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  1. I have kind of given up on this for the time being. Reasons are that it seemed very buggy, lots of little problems I experienced. Them being: 1. Corruption of mdkkdm (although I know I could fix this easily enough). 2. Copying data to my usb hard drive (found it actually left 0 byte files on the usb hard drive so I lost the data when I reformatted and went back to 10.1 OE and KDE 3.2.3). 3. Only log out buttons, nothing for shutdown or reboot. 4. Firefox issues, sometimes would run sometimes would not. 5. When using the system, it would periodically freeze for about 10-15 seconds before I could continue again. This could easily be forced by scrolling through the wallpaper when configuring the desktop 6. Sound was OK on Kernel, but I figured an upgrade to 2.6.11 would be better and then my sound got screwed. Tried the original kernel and booted OK, but no sound. Removed 2.6.11 kernel and system wouldn't boot at all then! I may have another go later, but I'll investigate it a bit further, and possibly install using the source from kde.org. I can't figure out how konstruct works, but then I am a newbie to all this so maybe is why I shouldn't be doing such an upgrade right now!!! However, my Xorg upgrade worked a treat prior to the KDE upgrade, so I know I will be doing that again anyhow.
  2. I seem to be up and running, but I had to change the display manager from mdk-kdm to XDM. Anyone know how to fix this little prob? What happened was that when I logged in, it just gave me an Xterm of which I could then type startkde to get KDE up and running. How can I go back to mdk-kdm without errors? I also seem to find that Firefox has stopped working. Perhaps I need to reinstall it.
  3. Think I've resolved this now. First, I reconfigured the graphics card in harddrake to the Intel 85x as it was before, and ensured the Xorg and 3D Accellerated was selected. Some of the OpenGL progs I mentioned above started to work, some didn't. I then removed "xscreensavers" which seemed to resolve the problem for all the other apps. I've still not figured out how to get the updated drivers working for the Intel card, however, I have also just upgraded to the latest version of Xorg to see if that would make things any easier.
  4. Am currently downloading kdebase and all dependencies, so hopefully should have a working system later! Will keep you posted.
  5. I downloaded the RPM, and installed it, however, the drivers haven't updated. I've been into the harddrake config tool, and it isn't being listed. The rpm, created a file in /usr/X11R6/dripkg which is a tar.gz. I extracted, and then assumed to run the install.sh file, however it fails saying that a component is missing. I don't think it lists the component, although it mentions "ed" at the end of the line. Maybe this is the component?!? So, I installed ed, and also the kernel-source too, and then ran and have got the driver installed. I also edited the /etc/X11/XF86Config file so that it has the following: Section "DRI" Mode 0666 EndSection However, I still don't seem to be able to select I915 from anywhere when running harddrake?
  6. It is an Intel 82852/82855 GM/GME Controller. When I installed MDK 10.1 it did ask me to configure it, and I chose Intel 85x from the list, although these are probably generic ones rather than the specific ones from Intel's website. I'll download the ones from Intel and see how I get on, if this is the way forward?!?
  7. I've been doing a few searches to find out the easiest way to do this and am unsure of which way to turn. At present, I'm thinking of not upgrading due to issues people have experienced, and ended up trashing their systems and having to reinstall from scratch. I saw some posts on using Thacs RPM's, but also found a search saying people had trashed systems when doing this way also. Perhaps they were doing something wrong?!? It was mentioned to maybe wait until Mandrake/Mandriva would release the RPM's to do this? Also, I saw a post that Xorg may need to be upgraded to. Does anyone have a step-by-step guide on how to do this, as I would like the benefits it offers if it's faster than the current version. I've applied all Normal, Security and Bug Fixes to my system, and I have also set up the URPMI for main, contrib, jpackage and update_source. I'm quite new to Linux, although am not afraid to use the console to do this if need be.
  8. Currently using MDK 10.1 Official, and am finding that certain software doesn't run. I've noticed the link to this is that they rely on OpenGL. I have ensured that the Mesa software installed, although I still find that I cannot run any prog that requires OpenGL. Any ideas as to why they won't run? Brief list of software: Crack Attack FooBilliard Any OpenGL Screensaver xtraceroute xrefresh (not sure if this relies on OpenGL or not, but it doesn't run anyway) There may also be others that I've not come across. Help v much appreciated! [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  9. From a quick google search, I can only gather that it allows you to alter the CPU frequency on the fly. The quote was " Clock scaling allows you to change the clock speed of the running CPU on the fly. This is a nice method to save battery power, because the lower the clock speed, the less power the CPU consumes." So, if you run from battery quite a lot, then this would help conserve power. I don't tend to for very long periods, so am happy with CPUFREQ being disabled. :D
  10. I'll have a go and see if I can get the parameter to work, else I'll just use Firefox, as I know that runs maximised OK. I just quite liked the way Netscape integrated better, than Firefox, as it now works as my default browser without having to edit too much.
  11. Hi Adam, Thanks for that, that worked a treat. CPUFREQ doesn't run anymore, so I'm no longer receiving the error message!
  12. After installing MDK 10.1 on my laptop, I decided I would use Netscape 7.2 as my browser. However, I can't seem to find a way of making it run maximised each time I launch it? Is there any easy way of setting this, so I don't have to keep doing it manually? (yes, sounds lazy I know!!!) Would just save a load of time, and you normally have it maximised anyway when viewing webpages.
