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Old 11-15-2004, 03:14 PM   #1
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Newbie Help


Ok I three questions the first one is the easiest so ima go ahead and ask it how do you set your system up so that it automatically logs you into a KDE desktop configuration because right now what it does is log me into the default session which is also GNOME!!! Alright now on to my two other problems
Shutting down interface eth0: [ OK ]
Shutting down loopback interface: [ OK ]
Setting network parameters: [ OK ]
Bringing up loopback interface: [ OK ]
Bringing up interface eth0: [ OK ]
Bringing up interface eth1: WPC54G device eth1 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization. [FAILED]
[root@localhost ~]#
[root@localhost ~]#

the first thing I would like to fix which is also very simple is that root@localhost ~ thing I would lke for it to go back to the default way in which it was the dir of the folder you are in and a $ sign or something like that if someone can tell me where to go to edit that it might all come back to me!!! and the last thing is my Wireless card does not seem to be working it says that its present but its delaying initialization or whatever that means I have followed the instructions with the ndswrapper but the device still fails to work i have three wireless cards one microsoft mn-520 card which i dont care for one motorola wn825g and one linksys wpc54g ver 2 card if anyone out there can help me to get one of the last two cards on the internet it would be appreciated I will even donate money somewhere cause im starting to get frustrated with the whole thing thanks in advance!!!!!
 
Old 11-15-2004, 03:47 PM   #2
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oof... the rules stipulate posting in english... that should include use of punctuation / avoidance of run-ons...

let's see here... question one --
create the file ~/.xprofile following the syntax of ~/.xinitrc
-- for kde, add the line
Code:
exec startkde
question 2: which shell do you use?
look here: http://www-106.ibm.com/developerwork.../l-tip-prompt/

question 3: can we get a little more specific on what you've done, and what isn't working...
 
Old 11-15-2004, 03:48 PM   #3
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How do you expect someone to help you when u don't post your distribution?
 
Old 11-15-2004, 03:53 PM   #4
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we might not care about the distro -- looks like the card requires ndiswrapper, and (obviously) kernel source... those are linux-generic... his problem is not yet distro-specific...
 
Old 11-15-2004, 06:45 PM   #5
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let's see here... question one --
create the file ~/.xprofile following the syntax of ~/.xinitrc
-- for kde, add the line

code:

exec startkde
in fedora this won't work.
gdm.conf is so messed up in fendora, it took me some time to find out what's going on
 
Old 11-16-2004, 07:27 AM   #6
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Thanks For The Help

Sorry about not telling the distro im am using Fedora Core 3. Also I apologize for the run on sentences I typed that in a hurry. Ok ~/.profile thing didn't work just like perfect circle said it wouldnt. Last time I had this problem I just deleted GNOME from the add remove applications but this time its not even checked. I prolly could add it make sure its there and then delete it but i'm sure there is an easier way. secesh thank you for the info on editing the promt I went to that site and I fixed that. The only problem I have with that now is that when im in my home dir I have that ~ for the name of it which is doable but I would rather it just say home. I tried writing an if statement saying if /w = ~ then to display the prompt '\u@[home]\$ " but with my luck it didn't work but its ok. And now im sorry i didnt get into more depth about my wireless problem I followed someones instructions on how to use ndiswrapper. I installed ndiswrapper which installed fine. Then I installed the windows driver the inf file of both the motorola wn825g and the linksys wpc54g and did an ndiswrapper -l to see if it worked or if it was detected. It said that they are both deteched but no lights come on with either of them and im still not able to connect to the internet after i restart service network (I think thats the command i have it in my history). I couldnt tell you more then that cause thats all I know that I did. Also it wont start up at all if I have the linksys wpc54g card in at the begging but it will start up with the motorola card but it just wont work.
 
Old 11-16-2004, 07:41 AM   #7
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If you want to use KDE as default, make sure its installed, in term type switchdesk kde

Worked for me on Fed Core II

Kev
 
Old 11-16-2004, 07:54 AM   #8
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just locate default.desktop, in FC2 it's under /usr/share/gdm/BuiltInSessions/.
Edit it ,
you 'll find something like
Exec=default
put there Exec=custom.

Then go to the home directory of the user you want to change the default session and create
Code:
.xsession
put there
Code:
#! /bin/bash
exec startkde
and save it.
make sure you give execute permissions to the file,
Code:
chmod 755 .xsession
it won't work if you don't do that.

post if you have problems.
I haven't used FC3 but i don't think things are dramatically different.
 
Old 11-16-2004, 07:55 AM   #9
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Dosent simply switchdesk kde do the job??????

(remember, i am a n00b) :-P
 
Old 11-16-2004, 08:02 AM   #10
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I don't know, maybe, i figured all this out by myself, reading the configuration files in my system
 
Old 11-16-2004, 09:29 AM   #11
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Well.. it worked for me :-D

Maybe its Fedora Core II only, but worth a shot.
 
Old 11-16-2004, 10:11 AM   #12
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Hey guys, gone15 stated in the author section what distro is used. Apologies from perfect_circle accepted.

Now, the startup scripts from fedora (1,2,3) use /etc/sysconfig/desktop to store the preferred x-environment. So DESKTOP="KDE" en DISPLAYMANAGER="KDE" does it. The scripts /etc/X11/prefdm reads the file to set the variables an thus determine what desktop to start. Using KDE, as a bonus you also get a normal shutdown screen with ctl-alt-del, with the right choices, so you don't have to go through the stupid gnome sequence before being able to shut down.

A nice source for a lot of tips is http://fedoranews.org/krishnan/tips/index.shtml. Learn from it.

No experience here on the wifi, sorry.
 
Old 11-16-2004, 03:53 PM   #13
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Thumbs up Thanks for your help

Thanks guys for all the input on what to do as far as my default desktop what I tried first was the switchdesk kde command and so far it worked cause i rebooted and then logged in as normal and it when automatically to the kde.
So thanks again Linchpin for the simple command. Also that link that dinges gave me will help me out in the future im sure of it the more links i have as far as linux the better. Im going to go read up on WIFI over there and maybe find something that i need to do...
 
Old 11-16-2004, 04:04 PM   #14
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Apologies from perfect_circle accepted.
e?????
 
  


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