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nic2109

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Location: Hayslope, near Middlemarch, Midlands, England

PostPosted: Fri 18 Apr 2008, 18:00    Post subject:  

@Mark : hope you had a good trip and that your Mom is well.

Sadly I have 2 problems/queries to report.

1) Sylpheed

I have set up Sylpheed for email but it won't get messages. It tells me that it cannot write a file somewhere. See screenshot.

I'm pretty sure that my sever settings are OK (I have done this dozens of times) so I don't know what it might be.

One tiny other thing about Sylpheed: the menu option Configuration => Change current account => {account name} doesn't seem to do anything.

2) Abiword / CUPS

I have set up my printer with CUPS and set it as my default, but Abiword doesn't recognise it. How can I add my printer? A word processor without print capability seems a bit Sad to me.

Best wishes, and thanks for all you do.
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Apr 2008, 18:56    Post subject:  

Hi, was a great weekend, thanks.
I could finish almost all I wanted.

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I have set up Sylpheed for email but it won't get messages. It tells me that it cannot write a file somewhere. See screenshot.


Please create a folder /root/Mail/

Does it work then?

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One tiny other thing about Sylpheed: the menu option Configuration => Change current account => {account name} doesn't seem to do anything.


I have no idea at moment Sad
Hm, made a test... if I create a second account (same data as first one) and switch to it, then when I receive mails, it tries to get ALL mails (on the first account only new ones).
So the second one seems to work.
In the settings, set a different inbox-folder than for your fiirst account.
Or the mails will be "mixed".

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I have set up my printer with CUPS and set it as my default, but Abiword doesn't recognise it. How can I add my printer? A word processor without print capability seems a bit to me.


To use the printer that you activated as "default" in Cups, please choose the "generic postscript" printer in Abiword.
That driver should use the Cups-default printer.

Mark

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Apr 2008, 10:39    Post subject:  

I'm soooo tired... Wink

looks as if we can upload 008.3 from saturday to sunday.
This is, how it will look like:
http://noforum.de/pics/muppy0083rc.jpg

Don't laugh about the webbrowser please, this is just a proof of concept, to simplify installation of the "evil" with 4 mouseclicks Wink
Runs unstable on my 256 MB computer, Firefox and especially Opera are much better Cool

See you somewhen this weekend.

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PostPosted: Sat 26 Apr 2008, 16:36    Post subject:  

MU wrote:

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I have set up Sylpheed for email but it won't get messages. It tells me that it cannot write a file somewhere. See screenshot.


Please create a folder /root/Mail/

Does it work then?

Mark

No it doesn't - I already have this folder.

It's empty so I tried creating new directories in /root/Mail for Inbox, Sent and so on but that hasn't made it any better.

So still no mail.

MU wrote:
To use the printer that you activated as "default" in Cups, please choose the "generic postscript" printer in Abiword.
That driver should use the Cups-default printer.
I have tried choosing 'Generic postscript' and it created a pdf file in /root. Is that what is supposed to happen? And if so, how do I print it?
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PostPosted: Sat 26 Apr 2008, 16:42    Post subject:  

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No it doesn't - I already have this folder.

It's empty so I tried creating new directories in /root/Mail for Inbox, Sent and so on but that hasn't made it any better.

So still no mail.


I have no idea then, why it does not work for you, I'm very sorry Sad

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I have tried choosing 'Generic postscript' and it created a pdf file in /root. Is that what is supposed to happen? And if so, how do I print it?


This indicates, that your printer is not set as default in the Cups administration.
So the 'Generic postscript' driver uses the PDF-Plugin.
Please verify using the Cups Printer Wizard (run it from Muppys Menu), that your printer is set as default.

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Apr 2008, 12:16    Post subject:  

MU,

Do you know what/why this file sometimes appear in the /tmp folder of my msy_save-xxx.2fs file?

xerror.log

I have a 256mb msy_save-xxx.2fs file and this file sometimes appear and sucks all of my msy_save-xxx.2fs memory to 0mb.

I did apply that muppy8.2 patch one forum member mentioned something in the line of whether to have the /tmp within the msy_save-xxx.2fs file or not.

Advance thanks for the assistance....
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Apr 2008, 12:22    Post subject:  

If you mean xerrs.log, not xerror.log:

That is created by Puppy.
It logs all messages from X.
But it usually does not get so big.
Could you zip and attach it, please?


You could do this:
edit:
/usr/local/Muppy-service/muppy-service

At bottom, you find:

Code:
sleep 10
cd "$here"
exec $0


Add there a line, so that it looks like this:

Code:

echo "" > /tmp/xerrs.log
sleep 10
cd "$here"
exec $0


Then the log will be deleted every 10 seconds.

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Apr 2008, 13:30    Post subject:  

yes, xerrs.log Rolling Eyes Laughing

Brilliant advise on the add-on code to delete automatically but will have to hold-off so it can happen again then I will zip up and attach for you.

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Apr 2008, 21:01    Post subject:  

MU, another file I noticed that grows is /tmp/FlashN4UhHZ

By just doing a dir re-scan, it grows by ~125kb per scan. Is this normal?

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Apr 2008, 21:34    Post subject:  

no,I don't have that. Shocked
When does it appear?
Maybe it is from Flashplayer in Firefox?

Would be interesting to find out!

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Apr 2008, 21:47    Post subject:  

That was I was thinking as well - a flash related file...
I will dig around and let you know if I find something....

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PostPosted: Wed 07 May 2008, 21:45    Post subject:  

MU,
Just a report on the /tmp/FlashN4UhHZ log... it's a randomly generated file in the format of /tmp/Flashxxxxxx
The file is generated when launching the browser.. not a big deal anymore..

On a different note, how do you run icedock in minimized mode at boot up so it does not show on the desktop?

cheers.
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PostPosted: Wed 07 May 2008, 22:10    Post subject:  

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On a different note, how do you run icedock in minimized mode at boot up so it does not show on the desktop?


You could not run it at startup, but put an icon on your desktop.

Edit /root/.icewm/startup

Comment the start there, from:
Code:
sleep 4 && /usr/local/Muppy-icedock/Muppy-icedock &

to:
Code:
#sleep 4 && /usr/local/Muppy-icedock/Muppy-icedock &


Then in the filemanager, drag on your desktop:
/usr/local/Muppy-icedock/Muppy-icedock

Would that be ok?
It also might be possible maybe to write a small script, that minimizes the icedock after startup.

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PostPosted: Fri 09 May 2008, 11:43    Post subject:  

MU, as usual, your recommendations are gold! Exclamation Exclamation I will try it out.

Also I don't know if you noticed this but the GoodWeather display desklet has stop getting XML updates from Weather.com.

Is this working on your new v8.3?

Is there a way to configure and redirect the weather updates to a different site?

cheers.
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PostPosted: Fri 09 May 2008, 12:25    Post subject:  

Yes, I noticed that, too. Could try the BBC, they get it's forecasts from the Meteorological Office, which possesses one of the largest computers of its type in W. Europe. However, since they installed the latest beast, their forecasts have become less reliable. I blame global warming and the Americans....
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