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Old 10-30-2003, 05:09 PM   #1
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Firestarter running on KDE


Hiya, I am running Redhat 7.3, and KDE 3

The firestarter docs say that it will run under KDE although it is optimized for Gnome

Has anyone got it working under KDE.

I tried installing the RPM, but it wants gnome-core RPM, and when I went to install that a ton of dependencies come up. I can see that going down this route is the path to madness

Has anyone done this before? Does anyone have any useful tips?

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Old 10-30-2003, 05:46 PM   #2
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install gnome them firesatarter, It sounds like its the only way
 
Old 10-30-2003, 05:47 PM   #3
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install gnome them firesatarter, It sounds like its the only way
Yep, but I'm not willing to do that. I'll find a diff. firewall that runs under KDE (Am trying to get Guard Dog to work at the moment)

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Old 11-01-2003, 06:39 AM   #4
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i have firestarter running under kde
everyuthing fine but for one problem

the only file browser i can open is Rox, while firestarter is running
konq', nautilus, gentoo and krusader either won't open or take 10 minutes or so to appear

other than that is works just fine
 
Old 11-01-2003, 07:21 AM   #5
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er...
need to edit that post rather heavily

i didn't know that firestarter was for gnome
so tired it under gnome
and the file browsers still wont open while it's running

i only use dial up and so am not online all the time
but if i cant open a file browser while i am online then something is wrong


will add further if i can solve this
 
Old 11-01-2003, 12:03 PM   #6
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You miss my point slightly

Sal,
unfortunately, you've missed my point. I've sure you've got it working and thats all fantastic.

But WHAT did you have to do to get it working? What other RPMs did you require? What Linux Distro and Version are you running?

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Old 11-01-2003, 12:19 PM   #7
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mandrake 9.2
(as can be seen from my details)

nothing extra
i downloaded the firestarter rpm for mandrake 9.x from http://pbone.net
this is an rpm search engine type site so go there and search for an appropriately compiled rpm
http://rpm.pbone.net/ (this link is straight to the search page)

i made a massive mistake this afternoon
i installed a second firewall without uninstalling the first
i completely screwed linux up and had to reinstall mandrake


like i say
firestarter caused me problems (in terms of file browsers that wouldnt open)

proceed with care

Last edited by salparadise; 11-01-2003 at 12:21 PM.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 01:22 AM   #8
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i found out what the problem was
i had to add home (127.0.0.1) as a trusted host
once this was done, the firewall stopped blocking internal browsers from opening
 
Old 11-02-2003, 02:20 PM   #9
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Gnome?

Sal,
did you already have gnome installed before you installed firestarter?

Cheers
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Old 11-03-2003, 03:18 AM   #10
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er..

the first time round i think i did

i am having severe problems at the moment
have just given up on mdk9.2 (buggier than a whorehouse mattress)

and returned to 9.1

havent got round to putting gnome on yet (i dont really like it- but need it for various apps)

havent got round to putting firestarter back on either yet

sorry
 
Old 11-03-2003, 11:01 AM   #11
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ok

further...

having had several problems with firestarter either crashing or
not loading or not logging i gave up
this co-incided with me moving from mandrake 9.2 back to 9.1

i have switched to guarddog which is "for" kde
with the online manuals "getting started" page open
http://www.simonzone.com/software/gu...al2/index.html
i quickly set it up
and my pc has just returned a "perfect stealth mode" result at both black code and shields up

from the ease of setup to functionality i would recommend guarddog highly
http://www.simonzone.com
 
Old 11-03-2003, 11:09 AM   #12
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The Point of my question

Sal,
you'll see that my original question was really about getting firestarter working under KDE (without installing all of gnome).

The configuration side would/will be a whole different thread.

Currently, I am trying to get guarddog running on RH7.3, but can't find a link to a Binary RPM that actually works.

Good luck with yr new firewall

Cheers
Jo
 
Old 11-03-2003, 12:34 PM   #13
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yes
i am aware of yr original question
was just posting more information

i think that maybe trying to get stability under kde from an app intended for gnome
might be optimistic

have you tried the guarddog source files?
I realise you state you are a newbie
(i've only been at this for 11months myself)

sometimes getting the source files and compiling, making and installing them (achieved by issuing three commands) is the better way
 
Old 11-03-2003, 12:39 PM   #14
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Guarddog Source

Sal,
I have the guarddog source, but when I do the
Code:
./configure
it eventually comes back with an error about not having X Includes in my path.

I did some searching, and found I had to download a file, which I did. However, it still didn't solve anything. I am waiting to get an email from Simon (the author of Guarddog) on this topic.

Cheers
Jo
 
Old 11-14-2003, 01:12 PM   #15
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I've got Firestarter running on RH 9.0 with KDE and I am not having any problems. I am a bit of a newbie, but when I installed it, it ran perfectly. However, when I did do the install of RH 9.0, I installed pretty much every little bit of it (except things I KNEW I wasn't going to need like sendmail, apache, SQL, etc.) Just thought I'd let you know someone got it working. (Although I didn't have to do much to get it to work, just install the RPM)
 
  


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