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  1. Update re: fps; I switched from aiglx to xgl and my fps went to over 12500! Awesome!
  2. So this week I tried new latest release of PCLinuxOS - 2007 test release 2. The full release is supposed to be out next month.For those who don't know, PCLinuxOS is a simplified version of Mandriva. This made it very easy for me to install and setup. I comes with compiz/beryl and installed almost flawlessly for a d/l'd live cd. The first thing I noted is the packaged version of beryl is the absolute latest version - 1.999 vs. Mandriva and openSUSE using v. 1.4. I haven't tried - but it may be possible to using the PCLinuxOS beryl packages on a Mandriva 2007 install. The net result is everything installed and when I activated beryl it works without problem. I went from 7300fps to 5300fps, but that's acceptable. Also, I'm still tweaking my xorg.conf GOWATOR: Remember I am using dual monitor twinview! I have the spinning cube desktop, wobbly windows, minimize and maximize "snake" on and off the taskbar, window decorations no problem ( Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "1" - required for this!!!). Another really nice thing is after the package install - the cube has top and bottom wallpaper already in place and all the most popular settings "set". The beryl-manager works great and looks much cleaner than previous versions. Here's my xorg.conf so far: # File generated by XFdrake (rev 57713) # ********************************************************************** # Refer to the xorg.conf man page for details about the format of # this file. # ********************************************************************** Section "Files" # font server independent of the X server to render fonts. FontPath "unix/:-1" EndSection Section "Extensions" Option "Composite" ---This I need to remove! EndSection Section "ServerFlags" #DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort) AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work #DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching) EndSection Section "Module" Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension Load "v4l" # Video for Linux Load "extmod" Load "type1" Load "freetype" Load "extmod" Load "fbdevhw" Load "record" Load "type1" Load "speedo" Load "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia/libglx.so" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard1" Driver "kbd" Option "XkbModel" "pc105" Option "XkbLayout" "us" Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse1" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2" Option "Device" "/dev/mouse" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse2" Driver "evdev" Option "product" "0x008c" Option "HWheelRelativeAxisButtons" "7 6" Option "vendor" "0x045e" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "monitor1" VendorName "Plug'n Play" ModelName "DELL 1905FP" HorizSync 30.0-80.0 VertRefresh 60.0-60.0 Option "UseEdidDpi" "False" DisplaySize 650 260 #needed for 100 DPI fonts Option "UseEdidFreqs" "False" # Monitor preferred modeline (60.0 Hz vsync, 64.0 kHz hsync, ratio 5/4) ModeLine "1280x1024" 108 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output. # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630 # 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616 EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "device1" Driver "nvidia" Option "DPMS" VendorName "nVidia Corporation" BoardName "BFG 6600gt oc agp" Option "CursorShadowYOffset" "3" Option "CursorShadow" Option "NoLogo" "true" Option "Backingstore" "true" Option "CursorShadowXOffset" "3" Option "HWcursor" Option "CoolBits" "1" Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true" Option "RandRRotation" "1" Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "1" --- I thought this should be here Option "DisableGLXRootClipping" "1" Option "TripleBuffer" "1" Option "TwinView" "true" Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30.0-80.0" Option "MetaModes" "1280x1024,1280x1024; 1280x1024; 1024x768,1024x768; 1024x768; 800x600,800x600; 800x600" Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60.0-60.0" Option "CoolBits" "1" Option "RenderAccel" "true" Option "TwinViewOrientation" "RightOf" Option "CursorShadowAlpha" "32" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "screen1" Device "device1" Monitor "monitor1" Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True" --- I read this should be here DefaultColorDepth 24 Subsection "Display" Depth 8 Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240" EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 15 Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240" EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 16 Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240" EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240" EndSubsection EndSection Section "DRI" Group "video" Mode 0660 EndSection Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "layout1" InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard" InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer" InputDevice "Mouse2" "SendCoreEvents" Screen "screen1" EndSection
  3. Yeah, the "AI" part of AIGLX throw me too. Looking further into 3d desktop, the real issues seem to be with compiz rather than xgl. I spent the last week installing openSUSE 10.2 and setting up 3d desktop with that distro using beryl rather than compiz as the window manager and using XGL, rather than AIGLX. I found the XGL, properly istalled and set up runs much faster than AIGLX. It appears at least some of my problems were related to mis-information on the correct xorg.conf setup. With openSUSE, it uses a separate XGL config file that got the effects running FASTER than without 3d desktop. I could spin the cube so fast the desktops blurred! I haven't yet applied what I learned to my 2007 install as my Wife wants the hallway painted and to check her email - both of which means I have to get out of my chair. Some of my notes from my openSUSE install: GLXGEARS: "nv" driver, base setup = 470fps. "nvidia" driver, deluxe setup = 7700fps, 3d desktop using beryl = 12500fps. No, really! With the nvidia driver, you should NOT have composite in the extensions section of xorg.conf. AllowCompositeWithGLX is aqutomatic witj the new driver and adding the second reference slows things way down. I have two installs running, one with bith monitors as one desktop (twinview) and one as two desktops (each has it's own "cube"). I'm having trouble with openSUSE though, because I'm totally new to it and some things aren't the same as mandriva. I seem to have an XGL config file I can't locate and adjust. SUSE wants you to use the Yast config tool for everything, but as these tools seem to go, it just can't do it all. I'll post more when I'm at home later.
