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  1. I did that, same result. I get a taskbar that stretches across both monitors, instead of just one of them, and applications that open up in the middle.
  2. Ok, I have both of my monitors working, but I want twinview working to where the monitor on the left is the main monitor and the one on the right is there as extra space. That's the best I can describe it. Currently it's one big monitor (2560x1024) but I want them to act separately, yet still be able to drag across to the other one. Does that make sense? I know this works, I've had it working in both Sabayon and Mandriva, I just can't seem to get the same method working in Gentoo. Here is my xorg.conf file, any help would be greatly appreciated. Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Layout0" Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard" InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer" EndSection Section "Files" RgbPath "/usr/lib64/X11/rgb" FontPath "/usr/lib64/X11/fonts/local/" FontPath "/usr/lib64/X11/fonts/misc/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/lib64/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/lib64/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/lib64/X11/fonts/misc/" FontPath "/usr/lib64/X11/fonts/Type1/" FontPath "/usr/lib64/X11/fonts/CID/" FontPath "/usr/lib64/X11/fonts/Speedo/" FontPath "/usr/lib64/X11/fonts/100dpi/" FontPath "/usr/lib64/X11/fonts/75dpi/" FontPath "/usr/lib64/X11/fonts/cyrillic/" FontPath "/usr/lib64/X11/fonts/TTF/" EndSection Section "Module" Load "dbe" Load "extmod" Load "type1" Load "freetype" Load "glx" EndSection Section "ServerFlags" Option "Xinerama" "0" EndSection Section "InputDevice" # generated from data in "/etc/conf.d/gpm" Identifier "Mouse0" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "auto" Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 8 9" Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 6 7 10 11" EndSection Section "InputDevice" # generated from default Identifier "Keyboard0" Driver "kbd" EndSection Section "Monitor" # HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid Identifier "Monitor0" VendorName "Unknown" ModelName "LG L1732TQ" HorizSync 30.0 - 83.0 VertRefresh 56.0 - 75.0 Option "DPMS" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Videocard0" Driver "nvidia" VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation" BoardName "GeForce 7600 GS" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Screen0" Device "Videocard0" Monitor "Monitor0" DefaultDepth 24 Option "TwinView" "1" Option "MetaModes" "1280x1024, 1280x1024; 1280x1024, 1280x1024" SubSection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" EndSubSection EndSection Section "Extensions" #Option "Composite" "Enable" EndSection [moved from Hardware by spinynorman]
  3. Did you just use ./configure or did you use something else? My guess is you would need to use: ./configure --prefix=/usr I'm surprised that there isn't an RPM out there for deKorator, I looked, though, and there's not one in the repositories. I think there's a srpm on kde-look that you could build, though. rpm --rebuild .....src.rpm
  4. you could try libqt3-devel and libqt3-static-devel The same rpms exist for qt4 as well.
  5. Try urpmi I think the package you're looking for is qt3-common I just saw it in the 'main' urpmi repo, so urpmi qt3-common should work.
  6. I also have an odd boot setup. Let me walk you through what I have found, it may be of some use to you. I have a total of 1TB of drive space across 3 SATA hard drives. None of them are in a raid configuration, but this still might be useful. My main drive (hd0 in grub) has my windows partition on it. I have also found that it has a separate boot partition, and I knew about the recovery partition that was there. The way that main drive is set up is (and I will use grub bootloader terms here) hd0,0 - boot partition (or something like that) hd0,1 - Recovery partition (seen in Windows as D: ) hd0,2 - Main Windows partition (C: ) When I installed Mandriva, I told it to configure grub as my bootloader and install it to the MBR, as usual. From there, on the summary screen I went in to modify grub. The Mandriva grub install detected 2 windows boot drives, hd0,1 and hd0,2 I figured out through trial and error that the one I wanted was hd0,2 so I just deleted the other one out of my /boot/grub/menu.lst The Mandriva grub install should detect everything alright. It might take a bit of trial and error to determine which partition is the correct one to boot to (if there's only one partition on that XP drive, my guess is hd1,0) The entry for grub should look something like this: title Windoze rootnoverify (hd1,0) chainloader +1
  7. I found out yesterday when parsing through my lspci output that my 1 year old Dell has a modem in it. Who knew?
  8. That's the problem...Alsa's not even listed in the Wine config. Though, with the other problems I've had, I think getting Wine working right is the least of my concerns.
