[SLE] 9.3: keyboard, zip disks, mounting encrypted FS, KDE Samba
Date: 11 Jun 2005 21:29:47 +0100 To: email@example.com
I'm a "beginner skilled" user of Linux and I recently installed the
Everything went fine during the installation, but a few things seem wrong
or stuck me now the installation and online update is completed:
- The keyboard does no more work properly (missing keys, like the "@")
It appears that X keyboard cannot be configured properly and switch
back to a default setting.
Using SaX2, I got the following error message:
(WW) MGA(0): Option "CalcAlgorithm" is not used
(EE) Couldn't load XKB keymap, falling back to pre-XKB keymap
And from a console, the command "setxkbmap -v 10" return this:
Setting verbose level to 10
locale is C
Applied rules from xfree86:
Trying to build keymap using the following components:
Error loading new keyboard description
This problem has been submitted to the Suse support team and is
being investigated. Hopefully, this should be fixed soon.
In the meantime (It's now a week I have to cut-and-paste the
characters I can't produce with my keyboard), anyone has an idea ?
(My keyboard is a Mitsumi 105 keys, Belgium layout, model KFKEA5SA)
- Zip Disks (IOmega).
Here is another request I sent to the Suse support team, but there
will be no follow-up for this one (as "configuration of ZIP drives is
not supported through the terms of the installation support"):
As I understand, a (Iomega) ZIP disk is automatically mounted when you
first access to it.
But when I have finished using the disk, I cannot eject it. I tried
to unmount it (as user), and got the error message that the device is
probably mounted multiple time (?), and it failed. I have to unmount
the ZIP drive as root to be able to eject the disk (then I can insert
and eject other zip disks as normal).
In fstab, here is the entry:
/dev/hdd4 /media/zip auto noauto,user 0 0
but in mtab, there are two entries (after the ZIP disk is first mounted):
/dev/hdd4 /media/zip subfs rw,nosuid,nodev,sync,fs=floppyfss,procuid 0 0
/dev/hdd4 /media/zip vfat rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,user=amigaphil 0 0
Where should I look to find the origin of the "excessive" mounting ?
What should I modify/remove to be able to use the ZIP disk like
a floppy disk, or at least not having to unmount the drive as root
to be able to eject it ?
- Mounting an encrypted FS in a file (at a mouse click)
I have successfully created a encrypted filesystem in a file and I
can mount/unmount it from a console.
I wonder if there is a way to configure e.g. KDiskFree to make it
prompt for the password when I try to mount the encrypted file ?
Or is there a better way to mount/unmount it using GUI ? An icon
on the desktop ?
- Samba / KDE
I'm trying to access my second computer using the KDE Samba client,
but I'm getting all sorts of errors like "connection timeout", ...
Is KDE/Samba reliable or should I configure my Suse/Linux machine
as a Samba server ?
Note: When I was using the 8.0 distribution, I found that the best
(stable) way to access my Amiga computer shares was to mount the
shares using LinNeighborghood (which is no more part of the 9.3)
I believe the Samba support has improve in recent distributions,
so I think I should still be able to access my Amiga shares now.
I would like to see the shares being mounted (if the remote
computer is available) as I log in as user.
That's all for now ;-)
AmigaPhil, world citizen. _No MS-HTML mail please_ PGP key: 0x9C07F6C1
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