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Old 06-30-2004, 08:21 PM   #46
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when you start kde it kicks you back? are you sure its installed right still (kde that is). i dont know a whit about debian, so i dont know the command to do that, but check the stability of that. kde, in my mind, is much better than gnome, but i haven't used either for a long time. more of a core disto command-line persom myself.

btw, good job so far it is a bit confusing at the start... i reinstalled about sixty times before i got it to bloody well boot
 
Old 06-30-2004, 08:30 PM   #47
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What do you suggest I do? "penguin4"
I am trying to tweak my system so I can use it...............
although I am not familiar with Linux, I am trying ONLY to get it to a working state.

As I learn more and do more, I'm having more problems that I can't figure out by myself.
 
Old 06-30-2004, 08:46 PM   #48
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wolfy : ok you stated it but not listening to your self. doing to much and messing things too. ok given would like to have a smooth operating system. but while learning, ie; bike riding or skating were you able to do as
some one whom has been doing it for a long time? do not think so. same with what your attempting . ? jumped from W to L but how well at w were u? since 96 i started w95 ,96, 98. but was not a hot guru either. no way mediocre at best. before jumping to linux read everything could get hands on then tried a promo cd linux uninstalled just to see what,how ,where & when i would understand it and Tada viola. still not a guru(no way hosea).
 
Old 06-30-2004, 09:25 PM   #49
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Right
I'm trying to go as far as possible, but only to accomplish the desired end result.
You correctly pointed out that I am an "A" type person.
well "A" type people have their strong points too. I am very logical and detail orientated.
So..... with the right help and direction I can go very far and learn alot in the process.

As of today I'm very happy what I've learned with the help of others that have provided me help.
I am not reinstalling the minute things don't go right, instead I'm looking for a configuration issue that might be the reason I'm not able to do what I want. I am probing deeper into on-line material and looking at other post to see if I can find similar problems that have already been answered. I am checking Linux's help files to try to answer my questions.


But when I can't find the answer I'm looking for [I ASK FOR HELP!]

And as a result ( Kudo's to everyone that has given me technical hints) I now have a beautiful desktop (full color) with a working mouse!

I am trying to do more by myself now, but there are still little things that I am still trying to solve.
With continued help from others [maybe in a few months] I will be a comfortable Linux user.

You strike me as a "O" type person (maybe a little to reserved and hesitant to take risks)

I am very happy with the progess I am making, and thing are looking better everyday.
 
Old 06-30-2004, 09:32 PM   #50
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wolfy: correct thats me to a t. guess what? am stuck in mdk8.1 did the biggest error! forgot superusr psswd. no guru but read alot. this why do this. helping others with a little bit of what very small knowledge read.
 
Old 06-30-2004, 09:44 PM   #51
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I wish you all the luck in the world "penguin4"
but don't forget to ask for help when things get tough.
From what I've seen there are people out there that are willing to give any help they can.

"penguin4" We all need a little help sometimes, that's what makes us human.

I am a veteran and proud of it...
GOD BLESS AMERICA.... (whats left of it.)
 
Old 06-30-2004, 09:53 PM   #52
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Quote:
Originally posted by Wolfy
GOD BLESS AMERICA.... (whats left of it.)
ack, thats the truth.....

your right though..... sometimes were stumped and have to ask.
all s should be helped
 
Old 06-30-2004, 09:53 PM   #53
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wolfy: am with you on all that. 50,s K.P. vet. and yes that is why I try to help others with the little bit of what i know and read. yes always turn for help from others more knowledgable . even when running w98 before ms
turned their back on usr forums. that is what turned me into a penguin!
thanks for the uplift.
 
Old 06-30-2004, 09:54 PM   #54
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microsoft had user forums? im surprised
 
Old 06-30-2004, 09:58 PM   #55
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blueorb; yes indeed. they were good but not like this. that is why i am here.
 
Old 06-30-2004, 10:00 PM   #56
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yeah this place is sweet, and the is better than anything M$ could cook up in my mind.... is that your opinion after going through some good old penguin frustration ?
 
Old 06-30-2004, 10:03 PM   #57
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blueorb: yeah on the nailhead!
 
Old 06-30-2004, 10:03 PM   #58
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Wolfy,

I go to watch Star Trek and come back to see you've got it going. Great job. You're already learning

Two things on KDE:
1) Was there an error when it kicked you back to console?
2) You may want to upgrade KDE. I had to upgrade mine.. Do this
Code:
kedit /etc/apt/sources.list
and add these lines
Code:
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
deb http://www.backports.org/debian stable all
deb http://security.debian.org stable/updates main contrib non-free
then run
Code:
apt-get update && apt-get upgrade kde
 
Old 06-30-2004, 10:14 PM   #59
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"darthtux" There you are.
Hey, if you can help I've been trying to copy the log file to floppy and nothing is working?
I tried everything you said but it's not helping.

I learned more and modified your respone to: cp /var/log/XFree86.o.log /dev/fd0

This apparently sends something to the disk (floppy) but the disk becomes unreadable in windows. Windows asks to reformat it or can't read it.

F.U.B.A.R.

Do you have any suggestions to solve my little problem?
 
Old 06-30-2004, 10:41 PM   #60
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ouch did you overwrite /dev/fd0??! dont do that!! copy stuff to /mnt/floppy does your fd mount cleanly?

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