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sudsucker
Posted on: Oct 2 2006, 11:26 PM


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Why limit yourself? Isn't two O.S.'s better than one? (HMMM, maybe I should buy a MAC)

QUOTE (sudsucker @ Oct 3 2006, 12:21 AM) *
Why limit yourself? Isn't two O.S.'s better than one? (HMMM, maybe I should buy a MAC)


Damn, wish I could edit my posts, I should have typed Aren't two O.S.'s better than one?!
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sudsucker
Posted on: Oct 2 2006, 11:17 PM


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QUOTE (DS2K3 @ Jun 28 2006, 01:07 PM) *
You can't speak binary and more than you can in denary - Any self-respecting programmer knows that :| . You could maybe spell the english/whatever words in the binary representation of a character set however. smile.gif Duh!

biggrin.gif

D


I don't have that kind of time, could I speak in hexadecimal? (I tried octal first but I kept getting christmas and halloween mixed up since dec25=oct31)
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sudsucker
Posted on: Sep 24 2006, 03:23 PM


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Sorry about the lack of info. I have SUSE 10.1, Gnome and a wireless laser mouse (MS 6000).
The Control Center mouse settings don't have any options for wheel speed.
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Posted on: Sep 23 2006, 10:34 PM


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How do I decrease the scroll wheel speed on my mouse?
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Posted on: Sep 23 2006, 10:31 PM


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How do I get DVD's to play in SUSE? I'm a noob so be verbose as possible. Thanks in advance.
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Posted on: Sep 2 2006, 10:46 AM


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QUOTE (DS2K3 @ Sep 2 2006, 06:58 AM) *
You can install grub on the hard disk - It should be the same as instlaling it on the floppy disk, just use hd0 instead.

You might need to install the dvd decryption libraries (decss). There might be a package for your distribution available, but some distribuotrs (mostly US based ones) wont include it because of potential DMCA violations due the reverse-engineering of the DVD encryption.

D


I had grub on the hard disk but it failed to boot my sata drives (software raid). You hit the nail on the head with the DMCA issues so I'm looking into a solution for that.
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Posted on: Sep 1 2006, 12:36 AM


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Audio cd's, mp3's and flash enabled websites now work with the 32 bit version smile.gif (none of these worked with SUSE 10.1 64bit), but I can't play DVD's mad.gif and I had to set up a weird kind of boot system to choose between Windows and Linux when I boot my machine.
I put a blank disk in my floppy drive and I hit cntr-alt-f1 and logged in as root then typed the following:

grub-install fd0

Now if I want to boot to windows, I power up with the floppy ejected. If I want to boot to Linux, I insert the floppy disk before booting and the grub menu options appear.
I have my bios set to boot my floppy drive first, then my cdrom, then my hard drives (IDE first then SATA) --(Linux is on my IDE and Windows is on the SATA drives)
  Forum: Technical Support · Post Preview: #27936 · Replies: 54 · Views: 89,994

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Posted on: Aug 30 2006, 01:16 AM


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Been awhile since last post. I never could get the sound to work properly (I toyed around with alsa and gave up). I decided to repartition the drive I had linux on, installed the 32 bit version of SuSe 10.1 with the gnome desktop and now all seems to work fine. Installing the NVIDIA video driver was still a bit of a chore (since Im still a noob, but with prior suggestions I got it to work). I guess the 64 bit versions of Fed and Suse aren't quite ready for prime time (Windows 64 isn't either so it's a draw if your keeping score)
I really do appreciate the help I got here and now that I have a usable distro installed I will be back here for more info. Thanks again and query you soon!
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Posted on: Jul 25 2006, 02:37 PM


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That's a really great article g33k! Thanks again.

