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      So you may have noticed the forum software has upgraded !!!
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  1. I used to be able to access my work site using Firefox. I can login to my site successfully but when click to open an application in citrix I get the following error: "You have chosen not to trust "Verisign Class 3 International Server CA - G3", the issuer of the server's security certificate (SSL error 61)". Where do I go so that I can trust this certificate? Myles. [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  2. Well the only reason is that I am having a devil of a time loading packages seeing that I chose the 'no copy' option! I select to install a package, I get asked to insert the DVD and then the dialog box turns to "Installing. Please Wait"and just sits there not even reading the DVD! So I thought that if I copied them it might alleviate this problem. But it seems like I should delete this entry and download update and then install the latest. Thanks all!
  3. During the re-install of Mandriva 2008, I chose not to copy the packages to the hard drive. I now want to do this and was wondering how to copy them? I can't find an option in the Åšoftware Management' screen to do this. Is it possible??
  4. games jerky and slow

    Just to update you, I've been struck down by a virus (it's Winter here in OZ), so I've been off the air a bit. I actually did the urpme xxxxxx' remove command, but have not been able to gert back to attempt the re-install. I've had a SHOCKER of a work week and it's my daughter's 14th birthday this weekend so there goes that. Maybe next week......... Myles.
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    Greg and daniewicz, Okay, I'll see how that goes. As I said before, I probably stuffed up by trying toomany things at the same time! Thankyou som much for your help, much appreciated. Myles.
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    Greg, Yep, I type in 'glxinfo |grep direct' just as you specified, I press Enter, I briefly see the nVidia splash screen and drop out back to the graphical login screen, and I have to login again. Exactly the same thing happens when I execute the 'glxgears' command - I briefly see the nVidia splash screen and drop out to the graphical login screen, and I have to login again. While in this state, if I try to play Planet Penguin Racer - same thing - nVidia splash screen and drop out to th graphical login screen! So do I 'urpme xxxxx' and start again??? Myles.
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    Okay, I tried all of what you suggested Greg - to no avail! I changed the code in Xorg.conf; stopped X; restarted X; did the "glxinfo |grep direct" command and tried to pipe to a txt file - no good. I would get the nVidia splash screen and then back to the X login screen. Same result running the 'glxgears' comand! Myles
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    Guys, No, I haven't done anything yet - spent most of yesterday doing other non-PC things! Okay, Greg, I'll try those things that you have suggested first and post the results. I won't get around to doing that till tomorrow (OZ time) so I'll hopefully post results tomorrow arvo or tomorrow night (OZ time). Myles.
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    daniewicz, I appreciate you sticking with this. I must say I am not a complete computer/PC idiot - I've been in IT since 1976 (mainframes till about 1996 or so then open systems - yes Winblows); linux since RH 4.1 I think (all the time just dabbling a teeny, weeny little bit on the side) - still Windows :-(oriented due to work - M$ is god there! - puke!!!!!). I must admit I'm enjoying this as I have spent a lot more time on Linux (but still frustrated), as I'm off this week sick and can now focus on Linux and getting things going while the family is out at the Kanga Cup soccer tournament! I am now understanding things a lot more using it more fluently! Yeah! Okay - so that command would be " urpme nvidia" ???? If that works..... Then I'll re-do dkms-nivdia etc and THIS time - note carefully errors and/or their location! or is the nVidia instructions the better way to go???? Keep up the good work! Myles.
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    daniewicz & greg2, I want to thank you for your help so far (oh, and the others at the other links of course) --the links and advice etc. I tried the uprmi dkms-nvidia and selected number 2 of the 42. I had some funny msgs during the compile something like errorcode: 2 at various points, but didn't save the error file and now can find it (or know where to look for it). Anyway, modified the Xorg.conf file and changed the relevant parts 'nv' to 'nVidia' and 'glx' was already defined. Okay, so I restart X, login, get the nVidia splash screen, go the Configure you computer > Hardware > Configure your computer for 3d effects > Enter......Boom, back to the X login screen! Login in again, nvidia splash screen; go to games > PPracer......Boom, back to login screen! I had a look at one of the cmds in the nvidia doco 'xdpyinfo' which shows glx extension loaded but no nv-glx extension. Also in the X log is this (for the failures above): EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the GLX module; please check in your X (EE) NVIDIA(0): log file that the GLX module has been loaded in your X (EE) NVIDIA(0): server, and that the module is the NVIDIA GLX module. If (EE) NVIDIA(0): you continue to encounter problems, Please try (EE) NVIDIA(0): reinstalling the NVIDIA driver. But here? the section of xorg.conf: Section "Module" Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension Load "v4l" # Video for Linux Load "extmod" Load "type1" Load "freetype" Load "glx" # 3D layer EndSection So, where to now?? Maybe I tried to follow too many paths at once to the same destination (never a good thing) and have screwed myself up. Is there a way I can back off the driver; and go the whole 'urpmi dkms-nvidia' route again??? (this seems the simpler one - or now I understand a bit more about it - go the official nvidia driver install route) Myles.
