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  1. Hi Ian, Am afraid the modprobe manip doesn't work, the blacklisting was done following instructions I saw on an ubuntu forum where people where discussing the issue. There are indications here (ubuntuforums.org) that the problem is well known with the device.A shame as I chose edimax for their Linux support. It seems that there is a file somewhere which needs a bit of fiddling with but it might take me a few weeks to find it out! Stef
  2. Hi, My edimax usb wifi dongle ew7711utn( lsusb : Bus 001 Device 005: ID 7392:7711 ) used to work really well and it seems that along some upgrades (2009.1 -> 2010 I think) it stopped working. Symptom : The connection doesn't seem to work although there is a bit of signal according to the bars (1 red little bar). Drivers : The driver which use to work was rt2870sta and a new driver is now used by mandriva by default : root@localhost steph]# lsmod | grep 3070 rt3070sta 507060 1 usbcore 185744 6 rt3070sta,uhci_hcd,ohci_hcd,ehci_hcd,usbhid tail -f /var/log/messages : Feb 24 20:00:46 localhost klogd: usb 1-6: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5 Feb 24 20:00:47 localhost klogd: usb 1-6: New USB device found, idVendor=7392, idProduct=7711 Feb 24 20:00:47 localhost klogd: usb 1-6: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3 Feb 24 20:00:47 localhost klogd: usb 1-6: Product: 802.11 n WLAN Feb 24 20:00:47 localhost klogd: usb 1-6: Manufacturer: Ralink Feb 24 20:00:47 localhost klogd: usb 1-6: SerialNumber: 1.0 Feb 24 20:00:47 localhost klogd: usb 1-6: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice . . . Feb 24 20:00:47 localhost klogd: --> Error 2 opening /etc/Wireless/RT2870STA/RT2870STA.dat Feb 24 20:00:47 localhost klogd: 1. Phy Mode = 0 Feb 24 20:00:47 localhost klogd: 2. Phy Mode = 0 Feb 24 20:00:47 localhost klogd: RTMPSetPhyMode: channel is out of range, use first channel=1 Feb 24 20:00:47 localhost klogd: 3. Phy Mode = 0 Feb 24 20:00:47 localhost klogd: MCS Set = 00 00 00 00 00 Feb 24 20:00:47 localhost klogd: <==== RTMPInitialize, Status=0 Feb 24 20:00:47 localhost klogd: 0x1300 = 00073200 Feb 24 20:00:48 localhost klogd: Terminate the MLMEThr_pid=14924! Feb 24 20:00:48 localhost klogd: Terminate the RTUSBCmdThr_pid=14925! Feb 24 20:00:48 localhost klogd: Terminate the TimerQThr_pid=14926! Feb 24 20:00:48 localhost klogd: wait_for_completion TimerQThr Feb 24 20:00:48 localhost klogd: ---> RTMPFreeTxRxRingMemory Feb 24 20:00:48 localhost klogd: <--- ReleaseAdapter Feb 24 20:00:48 localhost klogd: <-- RTMPAllocTxRxRingMemory, Status=0 Feb 24 20:00:48 localhost klogd: -->RTUSBVenderReset Feb 24 20:00:48 localhost klogd: <--RTUSBVenderReset Feb 24 20:00:48 localhost klogd: --> Error 2 opening /etc/Wireless/RT2870STA/RT2870STA.dat Feb 24 20:00:48 localhost klogd: 1. Phy Mode = 0 Feb 24 20:00:48 localhost klogd: 2. Phy Mode = 0 Feb 24 20:00:48 localhost klogd: 3. Phy Mode = 0 Feb 24 20:00:48 localhost klogd: MCS Set = 00 00 00 00 00 Feb 24 20:00:48 localhost klogd: <==== RTMPInitialize, Status=0 I tried to blacklist the new driver in the modprobe.conf without success. Not sure what to do now, any ideas? Thank you STef
  3. Hi, I have dowloaded the version 10.0 overnight from the official Mandriva website (via torrent). Nothing about it here nor on distrowatch, strange isn't it? Stef
  4. Hi, Just in case somebody is looking for a usb wifi dongle to complement a system, the Edimax WiFi nLite Mini-Size Wireless N USB Adapter for £ 10.99 works OTB with Mandriva 2009.1. I just installed it on my Asrock nettop Ion 330 and all it needed was the wap rpm to connect to my network. The speed is very impressive, and the "N" standard makes it quite future proof. The device is recognised as a rt2870sta and works perfectly out of the box, Highly recommended! Stef [moved from Hardware by spinynorman]
