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  1. Check it out. http://www.business2.com/articles/mag/0,,45454,00.html
  2. I'm not familiar with the programs you mentioned but if you use the KDE desktop there's an applet called KNewsTicker. It provides all kinds of stories from different sources. Hope this helps!
  3. mystified


    Whenever you get a message like that you can go to www.rpmfind.net and do a search and usually you can find which rpms you need to install.
  4. I'm using Kapital and so far I like it a lot. My only complaint is that the search function isn't working but they're coming out with a new version Feb 2003 and I'm eligible for a free upgrade so hopefully it'll fix that problem. There will be added features including the ability to export which it doesn't have now. I like the fact that it only has two files and I can easily back them up on a floppy after each use.
  5. I found these. Haven't tried any of them so I don't know how they work. http://linux-sound.org/cd.html
  6. I just had to post this to celebrate. After one whole month of beating my head against the wall I finally got this program to work. Who says persistance doesn't pay off?! :D Damn I love Linux!
  7. Which version of KDE are you using? KDE2.2.2 was in a different directory than KDE3. I believe KDE3 was in /opt and KDE2.2.2 was in /usr.
  8. This is for KDE3. Should work - https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.p...?group_id=51677
  9. I have the same problem but if I uprmi the package by name it installs just fine. :?
  10. mystified


    Eroaster will convert your MP3's to .wav files for you so you can burn them as audio CD's. I use Eroaster for my data files also so I can't help you with your problem with XCDRoast.
  11. Thanks emh. I couldn't get it to work but I really appreciate the help.
  12. I'm not sure what you mean. I tried running wine again and I'm back to my original error message but my config file shows the changes I made.
  13. Hi zero0w, When you get your to-do's figured out please post this in the Tips, Tricks and FAQ section so that others can benefit from it. Thanks!
  14. Well I don't use Mozilla but I did some checking and under Edit, Preferences, Navigator, there's a download tab with three different options. If you've already tried that and it doesn't help then you can kick me. Now how's that for a deal? :wink:
  15. Well I made the changes and then unmounted Windows, removed wine and re-installed and now I'm receiving this error: Invalid path 'C:Windows' for windows directory: does not exist Perhaps you have not properly edited or created your Wine configuration file. I have Windows ME installed on a second HD.
  16. Thanks emh! I'd found the config file earlier but don't know enough to know what's wrong. Anyway, here it is. INE REGISTRY Version 2 ;; All keys relative to MachineSoftwareWineWineConfig ;; If you think it is necessary to show others your complete config for a ;; bug report, filter out empty lines and comments with ;; grep -v "^;" ~/.wine/config | grep '.' ;; ;; MS-DOS drives configuration ;; ;; Each section has the following format: ;; [Drive X] ;; "Path"="xxx" (Unix path for drive root) ;; "Type"="xxx" (supported types are 'floppy', 'hd', 'cdrom' and 'network') ;; "Label"="xxx" (drive label, at most 11 characters) ;; "Serial"="xxx" (serial number, 8 characters hexadecimal number) ;; "Filesystem"="xxx" (supported types are 'msdos'/'dos'/'fat', 'win95'/'vfat', 'unix') ;; This is the FS Wine is supposed to emulate on a certain ;; directory structure. ;; Recommended: ;; - "win95" for ext2fs, VFAT