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  1. I reinstalled the bootloader with fedora rescue cd and rebooted it. Everything works fine now with the exception that i cant see my mandriva 2006 option on my page. any work arounds for that...... Thanks !!!!
  2. Hi All, Thanks for your replies.... I tried the first option...like mandriva first CD1 and rescue mode and and press F1 but i didnt c much options over there. can u guyz be more specific....I'm sorry i'm newbie......... Thanks
  3. Hi All, I'm a linux newbie...I have mandriva 2006 installed on my dell 600m laptop along with WinXp (Dual boot).Everything was working fine my wireless.....everything. I wanted to try another Linux distribution( FC5). so i created partition for that and installed it selecting all the default options.... Now i have a problem my system is not showing any of the OS that i have installed. When i try to reboot it just shows as "GNU GRUB version 0.97" grub> I'm completely confused about it....... I really dont like the idea of re-installing everything. I would take that as my last option. Is it possile to restore my system back to what i had. I mean to say just the Mandriva and Winxp if possible have FC5 too.... Thanks!!!!!
  4. Hi All, I have Mandriva 2006 installed on Dell 600m Laptop. I didnt default messengers that comes along with Mandriva (Gaim & Kopote). So i tried to install this aMSN messenger from from sourceforge. This is what i did when i was installing... urpmi aMSN from root. So now i have 2 issues with it. 1. It didnt create any link or icon on my desktop or in my kmenu. I had to rum it from command to bring it up. Well this happens with firefox too.......... 2. So Now its up, when tried to login into my account its giving me this error Error installing TLS module. I have attached screenshot of it. If anybody didnt understand what i'm trying to say................ Thanks Marc
  5. thanks ffi Thanks that solved the desktop icon thing
  6. Hi All, I'm linux newbie using mandriva 2006 free on dell 600m laptop. I have ATI Moblity Radeon 9000 video card. I was wondering if there is a way connecting my laptop to TV using the s-video cable in Mandriva 2006. Which i often do in windows xp. Thanks in advance Marc Linux Newbie [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  7. wow!!!!!!!! that worked out. I did a rm on 2font files and 1 dir in my home and did a rm on .kde and bingo there u go got the default settings. I have one more question how do u change the desktop icon in Mandriva 2006. I have gone through the tips and tricks section but i found it for Kmenu icon and not for desktop icon. Thanks
  8. Thanks for the replies I renamed the .kde and did a startx. It actually changed everything except my font. My font is still the same i did the anti-alising and did a reboot and every possible combination.And also checked the fonts in control center. But it didnt change my font. Well, i can use the other account but i need to copy my files into that.................. Thanks
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    This is what i did I got the Kwifimanager installed to check the networks in my range bcos it was hard for me to use the defulat network manager or whatever...... Then i googled on network encrytion. Realised that i had problem with my network key and Bingo........................got it worked. Thanks Marc
  10. I have created a new test account..........settings are perfect. No trouble with the new account. Now, How do i delete these current settings in my account. And get back the default settings.... Is it just deleting everthing under [marc@localhost .kde]$......(rm -rf under .kde) Bcos it has few dirs and symlinks under it and i'm not sure if i have to delete those too.... I'm a noob.... Thanks, Marc
  11. Hi tyme It was turned on. I doubled checked it and its turned on. But still the same. I have attached my font settings here. Any advice to make it look good will be really appreciated. I really dont want to install it again. I just got my WiFi up and having fun. Thanks Marc
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    Finally got it worked !!!!!!!! But It's slow. Well i can live with it. Any help to help to boost the speed will be really appreciated. Thanks!!!
