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  1. Please, correct someone if I'm wrong. But I'd also add in etc/rc.d/rc.local:

    modprobe nvidia


    Actually, I don't know the difference in editing these 2 files. Adding nvida in preload file has the same effect of adding in etc/rc.d/rc.local?


    imwithstupid: run in terminal glxgears to check how many FPS you get.


    PS: if you had been there before and installed the patch, it means that the problem was that your source was not matching the kernel version.

  2. Add


    to /etc/modprobe.preload

    [william@poseidon william]$ cat /etc/modprobe.preload 

    # /etc/modprobe.preload: kernel modules to load at boot time.


    # This file should contain the names of kernel modules that are

    # to be loaded at boot time, one per line. Comments begin with

    # a `#', and everything on the line after them are ignored.

    # this file is for module-init-tools (kernel 2.5 and above) ONLY

    # for old kernel use /etc/modules





  3. should i go and download all of the dependencies manually from a rpm download site then install them using the rpm command?

    I'd try this...Install these 2 dependencies manually and check what happens. I've been facing this sort of problem, initially I had CE installed, afterwards I installed Official and currently with Cooker , not sure if it's your case, I meant: downgrading, upgrading, changing, replacing... In my case I think it was not healthy to the OS. Last week I spent hours...trying to add new sources, I got lots of curls erros and whatever. Maybe, I'm wrong ...

  4. type in you favorite terminal window:

    uname -r


    rpm -qa | grep kernel

    maybe, you don't have kernel-source installed.


    edited to say: and of course paste the outputs here... :thumbs:

  5. In order to give us a better visibility of your problem, be sure that you are running a mixer program (aumix, kmix, gmix, xmix, alsamixer, ...) and the sound settings are not set to zero. If that does not solve your sound problems, report the output of these commands, so that someone here can help you out (I'm definitely trying to learn hardware stuff with linux.These commands below were just copied and pasted from another site, but maybe helps one of our Gurus)

    cat /proc/pci
    cat /etc/modules.conf
    cat /proc/modules
    ls -L -l /dev/dsp*


    For your information:

    cat /proc/pci

    This commands lists all PCI (and AGP) devices/cards but not ISA/PnP devices/cards.


    cat /etc/modules.conf

    This command shows what kernel modules/drivers the system has been configured to use for specific devices.[/code]


    cat /proc/modules
    This command shows which kernel modules/drivers the system has actually loaded.

    ls -L -l /dev/dsp*
    This simply shows if the sound device file /dev/dsp (and similar device files) have been created.

    Hope it helps.. :help:

  6. Have you tried kino? I have it installed here after inserting ohci 1394 and raw 1394 modules manually, but it has some limitations regarding file formats and as far as I'm concerned anything will replace the offer of good video editing softwares as you have for windows. .

    Cinelerra despite of being ranked as an option to replace adobe premiere is not user friendly (considering my ex widows experience on this sort of application) and according to what I heard it'is buggy, I succeeded in making it work but didn't realize how to use its tools due to lack of patience and time to learn it. Do a google search and you will find some people sharing experiences in trying video editing under linux.

    Good luck.

  7. That's exactly what I do here, but with gnome, kde, flux and enlightenment.

    Here is my .xinitrc file:

    xmodmap ~/.xmodmap
    export LC=C
    export LC_ALL=C
    exec gnome-settings-daemon &
    #exec startkde
    #exec fluxbox
    #exec gnome-session
    #exec xmms &
    exec enlightenment

    Of course I don't keep changing wm or dm all the time.

  8. Priest:

    I don't use flux anymore, but if I'm not wrong you can right click on the taskbar and have the option of having all open application window on the taskbar.(not sure if I understood what you meant)

    In order to get icons on desktop you can install "idesk" a third party application that will do this job.

    Here you can see "idesk".

  9. Are you using Gnome or KDE, Have you installed a rpm or tar file? If only one profile is set for firefox, it not allowable to have 2 instances opened at the same time for the same profile, that's why you are getting the user profile screen.

  10. I had a imac G3 333 some years ago running MAC OS 9.1 (if I'm not wrong), at that time the offer of new softwares for MAC was not so wide and as consequence softwares were quite expensive. In terms of interface, MacOs is very easy and friendly, more than most of Linux distribution. Stability!! both, Mac and Linux are stable for what I need (intenet, audio, some office apps). Anyway, my vote goes to Linux, it's more exciting, every boot and software installation is a new experience, it requires all the time your ability of thinking.

    That's it.

    BTW. I've never tried other unix OS than linux.

  11. I'd insist with giFT, the one I use:

    [william@poseidon william]$ rpm -qa | grep gift

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