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1  Assistance / Bugs / Re: Package Manager bug? [Solved ?] on: October 06, 2007, 07:45:16 AM
I may well have the wrong URLs. I've checked on the Wiki and used the links provided there. It seems some of the links on this forum are outdated.
2  Assistance / Bugs / Package Manager bug? on: October 06, 2007, 07:29:49 AM
Hi all

Lately I constantly get the following:

"Error - Package Manager

File integrity of

The same goes for the contrib repo. I have removed and reinstated the repos, I can only assume my repos are up to date after getting these issues.

Any ideas? Anyone having the same issue?

3  Assistance / Pardus for beginners / Re: NVIDIA Cards on: October 04, 2007, 17:22:57 PM
That's good info. I'm in the market for a new PC. Got any tips?

I'm not a gamer of note, but I'm happy to go for a really good system. I also want good support for Compiz in pardus, so a good video card is required.

4  Assistance / Pardus for beginners / Beryl / Compiz Fusion issue on: October 04, 2007, 16:51:05 PM
Hi all

I see my colleague has been posting on the forums, I got him hooked onto Pardus and he is really enjoying it.

I've handed my installation CD to another associate (Solaris admin) while chatting about Linux. I'm more sure every week Pardus is the way Linux will develop in the future.

Now for my problem. I have an HP Pavilion ze2000 laptop, and a few weeks ago I had Beryl running with no issues, though with only a handful of effects. Since the switch to Compiz I can get no effects to work. I load the package, which animates the cursor for a while, and then dies with no message.

I can't trace anything in the logs, and no errors are output to the screen.

Any clues on where to begin looking?

I am purchasing a new PC soon, bought the keyboard last night (Logitech G11). Pardus is definitely going onto it :-)


5  Assistance / Pardus for beginners / Re: Pardus init system on: September 22, 2007, 17:07:54 PM
Thanks for the update  Wink

I am NO coder, I have the equivalent of a blunt crayon and a scrap of paper when it comes to code. I'll play with it and see what happens, but that may well be my problem as you pointed out.

6  Assistance / News & Announcements / Re: 400 members on: September 22, 2007, 09:04:07 AM
What? Only 400 Pardus users in the whole world?  Grin

I'm part of an ELite group then, LOL!!

I got a colleague of mine to try Pardus, and now he's hooked. He's been running Windows apps and games in a VM with VMWare, tells me his performance is better than native Windows under Pardus.

I haven't seen it myself, but it reminds me of my days with Win3.1 under OS/2. Truth be told, if OS/2 came out with a new version tomorrow I'd buy it. I loved it back then, still miss it today.
7  General / Tips and tricks / Re: Useful search engine on: September 16, 2007, 09:29:38 AM
A couple of times now when using the Firefox search bar I've been directed to an error page (the server is down for maintenance) rather than my search. There could be an issue with my tags or XML syntax. My coding is poor at best, so bear with me and perhaps one of you coders can fix the syntax if needed in the hakia.xml file I submitted.

Anyone else had the same problem?
8  General / Tips and tricks / Re: Useful search engine on: September 16, 2007, 09:25:34 AM
That search engine gives far more superior results that Google alright, I searched for Pardus and found a whole bunch of links I'd never seen before Cheesy


Hi FoamRocket

It's weird that this engine finds so many articles Google can't find. Since dicovering Hakia some time back I wonder what else I am missing by just using Google.
9  General / Tips and tricks / Re: Useful search engine on: September 16, 2007, 09:23:31 AM
Funny you mention Hakia, just like Pardus it's founder is also Turkish.... Grin

Nice work BTW....

Thank you!  So the creator is Turkish? I didn't know that. Small world Smiley
10  General / Tips and tricks / Autostart programs at KDE login on: September 15, 2007, 12:49:37 PM

I read this somewhere Pardus-related recently, but cannot remember where. I did a search for "Autostart" on the forum and found no mention, so I'm adding it here. The solution was good, but if my memory serves left out a simplifying step.

The home directory of each user has a .kde3.5 hidden folder in it (the dot in front of the name inidcates that it is to be hidden). There is a symlink to that folder called .kde as well. To have a program automatically start when you log in to your desktop, you can drag and drop a link to the program or script into the Autostart folder. However it's buried inside a hidden folder.

