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bgagnon
Posted on: Nov 22 2004, 08:19 PM


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Thanks for the info, but it didn't work. fyi, here is the line in fstab pertaining to the zip drive: /dev/hdd4 /media/zip subfs fs=floppyfss,procuid,nodev,nosuid,sync,rw,umask=000,users 0 0
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Posted on: Nov 22 2004, 12:35 PM


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I can read and write to my internal Iomega 100mb zip drive in the root session. If I am in a non-root user session, I can read but can't write. I entered the command 'chmod a+w' to change permissions (as root). I did not get any msgs so I guess the command was executed. Still can't write to the zip drive (I can write to the floppy drive, fd0). I added rw to the fstab file line for the zip drive and then ran the 'mount -a' command as root. I can't find the answer in my books, can someone straighten me out? I have suse 9.1.
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Posted on: Nov 13 2004, 09:18 PM


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I deleted the kmail setup in the root and in the user sessions. I reconfigured only the user session for kmail and now I can send (and receive) in the user session. I did not try to reconfigure kmail in the root session because all the advice says work out of the user session and only use the root for administrative purposes, etc... Makes sense to me. I would still like to know why kmail would not send from the user session when it was configured in both user and root sessions. I am positive that it was configured correctly in both the user and root sessions.
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Posted on: Nov 9 2004, 09:41 PM


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I just tried 6 more floppy disks (older ones as well) and they all worked in linux. So I guess there is just something marginal with the two disks that do not work in linux. I apologize for wasting everybody's time with this nonsense.
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Posted on: Nov 9 2004, 09:20 PM


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I forgot to say, the error I get is "no medium found" on the floppies that don't work in linux. thanks.
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Posted on: Nov 9 2004, 09:18 PM


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Talk about a mind blower (at least it's blowing my mind). I tried another floppy disk that is ibm formatted (ibm dos right?). I am able to read and write to this floppy in linux. I can also read and write to a floppy formatted with msdos with vfat files on it. But as I said in my original posting, I have tried other floppy disks with vfat files and linux files and they do not work in linux; but they do work in windows. Can someone explain why out of 4 floppy disks, only two work in linux, but they all work in windows? Also I formatted one of them in linux and it still didn't work ( a new out of the box floppy disk). My fstab file has the following listing that I copied from something I got on the internet:

/dev/fd0 /media/floppy subfs fs=floppyfss,procuid,nodev,nosuid,sync 0 0.
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Posted on: Nov 9 2004, 07:37 PM


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I'm no longer getting the error msgs when I open kmail as a non-root user, but I still can only receive mail.
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Posted on: Nov 9 2004, 07:29 PM


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I originally posted this in the hardware forum; I think it belongs in this forum. I would delete it from hardware if I knew how.

I setup kmail in the root session and I can send and receive mail with no problem. When I go to a non-root user session I can receive but I can't send mail. It just sits in the outbox. When I start the kmail application in my non-root user session I get the following errors:

Error: plug-in "open pgp" installion unsuccessful.
library: /usr/lib/cryptplug/gpgme-open pgp.so
version: 0.3.16
plug-in is out of date or not installed properly.

error: plug-in "smine" installation unsuccessful.
library: /usr/lib/crptplug/gpgme-smine.so
version:0.3.16
plug-in is outdated or not installed properly.

Why does it work in the root session and not the regular user session? I went into yast --> software uninstall and searched for kmail thinking I would uninstall and reinstall kmail(like a true windows user). I could not find kmail so I guess it's an intergal part of kde or something, I did find "crypto" plug-in package. I thought I would uninstall that and reinstall it, but when I saw the warning that it would break oth... I chickened out, and decided to ask for help.
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Posted on: Nov 6 2004, 03:00 PM


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I setup kmail and in the root session and I can send and receive mail with no problem. When I go to a non-root user session I can receive but I can't send mail. It just sits in the outbox. When I start the kmail application in my non-root user session I get the following errors:

Error: plug-in "open pgp" installion unsuccessful.
library: /usr/lib/cryptplug/gpgme-open pgp.so
version: 0.3.16
plug-in is out of date or not installed properly.

error: plug-in "smine" installation unsuccessful.
library: /usr/lib/crptplug/gpgme-smine.so
version:0.3.16
plug-in is outdated or not installed properly.

