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  1. Alright, I got a little help from a friend. I just had to rpm -e freshrpms-release-1.1-1.fc and livna-release-6-1, then reinstall. All better now. Thanks.
  2. I have a multiple part question here. First the background - in the process fixing an ffmpeg issue, I ended up deleting some repos. When I went back to reinstall some apps that I had deleted, I was unable to find them, as the repos that had them were the ones that I had deleted. So I went the the Unofficial Fedora Faq at http://www.fedorafaq.org/ and figured I'd set my yum repositories up again using the reccomended list. when I attempted to do that this is the error that I got: [root@localhost kevin]# rpm -Uvh http://www.fedorafaq.org/yum http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-6.rpm Retrieving http://www.fedorafaq.org/yum Retrieving http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-6.rpm Preparing... ########################################### [100%] package livna-release-6-1 is already installed file /etc/yum.repos.d/freshrpms.repo from install of yum-fedorafaq-6-2007.02.03 conflicts with file from package freshrpms-release-1.1-1.fc So, here are my questions. how do I figure out what packages are conflicting, so that I can remove them? Once removed, will I need to delete the livna repo, for the above method of setup to work? Or would it be better for me to manualy set up my repos, and If so, could I get a few pointers on that? I appreciate any help available.
  3. Ok issue resolved. For others having the same problem, let me share what I've figured out. Pretty much all of the instructions/How-to's on Gnome icons stated that the icon filename, in a theme, needed to be set up like this: where "gnome" is your desktop manager, "mime" refers to a mimetype, "video" tells us the type of mime and "msvideo" is the specific mime type that the icon will be applied to. Now, what I've found is that gnome (gnome 2.16, at least) automaticaly points all the icons at "gnome-mime", when you add a new icon theme, or revise one, as was my case. So to get my icons to display with the appropriate filetype, they had to be named as follows: Also, it might be usefull to know that you can get a list of mimetypes from your /etc/mime.types file. Also, if you want to know a specific files mime type, you can right click the file, select properties, and the mimetype will be displayed, for that file, under the basic tab. Anyway, hope someone else can use this to skip the "frustration period".
  4. Ok, here's a continuation/exacerbation of my problem. I have found quite a few examples of how to structure the names of icons listed as mimetypes, but have been unable to get them to work. After a couple hours of frustration, I decided to try some "out of the box" icon sets provided for download at the gnome site and at gnome-look. To my surprise, the mimetype icons in every pack fail to load, while the actions, apps, devices, emblems, etc. icons work without a problem. Any ideas about what is happening here?
  5. This is turning out to be a little more complicated than I had thought. I'm having a hard time structuring the file names. Is there somewhere I can find a list of name standards, or a guide that explains how to piece them together? For example, in one icon set "gnome-mime-application-ogg.png" would assign an icon for ogg files, while in another set "gnome-mime-audio-ogg.png" would be used.
  6. That was pretty much the conclusion that I had come to. Oh well. In any case, I appreciate your help, tyme.
  7. Thanks tyme, I'd appreciate it if you could look when you get a chance, as I am unable to find anything in pref/admin that addresses icons aside from the "theme" option. And that doesn't help unless I want to change an entire icon theme.
  8. I recently decided to give Gnome another go, and am settling in quite nicely. However, one thing that I was wondering about was the ability to associate a particular icon with a file type. Specificaly, I have a set of media icons (mp3, mp4, avi, etc.) that I would like to globaly associate with their respective file type. Using KDE, this could be done quite simply with a "right click" and a change of options. Is there a similarly easy way to do this in Gnome, or will it require a manual edit of filenames in my Icon theme directory?
  9. Technicaly, your searches were right. There is an exchange plugin included with the package, but I don't know what it is used for, because it didn't help with a MS Exchange server. I pulled up the same answers when I was Googling for help. Anyway, the add'l plugin package was named evolution-connector. Everything was clear and easy to set up once the right plugin was loaded. Hopefully someone else will find this info. useful. Thanks again.
  10. Thanks for the link tyme, but I'm stuck on the very first step of the instructions. "Select Exchange Server". I'm running Evo. 2.6.3, and my plugins list Exchange (it's checked). But it doesn't show up on the server type selection list, when creating a new acct. Any Ideas? *EDIT* Please disregard - It seems that you do, still, have to install another exchange plugin. Everything is setup and running now. Thanks for the help.
  11. It is a reference to the early 80's show, Different Strokes, in which Gary Colemans character frequently retorts with "What you talking about, Willis?" (Referring to his TV brother, Willis)
  12. I need some help setting up a mail client that will connect to a local MS Exchange server. I have read that this is impossible in Thunderbird, but quite easy in Evolution, although, after several setup attempts, I have been unable to successfully connect in Evolution. Is there another app. that I may have an easier time with, or is there anyone who has had success in Evolution? I can still connect to my mail with the Exchange webmail route, but this is regularly "down" and it would be much more convenient to connect directly.
  13. GTKpod works fine for me also, and, as far as I know, it's the only one that will handle videos for a video iPod.
  14. kmc77

