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91  Assistance / News & Announcements / Re: Pardus 2009.1 (release schedule) on: January 21, 2010, 17:36:10 PM

here the loggin data for Live-CD.

For loggin as root you need this:

Name: root
Password: pardus

and for loggin as user this one:

Name: pars
Password: pardus

Hi, Andreas,

Thanks very much for the info! I don't know where you found it, but I'm glad to know the logins. I'll stick a note in the CD's jewel case to remind me.

With best wishes,
92  Assistance / News & Announcements / Re: Pardus 2009.1 (release schedule) on: January 21, 2010, 16:37:23 PM

Last night I downloaded and burned the .iso for the Live CD because I was interested in trying it out. I verified the md5sum {*}; everything went fine. The Live CD looks great and includes a good selection of applications.

However, I noticed that the Live CD seems to use a / (root) login. When I logged out, it returned me to a usual KDM login screen, but there was no indication whether a regular user account is available, and if so, what the username and password are ... (I tried logging in as user "guest" with a password of "guest", but it didn't work).

Am I missing something, or is the only possible user a root account?



{*}. The md5sums for both the 2009.1 Live CD and Install CD can be found in the Wiki:

93  General / Introduce yourself / Re: Hello from Bucharest, Romania on: January 21, 2010, 16:16:06 PM
Buna ziua, Cristi,

Welcome to Pardus and the Pardus Worldforum! I hope you'll enjoy the forum; it isn't as big or busy as some, but we have friendly, knowledgeable people here who are willing to help.

You've been using Pardus longer than I have. I installed Pardus on a spare partition of my second hard drive about 3 months ago, and it is becoming my favorite distro. (I also use PCLinuxOS and Ubuntu Hardy Heron). Each distro has its strengths, but I especially admire the Turkish government's commitment to Linux / Open Source and the fact that they created Pardus from scratch. I think Pardus is easy to use and would be a good choice for any newcomer to Linux; I hope its popularity will grow and spread more widely outside of Turkey.

Have fun here and I'll look forward to seeing your posts.
94  Assistance / News & Announcements / Re: Pardus 2009.1 (release schedule) on: January 17, 2010, 17:51:32 PM
...... I logged out of my account in order to restart the computer
Did you choose [1] Logout or [2] Restart Computer in the attachment (Restart) below?

Hi, atolboo,

I chose [1]. Logout, thinking that it would take me back as usual to the KDM login manager, and from KDM I would choose to immediately restart the computer. That's when it froze at the black screen; I never made it back to KDM, and the computer did not respond to any keyboard commands.

So, in retrospect, option [2]. Restart Computer would probably have been the correct choice. I'm guessing the computer froze due to my error. If nothing else, other users may benefit from my dumb mistake.  Embarrassed  I will know better next time.

Using Reset was not a graceful exit, but it does not seem to have done any harm -- although I'm thinking now that it would be a good idea to run fsck on my hard disk to see if any sectors were damaged. (Well, I ran fsck on my drive using a Fedora 11 Live CD, and all the partitions showed as "clean" / OK. The Live CD also includes Palimpsest Disk Utility [ver. 0.3]; it ran a S.M.A.R.T. Self-test and my hard drive passed without any errors. So my /sdb seems to have survived my poor choice of exit method).

Thanks for your help,
95  Assistance / News & Announcements / Re: Pardus 2009.1 (release schedule) on: January 17, 2010, 01:18:03 AM
I upgraded to 2009.1 this afternoon (via the Dutch repositories), and like kondorv's experience, my upgrade was smooth -- except for one minor glitch. I used the # pisi upgrade command from the Konsole. 173 packages were upgraded [226.5 MB]; I would estimate that the download and installation took about 80 minutes using our home DSL connection.

When the update was complete, I ran into a minor problem. I logged out of my account in order to restart the computer (because of the kernel upgrade to, but immediately after logging out, the PC froze / hung up with a black screen and a blinking cursor. I waited several minutes but nothing was happening -- no command line prompt appeared, and no response to the Ctrl-Alt-Backspace command. I finally decided that my only option was to press the Reset button. I did that and the computer rebooted as normal; a GRUB entry for the new release and kernel (Pardus 2009.1 Anthropoides virgo (Kernel had already been added automatically. I'm not sure whether this hang-up is a bug, is something specific to my hardware, or whether I might have unintentionally done something to cause it (although I don't think I did) ...  

Congratulations and sincere thanks to the Pardus developers and everyone who helped with this new release!


