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About darkscot

  • Birthday 09/23/1958

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    Intel Pentium E8400 Dual core
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    nVidia Geforce GTS250
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    4GB Corsair
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    1 Samsung 500MB
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    Mandriva Cooker, MS Windows 7
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    Samsung SM2232BW 22" widescreen TFT
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    Logitec Access
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    Microsoft Laser
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  1. I like this dark setup as it goes really well with my black Samsung 22" widescreen monitor.
  2. Well I was wrong! So switching to the gtk-window-decorator seems to be the answer. It crashed once the day after I switched but since then it has been rock solid. When I was using the KDE-window-decorator it crashed nine out of ten sessions.
  3. I have succumbed to temptation and installed KDE4 to have a play with it. When I ran Kmail it did its 'first run wizard' thing. I was expecting it to use my existing settings as I have logged in under the same user name as with old KDE? Can I transfer the settings across? I don't want to set up my email accounts and message rules again. Will the settings 'sync', I don't want to have two different versions of Kmail running.
  4. Well that lasted about eighteen hours! So looks like I am just going to have to accept it or switch to Metisse or Gnome?
  5. I am currently using a GeForce 7300 GT graphics card but i have had the same problem with a 6600GT and a Radeon Mobility card whose name eludes me. The bug is that the wondows decoration (the coloured title bar) dissapears. This means you cannot move or minimise or maximise a window. It is VERY irritating!
  6. Thanks for this! I have done as suggested and will let you know how things go.
  7. I agree! When I had the problem (on an HP Pavilion) it simply would not switch on. I had about five days left on my warranty so I phoned HP customer support. When I gave them the model number the immediately told me to "reseat the memory". No 'check the fuses, plugs' etc so it was obviously a known issue.
  8. I have had a similar problem in the past and it was due to the memory. Try 'reseating' the memory as AussieJohn suggested. I doubt it is your hard drive as from what you say it is not even trying to boot up, but you could check this by trying to boot from a live CD.
  9. There must be someone out there who read that post when it first appeared? Maybe they are all on the Slackware forum?
  10. in relative terms, to me this is like "do you remember where you were when man landed on the moon?" http://groups.google.it/group/comp.os.mini...536d1fb451ac60/ I have to say it was before my (Linux) time.
  11. I am using 'la ora'. I don't know if that is an old one or not? I think that some distros seem more 'natural' in certain desktops. When I was an Ubuntu user I was happy using Gnome, I tried using it with KDE but it didn't feel 'right' for some reason. Mandriva and SUSE just seem right when using KDE.
  12. Well that is bad news! I really like compiz, well at least some aspects of it. I was using Mandriva on old Celeron 667mHz based PC for a while and I really missed Ctrl+Alt+left/righ tarrow to switch desktops. I have started using SMplayer more recently and so far (touch wood) that has not caused the crash. Though it still happens at random sometimes.
  13. No it is not just associated with Kaffeine, sometimes it happens when you first boot up, sometimes when you load amaroK and sometimes it just happens.
  14. :lol2: Me too! I didn't realise there was a more complicated way of doing it! :D
  15. I was hoping that this might be fixed in KDE4 but I get the impression that the KDE developers have washed their hands of it (the bug that is). It seems to be officially classed as a Compiz bug now? I am finding it is happening more and more now, it happens 50% of the time I open Kaffeine, and it is getting increasingly irritating! Am I correct in thinking it doesn't happen in Gnome? If so I may have to switch, much as I prefer KDE.
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