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  1. Sure you can, I have 2008.1 and 2009.1 as dual-boot on my desktop PC.

    It doesn't matter if /boot is separate or not, as long as you don't share any partitions between the two installs (/home can be shared but it can still potentially cause problems when switching back and forth so I would only recommend it if you use different users for the two installs).


    I have Mandriva and Ubuntu each with its own /boot directory. The last installed /boot is the active.

  2. 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]

  3. 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...

  4. Also, do you really wanna wait until there will be unquestionable evidences? This is about prevention. Never before in history was so many information in one hand, no matter how dramatic it sounds.


    Once, racism was a valid theory and many believed in it... Does it answer you question?

  5. Errm... cloud computing actually LEADS to vanishing privacy. Read tymes post and think a little bit further ahead. You will not only store business-stuff on Googles servers but also your personal correspondences, maybe your correspondences with doctors, lawyers and whatdoiknow. And do you honestly believe that Google will not use the vast information available there in order to adjust e.g. their advertisement-placement, the special offers you get, the new tools that will be developed, theat they will not use the data in order to maximize their profit? Wake up.


    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...

  6. Another not-needed Linux distro ... and one smelling like "big brother". I will definitely never ever touch it. People should be more careful with Google IMHO as the company became way too powerful and never really played fair. Plus: Their will to collect all possible data from everyone is very disturbing and cloud-computing makes this so much easier for them. Shall I help them to get more information about me, my family, my job, my friends as they already have by using their software? Nope. Google is doing more or less what Bill Gates once wanted to do but never managed to do: concentrate all information in one place and gain a monopoly - or let's say a very dominant position.


    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"?

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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...

  10. 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"
    Section "Files"
       FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1"
    Section "Module"
       Load           "dbe"
       Load           "extmod"
       Load           "type1"
       Load           "freetype"
       Load           "glx"
    Section "InputDevice"
       # generated from default
       Identifier     "Mouse0"
       Driver         "mouse"
       Option         "Protocol" "auto"
       Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
       Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
       Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Section "InputDevice"
       # generated from data in "/etc/sysconfig/keyboard"
       Identifier     "Keyboard0"
       Driver         "kbd"
       Option         "XkbLayout" "us"
       Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Section "Monitor"
       Identifier     "Monitor0"
       VendorName     "Unknown"
       ModelName      "Unknown"
       HorizSync       30.0 - 110.0
       VertRefresh     50.0 - 150.0
       Option         "DPMS"
    Section "Device"
       Identifier     "Device0"
       Driver         "nvidia"
       VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    Section "Screen"
       Identifier     "Screen0"
       Device         "Device0"
       Monitor        "Monitor0"
       DefaultDepth    24
       SubSection     "Display"
           Depth       24
           Modes      "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    Section "Extensions"
       Option         "Composite" "Enable"

  11. 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 ~]$

  12. 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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