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    Thanks. I forgot to go to the FAQ's (I did once before). I tried to install the driver once before back on 2006 or 2007.0 - I downloaded the instructions from nVidia website, printed out the instructions - what a nightmare. And I remember it not going too well then so I gave up. I have followed the instructions for both easyurpmi and smart-urpmi. I then executed the 'urpmi dkms-nvidia´ command and got a list of 42 things to select 1 from: urpmi dkms-nvidia One of the following packages is needed: 1- kernel-source-stripped-2.6.17.13mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The source code of the Linux kernel stripped for post build (to install) 2- kernel-source-stripped-2.6.17.14mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The source code of the Linux kernel stripped for post build (to install) 3- kernel-tmb-desktop586-smp-devel-2.6.20.11-1mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-devel files for kernel-tmb-desktop586-smp-2.6.20.11-1mdv (to install) 4- kernel-tmb-desktop-devel-2.6.20.4-3mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-devel files for kernel-tmb-desktop-2.6.20.4-3mdv (to install) 5- kernel-tmb-server-devel-2.6.21.5-1mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-devel files for kernel-tmb-server-2.6.21.5-1mdv (to install) 6- kernel-tmb-source-2.6.21.5-1mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The Linux source code for kernel-tmb-2.6.21.5-1mdv (to install) 7- kernel-tmb-server-devel-2.6.20.4-3mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-devel files for kernel-tmb-server-2.6.20.4-3mdv (to install) 8- kernel-tmb-desktop-smp-devel-2.6.21.5-1mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-devel files for kernel-tmb-desktop-smp-2.6.21.5-1mdv (to install) 9- kernel-tmb-source-2.6.20.7-3mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The Linux source code for kernel-tmb-2.6.20.7-3mdv (to install) 10- kernel-vserver-source-stripped-2.6.19.1-1mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The source code of the Linux kernel stripped for post build (to install) 11- kernel-tmb-source-2.6.20.4-3mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The Linux source code for kernel-tmb-2.6.20.4-3mdv (to install) 12- kernel-tmb-desktop-smp-devel-2.6.20.4-3mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-devel files for kernel-tmb-desktop-smp-2.6.20.4-3mdv (to install) 13- kernel-tmb-desktop586-devel-2.6.21.5-1mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-devel files for kernel-tmb-desktop586-2.6.21.5-1mdv (to install) 14- kernel-source-2.6.17.13mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The source code for the Linux kernel (to install) 15- kernel-tmb-desktop586-devel-2.6.20.7-3mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-devel files for kernel-tmb-desktop586-2.6.20.7-3mdv (to install) 16- kernel-linus-smp-devel-2.6.21-0.rc3.4mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-linus-smp devel files for 3rdparty modules build (to install) 17- kernel-linus-source-2.6.21-0.rc3.4mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The source code for the Linux kernel (to install) 18- kernel-tmb-server-devel-2.6.20.11-1mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-devel files for kernel-tmb-server-2.6.20.11-1mdv (to install) 19- kernel-tmb-desktop586-smp-devel-2.6.20.7-3mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-devel files for kernel-tmb-desktop586-smp-2.6.20.7-3mdv (to install) 20- kernel-multimedia-laptop-devel-2.6.17.14-5mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-devel files for kernel-multimedia-laptop-2.6.17.14-5mdv (to install) 21- kernel-tmb-desktop-devel-2.6.20.7-3mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-devel files for kernel-tmb-desktop-2.6.20.7-3mdv (to install) 22- kernel-multimedia-desktop-smp-devel-2.6.17.14-5mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-devel files for kernel-multimedia-desktop-smp-2.6.17.14-5mdv (to install) 23- kernel-tmb-desktop-smp-devel-2.6.20.11-1mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-devel files for kernel-tmb-desktop-smp-2.6.20.11-1mdv (to install) 24- kernel-vserver-source-2.6.19.1-1mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The source code for the Linux kernel (to install) 25- kernel-tmb-server-smp-devel-2.6.21.5-1mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-devel files for kernel-tmb-server-smp-2.6.21.5-1mdv (to install) 26- kernel-tmb-desktop-smp-devel-2.6.20.7-3mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-devel files for kernel-tmb-desktop-smp-2.6.20.7-3mdv (to install) 27- kernel-tmb-desktop586-devel-2.6.20.11-1mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-devel files for kernel-tmb-desktop586-2.6.20.11-1mdv (to install) 28- kernel-tmb-source-2.6.20.11-1mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The Linux source code for kernel-tmb-2.6.20.11-1mdv (to install) 29- kernel-multimedia-desktop-devel-2.6.17.14-5mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-devel files for kernel-multimedia-desktop-2.6.17.14-5mdv (to install) 30- kernel-tmb-desktop586-smp-devel-2.6.21.5-1mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-devel files for kernel-tmb-desktop586-smp-2.6.21.5-1mdv (to install) 31- kernel-tmb-server-smp-devel-2.6.20.4-3mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-devel files for kernel-tmb-server-smp-2.6.20.4-3mdv (to install) 32- kernel-multimedia-source-2.6.17.14-5mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The source code for the Linux kernel-multimedia-2.6.17.14-5mdv (to install) 33- kernel-tmb-server-smp-devel-2.6.20.7-3mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-devel