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I am using Mandrake too. I wonder which Mandrake version you have installed. And also if you have installed a package named kudzu.

I am running 2.2.17. I purchased the "Powerpack Deluxe release 7.2". I configured as a workstation, since I wanted all the goodies, then I have been installing other packages as needed.

I have installed Kudzu and ran it after reading what you said. Doesn't help me in my particular problem.

At this point, I have concluded that somehow my Gnome installation has become hosed. I am now logging into KDE and everything seems to be working.

On startup, Gnome reports that there has been an error in inter process communication. A socket was not found. Check to make sure that dcopserver is actually running (it is).

So, from KDE I am having no trouble. Whole system is up and running now; I have squid serving my LAN, Samba is working, IPChains is functioning as a firewall, Internet Junkbuster is working, and I am almost completely happy. I will be completely happy when I get diald running with squid so that users on the LAN can automagically dial up the internet without logging into this computer.

Oh yes, one other thing to make me happy. I downloaded Wordperfect for Linux and it won't install. The installer is choking on the fact that I have a directory labeled Linux2.2.17-mdk. The "-mdk" is causing a lot of grief.

I feel like I'm coming home; Linux reminds me a lot of my old Amigas. I have learned as much about Linux since last Wednesday night (when I started the installation) as I learned about Windows NT in two years. Sure is nice to be working with an environment that encourages knowledge, rather than that immensely opaque Bill Gates Special.
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