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Chibix
Posted on: Jul 29 2004, 01:44 AM


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Since I'm all about Anti-Security on the home network (You know, we have no big international secrets here), I want to set up the local Linux machine to AutoLogin, yet in the panel, the only Autologin option seems to be "Nobody", the account that... well... nobody uses.

I've got to figure out some way to force Root to appear on that menu, or to get root's account to Auto-login by itself in some other way, in Mandrake 10.0. Suggestions?
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Chibix
Posted on: Jul 29 2004, 01:36 AM


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QUOTE (shetookhalf @ Jul 28 2004, 08:15 PM)
I figured it out set root passwords and my display is where I want it everything as far as that goes works fine however now my browser just crawls it goes at 3.5kbs per second atleast thats what it says at the bottom of the page. I have a cable connection at 400kbs that does not make sense.

Oh, are you on Comcast in Seattle? Yeah, I have that here in Burien, too, and I'm getting... (Brace yourself) 131.3 Kbps, over a Coaxial Connection. All of my outgoing servers have been firewalled by Comcast's routers. I'm switching to Speakeasy by the weekend. Comcast NO MORE!
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Posted on: Jul 28 2004, 07:53 PM


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Samba.

I installed LinNeighborhood, and it seems to have no problem letting me delete things in MidnightCommander.

Now if only I could get these drives to Mount! /mnt/ takes a long time to ls, even in Konqueror.
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Chibix
Posted on: Jul 28 2004, 06:48 PM


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Speaking as a new Mandrake 10 user, I can say that perhaps you're being a little too aprehensive about Mandrake. Linux systems, by nature, are very configurable, and you have to make sure that someone (A boss, a neighborhood kid) hasn't messed with the system configuration.

0: Log in as Root (if possible)
If you can't... (or if you can)...

1: Click on the Star Button
2: Click System > Configuration > Configure your Desktop
3: Inside the System tab, click Login Manager

4: If you couldn't log in as root: Click the Users tab. Enable/Unhide Root. Go back, and login as root.

5: If you could log in as root: Click on the Convenience tab.
6: Disable Password-less Logins. Disable Auto-Login.
7: You may want to disallow uninvited sessions inside the Network-Desktop sharing tab too.

About your videocard, what kind is it? I was able to install all the Graphical Mesa Demos, on a Radeon 9200 and on NVidia Rage TNT 2-64 graphics cards, both with no problem, and I had 3d-accellerated screensavers going in under a minute.
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Posted on: Jul 24 2004, 04:36 PM


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[root@localhost Desktop] # urpmi ayttm
unable to take medium "main" into account as no list file [/var/lib/urpmi/list.main] exists
no package named ayttm


Not only ayttm, but also some pizza game, the coolest game in the world called 'abuse', and some other junk
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Posted on: Jul 24 2004, 12:48 AM


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[quote=urpmi --auto-select]unable to take medium "main" into account as no list file [/var/lib/urpmi/list.main] exists
Everything already installed[/quote]

(Just checking)

[quote=installgame.sh]
ls: *.o: No such file or directory
./installgame.sh: line 1: bc: command not found
Error: You don't have dialog installed!
If dialog is located somewhere else than /bin/dialog,
then modify the PATH_DIALOG variable in the ./installgame.sh script![/quote]

[quote=abuse_sdl-0.7.0:configure]configure: error: *** SDL version 1.1.6 or above not found![/quote]

[quote=SDL-1.2.7-1.i386.rpm]Installation failed:
file /usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0.7.0 from install of SDL-1.2.7-1 conflicts with package from libSDL1.2-1.2.7-2.mdk[/quote]

[quote=ayttm][root@localhost ayttm]# ayttm.rpm
Some package requested cannot be installed:
ayttm-0.4.6-3mdk.i586 (due to unsatisfied libstdc++.so.6)