  5. Hi, Not sure if it has been advertised here but a new driver for Nvidia GPUs is out today (for Linux users) (see http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_185.18.29.html). I installed it on my Mandriva 2009.4 PWP as the Ion is NOT recognised OOTB by Mandriva. The support for Ion chip-sets must be better as it is not recognised as "Unknown" any-more but as "Ion" quite correctly indeed... The 3D works very well, I have tested with the good old Compiz with all options on, the GPU does all the work while the atom stays on low usage. I also played with Chromium BSU and had good fun with it. I did the GLMark 0.5.2 test out of the Phoronix test suite (very good by the way) at 1280 x 1024. Result is 166 and it was quite pretty to watch. The PC I have the ion on is the ASrock 330 ION: Processor: Intel Atom CPU 330 @ 1.80GHz ( Motherboard: ASRock AMCP7A-ION, Chipset: nVidia MCP79, System Memory: 1771MB, Disk: 320GB ST9320325AS, Graphics: ION 512MB (450/800MHz) The video playing is very good, except the HD which is not as good as with the Windoze driver that I have on my first partition (using windze 7 trial version...). So nearly all good with this driver, needs to be incorporated in the ditro though as I can't see a newbie installing Nvidia drivers by hand easily... Stef
  6. Hi John, You will not have a problem to do a portable/movable Photovoltaic system, it's very easy to setup, and in Australia you won't be short of Sun! Stef
  7. Still Running! After my first Winter running my PC, and other appliances, from solar energy alone (let's call it Light energy, I live in the UK!), my battery is still charged! Despite the very short days during the winter, I have managed to run my EeePC from sun light alone, I only had to use my mains charger when away from home and 2 days in February when we had snow (the PC's solar panel was obstructed). Since that worked fine I took the plunge and we have converted the whole house with solar PVs on the East Roof (2kWh) and solar hot water on the west side. So far the results are excellent, I was a bit worried as we don't have a south facing roof. Despite a production less important than if it was South, we still manage 85% of the optimal production. Now since the beginning of March we have switched the boiler off and we sell 75% of the electricity produced to the grid. I also built a solar oven in which I have cooked potatoes, Moroccan couscous and baked a bread (in April!). So what's all that to do with Mandriva? Well, it's simple, Mandriva is Free (mostly) and it still shines, even i the UK! Have a nice week end, Stef
  8. Hi, I think is great for geeks, maybe not quite there for people who don't like to understand how things work in depth and "fix things" which don't necessaryly need it... I am very happy with Linux and quite satisfied with Mandriva, "quite" because I don't like KDE4 and therefore am not seduced by 2009 version. I have put all my systems under XFCE and it's much better now. Linux is not only the operating system of my PCs , it also is my server QNAP which is very customizable from command line, which is priceless for a server. I still have to try Mac OS but that would mean another machine, which is not possible at the moment... Stef
  9. Hi, It was raining a lot in the UK today so I though I'd do a little Howto. It's about installing virtualbox and testing Mandriva Xfce version 2009 without a CD, directly from the iso file : The Link to my site (server "ON" only 7 -> 22:00 UK time to save the planet...) Stef. :D
  10. WAOWWWWWW I LOOOOOVVVE the dog! But the desktop is nice too! Stef
  11. Hi, I did a little howto for an informative conky on the Eeepc 1000H on mandriva 2009, follow the link... [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  12. Hi Chris, Good choice! I stopped using KDE gradually a year ago when I started using my first eeepc. I now use only xfce, even on my desktop, very fluent, very fast , try thunar and mousepad and compare the starting timing compared to konqueror and kwrite, there is quite a lot of difference. As for the gkrellm equivalent, try conky, i've done a little howto there but there is more complete documentation everywhere on the net... Stef
