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  1. I still haven't been able to find any info on fixing this problem anywhere. Am I the only one with this problem? Maybe I should try reinstalling Thunderbird?
  2. Thanks for the replies, It is not copyrighted or protected. I was able to save to a linux partition. Is there any way to fix this problem and enable acroread to save to a FAT partition? Thanks, Cmus
  3. sorry, but I don't speak German. Can someone translate that page? Thanks...
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    Try adding mplayer-plugin from urpmi, it worked for me..
  5. Hi - I am having trouble with Adobe Reader 7.0. I can open and view PDFs fine with this program, but if I attempt to save a copy of the file I am viewing I get an error message that says: Not super user. I am not trying to save to a directory that has root-only permissions, so I don't understand why I would get this error. Any help is appreciated... Cmus
  6. Hi, I am using Thunderbird 1.0.2 and can not open e-mail attachments. When I receive a message with an attachment, the attachment appears in the attachment pane. If I right click on it I get the options to open, save, or save all. If I select open, nothing at all happens. I am able to select save and then save the attachment to some other location on my computer and open it from there. Is there a setting I must choose somewhere to fix this? It is happening with all types of attachments from PDFs to OpenOffice docs. Any Help is appreciated.... cmus
  7. Anyone experienced this problem? In 2005LE, after I install software via urpmi, my applications menu stops working. If I click on it, sometimes it opens with extremely shortened lists of programs or it doesn't open at all. I must log off GNOME and log back on or else restart the system for the menu to work properly. Thanks in advance, Cmus
  8. Thanks for your help, It seems the rpm I got from the USC urpmi mirror is broken. It is version 3.5 or something like that. I got a newer one from freshmeat (4.8) which worked straight away. Hope this post helps someone else...
  9. When I run it from a console, a window opens up that says: "Welcome to the Limewire setup wizard. Limewire will guide you through a series of steps to configure Limewire for optimum performance." But there are no buttons to push for continue or next or anything like that. My only option is to close the window. I think it is a Java problem, but I don't know for sure. Thanks for helping Cmus
  10. Hi, On 2005 LE, I have installed the 2 RPMs j2re-1.5.03-1.101mcnl and limewire-3.5.6-1jpp Limewire will not run. Are these RPMs known to be broken or are there other configurations I need to do? I tried the RPMs because I thought they would eliminate my need to mess with the java installation instructions I have read on this forum and others. Maybe I still have to change something? Thanks for any help... Cmus
  11. Hi, I am using a Dell Inspiron 8100 with Mandrake 10.0. When I close the lid of my laptop and then reopen it I have a wierd problem. The display will come back on but the vertical hold (I'm sure this is the wrong term) is all screwed up. It appears as if the v-hold has moved down so that the screen is split and the top of the screen takes up the bottom half of the display while the bottom of the screen takes up the top of the display. Hope that made sense. Anyone know how to fix this? Aloha
  12. Hi Anyone know if there is an easy way to merge 2 spreadsheets in OpenOffice? I have 2 spreadsheets that are very big. In one of them I have (among other things) population estimates for certain species of fish. In the other one I have dietary habits of some of the fish species from the first spreadsheet. I want to merge the files so that a single spreadsheet will list the species, the population estimate, and the dietary habits in 3 columns next to each other. I can't simply sort them alphabetically and paste in the info from the second spreadsheet because there are multiple entries for some of the population estimates by date. Any help is greatly appreciated... Aloha
  13. Hey thanks everyone for the replies, I guess I will stick with 10.0 until I hear some really serious reason to upgrade. How is this going to affect the availability of software I can obtain through urpmi? I have only ever used 10.0 but I noticed that if you are running a different version of Mandrake, the locations of the ftp sites is different. Do programmers stop building RPMs that will work with older versions after a while? Mahalo, Cmus
  14. I have been running 10.0 on my laptop (Dell Inspiron 8100) for about 6 months now. I have things working very well and have managed to get all the important things I need up and running smoothly. I recently got a new desktop and installed 10.1 on it and it works great too. My question is: should I upgrade my laptop to 10.1, and if so how do I make sure that all of my installed programs and settings remain in place? I have an especially customized setup for my networking and wired/wireless networks as I take the laptop back and forth from home to work often. 10.1 is supposed to handle this type of activity effortlessly. Is it worth the trouble to upgrade? Mahalo, Cmus
  15. Thanks Steve, that worked. Now the next step would be to try to be able to get the links opened from thunderbird to be opened in a new tab within firefox if firefox was already running. Any ideas? Mahalo
  16. I've got the opposite problem. When I clink on html links that come to my inbox in thunderbird, firefox will open up but is only directed to my homepage. I have to copy links out of e-mails into the firefox address bar which is a pain. Is there any way to fix this? Mahalo....
