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  1. Thanks. Sounds like there is work to do..... I also read that the ASUS GeForce card will support 2 monitors, but either 2 digital or 2 analog (not 1 vga and 1 HDMI). That would indicate that the dvi monitor needs to happen first so I can see what I am doing. Regards -- Roger
  2. Hello, Running Mandriva 2010.2 and using a GeForce 210 video card (if more hardware info is required, please let me know what). Monitor is a Hyundai B90a on the vga port (recognized by system and running fine - hope to upgrade soon to dvi monitor, though). What I am looking to do is to feed the HDMI output from the GeForce (same as I am seeing on the monitor) through a wireless HDMI (Philips) to my TV. Let me say well in front that I am no expert on video, hdmi, etc. In any case, I have attached the HDMI wireless to the GeForce graphics card HDMI port, but the Mandriva system does not recognize it as a monitor, so it appears that I will not be able to use the 'configure your desktop' monitor section to make the hdmi live. How do I go about activating the HDMI output?? I am assuming that HDMI is HDMI, so configuration is not relevant - but of course that could be way wrong too. Hopefully this is dead simple, and someone out there with some hands on can provide guidance..... I'm guessing that I will have to go in and manually edit a file or two. Regards -- Roger
  3. Thank you very much!! Regards -- Roger
  4. Hello, I am running Mandriva 2010.2 on my asus p5k based system. I am trying to view streaming media (sports) and after about 15 minutes the screen goes blank - rest of system is still running (can hear the sound still). A little mouse movement brings the screen back. I have disabled the screen saver (system settings / desktop) which apparently does not help with the blanking issue. Is this with the P5K powersaving or with Linux? Fix please .... Thanks -- Roger
  5. OK, changed back to noauto. Thanks for the warning. Regards -- Roger
  6. I have uncommented the entry in the fstab file. I changed noauto to auto to see if I could get the drive to automatically mount. Both CDs and DVDs will now automatically mount, and pop up on the USB icon (nothing on the desktop) and I can access via K3b and CDs play (haven't tried DVDs yet). When I run mount in console, the device only appears when DVDs are mounted - no indication of mount for CDs. I need to play some more with this on my own, but it seems to be sufficiently functional. Thanks for the help and suggestions. Regards -- Roger
  7. OK, sounds fair. I put a # to comment out the line for dev/sr0 /media/cdrom. # Entry for /dev/sda1 : UUID=c62375e0-359b-4cc0-9851-50b1facfcae0 / ext4 acl,relatime 1 1 # Entry for /dev/sda6 : UUID=f0aa3e2c-febd-4caf-a01a-f891199cf8d2 /home ext4 acl,relatime 1 2 #/dev/sr0 /media/cdrom auto umask=0,user,iocharset=utf8,rw,noauto 0 0 /dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto umask=0,users,iocharset=utf8,exec,flush 0 0 none /proc proc defaults 0 0 # Entry for /dev/sda5 : UUID=76dfb0f9-fe29-4c1e-96ae-582e7c88d416 swap swap defaults 0 0 I put a CD in the device, it spins a bit, and nothing happens. I went to console and entered mount cdrom, and got 'can't find cdrom in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab'. I looked in /etc/mtab, and this is what is in there : /dev/sda1 / ext4 rw,relatime,acl 0 0 none /proc proc rw 0 0 /dev/sda6 /home ext4 rw,relatime,acl 0 0 none /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc rw 0 0 gvfs-fuse-daemon /home/roger/.gvfs fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon rw,nosuid,nodev,user=roger 0 0 Suggestions please ? Thanks -- Roger
  8. Hello, This is a sata drive rather than a USB drive. Regards -- Roger
  9. Hello, I am having trouble accessing my 'new' sata DVD burner - Pioneer DVR-215d. When I put in a disk, there is no indication of media being added (the USB type indicator in the icon bar at the bottom right of the KDE screen). I was able to manually mount the burner and read a CD today (but with read only capability), so I think it is my etc/fstab which I set up via the Control Center config tool for the CD/DVD burner. Could well be that I botched the setup - I used the advanced option, and now I cannot get back to the default setting. In any case, my etc/fstab is : for /dev/sda1 : UUID=c62375e0-359b-4cc0-9851-50b1facfcae0 / ext4 acl,relatime 1 1 # Entry for /dev/sda6 : UUID=f0aa3e2c-febd-4caf-a01a-f891199cf8d2 /home ext4 acl,relatime 1 2 /dev/sr0 /media/cdrom auto umask=0,user,iocharset=utf8 0 0 /dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto umask=0,users,iocharset=utf8,noauto,exec,flush 0 0 none /proc proc defaults 0 0 # Entry for /dev/sda5 : UUID=76dfb0f9-fe29-4c1e-96ae-582e7c88d416 swap swap defaults 0 0 I'm guessing that I need to edit the /dev/sr0 line to include rw and auto (and maybe change user to users). Would this resolve my access issue? I did check write access in the advanced options of the configuration tool, as well as unchecked 'noauto', and clicked 'save to fstab', but after mounting the burner I ran 'mount' in console and it indicates ro and noauto for the burner. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated. I am certainly no expert at this (obviously)...... Thanks -- Roger [moved from Software by spinynorman]
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    DVD Burner Access

    Hello, Does anyone have a sample on how the DVD burner should be configured within the Control Center hardware configurator for the burner? It seems since I have switched from IDE to SATA the system will no longer allow access to the DVD burner. Any help would be appreciated. Regards -- Roger
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    DVD Burner Access

    I have shifted the sata cable back to 'master' until I hear back from here on what the problem is with my configuration or drive, and will just not use the DVD/CD drive. At least system performance is back after the cable shift. Thanks -- Roger
  12. The IDE drive with adapter is booting acceptable well, and I'll just use it this way until I upgrade OS to the newest Mandriva or if the IDE drive fails (and will transition to the SATA drive). Thanks for the help - solved. Regards -- Roger
  13. The SATA to IDE adapter for my IDE drive is working well for the moment, and I have the SATA drive as backup. I will just reload the new system on the SATA drive when I need to transition systems (or if the adapter or IDE drive fails). Thanks for the input and suggestions. Problem solved. Thanks again -- Roger
  14. I ended up having to get the new mother board and CPU, and so never had the chance to test out the PCI graphics card. Thanks for the input and direction, since from the comments it seemed like the move to the new system was the only real solution. This problem solved. Thanks again -- Roger
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    DVD Burner Access

    Well, I thought that maybe shifting the sata port on the motherboard from 'master' to 'slave' or data might help. Now I get 'Message from syslogd @ localhost (and date time) disabling IRQ #22. The good is that the USB stick always is recognized, but the DVD burner is completely gone and the system seems slowed down. Any suggestions on how to resolve this. Just wondering if there are hardware incompatible DVD burners, with Teac being one of them?? Thanks -- Roger
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