrl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> mode switching # sequences. This allows clients to receive these key events. # Option "Dont Zoom" # Uncomment this to disable tuning with the xvidtune client. With # it the client can still run and fetch card and monitor attributes, # but it will not be allowed to change them. If it tries it will # receive a protocol error. # Option "DisableVidModeExtension" # Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local xvidtune client. # Option "AllowNonLocalXvidtune" # Uncomment this to disable dynamically modifying the input device # (mouse and keyboard) settings. # Option "DisableModInDev" # Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local client to # change the keyboard or mouse settings (currently only xset). # Option "AllowNonLocalModInDev" EndSection # ********************************************************************** # Input devices # ********************************************************************** # ********************************************************************** # Core keyboard's InputDevice section # ********************************************************************** Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard1" Driver "kbd" # For most OSs the protocol can be omitted (it defaults to "Standard"). # When using XQUEUE (only for SVR3 and SVR4, but not Solaris), # uncomment the following line. # Option "Protocol" "Xqueue" Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30" # Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1)) # Option "Xleds" "1 2 3" # Option "LeftAlt" "Meta" # Option "RightAlt" "ModeShift" # To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the # lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S. # keyboard, you will probably want to use: # Option "XkbModel" "pc105" # If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use: # Option "XkbModel" "microsoft" # # Then to change the language, change the Layout setting. # For example, a german layout can be obtained with: # Option "XkbLayout" "de" # or: # Option "XkbLayout" "de" # Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys" # # If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and # control keys, use: # Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps" # These are the default XKB settings for Xorg # Option "XkbRules" "xorg" # Option "XkbModel" "pc105" # Option "XkbLayout" "us" # Option "XkbVariant" "" # Option "XkbOptions" "" # Option "XkbDisable" Option "XkbRules" "xorg" Option "XkbModel" "pc101" Option "XkbLayout" "us" Option "XkbVariant" "us" EndSection # ********************************************************************** # Core Pointer's InputDevice section # ********************************************************************** Section "InputDevice" # Identifier and driver Identifier "Mouse1" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "Logitech" # Auto detect Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" # When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment # the following line. # Option "Protocol" "Xqueue" # Mouse-speed setting for PS/2 mouse. # Option "Resolution" "256" # Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice. In # almost every case these lines should be omitted. # Option "BaudRate" "9600" # Option "SampleRate" "150" # Mouse wheel mapping. Default is to map vertical wheel to buttons 4 & 5, # horizontal wheel to buttons 6 & 7. Change if your mouse has more than # 3 buttons and you need to map the wheel to different button ids to avoid # conflicts. Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7" # Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button mice # Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms) # Option "Emulate3Buttons" # Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50" # ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice # Option "ChordMiddle" EndSection # ********************************************************************** # Other input device sections # this is optional and is required only if you # are using extended input devices. This is for example only. Refer # to the xorg.conf man page for a description of the options. # ********************************************************************** # # Section "InputDevice" # Identifier "Mouse2" # Driver "mouse" # Option "Protocol" "MouseMan" # Option "Device" "/dev/mouse2" # EndSection # # Section "InputDevice" # Identifier "spaceball" # Driver "magellan" # Option "Device" "/dev/cua0" # EndSection # # Section "InputDevice" # Identifier "spaceball2" # Driver "spaceorb" # Option "Device" "/dev/cua0" # EndSection # # Section "InputDevice" # Identifier "touchscreen0" # Driver "microtouch" # Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0" # Option "MinX" "1412" # Option "MaxX" "15184" # Option "MinY" "15372" # Option "MaxY" "1230" # Option "ScreenNumber" "0" # Option "ReportingMode" "Scaled" # Option "ButtonNumber" "1" # Option "SendCoreEvents" # EndSection # # Section "InputDevice" # Identifier "touchscreen1" # Driver "elo2300" # Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0" # Option "MinX" "231" # Option "MaxX" "3868" # Option "MinY" "3858" # Option "MaxY" "272" # Option "ScreenNumber" "0" # Option "ReportingMode" "Scaled" # Option "ButtonThreshold" "17" # Option "ButtonNumber" "1" # Option "SendCoreEvents" # EndSection # ********************************************************************** # Monitor section # ********************************************************************** # Any number of monitor sections may be present Section "Monitor" Identifier "Philips" # HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified. # HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a # comma separated list of ranges of values. # NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY. REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S # USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS. HorizSync 30 - 97 # HorizSync 30-64 # multisync # HorizSync 31.5, 35.2 # multiple fixed sync frequencies # HorizSync 15-25, 30-50 # multiple ranges of sync frequencies # VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified. # VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a # comma separated list of ranges