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  1. Well I guess I can mark this as solved. It had to do with the network login. There was an error in the nsswitch.conf file. Finally got it working again just after I made the post.
  2. So, I upgraded from 2008.1 to 2009.0 the day it came out. Things were great until I realized that no USB devices were recognized. Argh! I found out that my system was still using an old version of dbus. I upgraded dbus, libdbus, dbus-x11, etc. and got rid of every package that had a 2008.1 extension with that of the package with a 2009.0 extension. Viola, I could find my usb drives. Things were great for about a week and a half, then yesterday, I had to reboot my computer and system message bus won't start again. KDE is not finding my usb drives. What is wrong? Here is the error it gets during bootup: Starting System Message Bus: /bin/bash: line 1: 1930 segmentation fault dbus-daemon --system the number 1930 changes from time to time and seems to be a random 4-digit number between 1000 and 3000. Also, when the system gets to 'Starting Preload Daemon [OK]' it hangs for about 5 minutes before it will let me log in.
  3. I wish they would have put more effort into the upgrade process prior to calling it a 'release candidate'. Will people be able to upgrade to the final Mandriva 2009 without a hitch?
  4. upgrade to beryl and install emerald-themes, it has like 25 themes. Get rid of compiz and compiz-quinnstorm, it is old (2 months is a long time to me) and has way less options than beryl.
  5. Beryl 0.1.3 rpms are now in the contrib_backport databases. It's a decent upgrade, but the important thing is now you can get all of the packages easily using: urpmi beryl-core
  6. nice, I was having the same types of problems adding a printer in kde. I just went to localhost:631 in firefox and added a random printer. For some reason, after that everything worked in the printer control center.
  7. Thanks! Azureus works now that I downloaded it from sourceforge :)
  8. I'm glad someone else is getting this problem, I thought it was just my system. It seems like since I upgraded to mandriva 2007, azureus won't run. I have tried old versions of azureus as well and nothing will help. I have googled this problem and found not help either (just some web page in italian or something saying he has the same problem). I haven't found anything yet to get around this segmentation fault.
  9. How did you get it working? All I did was urpmi azureus and I get a segmentation fault. I have sun java, but it doesn't seem necessary for azureus to run. I have tried un-installing and re-installing it and keep getting segmentation fault at /usr/share/java-utils/java-functions: line 116
  10. Well I would like to say that I think the kde 3.5.5 rpms are excellent. I think you have done a great job and have noticed updates fairly regularly. I like that I can just start urpmi and come back with my system updated rather than going through the work to compile it myself. I also really like your theme, after upgrading to mandriva 2007, I was waiting for that theme once again. If I come up with any suggestions I will leave them on the board. Thanks!!!
  11. after updated the kdepim-suite, urpmi still wants to update libkdepim2-common and libkdepim2-index. It seems that libkdepim2-index isn't satisfied by your libkdepim2, but libkdepim2-common is. Also, for some reason since I updated the kdepim-suite that I lost my icons in the menu for kontact, kmail, etc. Even after removing and re-installing the packages, I had to manually put the icons in my menu. Anybody else have these problems?
  12. nevermind, I just got beryl working right :)
  13. I get a white screen too. Did you get xgl working with the new nvidia drivers? I also have the same problem with beryl, thought it was just a beryl thing but I think it's the new nvidia drivers
  14. Bobbert


    There are three missing packages from the cooker mirrors. I built them so that you don't have to. This is for beryl 0.1.0 which is an upgrade from compiz-quinnstorm 0.0.13. Enjoy! I just found out the makefile is not working right and it only semi-works, sorry
  15. That's because this topic was from april :)
  16. Unless you really need your computer running in 64-bit mode, you are probably better off running in 32-bit mode. Flash does not have a 64-bit version, not even for 64-bit windows. You'll soon find that there is other software that does not run in 64-bit. I have a 64-bit processor running in 32-bit mode just so I can use all of the software that I need to, and it really isn't that much different in performance. -Rob
  17. It has been around for a little while, but that is a nice article. The great thing about ies4linux is that it installs the flash player 9 plugin! Time to get back on myspace WOOHOO!!!
