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1  Assistance / Pardus for beginners / Problem with Pisi update when missing package on: February 02, 2010, 20:45:28 PM
I tried to run the pisi update this morning.  It was going along just fine and then it came to the artwork package update and said the package was not installed.   I stopped the update, deselected the artwork package and tried to restart pisi.  It just hung there.   I could do anything else but the pisi would just give me that rotating symbol it uses while it is supposedly waiting for something.   It did that for over 2 hours.  How do I get the updates to work when I deselect something.  Appears that it just hangs the job.  I would assume that this will lead to more problems when the next set of updates comes along.
2  Assistance / Software / Re: [SOLVED] Thundebird does not open clickable links in Firefox? on: November 30, 2009, 06:15:18 AM
Do I delete at the .thunderbird level or at the profiles.in1 level.  When I try to delete profiles.in1 it won't delete it because it says it does not exist - only the name exists.  I tried to use rm to delete - what should I be using to delete the name when no file exists for it.
3  Assistance / Software / Re: [SOLVED] Thundebird does not open clickable links in Firefox? on: November 27, 2009, 09:47:46 AM
Rather strange.  I went to my Thunderbird profile at the location:

/home/dick/.thunderbird

3 entries:  appreg  e1228ff0,default  and profiles.in1

I checked to make the entry in profiles.in1 and when I did I found it was a new file with no entries at all.

Went back and verified that the configuration had the true all indicated now and still no popup.
4  Assistance / Software / Re: [SOLVED] Thundebird does not open clickable links in Firefox? on: November 23, 2009, 14:59:42 PM
I note that this is supposedly fixed by the work around.  The comment is posted to delete the TB profile.  I am unsure just what that means.  I did toggle the changes in about:configure and did not get the popup so that part is done.  Just need to find out how to delete the profile and re-enter.  I checked and did not see any place to do this.

It is a PITA to have to do a copy the URL, click on new window paste the URL and hit enter every time I want to link from TB.  Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
5  Assistance / Installing Pardus / Re: Can't login - kde will not start on: August 16, 2009, 23:31:20 PM
I think I may have clicked something wrong when I installed.  I re-installed yet again and this time it worked.  I still got that same message the first time I logged back in after the re-install about the default kde-3.5 session but that finally went away.  I was able to get myself onto Firefox this time.  Not sure but it may have been that the first times I never ticked the superadministrator block.



I did this before I got the other postings about chown which would have saved me reinstalling, I guess.

Thanks for the help.  Much appreciated.
6  Assistance / Installing Pardus / Re: Can't login - kde will not start on: August 16, 2009, 17:35:31 PM
That got me logged in and I am on KDE now.  However, everything seems to have an owner of root, not me, the user.  I can run Firefox but I have to do it from the terminal as root.  I checked the owner and it is root for the owner and root for the group.  All the icons in the Desktop Folder are question marks so I assume they also are owned by root.  The funny thing is that there is an icon to donate to Sabayon 4 and an icon for Spritz Package which is the GUI version of Sabayon's package manager.  How can I get the ownership of these desktop packages set to the user, dick, rather than root?
7  Assistance / Installing Pardus / Can't login - kde will not start (solved) on: August 16, 2009, 07:47:38 AM
Just installed Pardus 2009 with the grub entry on the boot partition rather than the MBR.  I have a bunch of other distros installed and I just want to add Pardus 2009 to the existing MBR rather than start grub from scratch.

I copied the grub entry from the /boot/grub/menu.lst of the Pardus 2009 partition to the MBR and when I rebooted I was able to bring up the Pardus login screen.  When I login I get a message:

    Your saved session type "kde 3.5" is not valid any more.  Please select a new one, otherwise "default" will    used.

I filled in the login and password fields and it starts to load.  I get the disk, the tools and the globe picture showing and then it hangs.  If I hit enter I get a message:

    The following installation problem was detected while trying to start kde.  No write access to
    /home/dick/.ICEauthority.  KDE is unable to start.


I installed the grub record in the Pardus partition.  I have a few other distros out there and I just want to add Pardus to the MBR that is already there.  I tried once before to install Pardus in the MBR and I ended up with 37 entries in the MBR of which only 10 were valid.  The rest were distros that I tried and discarded a long time ago.  I copied the grub record from the Pardus /boot/grub/menu.lst to the current MBR in the distro that is the root distro currently.  I added savedefault and boot to the entry I copied to the existing MBR and installed the grub record.

I went back and took out the savedefault and boot and still got the same messages.  I also reinstalled Pardus, this time to the MBR , and got the same messages again.  I checked the md5 and it matched.  I also have the input media checked before I installed and it came out fine - no problems there.  I am now wondering what the saved default KDE 3.5 could be that is causing the problem.


