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  1. Mariner

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    When I browse my files in Konqueror and set it to "icon preview", I can see the preview of the contents of images, text files, PDFs and others, but not my open office files. I'd like to see a miniature of the first slide of my Impress files so it would be easier to find the one I want to open (I have hundreds of presentations). I configured Konqueror's "Previews & Meta-Data" so all the protocols are checked, the maximum file size is way above my Impress file sizes, and "increase size of previews relative to icons" and "use thumbnails embedded in files" are also checked. I have Mandriva One Spring 2008. In the properties of the openoffice files, however, the Preview tab has "automatic preview" checked but it is greyed out. I don't know if it is a KDE, Konqueror or OO issue. Does anyone know how to solve this? Thanks.
  2. Yes, I'm afraid I'll have to leave that for later because I still have to learn more important things first. But I like the fact that the system is so customizeable (does this word even exist? :D ) Thanks for the links.
  3. No, I'm new to Linux, but I'll look into it. Thanks.
  4. I often work with two open windows and I'd like to arrange them horizontally or vertically with a click but I can't find this feature. My windows menu only allows me to cascade or unclutter the current windows. I have Mandriva One 2008 Spring (updated). I searched Google but could only find some Ubuntu users who wanted the same thing. Is there a way to do it? [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  5. I followed your advice only. Scarecrow's is either too expensive or too complicated for me... :D I saved these files and double-clicked on them in this order: bjfilter-common-2.50-3.i386.rpm libpng2-1.0.12-2.2mdk.i586.rpm bjfilter-pixmaip1500-2.50-2.i386.rpm bjfilter-pixmaip1500-lprng-2.50-2.i386.rpm After that the printer model appeared in the system's printer setup. I coudn't test printing in color because I'm out of color ink. Anyway, black is all I need right now. Thanks again. Edit Oct 26 2008: I got the color ink, the color pages print fine.
  6. My dear Mr David Batson, It's printing. Thank you very, very much. You are the best.
  7. Done that. And found out what dependancies are. Apparently I need a certain libpng2.so.2 which nobody seems to have on the Internet. I gave up. I have the libpng3 thingy but it still requires the .2 version, for reasons I still wonder about.
  8. The reason why I have such a cheap printer is that I only need to print 6 pages a month. And of course when I bought it a year ago I wasn't dreaming of Linux drivers. Well, maybe I'll migrate to Linux after my next hardware upgrade, which is only a matter of time. Thanks anyway.
  9. Greetings all I am new to Linux (very new) and I was wondering if I could get some assistance in installing my printer. I have just installed Mandriva One Spring 2008. I have a Canon PIXMA iP1500. When I turned it on an installation process started but this model was not on the list of supported printers. I managed to find this: iP1500Linux.tar.gz on a Canon site. I unpacked it and got this: bjfilter-common-2.50-2.i386.rpm bjfilter-common-2.50-2.src.rpm bjfilter-pixmaip1500-2.50-2.i386.rpm bjfilter-pixmaip1500-lprng-2.50-2.i386.rpm I read the directions on http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=73920 but since the files aren't the same and the OS isn't the same I'm not sure about what to do. Besides, I have no idea what "dependancies" are. From what I understood, I have to change to root on Konsole (I have just learned how to do that) and type this: rpm -ivh followed by the path and filename of the above rpm's My questions are: 1. Is it the correct way to install this printer (meaning: getting the drivers and installing them manually)? Or is there a better way? 2. Do I have to install the four files? Or which ones? 3. Do I have to check for dependancies first? What am I supposed to do with whatever results I get from "yum install libpng10 libxml" (according to the above-mentioned directions)? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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