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  1. are you sure you downloaded 9.52 final because I saw this in some snapshot builds but it got fixed in rc1 or 2...
  2. maybe just copy and paste the output of dmesg anyway so we can have a look too ;)
  3. it's dmesg | tail  (<=last 10 entries) or just dmesg (<=shows everything) sda2 sda3 and sda5 are nonextended partitions you can mount sda1 is an extended partition....
  4. you didn't copy paste the command ian gave you correctly, it's: mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/part1 not /dev/sda /mnt/part1
  5. sudo is not configures by default in mandrive, mdv uses su, just type su in a console and your root password (default for mdv one is blank again) no clue about acpi though, I guess some motherboards simply don't support it....
  6. try creating a fresh user and test the browsers again
  7. on the ubuntu live-cd use sudo before commands to become root (the password is blank)Â
  8. maybe :( you didn' t add or remove any other driver or partitions? your screenshot shows 3 devices, some with all these small partitions, maybe because of messing with supergrub?
  9. My guess is that you added removed a partition and now when mdv tries to mount root it hangs. Â (before 2008.1 devices were mounted by device name rather than uuid) missing ntldr means you are trying to boot a bootable windows disk without the windows root directory (like a windows data partition) on it or that your windows install is completely fubar... but both mdv and windows not booting like the way they aren't means your partitions are messed and you have to fix grub and your /etc/fstab file Although I would just download 2008.1 spring or maybe 2009.0 beta2 (available today or tomorrow) rescue your files and reinstall mdv, this will most likey also sort out the windows mess so you can boot straight into your windows bsod again.
  10. I found Azureus (Vuze) can make a computer with little memory come to crawl especially under Gnome which seems quite heavy on resources. Kde4.1 and XFCE (amazingly kde4.1 even runs lighter than xfce) are far lighter (and kde3.5 a little bit lighter than GNOME). You can also decrease the swappiness of the kernel, which makes switching between applications faster (though running applications a little slower) with the following command you can set the swappiness: sysctl vm.swappiness=<set value; min=0; max=100; default =60)> (you have to be root to change this value) try different value between 0 and 20 and work a while to see what works best; I guess with 756MB, 5 would be a good value. to make the setting permanent edit/etc/sysctl.conf and set vm.swappiness= to a value you like
  11. ffi


    yesterday I installed the 2008.1 kde4.1 version on a cetrino m 1.6 ghz/mobility radion x600/512mb laptop where previously xfce and gnome had been installed and I have to say the resources needed by kde4.1 are pretty impressive, in a good way. After a couple of logins (via gdm) and with desktop effects enabled and with the net_applet and 3 screenlets (a  python-gtk app) starting up in both kde actually needed 20mb less than xfce (180mb vs 160mb); gnome would suck up around 300mb on this machine (though with compiz enabled) impressive although kde4.1 still has the annoyances I mentioned earlier and it's still quite buggy (plasmoid disappear after relogging in, the menu is displaces to the right etc.)
  12. It is also perfect for quick backups and recovery of entire systems, just think run xp virtualised and at the end of the day recover to the previous image in a snap....
  13. I think soon (maybe even 2009.0 else 2009 spring) policykit will be integrated in konqueror/nautilus/thunar and it will be possible to elevate them to root power with the click of a button
  14. there is a program in the repository for that but I forgot its name
  15. i would try it, just to give it a go
  16. then just add the line at the bottom like so: options snd-hda-intel model=3stack-dig one more tip in kde arts uses the audio device and make it impossible to rmmod the sound module, so disable it... (@lex, even 20 reboots is faster than downloading anything from the realtek servers....)
  17. is this their own os meant for virtualisation or can it be installed in linux or windows?
  18. now the bad news you will have to try all the following models below in the file /etc/modprobe.conf you will find a line like this: options snd-hda-intel model=auto substitute auto with the following models and see if it works for you, you will have to reboot each time (or close all audio apps then rmmod snd-hda-intel change the model in modprobe.conf and modprobe (ie enter the command modprobe in a console)) 857 ALC883/888 858 3stack-dig 3-jack with SPDIF I/O 859 6stack-dig 6-jack digital with SPDIF I/O 860 3stack-6ch 3-jack 6-channel 861 3stack-6ch-dig 3-jack 6-channel with SPDIF I/O 862 6stack-dig-demo 6-jack digital for Intel demo board 863 acer Acer laptops (Travelmate 3012WTMi, Aspire 5600, etc) 864 acer-aspire Acer Aspire 9810 865 medion Medion Laptops 866 medion-md2 Medion MD2 867 targa-dig Targa/MSI 868 targa-2ch-dig Targs/MSI with 2-channel 869 laptop-eapd 3-jack with SPDIF I/O and EAPD (Clevo M540JE, M550JE) 870 lenovo-101e Lenovo 101E 871 lenovo-nb0763 Lenovo NB0763 872 lenovo-ms7195-dig Lenovo MS7195 873 haier-w66 Haier W66 874 6stack-hp HP machines with 6stack (Nettle boards) 875 3stack-hp HP machines with 3stack (Lucknow, Samba boards) 876 6stack-dell Dell machines with 6stack (Inspiron 530) 877 mitac Mitac 8252D 878 auto auto-config reading BIOS (default) from: http://www.mjmwired.net/kernel/Documentati...nfiguration.txt (the first column is line number, ignore it, second model number, the one you have to try, third column description.....look at the link if it's not clear)
  19. and what is the output of: grep Codec /proc/asound/card0/codec#* (as root again)
  20. welcome to mub :D can you give the output (as root) of lspci -vvvÂ
  21. there is a great utility right in konqueror called filesize view (from the view menu or might also be on one of the toolbars), it allows you to see the size of all files and directories be sure to not select /media and /mnt though when you want to find out the size of / because it will add all mount points to / ,so  select all directories in / except for /media /mnt (and maybe /proc neither) and see where the junk is... btw: kernels are not very big, about 20mb for the kernel and 10 mb for the kernel headers
  22. I wonder if there is a bug somewhere because I had a similar failure with mandriva a while back (during cooker 2008.1). I tried to get the filesystem going again but it was just too much work. Ubuntu detected no filesytem errors and could read everything just fine, so I backed up my files and whiped to disk and reinstalled.Reinstalling took me far less time than trying to figure out how to recover....
  23. ffi


    Okay, something positive too KDE4.1 has a decent autostart managerÂ
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