  13. Hi Lex, do you mean how fast is it or how big is the install? I love your site, very good humor! Stef
  14. Here is Mine : Xfce, Compiz with extra Plugins and conky, simple rapid...
  15. Hi, I have finally a bit of time to share my experience with solar power and the eeepc. I have made a little page on my website : Link to my site The site is "on" 7:30 -> 22:30 uk time to save energy... I hope so will find it interesting and start charging their net books with the sun. I am in the UK and it works March -> end of September so those who live in sunny parts of the world no excuses! My eeepc runs Mandriva 2009.1 with xfce and compiz... Stef :) [moved from Laptops, etc by spinynorman]
  16. Scarecrow : No I'm afraid it doesn't work a a root mindwave: Well Joomla is really easy, I'm total novice in website building and it seems very easy. So far my site is "offline" and I will have my security enhanced before publishing it from my server. The community is very big and active. There is a very simple composer included and some very nice templates. It runs on my QNAP 109 station. Stef
  17. Ah well! Still crashes, I leave it and stick to Joomla, much better anyway! :huh:
  18. I get a crash on kompozer with Mandriva 2009. Same on my 2 machines, any ideas? [stephane@localhost ~]$ kompozer *** buffer overflow detected ***: /usr/lib/kompozer/kompozer-bin terminated ======= Backtrace: ========= /lib/i686/libc.so.6(__fortify_fail+0x48)[0xb73e17c8] /lib/i686/libc.so.6[0xb73df860] /lib/i686/libc.so.6[0xb73dffe8] /usr/lib/kompozer/kompozer-bin[0x804f23c] ======= Memory map: ======== Stef :unsure: :unsure:
  19. Hi, Just for the record, I've used Mandriva 2008/2008.1 and now 2009 on my EEEPCs (first on the 701 and the on the 1000H). It works fine, except the four special buttons but then I did not spend any time looking for a solution. The new Mandriva 2009 worked out of the box but I didn't get on well with KDE4 so I am using XFCE and compiz, that does the job perfectly and goes like s**t off a stick. My EEEPCs have been solar powered most of the summer until now, all is good! Stef
  20. Hi, I am sure that this webcam use to work but I can't manage to configure it on 2008.1 spring. When just plugged the camera it is detected : Jun 19 10:12:36 localhost kernel: USB driver for Vision CPiA based cameras v1.2.3 Jun 19 10:12:36 localhost kernel: USB CPiA camera found Jun 19 10:12:36 localhost kernel: videodev: "CPiA Camera" has no release callback. Please fix your driver for proper sysfs support, see http://lwn.net/Articles/36850/ Jun 19 10:12:37 localhost kernel: CPiA Version: 1.33 (2.10) Jun 19 10:12:37 localhost kernel: CPiA PnP-ID: 0553:0002:0106 Jun 19 10:12:37 localhost kernel: VP-Version: 1.0 0100 Jun 19 10:12:37 localhost kernel: usbcore: registered new interface driver cpia cat /proc/bus/usb/devices .... T: Bus=02 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=06 Cnt=01 Dev#= 2 Spd=12 MxCh= 0 D: Ver= 1.00 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1 P: Vendor=0553 ProdID=0002 Rev= 1.60 S: Manufacturer=VLSI Vision Ltd. S: Product=USB Camera C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=250mA I:* If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=ff Driver=cpia E: Ad=81(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 0 Ivl=1ms I: If#= 0 Alt= 1 #EPs= 1 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=ff Driver=cpia E: Ad=81(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 448 Ivl=1ms I: If#= 0 Alt= 2 #EPs= 1 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=ff Driver=cpia E: Ad=81(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 704 Ivl=1ms I: If#= 0 Alt= 3 #EPs= 1 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=ff Driver=cpia E: Ad=81(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 960 Ivl=1ms .... [root@localhost dev]# ll video* lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 2008-06-19 10:12 video -> video0 crw-rw---- 1 root video 81, 0 2008-06-19 10:12 video0 Despite being recognised, nor skype or Ekiga can see this camera. The cpia module seems to be the correct one according to : http://www.qbik.ch/usb/devices/showdev.php?id=30 I don't know what to do next, I was thinking about getting another one but I don't like giving up! Any ideas welcome, Stef :unsure:
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    Hi, Finally, after loads of trial I found what I needed, a good System info monitor. The webpage is there : http://hardinfo.berlios.de/HomePage and a simple urpmi hardinfo will put it on your distro. The GUI is just amazing and it includes a benchmarking utility. The benchmarking can be synchronized with the net and compares your machine with others. I invite you to try it and why not compare our results, after all, we are nerds! Processor 2x AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ Memory 2074MB (408MB used) Operating System Mandriva Linux 2008.1 User Name stephane (stephane jaglin) Date/Time Mon 26 May 2008 10:42:28 BST Display Resolution 1024x768 pixels OpenGL Renderer GeForce 6800 GT/PCI/SSE2/3DNOW! X11 Vendor The X.Org Foundation IDE Disks IBM-DPTA-371020 _NEC DVD_RW ND-2510A SCSI Disks ATA Maxtor 6L160M0 Operating System Version Kernel Linux 2.6.24.4-desktop-1mnb (i686) Compiled KDE 3.5 Benchmarks CPU ZLib This Machine 24032.916 CPU Fibonacci This Machine 2.680 CPU MD5 This Machine 76.421 CPU SHA1 This Machine 88.259 CPU Blowfish This Machine 13.002 Stef :woot_jump: :woot_jump: :woot_jump: [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  22. Hi, I don't mind command line but I like GUI's for boring stuff. I have been reading about hard drive's health and mine are konw several years old with constant use. I have seen another operating system who benefits of a lot of interresting tools like http://www.snapfiles.com/screenshots/hddhealth.htm with a nice GUI and wondered if there is such athing for hardmontools under Linux. Thanks for your input, Stef
  23. Tinyme is 200MB and minime is 297, can make a lot of difference on small system like an eeepc. ;)
  24. TinyMe 2008.0 Released! KDulcimer is glad to announce TinyMe 2008.0 “Final†has been released! TinyMe is a PCLinuxOS-based distribution, which is targeted at older computers and people who want a very light and fast desktop environment. Although TinyMe comes as a small, 200MB ISO, it provides tools for most all of your everyday wants and needs. Very promessing little Mandriva based mini-distro which I will try straight away! Stef
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