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  1. That's interesting. It wouldn't be any use for me though, they're not computers I could easily install anything on. I've reformatted it with FAT, it's the best solution. Thanks everyone. derxen
  2. Thanks, changing permissions to 777 is what I did, but I now realize that I have to use the usb-stick on windows machines as well every one in a while, so it's back to vfat. (Can someone mark this topic as solved?) Out of curiosity: why is ext3 useless for usb-sticks? derxen
  3. Sorry, should have mentioned that, it's ext3. What complicates things is that I don't have root access on the work computer, it's a (experimental) linux work station. So creating a group is no option. derxen
  4. Hello I want to use a usb-stick on two linux machines, one at work, one at home. I have different user names on the two. How do I make the files readable, writable, and executable for me on both, without making all the files rwx for others? Is there a way? derxen
  5. what's this button for? oh, wait...

  6. Yes, that works. I didn't find this in the thrunderbird preferences, but edited the file by hand. It was still set to mozffremote. Thanks guys. And no, I'm not completely happy with either firefox or thunderbird, but I need one of firefox's extensions for my work, and and I can install both here at home and at work (windows, alas). thanks again derxen
  7. Thanks, daniewicz and yossarian. Yes I have tried Gnome's Preferred applications, as well as xfce's, but they don't work. Which worries me, because they should. I'll try editing the prefs.js of thunderbird, but that would still be a workaround, because it wouldn't set the preferred browser for hyperlinks in other applications. derxen
  8. Thanks John, but I'm a dedicated xfce fan. It worked fine with firefox 2, but ever since I upgraded to firefox 3 (both on mandriva 2008 and 2009) it stopped working. Doesn't work in Gnome either, btw. It's a minor issue, but annoying. derxen
  9. Hello I want webpages to open in firefox 3 when I click on a link, say in thunderbird, but I can't get it to work. Right now I have </usr/bin/firefox "%s"> in my preferred applications, but that doesn't do the trick. Does anyone know how? derxen
  10. Yes, a number of packages had not been upgraded, about 60 in my case. Not too bad out of 1523. The mirror must've been busy, because I have lots of space. derxen
  11. It worked for me. It did take a long time, so I went to bed before it finished. This morning I did have to fix the nvidia-driver, because for some reason I had two different versions of kernel module and driver, but uninstalling all nvidia stuff and then reinstalling it via 'set up the graphical server' in the hardware configuration menu did the trick. And so far everything else seems to work. So as far as I'm concerned: congratulations mandriva on a good job. Easiest update/upgrade ever. The new splash screen looks as if xorg is malfunctioning though. derxen
  12. Hello I have an 8-in-1 cardreader. After putting a cf card in with an angstrom rootfs, taken straight from an ipaq, it isn't recognized anymore. That is, it's not in the fstab, the red lights don't come on, and only the usb still works. Can anyone give me a pointer how to get it back? derxen
  13. A final update: I have now found out this was always a hardware problem, see for example http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/showthread.php?t=55422 Apparently I'm not the only one with this problem. Time for a new modem/router (I'm not handy with a soldering iron). If anyone feels tempted to buy a linksys wag54g: don't, it has many other problems as well. Does anyone know a good replacement? derxen
  14. Hi Ian I think 2008 disables ipv6 by default, because it is turned off on eth0. What's been happening the last couple of times is that it takes about ten minutes to give signs of life, then little by little it will start to blink more frequently, and eventually a link is established, and then a while later the link is stable. Takes about twenty minutes. It's as if it has to warm up. derxen
  15. I'll mark this as solved, because I have installed 2008 now and ethernet seems fine. It doesn't come on instantly though, so I have a feeling I'll be back with this. derxen
  16. Hi Ian, this is the output of mii-diag eth1: Basic registers of MII PHY #24: 3000 7829 0041 6800 0541 45e1 0007 2801. The autonegotiated capability is 0140. The autonegotiated media type is 100baseTx-FD. Basic mode control register 0x3000: Auto-negotiation enabled. Basic mode status register 0x7829 ... 782d. Link status: previously broken, but now reestablished. Your link partner advertised 45e1: Flow-control 100baseTx-FD 100baseTx 10baseT-FD 10baseT, w/ 802.3X flow control. End of basic transceiver information. mii-tool -w gives: 14:20:26 eth1: negotiated 100baseTx-FD flow-control, link ok 14:20:30 eth1: no link 14:20:31 eth1: negotiated 100baseTx-FD flow-control, link ok 14:20:33 eth1: negotiated 100baseTx-FD flow-control, link ok 14:20:56 eth1: no link 14:20:58 eth1: negotiated 100baseTx-FD flow-control, link ok 14:21:07 eth1: no link etcetera. So it looks to be on auto. I can't make any sense of this behavior: yesterday it worked perfectly, then this morning it wouldn't even blink, and now it's patchy, but getting better. derxen
  17. this is ifcfg: DEVICE=eth1 BOOTPROTO=dhcp ONBOOT=yes METRIC=10 MII_NOT_SUPPORTED=no USERCTL=no RESOLV_MODS=no IPV6INIT=no IPV6TO4INIT=no DHCP_CLIENT=dhclient NEEDHOSTNAME=no PEERDNS=yes PEERYP=yes PEERNTPD=no i would hate to reinstall the nic, now that it works. i'm pretty sure i didn't get options for speed and duplex when i installed it before via mcc. derxen
  18. i now realize that to get it to work, i need to switch off the gateway for a couple of minutes. why is that? derxen
  19. it's back up after an hour of random tinkering. ian, how do i set the machine to auto for speed and duplex? derxen
  20. thanks ian, that might have something to do with it, because one of the things i did yesterday was to set full duplex on the driver for the nic. i'll check when i get back home and report back. derxen
  21. Mysteriously, it worked perfectly yesterday, after i had taken out the NIC and reinserted it, and switched the gateway off and on. That seems to suggest the hardware is okay. But today it's the same problem again.