2009.1's codename is Anthropoides virgo, the scientific name for the Demoiselle crane. Some of these cranes live in eastern Turkey, and they undertake an incredible migration over the Himalayas in order to reach their wintering grounds:


There are some new wallpapers for this release, which you can get a glimpse of here:


You'll also see a new KDE splash screen (with a white Pardus leopard replacing the blue KDE logo), a new Network Manager applet icon, plus I'm sure that I'll discover many other new things as I explore.

96  Assistance / Configuring Pardus / Re: Problem with package manager updating and installing packages on: January 12, 2010, 05:57:52 AM
You're very welcome; I'm glad that worked for you. I wouldn't have known about the pisi up command if atolboo hadn't mentioned it when I introduced myself in this User Forum.  Smiley

Another thread you might want to take a look at discusses using PiSi's GUI vs. command line PiSi:


I've found that using a combination of the Package Manager's GUI and the command line works well for me. There's a good section on PiSi CLI Usage in the Wiki:


Good luck and I hope you'll continue enjoying Pardus!

97  Assistance / Configuring Pardus / Re: Problem with package manager updating and installing packages on: January 12, 2010, 04:28:10 AM
Hi, Hastings101,

I too am a relative newcomer to Pardus (I've been using it about two months), so this suggestion is a guess on my part and it might not solve your problem. But did you follow the instructions below, before you attempted your very first update?

"Before doing any update."
[From the Pardus 2009 Wiki]

Open System > Konsole Terminal and enter the following command:

sudo pisi up -c system.base

(Note: You only have to issue that command once, right after a new installation and before you do your first update of the system. You do not have to run the command before subsequent updates).

Another possible cause might be that you have run into the down repository problem recently reported by Andreas:

"User-Repo down." 10 Jan. 2010.

If you're using the default Turkish repos, you might consider switching to one of the alternative repositories mentioned in this discussion thread:

"Slow official repos?"

(I'm using the Dutch repositories and they have been working fine for me, even though I'm located in Texas).

HTH. With best wishes,

98  General / Wish list / [solved] Skrooge on: January 04, 2010, 07:01:23 AM
I would like to request Skrooge, a personal finance manager for KDE 4, which has become part of KDE Extragear (in the Office module). The program's current version is 0.5.5.

Directions for getting the source code can be found here:


This same webpage also lists the required dependencies. (The one that appears to be missing in the Pardus 2009 repos is libofx).

I have been using Skrooge in PCLinuxOS and now have about 2.5 months' worth of checkbook data in it. It has been stable for me -- with no crashes or freezes. Unlike HomeBank, it can handle split transactions (with multiple splits, if necessary) and it has a reconciliation feature which is similar to KMyMoney and/or Quicken. The program's User Interface does require a bit of time in order to get accustomed to it, but the main developers (St'ephane and Guillaume) are open to users' suggestions and Skrooge's documentation is pretty good.

I believe that Skrooge would be a worthwhile addition to the official Pardus repos -- and of course, the KDE 4 version of KMyMoney when it is ready.


In case someone thinks I am being unfair to HomeBank, I am also using HomeBank 4.1 in my Pardus 2009 installation. I have entered the same 2.5 months' worth of data into it, but I prefer Skrooge for the reasons stated above.

I have a semi-workaround for the split transaction problem -- although I imagine this probably violates every known principle of accounting. For example, if I have written a check for $86.00 at the local Super Target store (a US-based department-type store which also sells groceries) and that amount was split between different expense categories, I create separate transactions for each relevant category. For example:

11/03/2009 check # 4662 target $38.00 Clothing
11/03/2009 check # 4662 target $34.00 Food:Groceries
11/03/2009 check # 4662 target $14.00 Household Items

It's not a clean solution, but the program allows you to do it (i.e., it does not protest that there are duplicate check numbers) and this way, you can better track expense categories.

99  Assistance / Hardware / Re: broadband PCMCIA Audiovox 5740 on: January 02, 2010, 05:42:59 AM
Hola, Nicolás,

Feliz Año Nuevo! Although I cannot give you much useful advice on how to configure wvdialconf, I wanted to let you know that package is in the Pardus 2009 repositories. I searched for it just now and found it:

wvdial 1.60
63.0 KB

I am using the Dutch repositories at ftp.surfnet.nl, rather than the default Turkish repos. For more info, please see the following thread:

"Slow official repos?"

