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  1. Hi there, Avoid running firestarter as an application and/or in the systray, as it is a resource intensive application. you can run fs as a service (service firestarter restart) so it's all run in the background. of course if this is what you are doing... then I don't know what the issue is... maybe a hardware issue? as for dmesg... cat /var/log/dmesg or type dmesg... it will show you all that cool stuff that linux (used to) show you when you boot up. da!!as
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    linux-noob improvements

    I think we're on track with linux noob.. plenty of people to help, and we have good exposure now.. loads comming in from fedora redhat and linux-noob channels on efnet. 1. Maybe link up channels from across net's to point here... linux-noob aims to be the 1 stop shop for all your n00b requirements... if you are using linux and are new to it.. you must go here. So broad coverage of all help-oriented sites is a plus. 2. More howto's, especially in the X/desktop graphical department.. even if it's 'how do i put nuovola icons on?' and other redundant info.. Shit like this is the key to bringing newbies in.. especially since they've come from windaz and like all the pretty stuff. howto's to install software graphically (either kpackage or synaptic styles) burning with k3b and how to use klipper effectively (and its nuances) are just some i can think off the top of my head. If anybody wants to write down an 'experience' type then go ahead... eg "this is what happened to me when i installed XXX and YYY on ZZZ" and stuff like that. if stuff like that gets indexed by google, people will eventually just come straight here, because we will have a huge ass database of knowledge. 3.Layouts like this http://www.sysresccd.org/forums/ are way cool... apple/ntop style this isn't to say that feint grey lines and bright blue buttons are the rule, they're just one way to implement a minimalistic interface. If we were to change the layout, it would only to make it simpler.. n00bs visiting here need to learn linux, not how to use our website. that's all I have thought about so far. da!!as
  3. I voted galeon. I'm in kde but use galeon... ha I like the bookmarkletts and the icon size (1.3.14) is great. newer versions suck. on my work box, I have my homepage set to portal: and the address bar is BLANK which is unusual... but great because it's a royal pain to remove whatever is there without selecting it (and copying to the clipboard). I also have mozilla on this box, (rh9+kde-redhat.org) which is configured without a proxy for visiting sites that get screwed up with proxies (like webmin, and webdevelopment sites). also have firefox in ~/bin (eg a local install) with flash/mplayer/whatever installed so i can view pretty sites if i want to. i don't think we could vote for wget... is that classed as a browser? I use it heaps anyway, as well as lynx.. but mostly just for downloading stuff ... da!!as
  4. Hi all, Just a note to cover a tricky issue some people might have.. I followed the above directions on my fc2, apache2 server and nothing happened.. So if you try this too and have a simmilar issue, try adding an AllowOverride AuthConfig section to your site... for example my virtualhost below: <VirtualHost 202.168.47.66> DocumentRoot "/var/www/foo" ServerName www.foo.com.au <Directory "/var/www/foo"> allow from all Options +Indexes AllowOverride AuthConfig </Directory> </VirtualHost> the .htaccess is located in the /var/www/foo directory and the .htpasswd is one directory higher. Rembember to check your error_log for apache! da!!as
