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Old 08-22-2005, 01:19 AM   #1
DARKGuy
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Newbie problems... :(


Hey people ^^

I've been out of Linux for a while though now I have a better computer and a bigger HD (3 Gb) so I could install Mandrake 10.0 cool.

Now, I've been testing it... GNOME runs real good here (faster than KDE's clutterness >.<) so I'm using it now. Thing is I have some small problems I've encountered...

1. I can't see my NTFS drive! (my XP one) Mandrake sees it in the install (and it allows me to partition it and such, which I didn't of course ) but it isn't mounted in fstab... and the fstab's layout is different than in Slackware 10.1 (I could edit fstab manually on there, so I could mount my NTFS drive (readonly, but hey, it did it at least) ), but I can't do it here, nor I can find a drives mounter or anything. My FAT32 drive is seen, but not my NTFS one. Any way to mount it? it should be HDC (as HDD is Linux and HDA is FAT32)...

2. I can't play a movie with Totem Movie Player (it goes just 2-3 frames and then both Linux and FAT32 (where I'm playing the movie from) start to behave like if they're working but I see no progress on the movie... what's wrong?

3. And when trying to compile Kopete (latest version) it says...

checking for Qt... configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.3) (library qt-mt) not found. Please check your installation!

Using "locate qt-mt" (after logging as root and using "updatedb") this is what I get:

[root@localhost kopete-0.10.3]# locate qt-mt
/usr/lib/qt3/lib/pkgconfig/qt-mt.pc
/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.la
/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.prl
/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3.2
/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3.2.3
/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so
[root@localhost kopete-0.10.3]#

I have it, so what the hell is wrong?, Im trying to install this new Kopete because the one suppied in MDK10.0 has problems with the Yahoo protocol so...

I've been planning to move to slackware or something....... by the way, kinda off-topic, does anyone knows about a linux distro that is like... you know, pure core Linux... like Zipslack, which gives you just the terminal, screen module and such, I know i once installed X11 to it, but didn't went farther, thing is, I got to install everything manually and not using the help of a distro (which is good but it isn't my style, I want to install it, kinda Win98 style (or even 3.1), I just want a Linux which leaves me there ready for configuring and installing (or at least a basic Linux with IceWM and just that? or a HOWTO?)

Thanks for all the help you can provide ^_^.. I'm gonna go now to try to install WINE or Tcl/Tk.. :P

Last edited by DARKGuy; 08-22-2005 at 02:23 AM.
 
Old 08-22-2005, 04:11 AM   #2
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I can answer one of them :-

The latest version of Kopete requires a newer version of KDE than you get with MDK 10.0
The latest version of Mandrake (Mandriva 10.2) comes with Kopete 0.9.3.

You should have no problems installing latest version of GAIM, there are always pre built RPMS`s avaialbale on the GAIM homepage.
 
Old 08-23-2005, 06:15 AM   #3
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For playing movies have you got the codecs?
 
Old 08-23-2005, 10:48 PM   #4
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Quote:
1. I can't see my NTFS drive! (my XP one) Mandrake sees it in the install (and it allows me to partition it and such, which I didn't of course ) but it isn't mounted in fstab... and the fstab's layout is different than in Slackware 10.1 (I could edit fstab manually on there, so I could mount my NTFS drive (readonly, but hey, it did it at least) ), but I can't do it here, nor I can find a drives mounter or anything. My FAT32 drive is seen, but not my NTFS one. Any way to mount it? it should be HDC (as HDD is Linux and HDA is FAT32)...
First off you can edit /etc/fstab manually just fine in Mandriva. The only things you can't edit manually are the specific entries relating to CD/DVD drives because these are managed by fstab-sync. You can also go into the Mandrake Control Centre->Mount Points->Partitions and set the mount point for your NTFS drive there if you prefer to do it through a GUI tool

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2. I can't play a movie with Totem Movie Player (it goes just 2-3 frames and then both Linux and FAT32 (where I'm playing the movie from) start to behave like if they're working but I see no progress on the movie... what's wrong?
Goto http://easyurpmi.zarb.org and setup access to the repositories - particularly the 2 PLF repos. Now install the following packages:
Code:
win32-codecs xine-win32 real-codecs
You can do this from the command line with urpmi or with the GUI in the Mandrake Control Centre.

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3. And when trying to compile Kopete (latest version) it says...

checking for Qt... configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.3) (library qt-mt) not found. Please check your installation!
Mandrake gives you the latest version of Kopete or at least backports the important bug fixes in the updates. However if you're using a distro that's gone out of support (ie. 10.0 or below) then you should really consider upgrading, and not just for Kopete.

Anyway to compile software you need to install the necessary -devel package for that library. Try installing the libqt3-devel package. However if your system doesn't come with a QT version of 3.3 or greater then its not going to work - you really have to upgrade to the latest Mandrake (its a free download).
 
  


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