  22. Hello everyone I wonder if anyone could help me with my ethernet connection. My ethernet connection with the dsl gateway went flaky, so i put in a new ethernet card, but it remains patchy. The light goes on and off. This is from /var/log/messages: Oct 8 20:03:45 localhost ifplugd(eth1)[4034]: Link beat lost. Oct 8 20:03:50 localhost ifplugd(eth1)[4034]: Link beat detected. Oct 8 20:05:51 localhost ifplugd(eth1)[4034]: Link beat lost. Oct 8 20:05:57 localhost ifplugd(eth1)[4034]: Executing '/etc/ifplugd/ifplugd.action eth1 down'. Oct 8 20:05:57 localhost avahi-daemon[3014]: Withdrawing address record for 192.168.1.64 on eth1. Oct 8 20:05:57 localhost avahi-daemon[3014]: Leaving mDNS multicast group on interface eth1.IPv4 with address 192.168.1.64. Oct 8 20:05:57 localhost avahi-daemon[3014]: IP_DROP_MEMBERSHIP failed: No such device Oct 8 20:05:57 localhost avahi-daemon[3014]: Interface eth1.IPv4 no longer relevant for mDNS. Oct 8 20:05:57 localhost avahi-daemon[3014]: Withdrawing address record for fe80::204:75ff:fee8:c09f on eth1. Oct 8 20:05:57 localhost ifplugd(eth1)[4034]: Program executed successfully. Oct 8 20:05:57 localhost kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:02.0[A] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 20 Oct 8 20:05:57 localhost kernel: eth1: setting half-duplex. Oct 8 20:05:57 localhost kernel: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready Oct 8 20:06:05 localhost ifplugd(eth1)[4034]: Link beat detected. Oct 8 20:06:05 localhost kernel: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth1: link becomes ready Oct 8 20:06:06 localhost ifplugd(eth1)[4034]: Executing '/etc/ifplugd/ifplugd.action eth1 up'. Oct 8 20:06:07 localhost avahi-daemon[3014]: Registering new address record for fe80::204:75ff:fee8:c09f on eth1.*. Oct 8 20:06:10 localhost dhclient: DHCPREQUEST on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 Oct 8 20:06:10 localhost dhclient: DHCPACK from 192.168.1.1 Oct 8 20:06:10 localhost avahi-daemon[3014]: Joining mDNS multicast group on interface eth1.IPv4 with address 192.168.1.64. Oct 8 20:06:10 localhost avahi-daemon[3014]: New relevant interface eth1.IPv4 for mDNS. Oct 8 20:06:10 localhost avahi-daemon[3014]: Registering new address record for 192.168.1.64 on eth1.IPv4. Oct 8 20:06:10 localhost NET[6802]: /sbin/dhclient-script : updated /etc/resolv.conf Oct 8 20:06:10 localhost dhclient: bound to 192.168.1.64 -- renewal in 39484 seconds. Oct 8 20:06:10 localhost ifplugd(eth1)[4034]: client: Determining IP information for eth1... done. Oct 8 20:06:10 localhost ifplugd(eth1)[4034]: Program executed successfully. Oct 8 20:09:06 localhost ifplugd(eth1)[4034]: Link beat lost. Oct 8 20:09:10 localhost kernel: eth1: setting full-duplex. Oct 8 20:09:11 localhost ifplugd(eth1)[4034]: Link beat detected. Oct 8 20:13:10 localhost ifplugd(eth1)[4034]: Link beat lost. Oct 8 20:13:15 localhost ifplugd(eth1)[4034]: Link beat detected. Etcetera. This is ifconfig: eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:04:75:E8:C0:9F inet addr:192.168.1.64 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: fe80::204:75ff:fee8:c09f/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:932 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:11 frame:0 TX packets:1305 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:882 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:477083 (465.9 KiB) TX bytes:452022 (441.4 KiB) Interrupt:20 Base address:0xf80 lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1 RX packets:384 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:384 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:29568 (28.8 KiB) TX bytes:29568 (28.8 KiB) Is this a hardware problem, or is something misconfigured? It's driving me nuts. Any help wuld be appreciated. derxen
  23. sure enough, I owned all his files. derxen
  24. So could it have something to do with the fact that I had installed the 2007.1 gnome live version first, then installed 2007.1 powerpack? Because I've done many installs of mandrake/iva keeping the /home dir intact, but this is the first time this happened. I guess I'd better check the other user's files too, anyway. Thanks Ian. derxen
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