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  1. Interesting thread... for me, Firefox is the same speed as Windows, but Konqueror is dead slow. On a friend's computer, it's the opposite: Firefox is quite slow but Konqueror is pretty fast.
  2. Minimalist XFCE desktop... Hey yonn... that is a beautiful waterfall desktop... where did you get it from?
  3. If you don't need it, you can remove GDM, but don't remove XDM: X needs that to function.
  4. Alright, let's take this one problem at a time. First, hardware. Is this a new computer, and is it custom-built? Does Windows boot okay? Did Mandriva 10.1 work? What are your hardware specs? What is your power supply wattage, and how many fans do you have? Have you checked the BIOS to see if the fans are working at a decent speed? We'll tackle your network card after we've got this solved.
  5. That snippet should work assuming you have a Logitech PS/2. I have that same mouse and that's what my xorg.conf looks like. Don't worry, after you use Linux for a while, stuff doesn't break anymore unless you ask it to :P.
  6. See if you can install a package called "mdetect". It try to auto-detect what mouse you have. Is it USB or PS/2? A special model or generic?
  7. Urg... I hate bugs :). I tried that and /etc/fstab looks fine. I'm just gonna reinstall I think.
  8. dev/sda5 does indeed exist, but I tried moving it to a temporary directory and it didn't fix anything, which makes some sense because: "ls /dev/sda*" gives sda[1-15] or so, even with just one partition.
  9. Distro is Debian Sid. I just moved around my partitions so I could get rid of Windows. My Linux used to be on /dev/sda5 and Windows on /dev/sda1, but I created a new partition where Windows had been and copied all my files there with Knoppix and cp -rfv --preserve (except /proc because that would never copy since some of the files aren't strictly "real" I guess). Anyway, I then booted into my copy on /dev/sda1 and it worked fine. I then deleted /dev/sda5 to give me more space and when I boot again into /dev/sda1 it gives me an error. Waiting for /sys/block/sda/sda5/dev No such file or directory Well, of course it can't find it: sda5 has been deleted and doesn't exist. It seems that whatever reference the old partition had was copied over and thus it's still looking for sda5 even though it doesn't exist. I tried moving /sys/block/sda/sda5 to a temporary directory hoping that would stop it from looking for it, but no luck. O also removed all references to sda5 in /etc/fstab and that didn't help either. Any ideas on what's keeping it from booting still? Thanks all :).
  10. Besides defining it in lilo.conf, I'm guessing you'll want to define it in xorg.conf (or XF6Config) too.
  11. Make sure that you are running a kernel optimized for your OS (a 686 rather than 386 one), check in the list for kernels.
  12. That really is very odd... anyone have ideas? I guess try reinstalling all your plugins.
  13. It looked like you could, but that the trouble was on the other server's end rather than yours. If you couldn't, it would probably say something like "could no locate server xyz" or something to that effect. Try "ping google.com" and see if that gets a reply to see. Probably you just need to use another server.
  14. Aomighty

    Panic or No Panic

    You also might try switching down the security level. Maybe Mandriva is being too protective and screwing something up.
  15. If it works, don't fix it. Just kidding . What browser are you using? Firefox?
  16. I haven't tried it yet, but they just came out with Gaim 2.0 Beta, which says it can now transfer files via AIM even with NAT. You might try it, see if it helps you :).
  17. What happens when you start Firefox entirely from the command-line? What messages does it give?
  18. I don't mean to insult your intelligence, but make sure you edit xorg.conf rather than XF86Config.
  19. Also, does this only happen when you have another program that uses sound going? Like XMMS or something?
  20. It doesn't work on Debian either (neither did 1.9.800 or so). I think some of the newest releases don't always work perfectly. For now I'm sticking with 2.0.
  21. I'm not sure if this is what you meant by the group "CD", but make sure you're in group "cdrom."
  22. It must suck to be famous. It seems you're never allowed to have any off-days, because there's always someone waiting to pounce on you :). Maybe you're right about his tone, I just don't know :).
  23. Besides being entitled to his views, it's not like he posted it loud and clear on slashdot for all to hear or something. He was on a Gnome developer's mailing list, for crying out loud! He didn't exactly shout it to the world. Personally, I wish it never would've been slashdotted, after all, what did they think would happen if they put it up? :) It's also important to note that he posted it on the Gnome mailing list, not the KDE one. I'm guessing it was in more in a tone of hoping they'd improve rather than needless bashing. Linus has a history of a harsh temper at first, but he cools down later (Linux is obselete!!!).
  24. Thanks for sharing your experiences, it's always good to hear about another person switching :).
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