  18. I think that the control center is an essential part of linux if it is to become widespread. I think all of us agree that using the command line will solve our problems more effectively and gives us more control. However, any of us that use windows probably know how to use 'regedit'. I think that most windows users who consider themselves advanced have never heard of 'regedit' or would have any idea what to do with it. If you want a broad base of users who want to do their word processing, image editing, emailing, etc. and do not have the time to learn a command that they may only use once in their life (or even something they may use more often, an example: regedit), then a control center is absolutely necessary.
  19. Oh, by the way, for anyone else who isn't using twinview but reading this, I should suggest trying compiz-quinnstorm instead of compiz because it is a more recent package and has more special effect options.
  20. Don't install task-3ddesktop. Install 3ddesktop using urpmi but do NOT install task-3ddesktop because compiz is a requirement. You will also need cgwd and cgwd-themes installed as well as the packages I earlier metioned. After installing that stuff do not use the configure your computer to start it because that uses compiz, not compiz-quinnstorm. Instead use cd ~/.kde/Autostart ln -s /usr/bin/compiz-manager . then restart kde. that should work and start compiz-quinnstorm everytime you start kde. It works on two installations for me. B)
  21. OK, I figured it out. Add a contrib from the cooker easy urpmi database. Install the packages compiz-quinnstorm, compiz-quinnstorm-plugins and compiz-manager. You will need to remove compiz when you do that because you can only use one or the other compiz or compiz-quinnstorm. Once you have those installed just run compiz-manager and voila!
  22. Well, I found out that Compiz uses gnome's settings, and gnome only sees my display as one monitor. It doesn't matter what setting kde has. How do I get gnome to recognize two monitors? Gnome is only recognizing one, where is there a setting to change that? Once we get gnome to see 2 monitors we should be set with compiz.
  23. I am using Mandriva 2007 and wanted to try out XGL on dual monitors on my GeForce FX 5200. When I set up the dual heads as two screens with xinerama, X works fine (windows maximize to one screen) but XGL will only work on one monitor because OpenGL only works on the primary display. When I use twinview WITHOUT xinerama, XGL now works, however, when I maximize a window it fills up both screens (but the panel stays on one screen). KDE recognizes two displays, and in the display settings I have tried checking and un-checking everything under Multiple Monitors but still cannot get my windows to maximize on one screen. I logged into gnome, same thing happens... what am I missing that could cause this? Here is a section of my xorg.conf Section "Device" Identifier "device1" VendorName "nVidia" BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)" Driver "nvidia" Screen 0 BusID "PCI:1:0:0" Option "DPMS" Option "CursorShadowYOffset" "3" Option "CursorShadow" Option "NoLogo" "True" Option "CursorShadowXOffset" "3" Option "HWcursor" Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" Option "TwinView" "1" Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "UseEdidFreqs" Option "MetaModes" "1280x1024,1280x1024; 1280x1024; 1024x768,1024x768; 1024x768; 800x600,800x600; 800x600" Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "UseEdidFreqs" Option "RenderAccel" "True" # Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT,CRT" Option "RenderAccel" Option "TwinViewOrientation" "LeftOf" Option "CursorShadowAlpha" "32" EndSection [Moved from Hardware by arctic]
  24. I managed to install kde 3.5.3 without the package, but it has been uploaded now.
  25. Yes, I am attempting to upgrade KDE using the mandriva enhanced RPMs using urpmi. It gets a shitload of errors, and when I surf through, kdelibs requires kde-icons-crystalxp to be installed. After doing some google-ing, I found that the rpm package used to be in the kde-3.5.1 folder, which has just recently been deleted. I cannot find a site to download it from anywhere, as it is a mandriva enhanced rpm. Hope that is the info you are looking for.
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