  9. It's the only optical drive on my system. All SATA in my system. Drive 0 - 250GB HD - Vista main Drive 1 - SATA DVD/RW Drive 2 - 250GB HD - Games (Windows accessible) Drive 3 - 500GB HD - Linux
  10. It's the most recent one that was installed with urpmi. One of the 1.0 rc's
  11. Sleheyron drew # lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82P965/G965 Memory Controller Hub (rev 02) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82P965/G965 PCI Express Root Port (rev 02) 00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82566DC Gigabit Network Connection (rev 02) 00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Contoller #4 (rev 02) 00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02) 00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02) 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02) 00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 02) 00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02) 00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02) 00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02) 00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02) 00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev f2) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HH (ICH8DH) LPC Interface Controller (rev 02) 00:1f.2 RAID bus controller: Intel Corporation 82801 SATA RAID Controller (rev 02) 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce 7600 GS] (rev a1) 04:05.0 Communication controller: Conexant HSF 56k Data/Fax Modem Sleheyron drew # ls -a /dev/sr* /dev/sr1 There is no /dev/dvd or /dev/cdrom Sleheyron drew # cat /etc/fstab # Entry for /dev/sdc5 : UUID=9596f4c8-638a-4f4c-a573-a7f63da92da7 / ext3 relatime 1 1 # Entry for /dev/sdc1 : UUID=a3da8ba7-7224-46f5-b0b5-e8456bc07e92 /boot ext3 relatime 1 2 # Entry for /dev/sdc8 : UUID=72999b4b-6d12-441a-9f6f-2ce745691e4c /home ext3 relatime 1 2 /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom auto umask=0,users,iocharset=utf8,noauto,ro,exec 0 0 # Entry for /dev/sda1 : UUID=07D7-021A /mnt/win_ vfat umask=0,iocharset=utf8 0 0 # Entry for /dev/sda2 : UUID=D28CA6668CA644B7 /mnt/win_c ntfs-3g defaults 0 0 # Entry for /dev/sda5 : UUID=041CC6B71CC6A2D2 /mnt/win_d ntfs-3g defaults 0 0 # Entry for /dev/sda6 : UUID=4C800ED3800EC404 /mnt/win_e ntfs-3g defaults 0 0 # Entry for /dev/sda3 : UUID=EE6EAA5B6EAA1BF9 /mnt/win_f ntfs-3g defaults 0 0 none /proc proc defaults 0 0 # Entry for /dev/sdc7 : UUID=b5aea9f3-def8-4094-bf06-773bfb86e322 /usr ext3 relatime 1 2 # Entry for /dev/sdc6 : UUID=f78a9a6d-19bb-4d17-9525-59aa931212bf swap swap defaults 0 0 Sleheyron drew # There is no listing in harddrake for an optical drive of any kind. From dmesg: ata2: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300) ata2.00: ATAPI: SONY DVD+/-RW AW-Q160S, KDS3, max UDMA/100 ata2.00: configured for UDMA/100 ... ata2.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x2 frozen ata2.00: cmd a0/00:00:00:08:00/00:00:00:00:00/a0 tag 0 pio 8 in cdb ac 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 03 00 00 00 00 00 res 40/00:03:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/a0 Emask 0x4 (timeout) ata2.00: status: { DRDY } ata2: soft resetting link ata2: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300) ata2.00: qc timeout (cmd 0xa1) ata2.00: failed to IDENTIFY (I/O error, err_mask=0x5) ata2.00: revalidation failed (errno=-5) ata2: failed to recover some devices, retrying in 5 secs ata2: hard resetting link ata2: port is slow to respond, please be patient (Status 0x80) ata2: COMRESET failed (errno=-16) ata2: hard resetting link ata2: port is slow to respond, please be patient (Status 0x80) ata2: COMRESET failed (errno=-16) ata2: hard resetting link ata2: port is slow to respond, please be patient (Status 0x80) ata2: COMRESET failed (errno=-16) ata2: limiting SATA link speed to 1.5 Gbps ata2: hard resetting link ata2: COMRESET failed (errno=-16) ata2: reset failed, giving up ata2.00: disabled So that tells me that it's failing, for some reason...but why?
  12. In addition to my NVidia driver woes, and my sound woes in Wine, now apparently k3b doesn't recognize my dvd burner. I have had no issues with Sabayon, Gentoo, or even Kubuntu. All of them recognize the burner immediately. Why must Mandriva be so difficult...Past versions have had no issues with this, just 2008.1... I'm contemplating upgrading to cooker. I'll go to my desktop and post some other relevant details in a moment, but anyone have any ideas?
