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  1. You can also just change your path settings and environment variables to point to the new java release.
  2. try this.. rpm -qa | grep 'key' where key is aportion of the package name. See it its still installed. Thing to remember that you install with a file name but uninstall with a package name. Another thing you can try to make it easier is urpme key where key is part of the package name. Should give you a choice if there's more than one possibility. urpm is a front end to rpm that makes it easier to deal with dependancys.
  3. What is a dynamic disk? is that similar to a compressed disk? Was XP your only hard drive in the past? If so, can you restore your computer to the same configuration by temporarily disconnecting your other hard drives and reconnecting the xp drive to the original IDE? If you do this, you need to restore your boot manager. Boot into linux and type lilo -u to uninstall it.
  4. There is ranish partition manager. It's free but I've never used it. Mystified has though..
  5. Look at what is being loaded at startup and is continuously running. Maybe you have unneeded servers or services running. Also, as suggested, you can try a different desktop. How about gnome, is it quicker?
  6. Another good tool to have handy is webmin. Install that and you can manage your computer via browser. There are modules for apache, mysql, perl, whatchacallit :)
  7. I think its a quiet option in the /etc/lilo.conf file..
  8. I don't know much about sound boards, but the first thing to do in any case is insure your volume is turned up. Too much work has been done to fix non-existant problems simply because the volume was set at zero :wink:
  9. Can you order the dell without the hibernation partitions nowadays? When I got my Dell 3 years ago, it came with all the Cd's. What happens if you order a dell now (have a friend planning to get one)? Do you get all the Cd's or does Dell just put everything on the restore partition and too bad so sad if you lose that?
  10. Only thing to watch out for is installing linux and making more than a total of 4 primary partitions. One of the partitions should be extended and used to create virtual partitions. The other two things to watch out for after installing linux is using a windows disk manager or partition manager or using a boot manager such as Partition Magic or System Commander. In either case, you run the risk of damaging your partition table. Better to just use the linux diskdrake application as much as possible.
  11. if you go to the sun java discussion groups for newbies, you will find some interesting discussions on all of the IDE's offered for Java.
  12. All you had to do was.. 0. Log in as root. 1. Delete the user. 2. Locate the group named after the user and delete that as well. 3. Delete the user's folder. 4. Create the user You can use userdrake for the entire process. Deleting your entire system was not the way to go... (unless you had other reasons on your mind :) )
  13. Could you be at init level 3 instead of 5?
  14. Don't forget about video survellence.. you would be surprised what people will do to pursue this...
  15. As I said in my previous post, you may need to be root. So do this.. su type your root password make install Should work... let us know if it doesn't :)
  16. You are better off spending some time focusing on learning the console. It's not hard and learn a few things is worth it. There are tutorials all over. If you have ever seen DOS, the console is like that but extremely sophisticated in comparision. So open a console, cd ~/whereveryouputthefile less README Less will let you read the file and scroll up and down. Hit letter Q to quit less. ./configure make make install In the last step, you may need to be root to make it work. If so.. type su and then your root password. Try make install again. Pay attention to error messages. When done, you can type exit to leave su and then exit again to close the console. Or just close the window. Just so you know, Mandrake Linux does have installers. The method you are using deals with taking the raw source code and building the executable. Learn about rpm files to deal with installers.
  17. There ya are! http://www.2600.com/ If you have a local borders they often have the mag. It's ok though. Some of the hacks are kinda fantasy or very short on info. On the other hand I'm not the one taking the risks :wink:
  18. Just on a side note, make sure you have the latest upgrades for your version of the OS. There have been lots of updates to CDRECORD and other related system resources.
  19. You are welcome! Just happened to know that one :)
  20. you've been reading too much 2600, haven't you? :P
  21. Go to /etc/hosts file and add an entry for your computer based on your computer name (same one you gave when you installed)
  22. This is good too.. http://www.mandrakeuser.org/docs/index.html
  23. You can also add options for gid=somenum or uid=somenum to change the owner..
  24. Also, if you are planning to wipe the drive, I still say you should uninstall linux, and then see if you can access windows. It might clean itself up :) You can go to www.partimage.org to download a bootable CD that allows you to make a compressed ghost image of any partition. Use it to ghost your win98 and see if you can burn it to CD (not sure of size of your partition). Then uninstall linux and fdisk /mbr and see if you can access windows. If so, reinstall linux in expert mode. If not, you can just go ahead and wipe the drive and create a fat32 partition. Then restore from the win98 backup. If you can't backup the win98, you will just have to reinstall win98 from scratch. However, afterwards, you can use partimage to make a backup (since you will have the hard drive space for it). Try to get win98 totally setup with any customized settings.
  25. Try this first.. 1. Insert mandrake cd1. 2. Boot your computer. 3. Hit F1 for options. 4. type rescue at the prompt. At this point you should get a GUI menu that has some options. 5. Select the option that mounts your partitions. 6. Select the option that allows you to go the console. 7. Type chroot /mnt Has all of this worked? If so, you have a linux system and just need to figure out your graphic monitor situation. Let us know how you made out?
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