Why does it work in the root session and not the regular user session? I went into yast --> software uninstall and searched for kmail thinking I would uninstall and reinstall kmail(like a true old windows man). I could not find kmail so I guess it's an intergal part of kde or something, but I found "crypto plug-in package. I thought I would uninstall that and reinstall it, but when I saw the warning that it would break oth... I chickened out, and decided to ask for help.
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Posted on: Nov 6 2004, 02:25 PM


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I forgot to add that I can do a fdformat on the command line.
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Posted on: Nov 6 2004, 02:17 PM


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It is mounted but I can't read or write to the floppy drive. I have a linux file on the floppy disk and I also tried a floppy with a windows text file. Everything is ok in windows 98. When attempting to read or write the drive activity lights comes on and I hear the clicking sounds as the drive is working. It usually keeps on running like that until I close down the floppy directory window(which is empty) Sometimes I get an error msg "medium not found". If I try to make a boot floppy in linux I get the error "selected image doesn't exist on installation medium". I'm thinking the fstab file is not correct. The fstab file is:

/dev/hda3 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/hda1 /windows/C vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/hda2 swap swap pri=42 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
/dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/dvd /media/dvd subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0

/dev/fd0 /media/floppy subfs fs=cdfss,rw,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/hdd4 /media/zipdos subfs fs=cdfss,rw,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0

Can someone straighten me out? I know I broke something and probably got the listings in the fstab file all hosed.
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Posted on: Nov 1 2004, 11:24 PM


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I tried the vfat instead of msdos but I got the same error msg as b4. I don't even see the windows files listed on the zip disk. But then I added the '4' to hdd as in your example (mount -t vfat /dev/hdd4 /media/zipdrive) and it worked! I now can read the windows files.
Why does the added '4' work. There is only one hdd device? Thanks a lot for your help.
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Posted on: Nov 1 2004, 07:36 PM


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I have an Iomega 100 atapi zip drive installed on a machine with SUSE linux 9.1(kernel 2.6.4-52). I can write and read linux files to/from the zip drive . I cannot read msdos(windows fat) files. The zip drive is mounted to the directory '/media/zipdrive'. Linux recognizes the zip drive as "hdd". I unmounted the zip drive and tried to remount it as follows (according to one of my Linux books). "Mount -t msdos /dev/hdd /media/zipdrive". It didn't work. I get the returned msg "wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdd, or too many mounted file systems". The fstab file entry for the zip drive is:

/dev/hdd /media/zipdrive subfs

I don't know what subfs means I just copied it from the cd rom drive fstab entry. I thought the file system for linux is ext2. Hope you can help on this, I have some important backed up files on the zip disk that I need to recover for an app (moneydance) that I can run in linux. I blew Windows away and am currently just running linux.
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Posted on: Nov 1 2004, 06:52 PM


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Ok, I will take your advice and let yast do it. Thanks
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Posted on: Oct 31 2004, 08:59 PM


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I D/L the kernel update for suse 9.1 kernel 2.6.4-52 and sucessfully installed the update via yast. I saved the D/L file on a cd rom. I then caused some problems by messing around and had to reinstall linux, and tried to update the kernel again. The original file I D/L was a 39.5mb compressed (tar) file which I installed when prompted by yast. The file that was saved is 'konquerorVupgfc.6.4-52.src.rpm' also 39.5mb. I went to a command line and tried to run the file (rpm -ivh konquerorVupgfc.6.4-52.src.rpm). I tried doing this in the root directory and /usr/src directory. I made a new directory (linux), so that I had /usr/src/linux. The rpm would not run. It kept returning file not found or something similar. What am I doing wrong? I'm just trying to avoid that 2 hour D/L again.
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Posted on: Oct 31 2004, 08:31 PM


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I was able to get linux to recognize the zipdrive and I mounted it sucessfully. I tried reading the contents of a zip disk but could not (I guess because the contents were dos formatted). Anyways, You guys solved my basic problem; Thank you. I continued playing around until I managed to screw things up so that I corrupted the hdd block file (among other things). Long story short, I reformated the hard drive and installed linux without windows. Now I need to update the kernel again via the 39.5mb file I downloaded from one of the mirror sites recommended by Jim. I have a question about that but since it is a new topic, I will start a new topic.
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Posted on: Oct 29 2004, 06:16 PM