  5. Having your sshd die on you is scary.. so if you are working on remote boxen, always run a usermode sshd on port 4000 or something as a spare in case something goes wrong... or webmin or something.. Something that I do with my sshd_config... #Port 22 Protocol 2 #ListenAddress 0.0.0.0 #ListenAddress :: change from Protocol 2,1 because having it has 2,1 doesn't necessarily mean 1 is a fallback method; ie sshd might just negotiate 1 first up which is just nasty. so make sure your box does not support telnet or ssh 1. I make it listen on a single ip address thats unused from other services.. this helps to segregate services or if you want to tcp wrapper the service. Also some other neat settings AllowUsers dallas, anyweb DenyUsers www, oracle, daemon, ftpd, spamd and other popular system accounts (who in most cases have their shell set to /bin/false) da!!as
  6. Hey all.. since my broadband connection is limmited to 1gb a month (cries) I'll install fc3 as soon as somebody gives me the cd's... otherwise i have to go for a big drive to somebody else' place to get em. either way i'm interested in keeping up... when i started using fedora i didn't know we'd have to reinstall so often! lucky linux is so easy in this regard, tho compared to XP... well xp is getting better... I must say though, that in the last few months the XP (re)installs i have done are for new systems that have been compromised by [insert worm here]!!!! not upgrading to the latest stuff at all. and ok i am finished now. said my piece ;D da!!as
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    pdf web publishing

    Hi all, Looking for anybody that has ideas on pdfs. We're looking for a linux solution that can create a single pdf download from a bunch of separate pdf files. This is so people can download this from a weblink and print and bind manuals etc etc. any help would be greatly appreciated da!!as
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    Optimization

    Hi there, I've recently installed fc2 on my home machine (2000+ w/512) and I had to edit my drive configuration. vi /etc/sysconfig/harddisks and uncomment the switches. This will greatly increase throughput to your drives. All the redhat9 boxes i have installed already had this stuff uncommented and were naturally fast. Not sure why fc2 has it remmed out... da!!as
  9. Hi all. Just had some fun and games with a mandrake 10 official installation on a new box. P4 HT 2.8 MSI 865 pe neo2 mobo (sata/pata) 3com parallel tasking 10/100 nic some rubbish ATI video card legend 333mhz ddr ram 80gb seagate ata100 drive After boot up, which took ages, the /var/log/messages was spewing out loads of repetetive garbage, as shown right down the bottom of this post Aug 6 07:59:19 new kernel: Disabling IRQ #18 Aug 6 07:59:20 new kernel: irq 18: nobody cared! Sometimes pointing the finger at APIC and USB but in fact this issue is directed at the IDE subsystem. to fix it on this board, go into your bios and in the ide configuration select 'legacy mode' instead of 'native mode'. I have no sata drives so i disabled that completely and made things pata only. Then things are all good! I want to let other people know about this because it's a sucky problem and according to google has made people shun mandrake. It's an easy fix so hopefully I have helped somebody else out so they won't end up like me, dicking with it for hours, tearing my hair out. enjoy mandrake, it's really pretty