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  1. Cool. Thanks! I'll try them out on Friday, when I'll finally get a day off work. :D
  2. My speakers are connected to my subwoofer and the sub is connected to my PC. The speakers work just fine under Win2K and XP.
  3. I was using both browsers earlier today to compare them. I was looking at the same page through both browsers and noticed that Konqueror displayed images and links that Firefox didn't. I also had some trouble with Firefox last night. I was trying to upload pictures to ebay on my Win2K machine using Firefox and for some reason, it wouldn't upload them, so I had to use IE to do it instead. Firefox also had a rougher looking interface and didn't even display some of the options I had on ebay. I noticed that when I switched over to IE. Anyway, I'm trying to find a good browser for Mandrake which brings me to my question...why do the browsers display things so differently? Firefox enlarges fonts and hides links and images, while Konqueror has a nicer interface, but reduces font on webpages to the point you need glasses to read it.
  4. Is this the only page you're having this problem with? Are you trying to access it at a time when network utilization may be high? I just tried it and was able to get to it with no problem.
  5. If ifconfig wasn't available, how would you get your IP information? (MAC address, IP address, etc) Is there another command available?
  6. I am also neither a "MS basher" or "penguin hater", but I think MS is getting a bad wrap here. Everyone keeps saying that upgrades or installations, or virtually anything to do with Windows results in crashes or problems. I've built 5 computers by hand, all running different versions of Windows (98, 2000, and XP) and never had any problems. As far as adding new hardware or drivers, no problems there either. I've seen my Windows 2000 system crash a few times, but that's because my RAM went bad. After I replaced it, all was good. I've just recently started using Mandrake Linux, and I like it, but my experience with it has been lukewarm so far. I had to install twice just to get it running and once it was installed, I found out I had to get several updates to get some of the software working (GAIM, Kopete). Sometimes it locks up multiple times during the boot process and I have to keep hard restarting until I can get to the login screen. It took me two days to get K3b to work. I've had less trouble and frustration in the 7 years of using Windows than the 2 weeks of using Linux. True, Windows has its flaws, but so does any version of Linux. When I read that Mandrake is supposed to be the most hardware compatible distro, I shudder to think what the other ones must be like! :D I like Mandrake Linux very much and hope to one day be able to completely migrate over to Linux, but until then I will have to have my Windows crutch close by.
  7. that only works for ADSL, not for for cable (with my isp anyway) I have cable and it works for me. It should work that way for everyone unless your ISP tracks the MAC addresses of all machines connected to your network.
  8. Ok, I've tried Kmix and Alsamixer. I've made sure every channel is unmuted and turned up the 3D channels all the way. Still, sound only comes from the front two speakers. I also noticed that if I turn the bass up, it does not come through the subwoofer. Instead, it tries to force it to the front speakers, causing distortion. Does anyone have a Soundblaster Audigy card with a 4.1 or 5.1 speaker setup? If so, how do you get sound through all your speakers? I am perplexed by this mystery.
  9. I'm having the same problem. I can hear music stored on my hard drive, but if I put a CD in, it seems to play, but there is no sound.
  10. I've had this same problem before. Sometimes when I boot Mandrake, it will just hang at the new hardware detection phase. I had this problem just a few days ago and had to hard restart the system 4 times before it finally made it to the login prompt. It's really annoying.
  11. Did you solve your problem yet? I had the same problem with K3b....it wouldn't launch from the start menu either. I had to launch it from the run command. I restarted the machine and it started working again.
  12. I was wondering how to do this same thing. Thanks Rudiz!!! :D
  13. Are you talking to me, Arctic? If so, my problem has already been solved. (see above) After I restarted my machine after a couple days of making changes, and several hard restarts till I finally got to the login prompt, it started working. Strange.
  14. Where can I get grip or Kaudiocreator?
  15. Nevermind. I figured it out. For some reason, the "load graphical interface" boot option was turned off in autologin under the Boot section of MCC. I don't know how that happened though.
  16. For some reason unknown to me, Mandrake has decided to switch to the text based login screen. Every time I restart the system, this happens and I have to log in and type startx to load the GUI. It was loading the GUI login screen until this afternoon. How do I set Mandrake to load the GUI login screen? [moved from Everything Linux by spinynorman]
  17. What program do you guys use to rip audio CDs into mp3 format? I'm guessing K3b can't do that?
  18. What did you have to do to get yours working?
  19. Now it works for some strange reason. I'm thinking it may be because I never restarted my machine after making change k3b, adding a group and then users to the group, removing k3b, adding it, removing it, adding it, etc. My computer locked up, so I had to restart. After the computer freezing during bootup 4 times, I was finally able to get to the login screen on the 5th hard restart. I logged in, tried burning a data cd with k3b and it worked. Then I burned an audio cd and it worked too. WTF??? Is this all because I never restarted my machine after I created the cd_burning group?? I thought Linux didn't require restarts after every little change you make (like Windows)??
