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  1. Try this on the command line:

    find /home/colin/ -name arach*


    This will return the path to all the files called "arach"-whatever. You decide what the name for the executable is and then type:


    wine /home/colin/path/to/executable.exe

    and the program may or may not start and/or work. I would test it heavily to make sure that it works properly.


    I haven't had that much luck using Wine for any but the most popular Windows applications.


    Anyway, as for your original question. Booting from separate hard drives can be done, and it might even be easy. I would install Windows on the first partition on the Master hard disk. Windows gets really testy if you do it any other way. You can then install Mandrake on to the second hard disk using the partitioning options during the Mandrake boot-disk install procedure. It should configure LILO with all the right settings for you.


    Good luck,



    He's right here. In regards to your original question (if you do end up having both OS's), definitely put one on each hard drive. Linux likes to play with the master boot record, and since windows is figety about wanting to be on the primary master, it's boot record also likes to be there. If linux overrwites the MBR, Windows won't want to boot. You'd have to re-write it by booting up with the windows install disk and repairing, then going back into it and adding the linux boot option. Not a hard task, but who wants to go through more work than needed? Installing one on each drive eliminates at least this possible dilemma.

  2. Alright, with the SB Live 5.1 card installled and the onboard sound disabled, all sounds -except- for kopete work (from what I can tell). Kopete will play sounds when I click the "test sound" button in the options dialogue, but they won't actually play in the application. Any ideas?

  3. Nevermind, it's not giving an error anymore. I'll just re-install my sound blaster card and disable the onboard audio through the bios. I can't get system sounds or kopete sounds this way, but at least it plays music etc..

  4. Oh wow, there is an error message :wall:


    When loading alsamixer, it now says:


    alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: no such device



    and when I loaded it last time, I saw on the still-open command window that it couldn't find the sound card to load the mixer to.

  5. Mandrake has it's own tools to setup sound. Because they are integrated with urpmi they work better than alsaconf.. If you use Mandrake you should use the MCC and not alsaconf.


    Besides making sure everything is correct in the sound card area of hardware, where else in MCC do I go to set it up?

  6. Use the Mandrake tools to setup the soundcard. They will detect if some things are missing and auto install them. If you get errors when you setup that card post 'm.


    Thanks for the reply.


    I already have set up the soundcard with alsaconf, and made sure it's not muted with alsamixer. I looked in the hardward profile for my sound card in MCC as well, all looks fine. No errors have ever come up. Still no sound though :/

  7. Hello all,


    I just put a new system together which has the SIS SI7012 sound card built onboard. Alsaconf detects the sound card and the mixer shows everything should be fine, however no sound will come out. Anybody know of any issues with Mandrake 10.0 and this sound card? I've got the sound system turned on and set to ALSA, and the ALSA service is running as well. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!


    BTW: It's using the snd-Intel8x0 driver



  8. In firefox / netstcape (doesn't work in IE for some reason...trying to find out why) go to www.componentconcepts.com


    You'll notice in the products section, it doesn't pull products up because it can't find the cgi-bin files. Though, the files are there! Permissions are set correctly, and the mod_cgi.so file is being loaded when httpd starts.


    Anybody know why it won't find the files? It worked fine before...


    the .js file that loads the cgi is pointing to "/cgi-bin/cgifile"

  9. It is part of the / partition, but the weird thing is that partition has 6GB of space. Only about 800MB are being used...so there's always over 5GB of space available. Even with that much available, the /var/log folder will stop httpd from running if it gets more than 20 logs (on average).


    Is there somewhere that specifies the maximum space allowed for the /var/log folder? Like in windows, how it only allows a certain amount of space for the trash bin etc...

  10. Hi all,


    I've realized that every week or so, my apache server cannot start httpd because the /var/log folder fills up, and gives the error:


    Warning, free space in </> is <0> (which is inferior to <2000>


    If I delete the appropriate logs from this directory, httpd will start agan.


    It stands to reason that if I can allocate more space to /var/log, the folder wouldn't fill up and my website wouldn't go down every week or so.


    Anybody know how this can be done? Thanks!

  11. Hi everybody,


    I can't run the httpd2 service on my webserver because somehow the folders got deleted. Furthermore, postgresql won't start because it needs me to change the password...though I never set one in the first place, and it won't let me login without one.


