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  1. It's not clear to me what you want exactly, but urpmi will solve dependencies for you. man urpmi for more info - read also on urpme, urpmf and urpmq
  2. Please, don't use rpm -i to install, use urpmi or doubleclick the rpm - that way dependencies get solved properly. What does which skype tell you?
  3. Brand and exact model number of USB wifi stick please! And maybe lspci or lshw info for the device! Thanks :)
  4. Jon - did the overload lead to your head what your user icon seems to be showing? :P
  5. Could you please open a topic about it? I do want to see it discussed! Just not here... Besides, it would help me for the final part of my review! Hmm, maybe a poll is in order. Pm me if you don't want to open a topic and want me to do it... Aargh! Now I've hijacked this topic and taken it away - apologies to hanes!! Alright - let's continue on the flash tutorial. Who knows what happened to Linux flash editors? Which ones are there? Whatabout open source players, glpflash? Does hanes' tutorial work with them?
  6. Solarian, please stick to the topic. Open your own topic about xorg.cvs crap decisions - I'd like to give some feedback, but _refuse_ to do it here (if you have such a topic, pm me where to find it pls). There's more perspective to things, as usual, and I'm not saying you're wrong, just that you're in the wrong topic. This happens to my topics too, and it annoys me to no end. This topic is about hanes' work, not about Mandriva 2006 and problems with xorg. For more comments about the actual install tutorial of hanes, keep 'em coming. Anything else - elsewhere please. Plenty of space on this board. So, on topic: /home is a must, not an option. /tmp, /var and such are optional partitions. The voice gets good after some time, so in the beginning you're just not talking into the mic. Good native Linux flash editor? Nah, don't think so. There are some, forgot the names, so please use the friendly search. Linux/open source people tend not to like flash too much...
  7. I think this is the standard way, for instance on a Mandriva 2006-64 system, to have flashplayer work: use the firefox 32-bit executable and associated libs. You should be able to find info on that here and/or on the official mandriva club forums.
  8. Ah, so you're not talking about a translation of this review, but the installation and config pages?
  9. It should be possible to run 32 bit applications on a 64 bit OS, you would need all necessary libs, but to dualboot should not be necessary at all. I don't have a 64 system yet, so I don't know how to do this - don't you have /lib64 instead of /lib or so??
  10. Quick boot just skips some mem checks - it would surprise me if this equates to what PnP OS does in other systems...
  11. And make sure there's no # at the start of the line..
  12. *Bump* BTW, Mods, maybe this one should go into "hardware"..? More eyes, more traffic, faster solution? Gul Dukat, is there any special reason to run in i586 mode?
  13. Gul Dukat, hoi, en ... misschien - denk je dat er vraag naar is? Translation: maybe, do you think there's a demand?
  14. or you can remove it from the command line: urpme kat Bijdeweg, Gul Dukat, jij hier? :P
  15. Ken, make sure you don't use kmix if your laptop audio has no hardware mixing - this puts my PIII650MHz laptop at around 20% constantly - but this was the same in Mdv05LE...
  16. Hi michaelcole, glad you liked it! Welcome to the board! And: enjoy Linux!
  17. Yeah, like that broken hd's sometimes slowly go the way of the dodo, and it's never too early to work on backups... :P (My bro had similar experiences.... it sucks, I know..)
  18. the command to view a file should be: gs -sDEVICE=x11 [filename.ps] and to just start the program with an output window: gs -sDEVICE=x11 enjoy Linux, Rob Darn, too late!! :D
  19. If I read man ps (you can use konqueror with man:ps as url) I get the impression that there's no window to display anything; the device has to be properly defined; not sure how to get output into a window...
  20. kat cannot be disabled, allthough it looks like it can. The only way to solve it is this: urpme kat nothing else will do, but that does the job fine. mark62, if you're not going to tell what went wrong, you might as well tell nothing at all. It's fine if Mdv doesn't work for you, and it's great if you want to get that off your chest, but for all we know, you just wasted your 20 hours because you missed something essential. Maybe you're clueless. Maybe you're not. Maybe Mdv 2006 is really crap. Maybe I have it working on 3 systems and it works fine, minus some small things. Well, not maybe - it's a fact. Some colleagues of mine are using it, I'm getting very positive feedback, most of them love it. Ah well...
  21. As long as we're comparing distro's, I find it interesting to see that everyone has one that they found (more) disastrous compared to others. Me, I started using Mdk somewhere around 8.0 and after 8.2 I decided to put my money where my mouth is. It's never been catastrophic, and each new release brought enough to the table for me to move to it. Then again, I'm not the type to give up - to me there's no real alternative to Linux (well, BSD maybe), so I just have to make it work. And so I do. Even with missing drivers, which was the worst for me, imagine no ir remote control!! And I've seen enough of Linux to know that to me, it actually makes little difference which version I'd use, I'm quite certain that by now I could build my own if I really wanted to and had the time. Since I don't have the time, I stick with something easy to use, and if you see how short my config page has become with mdv2006 you see why I like it - I doubt that any other Linux would make my 'to configure' list shorter than it is now.
  22. it's /var/log/Xorg.* note the * at the end. This file is the log of the graphical server. When you did telinit 3 where did you do it? I thought you had no graphics, so I thought you would already be on the text login/console...??
  23. You better know it! Anyway, glad things now work ok for you, and good that you learnt something new. Enjoy Linux!
  24. Actually, Linux doesn't want anything. It's obediently doing exactly as it's told, as far as it can do so. So maybe the question is: what do you want Linux to be, and how far are you prepared to go to make that happen? After all, it is Free Software. The further you go from the currently directly available options, the more effort you'll have to put in. For instance, if you want it to be a drop-in replacement of Windows, which it's currently not, you'll have to put in some effort. Or, you can investigate what functions it can fulfil for you today. Or, you can run it on some uncommon processor and build a very low power home theatre system (I just recently saw a mini-itx box where the main chip had hardware decoding for mpeg and such - power consumption ~5W, and same functionality as these small VIA based systems; not even a heatsink...). "Ask not what Linux wants to be, ask what you want it to be for you!"
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