da!!as here's what it'll say. Aug 6 07:59:20 new kernel: irq 18: nobody cared! Aug 6 07:59:20 new kernel: Call Trace: Aug 6 07:59:20 new kernel: [__report_bad_irq+35/128] __report_bad_irq+0x23/0x80 Aug 6 07:59:20 new kernel: [note_interrupt+120/160] note_interrupt+0x78/0xa0 Aug 6 07:59:20 new kernel: [do_IRQ+266/304] do_IRQ+0x10a/0x130 Aug 6 07:59:20 new kernel: [common_interrupt+24/32] common_interrupt+0x18/0x20 Aug 6 07:59:20 new kernel: [default_idle+48/64] default_idle+0x30/0x40 Aug 6 07:59:20 new kernel: [cpu_idle+36/80] cpu_idle+0x24/0x50 Aug 6 07:59:20 new kernel: [release_console_sem+39/192] release_console_sem+0x27/0xc0 Aug 6 07:59:20 new kernel: [printk+362/448] printk+0x16a/0x1c0 Aug 6 07:59:20 new kernel: Aug 6 07:59:20 new kernel: handlers: Aug 6 07:59:20 new kernel: [ide_intr+0/352] (ide_intr+0x0/0x160) Aug 6 07:59:20 new kernel: [ide_intr+0/352] (ide_intr+0x0/0x160) Aug 6 07:59:20 new kernel: [<c023c750>] (ide_intr+0x0/0x160) Aug 6 07:59:20 new kernel: [__crc_isapnp_device+8527409/10588319] (__crc_usb_bus_init+0xaa9f7e/0xab1fa8 [usbcore]) Aug 6 07:59:20 new kernel: [<e086a820>] (__crc_usb_bus_init+0xaa9f7e/0xab1fa8 [usbcore])
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    redhat 9 -> kde3.2

    Hi all... Just want to write down my experience in upgrading my redhat 9 machine into a pretty kde3.2 machine First of all my redhat 9 box is a standard rpm installation with no (significant) tarballs installed. It apt-gets it's rpms from freshrpms and the dag wieers collection. It's pretty much up2date. The kde3.2 rpms I used were from ftp://apt.kde-redhat.org/apt/kde-redhat/9/RPMS.stable/ I am going to do this at home soon too, probably with the unstable ones.. just to push my luck redhat 9 needs a lot more rpms than is provided by kde-redhat.org. so off i went using rpm.pbone.net to upgrade and/or install other things. here's a list of pre-installation rpms I used. hicolor-icon-theme-0.3-0.fdr.0.noarch.rpm libasound2-1.0.5-0_14.rh9.at.i386.rpm mathml-fonts-1.0-0.fdr.14.noarch.rpm jasper-1.701.0-0.fdr.2.rh90.i386.rpm libgsf-1.8.2-0.fdr.0.rh90.i386.rpm samba-2.2.8-1.i386.rpm lcms-1.12-0.fdr.0.rh90.i386.rpm libgsf-devel-1.8.2-0.fdr.0.rh90.i386.rpm themer-1.50-0.fdr.0.noarch.rpm These are all kde-redhat.org except libasound, provided by atrpms.net; samba by samba.org and the mathml are straight from fedora. Next install QT. gtk-qt-engine-0.3-0.fdr.0.rh90.i386.rpm qt2-designer-2.3.2-0.fdr.0.rh90.i386.rpm qt2-static-2.3.2-0.fdr.0.rh90.i386.rpm qt2-2.3.2-0.fdr.0.rh90.i386.rpm qt2-devel-2.3.2-0.fdr.0.rh90.i386.rpm qt2-Xt-2.3.2-0.fdr.0.rh90.i386.rpm (all of these were from kde-redhat.org) Next libxml and libxslt libxml2-2.6.9-0.99_10.rh9.at.i386.rpm libxml2-python-2.6.9-0.99_10.rh9.at.i386.rpm libxml2-devel-2.6.9-0.99_10.rh9.at.i386.rpm libxslt1-1.1.7-2_5.rh9.at.i386.rpm libxslt-devel-1.1.7-2_5.rh9.at.i386.rpm libxslt-1.1.7-2_5.rh9.at.i386.rpm libxslt-python-1.1.7-2_5.rh9.at.i386.rpm (these by atrpms.net) Now onto kdecore. this is a lot :/ arts-1.2.3-1.0.rh90.kde.i386.rpm kdenetwork-devel-3.2.3-1.0.rh90.kde.i386.rpm arts-devel-1.2.3-1.0.rh90.kde.i386.rpm kdesdk-3.2.3-1.1.rh90.kde.i386.rpm aspell-0.50.3-0.fdr.2.rh90.i386.rpm kdesdk-devel-3.2.3-1.1.rh90.kde.i386.rpm aspell-compat-0.33.7.1-0.ximian.2.i386.rpm kdevelop-3.0.3-1.0.rh90.kde.i386.rpm aspell-devel-0.50.3-0.fdr.2.rh90.i386.rpm koffice-1.3.2-1.0.rh90.kde.i386.rpm aspell-en-0.51-6.i386.rpm pspell-compat-0.12.2-0.ximian.4.i386.rpm ghostscript-7.07-25.fdr.2.rh90.i386.rpm PyKDE-3.11.1-0.fdr.0.rh90.i386.rpm ghostscript-devel-7.07-25.fdr.2.rh90.i386.rpm