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  1. I have Mandriva and Ubuntu each with its own /boot directory. The last installed /boot is the active.
  2. Hi, How can I check what was the nVidia legacy driver (96.43.**) supplied with Mandriva One 2009? Thanks..
  3. Check if Gnome packages are installed. Then, start MCC, go to boot section and there you can set an option that will enable desktop and user choice when booting up.
  4. Gnome works weirdly with disk icons, i could never understand it myself. If those discs are mounted and you are able to access them, than it is better to bookmark those locations so you can jump there quickly when you want. Bookmarks will appear in a panel on a left of nautilus window.
  5. I recently installed the new GoogleEarth onmy Mandriva 2009.1 and immediately encountered this problem: wiki articles are displayed in unreadable and ugly font; the GUI theme looks black and not white as it should. Any ideas how to fix that? [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  6. Thanks but it is too late, already submitted it for checking... damn the spelling, who cares as long as the code works :P
  7. Personally i don't care much about Google, so I'll keep on using it as long as it meets my needs. I consider every information passed through Internet to be unsafe, so there is nothing new to me. It just amuses me how people react to the statements like - "this company tries to spy on me", "that company tries to spy on you" - like in past the Internet was a vault and now it became compromised. There are no free meals, that is why EVERYTHING you get for free (a property that covers many Internet aspects as well as Google services) might harm you. Anyhow, it was nice to learn few more things about Google...
  8. It was about doing things before there are unquestionable evidences, never mind. So what alternatives to Google products or any other "big brother" internet corporations are there? How to avoid being watched without loosing the quality of life?
  9. Once, racism was a valid theory and many believed in it... Does it answer you question?
  10. So' according to you, Google is bad because the end user is stupid? They might overtake some sensitive information from a user, just as every other internet provider or e-mail provider. Do not store your sensitive data on google's servers. Now, when i'm awake, you still didn't provide me any example of google acting as a "big brother". If you accuse someone - you have to provide evidence, otherwise it is just words...
  11. Do you have some evidence for what you're saying or it is more like a feeling? Can you give some examples for google acting as a "big brother"?
  12. Yet, Mandrivas 2009 & 2009.1 are superb in terms of stability. All bugs that were present after installation perished and generally, I prefer those to contemporary Ubuntu or openSuse. All bugs i have ever submitted where addressed in a matter of weeks, which is pretty good in my opinion. Despite all said earlier, i don't think that a disaster is coming. Mandriva is well known for its peculiar business ways, but almost every time managed to make a good release.
  13. There are Linux projects that do not have a corporation back up, and they manage to handle their bugs pretty well, so i do not see here something extra ordinary. Of course, i think that if you pay people money for their work - the work might be done faster, so I think there can be some bug tracking performance change.
  14. I had a similar problem on openSuse, so i went to their forum and found a solution. All i needed to do was: su - nvidia-xconfig --composite nvidia-xconfig --render-accel nvidia-xconfig --add-argb-glx-visuals -d 24 But using compiz isn't a real solution, because it slows the system a bit. It is especially noticeable when playing 3D games like OpenArena. If only I could fix my graphics problem without using compiz...
  15. If I turn compiz on, all motions become fine and smooth again, but i have no window decoration then... How do I solve that?
  16. Did you mean "/etcX11/xorg.conf"? I always had it. Can you run X server without it? # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig # nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder63) Mon Feb 23 15:43:26 PST 2009 Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Layout0" Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard" InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer" EndSection Section "Files" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1" EndSection Section "Module" Load "dbe" Load "extmod" Load "type1" Load "freetype" Load "glx" EndSection Section "InputDevice" # generated from default Identifier "Mouse0" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "auto" Option "Device" "/dev/psaux" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" EndSection Section "InputDevice" # generated from data in "/etc/sysconfig/keyboard" Identifier "Keyboard0" Driver "kbd" Option "XkbLayout" "us" Option "XkbModel" "pc105" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor0" VendorName "Unknown" ModelName "Unknown" HorizSync 30.0 - 110.0 VertRefresh 50.0 - 150.0 Option "DPMS" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Device0" Driver "nvidia" VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Screen0" Device "Device0" Monitor "Monitor0" DefaultDepth 24 SubSection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" EndSubSection EndSection Section "Extensions" Option "Composite" "Enable" EndSection
  17. I seriously don't know how did that line got to my logs, but i've never used server kernels [ilia@mdv ~]$ uname -a Linux mdv #1 SMP Thu May 14 13:59:03 EDT 2009 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz GNU/Linux [ilia@mdv ~]$
  18. Well, thanks anyway, you helped a lot!
  19. I installed the latest 96.43.11 driver from their site, it was easy but didn't change a thing. Then I decided to install earlier version (96.43.05) also downloaded from their site but this time installer told me that i have no suitable kernel sources. Weird... So, for now i have excellent 3D and no(?) 2D acceleration.
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