My hard drives are 6G and 4G, respectively; my machine is about 5 years old
and its BIOS won't support anything above 10G (P2 300Mhz Asus motherboard,
Award BIOS, latest flash upgrades applied), but you can't buy 10G drives
anymore ... when they were for sale I didn't need them, and now that I
could use some extra room the smallest readily available is a 60G drive
that blew out my BIOS when I tried to install it. I suppose I could pick
up a smaller drive at a show, but the shows are all on Saturdays and
Sundays, and I work Saturdays, and most of the vendors are gone on
Sunday's, and usually I don't have enough lead time from when the show is
announced to schedule a Saturday off.
So, I have SuSE 7.3 installed in a 2G partition on the 4G drive - well, in
fact, the 4G drive is divided up into a 2G W95 partition and the remaining
space is given over to Linux - I realize there's more than one Linux
partition. The 2G W95 partition on that drive is used as a "hot" backup
for the Linux partitions (using Ghost Enterprise 6.5), and I have a similar
partition on the 6G drive filling the same purpose for Windows. That way,
when one of my "experiments" causes the machine to turn purple and melt
through the floor, I can put things back exactly the way they were. This
arrangement is not intended for hard-disk recovery; the idea is, take a
Ghost backup, perform experiment (or install software), get into
"oh-crap-it-failed" state, boot up W95, then restore Linux. I create file
backups for my userids using "cp" out to zip disks; I'll master "tar"
someday, but now is not the time.
BTW, the root ("/") partition is 1.8G, not 1.8M like I said earlier.
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Being relatively new to SUSE Linux, not sure if these are KDE questions or
general Linux questions.
I'm running Suse 7.3. Background: prior to installing SuSE 7.3, I had
installed RedHat 6.1, but never did much with the system and eventually
removed it. Although I do have some Linux background, it is spotty over
1) When I shut down lately, I notice the "Shutdown or reboot" submenu is
wider than it used to be, and when I click on the down arrow to list the
selections, one of them says "Warning: mapfile created with lba32 option".
This option is selectable, and if you choose it, the system reboots back
into Linux with no changes or problems that I can see. What's up with
2) I did a "df" and it's reporting that my file system is 96% full! Only
have /boot, / and /swap partitions defined, so I assume it's talking about
"/", which is 1.8M+ in size . My personal id takes up about 50M, and my
wife and son's are each at about 41M. I tried deleting some huge logs in
/var/log, but subsequent "df"s displayed no change in reported statistics.
Any useful suggestions will be appreciated.
3) What with all the horror stories about upgrading to 8.0 and 8.1 that
I've seen on this list, I am very reticent to upgrade to newer
distributions of KDE. It seems to me that you really have to know how KDE
works under the covers to achieve a good upgrade (I define good as "things
that worked or were there before still work and are still there afterwards"
+and+ "new things work and are not affected by old things"). Anyone care
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Konquerer zeigt den Inhalt von entfernten Windows-Shares (smb:/) nicht an,
sobald dort Dateien mit Sonderzeichen wie Umlaute oder ß vorhanden sind.
Es kommt dann die Fehlermeldung 'Die Datei oder das Verzeichnis
smb:/WORKGROUP/RECHNER/netzwerk/PDFÄnderungen.doc existiert nicht'.
Dummerweise werden auch alle anderen Dateien dann nicht mehr angezeigt.
Das Problem tritt auf mit WinNT und XP.
Der in der Meldung angezeigte Name ist absolut richtig, so daß ich annehme,
daß Samba selbst kein Problem hat. Mit smbclient kann ich die Verzeichnisse
wunderbar sehen und auch die Dateien mit Umlauten problemlos mit 'get' auf
den lokalen Rechner kopieren.
Ich setze SuSE 8.1 ein mit KDE3, habe quasi eine Standardinstallation mit fast
allem drauf. Ich habe es bereits mit den Länder/Spracheneinstellungen
'english' und 'deutsch' versucht.
Ich hoffe, mir kann jemand helfen, sonst stehe ich mit meinem Linux-Desktop in
der Firma als Trottel dar. (Dabei wollte ich die anderen von Linux überzeugen
Wo wir gerade dabei sind: noch ein dummes Problem mit Win98: dort kommt die
oben genannte Fehlermeldung mit grundsätzlich jeder Datei, wobei immer das
erste Zeichen des Dateinamens fehlt.
Danke im Vorraus, Tim Rühsen
I'm really annoyed at the effects online update has had.
Its broken the default keyboard mapping I had in place (Dvorak) and I can now
only set it through look & feel (it defaults back to US now on boot up, where
before the update it stayed at Dvorak as set in Yast).
