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  1. At the low end, the ECS GeForce6100SM-M motherboard is probably competitive with the MSI you are looking at. http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Products/...D=1&LanID=9 You can probably get it for $50 US or less. I built a machine with it using a CPU/motherboard deal I got from a local Fry's store (their website is http://www.outpost.com) Like the MSI you mentioned, onboard it can accomodate 2 PATA devices and 2 SATA devices and has onboard video, audio, and LAN. I had no problems with it, but it is at the real low-end of Socket AM2 motherboard choices.
  2. Spinynorman, where did you get that terrific wallpaper image?
  3. Gegls are good for a giggle! :D
  4. This HowTo page details all the packages for a php5 and apache install on Mandriva 2007.1: http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect_server_m..._spring_2007_p5 It's part of a multi-page very comprehensive How To on installing Mandriva 2007.1 as a server.
  5. Found a fix, which I got from this link on the ubuntu forums I had the same problem as others reported - video would stop after the ad played. The fix that worked was to download the firefox User Agent Switcher add-on and set it to 'Netscape 4.8 (Windows Vista)'. After that the cnn.com video worked perfectly. There was a report that the user agent needed to be set back to default to get fox news video to work. So you may need a different setting for different sites. Changing the User Agent is a quick 'Tools -> User Agent Switcher' selection from the firefox menu, so it's no big deal to switch it to other settings if you need to. I installed this firefox add-on on both ubuntu feisty and mandriva 2007.1 and after that cnn.com video worked. It was not working on either one before this change. When I get a chance I'm gonna try it on my fedora 7 install as well.
  6. Yes, I love SQLite, too. I'm trying to develop some thoughts now on making more use of it with the builtin interfaces in php5 and python. As I'm frequently working on different machines with different OS's, I'm putting more and more stuff online these day - Google Docs, Zoho Office, gmail, Google Notebook, etc. So I'm not really trying so much to synchronize back to an offline app, so I just copy and paste when I need to. Regarding organization and productivity issues, are you familiar with the excellent site http://www.lifehacker.com That entire site is devoted to productivity tips and getting organized. They have lots of good ideas and excellent reader suggestions as well.
  7. If you have a 2007.0 install, and you think you have mistakenly installed some 2007.1 packages because of incorrect urpmi sources, you can check which if any 2007.1 packages you have installed with this command: rpm -qa | grep 2007.1
  8. Edited: my original post gave wrong advice, so I deleted it.
  9. I may be one of them. I've been a KDE guy all along. But I recently installed both ubuntu (feisty) and fedora 7 and find that gnome does have its charms. But here's another observation: one day after firefox was released, ubuntu and fedora had it available as an update. We're still waiting for the mandriva firefox update. I love mandriva 2007.1, but I do wish they could get out an update like firefox quicker. I know I can install it myself, but why should it take so long?
  10. I assume you're talking about the bootloader menu display and whether or not you want text messages to display at bootup. System -> Configuration -> Configure Your Computer -> Boot -> Select the graphical theme of the system while booting See this: bootloader configuration
  11. With this command, you will be prompted with a list of all updates to be applied and a prompt as to whether you want to proceed (y/N). 'urpmi --auto-select' will find all newer packages from all your configured sources (main, contrib,updates, non-free, free, plf, backports (if you've enabled it, etc etc). To be sure the hdlists are up-to-date, you could do an 'urpmi.update -a' first. Check that you've got all the repositories with easy-urpmi. If you just want those new packages from the updates repositories, you would use the command: 'urpmi --update --auto-select' Yes, the plf versions of mandriva packages typically (always?) will have a version number such that it will replace the base mandriva package. Is it safe to do so? Always check the list before proceeding. Also, you could always use the MCC packages tool. Make sure you know what repositories are configured and that you have all of them (there are a lot of new ones with recent Mandriva versions). Easy-urpmi is your friend. Also, see this excellent thread started by the brilliant arctic: https://mandrivausers.org/index.php?showtopic=40552&hl=
  12. According to the 2007.1 Errata, it was left out because of space considerations: Errata note about mlocate package I don't know if it automatically sets up a cron job to update the database (but I doubt it). My machines are never on 24x7, so I just update the database manually using the updatedb command.
  13. It's not included by default in 2007.1 Spring. To get it, install the mlocate package available from the standard repositories.
  14. If you're not sure if you've got it properly installed, see this: http://www.howtoforge.com/vmware_server_mandriva_free2007
  15. You should be able to get this from file: /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 For instance, here is a sample content where static networking is configured (BOOTPROTO=static): DEVICE=eth0 BOOTPROTO=static IPADDR= NETMASK= NETWORK= BROADCAST= ONBOOT=yes METRIC=10 MII_NOT_SUPPORTED=no For more info: man ifcfg EDIT: Oops, jaraeez had already given this same answer, which I missed.
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