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  1. After a a thorough search I have reached the conclusion that Xvidcap isn't developed anymore, and it is not well supported in any distribution. Fortunately one of the alternatives: recordmydesktop, works well in my computer.
  2. I have recently installed Mandriva Free 2010 x86_64 in a PC with a AMD Phenom II X4. I have no problems to install XvidCap, but the videos it produces are quite odd, and they do not match what happens on the screen. You can get the idea with the following picture: However, nothing better that a video recorded using XvidCap to asses the problem: http://www.filefactory.com/file/b569h5d/n/test-Xvidcap.mpeg The program does not give many clues to what goes wrong. Thus, running it from the console in verbose mode writes the following messages: [ramom@favo ~]$ xvidcap -v --audio no --gui yes Current settings: flags = 3587 capture mode = multi-frame position = 192x144+0+41 rescale output to = 100 frames per second = 10,00 file pattern = test-%04d.mpeg file format = AUTO video encoding = AUTO audio codec = AUTO verbose level = 1 frame start no = 0 frames to store = 0 time to capture = 0 sec autocontinue = no input source = shm (2) capture pointer = white capture audio = no - input = /dev/dsp - sample rate = 44100 - bit rate = 64000 - channels = 2 animate command = mplayer "${XVFILE}" & make video command= xterm -e "echo not needed for multi-frame capture; echo hit enter to dismiss; read" edit frame command= xterm -e "echo none specified; echo hit enter to dismiss; read" [ramom@favo ~]$ Any clue is welcome.
  3. Yes, you have got it. Permissions was the problem, specially with the dot files. Thanks for your answers. Ramom
  4. The users directories are there, but the users are not. It is necessary to create them, and the million question is how to create them maintaining all the users' information: documents, configuration files, kmail messages, kmail filters, firefox bookmarks, firefox cookies, etc.
  5. Hi: I want to install Mandriva 2008 over Mandriva 2006. I do not want to make an upgrade, but a new installation. But I want to keep up all the users' information: configurations and other stuff. Yes, I have a /home partition, and by the way I use KDE. I have made some others upgrades, but I do not know any convenient way of main maintaining user's configurations; for kmail, Firefox, etc. I have previously made them by hand, and it take a lot of time. Is there an convenient way of installing Mandriva 2008, maintaining the old user, with all its documents, kmail's messages, kmail's filters, konqueror cookies, etc? (Obviously Thank for your input
  6. Excuse me, I sent my previous post too fast, and with too few information. I was trying to see the films with KMPlayer, as it is installed, without changing the configuration. I have installed win32-codecs and applied all updates to the system, but there were no images. The initial configuration uses Xine as the backend. With this configuration there are no images. But after changing the back-end to MPlayer the KMPlayer works nicely. :D
  7. I have the same problem. I do have installed win32-codecs, but wmv films are played without image. Any hint is wellcome.
  8. Grace is a good option http://plasma-gate.weizmann.ac.il/Grace/
  9. Finally I got the solution . Reading the manuals is a good thing, but sometimes there are too many manuals. In the site KDE for System Administrators, there is the page Environment Variables that says: KDE_LANG To Overrides the KDE language configuration, e.g. "KDE_LANG=fr kprogram &" starts a program with french translation if the necessary files are installed.
  10. Is this a feature of Mandriva or of the new versions of KDE? In my computer I have installed two distributions, RedHat 8.0 and Mandriva2006. In RedHat8.0 there are no problems to have one KDE app in language A, other in language B, and the remaining in language C. As can be seen in the attachment. In the screenshot you can see that the general locale is pt_PT.iso88591, and two different konquerors, one in en_GB and the other in pt_BR. The pt_BR version is similar to the pt_PT version (that is not shown), but slightly different.
  11. No, I don't want all KDE menus in French. I just want one program in French, and the others programs in Portuguese.
  12. One question please. Is me the only one that have this problem? I would thank that somebody using Mandriva2006 make a test, and confirm if this is a bug or just my problem. Ramom
  13. It looks like that something went wrong with the screenshot. Let's try again.
  14. I had installed locales-fr, but exporting LANG do not work in my computer. Even arfter runing: export LC_ALL=fr export LC_LANG=fr as can be seen in the attached screenshot.
