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I have Fedora Core 4 installed and I love it, but I have a few issues with itL
1. I can't explore my NTFS partition (hdb1). I tried some patch for the 2.6 kernel and rebooted, and it didn't work.
2. I installed Wine and subsequently installed a Windows app (Powertab Editor) and the installation went seemingly fine. Now I can't find the application anywhere, and I can't find any Wine settings so I can figure it out.
3. What's a good media player for Linux?
4. How do I edit the mouse settings? I have an MX700 and the side buttons aren't functioning as they should.
5. How do I get into the Firefox preferences? I go to Tools, and there is no Preferences link. Subsequently, I can't edit my homepage, default download location, etc. Any way to enable that?
2) See where the Powertab editor is installed ... then go there and try to execute it with Wine ...
That's the problem: I have no idea where the Powertab Editor is, or how to open it with Wine, as the only file I can find relating to Wine is ./etc/wine/config.txt.
5) In Linux, firefox 'Preferences' will be under 'Edit'
You have no idea how dumb that made me feel :-P
Oops ... forgot to write about the NTFS problem ,,
You can get a good solution here
It didn't work. I still get this error when I try to open hdb1.
One more thing. I'm trying to run the video driver but it has an extension of .run (full filename is ati-driver-installer-8.16.20-i386.run). I tried executing it, but the hourglass shows up for about eight or ten seconds and then nothing happens. Any idea what's going on?
Originally posted by JRR883 It didn't work. I still get this error when I try to open hdb1.
Well after you install the kernel module, you have to make some new directory as the mountpoint; it doesn't matter what it is (usually "/mnt/windows" or "/windows"). And then edit your /etc/fstab to add an entry something like this and restart:
Replace "/dev/hda1" with the real drive and partition stuff and "/mnt/windows" with the actual mountpoint you created.
Originally posted by JRR883 One more thing. I'm trying to run the video driver but it has an extension of .run (full filename is ati-driver-installer-8.16.20-i386.run). I tried executing it, but the hourglass shows up for about eight or ten seconds and then nothing happens. Any idea what's going on?
Or, if you don't want to make it executable, just do a $ sh ati-driver-installer-8.16.20-i386.run
Um, actually, probably better as "root" after an "init 3" since video drivers often can't install well when X is running. You should have a README file that explains all this. (I'm not being very specific since I use a nVIDIA vidio card, and just install the RPM from livna. You might want to look there to see if they have an RPM you could use.)
Last edited by PTrenholme; 09-05-2005 at 04:34 PM.