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  1. Hi, I'm trying to get magicdev to run on Debian with XFCE. I have it installed, and it runs... but it doesn't seem to do anything. I can't find any documentation on how it's set up, where/what the configuration files are, etc. Perhaps someone could enlighten me as to how it's setup on Mandrake and post the configuration files here? Thanks! --Andrew
  2. Hi, Yes, I know that FreeBSD != linux, but as far as I know cron should be very similar on the two platforms. I had this type of setup running under Mandrake, but I have since had to switch this server over to FreeBSD. $ crontab -l * * * * * /usr/local/bin/getmail As far as I understand cron, this should run getmail every minute as the user and send any errors or output to the user via mail. What I get in the mail is: "exec: : Permission denied" Yet, I can run /usr/local/bin/getmail manually without a problem. Permissions are +x for user, group, and other. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks! --Andrew
  3. The Mandrake web site is confusing me. I'm not a member of the club, but I can still get the list of mirrors for 9.2. Yet 9.2 has not been officially released? So now I have both 9.1 and 9.2 avalible to use. I'm going to be doing the install on a friend's machine who's never used linux before (but she uses OO.org and Mozilla). Assuming that she doesn't have an LG drive, is there any reason to not install 9.2? Getting the updates is not an issue in terms of bandwidth. Thanks! --Andrew
  4. Hi, It looks like the 9.2 ISO's are availible to download via the FTP mirrors listed on the mandrake website. I can't seem to find a bittorrent to use instead (i'd like to reduce the load on the ftp servers, and I can seed pretty nicely with my connection). Does anyone know where I can find a torrent? Thanks! --Andrew
  5. Hi, I'm having problems setting up an 8500 for 3d acceleration. I've got the drivers from dri.sourceforge.net installed, and working for 2d. I've edited XF86Free-4 to the settings recomended in this post: http://www.mandrakeusers.org/viewtopic.php...&highlight=8500 I think the problem is that agpgart is not loading. I have added the force option to /etc/modules.conf. Here is the output of dmesg: Linux agpgart interface v0.99 © Jeff Hartmann agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 439M agpgart: unsupported bridge agpgart: no supported devices found. [drm:radeon_cp_init] *ERROR* radeon_cp_init called without lock held [drm:radeon_unlock] *ERROR* Process 2324 using kernel context 0 And glxinfo: [ryan@ryan ryan]$ glxinfo name of display: :0.0 display: :0 screen: 0 direct rendering: No server glx vendor string: SGI server glx version string: 1.2 server glx extensions: GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context client glx vendor string: SGI client glx version string: 1.2 client glx extensions: GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context GLX extensions: GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect OpenGL version string: 1.3 Mesa 4.0.4 OpenGL extensions: GL_ARB_imaging, GL_ARB_multitexture, GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp, GL_ARB_texture_cube_map, GL_ARB_texture_env_add, GL_ARB_texture_env_combine, GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3, GL_ARB_transpose_matrix, GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_blend_color, GL_EXT_blend_minmax, GL_EXT_blend_subtract, GL_EXT_texture_env_add, GL_EXT_texture_env_combine, GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3, GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias glu version: 1.3 glu extensions: GLU_EXT_nurbs_tessellator, GLU_EXT_object_space_tess visual x bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer ms cav id dep cl sp sz l ci b ro r g b a bf th cl r g b a ns b eat ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 0x23 24 tc 1 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None 0x24 24 tc 1 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 16 8 16 16 16 0 0 0 None 0x25 24 tc 1 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 16 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None 0x26 24 tc 1 24 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 16 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None 0x27 24 dc 1 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None 0x28 24 dc 1 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 16 8 16 16 16 0 0 0 None 0x29 24 dc 1 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 16 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None 0x2a 24 dc 1 24 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 16 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None Of course, DRI is not enabled :(. Any help would be appreciated! --Andrew
  6. Short answer: tar -v(x or j)cf <file_of_coolness.tar.(gz or bz2)> <directory_or_files_of_coolness> :-) Also, try 'man tar' and 'man gzip'. Everything is there. --Andrew
  7. I didn't put this list together, but the link is worthy of submission :-). Here it is! http://my.opera.com/tips/ My favourite so far? Are you annoyed that Opera uses QT but it doesn't pick up your KDE theme? Run opera with 'opera -style <your style name>' and enjoy the new look! --Andrew
  8. For a lighter setup, I would give WindowMaker a try. It's not a DE, but it's really pretty and functional as well. I'm using KDE with it configured to act like windowmaker. I can't live without using the mousewheel to scroll desktops :-) --Andrew
  9. Hi, I've been using kmail for email, and it's been storing all of the email in maildir format. I'm going to be getting a PowerBook in a few weeks, but I can't find any programs that will convert email to mbox so Mail.app can import it. Since I have about 65 MB of email in ~/Mail (that's all since early June!), I would like to not have to lose all of the email when I switch to the PB. I had thought of running kmail within OS X via X11, but I would prefer to be using a naitive email app. Thanks! --Andrew
  10. I found what was going on. I've always used the nice GUI install program, which is 'setup', not 'install'. I assume that at some point setup just calls install to do the work. Does anyone have the changelog for RC2? The OO website doesn't seem to be updated yet :-( --Andrew
  11. /me slaps self for not looking in urpmi I'd been trying to compile the latest version from source, with no luck. Thanks Dave!:D
  12. Has anyone been able to set up the menus from the RC so that they are put into menudrake? When you do the install, it places some links in ~/.kde2/share/applnk/OpenOffice1.1. I can move them and put them into the proper directory, but they disapear as soon as update-menus runs. I tried putting them into /usr/share/applnk-mdk, and it's the same problem. I assume that there's a config file somewhere, but how would I put the entries into it? Thanks! --Andrew
  13. I forgot to run a network install - I should have remembered from my StarOffice installs For those who don't know: When you install OO, instead of running 'setup' as root, run 'setup -net'. After the install is done, all the local users need to run 'soffice'. That will run the setup program as the local user, and setup everything for the user. Network installs used to be mentioned in the readme, but it's not there anymore. Time to file a report :-) One more question: Can I copy over my old settings from 1.02 to use in OO 1.1? Or has the format changed? --Andrew
  14. I ran Mandrake 8.2 and 9.0 on a P166 with 64 MB ram, 2.7 Gb hard drive (that's 3 hd's, a 1.7 + two 500 mb!), using WindowMaker. The system itself ran quite nicely, but the worst was running StarOffice or OpenOffice. SO was faster than OO, but that might be different with the new 1.1 RC. Basic web browsing was also slower than an equilvalent box with Win98 (I was using Opera 6). The best part was that the box seemed amazing at multitasking. The GIMP ran nicely, and it would play mp3's/oggs without it skipping even while SO or GIMP was loading. One tip would be to compile some software with processor optimizations. My 166 had MMX on it, so patching XMMS with the MMX patch and compiling had a significant performance increase. Movies were too slow to play, but that might have been because of my video card (S3 Virge). So: the short of it is that if you can find a faster office suite and web browser you should be set on even an older system. As always, pump in as much ram as you can. To put things into perspective, I'm running 9.1 on a Celeron 433/256MB ram/30GB hd/Intel i810 video, and it's pretty snappy. KDE works fine, and I can multitask with /lots/ of apps without a problem. Hope this helps! --Andrew
  15. Another nice thing to set up is equilvalent themes for GTK/KDE. My favourite is Keramik/Geramik. That way all apps look the same no matter what environment they are for. --Andrew
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