The fonts are really &&^%**&^ (although I guess I can wait until KDE 3.1 to
fix that as it should be out soon).
Pretty poor show in my opinion (but other than than, I love SUSE :) ).
I noticed that KDE 3.04+ has changed the icon alignment grid. Now, it is far
too spaced out for me when I choose Line up Icons. Does anyone know where
this setting is stored? I hope it isn't fixed. Even Windows users can change
the grid size.
I installed somebody a linux machine with SuSE 8.1 with KDE
3.0.3 on it.
Unfortunately, the Icon for oooqs and kinternet didn't appear
in the panel but they have been running.
When I tried to start kinternet manually I got the msg
'kinternet is yet running. It's the small plug icon in your
panel.' But there has been no Icon in the panel.
So the user has to use cinternet in the console, but this
isn't as comfortable as kinternet.
The oooqs icon didn't also appear in the panel, so I wonder if
there is a little trick to get this working.
I know that the disappearing of kinternet from the panel was
discussed somewhere before but I do not refind nor in my
mailer nor via google or the SuSE SDB. So thanks for your
tips: Even links to the right information are very welcome.
Have nice days installing the latest KDE-release ;-) .
Installation von SuSE 8.0 auf einem Dell Inspiron 8200
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I decided to upgrade to K3.0.4 through YOU. I began the process, and about
1/2 way through the DL, the circuit quit. I told it go ahead and install
what you have, and it did. I restarted the DL, and to my surprise it thought
the whole KDE upgrade had been done! So I DLed the whole K3.0.4 from updates
and installed it by hand. Worked fine.
Anyone know why it can't tell when packages within a subgroup weren't
successful? This seems like a pretty basic thing.
Anyway, then I decided to try going from 8.0 to 8.1 via the upgrade route,
which I'd never tried and was fearful of. I was very careful to select
upgrade current system, and update only installed packages. It got to the
end of CD1 and made some config changes, but failed with "I need
libgcc.so??". I closed this, it wanted to reboot, so I said 'yes'. It
rebooted and on init, all I got on the screen was 'LI'. From experience I
know this is because a lilo update of the bootblock failed. So I used the
8.1 CD to 'boot to an installed system'.
It booted, but it had no idea it was in the middle of an install. It stumbled
up to X, but K tripped and bumbled until I ended up at the commandline. I
tried 'man', but it wanted libgcc again. So I installed libgcc from the CD,
and man worked. I found that in lilo.conf, install had only changed the
failsafe option, and added two spurious lines to the end. So I removed the 2
lines, ran lilo and rebooted to failsafe. It came up to X, then K tripped
and bumbled until I ended up at the commandline. No continuance of upgrade.
I found that it had BACKrevved some KDE files from 3.0.4 to its build of
3.0.3! ONLY SOME! And anyway, how does it dare?! So by hand, I backrevved
the KDE files available from the 8.1 CD. Now for the most part it is the
- -devel files which are still at 3.0.4. I was able to get K to start, and
that's where I am now.
I can't compile anything as the headers are not complete. I'm afraid to move,
as K (and the system) is here and there at the same time (quantum flux?).
And the rest of the system has only the new SW from CD1, not the rest.
Does anyone know why the CD update fails? Or at least how to continue the
update? I've restarted the update several times, now selecting 'Regular
System' instead of 'Installed Packages Only' on the theory that it needs
something in the regular system, but no good. Always gets to end of CD1, it
does some config updates, then DROPS FROM GRAPHICAL to ncurses and asks if I
want to reboot, whereas the first time it stayed in graphical and gave me a
countdown. Then always fails to continue update.
I think 8.1 uses Grub, but I couldn't find any Grub utility to write the
bootblock. There is in fact very little to Grub.
Though I've always done a clean install before, I thought it would be OK to
update from 8.0 to 8.1 since seems a fairly minor upgrade. I'm resolved that
I'll have to DL K3.0.4 again, but that's OK. I just want to finish the 8.1
Does anyone know what's wrong/what I can do?
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I did an online update with my 8.1 installation and now the fonts in things
like KMail (the menu part atleast) are dreadful (very aliased etc), although
I've just noticed that the fonts in this message are actually better.
Why would the fonts have changed? How do I make the fonts in general better
with 8.1? I have the anti alias settings on in look and feel, but there
still not great.
On Monday 11 November 2002 12:32, Gustavo Adolfo Cerezo Vásquez wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have a problem in Kghostview, when I try to read a .ps file this message
> Could not start Ghostscript. This is most likely caused by an incorrectly
> specified interpreter.
> How coul I fix it? May I recompile the program?
> Thanks in advance,
> Gustavo Adolfo