and FAT32 ;; - "msdos" for FAT16 (ugly, upgrading to VFAT driver strongly recommended) ;; DON'T use "unix" unless you intend to port programs using Winelib ! ;; "Device"="/dev/xx" (only if you want to allow raw device access) ;; [Drive A] "Path" = "/mnt/floppy" "Type" = "floppy" "Label" = "Floppy" "Filesystem" = "win95" "Device" = "/dev/fd0" [Drive C] "Path" = "/mnt/windows" "Type" = "hd" "Label" = "Windows" "Filesystem" = "win95" [Drive D] "Path" = "${HOME}" "Type" = "network" "Label" = "Home" "Filesystem" = "win95" [Drive E] "Path" = "/tmp/winetmp-${USER}" "Type" = "hd" "Label" = "Tmp Drive" "Filesystem" = "win95" [wine] "Windows" = "C:Windows" "System" = "C:Windowssystem" "Temp" = "E:" "Path" = "C:Windows;C:Windowssystem;D:;E:" "Profile" = "C:WindowsProfilesAdministrator" "GraphicsDriver" = "x11drv" ; Wine doesn't pass directory symlinks to Windows programs by default. ; Enabling this may crash some programs that do recursive lookups of a whole ; subdir tree in case of a symlink pointing back to itself. ;"ShowDirSymlinks" = "1" "ShellLinker" = "wineshelllink" # <wineconf> [Version] ; Windows version to imitate (win95,win98,winme,nt351,nt40,win2k,winxp,win20,win30,win31)" }, "Windows" = "win98" ; DOS version to imitate ;"DOS" = "6.22" ; Be careful here, wrong DllOverrides settings have the potential ; to pretty much kill your setup. [DllOverrides] "rpcrt4" = "builtin, native" "oleaut32" = "builtin, native" "ole32" = "builtin, native" "commdlg" = "builtin, native" "comdlg32" = "builtin, native" "ver" = "builtin, native" "version" = "builtin, native" "shell" = "builtin, native" "shell32" = "builtin, native" "shfolder" = "builtin, native" "shlwapi" = "builtin, native" "shdocvw" = "builtin, native" "lzexpand" = "builtin, native" "lz32" = "builtin, native" "comctl32" = "builtin, native" "commctrl" = "builtin, native" "advapi32" = "builtin, native" "crtdll" = "builtin, native" "mpr" = "builtin, native" "winspool.drv" = "builtin, native" "ddraw" = "builtin, native" "dinput" = "builtin, native" "dsound" = "builtin, native" "opengl32" = "builtin, native" "msvcrt" = "native, builtin" "msvideo" = "builtin, native" "msvfw32" = "builtin, native" "mcicda.drv" = "builtin, native" "mciseq.drv" = "builtin, native" "mciwave.drv" = "builtin, native" "mciavi.drv" = "native, builtin" "mcianim.drv" = "native, builtin" "msacm.drv" = "builtin, native" "msacm" = "builtin, native" "msacm32" = "builtin, native" "midimap.drv" = "builtin, native" ; you can specify applications too "notepad.exe" = "native, builtin" ; default for all other dlls "*" = "native, builtin" [x11drv] ; Number of colors to allocate from the system palette "AllocSystemColors" = "100" ; Use a private color map "PrivateColorMap" = "N" ; Favor correctness over speed in some graphics operations "PerfectGraphics" = "N" ; Color depth to use on multi-depth screens ;;"ScreenDepth" = "16" ; Name of X11 display to use ;;"Display" = ":0.0" ; Allow the window manager to manage created windows "Managed" = "Y" ; Use a desktop window of 640x480 for Wine ;"Desktop" = "640x480" ; Use XFree86 DGA extension if present ; (make sure /dev/mem is accessible by you !) "UseDGA" = "Y" ; Use XShm extension if present "UseXShm" = "Y" ; Use XVidMode extension if present "UseXVidMode" = "Y" ; Enable DirectX mouse grab "DXGrab" = "N" ; Create the desktop window with a double-buffered visual ; (useful to play OpenGL games) "DesktopDoubleBuffered" = "N" ; Code page used for captions in managed mode ; 0 means default ANSI code page (CP_ACP == 0) "TextCP" = "0" ; Use this if you have more than one port for video on your setup ; (Wine uses for