[root@localhost ayttm]# configure
checking for ESD - version >= 0.2.7... no
*** Could not run ESD test program, checking why...
*** The test program compiled, but did not run. This usually means
*** that the run-time linker is not finding ESD or finding the wrong
*** version of ESD. If it is not finding ESD, you'll need to set your
*** LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable, or edit /etc/ld.so.conf to point
*** to the installed location  Also, make sure you have run ldconfig if that
*** is required on your system
***
*** If you have an old version installed, it is best to remove it, although
*** you may also be able to get things to work by modifying LD_LIBRARY_PATH
checking for artsc-config... /usr/bin/artsc-config
checking for ARTS... automatic: no
*** Could not run ARTS test program, checking why...
*** The test program compiled, but did not run. This usually means
*** that the run-time linker is not finding ARTS or finding the wrong
*** version of ARTS. If it is not finding ARTS, you'll need to set your
*** LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable, or edit /etc/ld.so.conf to point
*** to the installed location  Also, make sure you have run ldconfig if that
*** is required on your system
***
*** If you have an old version installed, it is best to remove it, although
*** you may also be able to get things to work by modifying LD_LIBRARY_PATH
checking for glib-config... no
checking for GLIB - version >= 1.2.0... no
*** The glib-config script installed by GLIB could not be found
*** If GLIB was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
*** your path, or set the GLIB_CONFIG environment variable to the
*** full path to glib-config.
configure: error: Unable to find glib-devel version 1.2.0 or higher[/quote]
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Posted on: Jul 23 2004, 09:26 AM


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Okay, I'll try to refrain from asking any more ontological questions. I mean, you guys are just USING the operating system. You're just victims, like all of those Microsoft Windows users out there. You don't define your world. You have no say in how any of it's going to be. You don't have to think about it at all. You just use it because it's there, it's what people have already done. You don't need to work on it, or redefine anything, that's okay. I'll try not to shatter your fragile little worlds anymore. *BRING IT ON!* Hehehe!

GCC Compiler:

checking for SDL - version >= 1.2.6... no
*** The sdl-config script installed by SDL could not be found
*** If SDL was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
*** your path, or set the SDL_CONFIG environment variable to the
*** full path to sdl-config.
configure: error: *** couldn't find SDL 1.2.6

SDL version 1.2.7 (stable) Runtime Library installer for Linux:

You are about to install the following software package on your computer:
/root/Desktop/SDL-1.2.7-1.i386.rpm (182.8k)
To satisfy dependencies, the following packages are going to be installed (0 MB):
SDL-1.2.7-1.i386
Installation failed:
file /usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0.7.0 from install of SDL-1.2.7-1 conflicts with file from package libSDL1.2-1.2.7-2mdk

What be the problem here? I bet it's something really simple, like adding some weird bin/prefix to my path or setting some environment variable (which I'm clueless at anyways) but the messages do seem to conflict, so I'm hoping it's easy and already installed in some way.
-S
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Posted on: Jul 23 2004, 01:56 AM


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All my partitions are vfat.

Linux will read/download from the vfat drives across the network. But it will not upload/write to. How do I set that.

Windows will now read/download from the linux Reiser drive from across the network, but will not write/upload. How do I set that too?
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Posted on: Jul 23 2004, 01:35 AM


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Here's what happened. I was updating the file dependencies, right, and Comcast, my internet service provider, started acting up, causing some of the files to corrupt themselves. After re-running it and re-running it, the corrupted ones downloaded properly, and as of the moment, I'm 4 files away from a fully updated system, but the mirror you gave me is down so I'm going to find another Mandrake 10 mirror and everything should go smooth!

Okay! I had to do the last four by hand, but I installed all the dependencies! Woo!

Now, I need to put stuff like SDL and crap on there. Hmm... *installs dependencies needed for that crap I downloaded the other day*

Oh yeah, that's what happened last time. I can't install the SDL because I already HAVE the SDL somehow, but the compiler can't see it and spits up a ton of SDL errors!

To make matters worse....
I'd really really like it if I were able to tell people "Oh, yes, you can run a bash shell script from KDE if you want to, just doubleclick on it", but that doesn't work. You HAVE to open a bash terminal, and you HAVE to navigate to the directory, and THEN you have to type ./ command.sh

I thought we lived in the age of the graphical shell, where things were as easy as drag and drop, doubleclick. So, what's WRONG with you linux users?! Why are you all bent on SO MUCH d**n system security that you can't even RUN PROGRAMS from the CURRENT DIRECTORY?! Why does every friggin file have to have permissions just to be written to? Why can't you write to network drives that don't have passwords? Why is it SO TERRIBLE to run as root?! Why aren't all executable files executable by default when you download them, and HOW THE HECK do you run shell scripts, and executables that have to be run from the shell, FROM X11?!?!

