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  1. I agree with Ian. The two IPs will be considerably easier.
  2. I'm actually glad someone posted about the Vostros. I've not heard ANYTHING about them except the 9000 fliers I get periodically in my mailbox from Dell touting these machines. Catworld, your comments are definitely noted.
  3. i have no idea of which you speak.....
  4. John, I have had your same experience with the nvidia user forum. It's pitiful. The people that respond back were rude and crass to me. I can't handle that when traditionally I've purchased their video cards ON PURPOSE. It's poor service. Jon
  5. try one of the older versions (i know there are hundreds). go back and grab one from a year ago. sometimes those are stable and work with older hardware better.
  6. Hi John, I don't know how old the card is, but for my GeForce TI 4400 I have to use the Nvidia-Legacy drivers. If the card is an old enough make, perhaps you require those. You say that you're getting output or else you wouldn't know that things were being compiled. Does it work okay with the "nv" driver? Jon
  7. This is actually becoming more interesting to me. When I hook my Moto RAZR V3xx into my PC and issue /sbin/lsusb I get Bus 003 Device 002: ID 22b8:6402 Motorola PCS which signifies that it finds it. Woot! Then when I do a ls /dev, I see that there are now entires labeled usbdev3.2_epXX where XX specifies that there are in fact 4 entires: 00, 01, 81, and 82. However, when I try to mount these (probably stupid I know) I get the return that usbdev3.2_epXX (00,01,81,82) is not a block device. So what's up? Jon
  8. it isn't automatically recognized and mounted for me in Fedora 8. i run a v3xx. jon p.s. Moto4Lin is painful
  9. woops! good call. i just periodically go through the unanswered posts and try to respond. oh well!
  10. hi bob. i'm not sure why APM/ACPI don't work, but i have a few questions. 1. is your hardware pretty new? if so, apm/acpi may not have supported that hardware (potentially completely wrong on this) yet. This leads to the problem that your install is using really old software. It's actually Mandriva now, and version 10 is quite old. If you're using a new version of Ubuntu in comparison, you could be comparing two VERY different Linux distributions. By now Mandriva has probably stopped supporting and updating that version of Mandrake at all. A new install with a newer version of Mandriva is probably your best bet if you're looking to stay with the Mandr(iva/ake) Linux products. 2. are you using a laptop? if so, newer distros are way more laptop friendly than they have been in the past. hence another reason to go with a newer version. plus, seriously, updates in Linux are key to functionality and security. Good luck, Jon
  11. Hey DaveG, You're not the first person out there with tons of suspend issues. I've got a Latitude D620 that doesn't work the way I want it to. :-( What is the hardware in your computer? Certain hardware combinations don't always work well and kernel boot options often help this immensely. You may be running software that you don't need. My wife's older 5150, for instance, doesn't require the CPU throttling software since the P4's at that time didn't have the ability to run at slower speeds. You can always try 'pm-suspend' from terminal and see if your machine suspends. Shut the lid and then see if it un-suspends when you open the lid. It should! There may also be particular Hal 'suspend quirks' for your model. You should definitely go take a look at http://people.freedesktop.org/~hughsient/quirk/ and see if there are ways to fix your lappy. Another good place to look is http://linux-laptop.net/. There is probably someone out there with your exact problem and exact laptop who may have already fixed it. Kpowersave is great for me while the computer is running. It really helps to squeeze every ounce of life from my battery. KLaptop is KDEs interface to daemon modules (ACPI) and is now obsolete. Kpowersave is their replacement. It reliably handles CPU throttling, monitor brightness, and hard disk speed for me. KLaptop never did. Suspend to disk doesn't work well for a lot of Dell owners (in particular from what I've read, anyone can correct any of this at will!). Whenever I suspend to disk, it's a complete disaster resulting in me just rebooting my machine anyways. Good luck with all of this and keep us posted. We all try to chip in from time to time, but it's not always easy, so just stick around. This is a really great and helpful board.
  12. any testers here? i know rc1 was met with mixed comments.
