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  1. here is what I have as root: mcc: command not found Also, I have all the mirrors configured and I can't find mcc on them! Does it have a specific name other than mcc-xxx.rpm? or is it part of drakxtools?
  2. Hi guys, I have just installed Mandriva 2006 Free Edition from the Mini Cd and I don't have mcc installed!! Even worse, I can't find it! Mayve it has been renamed or has a name I am not expecting but i do not know right now. Could anyone help. Thanks.
  3. I have solved the issue (at least partially). The directory was not writable to all users whatever was written in fstab, so i had to change the permissions manually. But my USB-harddrive is self-powered (I have no problems whatsoever with my externally powered USB harddrive) and that might be the problem (it uses two USB ports, one for connection, one for alimentation. Any thoughts? BTW, I am working on a laptop.
  4. I think I have a problem with the version of HAL I have installed, since this is the first time it has happened to me with Mandriva 2005LE Here is the message I get if i try to fstab-sync: libhal.c 644 : Error connecting to system bus: Failed to connect to socket /var/run/dbus/system_dbus_socket: No such file or directory Segmentation fault Hmm, not good hey? :D
  5. Hi, does anyone know how to share folders that are not in the home directory as a regular user in samba (or do you have to be root?), because i find this rather limiting. Thanks.
  6. Hi everybody, I have installed a fresh Mandriva 2005LE and I have a bit of a problem with my external USB harddrive. If i am not logged in as root, i can not write anything to it. I have tried it with firefox, openoffice2.0 and konqueror, and only firefox still doesn't want to write to my USB disk when root. I have tried to write to my other FAT partitions as a regular user, and it works. I have a correct setup in MCC and fstab i believe, so i don't know what is going on. I have provided screenshots of the problem. Thanks for your help.
  7. I get this error message when trying to launch Mestrec.exe, an NMR processing program: Loading required GL library /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so.1.2 fixme:process:SetProcessWorkingSetSize (0xffffffff,-1,-1): stub - harmless fixme:ole:CoRegisterMessageFilter stub fixme:sync:CreateMailslotW (L"\\\\.\\mailslot\\server\\00010026",0,-1,(nil)): stub err:ole:register_ifstub couldn't get IPSFactory buffer for interface {00000131-0000-0000-c000-000000000046} fixme:ole:OLEPictureImpl_Load Stat failed with hres 80004001 wine: Unhandled exception (thread 0009), starting debugger... err:seh:start_debugger Couldn't start debugger ("winedbg --debugmsg -all 8 156") (2) Read the Wine Developers Guide on how to set up winedbg or another debugger I also get this when trying it with a newer version of the program. Loading required GL library /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so.1.2 /usr/bin/wine: line 197: 20275 Bus error ${true_binary} $opts $dash "$exe" Any idea what it means? Thanks.
  8. Hi all, I have a question regarding browsing windows networks in konqueror. What does the "smb:/" argument refers to? And is it possible to symlink it as a more user friendly "windows_networks"? [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  9. I changed the settings in the "xine engines parameters ..." audio tab and everything seem to be fine now for kaffeine, I have given up on totem since kaffeine is much more versatile.
  10. Thanks Phantom! That might just be it! I also have eth0 and wlan0. Although i do not start them at boot, wlan0 (at least, as indicated by the little blue light) is started once boot is complete. I'll shutdown eth0 and tell you about it. Cheers.
  11. I have tried to log out and log in again, but it did not seem to work, at least not fully since i ended up with about 250MB of RAM occupied. Anyway, xfce seems to work really well, plus i really like some of the panel plugins you can put (like the system and memory monitors for instance and the mini CLI). Thanks for your thoughts John.
  12. HI all, Yesterday i was trying to watch a DVD wih kaffeine under XFCE 4.2 with ALSA (or OSS?) activated and after kaffeine produced the first sounds (from the first chapter of the DVD), it exited coming to the root menu saying that another application was using the sound system. I had the same problem with totem but then i was able to continue. The DVD I was watching was "The Fellowship of the ring", the special edition. I should also probably add that the DVD is zone 2 and that my laptop has a zone 1 drive. But i tried it under windows with VideoLAN and everything worked perfectly. When i tried it with artsd running, i did not have this problem. Also,using ogle from the command line (I have problem with the gui) i do not have this problem either. Any thoughts?
  13. Hi everybody, I have recently installed Mandriva LE2005, and although i have found it to be much better than 10.1 in many respects, I have one little annoying problem. When I open KDE, the memory used is typicallly 160-180MB (which is fine by me), but after opening a few applications (like kaffeine, openoffice, mplayer, firefox, mozilla, etc...), I find myself with 440MB (which is the maximum on my sytem, a laptop) of memory used after having closed ALL of the above. I do believe that KDE keeps at least one instance of each applicatioon in memory, but even checking that and kill all such processes only gets me down to about 330MB. Now, I have checked in the "KDE control center", in the KDE performance tab that I disabled the "preloading" of apps by setting its value to "0", but still the same problem. I do not have this problem with xfce 4.2, although if i open a KDE application like kaffeine, it stays in memory even after closing it completly!! Now, correct me if i'm wrong, but an app should vanish from RAM as soon as (or at least in a reasonable amount of time after) it is closed. I would not worry too much about it if it did not end up slowing down my system dramatically after 30-45 minutes of use! Cheers. BTW, XFCE rocks!!
  14. This didn't seem to work for me, so I have written a little script (in two parts) that takes care of the business and I have deactivated wlan0 on boot, which leads to much shorter boot times. Everything is working fine this way. I will post the scripts latter. Thanks for the help guys.
  15. Hi everybody, I have an HP Zv5000 series laptop with a Broadcom wireless card. Everything works fine, wlan0 is found at boot and started up, BUT, it can not determine the IP address from the router. I have traced the problem to the type of key. Mandrake blindly sets the key to "restricted" when I need "open". Once I set it to open (once the system is booted up), I can then run "dhclient wlan0" and everything works great. NOTE: When the type of key is wrong, the essid is not set correctly, but when the type of key is ok, then the essid is fine. My question is, is there a way to have that done automatically (wlan0 loses the "open" status after each reboot") that would not involve having to write a script (which i know how to do) and setting sudo permissions for iwconfig and dhclient? And if that is the only way (or the easier way), how do i get my script to be run at boot time? Cheers.
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