  15. Some times it is suitable that a program use a language different from the system default. For example to run lyx without problems. The classic way to do it in linux is setting the LANG environment variable before starting the program, ex: LANG=fr_FR lyx But in Mandriva 2006 this do not work. Do anybody know how to achieve this in Mandriva? Ramom [moved from Installing Mandriva by spinynorman]
  16. After reading the Mandriva2006 errata, I have come to the conclusion that the problem was due to kat. So I have uninstalled this program, and it looks like that the problem is gone. :happy:
  17. I have a similar problem ; sometimes after closing Kmail, my home directory appears full of files, that are attachments (of mail messages). I have no idea how to solve the problem.
  18. I have resolved the problem reinstalling grub of the redhat partition, with the original fstab file and the following grub.conf : default=0 timeout=10 splashimage=(hd0,1)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz title Red Hat Linux 8.0 root (hd0,1) kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18-14 ro root=/dev/hda2 hdc=ide-scsi initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.18-14.img title Windows XP rootnoverify (hd0,0) chainloader +1 title Mandriva 2006 root (hd0,5) kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 noapic splash=silent vga=788 initrd /boot/initrd.img
  19. I think this is not the problem. Mandriva boots without problems. By default it do not mounts the Red Hat partition. This is the fstab file for the Mandriva partition: [root@favo etc]# more fstab # This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details /dev/hda6 / ext3 defaults 1 1 /dev/hda3 /home ext3 defaults 1 2 /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom auto umask=0022,user,iocharset=utf8,noauto,ro,exec,users 0 0 /dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom2 auto umask=0022,user,iocharset=utf8,noauto,ro,exec,users 0 0 none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0022,iocharset=utf8,sync 0 0 /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs umask=0022,nls=utf8,ro 0 0 none /proc proc defaults 0 0 /dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0 I can mount the Red Hat partition by hand without problems, and the fstab file seems correct: [root@favo mnt]# mount -t ext3 /dev/hda2 /mnt/outro [root@favo mnt]# cd outro/etc [root@favo etc]# more fstab /dev/hda2/ / ext3 defaults 1 1 none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0 /dev/hda3/ /home ext3 defaults 1 2 /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0 /dev/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1 iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0 none /proc proc defaults 0 0 none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0 /dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0 The df comand says that it is mounted the /dev/hda6 partition (Mandriva), but the size corresponds to the /dev/hda2 partition (Redhat). This is what df from Mandriva says (with /dev/hda2 mounted by hand): [root@favo etc]# df -T Sist. Arq. Tipo Tam Usad Disp Uso% Montado em /dev/hda6 ext3 12G 4,2G 6,8G 39% / /dev/hda3 ext3 9,7G 3,0G 6,3G 32% /home /dev/hda1 ntfs 15G 4,7G 11G 32% /mnt/windows /dev/hda2 ext3 20G 3,5G 15G 20% /mnt/outro
  20. In my computer coexisted Mandriva 2005, Red Hat 8.0 and MS Windows XP. But I have upgrade to Mandriva 2006 and now Red Hat do not boot. Actually it was not a upgrade, but a new installation. The disk has 4 useful partions. Using sfdisk -l /dev/hda: Device Boot Start End #cyls #blocks Id System /dev/hda1 * 0+ 1913 1914- 15374173+ 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/hda2 * 1914 4463 2550 20482875 83 Linux /dev/hda3 4464 5738 1275 10241437+ 83 Linux /dev/hda4 5739 7296 1558 12514635 f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/hda5 5739+ 5770 32- 257008+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/hda6 * 5771+ 7296 1526- 12257563+ 83 Linux with /dev/hda1 --> MS Windows XP /dev/hda2 --> Red Hat 8.0 /dev/hda3 --> /home /dev/hda6 --> Mandriva 2006 The computer uses grub, and the menu.lst says: timeout 10 color black/cyan yellow/cyan default 0 title Mandriva Free 2006 kernel (hd0,5)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 noapic splash=silent vga=788 initrd (hd0,5)/boot/initrd.img title Red Hat 8.0 root (hd0,1) kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18-14 ro root=/dev/hda2 acpi=ht initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.18-14.img etc. Mandriva and MS Windows boot without problem, but when I select Red Hat it begin to boot until the following error message appears: Checking root filesystem fsck.est3/dev/hda2 The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2 filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2 filesystem ... : Not a directory while trying to open /dev/hda2 Give root password for maintenance In fact the /dev/hda2 partition do not contain an ext2 filesystem, but a ext3 one. I do not what to do in the maintenance console, but I have found a strange fact: the system mix up partition information. (Repair filesystem) 1 # df -T Filesystem Type 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/hda6 ext3 2016204 3642848 15494216 20% / Any idea of what is happening? Any hint is wellcome. Ramon
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