You're a bunch of frightened little American Wussies, I swear to God. Survival of the fittest causes Evolution! Security equals stagnation! If Linux is about Freedom, where's all tha freedom at?!
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Posted on: Jul 21 2004, 10:56 PM


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I got XMMS and JWS working in Mandrake. I'm a linux GOD! Woo!

Okay, what do I do when I get something like this?

The following packages have bad signatures:
/var/cache/urpmi/rpms/gnome-vfs2-2.4.2-5mdk.i586.rpm:
/var/cache/urpmi/rpms/libgnome-vfs2_0-2.4.2-5mdk.i586
Do you want to continue installation ? (y/N)
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Posted on: Jul 21 2004, 08:56 PM


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Topic number two!

libiconv is preventing the installation of a buncha things. other things are stopped by sdl.

I managed to get Java installed, and xmms too, but I had to do it from the CLI. WebStart still won't work, and that's sad. I refuse to believe that Lindows is better than Mandrake! I am updating the OS at the moment though. Slowly but surely. Mayhaps there's a faster server I should be using.

speed = 0. Perhaps indeed!
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Posted on: Jul 21 2004, 08:35 PM


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Is it possible to add the current directory to the end of the list of places linux checks when I type in a command? I know that DOS has this enabled by default, and it seems more natural personally, than typing ./, as I haven't been typing ./ in DOS for the last 13 years. What would this break, if I made it so in Linux? How can I enable that for this session, and how, for every session?
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Posted on: Jul 21 2004, 08:21 PM


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Originally Arizona, moved to Washington State to escape the heat, and now it's hot again! Drats!
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Posted on: Jul 21 2004, 08:09 PM


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Okay, I found out how this works. It seems I've been aborting the addmedia's pre-emptively. But it's updating all my missing dependencies now. I'm going to look for the XMMS package, now. *browses /pub/linux/distributions*
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Posted on: Jul 21 2004, 06:57 PM


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Aww crud. Time to get a sourceforge account!
But linux users will love me if I ever get it complete. Then the next day, they'll come out with a 3d version.
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Posted on: Jul 21 2004, 10:40 AM


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*applauds* Bravo!

I have one question;
There is this application I want to port to Linux. Natively, it is a win9x-based app, and it was compiled in Pascal. It is, dare I say, my favorite application I've ever used in win9x, and the source was recently released. Is there a simple way to "make" this application, do I just have to download a pascal compiler, or worse, do I have to wade through the pascal sources, changing all the function calls from w9x-native to mandrake-native system calls, and then compile it? I don't want to think of what might be worse than that. (Converting pascal to c++ by hand?)

Just wondering.
-C
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Posted on: Jul 21 2004, 10:27 AM


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Network drives, nope, everything basically works there. With one exception. I can't seem to copy any sort of files to hard drives across Samba to or from a windows machine. Am I supposed to be able to do that?

{edit}
I can copy files from the linux box using the windows machine, and I can copy files from the windows machine using the linux box, but not vice versa. So it's only one-way, downloading to each, from the other. No write permissions.
{/edit}

It only upsets me because I can't do it and because that windows (ME) machine (800 Mhz) is my firewall/internet server at the moment. (See; the creepy eye)
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Posted on: Jul 21 2004, 10:14 AM


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[root@localhost src]# urpmi.update -a
unable to take medium "main" into account as no list file [/var/lib/urpmi/list.main] exists
nothing to update (use urpmi.addmedia to add a media)
[root@localhost src]#

Hmm... I got that same message each time I typed in a new source, and even when I removed all the media sources. Therefore, I can't do anything that depends on it. I don't know where this list.main got off to.

I've been trying to install this GTK+ thing all morning. It started complaining that it couldn't install without it's dependencies being installed already, so I downloaded those and started making them all, and now I have a little problem with glib. The install readme says it has a configure file, but the directory doesn't think so! Regardless, make won't work if it's got no makefile. Perhaps I will just try to skip the installation of glib and assume I already have it, but it still irks me that I can't!

(And I only want to install GTK+ because of XMMS! Damn you XMMS! Why can't you include everything you need in one standalone executable binary?!!?!?!??!?!??!????!?!?!?!?!?!!!)

{edit} - I've downloaded the latest kernel source rpm. It told me I already had it. But when I did that command...