  4. 3d is working now. Seems I kept selecting "xgl". For some reason, I was thinking I couldn't use aiglx. I little more searching reveiled that with the 9XXX series drivers I could use aiglx - it's actually prefered. glxgears slowed from 7600fps to 5300fps, but I'm still tweaking.
  5. I'm an nvidia user so my xorg.conf is a little different than yours. My monitors are lcd so they need to be at native rates for the best picture. I discovered in X version 6.9 that no matter what I did with horizsync and vertrefresh, if I used Edid, it overrides all other settings and sets it at what it thinks you need - usually incorrectly. Here's my monitor section. The key line is Option "UseEdidFreqs" "False". Section "Monitor" Identifier "monitor0" VendorName "Dell" ModelName "Dell 1905FP (Digital)" HorizSync 30.0-80.0 VertRefresh 60.0-60.0 Option "UseEdidDpi" "False" DisplaySize 650 260 #needed for 100 DPI fonts Option "UseEdidFreqs" "False" ModeLine "1280x1024@60" 108.0 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync # 60hz EndSection I suspect that you need to change "off" to "on" in this line Option "IgnoreEDID" "off" I also found with X 7.1 that Resize and Rotate reports 50hz even though I'm set at 60hz (my nvidia-settings program reports 60z). Hope this helps
  6. You didn't give much information on your setup: For 32 bit http://www.mde.djura.org/index2007.0.html For 64 bit http://www.mde.djura.org/index2007.0_64.html The instructions on the pages are very complete and clear. I did exactly as they instructed and all worked the very first time. BTW I'm using Mandriva 2007 kernel 2.6.17-8.
  7. UPDATE #2: I tried 3ddesktop again using newest available files with same results - can't log in. On the earlier versions, you had to re-start X between users (easy with kdmrc) but this didn't help. I tried beryl (via backports) too - it worked, but noticeably slowed my system, forced my second monitor into a 'clone' state and wasn't as smooth as 3d-desktop was in the past so I took it off too. Note the beryl packages available are 1.4 and 1.999 is the current release. I'm too tired tonight to work on it any further so that's it for now.
  8. It seems you may have more than one issue. Change your fstab entry to /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs defaults 0 0 Obviously, use the correct /dev/hXXX for your ntfs partition. Notice you used both hda1 and hdb1 in your post. A good way to ensure you're doing it right is to use the diskdrake tool rather than directly editing the fstab file. Just enter 'diskdrake' from a console (as root). The next thing to check is the permissions of the /mnt/windows folder. I believe the default settings will lock out non-root users. Another thing is - if a mounted volume appears empty, the first thing to check is to see if it's actually mounted. diskdrake will tell you if it's mounted or not and let you mount it with a click. "mount -a" from the console (as root) will mount everything possible in fstab.
  9. On the same computer I have 2006 and 2007 installed. On the 2007/xorg 7.1 install, krandrtray reports a VertRefresh of 50 Hz, but nvidia-settings reports 60 Hz - the setting I used in my xorg.conf. Anyone else notice this discrepancy?
  10. UPDATE: I updated to kernel 2.6.17-8mdv, removed all the kernel files put in by the live cd installer, installed dkms-nvidia 9361 from plf. All seems OK at this point. Option "DisableGLXRootClipping" "1" now works. Now to dig into 3d dekstop Although I still don't know what unicorn was or which ones are needed for my modem. It no longer appears in the hardware list.
  11. Yeah, but I like the system sound responses. Arts has been an issue for as long as I've used linux. I wonder why no-ones addressed it?