  20. I reinstalled the original version and it still doesn't work. AHHHHHHHH!!!! This is what comes up in the debugging log after the failure. Error trying to open /dev/ide/host2/bus1/target0/lun0/cd exclusively (Device or resource busy)... retrying in 1 second. Error trying to open /dev/ide/host2/bus1/target0/lun0/cd exclusively (Device or resource busy)... retrying in 1 second. Error trying to open /dev/ide/host2/bus1/target0/lun0/cd exclusively (Device or resource busy)... retrying in 1 second. Error trying to open /dev/ide/host2/bus1/target0/lun0/cd exclusively (Device or resource busy)... retrying in 1 second. Error trying to open /dev/ide/host2/bus1/target0/lun0/cd exclusively (Device or resource busy)... retrying in 1 second. Error trying to open /dev/ide/host2/bus1/target0/lun0/cd exclusively (Device or resource busy)... retrying in 1 second. Error trying to open /dev/ide/host2/bus1/target0/lun0/cd exclusively (Device or resource busy)... retrying in 1 second. Error trying to open /dev/ide/host2/bus1/target0/lun0/cd exclusively (Device or resource busy)... retrying in 1 second. Error trying to open /dev/ide/host2/bus1/target0/lun0/cd exclusively (Device or resource busy)... retrying in 1 second. Error trying to open /dev/ide/host2/bus1/target0/lun0/cd exclusively (Device or resource busy)... retrying in 1 second. /usr/bin/cdrecord: Device or resource busy. Cannot open '/dev/ide/host2/bus1/target0/lun0/cd'. Cannot open SCSI driver. /usr/bin/cdrecord: For possible targets try 'cdrecord -scanbus'. Make sure you are root. /usr/bin/cdrecord: For possible transport specifiers try 'cdrecord dev=help'. Why would the burner be busy? EDIT: I saw this same problem and here's what someone suggested. You should probably use dev=ATAPI:0,0,0 If you don't have SCSI drive Code: cdrecord -v -eject speed=8 dev=ATAPI:0,0,0 FC2-i386-rescuecd.iso And the reply was "Thanks. Now it works like a new BMW". Could this be what is wrong?
  21. As far as the group thing goes, I created a group called cd_burning and added myself, my wife, and root as members. Then I went into k3b setup and checked the box to use the cd_burning group. That didn't fix anything. I can't even burn if I log in as root. Now for the songs...yes they are in mp3 format. However, I've tried burning numerous data CDs and they fail as well. K3b seems to detect my burner just fine. It sees it as a TDKCDRW5200B, which it is and it sees that it has a maximum speed of 52X. This is what is displayed on the screen after I tell K3b to burn something: Writing image file to /temp/kde-kevin K3b data project.iso Image successfully created in /temp/kde-kevin K3b data project.iso Using cdrecord 2.1a27 - dvd Starting DAO writing at 52X X cdrecord returned an unknown error (code 255) X unknown error 255 X Please send me an email with the last output removed imaged file /tem/kde-kevin K3b data project.iso I don't think my particular burner supports the DAO type writing. I supports TAO, SAO, SAO/R16, RAW/R96P and RAW/R96R. However, I've already tried those also and that didn't work either. I'm hitting a brick wall here. Also, I can no longer enter K3b setup. I removed the version of k3b from my computer and downloaded the latest version from the k3b site. Ever since, I can't go into k3b setup. When I click on it, nothing happens, as if the button weren't even there. THIS JUST IN: I also have Mandrake 10.0 installed on my laptop. I tried burning a data cd using the original version of k3b and it worked just fine. I don't understand. Why would my TDK not work?
  22. This is what's in the file. I didn't see that line anywhere. # File generated by DrakX/drakboot # WARNING: do not forget to run lilo after modifying this file boot=/dev/hde map=/boot/map default="linux" keytable=/boot/us.klt prompt nowarn timeout=100 message=/boot/message menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw disk=/dev/hde bios=0x80 disk=/dev/hdh bios=0x81 image=/boot/vmlinuz label="linux" root=/dev/hde1 initrd=/boot/initrd.img append="devfs=mount acpi=ht splash=silent" vga=788 read-only image=/boot/vmlinuz label="linux-nonfb" root=/dev/hde1 initrd=/boot/initrd.img append="devfs=mount acpi=ht" read-only image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.3-7mdk label="263-7" root=/dev/hde1 initrd=/boot/initrd-2.6.3-7mdk.img append="devfs=mount acpi=ht splash=silent" read-only image=/boot/vmlinuz label="failsafe" root=/dev/hde1 initrd=/boot/initrd.img append="failsafe acpi=ht devfs=nomount" read-only other=/dev/hdh1 label="windows" table=/dev/hdh map-drive=0x80 to=0x81 map-drive=0x81 to=0x80 other=/dev/fd0 label="floppy" unsafe
  23. Well, it still doesn't work. I tried burning as root and that didn't work. I tried uninstalling k3b and then reinstalling it and that didn't work. The burn process fails every time. The burner still doesn't seem to initialize. Here is what the debugging log said: /usr/bin/cdrecord: Device or resource busy. Cannot open '/dev/ide/host2/bus1/target0/lun0/cd'. Cannot open SCSI driver. /usr/bin/cdrecord: For possible targets try 'cdrecord -scanbus'. Make sure you are root. /usr/bin/cdrecord: For possible transport specifiers try 'cdrecord dev=help'. Cdrecord-Clone 2.01a27-dvd (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright © 1995-2004 Jörg Schilling Note: This version is an unofficial (modified) version with DVD support Note: and therefore may have bugs that are not present in the original. Note: Please send bug reports or support requests to <warly@mandrakesoft.com>. Note: The author of cdrecord should not be bothered with problems in this version. TOC Type: 1 = CD-ROM cdrecord comand: ----------------------- /usr/bin/cdrecord -v gracetime=2 dev=/dev/ide/host2/bus1/target0/lun0/cd speed=52 -dao driveropts=burnfree -eject -data /tmp/kde-kevin/k3b_0.iso So I have a bad version? What version do you guys have?
  24. Oh, I've already been in the advanced section and there's nothing in it concerning surround sound. Is there not a speaker setup tool where you can tell Mandrake how many speakers you have?
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