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      Forum software upgrade   10/29/17

      So you may have noticed the forum software has upgraded !!!
      A few things that have changed. We no longer have community blogs (was never really used) We no longer have a portal page.
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  1. Im bringing this to the top because I have the exact same problem, with the exact same card, only difference is I'm using different monitors from the op.
  2. Menudrake issues

    Last night I did some major changes to my menus. I did this as a local user, so only my profile should have been affected. I made my changes, saved them, and restarted KDE. Now I have 2 problems: 1. My menu doesnt show up as I thought it was going to. And when I reload menudrake, the default menu is shown, not the one that has my changes done. 2. When I open up 'kcontrol' there is nothing...I mean nothing, no tree on the left side of the app to choose which settings to change. i.e. look and feel, file associations, etc. Its all completely missing. Any ideas how I can get back to the original state this was all in so I can restart the process?
  3. How powerful is Mandriva?

    I used mandrake from 8.0 on. When the game City of Heroes came out a year ago, I switched back to windows to be able to play with my friends (winex ran it horribly when it first came out). Mandriva 2005 let me come back to linux. I cannot say how impressed I have been with this latest release. It is incredibly powerful.
  4. Best partitioning scheme [solved]

    I'll play too! This is the partition scheme I have used since I started using linux: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 1.6G 251M 1.4G 16% / /dev/sda11 11G 86M 11G 1% /emulated /dev/sda8 5.3G 223M 5.1G 5% /home /dev/sda9 16G 226M 16G 2% /opt /dev/sda12 28G 22G 4.3G 84% /stuff /dev/sda10 1.1G 676k 1.1G 1% /tmp /dev/sda6 8.4G 3.3G 5.2G 39% /usr /dev/sda7 8.4G 324M 8.1G 4% /var '/' is as large as it is because I like to play with different kernels from time to time and want to ensure I have more than enough space for it. '/emulated' holds my virtual machines for vmware. '/home' is ONLY used for user configuration folders and files. As I'm the only user on my linux boxes it works great. '/opt' gets programs that cant be installed via mandrake rpm, or different versions programs; for instance, I have firefox 1.0.4 housed there because the mandrake rpm keeps it listed as 1.0.2. It also has my fake c drive for cedega as well as all of my games. '/stuff' is where I keep all my mp3, documents, movies, etc. All of my samba mount points are here as well (to clarify: the ones that I share are in /stuff, shares of other pc's I mount mount to /mnt). I use reiserfs on all these partitions except for /stuff which uses xfs. I do this because at least for me, I feel it gives me better control over where things are installed and managed. This way if I break the install of some program, it was installed to a place that I can remove it without being root. This way I can play with programs and such without the fear of destroying a root controlled area. (which I have been known to do.)
  5. internet radio + linux

