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  1. First of all Ctrl + Alt + backspace maybe doesn't work depending which edition he uses, second it's not a good idea to give an advice like this without stating what will happen if it works.


    So rusik if Ctrl + Alt + backspace works then it kills the X server meaning all your opened applications will be killed, any new data which was changed in the files in those applications will likely be lost, depending on the application. So it's better to just log out and restart x server there.

  2. It's somewhat old but there's no mentioning about it here and I just found this on an other forum. So here's the list of the finalists (scroll down for info) of the Independent Games Festival.

    If you miss original material or visuals in recent games then take a look at these games and you can see creativity is not dead. Some truely unique, some of them brings new ideas to old genres.

    Some of them has Linux and\or MacOS version, though most of them is Win only of course. There's also a few flash based game which runs directly in the browser.

  3. Mandriva intends to be newbie friendly. As such it shouldn't give advices which requires more than basic knowledge such as understanding a long list of package names which can be criptic to some new users. Even I rely heavily on rpmdrake because after all these years there are still a lot of packages I don't know what they are for.

    Now that I think of it a user friendly distro shouldn't give any console commands as advice. Advices like this are perfect on Arch or Gentoo etc but not on Ubuntu or Mandriva or OpenSuse etc.

  4. I've tried installing VLC, that also behaves the same way - so I don't think it's an application error or a codecs problem, but rather a display driver. It also does the same under gnome so it's probably not a KDE thing either.

    I've tried changing the settings in XFdrake, but I'm using the bundled intel drivers as I was before. Maybe the package has got an unwanted regression?


    I'm considering reinstalling 2008.1 at this rate... :unsure:

    I don't know if it's really a sign of that but the intel drivers currently suck. On all distros not just Mandriva.

    And if the sound is otherwise working then it's most likely the Intel driver.

  5. Icon sizes are set in Configure Your Desktop->Appearance->Icons->advanced

    I can't help with your other niggles, sorry.

    I can't set the size of the panel icons here. It's greyed out. And a short Googling didn't turned out anything useful. Unless others can't do it either is useful.

  6. Guys I need some help. I just tried to upgrade to the Mandriva 2009. See use the upgrade feature that mandriva has a new verison. I know that I sould have not done it that way but I did anyway. I downloaded it am it ask me to reboot when it reboots its fine loading up but when it comes to loading up XWindows aka GUI the screen stays blank. I can get to the command interface when I tells lilo to do that. I see that lilo has diffrent opions for me to chose from but they all give me the same from. In the command interface I can log in as the root and see my file when I input the xstart command the screen goes blank its seems that is something wrong with loading xwindow. I know that I could downloads the new version of mandriva to a cd but my cd-rom that I have mandriva on goes not work just just wonder so how is there a way to fit mandriva without me going out and buying a external cd drive I have look all over the internet for a answer I hope to find one here.

    Mandriva and most Linux distros are using GRUB (grand unified bootloader) now. LILO is obsolete.

    First thing I would check is if the update went though correctly until the end. So login in command line as root, connect to the internet and then

    urpmi --auto-update

    That's the correct command IIRC but better check it.


    When I updated my system online I never had full success, it always stopped working for some reason. OTOH I always just had to relaunch the update process and it finished.

  7. I have a similar (or the same?) bug in my desktop computer. KDE 4 starts but the liitle applets next to the clock (kmix, net_applet etc) don't. It usually takes 10-15 minutes until the KDE desktop starts. And after it started it's still very slow.

    Here's the bug report I made: https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=49863

    As you can see I tried the Gnome and the KDE four live cd to close out possibilities. I suggest you to do the same if you have the time and bandwidth.





    edited to make it more understandable

  8. Just a little correction: the current kde3 packages are entirely community work. Mandriva doesn't have the resources to do them. So a user called Neoclust stepped up and made them. They have no official support whatsoever and will be dropped from 2010.

  9. Please note that the NVIDIA 180.51 Linux graphics driver fixed an interaction problem that resulted in corruption of the internal flatpanel's EDID on the Fujitsu Technology Solutions Celsius H270 notebook.


    Using earlier NVIDIA Linux drivers on the Celsius H270 notebook will result in a corrupt EDID, which will persist across reboots. If you encounter this problem on a Celsius H270 notebook, please contact Fujitsu Technology Solutions technical support to correct the EDID.


    The driver is here.

  10. Mozilla Firefox 3.0.9 is out. Some of the new features in this release:

    • Fixed several security issues.
    • Fixed several stability issues.
    • Many users experienced an issue where a corrupt local database caused Firefox to “lose†its stored cookies.(bug 470578)
    • Fixed an issue where, starting with Firefox 3.0.7, inline image attachments on popular webmail services (like AOL and AIM) would not display. (bug 482659)
    • Large forms would sometimes take a long time to submit. (bug 426991)
    • In certain cases, new windows would not have proper focus. (bug 446568)

    For the complete list of fixed bugs, see the Release notes.

  11. Has anyone bothered to ask WHY Texstar went on hiatus? Perhaps he had a very valid reason for doing so. Maybe "real life" issues needed to be taken care of.
    Perhaps he should have tell about his reason in the first place. And not just leave and then come back without a word.

    Btw it's interesting to see how the child (PCLinuxOS) commits the same mistake (wrong management of community) as the parent (Mandriva). And how Mandriva became more and more community driven over the years bacuse of this while PCLinuxOS remained controlled by a small group until now, we'll see what will happen to them.

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