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Well that probably accounts for the differences that I found while going thru Joey's procedure. Also, I neglected to say that while I was asking why "make menuconfig" didn't work, I also had a problem with the boot loader. I ran the system repair procedure from the install dvd. It fixed the boot problem and then I was also able to run 'make menuconfig'. when suse boots up it calls the iomega drive "hdd", and so now I'm trying to mount the drive as hdd. I also am getting msgs that the fstab and mtab files have no info about the zipdrive, so I am dealing with that. I think once I get the proper paths set up in the mounting procedure it will probably work. I must be getting close because now I have 4 icons on my work desk called "zip disk hdd" that I'm trying to delete (and can't do it, but I will figure out how).
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Posted on: Oct 29 2004, 12:20 PM


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I don't know what I was doing wrong yesterday; Today I was able to get menuconfig running. On my system, I had to select 'device drivers b4 I could get to block devices ( I'm referring to Joey's zip drive install guide). After getting to block devices I did not see 'include ide/atapi floppy support'. At this point, hughesjr, I think I just need to nose around and get familiar with menuconfig. I will let you know when I get to another brick wall or when I get this zip thing configured properly, In the meantime all this messing around is teaching me a great deal more than I ever knew about Linux, and its a lot of fun to 'boot'. Thanks a lot for all of your help.
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Posted on: Oct 28 2004, 09:18 AM


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I added all the selections shown at -->c/c++ compliler and tools. When I run /usr/src/linux make menuconfig It doesn't offer anything to make selections; I get the following: -include /var/adm/running-kernel.make
The .config file is a merged configuration; please remove it by hand before creating your own. You can use one of the files arch/i386/defconfig.* as a template.
make[1]: *** [check-meta] Error 1
make: *** [menuconfig] Error 2

I have no clue. I tried looking around the site for some ideas, but didn't find a solution. I'll keep looking. Is menuconfig a file or a utility? Can you give me some more info?
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Posted on: Oct 27 2004, 12:50 PM


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Ok; I installed the professional 9.1 on top of the personal version and everything went nicely. I used Yast to install the new kernel update (which also went smoothly) and now there is a linux directory at /usr/src (/usr/src/linux). When I go to the command line and type in "make menuconfig", I get the msg "make: command not found". I have been going thru the manual and it says the same thing for configuring the kernel (use the command--> make menuconfig). I looked the "make" command up in the man pages and its in there, although I don't understand what I read. Is there a path problem or something, that it doesn't know where to locate the command? I tried to locate the "make" command but I didn't have any luck. One of my books says the man pages will tell where commands are located. Can you help this novice a little more?
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Posted on: Oct 26 2004, 01:51 PM


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I've been using a friend's SUSE 9.1 personal version to see if I would like to learn more about Linux. Well I do like working with Linux so I am going to get the professional version and install it. I'll let you know how I made out with all of your advice with the pro version. Thanks very much for the assist. Just one more question for now. Would it be best to completely uninstall the Personal version first, or can I just install the Pro version on top. If I need to unistall first, whats the best way to do that? I have no data to worry about backing up.
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Posted on: Oct 26 2004, 11:37 AM


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Its the Personal version.
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Posted on: Oct 25 2004, 07:40 PM


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Ok, well I must have a SUSE linux version 9.1 from the planet Mars because it seems my config is different then everyone elses. I went into Yast2 and after selecting package groups/development there was no choice listed for "sources". The only choices listed were Languages, Libraries and Tools. I looked around in yast2/package groups and saw the catagory zzzall. Going down the zzzall selections on the right I saw "kernel default". I selected update and hit accept. It prompted me for installation cd1. I tried to change the path to where I stored the D/L kernel update file, but I got the response "error: media not attached". I also let it install from the installation dvd, but I'm sure it just reinstalled the same kernel that was installed during the initial installation because when I went to usr/src there was still no linux folder.
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Posted on: Oct 25 2004, 07:44 AM


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The updated kernel was D/L to /tmp. There were all kinds of junk in there from past attempts to install the kernel update. I deleted everything in the tmp folder and D/L again (two hours with my dialup service) last night. After the D/L there are 7 folders and 1 file in the /tmp. Only 1 folder contained an rpm file. It is /tmp/kde-root; the rpm file is konquerorrdqogb.6.4-52.src.rpm.

I followed your instructions, ls | grep kernel; nothing was found. Should I try rpm -uvh konquerorrdqogb.6.4-52.src.rpm
Thanks
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Posted on: Oct 24 2004, 08:05 AM


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If I go to the /usr/src directory and use the command ls -al I get the following list:

total 0
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 72 Oct 19 14:31 .
drwxr-xr-x 12 root root 344 Oct 19 14:47 ..
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 168 Oct 19 15:01 packages
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