< Edit: >

I had time for some more searching, and although I am not 100% certain, I think that when you run wvdial for the first time, you can make it create the wvdial.conf file you need. (The directions quoted below refer to the antiX MEPIS distribution, but I would guess that the basics of this are very similar from one distro to another):

"Huawei E220 3G/HSDPA USB Modem + antiX Mepis 7.5."

WvDial sacrifices some of the flexibility of programs like 'chat' in order to make your dialup configuration easier.
When you install this package, your modem will be detected automatically and you only need to specify three simple parameters: the phone number, username, and password.
Clever old WvDial knows enough to dial with most modems and log in to most servers without any other help.
To get things going, once you have installed WvDial, launch a terminal and, as root, enter:


This command makes WvDial detect your modem and creates a default WvDial .conf file, which is where we will enter our three simple parameters.
The configuration file is written to /etc/wvdial.conf and you edit it by, again as root, launching it in your favourite text editor (I used Leafpad because I prefer graphical editors):

leafpad /etc/wvdial.conf . . . [etc.]

You might also find Lisa Marie's post below to have useful information:

"can't connect internet ; kppp crashing when try to set up account & password."
(Her reply is # 4)

I am now using a new modem and did a reinstall of Pardus 2008.1 and all is well, as the default fields were there, and I basically used the default settings.  My ISP requires PAP authentication, so I added PAP to the kppp selection of pap/chap.  My modem uses a usb cable and I'd already read up about this particular modem, that it uses device: ttyACM0.  My previous modems used ttyUSB0 since they used a converter cable.  Lock file is ticked.  I set modem speed to 57600, otherwise I had problems getting connected if I used anything higher.

In case your modem commands field is blank, here are the defaults:

Le deseo buena suerte en cuanto a la resolución de su problema. Que le vaya bien,

100  Assistance / Software / Re: Kmymoney on: November 30, 2009, 16:14:27 PM
Hi, Andreas and atolboo,

Thank you for the explanation of why KMyMoney won't work. Last night I began reading HomeBank's Help documentation and I've decided to give it a trial run. (It looks it will take some time to initially set up payees and income / expense categories). I have an idea for a workaround with split transactions, but I won't know whether it works until I try it.

(I still have a working copy of KMM on my Ubuntu and PCLinuxOS partitions, so if HomeBank doesn't suit my needs, it won't be a crisis. I also maintain a simple OpenOffice.org Calc spreadsheet which has a checkbook template. I have experimented with GnuCash, but it was hard for me to understand its double-entry accounting and I found the interface confusing. My impression is that GnuCash is geared more towards people with an accounting background and/or small businesses). 

101  Assistance / Software / Re: Kmymoney on: November 30, 2009, 01:16:49 AM
Hi, atolboo,

Thanks for your reply and suggestions. My attempt at installing the P2008 version was successful (at least according to PiSi), but I saw no trace of KMyMoney anywhere in the menus (I would have expected it to be under Applications > Office) and I couldn't get the program to run from the Konsole -- either as a regular user or as root. So I removed it. 

I followed your strategy: I did not add the P2008 repo to Package Manager, but directly downloaded the .pisi package and saved it in my /home directory. Next, I installed it via the Konsole. It notified me that KMM had been installed successfully (no mention of any dependencies being installed along with it). However, as I said, I couldn't find any sign of KMM and it would not run from the command line. (I used this same technique to install Michiel's package of Abiword and it worked fine). My guess is that the KMyMoney package must be incomplete.

It makes me wonder which app people are using on P2009 for their finances ... Is everyone using HomeBank?

Met vriendlijke groeten,
102  Assistance / Software / Re: Kmymoney on: November 29, 2009, 19:27:55 PM
I apologize for restarting this old discussion thread, but it seems to be the easiest way to ask my question. I would like to try installing KMyMoney 0.9-6, which is still in the /contrib-2008/ repository, but I thought it would be wise to ask you Pardus gurus if this is safe.

In principle, it seems like a bad idea to mix packages from the 2008 repos and the 2009 repos. But in practice has anyone tried something like this? If so, what were the results? Are any of you using KMyMoney or even GnuCash in Pardus 2009?

I installed HomeBank and began experimenting with it. (I was willing to use it temporarily until the KDE 4 version of KMyMoney is ready). However, I was discouraged to learn that HomeBank does not allow the possibility of recording split transactions ( https://bugs.launchpad.net/homebank/+bug/140504 ). In 2008, HomeBank's developer wrote that he will probably implement it in the 4.1 release:


This is a feature I really need, so I don't think HomeBank will be a suitable replacement.

