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  • Birthday 06/12/1975

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    all gone since Linux entered my life :p
  1. True But hey, I couldn't resist, and I needed something to get BF2 running :P I'll wait a while then, still it's a shame that hw manufac. won't support Linux, some do but not all. This means that people who want to run Linux need to stay 1 hw generation behind for compatibility I'll mess around a bit to see if I can get it work, in the meanwhile if somebody has an idea how to install on SATA-II disks using a Intel 915PM chipset ...
  2. I just bought a new laptop and I'm trying to get Mandrake running but it won't recognise the SATA-II disk. Suse 9.3 was able to get a bit further by disabling the ACPI, but hey, running a laptop without ACPI ain't an option. After all the fighting with Mandriva to get my box here I'm stuck again, the shiny Powerpack box is just sitting there, unable to get installed :(
  3. Honestly, forget about the external sound card, if you say it's a 24bit then I guess you're talking about the Audigy2 NX USB. I've been trying to get it to work on mine but no luck, the only way I got some kind of sound comming out of it was be disabling all modules related to the onboard card, but still the sound was horrible. I'm following this site to see what creative is doing about it: http://opensource.creative.com/
  4. here is the xorg.confxorg.conf.txt
  5. I installed the latest ati drivers, everything went ok, I checked my xorg.conf file and the driver specified is "fglrx", checking dmesg it gives this: [fglrx] module loaded - fglrx 8.14.13 [Jun 8 2005] on minor 0 [fglrx] Kernel AGP support doesn't provide agplock functionality. [fglrx] AGP detected, AgpState = 0x1f000a0b (hardware caps of chipset) agpgart: Found an AGP 3.5 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0. agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 8x mode agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:01:00.0 into 8x mode [fglrx] AGP enabled, AgpCommand = 0x1f000302 (selected caps) [fglrx] free AGP = 256126976 [fglrx] max AGP = 256126976 [fglrx] free LFB = 114274304 [fglrx] max LFB = 114274304 [fglrx] free Inv = 0 [fglrx] max Inv = 0 [fglrx] total Inv = 0 [fglrx] total TIM = 0 [fglrx] total FB = 0 [fglrx] total AGP = 65536 but then this: [manu@localhost ~]$ fglrxinfo display: :0.0 screen: 0 OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.2.1) [manu@localhost ~]$ I don't get it, any ideas guys ? I attached my xorg.conf file
  6. Radeon 9700Pro Mobility 128M 24753 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4950.600 FPS 24785 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4957.000 FPS 25035 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5007.000 FPS 25021 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5004.200 FPS 24581 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4916.200 FPS glxgears in 1400x1050 :P
  7. Thac, I did, that's why I use your RPMS ;) It's a shame that things went they did on the Mandrake Club board because honestly I appreciate your work. Thanks to you I have know a fully working Mandriva + KDE 3.4.1 + all the tools, simply perfect.
  8. Ok, I'll play around with it for a week and write a correct review.
  9. I've been able to install it on my Shuttle. I thought about keeping it in a tripple boot with WinXP and Suse 9.3 but no, this thing just formated the whole drive. It doesn't even allow you to create partitions!!! During the complete installation process it asked me 3 questions, keyboard, install or not and reboot. Total install took 6min, total survival on my system before wipe out = 10min ;) After installation I did take the time to check the software that comes along, very, very, poor, nothing really usefull, Mandrake and Suse come with a lot more stuff. What really scared me is that they call the root user "Administrator", now I understand why they called it Lindows, and why M$ took them to trial. This is simply a cheap copy of XP. If they gave me the choise I would take XP over it anyday. Usually I don't bash distro's, I like to try them, but this thing is one complete useless contribution to Linux. This is not even good for new users, I wouldn't dare to give the cd to anyone. Distro's like Mepis, Mandriva or PCLinuxOS are far superiour for a starting Linux user.
  10. You're right about that. For example my lappy, the only distro it will take without any serious problems is Mandriva 2005 :) I tried, Ubuntu, Gentoo and Suse 9.3 on it and no luck, always wifi and/or acpi problems. Suse 9.3 on the other hand runs nicely on my Shuttle Pc where Mandriva was performing poorly. To get wifi running on my lappy with Suse, (get ready for the laugh) I had to keep my external USB drive attached and BUSY, and had to keep on accessing files and folders so that a simple ping command on the wifi card would work. I tried with kernel option ACPI=NOIRQ but then I had no more USB. Gentoo would probably work but it must have been my ├╝ber linux knowledge that got it broken Mandriva then again is a bitch to install on my wife's laptop who seems to prefer Gentoo (she installed it, could be that also ;) ) or Ubuntu. Still funny concidering that they all use +/- the same kernel and Linux base.
  11. I just got a copy of it through the special coupon going around "LycorisWelcome". This should be the most easy Distro to install and run, shouldn't it ? :unsure: 1st I tried to install it on my Shuttle, it won't run, the installer quits on "No Screens Found", apparently a bug that Linspire knows about, it can't install on some Flat Screen, I tested on both a Sony 17" and an Acer 15". Then I tried to run it on a VMware, well it got a bit further but it couldn't recognise the SCSI emulated VMWare disk. So, this is the easiest distro to install
  12. I can help in either : French Dutch Spanish
  13. it's not 64bit related as I can install a 10.1 on mine. I think the i386 kernel is not liking the Xeon cpu, any chance you can download a Mandrake 2005 ?
  14. Try this: press F1 at the first screen and type "linux vga=771", maybe it's simply a display problem.
  15. I just gave the club edition a spin for the fun of it Funny, but I still got security updates comming in by adding my regular urpmi sources, mandriva did claim that there wouldn't be any updates :unsure: As I needed to have amarok, and I didn't think about keeping this system, I thought why not try to upgrade to 3.4.1 with Thac's rpm's, well to my surprise this went perfect. I'll keep it a few days running and we'll see, up till now everything looks nice B)
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