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  1. Hi everyone...remember me? :P Haven't been able to determine if this is possible without using a media server (like XBMC, etc). Is there something out there that will allow me to stream from my computer to my Xbox360s that would also include the embedded cover art? I have a ton of mp4 movies and tv shows, all of which have cover art that has been embedded using iTunes in Windows. Lately I've been wanting to go back to using Linux more or less full time (haven't picked a distro, yet) and I'm hoping that I can get this functionality. I could use Plex, and I would have to with my Roku; but I'm really hoping that there is something else out there for the Xboxes because Plex, as wonderful as it may be, has issues. An example of this would be the fact that it shows Mission Impossible and Mission Impossible 3 as the same title, with the same cover art (hence my desire to have it read the cover art that is already embedded in the file). I've been reading around and seeing some programs that do parts of what I want to do, but not all. I could always use a media center, I know, but it would be harder to get that working with the Xbox (especially because I think that the only Media Center option for the 360 is WMC).
  2. Depends on the video card. The rating on most power supplies is the max that it will provide. What you are looking for in a good power supply is the highest continuous wattage for the +12v rail. I know that my desktop, running a Core2Duo, 3 sata hd's, an sata cd, and a 7600GS runs just fine on the 300W power supply that I have, but mine is rated 300W continuous, not max.
  3. I would recommend if you are upgrading from one release to the next that you do so with urpmi rather than rpmdrake. I've also always done it from outside of X to be on the safe side.
  4. I have also done this many times in the past, and each time it worked out well. I will say that you're much better off upgrading from stable to stable than trying to go stable to cooker (when the development cycle for the next release starts, things can get really messed up) or from cooker to stable (might be some glaring conflicts), though it is possible. Never thought to run etc-update (I do it all the time in gentoo, never thought to do it in Mandriva, or I didn't know enough about it at the time), but I have never had an upgrade replace my fstab file. Maybe something has changed since the last time I ran Mandriva.
  5. The ftp tree would be where you downloaded that iso from. That iso is ready to be burned to a cd (as an image, not just as the file) and you can most likely use it just fine. The md5sum would help you to check and see if the file you downloaded matches the size of the file that was created for distribution by Mandriva.
  6. Mandriva is just one of many different distributions (or "flavors") of Linux. You can usually find the md5sum file in the same directory as the dvd or cd isos on the ftp tree. It will have the exact same name as the regular iso, but it will have .md5 as the file extension.
  7. That's the bottom one too? I will have to see if it's available for gentoo. I'm sure it is, but sometimes you have to check.
  8. What are you using for your launchers (top and bottom)? I've been looking for an easy-to-use, easy-to-configure launcher that will work with KDE, preferably without requiring compiz (since it b0rked my KDE last time I tried to install it) I don't care if the configuration involves text files, I'm good with that, as long as it can accept a command that has multiple command-line options like a wine launcher.
  9. Have you set up your urpmi sources? If you have not, see the link at the top of the page for Easy Urpmi. There is an option in there to get the text commands needed to add the sources. Make sure you have them all (plf is recommended, though optional for what I'm about to tell you) After you have written down the commands, or however you want to copy them, log in as root on your Mandriva install, enter the commands to add the urpmi sources, then type XFdrake And set up your video card again. Even if it's right in there, set it up again. It will prompt you and ask if you want to install the proprietary drivers for the card, answer yes. Once it is done installing, you should be able to reboot and log in normally, then type startx and it should launch your desktop for you.
  10. Should be all lower case, not sure if that was just a typing error or if you tried a capital X in the command. Please do post the output here. It will help us diagnose your issue. Also, please let us know what type of video card you have.
  11. Also, judging by your response about the processor, it is possible that you didn't get the right version for your processor. It should still work, however, and everything will still be fine. When you get to that point you described, go ahead and type startx and let us know what happens. We can help you through it from there.
  12. I had this happen to me before due to an inadequate power supply. I replaced it with a better quality one and the problem went away. I have also heard of this happening due to overheating, but if that were the case you would most likely get some artifacting on the screen.
