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  1. Thank you for your help. No one had loged in. However, I have deleted the MPI user and changed the pass word on my user. Should I change the root pass word and if so how? Hopeful
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    floppy mount

    Hi I have just re-installed Mandrake 10.1 official on a harddrive and cannot mount my floppy drive. I have tried it under control centre and it says it is done but when I click the icon Kconquer comes up but reads nothing in the drive when there is a floppy in there? I have tried added device but when the icon is clicked I get a message that nothing is mounted. I have gone back to contral centre but the different questions in the mount point floppy drive do not mean anything to me. Can someone help, Please? hopeful
  3. Hi :o I updated with urpmi auto-update last night, and when I booted up this morning I found a new account in the login window. The user is called MPI and I can access it using my password (the desktop I got up was the same as the one when you initially install Mandrake)!!! I am not at all sure what was updated last night, though I did see a lot of mention of something called noarch, I think, and pearl appeared in a lot of lines. Does anyone have any idea of what has happend. whether it is something I should be very worried about, and is my machine safe to use? Why has this user account been set up? I am facinated to know what has happened, it is not everyday you get a mysterious user appear on one's machine? yours Hopeful.
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    speedtouch

    Hi I am having a problem reinstalling my speedtouch 330. I accidently destroyed my installation. However, I have reinstalled before with no problem. This time it is different I have installed all the right software and firmware(rev4fw copied into the right place), edited speedtouchconf.sh. but when I ./speedtouchconf.sh if goes through the process of installing the software but I get this message The modem lights should start flashing for approx. 60 seconds... Wed Feb 23 22:48:22 GMT 2005 The modem_run command failed (code 240) modem_run results: Unable to locate firmware If you have a silver modem, make sure you're using rev4fw.zip http://speedtouchconf.sourceforge.net/rev4fw.zip FAILED because of modem_run error 240 This is most puzzling. Can anyone help me out please :unsure:
  5. Hi This is not the usual question about installing speedtouch, but rather I have had it installed and working but today it would not connect to the internet and one of the green lights (the right one looking at it from the front) constantly flashed. I tried to re-install the speedtouch software and everything loaded. When I ran speedtouchconf.sh it gave a message which said that that it need root permission to run and that there was a modem_run error 255. The same thing happened a couple of days ago and rebooting did the trick but this time it has not worked. Any ideas? Hopeful
  6. Hi Aussie John A day ! more like several. I agree with the need to reinstall, but I am a bit hesitant because of having to reinstall my speedtocuh. I have done it once and have the instructions, it is just a matter of time. I think the big mistake I made was with the NVIDIA driver install. The irony is that it made no real difference to the quality of my monitor and I do not play 3d games. But any advice on installing them would be welcome. I have to say that I have been going through a very step learning curve and I am now able to do things I never thought I would. So it has not been a negative expereince. Thanks for your help Hopeful
  7. Hi Ixthusdan I am not logging in as root, but as user.
  8. Hi Aussiejohn I tried kcontrol and got the following message [otto@localhost otto]$ kcontrol Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0". Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0". kdecore (KIconLoader): WARNING: Icon directory /usr/share/icons/kids/ group not valid. kcontrol: WARNING: No K menu group with X-KDE-BaseGroup=settings found ! Defaulting to Settings/ [otto@localhost otto]$ KCrash: Application 'kcontrol' crashing... Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0". Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0". kdecore (KIconLoader): WARNING: Icon directory /usr/share/icons/kids/ group not valid. Is this any help? Cheers Hopeful
  9. Hi Ixthusdan and AussieJohn Thanks for the advice it worked a treat Now to the next step all the crash messages I get. These are along the lines "the application unknown (usually K something ge kmix etc) crashed adn caused signal 11 *SIGSEGV). I have been getting these since I either installed How to, into the menu or updated myfiles. I have also not been able to configure KDE with LookandFeel because System no longer appears in Menu. Anyway thanks for the help, it is great to be able to use Windowmaker again. happy hopeful
  10. Hi spiedra I have done as you instructed but it has not changed things, I still have to login at console!!
  11. Hi Ixthusdan I have done that. The Nvidia splash no longer comes up. I presume I am still meant to be in init 3. What now? Confused
  12. Dear Ixthusdan Thank you for the reply. I have tried to do what you say but I cannot work out what to change in the XFConfig file. Where will I find the driver to change? I fully agree with one step at a time. Hopeful
  13. Hi I have installed 10 official set everything up and a few days ago I updated everything with control centre update software. Ever since I have numerous crash messages coming up re Kconquer etc and I have lost system out of the menu, I have also become stuck in init 3 -though this may have happened when I installed the Nvidia drivers. The installation works but I cannot login as gnome etc and I would like to be able to get System back so I can configure desktop etc. Any ideas? Confused
  14. Hi I am not sure if this is the right place for this question but I have installed the Nvidia drivers -I have TNT2- and then ran glxgears to test it and got the following message: xlib: extension “GLX” missing on display “:0.0” Error: couldn't get an RGB, Double-buffered visual What does it mean and what should I do? Hopeful
  15. Hi I have installed the Nvidia drivers (i think? there is not Nviidia splash screen) but since doing it I have become stuck in init 3. How do I get back to loggining in in init 5? I would like to be able to get back into gnome and windowmaker. I am also getting a lot of crash messages about Kconquer crashing etc. I am running on 800 600 85hz, using the drivers for a Mag innovision D154, but I am not sure if this is the right model because I cannot find any specs on my Mag innovision monitor. I have not installed the windows fonts yet. I also cannot check the anti-alias becaseu I have lost the ability to confiigure my desktop. In KDE I changed the menu so the how to's would be in it and since I have lost the ability to configure the desktop, no system in the menu and nothing in the control centre. It is all a bit of a mess really and I cannot work out if it is due installling the Nvidia drivers or the recent updating and changing of the menu I have done. HELP yours Hopeful
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