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  1. I have an Intel card and this is all in my laptop, so it probably doesn't have a great card with a huge amount of ram like yours. I can only think that its' perhaps something with the nvidia combination, but if the rest is working fine, then perhaps it's a google issue.
  2. Hmm strange, cos I don't know what else to suggest. But check the /etc/X11/xorg.conf and make sure it has nvidia and not nv as the driver for the card. Here is how it looks on mine. You can see in the screenshot, version of Google Earth I have as well as verification that I'm using Mandriva 2010 x86_64 :)
  3. You sure you are using the nvidia driver and it's correctly configured and installed?
  4. Did you install the libcanberra-gtk0 package? You need the 32 bit package, since GoogleEarth is 32 bit, the 64 bit one you have installed is no good. Another thing, if you have compiz and all the 3D stuff enabled - disable it and see if it performs any better?
  5. Try running it from the console, and you will see some error messages explaining all the 32 bit QT libraries and so forth that are missing. If you are unsure, copy the errors here about the missing packages, and we can tell you which ones to install. I know it works, as I went through this myself on Mandriva 2010 x86_64.
  6. I'm sorry but GDM in Mandriva 2010 is not the same version that should be with Gnome 2.28 since the theming can still be done. So the advice about disabling gdm is wrong. Your best bet would be using MCC to switch back your display manager to KDM and see if it improves your problem or not.
  7. Audio CD's don't mount. If mounting from the command line, you cannot just supply the device or even mount point because it hasn't any reference place (such as fstab) to check for completeness - that's why it didn't work. If it's not in fstab, you would have to do this: mount /dev/sr0 /media/cdrom for example. If it is listed in fstab, then you can do things like this: mount /dev/sr0 mount /media/cdrom both would effectively mount to the place noted in fstab, so, if you had in fstab /dev/sr0 pointing to /media/cdrom, then both those commands would mount accordingly without explicitly mounting it in the first example I put here where you have to supply the device and mount point.
  8. You're correct, but if you save it, close it and open it, all the formatting gets screwed up. Whenever someone sends me .doc or .docx or whatever, I save it in OpenOffice format because then generally everything is OK for the future. Even now it still screws up the formatting, but I haven't used this supposed go-openoffice, so I don't know if it's any better or not. I can't see how it can be, what have they got access to that OpenOffice cannot do themselves?
  9. Interesting, and if it does get closed off, or anything because of the Oracle takeover, there is always Lotus Symphony.
  10. Those messages are a warning from QT, many other applications, such as amarok also cause such warnings. They don't seem to be the cause of your problem though. I would say the problem is with the launcher, that it's not configured correctly to launch konqueror - since you can run konqueror normally otherwise.
  11. I wasn't saying put swap on a primary partition. Max amount of primary partitions on a disk is four. Therefore, if you have one for XP, one for Vista, one for Windows 7, then you only have one more primary partition left. That means you can only create one partition for use, as / and therefore means no room for swap, /home or whatever else. Hence, the last partition would need to be extended to allow you to create a swap and / plus any others that might be required. I think you completely misunderstood. With logical partitions, you can then create up to fifteen partitions. So, based on what I originally wrote, I was therefore saying that the Linux partitions would be logical ones and not what you said.
  12. My guesses are you'll need to do it like this: 1. Install XP 2. Install Vista 3. Install Windows 7 4. Install Mandriva You'll need separate partitions for all Operating Systems. You'll have to ensure you create the necessary partitions, but don't create all as primary. If they are all primary, the max is 4, and you won't be able to create a swap partition for Mandriva. The Windows partitions can be primary, but then you'll need to create an extended partition, which will then be utilised to create logical partitions within it. Multiple versions of Windows can exist. I have done it before, but only with two versions, but the same logic should apply.
  13. I liked Samorost and Samorost2 which they made before. I've subsequently purchased this just now and am downloading it. Well worth the money and a very good price at that.
  14. Welcome to the forum, although you'd be better asking this on a Windows forum. This is a Linux forum.
  15. You could use: mkfs.msdos /dev/whatever to format the partition on that disk. To create the partition, use fdisk from the Linux CLI or alternatively cfdisk if you prefer. Once a partition is created, you can change the type.
  16. Sweet desktop AI :) Looks more like Gnome than KDE, what the theme you are using?
  17. ianw1974


    Any reason why you're not using Mandriva 2010?
  18. You know the drill :) Here's mine. Mandriva 2010 x86_64
  19. What wireless card have you got? Perhaps your missing the kernel module for it, or you need to run MCC and configure the wireless network accordingly.
  20. In /etc/modprobe.d it can be any filename providing it ends in .conf. It doesn't have to be modprobe.conf in modprobe.d. You don't even need to have just one file, you can have many files, because all files in modprobe.d are parsed.
  21. I hope it'll work well too, I generally only buy nvidia cos I had so many problems with ATI but perhaps they are better now. Sorry I didn't see the post the first time around - only just saw it :(
  22. Spammer deleted as well as banned
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