  13. i'd be interested to hear a response. i've never used the PCI-e video cards before. I hope it works out for you.
  14. i've seen the same issue. on the university campus i'm on there are two distinct sets of wireless networks: one for visitors and the other for university affiliates. in the same office within 5 minutes of each other the linux (using ipw3945d just like you're using) struggled to even find the signal (/sbin/iwlist eth1 scan) while under windows it showed a strong signal strength. in windows i'm actually using the intel tool that came with it and not the windows wireless-manager. i would think that since they're both from intel, they'd work equivalently. but perhaps something is amiss. jon
  15. ntfs write and read is a beautiful thing. :-)
  16. so far i've not been blown away by it. i liked fedora 7 a lot more. but this is new, and they'll fix the problems.
  17. correct me if i'm wrong, but shouldn't "mount -a" reload whatever is in the fstab? this would negate the need for a reboot.
  18. Try it out and see coverup! Then you can make a website and submit it to linux-laptop.net. That page is seriously helpful in helping people decide what to do. Perhaps someone has already had the experience you're curious about and posted about it. This is perhaps the most sporadically posted-in thread I've ever seen.
  19. i say good for IBM. i had to buy office 2007 because of research done with some govt. agencies which only take word docs. i installed this monstrous software suite (about 600 MB) which then required another 4x MB of security updates. it saves by default to the .docx format too. as of now, i still try to get used to the new "tabs" layout, but am contemplating going back to the good 'ol drop-down menu style. i cannot understand for the life of me why everyone doesn't just automatically convert to openoffice. i know that .doc, .ppt files sometimes lose formatting in teh coversion. but, seriously, it doesn't take a financial wizard to understand that if i cut out a per-seat license of office from my business budget, i will save money. especially as you consider this has to be done (seemingly) semi-annually. as arctic mentioned, it saves times as far as malicious attacks go too. btw, if you use the ooimpress presentation software, you might want to consider the ooolatex project. i use latex for my papers and publications and it's so much better than using an equation editor. sorry for the rant, jon
  20. KDE is great for use on a PC with enough power. Take a look at Fluxbox or WindowMaker for lighter weight desktops too. Make sure your graphics card drivers are up to speed too. If you let the hardware take the load (sounds like you've got a good video card), then your CPU may not work quite as hard. Something else to consider is the amount of services that Mandriva (or any distro) uses from installation. If you don't need alot of the services running (and they're not necessary) disable them. For instance, I have no bluetooth devices on my computer, but a bluetooth daemon is enabled by default. Disable those services. Good luck! Jon
  21. Hi ilia, To tell the truth, I've only done the net installs for FC5 and FC6, both of which have worked well for me. I use the NC State server. But, I use that because it's local. So look at http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors.html for the mirror list and append /6/architecture/os/ where architecture means i386 prolly. Jon
  22. "Anybody? Anybody? Something 'doo'-economics." :-p
  23. So I changed the name of the udev/rules.d to 25_ticables.rule instead of 025_ticables.rule. No change in reaction. If I run it as root in the console I see the output TiLP2 - Version 1.07, (C) 1999-2006 Romain Lievin THIS PROGRAM COMES WITH ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY PLEASE READ THE DOCUMENTATION FOR DETAILS built on Sep 2 2007 01:07:05 ticables-INFO: ticables library version 1.0.9 ticables-INFO: kernel: 2.6.22.4-65.fc7 tifiles-INFO: tifiles library version 1.0.7 ticalcs-INFO: ticalcs library version 1.0.7 ticables-INFO: Check for lib-usb support: ticables-INFO: usb support: available. ticables-INFO: Check for lib-usb usability: ticables-INFO: usb filesystem (/dev/bus/usb/): mounted Jon
