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  1. I'm running a Mandrake 9.2 server with postfix. One of my users didn't recieve mail for around 6-7 days, while other users did (the account now seems to be working fine). Our mail usually comes direct to this server but the server is down then it gets cached on at our ISPs server so we can download it when our DSL connection is back up. I'm trying to track down where the missing emails got lost. If they actually got to our server or whether they got lost at the ISP somehow. Is there a log file which lists incoming emails or is there no way to track the missing mail? I've looked in /var/log/mail but the log files here only seems to log errors and not incoming mail. Thanks
  2. I need to resize some printer postscript files from letter to A4, if you don't want to know why skip the next paragraph. I have printer on a small network which grinds to a halt every time a letter sized document is sent to it, because it expects A4, so it just sits there and asks for letter size paper. I have a system in place which blocks letter sized paper from being printed but I still get complaints from people who can't figure out how to change the size of their document, so I was hoping to resize the document to A4 automatically. So I tried to do this using the command psresize -Pletter -pA4 test.ps test2.ps The problem is, it doesn't seem to work properly. It resizes the printed stuff on the page alright but the produced postscript file is still seen as a letter document by KGhostview and the postscript file it still contains a line with %%BeginFeature: *PageSize Letter . I've tried using different printers (HP LaserJet and Apple Colour Laser) with the same results. I even tried editing the postscript file to change the "PageSize Letter" to "PageSize A4" but with no luck. I also tried using the ImageMagick tools but the resultant postscript file is far too poor quality to use (or it becomes enormous when I set the dpi to a reasonable level and still poor quality). Is their anyway I can resize this postscript file to A4 and have it read it as A4. Thanks.
  3. You could use winamp in windows with one of the output plugins that lets you record to mp3 or ogg. (It plays encrypted wmas as well as unecrypted ones). Alternatively if you have a CD-Writer you can write them to CD using windows media player and then use what ever tool you choose in Linux to rip them to whatever format you want. Or, wait a couple of weeks and then buy crossover office with iTunes support (which won't do a thing for your wma files but will let you buy music legally and then play it back under Linux).
  4. I have a dual monitor system up and running using xinerama, however, I would like to have a seperate log on screen displayed on the second monitor so I can be logged in as two users at once. I don't want to run them seperately, i.e. with two keyboards and mice, just to move the mouse from one screen to another but when I do so for it to be a different user. Is this possible?
  5. Problem solved (sort of). I figured the card was faulty and replaced it with a Geforce 2 MX PCI card. :)
  6. UPDATE: I'm still having problems in Linux and have never got it working, but I also occasionally have problems in Windows XP. In the windows case, a couple of reboots or occasionally removing the card, booting windows, shutting down, reinserting the card, booting windows fixes the problem (this is a pain). However, I still can't get it working in Linux. The problem is that there appears to be a persistent image that remains in the cards memory so just hitting the off button and then rebooting means that a distorted image of the last image appears on the voodoo monitor. I have to turn the computer off at the mains to get rid of this and even then it results in a random image (like an untuned analogue TV picture but static not moving). I've haven't been able to track down a reason for this behaviour in Windows XP, but I'm open to suggestions (it doesn't appear to be linked to using the 3D acceleration of either card). Any ideas?