  13. Hi All, I tried the given code (fs-cache -v). But it actually didnt help me. My fonts are stiil the same. I have attached a snapshot of how it looks. Thanks, Marc
  14. Hi ffi, Thanks for the reply I tried it. And here is the output from it. I tried it as root....... [root@localhost ~]# fs-cache -r -v -bash: fs-cache: command not found that didnt work......... Thanks Marc
  15. Hi All, I'm a linux newbie. I was looking for good boot themes and i was going through few articles. I found one of them it said do "urpmi bootsplash" and i did it. It completely changed my fonts now my system looks really ugly with those fonts. I dont know how to restore my system back. is there a way that i can restore my system or a way to change these fonts. I tried to change the fonts through control center. But it didnt help me. By the way I'm using mandriva 2006 with KDE 3.4
  16. Thanks dexter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That worked
  17. Hi dexter I followed the code. kcontrol I have system & administration ---> login manager I changed to administration mode changed GUI style. But it didnt change anything with login theme. Its still the same which says Mandriva Free in the background. I really didnt like the background. Thanks Marc
  18. Hi All, Thanks for the replies..... I'm linux newbie................Using KDE 3.4. dexter i was unable to locate the path u specified. can you be more specific. where to find it....... Thanks in advance Marc
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    Hi Steve Yes, I did that... Here is the output from etc/ [root@localhost etc]# cat 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 ndiswrapper i8k nvram hw_random evdev intel-agp [root@localhost etc]# cat modprobe.conf alias eth0 tg3 alias sound-slot-0 snd-intel8x0 remove snd-intel8x0 /sbin/modprobe -r snd-pcm-oss; /sbin/modprobe --first-time -r --ignore-remove snd-intel8x0 install snd-intel8x0 /sbin/modprobe --first-time --ignore-install snd-intel8x0 && { /sbin/modprobe snd-pcm-oss; /bin/true; } install usb-interface /sbin/modprobe uhci-hcd; /sbin/modprobe ehci-hcd; /bin/true alias wlan0 ndiswrapper alias net-pf-10 off Thanks Marc
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    Hi steve Thanks for the reply I followed the HARDWAY Here is the output from the config file [root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0 DEVICE=wlan0 BOOTPROTO=dhcp NETMASK="No Mask" ONBOOT=yes HWADDR=00:0b:7d:0b:8a:78 METRIC=10 MII_NOT_SUPPORTED=yes USERCTL=yes WIRELESS_MODE=Managed WIRELESS_ESSID=XXXXXXX (edited) WIRELESS_ENC_KEY="open s:XXXXXXXXXX" (edited) IPV6INIT=no IPV6TO4INIT=no PEERDNS=yes NETMASK="No Mask" DHCP_CLIENT=dhclient NEEDHOSTNAME=yes PEERDNS=yes PEERYP=no PEERNTPD=no I didnt see any values written to the config file Thanks Marc
  21. Hi All, I liked everything about mandriva except the login theme. Is there a way that i can change the login theme only. If so pls advice. I have mandriva 2006 installed. Thanks in advance!! Marc
  22. marcrob


    Hi All, I have just installed my mandriva free edition. The installation part went succesfully. I have dell 600m Laptop. My built in card is BCM 4306 blah blah blah.......... I have used my windows native driver with ndiswrapper. The o/p from ndiswrapper -l [root@localhost etc]# ndiswrapper -l Installed ndis drivers: bcmwl5 driver present, hardware present The o/p from iwconfig [root@localhost etc]# iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:off/any Nickname:"localhost" Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00 Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power:25 dBm RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B Encryption key:off Power Management:off Link Quality:100/100 Signal level:-10 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0 eth0 no wireless extensions. But i'm still not able to connect to the internet using wlan0 Need help regarding this Thanks in advance Marc
  23. Thanks ianw1974!!!!!!!!!!!! That Worked like a Charm
  24. Hi All, I have just installed Mandriva Linux 2006 ( Free ) on Dell 600m Laptop. I really liked the GUI. But my internet is too slow when i connect to the LAN. I also have a built in wireless card but i'm not worried about WiFi right now. I want to boost my internet speed. With windows its fast, but slow with Linux. Need help on this Thanks Linux Newbie
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