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  1. Thanks for the link, Greg2 Unfortunately the KDE4 folder widget, when pointed to the common partition, covers about a quarter of the desktop, and even worse, reveals the contents of the common partition - something I certainly do not want to be dislayed. I put an icon for the Dophin file manager on the desktop as a workaround. That may be as close as it can to an icon for the common partition, being a bit like in Gnome and KDE 3. Pity it doesn't seem to work in KDE4. I sometimes wonder why simple things are encomplicated for no obvious reason. Maybe I should switch back to KDE3... Thanks, Helmut
  2. [hk@localhost ~]$ su Password: [root@localhost hk]# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 40.0 GB, 40007761920 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4864 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0x187a1879 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 2423 19462716 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda2 2424 2576 1228972+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda3 2577 4266 13574925 83 Linux /dev/sda4 4267 4864 4803435 b W95 FAT32 [root@localhost hk]#
  3. [hk@localhost ~]$ fdisk -1 bash: fdisk: command not found [hk@localhost ~]$ cat /etc/fstab # Entry for /dev/sda3 : UUID=9e615c82-510b-4fb6-8ab7-0f0519ef5ed0 / ext3 defaults 1 1 # Entry for /dev/sda4 : UUID=372F-6EAC /media/gemeinsam vfat umask=0,user,exec 0 0 # Entry for /dev/sda1 : UUID=A430203F30201B36 /media/hd ntfs-3g defaults 0 0 none /proc proc defaults 0 0 # Entry for /dev/sda2 : UUID=ca0209e0-0437-4e22-b333-d27fbc838de5 swap swap defaults 0 0 [hk@localhost ~]$
  4. Hi Folks, Sorry for asking what seems a stupid question. I used to run Mandriva in GNOME on my dual boot system (Mandriva / Windoze). Now I am trying Mandriva 2009 in KDE. The problem: The for both OS's common partition in vfat / FAT32 has no Icon on the desktop in the KDE Mandriva version, but there was one in the Gnome Version. How can I get it back? Helmut [moved from Installing Mandriva by spinynorman]
  5. Problem solved! Thanks a lot for the help. This is what happened: As a workaround for the USB-stick behaving read-only under Mandriva, I put my files on the common partition using Mandriva 2009. Then I rebooted to windows in order to store the files from the common partition onto the stick using XP. Later on my daughter gave me a brand new USB-stick, and that one worked fine in Linux eliminating the need for the workaround. With that in mind, the old stick was reformatted, and now it also works in Linux as it should have done in the first place. Thans again, Helmut
  6. After running "gpasswd..." as root, ( I did that before as user) it did add my username to the group floppy, but the problem persists. The security level was reduced to "poor" and this problem persists: If I want to record onto the pendrive it says "device is read only". I shall follow your suggestion and install package dostools, but then what? Helmut
  7. Hi Ianw, that code brings me "command not found" Helmut
  8. ls -l /dev/sdb1 brings the same answer floppy group Helmut
  9. Hi Folks, I'm running Mandriva 2009 in Gnome on an IBMx31 laptop. Upon inserting the USB-stick it will mount, but all files remain read only. I cannot put anything on the stick. grateful for any help, Helmut.
  10. nice pier. Southend presumably?


  11. Yeah, try USB. Its not fantastic, but works fine as long as you don't overload it by drawing too much current . The absolute max is 0.5A Anyhow, have a good trip! Much is different in the US, and when you are back you'll know why most folks prefer living where they are! Helmut.
  12. Well, good riddance! There must be something better than AC97... Helmut
  13. @zibi1981 I have the exact same MB, but none of these problems with Mandriva 2007 Free. Helmut
  14. Same as ianw 1974 said applies to my AC97soundcard too! In Windows it always has a buzzing noise, and it gets worse when moving the mouse. No decent sound recordings possible in Windows. However in Linux, the AC97 works! In KLetters, the German and real (UK) English versions were actually recorded with that card, i would not have submitted anything if the quality would not have been good. Helmut
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