PyKDE-devel-3.11.1-0.fdr.0.rh90.i386.rpm graphviz-1.12-0.fdr.2.rh90.i386.rpm PyQt-3.12-0.fdr.1.rh90.i386.rpm gtk+-1.2.10-30.fdr.3.rh90.i386.rpm PyQt-devel-3.12-0.fdr.1.rh90.i386.rpm gtk2-2.2.4-6.fdr.2.rh90.i386.rpm PyQt-examples-3.12-0.fdr.1.rh90.i386.rpm gtk2-devel-2.2.4-6.fdr.2.rh90.i386.rpm PyQt-qscintilla-3.12-0.fdr.1.rh90.i386.rpm gtk+-devel-1.2.10-30.fdr.3.rh90.i386.rpm qscintilla-1.3-0.fdr.0.rh90.i386.rpm ImageMagick-5.5.7.15-0.fdr.2.rh90.i386.rpm qt-3.3.2-10.1.rh90.kde.i386.rpm ImageMagick-c++-5.5.7.15-0.fdr.2.rh90.i386.rpm qt-designer-3.3.2-10.1.rh90.kde.i386.rpm ImageMagick-c++-devel-5.5.7.15-0.fdr.2.rh90.i386.rpm qt-devel-3.3.2-10.1.rh90.kde.i386.rpm ImageMagick-devel-5.5.7.15-0.fdr.2.rh90.i386.rpm qt-MySQL-3.3.2-10.1.rh90.kde.i386.rpm ImageMagick-perl-5.5.7.15-0.fdr.2.rh90.i386.rpm qt-ODBC-3.3.2-10.1.rh90.kde.i386.rpm kdeadmin-3.2.3-1.0.rh90.kde.i386.rpm qt-PostgreSQL-3.3.2-10.1.rh90.kde.i386.rpm kdeartwork-3.2.3-1.1.rh90.kde.i386.rpm quanta-3.2.3-1.0.rh90.kde.i386.rpm kdeartwork-icons-3.2.3-1.1.rh90.kde.i386.rpm redhat-artwork-0.96-1.1.rh90.kde.i386.rpm kdebase-3.2.3-1.0.rh90.kde.i386.rpm redhat-menus-1.4.1-1.noarch.rpm kdebase-devel-3.2.3-1.0.rh90.kde.i386.rpm sip-3.10.2-0.fdr.0.rh90.i386.rpm kdelibs-3.2.3-1.0.rh90.kde.i386.rpm sip-devel-3.10.2-0.fdr.0.rh90.i386.rpm kdelibs-devel-3.2.3-1.0.rh90.kde.i386.rpm superkaramba-0.33-0.fdr.1.rh90.i386.rpm kdenetwork-3.2.3-1.0.rh90.kde.i386.rpm wv2-0.2.1-0.fdr.2.rh90.i386.rpm If you were to drop koffice, you could also skip upgrading ghostscript, imagemagick, aspell, pspell and wv2. keeping koffice proved to be a real bitch :/ All these rpms by kde-redhat.org except aspell/pspell by ximian, redhat-* come from fedora afaik. Then your installation should break. ld.so.conf does not get told there are new qt libraries, so add in /usr/lib/qt-3.3/lib and your apps (kdeinit) should find that. after that things are all fine. a quick reboot will make kdm DoS your cpu. I have no idea why but it does not like new qt libraries. Jul 14 15:19:17 sa kdm: :0[2692]: Abnormal termination of greeter for display :0, code 127, signal 0 weird shit. Post installation rpms: fribidi-0.10.4-0.fdr.0.rh90.i386.rpm kdepim-3.2.3-1.0.rh90.kde.i386.rpm k3b-0.11.12-0.fdr.0.rh90.i386.rpm kdepim-devel-3.2.3-1.0.rh90.kde.i386.rpm k3b-mp3-0.11.12-0.fdr.0.rh90.i386.rpm kdeutils-3.2.3-1.0.rh90.kde.i386.rpm kdeaddons-3.2.3-1.0.rh90.kde.i386.rpm libmal-0.31-0.fdr.1.rh90.i386.rpm kdegames-3.2.3-1.0.rh90.kde.i386.rpm musicman-0.11-0.fdr.0.rh90.i386.rpm kdegames-devel-3.2.3-1.0.rh90.kde.i386.rpm scribus-1.1.7-0.fdr.0.rh90.i386.rpm kdegraphics-3.2.3-1.0.rh90.kde.i386.rpm scribus-devel-1.1.7-0.fdr.0.rh90.i386.rpm kdegraphics-devel-3.2.3-1.0.rh90.kde.i386.rpm thinkeramik-3.2.1-0.fdr.1.rh90.i386.rpm (all by kde-redhat.org) you should install these as it makes things all pretty. don't forget nuvola icons!!!! a must for kde3.2!!! things to watch out for are kdepim/kmail being buggy pieces of shit (im staying with evolution for now) and all gtk apps look so weird. I haven't upgraded this box to the new mozilla 1.6/galeon that apt has on offer. i like the old galeon 1.2.13 I have yet to install kdemultimedia and openoffice.org they`re conflicting with so much shit and I'm lazy. All in all this effort was a big pain in the ass but it's worth it, because now i can edit python in kdevelop3 !!!!! anybody else who wants kde3.2 should upgrade to fedora2. da!!as
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    hi

    hello dallas here
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