of values. # NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY. REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S # USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS. VertRefresh 50 - 160 EndSection # ********************************************************************** # Graphics device section # ********************************************************************** # Any number of graphics device sections may be present # Standard VGA Device: Section "Device" Identifier "Standard VGA" VendorName "Unknown" BoardName "Unknown" # The chipset line is optional in most cases. It can be used to override # the driver's chipset detection, and should not normally be specified. # Chipset "generic" # The Driver line must be present. When using run-time loadable driver # modules, this line instructs the server to load the specified driver # module. Even when not using loadable driver modules, this line # indicates which driver should interpret the information in this section. Driver "vga" # The BusID line is used to specify which of possibly multiple devices # this section is intended for. When this line isn't present, a device # section can only match up with the primary video device. For PCI # devices a line like the following could be used. This line should not # normally be included unless there is more than one video device # intalled. # BusID "PCI:0:10:0" # VideoRam 256 # Clocks 25.2 28.3 EndSection # Device configured by xorgconfig: Section "Device" Identifier "nvidia" Driver "nv" #VideoRam 16384 # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate EndSection # ********************************************************************** # Screen sections # ********************************************************************** # Any number of screen sections may be present. Each describes # the configuration of a single screen. A single specific screen section # may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen" # option. Section "Screen" Identifier "Screen 1" Device "nvidia" Monitor "Philips" DefaultDepth 24 Subsection "Display" Depth 8 Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" ViewPort 0 0 EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 16 Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" ViewPort 0 0 EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" ViewPort 0 0 EndSubsection EndSection # ********************************************************************** # ServerLayout sections. # ********************************************************************** # Any number of ServerLayout sections may be present. Each describes # the way multiple screens are organised. A specific ServerLayout # section may be specified from the X server command line with the # "-layout" option. In the absence of this, the first section is used. # When now ServerLayout section is present, the first Screen section # is used alone. Section "ServerLayout" # The Identifier line must be present Identifier "Simple Layout" # Each Screen line specifies a Screen section name, and optionally # the relative position of other screens. The four names after # primary screen name are the screens to the top, bottom, left and right # of the primary screen. In this example, screen 2 is located to the # right of screen 1. Screen "Screen 1" # Each InputDevice line specifies an InputDevice section name and # optionally some options to specify the way the device is to be # used. Those options include "CorePointer", "CoreKeyboard" and # "SendCoreEvents". InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer" InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard" EndSection # Section "DRI" # Mode 0666 # EndSection Section "Extensions" Option "Composite" "Enable" EndSection There are no errors or warnings in my xorg.log. I have googled and haven't found anything. So, any ideas guys?
  23. Well I tried this: mystified@debian:~$ wodim dev wodim: No write mode specified. wodim: Asuming -tao mode. wodim: Future versions of wodim may have different drive dependent defaults. Device was not specified. Trying to find an appropriate drive... Detected CD-R drive: /dev/cdrw Using /dev/cdrom of unknown capabilities And it just hangs there. There is no cdrkit and when I tried cdrecord --scandisk that didn't work. But I got this. wodim: Bad Option: --scandisk. Usage: wodim [options] track1...trackn Use wodim -help to get a list of valid options. Use wodim blank=help to get a list of valid blanking options. Use wodim dev=b,t,l driveropts=help -checkdrive to get a list of drive specific options. Use wodim dev=help to get a list of possible SCSI transport specifiers. mystified@debian:~$ wodim dev=help Supported SCSI transports for this platform: Transport name: sg Transport descr.: Generic transport independent SCSI Transp. layer ind.: Target specifier: bus,target,lun Target example: 1,2,0 SCSI Bus scanning: supported Open via UNIX device: not supported Transport name: ATA Transport descr.: ATA Packet specific SCSI transport Transp. layer ind.: ATAPI: Target specifier: bus,target,lun Target example: ATAPI:1,2,0 SCSI Bus scanning: supported Open via UNIX device: not supported Transport name: ATA Transport descr.: ATA Packet specific SCSI transport using sg interface Transp. layer ind.: ATA: Target specifier: bus,target,lun Target example: 1,2,0 SCSI Bus scanning: supported Open via UNIX device: not supported Transport name: RSCSI Transport descr.: Remote SCSI Transp. layer ind.: REMOTE: Target specifier: rscsi@host:bus,target,lun Target example: REMOTE:rscsi@host:1,2,0 SCSI Bus scanning: supported Open via UNIX device: not supported I also tried this as user and root: mystified@debian:~$ wodim dev=b,t,l driveropts=help -checkdrive wodim: Invalid argument. Cannot open SCSI driver! For possible targets try 'wodim --devices' or 'wodim -scanbus'. For possible transport specifiers try 'wodim dev=help'. For IDE/ATAPI devices configuration, see the file README.ATAPI.setup from the wodim documentation.
  24. ah, my mistake. I looked at the output again and then checked online. I can read DVD's but not burn them. But that still doesn't explain why I can't mount a data dvd and read it. And also I started k3b and it can't detect my cd-rw drive.
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