DS2K3- will try your suggestion and let you know. Thanks again. smile.gif
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Posted on: Jul 25 2006, 12:58 AM


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QUOTE (sudsucker @ Jul 25 2006, 01:36 AM) *
I'm a noob too. And I just got KDE running on my machine with SUSE 10.1 with a lot of help on this forum.
After booting SUSE, hold ctrl+alt+f3 , and login as root.
type init 3 to kill the broken gui.
login again as root and do as follows:
Copy the Nvidia driver (NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8762-pkg1.run - in your case-) to your root home directory.
Then, logged in as root, type yast2 and selected -software -software management- and tab to the search option.
search for kernel-source first, then tab to accept, and after it installs, answer yes to search for more.
Search for make, and gcc respectively and accept and install them as well.
Then, follow the SUSE directions as follows:
as root type-
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8762-pkg1.run -q
sax2 -r -m 0
(zero above not the letter O)
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8762-pkg1.run -K
(if you get a warning about already having the Kernel then retype the line above without the -K)

This did it for me.


Whoops, I forgot this above-

as root type-
rmmod nvidia (this unloads the kernel module)
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8762-pkg1.run -q
sax2 -r -m 0
(zero above not the letter O)
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8762-pkg1.run -K
(if you get a warning about already having the Kernel then retype the line above without the -K)

This did it for me.
  Forum: Hardware Support · Post Preview: #27568 · Replies: 2 · Views: 5,063

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Posted on: Jul 25 2006, 12:36 AM


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I'm a noob too. And I just got KDE running on my machine with SUSE 10.1 with a lot of help on this forum.
After booting SUSE, hold ctrl+alt+f3 , and login as root.
type init 3 to kill the broken gui.
login again as root and do as follows:
Copy the Nvidia driver (NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8762-pkg1.run - in your case-) to your root home directory.
Then, logged in as root, type yast2 and selected -software -software management- and tab to the search option.
search for kernel-source first, then tab to accept, and after it installs, answer yes to search for more.
Search for make, and gcc respectively and accept and install them as well.
Then, follow the SUSE directions as follows:
as root type-
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8762-pkg1.run -q
sax2 -r -m 0
(zero above not the letter O)
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8762-pkg1.run -K
(if you get a warning about already having the Kernel then retype the line above without the -K)

This did it for me.
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Posted on: Jul 24 2006, 10:27 PM


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QUOTE (DS2K3 @ Jul 23 2006, 06:26 AM) *
We have a wiki for that sort of thing - http://wiki.linuxhelp.net

I think you need to register, but I dont tihnk you need to get your account approved anymore (the SPAM bots dont seem to). Add it to the "guides" section or something.

D

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAh - The wiki is gone! Don't panic Mr Mannering. I'm on it - Or rather i'm on at someone to be on it.


lol,
the hardware section is empty and I think I have a suggestion but I have to work out how to get sound working and also the boot loader (grub in my case).
I have system sounds right now but can't hear audio cds or mp3s but I think I want to tinker a little more before I get specific.
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Posted on: Jul 22 2006, 05:39 PM


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QUOTE (g33k @ Jul 21 2006, 02:01 AM) *
Congratz sudsucker smile.gif
Have fun with Linux..
Anyways a little correction..my nick is g33k (not q33k) wink.gif


Sorry g33k (the underline threw me off). Thanks again for the help and by the way, since I'm a glutton for punishment I decided to repartition the drive I had installed on and start from scratch. So, of course, the install didn't go a smooth as I had hoped.
Earlier attempts to get fed 5 installed left me without windows too (I mistakenly installed grub on the MBR). So I decided to pop another hard drive in and put Linux there. After reinstalling windows on my raid drives, I decided to put Linux on the drive connected to the first ide master. (suse doesn't support the raid array I am using anyway so that worked out fine for me).
The SUSE graphical installer worked just fine for the installation but I again had no usable desktop (this time I installed KDE instead of gnome to check it out). Again I had problems figuring out how to mount the nvidia driver from the cd I had burned it to but after reading your earlier suggestions in this post it began to click in my head how the mount command is structured and I succesfully mounted it and copied it to my hard drive so I could begin to get the graphics working again.
I found detailed directions on how to install the NVIDIA driver on the SUSE web site and was able to get it to work with some minor head scratching.
I can't thank you guys g33k and DS2K3 enough for the help and I'm sure I'll be back soon with more questions.
I think I might also post some newbie tips of my own for those with hardware similar to mine if you think it would be a good idea.
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Posted on: Jul 21 2006, 12:50 AM


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WaHOOOOOO! I am posting this through the Firefox browser........