  13. I recently changed from 10.0 Official to 10.1 Official on my laptop (just to see if it was any better). I didn't upgrade, I decided to do a complete new install. What I have found since, is that during boot-up, towards the end (before switching into xorg and the KDE Desktop manager), is that I notice two failed errors. On checking the boot.log file I noticed that I have the following entries: cpufreq: Probing cpufreq modules cpufreq: failed cpufreq: ^[[65G cpufreq: [^[[1;31m cpufreq: rc: Starting cpufreq: failed Is there any way I can find out why this is failing and/or disabling it from running in the first place? I did apply all Normal and Security updates (although I've not applied the bug-fixes as of yet). I don't expect it's having any direct effect on the running ability of my machine (and it is running fine!). Any suggestions greatly appreciated!
  14. I'm new to Linux so I don't know the equivalent Windows option for this. However, when I installed wireless into my laptop I had a problem whereby I would get disconnected and reconnected quite regular, like every five minutes or something. I had to turn an option off under Windows to stop this from happening. This option was "Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network". As soon as I turned this off, I never had any problems with the connection disconnecting/reconnecting. I'm not sure if this is the same as what you're experiencing, so I thought I would post it anyway, in case it helps! I currently lack a wireless router to test and confirm for sure!!!
  15. I have ran Mandrake 10.0 OE and 10.1 OE on a Dell Optiplex GX260 without any problems. However, I am using an ATI Radeon VE card, and not the on-board one. MDK 10 installed fine without any issues, so it may be better running this than an earlier version. You're probably finding that V9 doesn't have the drivers you require, whereas 10 most likely will. If you get prompted about using XFree86 (on 10.0) or Xorg (10.1), I suggest you have this selected to load at startup, else you'll just be dropped at a login: prompt in the CLI. I had this with my Toshiba laptop when I installed MDK 10.0, as it runs an Intel 82852/82855, and I initially turned the option off and had a problem. On reinstall, I ensured it was selected, and I had the GUI without any probs. You can configure all this as you install anyhow, when it lists all your various installed hardware and settings. Make a note of what your graphics card is listed as in Windows, and then match accordingly when you install MDK. If you happen to find any problems installing after this, have a look in your BIOS for something called "Hyperthreading". This makes the Dell look like it has multiple processors. I've not actually got one of these machines, so it may or may not be a problem, but if you do experience any issues, turn this off and try again to see if it resolve the install prob. You can download 10.0 OE from http://www.linuxiso.org/ and it's a 3 CD set, or perhaps obtain over BitTorrent if you want to download it faster.
  16. I've managed to install MDK 10.0 and 10.1 without any probs with partitioning. However, I am using LILO as the boot loader, and not GRUB. My partitions for both machines are: Windows XP: Desktop C: = 30GB Linux / = 9GB Linux Swap = 1GB Laptop C: = 15GB Linux / = 4GB Linux Swap = 1GB I had Windows XP on first, and then loaded MDK 10.0 and 10.1 and had no problems with 8GB limit. As you look at the disks in the Linux GUI, the partitions come in the order of Windows/Linux/Linux Swap (left-to-right). From what I know, the problems with 8GB were on systems that had old BIOS's or old Windows based systems (Windows NT can only have a 4GB partition and see no more than 8GB when it's at SP1 level). How old is your system? Is your BIOS up-to-date? What are the orderings on your partitions?
  17. Do you know if it'll work on MDK 10.0? I noticed that the download is for MDK 10.1 and wasn't sure whether to install or not?
  18. I think I'll remove it from the list to save on confusion. And then if I select anything from the list that doesn't install, I'll try and source another way. I do have 10.1 on DVD so I can always upgrade if it's a real prob! Many thanks to you all for your help!
  19. I have an entry called "update_source" and have managed to get normal and security updates OK. I've not downloaded bug fixes, I thought I would do this if I had any probs. So not sure, as to why they wouldn't install for me?
  20. I take it I don't need this CD then? It may be that this was bundled if you bought it possibly. I think I read it somewhere in a post.....mine was downloaded from the web free.
  21. Just a thought, how are the drives configured in the BIOS? Are they set to AUTO each time you turn the system on? It may be that they are being detected incorrectly, and that MDK thinks they are HDD. You could try forcing them to CD-ROM in the BIOS, and this may help. It's not something I've experienced, but only a thought that might be causing the issue.
  22. From the CLI type gnome-default-applications-properties then you get a window to choose default browser/email etc. Point it to the prog in the directory you installed it, and then add %s to the end to get shortcuts to work.
  23. Is this when you click html files when browsing? I've found that after changing the file types, and also running from cli: gnome-default-applications-properties that all my links work fine between email prog/firefox browser, but if I find a local html file it opens in Konquerer. I think this is because when you set the file extension properties, there is another option to change on how it should open. I've yet to test this myself, as I've not been too worried about it, but I'm pretty sure this is why.
  24. I had the same problem, what you want to do is from the CLI type the following: gnome-default-applications-properties Then you can select what browser/email prog you want to use for default. Once I'd done this my links in TBird opened in Firefox. You will need to point to the firefox entry to wherever you installed it: Eg for me: /home/ian/apps/firefox/firefox you will have to add %s to the end of the line so that shortcuts will open. You can also do the same for the email prog, so that when you click mailto links it'll work. :P
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