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    Limewire [solved]

    Hi Jas - Could you post exactly what you had to do to set path? I got the same message and don't know how to fix it. Mahalo, cmus
  18. Hi, Support for my sound card was added to the latest release of the alsa driver package, but I can't get it to install on my 10.0 official system. Anyone have any experience with this config? The alsa webpage (http://xoomer.virgilio.it/g_pochini/ea.html) dedicated to this installation mentions various problems with Mandrake and the latest alsa drivers and I have tried to follow their instructions carefully, but still no luck. Any help would be appreciated.... Aloha
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    Free Cable Internet?

    Thanks for all your responses, but I still can't figure out why things are working like this. Now I have set up my other computer and installed Mandrake 10.0 on it but it can not connect to the internet through this cable modem. I have called the cable company to order and pay for service, but in the meantime I have been trying tofigure out my situation. I reset my wireless router and I still can't connect through it - with either computer on any OS. Why is my laptop with Mandrake 10.0 able to connect while the other configs are not? Mahalo...
  20. I just moved to a new apartment and I am trying to get my home network all set up. Just on a whim I decided to plug my old cable modem into the wall socket where the cable comes into the house to see if there was internet service. To my surprise, it worked! However, it only works when I boot to Mandrake 10.0 and connect directly to the modem via ethernet. When I try to connect under Windows I can not get online, and when I connect my wireless router to the cable modem I can't get online under Mandrake or Windows. Is the cable company able to block me from using the pipe when under Windows or when my wireless router is connected? Am I getting free internet because I use Linux? I would really like to get my wireless connection up and running - do I need to call the cable company? Mahalo in advance.... [ Moved to Networking by Darkelve ]
  21. Thanks Gowator, I just deleted the entries for the floppy and hd2 and now everything runs MUCH faster
  22. I have a very frustrating problem, whenever I need to browse to my mounted partitions and external drives that are accessed through a subfolder of /mnt my whole system hangs up for a good minute or two while the application trying to navigate there tries to open the folder. I have tried looking at my /etc/fstab file for some problem, but my newbie eyes might be missing something. Any advice? Mahalo in advance.... here is the contents of my /etc/fstab /dev/hda1 / ext3 noatime 1 1 none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0 /dev/hda6 /home ext3 noatime 1 2 /dev/hdb /mnt/cdrom auto umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec 0 0 /dev/sda /mnt/disk1 auto user,noauto,exec 0 0 /dev/hda7 /mnt/fat32 vfat umask=0 0 0 /dev/hda8 /mnt/fat32b vfat umask=0 0 0 none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,codepage=850 0 0 none /mnt/hd2 supermount dev=/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,kudzu,codepage=850 0 0 /dev/sda2 /mnt/ipod vfat defaults 0 0 none /proc proc defaults 0 0 /dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
  23. Thanks pmpatrick - works great!!!
  24. Arctic - Hotplug was already disabled. Here is the contents of my /etc/fstab /dev/hda1 / ext3 noatime 1 1 none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0 /dev/hda6 /home ext3 noatime 1 2 /dev/hdb /mnt/cdrom auto umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec 0 0 /dev/hda7 /mnt/fat32 vfat umask=0 0 0 /dev/hda8 /mnt/fat32b vfat umask=0 0 0 none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,codepage=850 0 0 none /mnt/hd supermount dev=/dev/scsi/host1/bus0/target0/lun0/part1,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,kudzu,codepage=850 0 0 none /proc proc defaults 0 0 /dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0 Thanks for your help....
  25. Hi Arctic, I am running 10.0 and use the GNOME environment. I use 2 different network connections depending on if I am at home or work. At work I use an ethernet connection (eth0) and at home I use a wireless connection (eth1). I can use either of them with no problem, but I was experiencing long delays at boot because the system would pause looking for IP info and network connections for both of the networks. I disabled both of them at startup which allowed me to boot much faster and then depending on where I am I either run "ifup eth0" or "ifup eth1" to activate my networking. I would simply like to add an icon that I could click on that would carry out this simple command for me so I don't have to open a terminal, change to root, and then type the command. Is this possible? Oh, and I am familiar with urpmi if there is anything I should install. Thanks in advance Craig
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