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Everything posted by Cannonfodder

  1. should learn about classes from the get go.. IMHO
  2. Here is a FAQ on how to change the hostname with MCC. It was written a few versions back so let me know if it is out of date.. http://www.mandrakeusers.org/index.php?showtopic=5083
  3. From slashdot.org http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/07/1...&tid=188&tid=97 timekillerj writes "Turbolinux launched a new version of it's Linux distribution today. The key feature is the first commercial DVD player, provided by Cyberlink. PowerDVD for Linux supports menu navigation, Dolby Digital sound, subtitles, and more."
  4. I don't have my linux system handy so I can't tell you, did you use the following options when copying? Supposely they preserver the permissions settings.. cp -pax <source> <dest>
  5. Use the following command cp -pax <source> <destination> (like Aussie John said) The -pax insures that everything is copied verbatam. Try doing a man cp and read about each option (just for fun :) )
  6. Does anyone know of a tool or something I can put on my web sever (rented but have cpanel access) for unzipping and zipping files? I want to be able to send a zip and have it uncompress or compress a folder and obtain it? Trying to speed up the upload/download of a large number of small files.. ideas? [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  7. First off, clarify for me where your fat32 partition is located. Is it hda3 or hda8?
  8. You might just need to install the windows codecs. Check the mplayer website, they are on there, luck!
  9. Also, do some searching on the terms lilo.conf or /etc/lilo and see other examples
  10. You will have to type cd /etc first and the backup file will go to the current directory /etc. It's just like a file copy in DOS. root=/dev/hda map=/boot/map VGA=NORMAL # Add line to set the resolution for the booting screen default="linux-i686-up-4GB" # This matches the label for the entry you want as default keytable=/boot/us.klt PROMPT # Add line to ask Lilo to prompt the booting screen nowarn TIMEOUT=100 # Add line to force a delay before Lilo loads the default system ( Linux ) message=/boot/message menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw # # first entry starts with image. Note that the label matches the line above? image=/boot/vmlinuz-i686-up-4GB label="linux-i686-up-4GB" root=/dev/hda5 initrd=/boot/initrd-i686-up-4GB.img append="devfs=mount acpi=ht splash=silent" read-only # # second entry is your windows OS other=/dev/hda1 label="windows" table=/dev/hda # # Another windows? other=/dev/hdb1 label="windows2" table=/dev/hdb map-drive=0x80 to=0x81 map-drive=0x81 to=0x80
  11. If you are "planning" to remove Mandrake, then you can try this.. (easy way).. 1. Boot into Mandrake as you normally do. 2. Open a console (terminal?) 3. Type SU and enter followed by the root password. 4. Now type lilo -U -U means to uninstall lilo and restore the previous boot loader. Then.. 5. Reboot 6. Boot into the Mandrake CD1. Start the installation just as you did the first time (trust me ;) ) 7. When you get to the screen where you can select Custom Partitioning, select Custom. 8. Use the tools to delete the linux partitions that were made. Be careful not to delete your windows partitions. Basically, the beginning of the hard drive has a sector that contains information on where the LILO or boot program is located. In this case, the sector (called the Master Boot Record) points to your linux root partition. When you deleted the partition before with out uninstalling lilo, it pointed to nothing and just hangs up. By uninstalling lilo, you restore the master boot record to its prior configuration which points to the first partition on the hard drive (contains windows).
  12. Maybe you just have to understand Japenese Psychology?
  13. Depending on what you are trying to do with the file, try using the tab feature to allow Linux to auto-complete the file name.. e.g. vi /etc/lilo<hit tab here> should autocomplete to lilo.conf or display multiple matches..
  14. If you haven't already, go read the install instructions on the mplayer site. It tells you exactly what you need in order to make mplayer work..
  15. Or if you like, you can make a backup of the file and then remove the lines. I've rarely if ever needed those other kernels.. cp lilo.conf lilo.bkup
  16. It's a thought.. Something like Mac Linux Forum? supports Mandrake linux and or bsd or Mac OS X?
  17. I have taken all of my CD's (lots!) and burned them to individual ISO files on my hard drive. Whenever I need one, I just mount it and use it. THe only exception is the window's boot of course.. although you could possible get away with that too..
  18. Oh you are unpacking to a fat32? Make sure you unpack to a volume that supports permissions besides read/write. Also, make sure you have permissions to use the volume you are unpacking too.
  19. That would be me.. my first real computer language was Pascal and I now write OOPS applications in Foxpro and some other lanuguages (visual basic). Learning how to program OOPS is defininately a must. I don't just say this to parrot others but have learn from experience. I remember going through the shift and while it was difficult, it clicked into place one day. One big thing to remember is that objects are event driven. Each event is a method (like a procedure) in an object. The object has properties like variables. The methods have variables inside of them as well (local variables). The objects are executed using an event framework. E.g. I click on a button and the button (an object) CLICK() event (a method called click) takes off. The CLICK() event has code that calls the FORM.RELEASE() event. This event closes and releases the button's window. The button itself exists separately from everything else as does the form. But you can join them or have underlying sub-classes (objects) that they share. E.g. Dog and Man have noses (underlying object nose). It actually makes life easier because you can narrow your focus down to designing a class to do something and only worry about that class. Once it does what you want it to do, then yoiu can use that class anywhere. It's actually fun :) I suspect you have not had a real life project to work with using classes and as a result find it hard to learn. Take a class or write some software.. Python is definitely a good language to learn..
  20. Another way to go about it is to get a Object Orientated Programming book with C++. Either one book or both. The Black books are used to provide 'how-to" info rather than a structured learning approach (I think we are talking about the same thing). You might want to learn Visual Net C++ instead. There is a crossplatform version of it called Mono. It's been developed by Ximian. Do a google to find.. One of the Linux mags out this month has an article on how to write a web blog with mono..
  21. I got it fine.. From: http://www.kde-look.org/content/files/1065...beClock.tar.bz2 To: C:\Documents and Settings\mryan\Desktop\10657-TubeClock.tar.bz2 Size: 325 KB (332,161 bytes) Transferred: 325 KB (332,161 bytes) See if your download is the right size. If not, try a different browser to download.. help you isolate the problem..
  22. Can you post some examples (images) of what is happening?
  23. It should work.. just do what you said you were going to do. use cp -pax to copy everything from one to another and boot off a CD to do the copying.. Then leave the original alone until you have proven the new root is booting correctly.. That's all I can think of :)
  24. http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?...tid=156&tid=187 Discusses M$ changes in policy for develepers involved in embedded devices..
  25. Spend some time reading in here.. http://mandrakeusers.com/docs/index-2.html and also see our forum on Weblinks http://www.mandrakeusers.org/index.php?showforum=35
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