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Hi all, I just installed linux (mandrake 10) a few days ago and I can't get several devices to work: a) WOXTER 120 GB USB PORTABLE HDD it shows on ...
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    USB devices not working in mandrake 10


    Hi all,

    I just installed linux (mandrake 10) a few days ago and I can't get several devices to work:

    a) WOXTER 120 GB USB PORTABLE HDD
    it shows on my desktop as a removable drive, but once I click on it nothing shows up in the folder (and it's damn full)

    b) SE P800 SMARTPHONE CRADDLE
    it is detected in the hardware list as... a scanner!! as well as an unknown/other device (that means twice in the list)

    c) LABTEC WIRELESS KEYBOARD
    this one works fine except for the 'special keys' such as web browser, volume controls, play/pause button... Can I remap these keys?

    d) WIRELESS OPTICAL SOYNTEC 5 BUTTON MOUSE
    just the three button (wheel included) is working, nothing really serious although it's a pity not having it fully functional

    Tried to look for drivers on the net but nothing found so far.

    I am a newbie and I don't have a clue on where to start looking for solutions. Could anyone give a hand?

    Thanks

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    Here's a link for the keyboard and mouse.

    http://www.linuxsa.org.au/pipermail/...ne/069795.html

    I'll keep looking for the rest.
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    hi there,

    just downloaded the file for Hotkeys (rpm instead though) but when I attempt to run it (after installing) there's just a message saying "starting hotkeys" and then nothing, the message fades away...
    I'm using kde instead of gnome, any possible problem there?

    Thanks a lot

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    I'm not really familiar with the program, so I can't really say. What's the error you get if you run it from the command line?

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    nothing the matter, I jus found out that there was an icon at the bar which could be accessed through a right click. Key mapping successful. Acme (the one working does not apply for the mouse though.

    P800 craddle still not working, but I found a couple of sites that show some hints on how to do it but, as they involve code I don't understand, they seem uncomprehensive to me. I'll keep trying.

    As for the usb drive it may be a NTFS problem, do you think swapping to FAT32 would fix it without affecting windows?

    Thanks again

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    As for the usb drive it may be a NTFS problem, do you think swapping to FAT32 would fix it without affecting windows?
    I think it should.

    Good luck. I'll look around for your cradle problem.

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    hi again,

    in hotkeys, this is what I get from the command line:
    I TYPE: "hotkeys" (without quotes)
    I GET: hotkeys: You must set the keyboard type, use hotkeys -t <type> to set it.
    After a while I discovered how to get to the supported keyboards and mine (labtec) is apparently not supported. So I'll stick to acme and will look for another program to use the mouse. Then the question: how do I uninstall an rpm not listed in the packages? That is the case since I downloaded it from http://rpm.pbone.net/

    By the way, the links I found for the craddle were:
    http://p800.gesel.nu/
    http://www.ki-ag.de/pages/tech/Symbi..._on_linux.html
    http://mobile.linux.pt/p800/

    Sure the information in them should be pretty straightforward, but to be honest it looks very difficult to me. The only knowledge on programming I have is Macromedia Flash (quite good) and some very basic html.
    Should you find something more accessible please let me know.

    Ta

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    To install an rpm, download it and type as root,

    Code:
    rpm -i program_name.rpm
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    thanks but the question was about uninstalling...
    is there a way to specify the folder in which it will be instaled, though? and would that afect uninstalling?

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    Oops...

    To uninstall, use -e. Typicallly, I also put hv in there. It just makes it look a little nicer.

    Code:
    rpm -ehv program_name.rpm
    Here's the man page for rpm, there's also several tutorials here. Also, since you're using MDK, check out the URPMI tutorial I've written

    http://www.rt.com/man/rpm.8.html
    http://www.fantasticfamily.net/jerem...als__urpmx.htm

    As for the folder... I'd just leave the defaults as they are until you get more familiar with Linux.

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