now the first 'input image' it finds). ;; "XVideoPort" = "43" ; Run in synchronous mode (useful for debugging X11 problems) ;;"Synchronous" = "Y" [fonts] ;Read the Fonts topic in the Wine User Guide before adding aliases ;See a couple of examples for russian users below "Resolution" = "96" "Default" = "-adobe-helvetica-" "DefaultFixed" = "fixed" "DefaultSerif" = "-adobe-times-" "DefaultSansSerif" = "-adobe-helvetica-" ;; default TrueType fonts with russian koi8-r encoding ;"Default" = "-monotype-arial-*-*-*--*-*-*-*-*-*-koi8-r" ;"DefaultFixed" = "-monotype-courier new-*-*-*--*-*-*-*-*-*-koi8-r" ;"DefaultSerif" = "-monotype-times new roman-*-*-*--*-*-*-*-*-*-koi8-r" ;"DefaultSansSerif" = "-monotype-arial-*-*-*--*-*-*-*-*-*-koi8-r" ;; default cyrillic bitmap X fonts ;"Default" = "-cronyx-helvetica-" ;"DefaultFixed" = "fixed" ;"DefaultSerif" = "-cronyx-times-" ;"DefaultSansSerif" = "-cronyx-helvetica-" ; the TrueType font dirs you want to make accessible to wine [FontDirs] ;; standard ttf font dir "dir1" = "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF" ;; this should be on most boxes "dir2" = "/usr/share/fonts/ttf/western" ;; drakfont dir "dir3" = "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/drakfont/ttf" ;; empty add path to ttf fonts here ;"dir4" = " " [serialports] "Com1" = "/dev/ttyS0" "Com2" = "/dev/ttyS1" "Com3" = "/dev/ttyS2" "Com4" = "/dev/modem" [parallelports] "Lpt1" = "/dev/lp0" [ppdev] ;; key: io-base of the emulated port ;; value : parport-device{,timeout} ;; timeout for auto closing an open device ( not yet implemented) ;"378" = "/dev/parport0" ;"278" = "/dev/parport1" ;"3bc" = "/dev/parport2" [spooler] "FILE:" = "tmp.ps" "LPT1:" = "|lpr" "LPT2:" = "|gs -sDEVICE=bj200 -sOutputFile="/tmp/winetmp-${USER} -q -" "LPT3:" = "/dev/lp3" [ports] ;"read" = "0x779,0x379,0x280-0x2a0" ;"write" = "0x779,0x379,0x280-0x2a0" [Debug] ;"RelayExclude" = "RtlEnterCriticalSection;RtlLeaveCriticalSection" ;"RelayInclude" = "user32.CreateWindowA" ;"SnoopExclude" = "RtlEnterCriticalSection;RtlLeaveCriticalSection" ;"SpyExclude" = "WM_SIZE;WM_TIMER;" [registry] ;These are all booleans. Y/y/T/t/1 are true, N/n/F/f/0 are false. ;Defaults are read all, write to Home ; Global registries (stored in /etc) "LoadGlobalRegistryFiles" = "Y" ; Home registries (stored in ~user/.wine/) "LoadHomeRegistryFiles" = "Y" ; Load Windows registries from the Windows directory "LoadWindowsRegistryFiles" = "Y" ; TRY to write all changes to home registries "WritetoHomeRegistryFiles" = "Y" ; Registry periodic save timeout in seconds ; "PeriodicSave" = "600" ; Save only modified keys "SaveOnlyUpdatedKeys" = "Y" [Tweak.Layout] ;; supported styles are 'Win31'(default), 'Win95', 'Win98' ;; this has *nothing* to do with the windows version Wine returns: ;; set the "Windows" value in the [Version] section if you want that. "WineLook" = "Win98" [Console] ;"Drivers" = "tty" ;"XtermProg" = "nxterm" ;"InitialRows" = "25" ;"InitialColumns" = "80" ;"TerminalType" = "nxterm" [Clipboard] "ClearAllSelections" = "0" "PersistentSelection" = "1" ; List of all directories directly contain .AFM files [afmdirs] "1" = "/usr/share/fonts/default/ghostscript" ;; provided by urw-fonts "2" = "/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1" ;;provided by gnome-print "3" = "/usr/share/fonts/afms/adobe" ;; provided by enscript "4" = "/usr/share/enscript/afm" ;;provided by Openoffice ;"5" = "/usr/lib/openoffice/share/psprint/fontmetric" ;;provided by Abiword ;"6" = "/usr/share/AbiSuite/fonts" [WinMM] #"Drivers" = "wineoss.drv" "Drivers" = "winearts.drv" "WaveMapper" = "msacm.drv" "MidiMapper" = "midimap.drv" [dsound] ;; HEL