  7. OK, I've got it partially working now, I'll include my XFConfig-4 file below. However, I get a lot of red lines down the screen and when I move the mouse around or open windows I get lots of dots and lines appearing (on the voodoo card). Also whenever I switch to terminal mode and back again (Ctrl-Alt-F1 and then Ctrl-Alt-F7) only my nvidia card is working. I have tried doing without the NoAccel and SWCursor options and its worse. Here's the file # File generated by XFdrake. # ********************************************************************** # Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of # this file. # ********************************************************************** Section "Files" # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together) # By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of # the X server to render fonts. FontPath "unix/:-1" EndSection Section "ServerFlags" #DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort) #DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching) AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work EndSection Section "Module" Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension Load "v4l" # Video for Linux Load "extmod" Load "type1" Load "freetype" # Load "glx" # 3D layer Load "dri" # direct rendering EndSection Section "DRI" Mode 0666 EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard1" Driver "Keyboard" Option "XkbModel" "pc105" Option "XkbLayout" "gb" Option "XkbOptions" "" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse1" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2" Option "Device" "/dev/mouse" Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "monitor1" VendorName "Generic" ModelName "1024x768 @ 60 Hz" HorizSync 31.5-48.5 VertRefresh 50-70 # Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)? # 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output. # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630 # 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616 EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "monitor2" # Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)? # 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output. # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630 # 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616 EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "device1" VendorName "3Dfx Interactive, Inc." BoardName "Voodoo3 (generic)" Driver "tdfx" Screen 0 BusID "PCI:1:7:0" Option "DPMS" Option "NoAccel" "on" Option "SWCursor" "on" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "device2" VendorName "nVidia Corporation" BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce4 (generic)" Driver "nv" Screen 0 BusID "PCI:2:0:0" Option "DPMS" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "screen1" Device "device1" Monitor "monitor1" DefaultColorDepth 24 Subsection "Display" Depth 8 Virtual 800 600 EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 15 Virtual 800 600 EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 16 Virtual 800 600 EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 24 Virtual 800 600 EndSubsection EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "screen2" Device "device2" Monitor "monitor2" DefaultColorDepth 24 Subsection "Display" Depth 8 Virtual 800 600 EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 15 Virtual 800 600 EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 16 Virtual 800 600 EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 24 Virtual 1024 768 EndSubsection EndSection Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "layout1" InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard" InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer" Screen "screen2" Screen "screen1" RightOf "screen2" #Option "Xinerama" EndSection
  8. I've recently upgraded my second graphics card (primary graphics card a GeForce 4 MX) from a Matrox Millenium to a Voodoo 3 2000 PCI to get dual monitors working properly in Windows XP. However, I can't get the Voodoo card working in 10.0 OE or SuSe 9.1. Interestingly enough I did get it to work in Mandrake Move 2 test edition although the refresh rate and alignment were wrong, so the screen looked a bit off. (Yes, I tried copying XF86Config-4 file from MM to the OE, but no joy). Any suggestions? Thanks
  9. Cam anyone tell me what the support is like for DVD rewriters in 9.2? What types of DVD (+\- R\RW) can I burn (if any) out of the box? Thanks
  10. Have you tried disabling shorewall (and running iptables -L as root to make sure) and then seeing if you can connect?
  11. Gowator, Xinerama support in KDE and GNOME has improved a lot. You can now restrict the panel to one screen and when you maximise it maximises to one screen (not across both). I currently use xinerama with one screen at 1024x768 and the other at 800x600. The only problem I have is with the version of mplayer that comes with 9.2, which chooses to show the control window in an off screen position for most skins, the problem is fixed in 10CE.
  12. OK, solved the problem. But first some clarification. I want to ssh in as a user to my own account. However, it wasn't the lack of world readability or executablitity that was causing the problem. It was making my home directory writable by members of my group. This isn't a problem, I can disable group writing without any bother. Thanks anyway.
  13. I cannot use ssh to log in when my home directory permissions are set to 770, I have to all all users read access to my directory to get it to work. I have only allowed ssh to use key files not the users password and I use 9.2. Is there anyway round this, so that anyone not in my group cannot enter my home directory but I can use ssh (with keys) to login? Thanks
  14. Thanks very much, that's what I was looking for.
  15. I am having a problem running 9.2 . I want a directory /home/all to be readable and writable by everyone and set the permissions appropriately. However, every so often the writable permission keeps resetting and making it read only to anyone not in the owners group. Anyone know why this is happening and how I can stop it? I guess I could write a small script which keeps resetting the permissions every so often but this would be papering over a problem without discovering the undelying causes which I don't like doing. Thanks
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