  12. gowator: The xorg.conf Option "DisableGLXRootClipping" "1" fails, but that may be because I have yet to update to 9xxx series drivers. I was able to get 3d desktop working (pre-release) on my dual monitors. You have to have xinerama disabled. I use the twinview features. Maybe because my monitors are identical it worked for me. As I mentioned in my earier post, I had a lot of trouble getting 2007 to install at all. What I ended up getting to work was booting to the live cd and installing from it, then I copied the rpm's from the powerpack dvd to my hard drive and made them available via urpmi. All those kernel packages were default installed by the live cd I guess. Most likely for maximum compatability. What I need to know is which one's I can remove safely. I hate unneeded crap installed on my system (too much like windoze). Once I get things cleaned up, I'll look at kernel updates and nvidia packages. ianw1974: All those "kernel" packages listed have the same release number. Does that mean they all need to be updated before I can upgrade or does the installer change the numbers to macth the kernel and do I really need all of them? My 2006 install has the kernel, kernel source and the nvidia-kernel and that's it. btw: something I did a couple of days ago now has my system rather unsable. It seems to be locked up, but it's actually responding so slow it takes 10 minutes to respond to a commmand. This doesn't happen at boot, but begins 10-15 minutes after logging in. I have been installing and change things so something is amiss. I am typing this from my 2006 install.
  13. Trying to get my 2007 install stable: This log message repeated 100's of times: 01/29/2007 12:27:48 PM localhost artsd resmgr: communication failure: No such file or directory Any clues?
  14. I should have been more clear early on... I got my gui working again without 3d using the steps above. The real frustrating thing is I had 3d desktop working under RC2 but not with the full release! Going back to the kernel header issue - I have had endless problems with mandrake/mandriva and kernel updates. The package manager likes to install kernel updates but (in past versions) doesn't update the linux symlink or install the new headers leaving me with a system that can't be updated. As a user, not a linux professional, this occasionally causes great headaches - at least until I figure out what's wrong. I understand the steps required to change kernels and thank god they've made it simpler, but I think allowing the packager to install kernel updates is a bad idea for lots of beginner users. Like right now - I installed 2007, did some updates, CAREFUL not to select anything with 'kernel' in it, but still - here I am trying to figure out why my '/usr/src/linux' = 'kernel-tmb-' and 'uname -a' = '2.6.17-5mdvlegacy #1 SMP'. This of course, causing my attempted nvidia driver update to fail because the headers don't match the kernel name. Of course, kernel-source-2.6.17-5mdvlegacy doesn't exist - that would be too easy! In the past some installers (I suppose not well written or maybe just not sofisticated enough) would only work if the kernel name EXACTLY matches the linux directory name. In the past, I have actually had to make a duplicate copy of my source files to a renamed directory in order to affect an installation. So as I said - my first step to solving my issues with 2007 will be to get kernel source and headers matching. To respond to everyones help/questions: Added the suggested lines to xorg.conf (I had renderaccel and allowglxwith already, but not the last four) - I have yet to restart X and look at the log however (next thing to do). Output of 'rpm -qa | grep kernel' : slmodem-kernel-2.6.17-5mdvlegacy-2.9.11-1mdk kernel-legacy- ati-kernel-2.6.17-5mdvlegacy-8.28.8-1mdk hcfpcimodem-kernel-2.6.17-5mdvlegacy-1.10full-1mdk nvidia-kernel-2.6.17-5mdvlegacy-8774-1mdk madwifi-kernel-2.6.17-5mdvlegacy-0.9.2-1mdk unicorn-kernel-2.6.17-5mdvlegacy-0.9.3-1mdk hsfmodem-kernel-2.6.17-5mdvlegacy- kernel-tmb-source- First of all - why is there ati-kernel anything? Must have been a default selection or installer error, or is it required because I have an ati tv wonder? I don't have a wifi card in this computer so I can get rid of that unless I need it for my wireless router for some reason. I do have a modem but was only going to use it for caller id so I haven't attempted to use it. I don't even know what unicorn is. Am I correct that if I install kernel-2.6.17-5mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.src.rpm that I will have the correct header source files???? I suspect I will be adding 'legacy' to whatever src directory I end up with. Do I need to find 'nvidia-kernel-2.6.17-5mdvlegacy-9XXX-1mdk' before I can upgrade to a 9000 series nvidia driver? I can find no rpm's for nvidia-kernel higher than 8776 and everything I read says I need 9XXX drivers to get this thing to work.