[root@localhost root]# rpm -qa | grep kernel

kernel-2.6.3.7mdk-1-1mdk

[root@localhost root]#

I don't see anything that indicates I have source *and* a kernel. I put the link in there like you said, and it points to the right place.

I do have braodband, but at the moment, it's acting as slow as dialup. Comcast == evil.
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Posted on: Jul 21 2004, 09:36 AM


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I'm learnin a lot too. ;p

Yesterday, I was allergic to "make". I said "See if I ever compile anything on linux! If they don't provide me a binary, they don't deserve me runnin their program!" And a lot of people do.

But today, I found that you can configure mandrake's local browser to open a command-line in the current directory of the window. I found that there's not some weird and evil conspiracy to confuse me, and all I have to do is type make and ./filename to do funky things like "compile a program". Who'd have thought!

I imagined there might be a distro that doesn't include the "make" command. So I asked for a version. And still: If the makefile isn't included, you do have to find out what kind of source it is, and compilation gets a whole lot trickier, I'm sure.
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Posted on: Jul 21 2004, 06:40 AM


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I was just FreshMeating something like this. Check out this page, if you don't want to give up on VB.

GnomeBasic, a VB clone

Also, if you're far into GTK and don't feel like turning back!

Vb2C, a VB to GTK convertor

Perhaps you can compile linux binary ports with these!
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Posted on: Jul 21 2004, 06:26 AM


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Additionally, in the 'manage users' section of the control panel, you can add Root as an allowed user, and log in to KDE or Gnome with Root. You'll get a popup window that says "Warning, you can cause system damage and we won't stop you!". Then you can edit your fstab and view protected root directories in all your favorite programs.
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Posted on: Jul 21 2004, 01:04 AM


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I can give you a vague answer, and ask a couple of questions, and someone with more skill can give you a much better answer based on that.

When you download the sourcecode to a program, the first thing to do is make sure you are able to compile it. That means you need to have a compiler that works with the same language as the source. Secondly, you've got to give the right commands to the compiler to get it to turn your sourcecode into a bytecode program.

So we need to know two things: What OS distribution are you using?, and second, What language is the source? (C++? Pascal? VisualBasic?)
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Posted on: Jul 21 2004, 12:41 AM


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It seems precompiled binaries come mostly within the Redhat/Fedora2 flavor, and when you're lucky, Debian or Sparc.

Which of these binaries would mandrake be compatible with? Since both Redhat and Debian are linux-based operating systems, Is the bytecode different somehow, to warrant different binaries?

What libraries should I install now, and how do I know if I have them installed? What Gtk, glut, and other libraries do I need to make sure I have installed and updated? Are these file dependencies that linux gurus talk about? How many months should I go before I worry about learning how to patch my kernel? Why aren't there graphical utilities to handle all this already?!

Where's all tha 3d games hiding?! I love chromium, gimme more!

I can't seem to get my package manager to work properly, it never downloads the packages right or gives me 1500 different reasons why I can't check a box or I can't download or the download had corrupted or something else wasn't checked first and that other thing isn't even on the list. Should I worry about fixing it? I can just get everything elsewhere, right? If I live in Seattle, what mandrake rpm sources would be best to choose?
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Posted on: Jul 20 2004, 12:59 AM


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After trying a few different options found around the net, I went with
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat rw,auto,umask=000,quiet 0 0
and it worked! Woohoo!

Thanks for the umask fix, Jim!
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Posted on: Jul 19 2004, 07:24 PM


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That's just the problem. There is a /mnt/windows, and it doesn't contain my files.
hda1 is indeed a fat32 partition. Ooh, looks like it never did mount.

$ mount

/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part5 on / type reiserfs (rw,notail)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
none on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)
none on /dev type devfs (rw)
none on /sys type sysfs (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,mode=0620)
none on /mnt/floppy type supermount (rw,sync,dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850)
//cti-1/C on /mnt/C type smbfs (0)
//cti-1/D on /mnt/D type smbfs (0)

$su
# mount -a

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda1,
or too many mounted file systems

# mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows
# ls /mnt/windows

autoexec.bat* Program Files/ dos/ BeOS/ beos.bat* ifshlp.sys* io.sys* command.com* msdos.sys* win386.swp* config.sys* windows/

# SUCCESS!


{edit} This gives rise to another problem.

$ cd /mnt/windows
bash: cd: /mnt/windows: Permission denied
$


So how do I make it always do that, but give access to people other than SU?
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