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  1. I have a Gigabyte system board that has NVidia stuff on it. However, there isn't any video built into the board as such. You still have to have an AGP card. I bought a Gigabyte ATI Radeon 9250 R925 version. I'm assuming that agpgart is reporting what's on the motherboard, but not what is in the AGP slot. Or maybe it is, and I need to use NVidia drivers? UseInternalAGP is set to No, and I know it's running before I run startx. I checked before to make sure, and then ran, but still no joy with glxgears or OpenGL.
  2. Can you boot Linux, then go into Configure Your Computer, and then the boot section, and then on the LILO menu screen, there will be a "windows" option. Can you click the Edit button, and tell me what it says. Might be similar to: /dev/hdxy (x represents a letter, a, b, c, and y the number). Eg, on mine /dev/hda1
  3. OK, nothing listed on Creative's website. When you did the alsaconf, did it ask if you wanted to probe the non-legacy stuff, to see what it came back with? I noticed, you are running alsa-1.0.6 on your machine. We can update this if necessary quite simply. Let me know if you are able to probe non-legacy.
  4. OK, just checking on the driver status with Creative Labs and what dependencies! Update shortly.
  5. Hi Becky, Just replied to your pm, pm me back when you're ready - we'll continue there.
  6. Can you post the /var/log/boot.log I'll have a look and see what's happening.
  7. I just checked, and all that matches exactly correct. Doing the ls -R gives me agpgart.ko.gz agpgart appears to be loaded as it mentions nvidia-agp against it. However, I do have an ATI Video card, so unsure of what's happening here!
  8. Did you run alsaconf? 1. At CLI prompt, type "su" and press enter. 2. Enter root password. 3. Type "alsaconf" and configure to find sound cards.
  9. For the sound, try running alsaconf and see if that will do the trick for you? You have to type "su" supply root password, then alsaconf and it should sort out your sound. Not sure about the video, I don't use NVIDIA but I'm sure someone will be able to help you here.
  10. The solution that I found for this was to ensure I had the drivers installed for my video card. The ones with 10.1 wouldn't work, so I updated, and then OpenGL started working, along with the screensavers. I think I also found, I had to remove the xscreensaver packages too before it would work also.
  11. OK, assuming your running KDE, click the Star, then System, then Configuration and then Remove Software. Then, after you've done that, run the uname -r from the CLI to find out the kernel version, then go to the same process above, but click Install Software instead of remove to install the kernel source that matches your installed kernel. Then follow the above from the INIT 3 stage after this is complete.
  12. Yeah, there are a few out there. I have personally used f-prot, which you can download and use from the CLI. There is also a gui for it, called xfprot, although you need to compile it to be able to use it with f-prot. Or, you can use clamav, which is also another package. Depends on personal preference! I don't know if these are on-access, these are normally command line orientated ones. Do a google search, and choose one that does on-access.
  13. Best way to do this (this is what I found). First, go to remove programs, and remove the fglrx_6_8_0 etc, etc file. Then, make sure you have your kernel-source installed. At the CLI do "uname -r" to find out what kernel your running, and then match the source to it. Then, from a command prompt, type INIT 3. This will exit the GUI and switch to a CLI based screen. Login as normal, then type "su" and enter your root password. cd to the directory you saved the fglrx....rpm file. Type "rpm -ivh --force fglrx_6_8_0....rpm" this will install, and force it to do it. Then type "fglrxconfig" and this will allow you to go through all the options to set up your driver. Then type "reboot" and your system will restart as normal. After reboot, it will be 640x480x24bit, and you can then go into harddrake, configure for the ATI (fglrx) driver, set the screen resolution for your monitor in the same screen, colour depth, etc, and then see how you get on with that. As a quick test of it, open a CLI and type "glxgears" to test the 3D stuff.
  14. I've disabled the following services on my system, because I don't believe you need them anyway (and some got added with LE2005). apmd (didn't start anyway) atd (I don't schedule jobs) bluetooth (I don't use it) cpufreq (doesn't work on my machine anyway) dund (linked to bluetooth) haldaemon (added in LE2005 - apparently to collect and maintain hardware information) harddrake (as suggested by aussiejohn - as my hardware doesn't change often anyway) hidd (linked to bluetooth) hotplug (either it didn't start, or I didn't think it was relevant) mDNSResponder (added in LE2005 - to perform zeroconf service discovery - I don't use) messagebus (didn't think it was relevant) nifd (linked to mDNSResponder) pand (linked to bluetooth) postfix (didn't work anyway) rawdevices (didn't work anyway) ultrabayd (only relevant to Thinkpads) xprint (didn't work anyway) Quite a lot of services I have stopped, system still working though!!!
