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About studmuffin007

  • Birthday 10/15/1974

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  1. Not now it don't, when i run nvidia-settings via the terminal i get a popup box with this error "You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server." I've done that and i still get the same error message. Thanks PS Now i cant log into mandriva, I just get a black screen with a white line flashing in the top right corner.
  2. My HD tv is 1920x1080 Thanks
  3. The only way to change the resolution is via the laptop (there is no choice on the tv) in Vista i can change the HD format to 1080p and then i get a perfect dual view in Mandriva i cant seem to find where to change the HD format as it seems to be default 720p (thats what pops up on the tv) is there a way to change it? thanks in advance
  4. The Tv is a 37" plasma, i will look into the ratio settings, not really done much with the tv (its not even 2 months old yet) other than turn it on and watch whats on sky. Thanks for the replies, will post how i get on.
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    I have a HPdv600 laptop with HDMI, I connected it to the TV configured the Nvidia graphics card to show dual display but on the TV it’s over stretched as in I can’t see the X to close a program or the start button I just can’t see a way to alter it, is there a way that I am obviously unaware of? Thanks in advance
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    I just re-installed 2009 set up the graphics including compiz i loged out then went to log back in and all i get is a black screen then it returns to the login screen and thats as far as i can get, the graphics card is nvidia and it was ok till i installed compiz, could i of installed the wrong graphics driver as its happened twice? Thanks in advance
  7. Thanks for the info guys BUT some times i can see the win PC and other times i cant, since i connected to the win pc i now no longer am able to print from it when i choose to print no mater what application i am using the Linux pc locks up. in the screen dump you can see BT which is the wireless hub then local host samba server then Ms home (the PC) then Thompson (unknown) from the Ms home there should be TOWER (work) attached to it could there be a conflict in names as i used to print via Ms home and not TOWER (work). When configuring Samba i told it the win PC was Ms home but it saw that the PC is called TOWER (work)? have i screwed up somewhere? Thanks
  8. Well it went OK......but windose cant see my Linux PC but i can share files and folders from Linux if i open Konqueror as described in wiki Thanks
  9. Ive changed my host name now to configure samba thanks
  10. thanks for that, but when i go to configure samba i get "you need to readjust your host name 'localhost' is not a correct hostname for a DNS server ect. How do i change my host name? Ive looked but maybe i cant see for looking Thanks
  11. Ive done a bit of looking round concerning samba and file sharing between my linux PC and Win pc and am unable to find a simple idiot proof guide, any one know of a good guide? Thanks in advance
  12. If its any help on my tower i had a 120gig HD partitioned into 4 so i allowed 30 gig for Mandriva and on the laptop i had a 80gig HD and split ti 50-50 when i was dual booting then i went and completely removed Windose from the laptop
  13. I have managed to connect Mandriva to my win pc for the purpose of sharing the printer, When in OO i can print documents on the shared printer but Gimp and Kpdf will not play ball (not to worried about Gimp) when i go to print a PDF doc it crashes and refuses to print, why? Thanks in advance. PS this is the tutorial i followed the December edition starting on page 18. http://www.pclinuxos.com/index.php?option=...7&Itemid=66
  14. Just going through an Ubuntu forum and came across this, is Mandriva a failing company? and if so what will happen to MAndriva if it goes belly up?. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=450556
  15. kchm works, when i posted i looked in the "add software" in mcc but when ever i chose something it came back with errors, so with you listing the packages i was able to install them until i found 1 that works. Thanks a lot.
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