  13. So...apparently even though alsa is (apparently) installed and configured, wine can't see it. OSS isn't providing any sound through wine, and the wine wiki doesn't help at all. Any thoughts about what I can do here? Sound is kinda important to the games I play through wine. Whenever I try to test the sound with the OSS driver, it says sound test failed. Alsa isn't listed at all, and a urpmi of Alsa wants to upgrade my kernel, which I will do if it will help.
  14. From your PM, I understand that it still won't print. When you go to the CUPS menu (link I gave above, assuming CUPS is installed), does it see your printer? If it does, that's good. When you get to the step where it asks for a driver, is there an exact match for your printer model? And, I have to ask: Is the printer turned on/plugged in? :P
  15. Parallel port would be LPT1 I assume you're installing this through CUPS? I always do any printer administration through the CUPS panel itself, rather than any OS configuration tool. I use http://localhost:631 and set it up from there. It has worked for me.
  16. Ah, I see. Go away for a couple of years and everything changes on me :P Thanks.
  17. That's no fun :P Thanks, though. I'll give it a shot. Hopefully I don't relive my cooker incident from yesterday :P X wouldn't start, so I rebooted. After that, grub got stuck on Mounting Local Filesystems. I hadn't done anything yet with the install, so I just simply reinstalled.
  18. Ok, so it's been a while since I last had to install the NVidia drivers under Mandriva. Last time I did it, I downloaded the bin file straight from NVidia's website and installed it that way under the cli. Apparently that's changed. For one, when I try to install it that way, I notice that apparently the text is all messed up. No spacing, no clearing, weird stuff. Also, apparently even with the correct kernel-source installed (I checked, double checked, then installed it from the dvd before adding any other sources), the drivers are still complaining that the module can't be loaded. So, before I go even more bald, can someone help me out here? Seems a silly thing to ask since I've done it the same way over the past decade, but the way I know doesn't seem to work anymore. What files do I need to install to get my card working again? [moved from Installing Mandriva by spinynorman]
  19. I could have sworn it explicitly listed lib64 in there... Thanks, though. I appreciate it. This will help.
  20. Don't know what I would be looking for there. I overwrote the default .bashrc file for root, so now I need to find out what the PATH statement at the top is. Otherwise, I have no urpmi, etc.
  21. Can someone post the default /root/bashrc file for Mandriva 2008.1 x86_64? I screwed something up and I need to fix it. As long as the PATH line is there, it doesn't matter if you've made any modifications. [moved from Installing Mandriva by spinynorman]
  22. I have never been ashamed of Mandriva either. Others have said "it just works" and I tend to agree. It was the first distro that I ever tried so many years ago (10 by my counting, though it could be more). I have watched it evolve as linux in general evolved. I will still never forget an exact quote from the 8.1 powerpack manual I laughed out loud, right there next to my computer. I got tired of things not being as cutting edge as I wanted, so I switched to cooker sometime between 8.1 and 8.2 and used cooker up until 10.2 I think, when Mandrake bought Connectiva. Around that time, my install broke (cooker has a tendency to do that) and I really didn't know enough to fix it myself, so I thought that I would try something else that would force me into learning more about my OS of choice. Along came Gentoo. Fast forward a couple of years, and a couple of distros, and here I am. I actually just yesterday reinstalled Mandriva for the first time in years, and after some initial tweaking and file copying from a backup (since it was too big to burn to dvd), I once again upgraded to cooker. When I left my house this morning, it was still installing things, but that's only due to the fact that I started it when I woke up. When I get home, I have some drivers to install and a few config files to tweak and then I'm back to using Mandriva, with enough space left over on my new HD to experiment with whatever other distros I want (Arch is high on the list, and I may even try LFS). Mandriva has been good to me over the years, and I really do like it. Now that I have the experience from Gentoo under my belt, you can bet the next time things break to the point where I can't boot into a GUI, I will know how to fix them. Hell, maybe I'll even get my wife to give it a try.
  23. Ok, 2 things to try: Can you try to disable Metisse and see if those options come back? I am unsure how to do this, to be honest, but I'm sure there are instructions that are only a quick board search away. Otherwise, check in the KDE control center. There is an option there to show the shutdown options on the logout screen, make sure it is checked.
  24. Does X start automatically for you when you boot? Or do you have to log in through a command prompt and type startx? I know that I do not have the reboot or shutdown options on my menu (KDE, but all the same) because I log in from the command line. iirc there is an option to re-enable those options in the menu, but I can't remember where it is. I will do some digging and see if I can find it, but I might not be able to until I get home from work this afternoon.
  25. Yes, however since this is a thread that I wrote, I simply wanted to see if these steps still applied or if there was a different method. I now see that the answer is both. They do apply AND there are other methods which all accomplish the same task.
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