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    fixing a hard disk

    This is a drive out a dvr721 which is based on Linux (older). The drive said it failed and I want to run a program on it to make sure that a)its not fixable or b)define, and fix, the problem. Thanks for the reply.................
  2. jgw

    fixing a hard disk

    I have a hard disk that I would like to check/fix for errors. What is the best way to do this under linux? Thank you..............
  3. I have been trying to compile, and install, gdl-0.7.2 (need it for anjuta). As far as I can tell I did everything right and make gave me no errors. then I did the make install, the last part look like: make[2]: Nothing to be done for `install-exec-am'. test -z "/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig" || mkdir -p -- "/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig" /usr/bin/install -c -m 644 'gdl-1.0.pc' '/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/gdl-1.0.pc' /usr/bin/install -c -m 644 'gdl-gnome-1.0.pc' '/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/gdl-gnome-1.0.pc' make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/greg/Download/gdl-0.7.2' make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/greg/Download/gdl-0.7.2' This led me to believe that I now had it installed. However, the control center tells me that I have gld-0.6.1 installed and not the 0.7.2 Obviously, I am completely confused and have no clue and have done something wrong. Any thoughts? [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  4. I did a clean (new partitions, reformat, etc) install of 2007 and chose GNOME as the desktop. I tried and that really failed. I am now running with, I believe (on a different machine right now) 2.02 which mandriva had on its list and installed. I am also now trying to run with glade3 and have been told that I should re-compile anjuta with glade3 if I want to do that. I am going to make a run at that in the next couple of days. Thank you very much for the reply.
  5. I have been trying to do some programming. I tried anjuta only to find that it doesn't seem to want to deal with glade and help does not work. Then I dropped back to glade itself and tried that and the help does not work. Its obvious to me that I do not have a clue. I am spinning my wheels trying to find documentation and I can only find online documentation and nothing for any programs (for some strange reason I can't seem to get help to work). I can, I guess, go with online and switch back and forth but I am sure that I must be doing something wrong (due to ignorance I think). I can only assume that Glade, for instance, is properly installed as it comes right up and one can do things (except see the help file). Can ANYBODY tell me where I am going wrong here? It would also be nice if anjuta actually worked but, when I try and do a tutorial, or even read the documentation, nothing seems to match up (when it says, for instance, "and this will start glade" and then nothing happens. I suspect that all of my problems are going to boil down to a setup issue but, for the life of me, I cannot seem to find solutions! I am, incidentally, coming from windows and have been messing with computers for a long time and, so, have some small knowledge of how they are supposed to work.
  6. I am running with 2007 and am now trying to get anjuta up. I want to do programming with plan C. I have a number of problems and I have posted them on their forum but nobody seems to be home so I hope somebody here can help. I cannot seem to get help working as it tells me its not installed although it seems to be (must have been automatic as I cannot find where to download help files although mmc tells me its already on my system) I was trying to run a tutorial (hello world) and it tells me to goto view->edit gui and there is no such place (this was supposed to start glade) I can, however, run glade, outside of anjuta, so I know that is installed (v 2.? although v 3.? is available - perhaps I should be running that?) Am I spinning my wheels trying to use anjuta and should I drop back to glade and an editor and live with it? [moved from Software by spinynorman]
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    update help

    I think the system is down. easy urpmi says that there are no mirrors for 2007. I have tried to add w/mmc and have clicked on every url and it flunks. It did this incrementally. First it gave me a whole series of update media (through 7) even when I tried to get sources (main, contrib, etc). It is simply screwed, I fear................ (its been on, and of, for a week) If it gets fixed I hope somebody posts that as I am giving up for now.
  8. Now I am seriously thanking you. I did as you suggested and then re-booted and it worked! You might post this someplace for all the other poor devils with the same problem (there are a number of them). Thanks again!
  9. I do have midnight commander up as that is how I got the info for you. I will try the change and see if it does any good - thank you!
  10. I would like to do that. However, I have nothing but a command screen (I am writing this from a windows machine). The load section look like: "dbe" # double-buffering extension "v4l" # Video for Linux "exlmod" "type1" "freetype" the load libglx.so (and it is there) "glx" I should add that this also seems to be, now, a known problem (along with lots of others. I guess I will just wait, along with others - no big deal). Thanks for the reply..............
  11. I just did a clean 2007 install and am running GNOME. When it was setting up the only thing not configured was the display (I have a TNT2 (Nvidia)) I clicked on that one, it said there was proprietary driver available, did I want that and I hit yes (when installing I just hit the defaults). Anyway, it asked this question two times and two times I said yes. I continued to do its thing and then told me to reboot. I did that. and THEN I got the x server message. I then went to XFdrake and ran that . When tested it said: X server is disabled and to run gdm after its fixed and then: Found an error: (EE) Failed to Load /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia-legacy/libglx.so (EE) Failed to Load Modules /usr/lib/Xorg/Modules/Extensions/Nvidia-Legacy/libglx.so (LoaderFailed, 7)
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    I am curious. I am also running with GNOME. I would appreciate some recommendations for a PIM (Personal Information Manager) Don't need anything real fancy just someplace to store stuff. I also wonder if there are any programs that will sit in a panel and let the user know if the hard disk is being accessed and the CPU load (find this information interesting in certain circumstances) Thank you.................
  13. Thanks for all the replies! I want to run GNOME as I want to do some Plain C (not C++) programming and that seems to be the way to go to do that. I have not installed firefox yet as I was shooting, exactly, for the directories suggested but that means I must be logged in as root and I do not know how to do that outside of the terminal. If I call the unzipper from a terminal (logged in to root) would that work? I did install forefox sucessfully one time. The problem was that I did not like where I had stuck it. I suspect that if I install it in the right place that the system is going to have less problems recognizing that its there?
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    Miscellaneous questions

    To copy and paste I just select the text and then press the middle button of the mouse ( or left and right at the same time if I don't have a 3-button mouse ) wherever I want to paste it. (I'm using KDE though, don't know if it's the same in gnome) Amazing! I right click and copy comes up and if I do it again paste comes up - thank you for pointing the way! Which version of Mandriva 2006 are you running? (free?) I reinstalled 2006 christmas edition and caused my disaster. Have you set up the repositories using easy-urpmi (link at the top of this page)? Several times. A .tar is an archive, so it shall probably be opened by fileroller. Yep - then I can unzip it but only in the home directory - I was shooting for \usr You shall not login as root other than in a terminal! Doing that you can easily ruin your system If there is a way it is well hidden, probably for the same reason you mentioned. I am on a learning curve here (kinda steep) and really do not care if I trash the system as, then, I would simply reinstall and that just takes time. Thank you for the reply.
  15. Then, after I do that there is: konqueror / sub menu preference or option it is called then change the settings in konqueror for files association type txt (then subtype html) to point to new firefox version) this add application, then make it top of the list My problem with this one is that konqueror is a kde application and I am running with GNOME. This, therefore, is a complete mystery to me.
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