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  1. I've got a bluetooth gps gadget that i'd love to get working on gps drive, whether I'll be able to is another thing. I know that i'll have to buy a usb gps receiver, but after that, where do I go?


    I'm worried that I'll have issues with getting the right drivers etc. Anybody ever done this before?


    Cheers :)

  2. Ooops forgot about this post.


    Yes that is what I wanted to do and sadly it seems that I can't do it :( Nee worry, i've just had to set up another base computer that will handle it, it'll just mean I'll have to be less lazy and go type at its keyboard! :P:D


    Cheers all :)

  3. I don't want to go out and buy something to later find that it won't work or i'll have many driver issues :(


    I've heard Orinoco are good, but does anyone use them?


    Also, at a later stage, i'm going to be buying a pda. I know you can get pdas with slots for wireless cards. I'd like to buy a wireless card that will work both in the laptop and pda if possible?


    Many thanks, any help will be greatly appreciated! :):)

  4. Ohh right, I didn't realise that I had to press exit. Never used VI before, must apologies :)


    Still got a slight problem. I've even logged into root to delete the original file, but I still hit a dead wall. When I do:


    vi /etc/yum.repos.d/flash.repo

    it gives me...


    Found a swap file by the name "/etc/yum.repos.d/.flash.repo.swp"
    	  owned by: root   dated: Sat Jul  8 15:14:04 2006
    	 file name: /etc/yum.repos.d/flash.repo
    	  modified: YES
    	 user name: root   host name: localhost.localdomain
    	process ID: 19454
    While opening file "/etc/yum.repos.d/flash.repo"
    (1) Another program may be editing the same file.
    If this is the case, be careful not to end up with two
    different instances of the same file when making changes.
    Quit, or continue with caution.
    (2) An edit session for this file crashed.
    If this is the case, use ":recover" or "vim -r /etc/yum.repos.d/flash.repo"
    to recover the changes (see ":help recovery").
    If you did this already, delete the swap file "/etc/yum.repos.d/.flash.repo.swp"
    to avoid this message.
    "/etc/yum.repos.d/flash.repo" [New File]
    Hit ENTER or type command to continue


    I hit [Enter] and then re-paste...



    name=Macromedia for i386 Linux






    Followed by > ESC + :wq


    Then I paste...


    yum -y install flash-plugin


    ....and I get this error message.....


    [root@localhost ~]# yum -y install flash-plugin
    Traceback (most recent call last):
     File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in ?
     File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 80, in main
     File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 177, in getOptionsConfig
    self.doConfigSetup(fn=opts.conffile, root=root)
     File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 104, in doConfigSetup
     File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 135, in getReposFromConfig
     File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/parser.py", line 225, in read
     File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/parser.py", line 126, in read
     File "/usr/lib/python2.4/ConfigParser.py", line 267, in read
    self._read(fp, filename)
     File "/usr/lib/python2.4/ConfigParser.py", line 462, in _read
    raise MissingSectionHeaderError(fpname, lineno, line)
    ConfigParser.MissingSectionHeaderError: File contains no section headers.
    file: ///etc/yum.repos.d/flash.repo, line: 1
    [root@localhost ~]#


    Help :(

  5. next up, lets install the Flash plugin

    use vi to create a new file



    vi /etc/yum.repos.d/flash.repo



    now copy the below and paste it into the file




    name=Macromedia for i386 Linux








    save the file with :wq



    yum -y install flash-plugin


    I have followed that right up the the red bit. After I have pasted the above into terminal and literally did...


    name=Macromedia for i386 Linux


    [pressed return key]


    It don't do anything :huh:

  6. So if I formatted it into fat32, linux would read it easily


    Yes, remember that you would loose the data of the NTFS partition if you format. But WinXP will work fine on FAT32 .. and Linux will work with FAT32. FAT32 has complete support by Linux it will read/write fine. The loss is on the security side, under FAT32 no files can be made private.


    That don't really matter I think. I used to have windows on here but now it's only linux as my main system and windows as a "just in case" kinda thing.


    If I formatted it in FAT32 (using windows disk if thats good enough?) copied all my docs back over, how do I access it then? Does it just show up in my computer?

