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Everything posted by ianw1974

  1. An easier way maybe is to generate a new one for your machine. If X is not already running, simply: X -configure will generate /root/xorg.conf.new and you can then copy this to /etc/X11/xorg.conf. You can also let Xorg detect everything automatically by completely deleting /etc/X11/xorg.conf and see if it's any better.
  2. I don't seem to be able to find a Mandriva rpm for pspp. Are you sure that the one you found is for Mandriva? And if it's for Mandriva, are you sure it's for 2010? I expect one of two things. Either it's built against a newer version of GTK+ or that it is an RPM for another distro and not Mandriva that has a newer version of GTK+. You could always download the source from the PSPP website and compile it yourself it sounds like this is the only option you have since the RPM you downloaded is not compatible for Mandriva 2010.
  3. Going by what I see, you could disable the following: mandi mdadm netfs nfs-common openvpn pppoe resolvconf rpcbind smb mandi is the firewall, so if you want and need this because your internet connection doesn't have a firewall, or is directly connected to your computer, you can leave this. mdadm is for raid arrays, so if you know you didn't install raid partitions, etc, then you can disable this. netfs, nfs-common are NFS so if you are not using NFS then you can disable these. smb is samba, so if you are not using samba, then disable this also. rpcbind is used by samba and nfs, so if you are not using both samba and nfs, then you can disable this. If you use either nfs, or samba, then leave this enabled. resolvconf you can disable, as it's a pain in the backside. pppoe can be disabled if you are not using it for your internet connection on this machine. If your machine connects directly to the internet, then there is chances you are using this maybe? If your internet is via a router or not connected directly to your machine, you can safely disable it. I'm not sure about portreserve, so I cannot tell you whether it's safe to disable this or not.
  4. These are links to Mandriva 2011 DVD ISO's. And as I just said, they are 1.6GB ISO which means they are DVD and not CD. So to be clear, no you cannot burn a CD image. You can burn a DVD only. And if your machine doesn't support DVD, then I think you're out of luck as there does not seem to be CD images.
  5. They are 1.6GB ISO's, so I think they are DVD images.
  6. There's no way of configuring akonadi to disable the popups completely? Never seen this app, so no idea how it works, but hate the way you are forced to use something as a dependency than not being able to disable it from popping up. Sounds kinda Microsoft.
  7. If it cannot be removed due to dependencies, you'll need to stop it starting when you login to your system. It probably can be disabled from your auto-running applications. If it's running as a service, then the service can be disabled from MCC and the services section. That way it shouldn't give the popups although it'll still be installed, so it won't cause a problem by being missing because of the dependencies.
  8. Yes, the SA does appear after the 6 - 9 numbers, and that's what I was needing to accomplish. First, identify the 6 - 9 numbers, then replace the SA that follows. As I mentioned earlier, a colleague managed to do it with perl, so it's not that important, but I expected sed could do it somehow. I'm just limited in my knowledge of sed to be able to complete it, and so was interested in how it might work. I tried a combination of pauls with silversurfers: sed 's/^*[0-9]{6,9}SA/-newsa-/ 1' < file > file2 find the numbers from 6 - 9 in length, then locate the SA which follows, but it didn't work.
  9. Probably kernel-desktop-latest doesn't have PAE enabled, and this is why you are missing the additional 700MB. What kernel's have you now got installed? Since it was working before, I think we need to choose the kernel that was previously running and not the desktop one, so: rpm -qa | grep -i kernel will provide us a list of what packages with kernel in their name are installed. Then simply reboot, and choose the other kernel instead of the kernel desktop. Once you are back to the 4GB, do: urpme kernel-desktop-latest and revert to this. Alternatively, check out the list of available kernels to install, maybe you'll find one that has pae in the kernel name for installation, or an alternative one that will have pae enabled. Maybe your pauses are due to something else, and not the server kernel exactly. Maybe some other running services.