  15. I'm using a BFG nVidia 6600 GT OC AGP card, opengl works great and 3d should work. I think it may have more to do with the nvidia driver and my installation. My laptop with a less powerful nvidia card runs the 3ddesktop perfectly. So I fixed the current issue - not logging in - by uninstalling the mesa packages which includes the xgl packages and then reinstalling them. This seemed to return me to "2D"desktop mode and allows normal kdm login's. BUT I tried to install the newest dkms-nvidia-9631 driver packages, but got an error when I tried to install the driver in the dkms tree. Something to do with the kernel modules not being found - although it was there for the 8774 version I had been using. For some reason, my initial install had installed both dkms-nvidia-8774 and legecy-7184 as well and I had been unwilling to remove the legecy driver for fear of killing video altogether. SO when I reinstalled dkms-8774 drivers after the failed attempt at 9631, the nvidia driver wouldn't load. I then ran XFdrake to try and set up my card and XFdrake removed the legecy driver for me. I then restored my previous xorg.conf and was back to start. I think I should start with my kernel installatiion and source files - once I get that right and get my drivers updated, I'll try the 3d thing again.
  16. So after 7 years as a Mandrake/Mandriva user I have never been so dissapointed as I am with 2007. What a piece of crap. Frankly, If I wanted an operating system this useless I'd go back to windoze. Thank goodness I have a 2006 install still working while I try out Suse and Ubuntu or something else... I had a working 2007 install - after about 25 different install tries - and like a moron I updated everything and waited for four months thinking they would fix some of the problems. So I again tried to use 3d desktop. Jeeze am I dumb... The issue is I selected 3d desktop setup from "configure your computer" and now I can't log in to my GUI. rebooting or restarting x has no effect - the whirling mouse icon just sits there forever. No error messages in any log. I did a console log in as root and "urpme"'d compiz and task-3ddesktop but still can't log in to the gui. I was able to recover from this once about 20 installs ago but my system was so screwed by then I did five more or so re-installs until I was back at square one. Anyone know what to do to turn 3ddesktop off and log in via kdm again? [moved from Installing Mandriva by spinynorman]
  17. So the final answer is: In xorg.conf: Option "ButtonMapping" "1 3 2 4 5 6 7" This gave me the results I want. It doesn't explain what was causing the earlier reported odd behavior, but fixes the underlying issue.
  18. cdparnoia won't read them either - just tells me no media inserted. How do I realign a drive?
  19. Ok, so obviously I'm confusing what Mandriva says vs. what the actual software is doing. It sounds like what you mean is when I put in an audio CD and right click on the drive icon and select "mount", and the icon changes to a mounted icon, it's not actually "mounted". I'm sure you can see why that would confuse me. From your explanation it appears the word "MOUNT" has more than one meaning in use here. For the casual user, it seems to me that the function is the same - a "mounted" disc can be accessed and a "mounted virtual file system" can be accessed - and to the user of a program like ripping software the function is exactly the same. Interesting, but does that apply to my issue? All semantics aside none of that changes the fact that a random selection of cd's won't "play" - and that is the issue I was trying to resolve. Does it matter what ripping software is being used if the disc is unreadable by the hardware or operating system? I don't think so, and that was my point regarding software selection. Gowater: Yes, a couple are multimedia (a data track and audio tracks together on one disc). Of those few, most of them will appear readable, but then be unable to rip some or all of the audio tracks. The data tracks are accessable no problem. See the earlier paragraph - I certainly didn't know that the disc were treated differently this but it makes sense. That's why people like me need these forums - to get the info. Interesting analogies, but I'm not sure how they apply. Regarding the "to clean or not to clean" issue, I was simply trying to point out why I didn't believe - within my experience - that the drive being dirty was likely, given the age and use level and environment of the drive. My opinion on that hasn't changed. I've also never found a vcr cleaning tape to make any difference either. When the vcr started to act up, and I used a cleaning tape, it has never made any difference. The vcr still needed service or replacement. My personal opinion - most so called "cleaning" products aimed at electronic devices are designed to make money for the seller by capitalizing on the fears of the consumer. Kind of like the home alarm companies and insurance industry (I hope all your ball-less friends didn't get robbed while recovering from their plastic surgery - ). The cost vs. benefit ALWAYS leans heavily toward supplier and 99% of the consumers see no real benefit. At least in a vcr the tape actually touches the head. I was under the belief that CD's used light and the only physical contact was the spindle on the disc, therefore I find it difficult to believe that anything other than airborne dust would effect the drives ability to read a disc, leading me to the conclusion that newer drives are less likely to need serious cleaning. Whew... OK - Back to the thread... Taking scarcrows advice and reading up on copy protection led me to the cdfreaks forums and I found a few comments on the drive model I am having trouble with - none good. A trip to the toshiba website found a firmware upgrade, but it claimed to be for speed not compatibilty. Of course, the upgrade is a windows executable (I swear I will never buy another product from a company that forces you to use that P.O.S. operating system). I booted to xp and updated the firmware and still - while running xp and after booting back to mandriva - no go on the discs. SO friends - here's where the thread ends. Clearly , the drive is of inferior manufacture and will be donated to the local school. BTW since I have to take the frigging' thing out anyway - just for the sake of the argument - I will disassemble, inspect, clean and try it one more time before drop kicking it. I will truthfully report my findings here and either eat crow - or serve it! Thanks to all of you for your time reading and posting on this and all my other threads.