  7. BUT BUT BUT!! .. I would highly suggest you don't do this, find another method of exchanging the information between the distros. For instance make a small FAT32 partition, Linux and WinXP can happily share that space and write/read from it with no danger of information loss.)


    So if I formatted it into fat32 linux would read it easily and i would be able to read and write to it? My heads spinning, i'm just looking for a quick & easy solution :D:lol:

  8. -r


    Mount the volume, read-only. By default, mount will attempt to mount the volume read-write. Unless forced, the driver will automatically mount the filesystem read-only.


    Ok, so I changed the mount and removed the "'-r" but it still won't let me write to it :huh::( Any suggestions? I can't figure that one out :(<_<:(


    6.1 Which distributions support NTFS out of the box?


    Virtually all Linux Distributions support NTFS by default except RedHat/Fedora.


    Is it possible that it's just Fedora? :huh:


    Faaannnnqqquoooooo :D:D:D


    That site taught me how to do it. This link http://wiki.linux-ntfs.org/doku.php?id=ntf..._an_ntfs_volume proved essential reading.


    For me (as a user, not root) to view my second hard drive, I had to; (for other users to learn)


    - mkdir /mnt/windows

    - rpm -Uvh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-5.rpm

    - yum -y install kmod-ntfs

    - mount /dev/hdd1 /mnt/windows -t ntfs -r -o uid=Mizzy


    (To unmount cmd: umount /mnt/windows)



    The only thing that I haven't figured out is how to give me write access to it. I can read it, but not write to it yet :( Keeps on reading :D

  10. Cheers for that :)


    2 other things tho, since I've done the above, at bootup I now have 2 FC5's :huh:


    Fedora Core (2.6.17-1.2139_FC5)

    Fedora Core (2.6.15-1.2054_FC5)


    That right ye? I've logged in via the top one and other is windoze.


    The other thing is, when I go to mount that drive, I can get there but this error message comes up....


    The folder contents could not be displayed.


    You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of "Flash Drive"


    How do I get around that? :(


    but beware Linux can't at the moment reliably write to NTFS.


    Shame about that as I would really want to write to it :( Does linux just have problems writing to NTFS? Or is it ok if the HDD is Fat32?

  11. Hi guys, back again :D


    I've now made the change so I am running fc5 on my desktop as well as laptop. In my desktop I have got 2 harddrives. 1 with all me docs on, the 2nd which is for my OS. In windows, the second harddrive showed up in my computer. On linux, it don't :(


    Will I be able to see it? I need a second hdd to do all me stuff on :blink::(

  12. I find that I can copy and paste fine .. try this technique...
    • Select text with left click
    • Move mouse to section you wish to paste in
    • Middle click and it should paste.

    If you don't have a middle click .. you can click both left and right at the same time.


    This is a general copy'n'paste method for Xorg.


    Nope, that didn't wanna work for me :(


    how about running windows vncserver on the windows box and use vncviewer on the linux box to connect remotely,


    that might do what you want, but i cannot confirm it as i havnt tried it





    Thanks for the suggestion, will try that next. Another issue that I've just realised, that if I connect, it boots me off (on the desktop) so i'm connected on the laptop. I did want it to be done so both the laptop and desktop could see the same screen. *thinks* that I need some server solution for my desktop, goes to hunt! :D

  13. hmmmm, that has worked, but it didn't work the way I thought it would :(


    I was hoping to be able to connect to a windows run laptop and copy (from a linux laptop) and paste into the windows run laptop. Can't do this at all. Is there a way round this?

  14. Just curious really.


    This lapotp is dual booted with windows. Sometimes I have had to switch over to windows to print something or edit something before logging back into linux. Is there a way that I can access the docs off windows part of the hard drive on linux? and the same vice versa, so once i'm in windows, I can access the docs on linux's paritition?



  15. Not sure how to do this, as it needs both windows & linux for what I want to do. I know on windows I can use remote desktop software so I can access the desktop of another windows computer with my windows run laptop.


    What I want to do next, is connect to a windows computer from a linux run laptop. Any ideas how to do this? I've found a remote desktop setting in linux, but that's for the opposite way around. It's not the linux desktop that I want to connect to, its the windows one.


    Any idea's folks? :)

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