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  1. Why all the work around with a pcmcia adapter? Did you just have a pcmcia wi fi card just laying around? You could save yourself headaches buy buying a normal pci wi fi card.
  2. Heres my setup, Mandrake 10 official with the firewall installed, in the settings it says, allow the internet to connect to which services, i selected none. I dont have samba installed, i use the kernels built in samba client to see shared folders and computers over our home LAN. I could access and see other computers without a problem before I enabled Mandrakes's firewall. How do I configure this shorewall firewall to allow me to see the other computers on my LAN again?
  3. /usr/bin/evolution mailto:%A?Subject=%S&Cc=%C&body=%B Are those % supposed to be included or is that something weird done by the message forum? I think I may have taken those out.
  4. Kernels? Upgrades?

    I am running Mandrake 10.0 Official with the 2.6.3 kernel, is there any need to upgrade to a newer kernel or to 10.1? And what are the risks? For example if you upgrade the Xfree, I found I had to reinstall the Nvidia drivers.
  5. ok I have removed the : from the etc/groups file now, mebbe that was wrong to put it in, i check back and some other lines dont end in : scanner :108:root,rob as such the id -a has changed [rob@Oneniisama rob]$ id -a uid=501(rob) gid=501(rob) groups=501(rob),108(scanner) [root@Oneniisama rob]# id -a uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root),108(scanner) I still however get the cannot connect to scanner error. Are libusb and epkowa supposed to work together or are they one or the other type of things?
  6. [rob@Oneniisama rob]$ id -a uid=501(rob) gid=501(rob) groups=501(rob) [root@Oneniisama rob]# id -a uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root),108(scanner)
  7. khk is a user name? I wasnt aware of that, I will replace the khk with my user name. I don't understand the script but i know enough that its not malicios in nature. I will fix the script then reply again with the results.
  8. I've been tryign to get my scanner working for 3 days straight now. I've been using for about 2 months now so I'm pretty good at following documention. As per the documention that I've found around the net, these seem to be the important files. Included in my /etc/sand.d/dll is "epkowa" In my epkowa.conf -------------------------- /etc/sand.d/epkowa.conf # epkowa.conf # # examples for how to configure the SANE EPSON KOWA Backend # # SCSI scanner: # scsi EPSON # # Parallel port scanner: #pio 0x278 #pio 0x378 #pio 0x3BC # # USB scanner - only enable this if you have an EPSON scanner. It could # otherwise block your non-EPSON scanner from being # recognized. #usb /dev/usb/scanner0 usb 0x04b8 0x0118 -------------------------------------- I've used this page and followed the instructions EPSON scanner with libusb and hotplugging http://www.freecolormanagement.com/sane/libusb.html Scanner is not known by the backend If you just go the latest and greates scanner from EPSON, chances are that I've not yet added it's product ID to the backend. This means that you have to tell the backend what vendor/product IDs to look for. This is done by usign the standard Sane syntax for libusb support: "usb " - you have to replace the and strings with the data from your scanner. The new Perfection 3200 for example would use this command in epson.conf: "usb 0x4b8 0x11c". Have tried this, however the backend is epkowa , have tried using this with epson.conf, but it ended up showing 2 scanners, , 1 epson, 1 epkowa, , I have had more luck with epkowa (the programs would actually open with epkowa, so i have been using epkowa instead of epson) Getting the permissing right did this epson_scanner 0x0003 0x04b8 0x0118 0x0000 0x0000 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00000000 pasted in the script to a text document with the name epson_scanner (as the documentation instructs) #!/bin/bash if [ "${ACTION}" = "add" ] && [ -f "${DEVICE}" ] then chown root "${DEVICE}" chgrp scanner "${DEVICE}" chmod 660 "${DEVICE}" fi Which becomes #!/bin/bash if [ "${ACTION}" = "add" ] && [ -f "${usb 0x04b8 0x0118}" ] then chown root "${usb 0x04b8 0x0118}" chgrp scanner "${usb 0x04b8 0x0118}" chmod 660 "${usb 0x04b8 0x0118}" fi next did This script assumes that your computer knows about a group named "scanner", add this to the file /etc/group, give it a unique group id (the number after the password entry). It looks like this: scanner:x:102:root,khk I did this, 102 was taken so i gave it 108 scanner:x:108:root,khk: Documenttation forgot the : <---------- i added this to mine after notices that everything iin the /etc/group file ended with : Normal user can do iscan or xsane or ximagescan, however each program produces errors relating too, "cannot connect to the device" I have even tried it as root, still no work, everythign seems right as far as permissions My device is detected though in sane-find-scanner found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8 [EPSON], product=0x0118 [EPSON Scanner]) at libusb:003:002 As well as scanimage -- list finds my scanner epkowa:libusb:003:002 I have read all sort of docuention on this, the freecolour site, as well as the SANE site. What am I doing wrong, missing, etc?
  9. I've decided to go with the Gimp v2.05, now I need to get the scanner working, its an epson perfection photo 4180. I've dont some looking and i think i need either a frontend or backend to get it to work, though no clue what either are Sane, or image ready or somethign for linux, which only works half-assed on 2.6 kernerls (grrr) As you can tell, im clueless
  10. Sorry, I guess I answered my own post, a friend told me about GIMP v2, which has more features and is easier to use, than the 1.25 version I had before
  11. I've tried using the GIMP, though its limited in its abilities and difficult to use. In Windows I've always used Jasc's Paint Shop Pro, which wont run under wine or CrossOverOffice (why the heck it needs IE installed for graphics software is beyond me!) I'm looking for some linux graphcs editing software with twain or whatever its used under linux, i need to import the pictures from the scanner, then be able to touch up and restore them, tools such as clone brush (as its called in PSP) are my best friends in touching up old photos. Thank you for any help and suggestions you can provide.
  12. I wasnt sure where to post this, being both general linux things, but being done for a speciif program. http://pearpc.sourceforge.net/netsetup.html The above link is the page of how to set up network for pear pc unfortnately i cant muster for than a "huh" after reading it. I have a 2.6 kernel and is says, I need to do this For Linux 2.6.x: You must enable (as a module "M" or compiled-in "Y") the following features in your kernel: * "Device Drivers / Networking support / Universal TUN/TAP device driver support" (CONFIG_TUN) * "Device Drivers / Networking support / Networking Options / Network Packet Filtering (replaces ipchains) / IP: Netfilter Configuration / Connection tracking (required for masq/NAT)" (CONFIG_IP_NF_CONNTRACK) * "Device Drivers / Networking support / Networking Options / Network Packet Filtering (replaces ipchains) / IP: Netfilter Configuration / IP tables support (required for filtering/masq/NAT)" (CONFIG_IP_NF_IPTABLES) * "Device Drivers / Networking support / Networking Options / Network Packet Filtering (replaces ipchains) / IP: Netfilter Configuration / MASQUERADE target support" (CONFIG_IP_NF_MASQUERADE) How who what where? I hope this makes sence to someone out there
  13. it forgets sometimes, I had to add in the associations manually *.ram, *.RAM, *.rm, *.RM /home/realplayer application order prefence realplayer with none others listed. Settings, configure Konqueror, file associations
  14. I set Konquerer to open rm and ram files with realplay, and it lasts for a session but its not remembering them in future sessions or reboots. Do I need to konfigure this somewhere else? Also I want to get .pls to open in totem again, instead of realplayer.