  20. mount reports mount: No medium found Please check that the disk is entered correctly. cdparanoia reports 004: Unable to read table of contents header And yes, there was a disc in the drive. One that's been played maybe 10 times and has very little if any wear. It's clean and rather new. 95% of my collection of about 450 cd's ripped fine and there doesn't appear to be any pattern to the failures. I read through the material regarding protected cd's. None of my cd's have the logo indicating protecting and a few of them are early 1990's, way before audio cd protection. Also nothing I read indicated you couldn't listen to protected cd's, therefore this isn't the issue. These cd's won't MOUNT. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the fact that the disc's won't MOUNT has nothing to do with the type of ripping software I'm using or if the disc is a data or audio or whatever, right? These are commercially purchased (not pirated) audio cd's. The few that were multimedia, ripped just fine with kaudiocreator and played just as well with amarok.The drive is three months old and hardly used (less than 30 discs prior to this project) - and I've never in 25 years needed to clean a cdrom drive, much less a new one, so I believe I am looking for a hardware or driver/setup problem. I posted this topic under hardware for those reasons. I had several issues with mandriva and the install program created fstab entry in 2005LE, so here's the fstab entry: /dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom auto umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec,users 0 0 Here's some errors from messages log file Dec 8 15:38:11 localhost kernel: hdd: packet command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } Dec 8 15:38:11 localhost kernel: hdd: packet command error: error=0x30 { LastFailedSense=0x03 } Dec 8 15:38:11 localhost kernel: ide: failed opcode was: unknown Dec 8 15:38:11 localhost kernel: ATAPI device hdd: Dec 8 15:38:11 localhost kernel: Error: Medium error -- (Sense key=0x03) Dec 8 15:38:11 localhost kernel: (reserved error code) -- (asc=0x02, ascq=0x00) Dec 8 15:38:11 localhost kernel: The failed "<NULL>" packet command was: Dec 8 15:38:11 localhost kernel: "80 86 d8 f7 ff ff ff ff 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 " Dec 8 15:38:13 localhost kernel: hdd: packet command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } Dec 8 15:38:13 localhost kernel: hdd: packet command error: error=0x30 { LastFailedSense=0x03 } Dec 8 15:38:13 localhost kernel: ide: failed opcode was: unknown Dec 8 15:38:13 localhost kernel: ATAPI device hdd: Dec 8 15:38:13 localhost kernel: Error: Medium error -- (Sense key=0x03) Dec 8 15:38:13 localhost kernel: (reserved error code) -- (asc=0x57, ascq=0x00) Dec 8 15:38:13 localhost kernel: The failed "Read Subchannel" packet command was: Dec 8 15:38:13 localhost kernel: "42 02 40 01 00 00 00 00 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 " These errors repeat continually as long as one of the "unreadable" cd's is in the drive. My next test (immediately after this post) is to boot to windozeXP and see if the disc are readable then. If so, then it's a driver or setup issue, if not more likely a hardware issue. Please, if you have any suggestions regarding my issue - that is some cd's not mounting while most do - point me in the right direction, thank you.
  21. Except my issue isn't with kaudiocreator, some of the cd's won't read in my drive. Mount reports "no media detected". Please read the first post.
  22. I tried compressed air blowout - no change. I've never heard of how to readjust a cdrom drive. ???
  23. Since Mandriva 2006, diskdrake works pretty well. You can launch it indirectly via kMenu - >System >Configuration >Hardware >HardDrake. You should have a list of your detected hard drives under 'Hard Drive' (strangely enough! :D ). Select any one of them and then select 'Run config tool' to open up diskdrake. You can access it from the command line via # diskdrake This graphical tool will show you your drive geometry - partitions and size and formats - any allow you to format, resize, delete, mount - whatever you want. Be sure to answer "Yes" to the "Save modifications to fstab?" question when you exit. I find this tool will work correctly 99% of the time.
  24. I have a toshiba cd/dvd rw model SDR5372V. I am currently ripping my cd collection with kaudiocreator and my drive ( or mandriva???) won't read about 5% of my cd's. They are in various condition some brand spankin' new some scratched. Many of the readable cd's are scratched but are read no problem and all of the cd's deemed unreadable are playable on my stereo. Anyone else have this problem with or is this a hardware issue???
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