8  Assistance / Pardus for beginners / Re: What happened to console? and theme selection? on: July 19, 2009, 06:24:50 AM
Konsole was not under system - the alt-F2 worked to get me to konsole.

I will be changing the menu.lst for a year to clear out all the excess entries.  Would much prefer to use nano or kate to take care of it.  Much quicker and cleaner.  I have 6 distros on the disk and there are over 45 entries in the menu.lst with the new Pardus.  From what I can see I can only delete entries one at a time and then it goes back to the top of the list again  Then I have to scroll down to the next one I want to get rid of, delete it and then it goes back to the top of the list.

Figure it is just getting used to the new ways of doing things and maybe it will be better when I get it all straight.  Right now the older ways seem better from my point of view.
9  Assistance / Pardus for beginners / What happened to console? and theme selection? on: July 18, 2009, 19:08:26 PM
Installed Pardus 2009 today and went looking for the console.  I found the bit where I select additional modules to add to the start menu and selected console.  I got a message that the single module was selected and added.  I cannot find any way to get to the console.  What I want to do is clean up the boot/grub/menu.lst.  It has links to old distros that I got rid of months ago.  All the ones I have out there now are there but there are about 20 extras that i would like to get rid of so that I can get a somewhat clean boot menu.  Can't find console anywhere.  I would also like to change the background theme as it is so dark that I can't read the entries.  I selected one when I was installing.  Now I would like to change but can't find anywhere to change the background theme.  I see all kinds of other selections for the display but not that one.

Other than that it is working well.  I am doing this because I want to try out the 2009 before I update to it when that option comes along.  I have a lot of goodies on the 2008 and I want to keep them.
10  Assistance / Pardus for beginners / Kmplayer will not close on: April 18, 2009, 02:22:14 AM
I just ran an audio file which defaulted to Kmplayer.  The audio worked fine.  When it finished I tried to close kaffeine.  It would not close no matter what I tried.  I have to reboot to get rid of it.  No error messages.
11  General / General topics / Re: How did you hear about Pardus? on: March 04, 2009, 05:00:24 AM
Had it for a while.  First read about it on Distrowatch but just assumed that it was pretty much aimed at the Turkish speakers and not the rest of the world except incidentally.  Then I got the emailing from On-Disk writing about how he compared it to his other favorite and Pardus was excellent.  Since I had liked his other favorite, Wolvix, very much I thought I would give it a shot.  Very pleased with it so far.  I have been trying a lot of different distros and have discarded most of them.  I am about to discard another very shortly but it will not be Pardus.  I like that everything seems to work well right from the start and it is very easy to deep it up to date.  Couple of small niggles but nothing deal-breaking about them.  The fact that the time needs to be adjusted by clicking the switch off and back on then apply is just something I am used to doing - never have figured out why it doesn't work but it doesn't take long to get it going.  Had a question about the various forums but that got answered quickly so that is no biggie either.  Other than that it works very well.
12  Assistance / Pardus for beginners / Interested in exactly how to change inline /home to separate /home on: November 13, 2008, 19:39:00 PM
I added a 500 GB hard drive and would like to separate my /home files to a separate location so that when I upgrade to the new Pardus, I can do this and not lose what I have saved.  Not exactly sure what the best way to do this is.  I would like to see it set out step by step so I don't screw it up.
13  Assistance / News & Announcements / Re: Pardus 2009 on: November 13, 2008, 19:33:26 PM
Interested in the integration of Nvidia or ATI drivers.  The current one worked well for me whe I installed my new Video card so I hope that this continues.
14  Assistance / Configuring Pardus / Re: INSTALLING NVIDIA DRIVERS on: October 31, 2008, 06:35:29 AM
I am changing from the IGP to a NVIDIA card.  Do I install the NVIDIA drivers before I install the card or do I log onto Pardus after the card is installed and then install the drivers.  I will be doing this the middle of next week. Huh? Huh? Huh?
15  Assistance / Hardware / Question on what to do when I upgrade RAM and install new video card (solved) on: October 01, 2008, 23:59:12 PM
I am upgrading my RAM from 1 GB to 4 GB (I am running a couple of 64-bit distros).  At the same time I am changing from the IGP on my MoBo to an ASUS EN9600GT TOP video card.

What do I need to do to accomplish these two things in Pardus? and what if anything do I need to do with the BIOS?  Will my card just be recognized or do I need to install special drivers.  WIll the increased RAM just be recognized or do I need to do anything about that.  I have the RAM now.  It just arrived today.  THe video card should be here within a week or so.  I do have time to get ready.

Thanks for any assistance. Huh? Huh?

Addendum to original entry.  It all worked out just great.  Recognized my RAM and when I ran the Tasma it upgraded my video card the way it should.  Easy to do and now I am a very happy camper.  Thanks to all who replied.
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