    2 questions:


    How do I reset / recover my postgresql password

    How do I reinstall just httpd2



  12. Ok, well, it seems as though it's not as easy as just reinstalling httpd2 and postgresql. For one, postgresql (even after reinstall) is asking for a password even when I log in through root...and since I've never set a password...it won't let me in. (even if I just press enter, to accept no password). And I can't see how it's possible to reinstall just httpd2...any ideas?


    I only need these two services to be running again! bleh...

  13. Thanks for all the help! I ended up running the

    du -b / > usage.txt

    command from a knoppix startup (easier to see what the file had through kwrite) and found that my dang root trash directory had over 3 gigs in it! Don't ask how that much info got there...because I have no idea! But anyway, I then rebooted to root, deleted the trash contents and X server started up fine. Now I just need to re-install the postgresql and httpd2 services (they somehow got deleted...) and my website should work fine again! Wish me luck! :D


    I'll post my findings tomorrow

  14. Hello all,


    I'm having a problem. I have no free space on my / directory (/var specifically), though the partition has a total of 5.8GB available to it. After checking the properties of each folder within /var, I found that no more than 500MB are being used. Where is the other 5.3GB? This problem is preventing me from starting the X server, and preventing anybody from seeing my website (the linux server is my webserver). Any help is appreciated, thanks!


    (I've cleared all tmp folders and buffers as well)

  15. Thanks for the tips! Now I'm boggled though...it DOES work in Mozilla, and not in IE. That makes no sense...unless there's an error in a function / variable defined in the htm that Mozilla is just ignoring, while IE is trying to load. I don't know.


    I'll try freeing up some space in /var/log (if applicable) and see if that helps. Thanks!


    p.s., I don't normally run KDE on the server, I wanted to at this time to run some tests and make sure everything was as it should be.


    Any help as to why the site works in Mozilla and not in IE would be appreciated, thanks!



  16. Hi all,


    The main problem I'm having is my webserver is not acting as it should. You can go to http://www.componentconcepts.com, click on "products" and then on any sub-category. Nothing will load...


    Furthermore, I restarted the MDK10 server to see if that would fix the problem, but now the X server won't start. (error message was that the default font 'fixed' could not be displayed...which could mean anything). Anyway, I fooled around with that (I've had to fix this problem alot on other machines) and came to the conclusion that the font server is fine. I then noticed on boot up that verbose told me:


    "Warning - Free space for </> is only (0). (which is inferior to 20000)"


    This could explain why nothing could load...there's no space for temp files!


    I'm assuming that this space is 0 because of the temp files created when visits to the site are made. My question now is, which folder do I empty to free up the space that was once available? I'm running apache as well as mySQL.

    (I've already tried dbcc freeproccache and dbcc dropcleanbuffers from mySQL)


    Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks!



  17. Just install MDK10 with all networking / server options and it should install all the apps you need. You'll want a good router as well that routes the info from your DNS (IP address to the world) to your local IP ( for example). Not sure if you're running mySql with anything on your site, but that's an easy config too. I set up a new MDK10 server for my company's site a couple weeks ago, easiest config ever using MySQL, PHP, Perl and some ASP.


    Make sure to also direct your domain to your IP address (if you have a static address...great. If not...don't have your own server. Your IP will always change and your site will never work, as the IP address won't be the same)


    What additions and scripts is your website using? This will determine what you need to config.

  18. Thanks for the info and the replies. I already do have a dual boot of widows / MDK10, I was just hoping there was a solution to not have to reboot in windows ever. Guess not yet though.


    Merci Beaucoup, BlackAngel! Je parle francais petit put, j'etudie en college pour deux ans...huit ans (ago). Excuse mon francais, je suis americain. :)


    Bon Chance!


    Oh...By the way...I tried to run WineX on my MDK 10 system...though it won't due to a Glibc 2.0 error. I'm told there's no fix for it yet...Redhat 9 and MDK 10 both have the newer version of Glibc that doesn't allow 2.0 to be played or recognised I guess? Not sure...


    ANybody got WineX to run on MDK10? If so, what Glibc libraries are you using? I've installed all the libraries on the CDROM as well as the developers package. No luck.

  19. I've already got "-f orange" in there (which looks good on blue b/g), but I still see blue for the folders and red for other icons. Orange is the main text color...but I need the folders to be a different color than blue.

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