To make things simple, from a command line type the following command from your home directory:

ln -s  /home/Lloyd/.kde/Autostart/ ./Autostart

To make sure you are in your home directory type "cd", minus the quotes of course. YOu will then have a folder called Autostart in your Home folder.

When you drag an icon into Autostart your choices will be to:

Move, Copy, Link, Escape (Cancel)

Choose Link and that should be that.

11  Assistance / Pardus for beginners / Re: Pardus init system on: September 15, 2007, 07:22:55 AM
Hi guys

I rewrote a sample XML service.py script using vncserver as a test program. Playing around, even blind alleys, can be useful for learning the deeper ins and outs of a system

RH has an /etc/sysconfig/vncservers file that can be edited to create VNC user sessions that are available from boot time. I can't find such a config file in Pardus, hence my attempt to start VNC as a service.

This is my (incomplete) file below:

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-

from comar.service import *

serviceType = "server"
serviceDesc = _({"en": "VNC Server"})

def start():
                args="-geometry 800x600 :1",

        def stop():
                args="-kill :1",

                def status():
                        return isServiceRunning(command="/usr/bin/vncserver")

I have registered it with comar.

Now when I run service vnc start I receive this error:
vnc error: Unable to start: vncserver: The USER environment variable is not set

service vnc stop:
Service doesn't provide this operation

How do I go about editing the file to get the right results?

12  General / Tips and tricks / Useful search engine on: September 15, 2007, 06:48:49 AM
Hi all

I have been using a search engine called Hakia which often returns more relevant
than and superior to Google.  I discovered several articles on Pardus that Google had failed to return after several different queries.

The beauty of the engine is that it searches for 'meaning'. As stated on the web
site: "indexing has severe limitations to handle full-scale semantic search".

A query on a set of words on Google returns exact matches on those words.
Hakia will find variations of the words that have the same or similar meaning.

So a sentence that has the word "kill" for example, which has meanings specific to
its context will return queries that include VETO, BLOCKED, TERMINATED and so on
that are relevant to the search. The query may be "what new resolutions has the
house killed?". Words like BILL may be used in the same context of resolution and
thus may be returned, leading to additional relevant documents.

The benefit is that on Google, you would have had to run a query per each word you wanted results on. Here you have one query versus 5 or 6 or more.

I wrote the short .xml script below that you can copy into a text editor, save it into

C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\searchplugins

on Windows as hakia.xml or in


as hakia.xml to have it be part of Firefox's seach engines in the search bar.
I typically use Scroogle and Hakia nowadays.

The only oddity is that on Pardus the logo doesn't show up, while on XP it does.




<SearchPlugin xmlns="http://www.mozilla.org/2006/browser/search/">
<ShortName>Hakia Search</ShortName>
<Description>Search for meaning</Description>
<Image width="16" height="16">data:image/x-icon;base64,http://hakia.com/images/hakialogo.jpg</Image>
<Url type="text/html" method="GET" template="http://hakia.com/search.aspx">
  <Param name="q" value="{searchTerms}"/>
13  Assistance / Pardus for beginners / Re: Pardus init system on: September 13, 2007, 20:12:26 PM
Please install "bash-completion" package, you can use TAB for programs' options. Just write "service a" and press TAB, see available services Wink Also you can use it for pisi's options.

You guys are geniuses Wink

I've done that and it works well, it's just a little on the slow side. It does save having to type out a full path, that saves a few keystrokes.

Thanks, I just learned something. I like the approach you guys have taken to this OS.


14  Assistance / Pardus for beginners / Re: Pardus init system on: September 13, 2007, 20:07:40 PM

Thanks Eren, but I beat you to it. LOL!!

Yeah, I just checked out service --help and saw that you could enable a boot-time start, or disable, using the command. Nice.

Like RH's chkconfig command, but this seems much simpler and easier to use.

Is there any plan to use a central directory like /etc/init.d/ just to make things easier for keyboard jocks?

Can we symlink to common services? Especially when testing stuff and messing around it makes life easier.
15  Assistance / Pardus for beginners / Re: Pardus init system on: September 13, 2007, 20:00:09 PM
Ok, five minutes of playing around and I found my answer

service comar start
service openssh status

I got that more or less figured out. I guess I'm old school and like my /etc/init.d/

My issue with the service command is that sometimes you're not sure of the name of the daemon, and you can't tab complete like you can when referencing a file in a directory. When you spend A LOT of time tapping away in a console it makes a world of difference.

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