SuSE is up and running with the gnome desktop and I should have been in bed 4 hours ago...

I can't say thank you enough to you DS2K3 and q33k for the help and I will fill you in on how I finally got it going after a good nights sleep.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you....

ZZZZZZZZZZZ..........
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Posted on: Jul 20 2006, 08:21 AM


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Just so I can try to wrap my brain around your suggestions, is a kernal module akin to a dll in the windows world?
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Posted on: Jul 18 2006, 10:19 PM


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QUOTE (Smart Naomi @ Jul 18 2006, 06:19 PM) *
how do i set a darn avatar on this board? i'd like to put up a picture



Click My Controls at the top of the page and look for edit profile on the left. You might get more help if you post in the appropriate sections of this forum.


Correction:

QUOTE (sudsucker @ Jul 18 2006, 11:16 PM) *
Click My Controls at the top of the page and look for Personal Profile on the left. You might get more help if you post in the appropriate sections of this forum.
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Posted on: Jul 18 2006, 04:51 PM


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I now have the latest SuSE version in (the graphical installer worked flawlessly) but the gnome desktop is unreadable and garbled. I tried installing the nvidia driver and now my problem is that it says i should make sure that the libc package is installed -and it can't find or compile a kernel (pardon for the vagueness I'm gonna get it verbatum and post later) and I should make sure that the path is set correct to the CC compiler.
I found the glibc package under yast and I think I have it, but I'm not sure if that is the correct package and I don't know how to set the correct path. I can't even figure out where the glibc package wound up.
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Posted on: Jul 14 2006, 09:39 PM


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I've been busy off and on lately and haven't had much time to work on getting Linux installed,
But I would really like to extend my thanks to q33k and DS2K3 for all the help.
I've tried installing fed 4 and the latest mandriva with no luck. Fed 4 gave me the same no graphics issues as fed5 and the mandriva installer gets about half way through when my mouse quits, then my keyboard quits and I can't complete the install.
I tried replacing mouse and kbd with old fashioned ps2 versions but same results.
Maybe since I put my pc together myself, and it isn't exactly off the shelf, I'm doomed to a text only linux world. I will occasionally try some other distros to see if I can get one to work, but right now I'm not going to get my hopes up.
I'm going to try to find if someone else out there has had any success with a pc configuration similar to mine.
I hope my machine's hardware isn't too uncommon and that someone else has found a working distro.

Maybe someone should start a noob's web reference for picking a distro based on hardware configurations. If I get a working version on mine I would be sure to contribute.

Thanks again to q33k and DS2K3 for all the help so far, and I hope to have a happy new linux installation success story to tell you about.
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Posted on: Jul 3 2006, 08:19 PM


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thanks g33k for the info. As of now (and thanks to your help) I was able to run the nvidia driver installer after copying it off the cd. Actually, I was able to mount the cd but the volume label was created by my windows burner software and put a space in the volume label. I burned another cd with a more linux friendly volume lable and ran the installer. It wasn't able to install but it did give a reason why so I wound up using yum to update the kernel and immediately after reboot I got yet another problem- kernel panic which was followed almost immediately by a user panic (me being the user). Evidently, I'm having problems with my sata raid so I've just popped in an ide drive and set it to be the master boot drive. Am reinstalling linux as I type this. I'll write a book about the experience if I ever get it to work.
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Posted on: Jul 2 2006, 05:42 PM


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I tried mandriva a few months ago on another machine and was stuck in text mode there too.
I know I would really love to get into Linux but so far the only amusing part about it was reading the spam email I got while in text mode (amusing because the pc was sitting idle while i was reading my book and the screen got flooded with text as the spam came in.)

I haven't given up just yet, but this must be the 20th time I've re-installed it in the past week. Everytime I try a suggestion on how to get the nvidia card to work the thing wont boot or the suggestion doesn't work so I reinstall a fresh new copy to make sure nothing from the previous attempt can screw it up.

