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  1. eth0 Determining IP information for eth0.....failed

    maybe it been set-up to use DHCP but since there is no DHCP server available, so it failed.. try to open a konsole.. login as root by su then root password then type MCC (mandy control center) then from there you can configure network interface... (im on suse right now so I can't walk you thru)

    eth1 no message

    might be that its not been set to start at boot.. same process above...


    im not sure about the modem, what kind of modem is that anyway.. dsl? try at MCC then hardware...

  2. the resetting of that permission was due to MSEC, msec runs a cron job that change thus world writable files back to its default, so to ovecome that, you may try to change some settings there.. you can lunch as root in your console draksec and change something there..

  3. you can also create a file under /etc/cron.d/ .. say /etc/cron.d/rsync_main then with the entries like below

    01 20 * * * ian /usr/bin/rsync -rv rsync://anorien.csc.warwick.ac.uk/Mandriva/official/2006.0/i586/media/main/* /home/ftp/pub/mirrors/


    so that would run 8:01 pm daily as been set and executed by user ian.. and that is only a plain file, you dont need to make that executable, but should be created by root.

  4. another suggestion:


    you can also avail some free dns service like no-ip or dyndns and only allow the free domain name you've choosed to connect to your remote server, especially when you are connecting from a dsl with a dynamic IP address. That is if you trust thus free dns provider. Because its hard to specify the IP allowed on webmin accessList if, as been said, have a dynamic ip add.

  5. Jul. 17, 2006


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  6. if you're looking for stability, then maybe just dont upgrade. but if you want to try the latest. then do it..


    the only difference I feel between 342 and 353 is that on 353 (or beginning 352) you have the option to lock the icons on your desktop and on your task bar so it will not move when accidentally drag it.. which is not on 342.


    I have 352 on my OpenSuse box and so far no annoying problem encountered yet.. but that's OPenSuse, not Mandriva..


    personally, I dont have plans to upgrade to 353 on my Mandy 2006 which is currently used by several people here at work...

  7. known host as far as I encountered will be created only on linux where you access from.. so if you ssh from that LE 2005, it will create ~/.ssh/known_hosts... listing the ip of the machine you are accesing into.. if you want to generate RSA keys.. for the user.. try the command "ssh-keygen"

  8. is'nt it that mandriva or other linuxes uses the swap only if there is not enough available RAM to use...? then why should swap need to turn off when you only have a 196 MB of RAM... maybe if you have a 512 or 1Gig of RAM, then you dont really need swap in your Desktop ( but not on all situation IMO)

  9. actually, you dont need to rebuild that firefox or thunderbird you've downloaded.

    the file firefox- is a compiled version, you just have to uncompressed it and put it on a folder that allows it to run. If you want all users to be able to run it, uncompressed it and put it inside /usr/local and if you want it to be accesible only by you.. you can uncompressed it under your users home folder...

    tar xzvf firefox-

    the above will uncompressed the said file on a folder named firefox. On my box, I moved the folder firefox inside /usr/local/, so it will become /usr/local/firefox


    inside the firefox folder, there is a file named firefox, the script that will let you run the browser, if your inside the firefox folder, you just do

    sh firefox

    and it will run firefox 1.5.04 browser.... if you already have a previous mozilla-firefox profile inside your home directory, it will read the users profile from it.


    fo you not to always go inside that directory and run sh firefox... you can create a symlink of that file under /usr/local/bin/ , by doin these, all users can just type firefox on their konsole or run the command firefox and it will lunch firefox browser

    cd /usr/local/bin/
    ln -s /usr/local/firefox/firefox

    or you can click start menu - run command - then type firefox and enter.. it will lunch firefox browser...


    as with thunderbird, do the same procedure...


    btw, if you cant run firefox after doin the above procedure.. try to install compat-libstdc++ via urpmi then try to run again firefox


    and if still you need more info about installing firefox or thunderbird.. you can use the search tool of this board and search with the keyword firefox... there are already lots of thread created about the subject

  10. autofs on 2006 has the same problem with 2005, the fix for me, same.. compile and install from source.




    I am having trouble getting Autofs to mount a windows share. I'm contemplating make-ing the source and trying again.


    Do you know how the mandrake auto.smb script works? Have you made and windows file system shares (smbfs) with automount?

    yes, I managed to mount windows shares via autofs... on demand


    I'm not using the default script, so I create my own auto.smb file.. say, I named it /etc/auto.smb2 and below are the entry:

    windows_share -fstype=smbfs,username=userxp,password=mypassword,uid=500,gid=500,dmask=775,fmask
    =664 ://

    and heres the entry on my /etc/auto.master file

    /mnt/smb /etc/auto.smb2 -t=10

    details on /etc/auto.smb2:

    - - ip of windows pc that has a shared folder named shared_drive

    - username=userxp / password=mypassword - the user with its password on xp box that has access on the shared folder named shared_drive

    - uid and gid belongs to my user on my linux box

    - dmask and fmask means that I have full access on that drive, as long as that userxp also has full access on it

    windows_share - the name of the folder were the shared_drive will be mounted on my linux box under the details of auto.master file


    details of auto.master file:

    /mnt/smb - so I created manually a folder under /mnt named smb (#mkdir /mnt/smb)

    -t = 10 - 10 secods later, it will auto unmount itself when not being accessed.



    ok, after setting those above, you have to make sure that automount has been running... or make sure it run as a service.. "#chkconfig autofs on" will make it run as the ssytem boot, "/etc/init.d/autofs reload" will re-read the autofs config changes.


    so after starting and reloading autofs, I am now able or should be able to access that defined windows shared folder.


    as a user who owned the mentioned uid above, if I do 'ls /mnt/smb/windows_share' on my konsole, it should automatically list all the files and sub folders of that shared drive, under the specified path...


    so just try the way how I'm doin it...


    and welcome @ MUB! :D

  11. yes, you are correct, you can use crossover cable for that.. you just have to assign then an ip address on both box for them to see...


    then try to disable firewall on both so nothing will be block


    then about tranfering of files, you need to enable file sharing on any of the machine..

  12. so, no one really out there made an RPM of kde 3.5.3 to a lower version of Mandriva...


    hmmnn.. opensuse and fedora contributors are more hardworking I think, since kde 353 are available on their previous released version...


    oh mandy, If not only for your good drak(e) utilities (IMO), I've already replaced you..


    well, I think I'll stick around with my le2005-kde342, Until I figured out how to compile 353 myself from source :P

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