only: Number of waveOut fragments ahead to mix in new buffers. ;"HELmargin" = "5" ;; HEL only: Number of waveOut fragments ahead to queue to driver. ;"HELqueue" = "5" ;; Max number of fragments to prebuffer ;"SndQueueMax" = "28" ;; Min number of fragments to prebuffer ;"SndQueueMin" = "12" ;; sample AppDefaults entries [AppDefaultsiexplore.exeDllOverrides] "shlwapi" = "native" "rpcrt4" = "native" "ole32" = "native" "shdocvw" = "native" "wininet" = "native" "shfolder" = "native" "shell32" = "native" "shell" = "native" "comctl32" = "native" ; ;[AppDefaultssetup.exex11drv] ;"Desktop" = "800x600" ; ;[AppDefaultssol.exeVersion] ;"Windows" = "nt40" ; ;; Some games (Quake 2, UT) refuse to accept emulated dsound devices. ;; You can add an AppDefault entry like this for such cases. ;[AppDefaultspickygame.exedsound] ;"EmulDriver" = "N" # </wineconf>
  17. On their website they're selling computers pre-installed with Mandrake. Wal Mart
  18. I checked the Wal Mart web site and they don't show it yet. I bought 8.1 at Best Buy. I just checked and they're already carrying the 9.0 Power pack. http://www.bestbuy.com/software/Detail.asp...1023&e=11186260 As far as ordering it from Mandrake I've read similar complaints about it taking several weeks to receive it.
  19. I have to admit that I've found Linux to be frustrating at times although every install has been as smooth as can be for me. It recognizes all my hardware and installs the correct drivers. I do think Linux is ready for the desktop environment for most people that don't have specific problems with their systems that are difficult to overcome. I can use Linux to do anything I can do with Windows with the exception of two programs. One is software that I have to use for work and once I figure out how to get wine working I may try installing it. The other has a Linux version but it's out of date so I'm currently working on getting that to install with wine. If Linux were used in an office type environment where a system administrator had to make the kind of changes that you're talking about then the average user could learn to run a Linux desktop in no time. Personally I like the fact that a lot of things aren't automated like they are in Windows cause it actually makes me use my brain and think things through. I like the challenges even though I know I have a long way to go. It's an on going process that to me, although frustrating is also very rewarding.
  20. I'm trying to install a Windows application because the Linux version is so out of date it won't work under MDK 9. The first problem I have is the following error message: Warning: /usr/bin/wine.bin not accessible from a configured DOS drive I've *tried* reading the wine documentation and it's pretty difficult to follow. Any help is greatly appreciated.
  21. mystified


    Thanks bvc! It worked perfectly. :)
  22. I just downloaded and installed Kapital yesterday. It was only $24.95 and so far I like it a lot. It imported my .qif file with no problems and it works a lot like Quicken.
  23. mystified


    I have numlock set to start during bootup but it doesn't. Yet when I turn off my computer it shows that it's shutting down numlock. I know this is only a minor inconvenience but it's rather annoying! Any suggestions?
  24. One reason to use it counterspy is when you come across a very long url which widens the page so that you are forced to scroll sideways in order to read an entire post. To me that's frustrating. Using [url=whatever] Topic [/url] solves that problem.
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