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heylan
Posted on: Aug 5 2004, 11:35 AM


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Dear all,

Noob question again. I can't get my user accounts to read a FAT32 drive.

I've tried changing the permissions on the /mnt/windoze directory but it doesn't change anything at all (any idea why?). It shows rwxr--r-- for the drive. However, if I unmount the drive, the permission goes to rwxr-xr-x. Why is this so?

My second step is to edit the fstab file. Instead of default, I replaced it with noauto,users,exec,dev,suid. Then I logged in with the user account and tried to mount it - says 'only root can mount'.

So basically, I'm stuck. Should be an easy problem for you guys.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks! wink.gif
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heylan
Posted on: Jul 26 2004, 09:17 AM


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Have you tried "XFree86 -config"?

After issuing that command, there should be some instructions on how to test the config file generated. Something like this "To test the server, run 'XFree86 -xf86config /root/XF86Config.new'"

IF everything works fine, you should then see a grey screen with a black X in the centre. You should be able to move that X with your mouse. From there, to escape from the grey screen, hold the Ctrl and Alt button and press the BackSpace button. That will bring you back to the console.

Make a copy of the XF86Config.new file into the /etc directory as XF86Config (if I remember correctly). Then type "startx" at the console. KDE starts after I issue that command. But then, I don't know if it works for zipslack as I'm using the full version of Slackware.
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heylan
Posted on: Jul 7 2004, 07:15 AM


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Hi,

have you tried using
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liloconfig
before? Then have to install it again, to 'save' the changes.

That's what I did on my Slackware.
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heylan
Posted on: Jul 6 2004, 12:02 AM


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Hi, I was wondering if USB drives (also called as thumb drives) can be used in Linux?
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heylan
Posted on: Jul 1 2004, 04:59 AM


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Regarding this, I also have a problem. I've edited the /etc/inittab file to let Slackware start into X. Initially, I thought this would allow me to go into the KDE's login screen. But it doesn't.

Instead, I was brought to a login screen with a sunflower. Don't know which one that login screen belongs to. There is an option to let me choose which Window Manager to go into. The default is Gnome.

Anyway, my point is, that isn't the login screen I want. How do I change that?
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heylan
Posted on: Jul 1 2004, 04:46 AM


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Thanks guys. I've tried the manual method (editing the XF86Config file) but it doesn't work.

Under KDE's Control Panel->Peripherals->X, I've managed to change the display. Thanks.
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Posted on: Jun 30 2004, 07:59 AM


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Gee! Thanks a lot! It's really helpful biggrin.gif
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Posted on: Jun 30 2004, 07:54 AM


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Hi,

I've checked KDE's page, but found answer to this. I was wondering if anyone managed to come up with a workaround to this issue?

I hope to at least enable the root user to shutdown from KDE instead of going back to the console and typing "shutdown ...".
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heylan
Posted on: Jun 30 2004, 07:43 AM


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Hi,

I would like to know how to change the screen resolution for my KDE. I have tried changing the line "vga=787" in the lilo.conf file but it doesn't change anything.

I found nothing in XF86Config or xinitrc.kde that has anything to do with resolution. Can anyone advise?

Thanks.
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Posted on: Jun 30 2004, 07:31 AM


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Hi guys,

I have just installed Slackware on my computer. During installation, I was given a choice regarding the filesystems (ext2, ext3, reiserfs) to use. I simply chose the traditional one - ext2. Does anyone know where I can get more information about them?

Thanks.
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Posted on: Jun 10 2004, 10:29 AM


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Hi, just wanna say I managed to get my XFree working. Definitely the video card problem. Didn't use a Voodoo though. Managed to get my hands on a S3 ViRGE. Runs well. Thanks! cool.gif
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Posted on: Jun 8 2004, 07:44 PM


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Thanks for the help! Will try it and see how it goes.
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Posted on: Jun 6 2004, 09:14 PM


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Hi guys,

Thanks for the replies smile.gif

As stated, my video card is S3 Trio32/64.

I have another Voodoo card lying around (gotta go home and check which series it is). I've checked the status on the Web site (http://www.xfree86.org/4.1.0/Status2.html), but it says there is a need for a 'glide' library which is not included in Slackware. Is there any way I can get this installed?
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Posted on: Jun 6 2004, 08:44 AM


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Hi,

I have a problem running XFree86. I've tried a couple of ways, but none works.

XF86Setup:
I read this from a Dummy's book but it's for version 3.3.3.1. The one that I have is version 4.3.0. So I don't know whether the instructions apply or not. Anyway, I can't find this command in my system. I can find xf86config though. After some browsing through several sites, I conclude this command is now obsolete. Am I right?

xf86config:
I've tried this method and run startx after configuration. Can't work. The error says this:
Fatal server error:
no screens found
...
XIO: fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

XFree86:
Then I tried XFree86 -configure to create the configuration file. After which, it tells me to run XFree86 -xf86config /root/XF86Config.new to see if the configuration is correct. I did as instructed and the screen changes to a blue bar at the top and there was a message saying (something to this effect) 2MB of memory for display. Then it stops there. It then blinks every few seconds. It doesn't seem to react to my input.

I then copied /root/XF86Config.new to /etc/X11/XF86Config. Then I tried XFree86. Gave me the same "no screens found" error.

I'm using Slackware Linux 9.1. My graphics card is S3 Trio32/64. Monitor is Philips 104S. (Ya, I know, all old stuff, but I figured I could put it to better use than leaving it around collecting dust =)

Can anyone help this newbie? blink.gif
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Posted on: May 26 2004, 05:57 AM


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Righto!
Thanks! biggrin.gif
Hope this is will provide me with a good experience and stay on with the penguin. smile.gif
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Posted on: May 26 2004, 04:04 AM


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That's right! So I guess the 'BIOS method' can work? I don't mind playing with the BIOS. I'm more concerned about the boot record.

If I were to use the Grub/Lilo manager, what if I remove the first drive and make the HDD with Linux as the master drive? Can Grub recognise it?
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Posted on: May 25 2004, 05:43 PM


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Hi,

I have this idea of installing a new drive (d:) to install Linux to.

I was thinking of removing my first drive (Win2K) so that there will be only the new d: drive inside. Then I will proceed with installing Linux. After that, I'll plug the old C: drive back as master. I am very concerned about the integrity of my data and system and that is what is holding me back from taking the plunge into the open-source domain.

I will choose which OS to start by changing the boot sequence in BIOS. Can it work like this? Some of the questions that I have include:
- Will there be any change/damage to the boot record if I do it this way?
- How will Win2K/Linux recognise each other when, say, I open Windows Explorer? To my knowledge, Linux cannot recognise NTFS.

Thanks in advance for any advice rendered!

P.S. I am expecting to do some development work on the Linux platform, particularly on the Squid proxy. Any advice on which 'flavour' I should go for?
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