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      Official documentation for extant versions of Mandriva can be found at doc.mandriva.com.   Documentation for the latest release may take some time to appear there. You can install all the manuals from the main repository if you have Mandriva installed - files are prefixed mandriva-doc.
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      So you may have noticed the forum software has upgraded !!!
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  1. Mandriva in an OpenVZ Container?

    Yeah, I figured that'd be an issue. Using easyurpmi to check, the first mirror I tried randomly for 2006 (at ftp://carroll.cac.psu.edu/ ) is still up. That's a bonus. I'll post here (and possibly find somewhere to upload the cloned container) if I have any success. Give me a few days to play with it.
  2. I'm curious to know if there might be a more recent version of Mandriva in an OpenVZ container than Mandriva 2006. Having been a long time Mandriva user and now playing with OpenVZ on a nice, hefty server, it would be nice to be able to work in the nice, familiar environment of Mandriva. I'm specifically looking for 2010.0 or newer. Or should I give the 2006minimal a try and see if it'll take an upgrade via urpmi... then clone it?
  3. nVidia 6100 (MCP61V) and Acer AL1716W

    You are 100% correct. Worked like a charm. Looks like nv doesn't like 1440x900 with those refresh/sync rates.
  4. nVidia 6100 (MCP61V) and Acer AL1716W

    Nope. The "Plug-n-Play" detection failed. But as scarecrow said above, the proprietary nvidia driver also solves the issue.
  5. Just adding this as a tip, as it took me a while to get it to work, and even then it's not 100%... With an nVIDIA MCP61V chipset mobo (on-board GeForce 6100) and an Acer AL1716W LCD, Mandriva 2008, I tried to get it to run in the monitor's advertized 1440x900 resolution. The screen is ugly in that mode and the monitor rwesets to some wierd 1152x870 resolution with the desktop in 1440x900 making it stretched wrong and vertically beyond the edge of the monitor. I got it to work right in 1280x800 with the following xorg.conf: # File generated by XFdrake (rev 228555) Section "Extensions" Option "Composite" EndSection # ********************************************************************** # Refer to the xorg.conf man page for details about the format of # this file. # ********************************************************************** Section "ServerFlags" #DontZap # disable <Ctrl><Alt><BS> (server abort) AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work #DontZoom # disable <Ctrl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching) EndSection Section "Module" Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension Load "v4l" # Video for Linux Load "extmod" Load "type1" Load "freetype" Load "glx" # 3D layer EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard1" Driver "kbd" Option "XkbModel" "pc105" Option "XkbLayout" "us" Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse1" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2" Option "Device" "/dev/mouse" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse2" Driver "evdev" Option "bustype" "0x0011" Option "product" "0x0006" Option "vendor" "0x0002" Option "HWheelRelativeAxisButtons" "7 6" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "monitor1" VendorName "Acer" ModelName "Acer AL1716W" HorizSync 31-83 VertRefresh 56-76 # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1280x800_120" 181.21 1280 1376 1520 1760 800 801 804 858 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1280x800_100" 147.89 1280 1376 1512 1744 800 801 804 848 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1280x800_85" 123.38 1280 1368 1504 1728 800 801 804 840 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1280x800_75" 107.21 1280 1360 1496 1712 800 801 804 835 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1280x800_60" 83.46 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 828 -HSync +Vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1280x800_50" 68.56 1280 1336 1472 1664 800 801 804 824 -HSync +Vsync EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "screen1" Device "device1" Monitor "monitor1" DefaultColorDepth 24 Subsection "Display" Depth 8 Virtual 1280 800 EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 15 Virtual 1280 800 EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 16 Virtual 1280 800 EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 24 Virtual 1280 800 EndSubsection EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "device1" VendorName "nVidia Corporation" BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX - GeForce 8800" Driver "nv" Option "DPMS" EndSection Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "layout1" InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard" InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer" InputDevice "Mouse2" "SendCoreEvents" Screen "screen1" EndSection Hopefully this will help someone else out there. And if anyone knows how to get this combination working in 1440x900 I'd love to hear it. [moved from Hardware by spinynorman]
  6. Software or hardware problems?[solved][sort of...]

    I'm in a similar boat... but one point... Mandriva 2007 FREE DVD auto selects the 64 bit version. It isn't intuitive how to install a 32-bit OS on 64-bit hardware... but there is a note telling you how: From http://www.mandriva.com/en/download/free If you want to use a 32 bit installation on a 64 bit machine, you can select it by pressing F3 then F6 at the boot prompt. The question is whether it is worth a reinstall for me at this point... probably... when I have the time to do it.