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      So you may have noticed the forum software has upgraded !!!
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  1. PCMCIA slot

    Now I find that if I open a terminal, log into root and go to /etc/rc.d/init.d and then: PCIC=tcic ./pcmcia start then I can use my wireless card. Is there a spot that I can put that command so that I do not have to type it in everytime that I reboot the computer?
  2. PCMCIA slot

    I also find that when I go to MCC > System > Services, the pcmcia is listed but it is 'stopped'. When I hit the start button nothing happens. There is a check mark at 'on boot' but even after a reboot (yes, I am used to Windows, I reboot at the drop of a hat, old habits die hard...) it is still listed as 'stopped'.
  3. PCMCIA slot

    After more googling, I went into /etc/modprobe.preload and added the lines: yenta_socket cardmgr and now the lights on the card light up but that is about it. Even after rebooting with the card in, it was not detected. One step closer but still not there...
  4. PCMCIA slot

    I am trying to install a wireless PC card (Netgear MA 401) in a PCMCIA slot on a Dell Latitude D600. When I plug it in no lights on the card ever light up and when I go to MCC and look at hardware there is no card listed, nor are the PCMCIA slots listed. I know that the slots and the card are good as the card is usable when I boot the system into Win XP. The same thing happened with a D-Link card that I had tried to use earlier. I went into MCC > Software Management > Install and found software called 'pcmcia-cs-3.2.8-1mdk' and I installed it but it changed nothing. Is there something that I need to do to 'turn on' the PCMCIA under Linux? If I can at least get this wireless PC card working it will make it a bit easier on me while I am trying to get my Intel Centrino wireless working, this 100' patch cable snaking through my living room and downstairs to my router really sucks... Thanks Todd
  5. easy urpmi [solved]

    Thanks for the advice (again). I added them and am just waiting for an excuse to take her for a spin :)
  6. 10.1 + PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 newbie help pls

    I am having the same issue with my PRO/Wireless card and I ended up here at http://ipw2100.sourceforge.net/. I haven't had the time to roll up my sleeves and really get into it though. I am pretty new to Linux and it all seems pretty complicated at the moment... Gotta take the plunge soon though, hate not having wireless :(
  7. easy urpmi [solved]

    I went into MCC 'Media Manager' and removed the CDs from there. I saw a 'update_source' medium so I kept that and then I added the line: urpmi.addmedia main ftp://ftp.rutgers.edu/pub/Mandrakelinux/official/10.1/i586/media/main with media_info/hdlist.cz I also see 'contrib', 'plf', and 'jpackage' on the easyurpmi site. Should I add them or will that cause problems? Thanks. Todd
  8. Firefox and Gnome [solved]

    Thanks for the reply, that does make sense. And YES! I now have Firefox as my default browser! I like it when a plan comes together. Now all I need to do is figure out what is wrong with my PCMCIA slots on the laptop, how to get my Intel Centrino wireless working... I think that I am going to be busy for a bit :) thanks for all the help. Todd
  9. Petition to Macromedia

    OK, better late then never. 7970 here :)
  10. Firefox and Gnome [solved]

    Asking why things are done as they are in Linux should not be taken as criticizing Linux. I am used to the Windows way of doing things (unfortunatly) and the 'Linux' way is different and if I do not understand the reason why something may seem more complicated then what I am used to I see no reason why I should not ask. I am sure that there is a reason that there is not a 'make as default browser' check box as there is in Windows and I am curious as to what this reason might be. I don't think that asking question about why an OS does things a certain way means that I am not 'ready' for Linux, hell, asking those questions is a major reason that I am turning to Linux and leaving Windows. This is certainly not an attempt to start a a flame and i appreciate all of the help that you guys have given me with all of my questions (past and future) :) Todd
  11. Firefox and Gnome [solved]

    No, that didn't do it either. Maybe it is just me but it seems to be awful difficult just trying to set a default browser...
  12. easy urpmi [solved]

    I went to the site: http://www.mandrakeusers.org/easyurpmi/ and I have a few simple questions. Right now when I use urpmi it is my understanding that the only place that my computer looks is to the three CDs that I downloaded and used to install Linux. Would I be better off typing urpmi.removemedia -a, reinitializing urpmi's setup and then adding: urpmi.addmedia --update updates ftp://ftp.rutgers.edu/pub/Mandrakelinux/official/updates/10.1/main_updates with media_info/hdlist.cz urpmi.addmedia main ftp://ftp.rutgers.edu/pub/Mandrakelinux/official/10.1/i586/media/main with media_info/hdlist.cz (which I picked up off of the easyurpmi site) would this be advantagous to me or should I just let it point to the CDs? Thanks in advance for answering another newbie question. Todd
  13. Firefox and Gnome [solved]

    I tried that but when I click on a link in an e-mail nothing happens. I used Thunderbird and Evolution and got the same result. Is there any way of getting Firefox to show up in the 'select a browser' box?
  14. Firefox and Gnome [solved]

    How can I configure Firefox to be the default browser in Gnome? The Windows version has a 'make as default browser' option but no such thing exists in the Linux version. I am using Mandrake 10.1 and went to 'Configuration' > 'Gnome' > 'Advanced' > 'Prefered Applications'. I have two choices under 'Default web browser' and they are 'Select a web browser' and 'Custom web browser'. Under 'Select a web browser' Firefox is not listed. Under 'Custom web browser' it says 'mozilla %s' I took a chance and changed that to 'firefox %s' but of course it was not that easy. Any ideas as to what I am doing wrong? And why would there not be a 'make as default browser' option as there is in the Windows version? I'm sure that there is a good reason, I'm just missing it...
  15. PCMCIA WLAN card for linux

    Thanks for the response. I considered updating the firmware on the 2100 but I am using a dual boot with Windows XP (i know, yuck, but I'm not ready to solo yet...) and I was afraid that that may make it inoperable with Windows. Or am I mistaken and is the firmware that you are refering to platform independant? I was on the sourceforge site and it all looked a bit intimidateing but if the firmware update does not disable that 2100 in Windows then I am more then willing to try it out. And yes the radio is on as I do use it in windows and I also use Mandrake 10.1. Now when I go to MCC > hardware > hardware I see the 2100 listed under ethernet cards.