Thanks again for the help and know that I really appreciate everyone's efforts.
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Posted on: Jul 2 2006, 03:03 AM


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QUOTE (g33k @ Jun 27 2006, 10:10 PM) *
Just try to mount using
CODE
gnome-mount -d /dev/hdc
or
gnome-mount -d /dev/cdrw
gnome-mount -d /dev/cdwriter

make sure that you have got a readable cd in the CDRW drive smile.gif
for more help on gnome-mount u may like to see
CODE
gnome-mount --help


that worked, thanks for the help.
Unfortunately for me, I'm giving up on Linux for now.
After using your suggestion, I was able to copy the file from my cd and run it which was supposed to allow me to run Linux in graphics mode, but all I got was errors.
I spent many hours after that trying other options but no luck.
I'm beginning to think it is not possible to run fed5 x64 on a dual core cpu and use anything but text mode.
I've wasted a lot of time trying many suggestions from many sources in the linux community and still can't get a usable setup.
I'm done.
I'm exhausted,
I think I should just stick to Windows.

I do appreciate the help, but I am so frustrated at this point that I think I should just wait a few years and see if a version of linux comes out that comes even close to being as good as windows as far as installation is concerned.
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Posted on: Jun 27 2006, 04:28 PM


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QUOTE (sudsucker @ Jun 27 2006, 05:12 PM) *
ok, here we go (lotsa typing- remember, i have to run the linux commands on one machine and type what happens on this one)

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root <date> /dev/cdrom -> hdc
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root <date> /dev/cdrom-hda -> hda
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root <date> /dev/cdrom-hdc -> hdc
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root <date> /dev/cdrw -> hdc
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root <date> /dev/cdrw-hda -> hda
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root <date> /dev/cdrw-hdc -> hdc
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root <date> /dev/cdwriter -> hdc
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root <date> /dev/cdwriter-hda -> hda
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root <date> /dev/cdwriter-hdc -> hdc
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 3 <date> /dev/hda
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 22 <date> /dev/hdc
brw-r----- 1 root disk 8 <date> /dev/sda
brw-r----- 1 root disk 8 <date> /dev/sdb
brwx------ 1 root disk 8 <date> /dev/sdb1
brwx------ 1 root disk 8 <date> /dev/sdb2
brwx------ 1 root disk 8 <date> /dev/sdb3

and I just noticed that you didn'nt need the file permissions sad.gif
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Posted on: Jun 27 2006, 04:12 PM


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ok, here we go (lotsa typing- remember, i have to run the linux commands on one machine and type what happens on this one)

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root <date> /dev/cdrom -> hdc
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root <date> /dev/cdrom-hda -> hda
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root <date> /dev/cdrom-hdc -> hdc
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root <date> /dev/cdrw -> hdc
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root <date> /dev/cdrw-hda -> hda
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root <date> /dev/cdrw-hdc -> hdc
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root <date> /dev/cdwriter -> hdc
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root <date> /dev/cdwriter-hda -> hda
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root <date> /dev/cdwriter-hdc -> hdc
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 3 <date> /dev/hda
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 22 <date> /dev/hdc
brw-r----- 1 root disk 8 <date> /dev/sda
brw-r----- 1 root disk 8 <date> /dev/sdb
brwx------ 1 root disk 8 <date> /dev/sdb1
brwx------ 1 root disk 8 <date> /dev/sdb2
brwx------ 1 root disk 8 <date> /dev/sdb3
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Posted on: Jun 26 2006, 05:35 PM


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mount -t auto /dev/cdrom-hda[or any other possibility] /media/cdrom gets me mount help file.
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Posted on: Jun 25 2006, 11:41 PM


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QUOTE (g33k @ Jun 26 2006, 12:03 AM) *
you don't need to type them in !!
if you are using gnome-terminal then select the text using mouse and press ctrl+shift+c to copy it..or the COPY is present in Edit -> Copy .
in case ur using some othe terminal go into gnome-terminal by typing in
CODE
gnome-terminal&

in ur terminal and then copy paste the output..

that outputs all the drives (cd, dvd, harddisk etc) that u have..



By the way, I have to type them in because i am posting here on a different computer from the one I am having trouble with.
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