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I was just wondering if you can change the boot prefs or not. The reason is that mandrake takes about 30secs-minute checking network status of eth0 and eth1. I only ...
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    boot prefs


    I was just wondering if you can change the boot prefs or not. The reason is that mandrake takes about 30secs-minute checking network status of eth0 and eth1. I only use eth1 (wireless) and dont use my eth0 (lan), can i diable it on startup?

    Also i know to type su to get root privilidges in a konsole, but how do you get root privs in home? (there isnt a shortcut)

    Any help is appreciated

    Thanks

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    about not checking your eth card you should provide a static ip to it.in such case pc will boot without checking for your nic.
    what do you mean by root privileges in home..su will work too..
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    responce

    thanks for that!

    sorry, what i meant was that i wanted to explore using the gui like u normally would, but in xandros there was a shortcut for root privs file explorer.

    anything like this in mandrake?

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    dont know if there is, but you can make one. right click on the desktop and make and select to make a new program link or command. Then make the command
    Code:
    sudo <filebrowsername>
    you will be propted for a password, then it will open you file manager. so if you are using midnightcommander file manager.
    Code:
    sudo midnighcommander
    thats all.
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    I've had the problem that there's no GUI for sudo. When I try your method qub, nothing happens. It only works if I start from the command line.

    How can I get a GUI prompt for sudo?

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    unmounting...

    i cant get it to work either, ill just learn to use the konsole!

    thanks for the help!

    one last thing...

    my friend came over the other day and i copied some files to his removeable usb flash drive, and ive done the same with mine. but the problem is... i forgot to unmount them at the time, and now it wont let me unmount them from my login, it says that only root can unmount drives that arnt there anymore, but i cant unmount them from root either!

    help!

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    try:

    Code:
    umount -f /mnt/<whatever>
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    You should try that ( ^^^ ) as root, of course.

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    or if its really a problem (don't do this noramly) you can do a 'lazy' unmount, basicaly, the computer just forgets the mount and will 'remove it later' so functionaly, it will act as if the mount is not there. (ie a mount is blocking reboot) generaly a bad idea as it can corrupt the data on the device, but if you have physicaly removed it, then this shoudl work
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    umount -l /dev/usblocation
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    cheers all

    thanks everyone, that worked great!

    linux is becoming more and more addictive....

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