  15. In addition to the services Theo mentioned, I've also turned off the haldaemon, postfix and ultrabayd (but if you're using a Thinkpad, then you best leave this one). I have since stopped messagebus, as I didn't think it was relevant to have it broadcasting system messages. So my total list of stopped services are as follows (including the ones Theo mentioned): apmd (didn't start anyway) atd (I don't schedule jobs) bluetooth (I don't use it) cpufreq (doesn't work on my machine anyway) dund (linked to bluetooth) hidd (linked to bluetooth) hotplug (either it didn't start, or I didn't think it was relevant) mDNSResponder (added in LE2005 - to perform zeroconf service discovery - I don't use) nifd (linked to mDNSResponder) pand (linked to bluetooth) postfix (didn't work anyway) rawdevices (didn't work anyway) ultrabayd (only relevant to Thinkpads) xprint (didn't work anyway) Quite a lot!
  16. I noticed when I used the urpmi in the gui, that it prompts me after for any rpmnew that it created, so I just let these go into place. Today I just ran --auto-select --auto from the prompt, and was missing 500 progs that didn't update. Subsequently, all is cool now! :-) Well, almost. Seems my graphics won't work now. I have Intel 82852/82855 on my laptop, and if I try and install the ones from Intel's website, tells me agpgart isn't compiled into the kernel (running 2.6.11-6). If I run glxgears, I get this error: Loading required GL library /usr/lib/libGL.so.1 Segmentation fault So not sure what to do about this!!!
  17. I'll have a go at that, although that was another pause later on! I've just done the urpmi --auto-select --auto, as I was missing a load of stuff that hadn't been upgraded. Since then, the 40 second pause has stopped, but as you mentioned harddrake pauses for about 10 seconds - which is not good when you want to boot quick! I'll disable that now, many thanks for that John.
  18. Where did you install LILO? Have to make sure it's on the MBR, and nowhere else, then it should usually be fine!
  19. Same for me, but clicking the test button is fine!
  20. Just upgraded to LE2005 from 10.1 OE, and everything has gone really well. There are no errors on boot-up, however, it seems to pause for about 40 seconds at the following stage: Entering non-interactive startup Any ideas as to why?
  21. I've also disabled agpgart now, as recommended by ATI. I placed "#" before the lines for agpgart in /etc/modules.devfs but still no joy in getting it to work any faster! Hope there are some ideas out there on what I can do next - still no direct rendering, and using Mesa Indirect. Sooooo slow!
  22. Have MDK 10.0 OE with all updates applied. When I installed, the sound wouldn't work, because it required ALSA 1.0.4 or higher - 10.0 comes with 1.0.2. I upgraded ALSA to 1.0.8, and ran alsaconf and sound was configured correctly using intel8x0. The services start fine. I then had to remove mute and set the volumes and make the user a member of audio. I went into KDE Sound System and clicked the test button, and I hear the tune that's normally played at startup. However, I do not hear this when the system starts, nor do I hear sound throughout KDE. If I go into the KDE System Notifications, I click the play button for the sound associated to whatever the event is, and nothing is heard. Any ideas to solve, greatly appreciated!
  23. Sorry, addition: What did you do with the partitions before installing Linux? Did you have free space on the hard disk that Windows was installed on? Or did Windows utilise the whole hard disk? Or did you use a program to resize Windows, to give free space?
  24. The partitions that XP can't recognise sound to me to be your 2 x EXT3 and Swap. XP cannot read them. What I have done in the past is that if I cannot get into both, install MDK again, and ensure that the LILO is installed in the MBR. You can also go into the configuration of this later towards the end of the install. You can then add an entry called windows, and point it to /dev/hda1 This will then allow you to boot Windows and Linux.
  25. For my upgrade I did the following: Add urpmi mirrors for main, contrib, updates, plf-free, plf-nonfree, jpackage. In the GUI, went to updates, selected Normal/Bug Fixes/Security, and highlighted all downloads. After this completed, installed latest kernel-2.6.11 and kernel-source. Then I rebooted, and all came up OK.
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