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Old 06-23-2004, 03:32 PM   #1
daan0106
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Mandrake 10.0 find files option.


I've been running Mandrake 10.0 for a week now and it has been a great experience.
Though the search/find option never seems to work for me, and it most cases using it ends up in a crash. I've used the command ´updatedb' as normal user or root and experiemented with the ´use index file' option but all no effect.

It isnt such a big deal, last few days i have re-installed a few times but a clean install doesnt take away the problem.

Right now however i really need to use it.
I installed wine with the Mandrake 10.0 RPMS located on the 2nd CD.
However i didn´t configure anything, and went straight to mounting a CD and installing counter-strike. The installation went fine and to play it i just mounted the CD and ran the game.
But i can't find the directory that wine installed counter-strike in. I´ve searched everywhere for it. The standard wine config file uses /mnt/windows as windows drive, however that is actualy my windows XP installation.
When i use ´whereis' wine it gives me a number of directories, i've checked them all but non have a windows dir, or drive_c that is normaly used by wine.
Space in my home dir is limited and i want to remove the game, just can't find it anywhere.
Everything was installed in c:\sierra.
/mnt/windows doesn´t have a sierra dir so i don't think its installed there.
If i could use the find file option in KDE i could try and located windows, drive_c or maybe the sierra dir and remove it, because its taking put like 1gb of space hehe.

If anyone has any ideas on how to fix my problem i would gladly appriciate help!
Thx in advance,

Daan
 
Old 06-23-2004, 04:07 PM   #2
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Same here

I have the same problem with the find feature. But also how do i configure wine to run i cant seem to figure out the command?
 
Old 06-23-2004, 05:29 PM   #3
daan0106
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wine [application name] without the [ ] of course.

when u download the wine rpms u can also download a proggy called winesetuptk, its a GUI config program, everything is available on sourceforge.net
 
Old 06-23-2004, 05:55 PM   #4
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oh ok i just installed it via the second install disk for mandrake. Thanks

Also it seems like mandrake 10 is causing quite a few problems like the find file problems.
 
Old 06-23-2004, 06:06 PM   #5
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This may help

start a console and type in
Code:
slocate
if it says that the database needs to be built start a root console and type in
Code:
updatedb
you may want to navagate to where the database is, i am not sure. It take a while but once it finishes go back to a normal console and type in
Code:
slocate sierra
From what i can tell it will not search a windows drive but the rest of the drive can be searched. Hope this helps. Let me know if it does.
 
Old 06-23-2004, 07:10 PM   #6
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that worked

Found all the lost files, thx for the tip!
Is there a way to load the updatedb command in the kernel? Or to enable it everytime file system gets mounted at startup? that would be handy and i wouldnt mind the extra startup time, mdk is running really fast on my 2.4ghz laptop
 
Old 06-23-2004, 09:42 PM   #7
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I actually don't know i read your post then i read a few more and found out about slocate and then tried it and reposted. I actually don't know but that is not a bad idea sense the find feature does not work. Mabye someone else knows?
 
Old 06-23-2004, 10:32 PM   #8
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you'll want to put it in your .bash_profile for root

as for the slocate command, very useful
you could've also used this:
Code:
[user@domain ~]$ find / sierra&
a whole bunch of information will scroll by without the & at the end, this tells it to do it in the background
to check its status, type
Code:
[user@domain ~]$ jobs
hope this helps!
 
Old 06-24-2004, 01:25 AM   #9
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Consider using:

find / -name [filename] 2 < /dev/null

in an xterm or similar.

man find
 
  


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