  10. You don't understand. Fonts are fonts and they are generally not 32 bit or 64 bit. They are installed under /usr/lib and so both 32 bit and 64 bit applications should see them. The same path for /usr/share/fonts/TTF is the same for both 32 bit and 64 bit systems. The problem is not your fonts, but your 32 bit application probably doesn't know where to find them. It is looking in the wrong place. You would need to ask on the Zendstudio forum as chances are the configuration files for this application need to be updated correctly to search in the right place.
  11. We can find out easily enough: rpm -ql libfreetype6 rpm -ql fonts-ttf-liberation and see where they got installed. But Windows fonts are normally from a package msttcorefonts or similar.
  12. OK, so I'm guessing this is solved, so will mark the thread accordingly.
  13. OK, will have a look tomorrow and see if it works :)
  14. Agree totally. I've never ever used a LiveCD to test or use my system. I've always installed the sytem and then used it normally. Was much better before without the Live stuff, there was less CD/DVD images for a start and everything was on one DVD. Previously, if I remember correctly, they even had auto-detection which meant it would complete a 32 bit or 64 bit installation depending on your hardware. That way, one DVD for 32 bit and 64 bit systems. Now it seems it's reverted and been segregated again
  15. In the error above, you are missing: libXext.so.6 Search for this file, and install the appropriate package, and then try running the xendstudio installer again. You can do this using MCC, the package will be available with the use of urpmi or MCC. Alternatively, as I've just searched for you: urpmi libxext6 should do the trick. Then try again. You don't mention which version of Mandriva? 2010?
  16. Making Gnome users jump through hoops. You can also do a minimal install I expect without KDE, etc. And then just install task-gnome from the console, then you won't have your system bloated with Gnome and KDE.
  17. John, Just in case it happens again, you can boot a livecd and then chroot into your install and then remove the packages. That would save you your reinstall. Although some console stuff needs to be done, which I know you don't like too much :) but it could work out a bit quicker this way to reverse something installed, then a fresh install.
  18. Something obviously went crazy in Mandriva that they felt they had to make so many ISO's in the first place. Originally when I started using Mandrake/Mandriva back in 2005 there was only a couple of ISO images, that could have still been maintained instead of creating so many separate ones in the first place. And they all had KDE/GNOME on them by default.
  19. I think it's probably working as it should be. If you are logged in as your regular user, then it will make the bookmarks for that particular user. Therefore they won't show up for the root user because they are your bookmarks and not the ones for the root user.
  20. There is text that appears before the first 6 to 9 numbers - this needs to be ignored. It needs to locate the 6 - 9 numbers and replace the SA that follows this. Therefore, any other instance of SA before these numbers is to be ignored and any SA that follows after the first instance of SA after the 6 - 9 numbers needs to be ignored.
  21. No, didn't work with that either. Worked better, but replaced something completely different than what was intended. It was meant to replace the first instance of SA, but other text exists, and it search and found any text. I need it to find just "SA" and replace this.
  22. Hi, no that didn't work. It replaced only the first instance in the file as everything is on one long line. I'll try creating carriage returns and test again.
  23. That's a pain that they've completely dropped Gnome support. There goes another load of users, but as long as Mageia keeps Gnome in their distro, they will grow even bigger because people will move to this no doubt as it's almost the same as Mandriva.
  24. That's what we're here for :)
  25. Oops bad move following a howto downloading rpms from pbone.net. The best way is doing it using the Mandy repositories through urpmi. You could have downloaded and installed the wrong rpms which put fonts in the wrong place. Also, we don't know if major changes to the directory structures have occurred since the take-over of Mandriva. If you had all your easyurpmi repos installed, you should have just been able to find a list of all packages that you could install that have ttf in their name. Of course, you won't need to install all the ones on the list, as a lot of them are for other languages as well other than English. urpmf --name ttf would filter all available packages for install with ttf in their name, from the console. Of course, you can use the GUI apps for installing packages as well. I'd suggest removing the ones you downloaded and installed manually.
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