Dammit ! friggin web form won't allow me to paste text. Got to write this whole damn message again... Second time... Rebooted when my modem hung...
Ok never mind.
Well anyway thanks for the last piece of advice, that seemed to go great. However not unexpectedly I ran into a couple of glitches. I ran the setup for the Xfree86 modules in terminal mode (no X as suggested). All appeard to go smoothly, except I had no idea how to get back out of terminal mode and restart my login screen with the selection of GUis. How do I do this? What is the command to restart the GUIs? I tried rebooting, but Mandrake seemed to just remember my previous settings and only started up in console mode.
Also during the install a couple of things happend. Nothing major I think though.
Firstly I got a warning which read as follows:
You appear to have a termcap file /usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.0/termcap
This should be edited manually to replace the Xterm entries with those in /usr/xllR6/lib/X11/etc.termcap
Note the new entries are required to take full advantage of new features, but they may cause problems when using older versions of Xterm.
A trminal type 'xterm-r6' is included for compatability with the standard X11R6 version of Xterm
What does this mean and how do I edit these entries?
Also when I couldn't figure out how to start the GUis again (KDE) I tried rebooting in safe mode to see if this would let me start up next time with a GUI. It didn't, but it did give me another warning. It read as follows:
Warning: it looks like there are some old *.so modules in usr/x11R6/lib/modules/codeconv.
The state of the system is not in sync with the current/updated configurations. You are allowed to make it current, or continue with the current configurations.
Here are the commands to execute:
Changing permisions of file /usr/sbin/ppd from 105755 to 104755
Changing owner of file /var/ftp to root.root
Changing owner of file/var/ftp/pub to root.ftp
Again what do I write and where do I change these entries?
(The* in *.so did'nt seem to be in upper case)
Lastly, I noticed in terminal mode that only one of my processors is listed. I noticed this in Harddrake too. I saw somewhere something about addiing a module in Mandrake to enable SMP support, I didn't pay much attention. It was just a file that was available for download and I'm not at all sure what it was, I was too busy looking for other things. What is the deal here? I can't remember where I saw that file, or even what it really was. (I must have been on about 3000 web pages in the last week). Is there a way to fix this and where can I get the module/s and/or files I need to do this?
So far you guys have been great. If I can get these things done I can get on with my life again and begin to enjoy learning about Linux. I do hope I don't seem like too much of a pain, but I am picking things up slowly.
I can almost see the attraction of this command line stuff, as when you do something that works, it is a little bit of a buzz. However I am still struggling with the basics, and therefore any help you can offer is greatly appreciated.
BTW do you guys have a live chat channel, like on IRC or something? That would be neat!
Sorry about posting a new thread, I hit the wrong button and going back and submitting this post in the original thread woyuld mean writing all this again. And as this would be the third time I would have to do this, there is no way I am going to do all this again.