  24. Hi Guys, I did a search and saw that there was a previous post about using a TI graphing calculator with Linux. I had already done pretty much everything that was posted in that thread. So here I am with more information and the hope of more success than I've had on my own. I own a TI-89 graphing calculator and I have the SilverLink USB connection which connects the old style connection (looks like a stereo-mini plug) to USB. Basically there is a little mobo in the cable which converts the signals appropriately. I can make this work under Windows, but again, I don't want to use it under Windows. I want to use it under Linux. I'm current running (gasp!, I know!) Fedora 7. I gave the "yum install tilp" command after visiting the appropriate website and adding teh appropriate repositiories. It installed and loads easily. However, I don't think I'm getting permissions to the appropriate usb ports. So I remember what I had to do to get my Palm to sync with my box. I looked around and found where someone else had added the following rules to /etc/udev/rules in the file 025_ticables.rules BUS=="usb", ACTION=="add", SYSFS{idVendor}=="0451",SYSFS{idProduct}=="e001", MODE="660" BUS=="usb", ACTION=="add", SYSFS{idVendor}=="0451",SYSFS{idProduct}=="e003", MODE="660" BUS=="usb", ACTION=="add", SYSFS{idVendor}=="0451",SYSFS{idProduct}=="e004", MODE="660" BUS=="usb", ACTION=="add", SYSFS{idVendor}=="0451",SYSFS{idProduct}=="e008", MODE="660" If I'm right, I think this is telling udev to look in the USB ports for vendor IDs of 0451 and product IDs of e001. It's then saying chmod 660 for these devices. When I issue the /sbin/lsusb command I get /sbin/lsusb Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0451:e001 Texas Instruments, Inc. GraphLink Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 Bus 001 Device 009: ID 0b97:7762 O2 Micro, Inc. Oz776 SmartCard Reader Bus 001 Device 008: ID 0b97:7761 O2 Micro, Inc. Bus 001 Device 007: ID 413c:a005 Dell Computer Corp. Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 . which is good because I definitely see the vendor and product IDs I'm looking for. When I filter dmesg through grep for 'usb' I get the following usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs usbcore: registered new interface driver hub usbcore: registered new device driver usb usbcore: registered new interface driver hiddev usbcore: registered new interface driver usbhid drivers/hid/usbhid/hid-core.c: v2.6:USB HID core driver usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice usb usb2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice usb usb3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice usb usb4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice usb 1-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2 usb usb5: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice usb 1-2: device descriptor read/all, error -71 usb 1-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 4 usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice usb 1-2.3: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 5 usb 1-2.3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice usb 1-2.3.2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 6 usb 1-2.3.2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice usb 2-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2 usb 2-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice usb 2-2: USB disconnect, address 2 usb 3-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2 usb 3-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice usb 3-1: USB disconnect, address 2 usb 1-2.3.2:1.0: suspend usb 1-2.3.2: suspend, may wakeup usb 1-2.3: suspend, may wakeup usb 1-2: suspend, may wakeup usb usb5: suspend, may wakeup usb usb4: suspend, may wakeup usb usb3: suspend, may wakeup usb usb2: suspend, may wakeup usb usb1: suspend, may wakeup usb usb1: root hub lost power or was reset usb usb2: root hub lost power or was reset usb usb3: root hub lost power or was reset usb usb4: root hub lost power or was reset usb usb1: resuming usb usb2: resuming usb usb3: resuming usb usb4: resuming usb usb5: resuming usb 1-2: resuming usb_endpoint usbdev1.4_ep00: PM: resume from 0, parent 1-2 still 2 usb_endpoint usbdev1.4_ep81: PM: resume from 0, parent 1-2:1.0 still 2 usb_device usbdev1.4: PM: resume from 0, parent 1-2 still 2 usb 1-2.3: PM: resume from 2, parent 1-2 still 2 usb 1-2.3: resuming usb_endpoint usbdev1.5_ep00: PM: resume from 0, parent 1-2.3 still 2 usb_endpoint usbdev1.5_ep81: PM: resume from 0, parent 1-2.3:1.0 still 2 usb_device usbdev1.5: PM: resume from 0, parent 1-2.3 still 2 usb 1-2.3.2: PM: