Living with Linux

Setting up ktorrent to start automatically after a power cut:

With KDE:

Open up the file manager (konqueror) and browse to ‘/home/username/.kde/Autostart’. Right click in that folder and create a shortcut to ktorrent

Without KDE:
You can also add the command in your .bashrc – This is not dependent on KDE.

Using Yahoo Chat on Mandriva:

Gyache is the solution. I just ran this rpm.

Setting up NTFS read write:

Mandriva 2008 release notes read as follows:
In Mandriva Linux 2008, drives and partitions formatted with the NTFS file system can be made writeable via the use of the ntfs-3g
driver. If the package ntfs-3g is not installed, install it. Then use the Mandriva disk management utility, diskdrake. Select the desired partition, unmount it, and switch to advanced mode. Change the partition type to ntfs-3g.Click Options, and ensure the checkbox labeled ‘ro’ is unchecked. Now mount the partition again. Exit, and save your changes.

But for whatever reason, I was unable to install ntfs-3g through the internet. I ran the following packages from the install DVD manually in the following sequence:

1. fuse-2.7.0-6mdv2008.0.i586.rpm
2. libntfs-3g10-1.826-1mdv2008.0.i586.rpm
3. ntfs-3g-1.826-1mdv2008.0.i586.rpm

I then tweaked the mount points settings and restarted the machine.

Bingo! I was able to move 200 MB of downloaded stuff to my 320 GB hard disk which is NTFS. Now who needs Vista?


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