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  1. orientaton isnt an option when i right click (mandrake 10.1 official) the only way to disable the it is to disable the "location" toolbar and move the location text box to the main toolbar.
  2. When I was sorting out my Konqueror toolbars I somehow made the Google search box end up floating in its own window. Now , anytime i open up a new Konqie windows, the Google search thingy is floating in its own window - how do i re-integrate it into the normal konqie toolbar?
  3. solved it by re-installing 10.1 Official [download edition] to "/" (preserved my /home, so it was no big deal) i think i'll wait until Xorg 6.8 comes out on mdk - i'll avoid any 6.7 "updates" in future.
  4. thanks - but neither has worked - font rendering still sucks. what fonts packages are installed by default on a fresh 10.1 install?
  5. "Google Smacks" - right hand side - note how the "a" and "c" are nearly joined together This is way different to a fresh 10.1 install - and over a whole page of text you really notice it. And it's not just google news - the fonts are screwed up on numerous sites - i guess the only way to prove it is to post up before and after pictures to make it clearer.
  6. curiously , and i think it was EA Games who said it, is that most game development is actually done ON Linux. That's why the Linux client of Enemy Territory suddenly appeared. What's preventing more Linux games is as devries says - the return on investment - NOT the technical obstacles to producing games on Linux.
  7. did some google searching - looks like the Gentoo folks are also experiencing Xorg fonts problems too. Came across this Gentoo FAQ about solving xorg font issues , which might give some clues. http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=1...light=xorg+font Let me re-iterate that the way to replicate the problem is 1. fresh install off CD isos 2. change sources to easyurpmi ones 3. urpmi fluxbox - say yes to Xorg dependencies viola - crappy fonts.
  8. Ok, here's the deal 1. Fresh 10.1 Official install - downloaded ISOs 2. Remove my cd sources, and urpmi internet ones. 3. urpmi fluxbox - says that there are a lot of XOrg dependencies - these are the latest security patched updates from Mandrake. 4. I said yes, downloaded packages - restarted KDE - and i'm in font hell. Firefox fonts are badly affected - i just have a choice of very small and too big when i do CTRL - and CTRL + to resize. Certain fonts elsewhere (konqueror,konsole) are messed up too. Note that this is FRESH install - and i didnt tweak the fonts at all nor did i tweak or configure any XOrg config files. Out of the box, Mdk 10.1 off the ISOs has great ,crisp fonts. Try uprmi'ng fluxbox and you end up with a real nasty font mess. Any idea why exactly the fonts would mess up so badly after such a simple procedure as detailed above? Here's a snippet of Google news in Firefox 1.0 - my Firefox font config is : Proportional Font is Sans Serif, size 14 , minimum font size none. Ugly isn't it?
  9. If you want to have a random wallpaper every 10 minutes execute the command crontab -e and then add a line like this: */10 * * * * /full/path/to/fbsetbg -R /path/to/your/wallpaperdirectory trouble is , it doesnt appear to work. i can run it from the command line ok. do i need to set something else?
  10. based on your gallery numbers: 1, 2, 11
  11. Thank god for the Poles. They saved the Brits in the Battle Of Britain, and now they've done it again - saved us from greedy corporations and lawyers. Yeah!!! Reg story here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/12/21/patents_dropped/ This is the guy we've got to thank: "The Polish Minister of Science and Information Technology, Wlodzimierz Marcinski, made a special journey to Brussels to demand that the directive be dropped from the agenda." Here's his department's government website: http://www.mnii.gov.pl/mnii/index.jsp?plac..._id=-1&layout=0 email: dip AT mnii DOT gov DOT pl
  12. wow - that's a great resource! do you have the wallpapers in those screenshots available anywhere?
  13. fbdesk is in the contrib repository in Mandrake 10.1 - you can find it in "Install Software" - search for fbdesk - or just urpmi fbdesk from the command line. version number is 1.1.5-2mdk must give a try myself, as i love the lightweightedness of fluxbox, but i also just wanted a few icons on the desktop for quick and easy access to the stuff i use everyday at work.
  14. google cache of easyurpmi site: http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=cache:4aq...&hl=en&ie=UTF-8 was the site hacked, defaced? certainly looks like some sort of hijacking going on.
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