resume from 2, parent 1-2.3 still 2 usb 1-2.3.2: resuming usb_endpoint usbdev1.6_ep00: PM: resume from 0, parent 1-2.3.2 still 2 usb 1-2.3.2:1.0: PM: resume from 2, parent 1-2.3.2 still 2 usb 1-2.3.2:1.0: resuming usb_endpoint usbdev1.6_ep03: PM: resume from 0, parent 1-2.3.2:1.0 still 2 usb_endpoint usbdev1.6_ep82: PM: resume from 0, parent 1-2.3.2:1.0 still 2 usb_endpoint usbdev1.6_ep81: PM: resume from 0, parent 1-2.3.2:1.0 still 2 usb_device usbdev1.6: PM: resume from 0, parent 1-2.3.2 still 2 Restarting tasks ... <6>usb 1-2: USB disconnect, address 4 usb 1-2.3: USB disconnect, address 5 usb 1-2.3.2: USB disconnect, address 6 usb 1-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 7 usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice usb 1-2.3: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 8 usb 1-2.3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice usb 1-2.3.2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 9 usb 1-2.3.2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice usb 2-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 3 usb 2-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice usb 2-2: USB disconnect, address 3 usb 2-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 4 usb 2-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice which seems to indicate that it is seen. When I look at /dev using the 'ls -lh /dev' command I see that all my usb devices are owned by root lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2007-09-11 17:45 usbdev1.1_ep00 -> bus/usb/1/1_ep/00 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2007-09-11 17:45 usbdev1.1_ep81 -> bus/usb/1/1_ep/81 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2007-09-11 18:54 usbdev1.7_ep00 -> bus/usb/1/7_ep/00 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2007-09-11 18:54 usbdev1.7_ep81 -> bus/usb/1/7_ep/81 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2007-09-11 18:54 usbdev1.8_ep00 -> bus/usb/1/8_ep/00 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2007-09-11 18:54 usbdev1.8_ep81 -> bus/usb/1/8_ep/81 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2007-09-11 18:54 usbdev1.9_ep00 -> bus/usb/1/9_ep/00 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2007-09-11 18:54 usbdev1.9_ep03 -> bus/usb/1/9_ep/03 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2007-09-11 18:54 usbdev1.9_ep81 -> bus/usb/1/9_ep/81 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2007-09-11 18:54 usbdev1.9_ep82 -> bus/usb/1/9_ep/82 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2007-09-11 17:45 usbdev2.1_ep00 -> bus/usb/2/1_ep/00 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2007-09-11 17:45 usbdev2.1_ep81 -> bus/usb/2/1_ep/81 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2007-09-11 19:11 usbdev2.4_ep00 -> bus/usb/2/4_ep/00 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2007-09-11 19:11 usbdev2.4_ep02 -> bus/usb/2/4_ep/02 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2007-09-11 19:11 usbdev2.4_ep81 -> bus/usb/2/4_ep/81 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2007-09-11 17:45 usbdev3.1_ep00 -> bus/usb/3/1_ep/00 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2007-09-11 17:45 usbdev3.1_ep81 -> bus/usb/3/1_ep/81 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2007-09-11 17:45 usbdev4.1_ep00 -> bus/usb/4/1_ep/00 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2007-09-11 17:45 usbdev4.1_ep81 -> bus/usb/4/1_ep/81 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2007-09-11 17:45 usbdev5.1_ep00 -> bus/usb/5/1_ep/00 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2007-09-11 17:45 usbdev5.1_ep81 -> bus/usb/5/1_ep/81 . So when I run tilp (as root or not) I cannot see the calculator. I've looked on Ubuntuforums and even the post on this forum seems to suggest that it's not done horrendously. What am I missing? Is there anything I should be looking for? Any help is appreciated. Thanks, as always, Jon [moved from Laptops & Portable Devices by spinynorman]
  25. JonEberger

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    Hi Voyager, Welcome to the board! Is your entire desktop dark, or is the Firefox window the only dark component? What version of Firefox are you running? Do you have any other web-browser installed on your computer such as Konqueror or the original Mozilla? Do they do this same thing? I hope we can help! Jon
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