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    no GUI

    You mention Mandrake, which indicates an older version of what is now Mandriva. It might help to know which version of MDV you are running and what your hdwr specs are..

    Sounds like an xorg.conf...
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    scanning

    I do not use Kooka but I believe it is a frontend for ocr backends. Standalone means that the software has the backend drivers and a Graphical frontend packaged together. This is why linux is so...
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    mandriva

    Sorry to hear you're giving up. Just a note.....I think you will discover that hopping from distro to distro will only prolong your pain. I have used Mandriva for business and installed it on over...
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    clone system

    I think you're asking about copying a disk image on one HD to another on a totally different machine right?

    I am now looking into this myself. AFAIK, the dd command in Linux will work but can be...
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    new help

    Well zKilla,

    You show 120mb RAM probably meaning 128 installed and 8 mb shared for video. If this is correct I have some good news and bad news.

    First the bad:

    Any full featured desktop...
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    Firefox

    Yes I also installed FF 2.0.0.6 on MDK 10.2 and apparently FF does not come with menu installations. Assuming it installed correctly, you will have to create a link to the mozilla-firefox executable...
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    emulation

    I've thankfully not found anything I needed that couldn't be done with open source so I have limited experiencewith emulation but from reading over the past several years this is what I've gathered:...
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    Hmmm...your request is kinda vague. What is it...

    Hmmm...your request is kinda vague.
    What is it you would like to do?
    What do you mean by cool?
    What hdwr specs are on your "slower" PC?
  9. Mandriva

    I think I understand what you're trying to do but if you are new to Linux I would recommend installing software through the MCC (Mandriva Control Center) using .rpms that are in the mandriva...
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    Linux friendly dialup

    Coppernet is linux friendly and works fine with wvdial or kppp. No special authentication scripts and the price is right.

    Also, AFAIK it is a family run business with support here in the good...
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    wvdial

    Sorry, I am more familiar with Kppp, but

    Check to see that:

    1. The serial port is initiated during boot and is accessible to the user

    2. Make sure wvdial has the proper permissions....
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    dialup

    Sorry,

    Can't say that I was that impressed with Ubuntu though it has a large hype factor and it has somehow found its way into Dells product line....

    Anyway, you can install drivers but that...
  13. Thread: Newbie Caution

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    Caution

    Perfect phrase !
  14. Thread: Newbie Caution

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    Caution

    Think about it. What better way to spread FUD than to avoid direct confrontation and instead, deliver glancing blows to the integrity of opensource. I know of one site that uses Linux in its name,...
  15. Thread: Newbie Caution

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    Newbie Caution

    As a new Linux user for about 2 years now I feel obliged to give a heads up to prospective new Linux users about the subversive tactics employed by a proprietary software giant we all know. This...
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    Yes, be careful with the unknown FAT partitions...

    Yes, be careful with the unknown FAT partitions as they are probably system restore partitions and if you erase them you may be SOL in the event you have problems with your Windows partition.
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    Skilled IT

    I have had several IT techs lament the fact that due to microsofts penchant for making EVERYTHING accessible to EVERYONE and EASY for ANYONE, that now EVERYBODY is an IT / networking "expert". The...
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    best modem

    Sorry if I'm shooting from the hip here. Have only glanced thru your posts and sounds like you're learning a lot about config files, however..... I noticed this is a USB external modem which is...
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    Dilbert to Lenovo

    Just spoke to a Lenovo tech yesterday. They will sell "clean" laptops upon request.
  20. Which distro

    Above links are very good. Most distros are based on the three grandaddys -
    Redhat, Debian, and Slackware and I believe SLS linux was before them, so yes, as a general rule, most commands and...
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    Alternative

    Hmm... was poking around these posts and didn't see anyone promoting coerced change in lifestyle. Just a declarative statement that we might have to accept something different. than what we're used...
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    Alternative energy

    The advent of the industrial revolution brought freedom from dudgery, danger and death in the form of sewage treatment, refrigeration, medicine and machines to do our bidding. Unfortunately, it also...
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    Re: our newest ally?

    Wow, just read the FAQ on the Novell site describing its collaboration with MS as a win-win deal. The only thing lacking were the beautiful "Price is Right " models caressing and fondling the...
  24. Thread: No sound

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    As mentioned above, please check for something...

    As mentioned above, please check for something simple like muted volume.

    Mandrake needs to not only see your card but have drivers as well.

    1. Open Mandrake Control Center ....
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    Gdb

    You don't say which version of MDV you installed, but that package is included in the default installation discs for MDK 10.2 (2005LE)
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