files for kernel-tmb-server-smp-2.6.20.7-3mdv (to install) 34- kernel-tmb-desktop-devel-2.6.21.5-1mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-devel files for kernel-tmb-desktop-2.6.21.5-1mdv (to install) 35- kernel-multimedia-laptop-smp-devel-2.6.17.14-5mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-devel files for kernel-multimedia-laptop-smp-2.6.17.14-5mdv (to install) 36- kernel-tmb-server-smp-devel-2.6.20.11-1mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-devel files for kernel-tmb-server-smp-2.6.20.11-1mdv (to install) 37- kernel-tmb-desktop586-smp-devel-2.6.20.4-3mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-devel files for kernel-tmb-desktop586-smp-2.6.20.4-3mdv (to install) 38- kernel-tmb-server-devel-2.6.20.7-3mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-devel files for kernel-tmb-server-2.6.20.7-3mdv (to install) 39- kernel-linus-devel-2.6.21-0.rc3.4mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-linus devel files for 3rdparty modules build (to install) 40- kernel-source-2.6.17.14mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The source code for the Linux kernel (to install) 41- kernel-tmb-desktop-devel-2.6.20.11-1mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-devel files for kernel-tmb-desktop-2.6.20.11-1mdv (to install) 42- kernel-tmb-desktop586-devel-2.6.20.4-3mdv-1-1mdv2007.1.i586: The kernel-devel files for kernel-tmb-desktop586-2.6.20.4-3mdv (to install) What is your choice? (1-42) So now I have no idea which of these 42 (aaahh the meaning of life!) to choose to get the correct driver installed. Also, I just tried to install the latest nVidia driver as per the nVidia instructions on their site, and I found that I need to have a kernel source code to compile a 'kernel interface' and then it tried to download one from nVidia - no go - and tried to compile something and got a 'cc' is not in my path (Lib GCC). So the above might be related. How do I find whats in my 'path'?? This is from the /var/log/nvidia-installer.log Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface -> License accepted. -> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you li ke the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel f rom the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)? (Answer: Yes) -> No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site; this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for your kernel. ERROR: Unable to find the development tool `cc` in your path; please make sure that you have the package 'gcc' installed. If gcc is installed on your system, then please check that `cc` is in your PATH. Myles.
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    People, I have Spring 2007.1 and when trying to play PP racer, it is woeful! Really jerky and slow - unplayable really (same on 2007, 2006) . Since it was has been PP racer (Tux Racer had same issues on Mandrake 9 & 10.1 on my old PC but I somehow fixed it). Super Tux is in the same boat, as are other games. Basic, simple ones seem okay (Tetris clone etc.) I have Pentium 4, 3.2Ghz, 1Gb RAM, GeForce FX 5700VE 256Mb video card. The settings for the video card are: Identification Vendor: ?nVidia Corporation Description: ?NV36.4 [GeForce FX 5700VE] Media class: ?VGA compatible controller Connection Bus: ?PCI Bus PCI #: ?1 PCI device #: ?0 PCI function #: ?0 Vendor ID: ?0x10de Device ID: ?0x0344 Misc Module: ?Card:NVIDIA GeForce FX - GeForce 7950 Any ideas where I should start looking? Myles.
  13. I have a Creative Soundblaster Audigy SE Value and it didn work under 1007.1 or Spring (But did under 2006!) If you have this problem then mute "audigy analog/digital output jack" in KMix ?witches tab - also see http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Docs/Hardware#SB_Live. It took me a while to distill the correct fix for my sound card from all the post on the internet. You might also try this (which worked for me in 2007.1 but not Spring): Running and unmuting Since we're Linux users, we don't want to reboot. So we'll start the alsasound script manually. Code listing 3.2 # /etc/init.d/alsasound start ALSA is running now. If everything is ok, you should be able to see the ALSA modules loaded when running lsmod. However, sound won't work yet, because the channels are still muted. We need amixer for this. Code listing 3.3: Running amixer # amixer Warning: You shouldn't get this, but if you get an error about "amixer: Mixer attach default error: No such file or directory", you should manually modprobe snd-mixer-oss and snd-pcm-oss once. After that run amixer again. Code listing 3.4: only if you get an error when running amixer # modprobe snd-mixer-oss # modprobe snd-pcm-oss # amixer If you got this far, now unmute Master and PCM channels. Some hardware even requires you to unmute the center channel or even the surround channel. Code listing 3.5: Unmuting channels # amixer set Master 100 unmute # amixer set PCM 100 unmute Only if the above doesn't succeed on its own: # amixer set Center 100 unmute # amixer set Surround 100 unmute Test the sound: # aplay $KDEDIR/share/sounds/pop.wav // (pop.wav is part of KDE) We check to see if sound is working by using the aplay (alsa play) command. If you hear a pop, then sound is indeed working. Then, adjust the volume settings to your liking; the ncurses-based alsamixer is a great way to get them "just so". You may want to emerge alsa-xmms as that will provide ALSA support for XMMS. When you reboot your system, the alsasound init script will properly save and restore your volume settings. Anyway, HTH. Milo. [moved from Hardware by spinynorman]
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