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    It doesn't matter, I don't need to have the "~/" in front because by default the shell is on my home folder already. It took me to the same place but there is no kdm directory in the config directory. And no, I'm not running Gnome.

    Yes it does because /.kde/share/config/kdm will take you to there regardless (if it existed) whereas .kde/share/config/kdm would take you to a hidden directory called .kde in your present directory.


    However that will only install a new KDE theme, not a KDM theme




    Will install a kdm theme (I already clicked on administrator mode)


    ah, see I don't even have that option in the KDE CC. I guess dexter found which package I am missing. Thanks.


    Maybe you just need to install it and it will be in the KDE CC.


    Yep your right just looking for the kdetheme manager (which gets installed as default on Kubuntu & Fedora 5) then realised that I have to install it first. NP though its in there though just do a

    urpmi kdetheme

    & you should be good to go...



    ah, thank you dexter. That explains why I don't have that option in the KDE CC. I'll look for the the kdetheme package. Thanks. That's a lot better and shorter than the way I was doing it...sheesh.

  2. Goto control center/Appearance & Themes/Theme Manager

    I don't see it. Where is it?






    First off, there is no directory /.kde/share/config/kdm


    You were never told about such a directory, but rather about




    ~/ is your HOME base folder.

    The dot before kde means a hidden directory.

    If you still do not have this directory at your system, then you are likely running Gnome.


    It doesn't matter, I don't need to have the "~/" in front because by default the shell is on my home folder already. It took me to the same place but there is no kdm directory in the config directory. And no, I'm not running Gnome.

  3. no where do I see a KDM theme manager. While, I can login to login manager as admin, how do I open up KDE CC as an admin?


    I'm stoked, this config has lead me to use all the KDM themes that I've always been trying. This time with this cool theme.




    I went to the /usr/share/mdk/dm that contains directory which contains all the files for the login. Except, this particular package is missing a KDM.theme file.


    So open up an editor and create a new file that contains


    Description=LoveKDE KDM Theme
    Name=login-scan 'fusion'


    Save the file as "KdmGreeterTheme.desktop"


    Put that in the directory /usr/share/mdk/dm and restart KDE. Be sure to backup original files. Cheers!

  4. well, my goofing around has lead me how to create 4 desktops like before. However, this disables compiz. I'm actually in the process of figuring out how to config it back to the cube.


    but, for those who don't like the cube and like the traditional 4+ desktop look.


    first I went to /etc/kde/kdm then opened up the backgroundrc file with an editor. There's a line that says MultiWallpaperMode=NoMulti but I switched it to MultiWallpaperMode=Multi


    restarted KDE and all of a sudden I have the default 4 desktops now.




    however, be aware that typing "NoMulti" back in the file doesn't bring back the cube. I have to reconfigure compiz.

  5. There is a KDM configuration in the KDE Control Center (kcontrol on the command line). Don't know how to apply KDM themes though.


    while there is a KDM configuration theme in the KDE control center, it is only things like font and what not. It's not a theme manager.

  6. How do I configure KDM? I don't know if I'm blind, but I'm wondering why I don't see some kind of GUI manager to configure KDM. If there is none, I wonder why Mandriva didn't make one. I downloaded a few KDM themes from kde-look.org and I'd like to apply theme. I've been trying to find the path of the config file but have come up empty. Any help I would appreciate.

  7. Here's the command I've always used to rip DVD's, works like a charm. Mplayer and its requirements like mencoder are required.



    mplayer dvd://1 -dumpstream -dumpfile /home/user/Movies/filename.vob


    you can change the file extension to whatever format such as


    mplayer dvd://1 -dumpstream -dumpfile /home/user/Movies/filename.avi




    mplayer dvd://1 -dumpstream -dumpfile /home/user/Movies/filename.mpg


    It works with a bunch of different codecs even mp4.

  8. You could always take a look at the /boot directory and see what it's total size is.


    When I installed Gentoo, they suggested a boot partition of 32MB.  Have a look at it's size now, maybe double it, and create it based on that.  1GB definitely does sound overkill though.



    oh hello, didn't even think to check my boot partition size. :wall: Funny, it's only using 13MB. Ok, for future reference, I'm not making it bigger than 64MB next time.

  9. At the top menu, there is the option to enable expert mode. I am not in front of a Mandriva box right now... sorry.



    if I launch MCC expert mode from the menu, it automatically launches Webmin in a browser. Yet, I still don't see hotplugging in the services section, nor any other section. What is the command to enable hotplugging?

  10. it definitely wasn't in the devices folder, and I would think it would show up in hard drake.  At least I know that USB problems have been reported and hopefully a fix should be in the works.  Thanks.

    I have the same problem. Usb modules aren't loaded at boot anymore. My scanner doesn't work for the moment.



    I'm trying to find the part in the control center that allowed me to turn hotplugging on at boot. It's not in the services part.

  11. I just installed Mandriva 2006 PowerPack on 2 computers. One was a fresh install, and the other was an upgrade from Mandriva 2005 LE. I realized that after I installed it, my usb peripherals no longer are recognized. My USB flash key and my USB hard drive aren't showing anymore. Perhaps they just don't automount anymore but I don't see them listed in the control panel either. Anyone else have this problem with 2006? it worked fine in 2005.

  12. Then learn :lol:


    Seriously, trying is the best way to learn... Anyway, does something like that suits you:

    # tar cjf - /home /etc | ssh backupuser@remotehost '/path/to/remoteCommand.sh'

    where ssh is configured to use keys, not passwords/passphrases for user "backupuser", and remoteCommand.sh is a script that simply dumps standard input to whatever filename is the next available (I guess you won't always overwrite the same filename)


    I leave to you to configure cron.





    thanks for breaking it down for me. Man only has so much things and it wont have symbols like the '-'


    I need to figure out a way to avoid the password since I need it to run without me being present

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