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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.
  15. glxinfo just hangs. glxgears doesnt work (no gears appear) card: intel 855GM , fresh Mandrake 10.1 official (download edition) , HP Nx9030 laptop. Any tips, hints on how to get 3d rendering working?
  16. yes - i saw that DarkElve - good point. just re-iterating it again within this thread. i suppose, the more people re-iterate the "report back" bit, the more it will catch on. it IS important.
  17. darkelve raises an important point - if anyone has problems, report back to this thread.
  18. SOLVED. Here's how. Your mileage may vary , but this is my situation 1. Fresh 10.1 Official install Set /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 and ifcfg-eth1 ONBOOT=no This will prevent eth0 and eth1 confusion if you have eth0 network card set to run off your work ethernet and eth1 to run off wireless at home. note: su root when doing console level stuff. 2. Install kernel source via urpmi ( doing uname -r will tell you what mandrake kernel you are using.) 2. Download Buchan Milne ipw2200 dkms rpm http://plf.zarb.org/~bgmilne/dkms/ipw2200-...1mdk.noarch.rpm 3. Download latest firmware from http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/firmware.php Select 0.17 current firmware - download the gzipped tar file tar -xvzf firmware file. 5.copy firmware files ( they end in .fw) to /lib/hotplug/firmware (create firmware dir if it doesnt exist) and /etc/firmware (read somewhere that this can solve some problems) 6. now urpmi ipw2200-dkms-0.15-1mdk.noarch.rpm Buchan Milnes ipw2200 package will install and do a bunch of perl stuff. 7. Go to Mandrake Control Center - Services - check that hotplug is set to start at boot - turn it on as well. 8 Reboot. 9. ifup eth1 10. Browse - you are now wireless. NOTE: your own DHCP, static, gateway etc settings need to be set in ifcfg-eth1 If you dont want to use DHCP, /etc/resolv.conf is where you put your DNS server settings. Here's my ifcfg-eth1 (home, wireless) DEVICE=eth1 BOOTPROTO=static IPADDR= NETMASK= NETWORK= BROADCAST= ONBOOT=no HWADDR=00:0e:35:7a:16:19 METRIC=10 MII_NOT_SUPPORTED=no WIRELESS_MODE=Managed WIRELESS_ESSID=any UPSHOT is this is all you need to get an Intel 2200 working: 1. buchan milne rpm 2. kernel source 3. firmware 4. hotplug enabled 5.dkms enabled. (dkms and hotplug are enabled as default in fresh mandrake 10.1 install - just saying this in case you have switched them off)
  19. grep -sril 'Monday morning meeting' ./* does exactly the same *but* in a single command ;) and even if you need to use find, xargs is superfluous, ie: find . -iname '*.txt' -exec grep -isl "Monday morning meeting" {} \; <{POST_SNAPBACK}> but they give differently output formats (extracts are shortened for clarity): find . -print | xargs grep -s 'blog' output : file , result ./class.bloggerclient.php:function blogger_checkFaultString($bloggerResult) { ./class.bloggerclient.php: if ($bloggerResult["faultString"]) { ./class.bloggerclient.php: return $bloggerResult["faultString"]; ./class.bloggerclient.php: else if (strpos($bloggerResult, "java.lang.Exception") !== false) { ./class.bloggerclient.php: return $bloggerResult; grep -sril 'blog' ./* output: file ./bloggerFunctions/blogger.php ./bloggerFunctions/Readme.txt ./bloggerFunctions.zip find . -iname '*.php' -exec grep -isi "blog" {} \; output: file content match // If the user only has one blog, then it returns a string containing the name of the blog // in plain text, with a hidden form input containing the blogid, using the same function getUsersBlogsSelect($name="blog", $selected="", $extra="") $getUsersBlogsArray = $this->getUsersBlogs(); and no it doesnt integrate into kde - although you could pipe the results to dcop and display them in kedit maybe - or just add ">output.txt" to pipe to a file and just open up in your favourite editor.
  20. find, xargs, and grep are your friends find . -print | xargs grep -si 'Monday morning meeting' above searches recursively down through the directory tree below your current position on the command line.
  21. thanks for posting that. however, my HP nx9030 has a on-off button for the internal intel 2200. apparently this tell the card to switch the "radio" on and off. i'm aware of rfswitch, but the instructions on usage are confusing. anyone else manage to figure out how to switch their card "on" and "off" via software?
  22. su root edit /etc/lilo.conf enter a new line - "compact" (without the double quotes) /sbin/lilo (to apply your changes) reboot. note how the initial 30 second odd delay that used to occur with the kernel was booting now occurs more or less instantaneously. NOTE: using compact may hang older systems. I've used it on my new laptop, and it's dramatically increased boot time.
  23. Try PHP - the learning curve isn't as steep as other languages.
  24. the moderators of MUSB should get in touch with the easyurpmi people first to confirm this - but it certainly appears so. i guess a lot of folks might not know about this just yet, as the zarb.org site comes up first on a google search for easyurpmi. If confirmed, it might be a good idea for MUSB to do a big splash announcement on the front page maybe , just to let as many folks know as possible. i honestly cant live without EasyURPMI - it really is a crucial service to mandrake users.
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