    you may also want to look at streamtuner which browses live365 and shoutcast stations. http://www.nongnu.org/streamtuner/
  6. OK, I have the same hardware and the above instructions got me the driver working and much better fps in glxgears. However, glxinfo | grep direct tells me: direct rendering: No OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect my xorg.conf looks like this: # File: xorg.conf # File generated by fglrxconfig © ATI Research, a substitute for xf86config. # Note by ATI: the below copyright notice is there for servicing possibly # pending third party rights on the file format and the instance of this file. # # Copyright © 1999 by The XFree86 Project, Inc. # # Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a # copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), # to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation # the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, # and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the # Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: # # The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in # all copies or substantial portions of the Software. # # THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR # IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, # FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL # THE XFREE86 PROJECT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, # WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF # OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE # SOFTWARE. # # Except as contained in this notice, the name of the XFree86 Project shall # not be used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other # dealings in this Software without prior written authorization from the # XFree86 Project. # # ********************************************************************** # Refer to the XF86Config(4/5) man page for details about the format of # this file. # ********************************************************************** # ********************************************************************** # DRI Section # ********************************************************************** Section "dri" # Access to OpenGL ICD is allowed for all users: Mode 0666 # Access to OpenGL ICD is restricted to a specific user group: # Group 100 # users # Mode 0660 EndSection # ********************************************************************** # Module section -- this section is used to specify # which dynamically loadable modules to load. # ********************************************************************** # Section "Module" # This loads the DBE extension module. Load "dbe" # Double buffer extension # This loads the Type1 and FreeType font modules Load "type1" Load "freetype" Load "dri" # libdri.a Load "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.a" # This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables # initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module. Subsection "extmod" Option "omit xfree86-dga" # don't initialise the DGA extension EndSubsection EndSection # ********************************************************************** # Files section. This allows default font and rgb paths to be set # ********************************************************************** Section "Files" # The location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the # file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally # no need to change the default. RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb" # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (which are concatenated together), # as well as specifying multiple comma-separated entries in one FontPath # command (or a combination of both methods) # # If you don't have a floating point coprocessor and emacs, Mosaic or other # programs take long to start up, try moving the Type1 and Speedo directory # to the end of this list (or comment them out). # # FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/" # The module search path. The default path is shown here. # ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules" EndSection # ********************************************************************** # Server flags section. # ********************************************************************** Section "ServerFlags" # Uncomment this to cause a core dump at the spot where a signal is # received. This may leave the console in an unusable state, but may # provide a better stack trace in the core dump to aid in debugging # Option "NoTrapSignals" # Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><BS> server abort sequence # This allows clients to receive this key event. # Option "DontZap" # Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> mode switching # sequences. This allows clients to receive these key events. # Option "Dont Zoom" # Uncomment this to disable tuning with the xvidtune client. With # it the client can still run and fetch card and monitor attributes, # but it will not be allowed to change them. If it tries it will # receive a protocol error. # Option "DisableVidModeExtension" # Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local xvidtune client. # Option "AllowNonLocalXvidtune" # Uncomment this to disable dynamically modifying the input device # (mouse and keyboard) settings. # Option "DisableModInDev" # Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local client to # change the keyboard or mouse settings (currently only xset). # Option "AllowNonLocalModInDev" EndSection # ********************************************************************** # Input devices # ********************************************************************** # ********************************************************************** # Core keyboard's InputDevice section # ********************************************************************** Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard1" Driver "kbd" Option "XkbModel" "pc101" Option "XkbLayout" "us" # For most OSs the protocol can be omitted (it defaults to "Standard"). # When using XQUEUE (only for SVR3 and SVR4, but not Solaris), # uncomment the following line. # Option "Protocol" "Xqueue" Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30" # Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1)) # Option "Xleds" "1 2 3" # Option "LeftAlt" "Meta" # Option "RightAlt" "ModeShift" # To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the # lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S. # keyboard, you will probably want to use: # Option "XkbModel" "pc102" # If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use: # Option "XkbModel" "microsoft" # # Then to change the language, change the Layout setting. # For example, a german layout can be obtained with: # Option "XkbLayout" "de" # or: # Option "XkbLayout" "de" # Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys" # # If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and # control keys, use: # Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps" # These are the default XKB settings for XFree86 # Option "XkbRules" "xfree86" # Option "XkbModel" "pc101" # Option "XkbLayout" "us" # Option "XkbVariant" "" # Option "XkbOptions" "" # Option "XkbDisable" Option "XkbRules" "xfree86" EndSection # ********************************************************************** # Core Pointer's InputDevice section # ********************************************************************** Section "InputDevice" # Identifier and driver Identifier "Mouse1" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2" Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" # When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment # the following line. # Option "Protocol" "Xqueue" # Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice. In # almost every case these lines should be omitted. # Option "BaudRate" "9600" # Option "SampleRate" "150" # Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice # Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms) # Option "Emulate3Buttons" # Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50" # ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice # Option "ChordMiddle" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "monitor1" VendorName "Dell" ModelName "Dell 1900FP (Analog)" HorizSync 30.0-80.0 VertRefresh 56.0-76.0 EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "monitor2" VendorName "Dell" ModelName "Dell 1900FP (Analog)" HorizSync 30.0-80.0 VertRefresh 56.0-76.0 EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "device1" VendorName "ATI" BoardName "ATI Radeon (fglrx)" Driver "fglrx" Screen 0 BusID "PCI:1:0:0" Option "DPMS" Option "dri" # === disable PnP Monitor === #Option "NoDDC" # === disable/enable XAA/DRI === Option "no_accel" "no" Option "no_dri" "no" # === FireGL DDX driver module specific settings === # === Screen Management === Option "DesktopSetup" "0x00000000" Option "MonitorLayout" "AUTO, AUTO" Option "IgnoreEDID" "off" Option "HSync2" "unspecified" Option "VRefresh2" "unspecified" Option "ScreenOverlap" "0" # === TV-out Management === Option "NoTV" "yes" Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M" Option "TVHSizeAdj" "0" Option "TVVSizeAdj" "0" Option "TVHPosAdj" "0" Option "TVVPosAdj" "0" Option "TVHStartAdj" "0" Option "TVColorAdj" "0" Option "GammaCorrectionI" "0x00000000" Option "GammaCorrectionII" "0x00000000" # === OpenGL specific profiles/settings === Option "Capabilities" "0x00000000" # === Video Overlay for the Xv extension === Option "VideoOverlay" "on" # === OpenGL Overlay === # Note: When OpenGL Overlay is enabled, Video Overlay # will be disabled automatically Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off" Option "CenterMode" "off" # === QBS Support === Option "Stereo" "off" Option "StereoSyncEnable" "1" # === Misc Options === Option "UseFastTLS" "0" Option "BlockSignalsOnLock" "on" Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "no" Option "ForceGenericCPU" "no" # === FSAA === Option "FSAAScale" "1" Option "FSAADisableGamma" "no" Option "FSAACustomizeMSPos" "no" Option "FSAAMSPosX0" "0.000000" Option "FSAAMSPosY0" "0.000000" Option "FSAAMSPosX1" "0.000000" Option "FSAAMSPosY1" "0.000000" Option "FSAAMSPosX2" "0.000000" Option "FSAAMSPosY2" "0.000000" Option "FSAAMSPosX3" "0.000000" Option "FSAAMSPosY3" "0.000000" Option "FSAAMSPosX4" "0.000000" Option "FSAAMSPosY4" "0.000000" Option "FSAAMSPosX5" "0.000000" Option "FSAAMSPosY5" "0.000000" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "device2" VendorName "ATI" BoardName "ATI Radeon (fglrx)" Driver "radeon" Screen 0 BusID "PCI:1:0:1" Option "DPMS" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "screen1" Device "device1" Monitor "monitor1" DefaultColorDepth 24 Subsection "Display" Depth 8 Virtual 1280 1024 EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 15 Virtual 1280 1024 EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 16 Virtual 1280 1024 EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 24 Virtual 1280 1024 EndSubsection EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "screen2" Device "device2" Monitor "monitor2" DefaultColorDepth 24 Subsection "Display" Depth 8 Virtual 1280 1024 EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 15 Virtual 1280 1024 EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 16 Virtual 1280 1024 EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 24 Virtual 1280 1024 EndSubsection EndSection # ********************************************************************** # ServerLayout sections. # ********************************************************************** # Any number of ServerLayout sections may be present. Each describes # the way multiple screens are organised. A specific ServerLayout # section may be specified from the X server command line with the # "-layout" option. In the absence of this, the first section is used. # When now ServerLayout section is present, the first Screen section # is used alone. Section "ServerLayout" # The Identifier line must be present Identifier "Server Layout" # Each InputDevice line specifies an InputDevice section name and # optionally some options to specify the way the device is to be # used. Those options include "CorePointer", "CoreKeyboard" and # "SendCoreEvents". InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer" InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard" Screen "screen1" Screen "screen2" RightOf "screen1" #Option "Xinerama" EndSection What am I doing wrong?
  7. damn near angry exit post