It would be nice if Pardus 2009 had more finance / checkbook applications available, such as Skrooge, GnuCash or a modified version of KMyMoney (i.e., an older version packaged with the necessary KDE 3 libraries so that it could run under KDE 4). This is one area where the Pardus repos are weak (in my opinion).

Thanks for any advice,
103  Assistance / Software / Re: LyX 1.6.4 on: November 29, 2009, 06:21:39 AM
Hi again, Ronald,

Just a few more suggestions about things you can try before I give up on this. (You might have seen and/or tried these already). I have done more searching and found some interesting tidbits. However, the basic problem (for me, at least) is that one needs in-depth, technical knowledge of both TeX's and LyX's guts to understand what is going wrong. I have neither, unfortunately ...

There is an interesting thread on the Arch Linux Forums you might read:

"[Solved] Lyx: pdf preview and pdf generation doesn't work."
(From the Arch Linux User Forums)
User "bender02" offers a concise explanation of how TeX finds available fonts (in post #6).

One of the suggestions is to run texhash to help TeX know where to look for fonts. (You must do this as root). When I did it on my system, I got the following output:

david-pardus david # texhash
texhash: Updating //etc/texmf/ls-R...
texhash: Updating /usr/share/texmf/ls-R...
texhash: Updating /usr/share/texmf-dist/ls-R...
texhash: Updating /usr/share/texmf-site/ls-R...
texhash: Updating //var/lib/texmf/ls-R...
texhash: Done.

Also, you might run the two commands below and see how my output compares to yours:

david@david-pardus ~ $ whereis pdflatex
pdflatex: /usr/bin/pdflatex /usr/share/man/man1/pdflatex.1

david@david-pardus ~ $ kpsewhere ecbx1000.tfm

I learned there is an easier way to access the TeX / LaTeX log file. Rather than navigating to the /tmp directory, just go to LyX's main menu and choose Document > LaTeX Log.

At this point, I have run out of ideas. If running texhash doesn't fix the problem, and you have both pdflatex and the ecbx1000.tfm font installed, my recommendation is for you to ask on a LyX-specific forum. I did see that there are several LyX mailing lists you could try:


I'm sorry that I haven't been able to help you more with this. I've learned some useful things about LyX but its inner workings remain a Great Mystery to me. If you're able to solve the problem, I'd be very interested in hearing what the fix was.

With best wishes,

104  Assistance / Software / Re: LyX 1.6.4 on: November 28, 2009, 02:21:33 AM
Hi again, Ronald,

Thanks to Google and some semi-educated guesses  Smiley, I found some additional info which might be useful. I think the component you might be missing is the cmsuper font package (which contains Type 1 fonts converted from METAFONT fonts). I am fairly certain that it is part of TeX Live; in PCLinuxOS, the subpackage is named texlive-texmf-cmsuper but I do not know what it is called in Pardus. (The Pardus developers seem to have "bundled" TeX Live in a slightly different way). I did a PiSi search of my installed packages, but did not find anything called "cmsuper" or "cm-super."

My hunch is that it might be included in one of these two packages:


So you might check to see if both of those packages are installed on your system.

The other useful tip I found is where LyX keeps a log of its activity. (LyX is an offshot of TeX / LaTeX, and the TeX program is meticulous about keeping track of what it does). On my system, this log can be read in the following directory:


LyX generates a file called [filename].log when you compile your source file and try to generate either a DVI or a PDF. Even if LyX encounters an error and is unable to create a DVI / PDF, it will nonetheless create this .log file which will include some details about the error(s). You can open up the .log file and view it with KWrite (or any text editor).

So my suggestion is to start LyX and attempt to produce a PDF file from your source. Immediately afterwards, navigate to that temporary directory and look at the .log file that LyX created. Even if the PDF creation is unsuccesful, TeX should log some sort of info about why it failed.

Even if I cannot understand the error message, you now know where to look for it and can show it to a more knowledgeable LyX user. HTH,


By installing the cmsuper package in PCLinuxOS, I was able to get LyX to successfully produce PDFs. I looked at the .log file and read that the error was because TeX was unable to find the cmsuper fonts. I hope your PDF issue can be solved just as easily.

105  Assistance / Software / Re: LyX 1.6.4 on: November 27, 2009, 21:28:01 PM
Here are the configuration screenshots for PCLinuxOS 2009 (with LyX
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