  13. I have used more than that amount in the past, especially if you do something that is log-file intensive, or install a lot of big programs. I usually partition with a separate /usr, and if I'm going to be doing something that I know will take up a lot of space log-file wise, a separate /var as well (though that is rare) Just pointing out that it is possible to use more than 9GB in your / partition, that's all.
  14. If you check in MCC > Hardware > Sound, is the sound system set to start at boot?
  15. You don't? Look again :P /var/log/messages and /var/log/syslog are 2GB each
  16. From what I see, you have a 7.4GB / partition, and that's it, right? No separate /home, /usr, or anything else. Now that we know that, it's easy to see why a 4.4GB /var is alarming. If you have Mandriva all by itself on a 400GB drive, why only allocate 7.4GB to it? Not that there's anything wrong with that, my any means. I'm just curious. It looks like you may have a rogue log that's generating a LOT of file space. Can you run this and post the output? ls -la /var/log
  17. If you are not installing from livecd, there is also a cli way that you could do it using a livecd distro such as Mandriva One, Knoppix, etc. You would need to boot to the livecd, mount your Mandriva / partition in a konsole like: mkdir /mnt/mandriva mount /dev/sda4 /mnt/mandriva After that, you would need to chroot into your Mandriva install: chroot /mnt/mandriva /bin/bash From there, you would be able to make any necessary modifications to your /boot/grub/menu.lst file, then reinstall grub to the mbr: grub-install --no-floppy /dev/sda From there, grub should function again. viking777's suggestion is probably the easier way to do it, but this way will also work; and as an added bonus you get to learn some additional commands that the average new user probably doesn't know (and probably doesn't have any use for :P )
  18. Can you post the output of these commands please: lsmod |grep snd lsmod |grep hda
  19. From the command line: cat /etc/release That should tell you what version you've got. You will also see what version it is if you choose to do a text mode login rather than via the gui. I am positive that these are only 2 of the no doubt many ways to tell what release it is, though.
  20. I have that same problem (bestbuy and lowes websites are good tests too) on the initial menu, but it seems as though if I go to a different page (ie Computers at bestbuy) then the menu will right itself. I don't think that this is a flash issue, but a Firefox issue (maybe someone can confirm this) because the same issue happens when I look at sites using Firefox under Vista. The only thing I can think of to assist with the wireless network applet would be to reinstall it, but I'm not sure what it's called. Perhaps someone else has a better grasp on wireless in Mandriva than I do, though. I've not installed any linux on a laptop for a while now.
  21. Have you tried going into mcc and re-configuring your internet to use the DSL connection? It's weird that you're not getting any signal when you boot up. I assume you don't have the same issue in Windows? When you boot up, press Esc (I think) to see the messages rather than watching the progress bar. Do you see a [Failed] message when it gets to Bringing up eth0? I would try the mcc route first. If that doesn't work, and you do get that message, let us know and we can troubleshoot from there.
  22. liquidzoo

    World Of Warcraft

    I know, and I also have some choice things to say about Vista, but the computer I bought won't install XP, even a Slipstreamed SP3, due to the sata drivers on the mobo (I assume, anyway). Graphically, I really don't notice that much of a difference. I'm not sure what all is included in the extras for eye candy, I do know that I have most of the sliders all the way up on both accounts. I will check, though, and report back my findings.
  23. From your menu.lst on Mandriva. You're trying to boot Ubuntu from your Mandriva drive (hd0,4), using a Mandriva kernel :P Yes, replacing this with the suggestion listed above should give you a working system. You could also use this: title ubuntu kernel (hd0,7)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic root=/dev/hda8 resume=/dev/hda6 splash=silent vga=788 initrd (hd0,7)/boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic
  24. What he means is your grub.conf file itself. cat /boot/grub/grub.conf Might be called menu.lst on some systems. (like yours in the directory listing above) If you can provide that for both the Mandriva grub and the ubuntu one, it would be really helpful.
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