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Old 01-29-2007, 08:11 PM   #121
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Right then, well I downloaded module-assistant and it picked it up on my flash drive and I double clicked
on something and it installed. Oh that was it, Package Installer popped up.
So I typed in the next command line: aptitude install kernel-headers-2.6.17-10-generic
the reply was:
Couldn't find any package whose name or description matched "kernel-headers-2.6.17-10-generic"
No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed.
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives. After unlocking 0B will be used.
I tried the command line again but without the "-generic" on the end and got the same message back.
Is there anything Linux does actually like doing? This whole process took about 7 minutes to install
from the CD in Windows!! But never mind we shall persevere..
My text window size seems to have gone peculiar.!
Sumguy I've been looking at this screen so long my eyeballs have got raster scan lines across them.

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Old 01-29-2007, 09:32 PM   #122
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My sincerest apologies, the package you should actually be installing is linux-headers-generic. Don't blame Linux, blame me.

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My text window size seems to have gone peculiar.!
On full-screen terminals? That tends to happen when you switch to them before the system fully loads, but maybe you're talking about something else.
 
Old 01-29-2007, 10:15 PM   #123
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The screen size is OK on this page, it's the previous page (8) that's gone haywire. Anyway I got as far as:

module-assistant prepare

This unpacked a load of stuff off the CD
Then I typed in the line:

module-assistant get eagle-usb

This came back with a message box:

module-assistant, error message

Installation of the eagle-usb-modules-source source failed.

Ignoring this package. Maybe you need to add something to sources.list, maybe the contrib and non-free archives.

By the way these USB Modems are fairly common here, they are usually supplied (free?) as part of the Broadband package you pay monthly for from the ISP. Mine is a TalkTalk package from Carphone Warehouse.
Now for something completely different. How do you change the countdown timer setting in GRUB. I want to make it 30 seconds instead of the default 10 nanoseconds.
P.S. Sumguy I don't blame you for anything, I think you're doing a grand job here.

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Old 01-30-2007, 07:22 AM   #124
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Finally, something I can help you with.... This is an easy one though.

To change your boot menu timer...

Open a Terminal

Code:
sudo mousepad /boot/grub/menu.lst
It will ask for your password, after entering, it should open up menu.lst. Scroll down, you'll see a "Timeout"... Change that to whatever you're wanting.

Good luck on getting the other stuff worked out...

IGF
 
Old 01-30-2007, 05:47 PM   #125
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Installation of the eagle-usb-modules-source source failed.
It looks like you need the eagle-usb-modules-source package too. Get it here:
http://packages.ubuntu.com/cgi-bin/d...=all&type=main
Don't you just love dependencies? I promise this gets easier when it's able to fetch them from the Internet automatically for you.
The good news is that this looks like the end of the line, eagle-usb-modules-source doesn't depend on anything you don't have.

Edit: Oh, and if you want to have the boot menu showing during those 30 seconds, in the menu.lst file, find the line that says:
Code:
hiddenmenu
and change it to:
Code:
#hiddenmenu

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Old 01-30-2007, 11:22 PM   #126
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Thanks for that IGF, I did open menu.lst with something else but I didn't know if you could alter and save it, or if it was just something to view it with. Sumguy you certainly have got staying power. I will try that link later as I was a bit too late to mess around on the old PC tonight/morning but thanks for hanging in there.
 
Old 01-31-2007, 08:58 PM   #127
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The next problem sumguy. I dragged the eagle-usb-modules-source package onto the desktop, double clicked it to open Package Installer but it came up with the error message:

Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: debhelper

I re-installed eagle-usb-data and module assistant.
 
Old 01-31-2007, 09:14 PM   #128
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Hah, just kidding, you need debhelper too! >: ( I honestly thought that was part of the base system. It should be on the CD, if it's not, get it here:
http://packages.ubuntu.com/cgi-bin/d...=all&type=main
 
Old 01-31-2007, 09:26 PM   #129
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Well I downloaded the debhelper package and double clicked it and more or less the same result:

Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: html2text

Haven't got a clue what that means!
P.S. Something I forgot to ask, do you have to unmount the flashdrive memory stick before you unplug it like Windows ME/XP or can you just pull it straight out like Windows 98.
And what do you open like (File Manager) to see all the hard drives etc.

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Old 02-01-2007, 12:57 AM   #130
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Quote:
Originally Posted by serafean
Check out ntfs-3g; i'm using it and it works very well (not a single problem yet), it has read/write support.
Sorry if this is a bit off topic, but just wanted to thank serafean for nice tip about ntfs-3g.
Did a quick urpmi ntfs-3g, installed it and 3 other dependency packages. Initial attempt to mount ntfs partition failed due to /dev/fuse not found. Did
Code:
mknod -m 666 /dev/fuse c 10 229
, mounted the partition, made a test file using touch, edit with kwrite and saved. Simply outstanding. Again, thanks for the tip.

Amazing what you learn just randomly reading through some of these threads.
 
Old 02-01-2007, 01:23 PM   #131
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Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: html2text
It means that you need html2text, but it can't fetch it. Check the CD for it, or get it here. This is starting to irritate me even, I can't imagine how you feel about that.
http://packages.ubuntulinux.org/cgi-...i386&type=main
I am, however, entirely confident that html2text doesn't have any unusual dependencies.
 
Old 02-01-2007, 09:19 PM   #132
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Sumguy don't give up yet. Think of it as a sort of quest and at the end of it you will be awarded the Linux Medal of Honour for duties above and beyond the call of programming and patience.
Well that's the daft bit out the way, the good news is html2text DID install, so I tried Debhelper again and it came back with another error message: Dependency is not satisfiable: debconf-utils

By the way have you noticed how many people have looked at the thread of this epic saga. I wonder why???
 
Old 02-01-2007, 09:38 PM   #133
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The number of views is actually not a good thing in some ways. My post will be the 133rd, and this thread has covered every subject known to mankind. The problem with that is anyone doing a search for nearly anything to do with ubuntu, xubuntu, kubuntu, eagle DSL, dependencies, windows apps in linux, etc will all get this thread. If their problem was with the eagle part, are they willing to look 6 pages in to the thread to find it?

Going forward, when you change topics from the beginning, please post a new thread. It makes no difference to the people asking the questions or giving the answers, but the people coming after you won't want to take the time to dig the parts of this thread that are useful to them with their problem out of the whole.

Good luck with all your dependencies.

Peace,
JimBass
 
Old 02-01-2007, 09:44 PM   #134
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Of course it does as long as you have a windows binary emulator like wine (open source) or Code Weavers Cross over office Standrad. Personally I recommend going with Crosss over office.
 
Old 02-01-2007, 10:00 PM   #135
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JimBass I haven't heard from you for a while. You see the thing is I didn't know you should start a new thread for each topic. Maybe I thought that if I did that, I might not get any more help.
 
  


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