    iPod Problems

    SoulSe, my Ipod video will return to menu tree and stop displaying the "do not disconnect" message with a simple "eject". No addl. scripting was necessary. On the topic of Banshee, will it also support the transfer of video (m4v) files to the iPod? I use gtkpod because it's the only one I could find that would facilitate this. If Banshee works, I'd love to use something "prettier".
  15. kmc77

    iPod Problems

    As far as I know, that is what the iPod is supposed to do when it's mounted. If you are wanting it to be connected (charging) but still useable, just "eject" the drive. Your iPod will then return to it's menu tree. For managing your iPod, I would suggest using gtkpod instead of amarok. The newest version even has support for video.
  16. Sorry I couldn't be more help. But thanks for bringing the issue up, it let me fix my problem :D
  17. Reiver, I fixed the issue on my computer by installing the stable kdemultimedia-3.5.3-2.fc5.kde.i386.rpm from rpmpbone.net. Audio CD is playing without a problem using kaffeine. I haven't tried any other players yet. I am also able to view the contents of an audio cd now, with the "audiocd:/" option in the konqueror address bar, whereas before I just got an error that "audiocd:/" was not a valid option. *EDIT* Just confirmed that I can also play cd's using XMMS.
  18. Riever, it appears that this is a known bug with the current FC5 KDE build. Seems that it happened with the FC4 release as well. The KDE audiocd protocol is missing. I've been using FC5 for a couple of months now and hadn't even noticed it untill you mentioned it :mellow: EDIT After more searching, this may not be the same issue.
  19. Thanks michael, I had previously turned off mouse gestures with the "globaly dissable" option, but after your post, I went back and double checked it. It was still off, but just for fun, I went in and dissabled the konqueror gestures. Since then I haven't had a problem. Go figure. I assumed the global option would turn all gestures off, accross the board. Anyway, thanks. Also, neddie, I appreciate your instructions on turning off tapping. That was the next thing to go. Problem all fixed.
  20. I'm sure the answer is staring me in the face, but I'm just not seeing it. I'm typicaly a Gnome user, but I recently installed FC5 on my laptop and decided to check KDE out again. The problem is, there are "shortcuts" or "mouse gestures" attached to my touchpad, and it's driving me nutts. I'll be typing along, and bump the touchpad and then look up to see 2 or 3 lines of text pasted in the middle of my doccument. Or, I'll be looking for something on the internet, and make a diagonal motion with my touchpad and the browser will go back 5 pages. Doesn't matter what browser I use. Anyway I've searched in vain for the option to turn this off, without any luck. Any help would be appreciated. [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  21. Mystified, here's what I ended up having to do in FC5 to get my wireless running Hopefully this can be of some help to you. *EDIT*By the way, the eth1 there is not a typo. I set up my lan card on eth0 and my wireless on eth1
  22. I've installed Mepis on 3 diffrent machines (Including one laptop), using 3 diffrent wireless cards, on 3 diffrent occasions. Wireless worked at first boot on all 3 systems. Not sure what your opinion of Mepis is, but for wireless connections, it has preformed well for me in the past.
  23. Wifi manager sees the other networks without a problem, but my work network is WPA secured. I have a ethernet plug right next to my desk, so I typicaly just plug in, but since you asked, IX, I decided to give it a try. It's not accepting my WPA password. cyberjackle, do you have any suggestions?
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