    I am so irritated with Mandrake 10 right now. I have a slew of errors. I have no sound KDE balks on startup about Knotify (do you want to disable arts?) Then KDE just hangs at either "Loading Peripherals", or "Loading the Panel" and never actually starts. On a fresh reboot, sometimes KDE will start with just the knotify error, but when I get into it, I have no desktop. I can't right-click on the desktop, etc. Mandrake 9.2 was amazing on this machine, now it is so broken IMO that it is a joke. I've lost almost all desire to fool with linux distro's and beat them into submission. I want a distro that just works. Mandrake used to be just that for me, but now it just sucks. yeah, as we speak, its just blinking "Loading the Panel"
  8. MDK 10. CE

    I'm having this same problem as well. Its infuriating, and has kept me on my mac more and more. I have a usb mouse, but I use one of the dongles to make it a ps/2, and thats plugged into a KVM. Sounds like a headache to me.
  9. Path question / help needed.

    Add-on: How can I make other apps see kde in /opt as well?
  10. How to add entries to gdm?

    I ended up just using kdm instead of gdm, I never sit at the login screen long enough to enjoy a nice gdm theme anyways. thanks though paul.
  11. Path question / help needed.

    Just installed mandrake 10 Official. I did an extremely base install, and later installed KDE through konstruct and installed it to /opt. How can I make KDE see things like alsa? Because right now, it does not see alsa. i.e., if I go into the sound server options, alsa is not an option.
  12. How to add entries to gdm?

    I'm beating my head against the wall on this one here. I have been having an insane amount of problems with KDE in mandrake 10.0 Official. So I built KDE myself in /opt/kde3.2.2. Now, how do I add that to my gdm configuration, so I can choose it from the dropdown? google searches have been little help.
  13. CD #4?

    you need to move up through the directories. cd4 is in a different folder. why that is? I have no idea
  14. Apple ibook

    buy it. without question. I bought a 12" powerbook almost a year ago, and it has been the best computer I have ever owned. I have never been happier with a sales team, customer support team, or the product itself. I use OSX exclusively on it, as it comes with X11 installed by default, so every program I ran in linux, I can run in OSX. check it: super sized screenie: http://www.hostdub.com/albums/ezroller/screenie.jpg Thats OSX, GAIM, Konqueror, Fluxbox, iTunes(OSX), Eterm, and Konfabulator(OSX) I did run Gentoo 2004.0 on it for a while, but I missed OSX.
  15. installing 9.1 on powerbook G4 12"

    I have installed 9.1 on a rev b 12" powerbook. I had to use the text based install and the benh kernel.