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  1. Do you have some sort of usb sound device, perhaps on a webcam? If you do, this link may help: http://archives.mandrivalinux.com/cooker/2...08/msg00003.php Jim
  2. 1. From man urpmi: --allow-nodeps With this option, urpmi will ask the user on error whether it should continue the installation without checking dependencies. By default, urpmi exits immediately in this case. 2. So far as I know the description is only available from the hdlist file 3. Use the following procedure to extract the contents of an RPM package (cribbed from another post, I don't remember where): rpm2cpio package.rpm | cpio -dimv As the name implies, rpm2cpio takes an RPM package file and converts it to a cpio archive. The -i flag to the cpio command indicates that cpio is reading in the archive to extract files, and the -d flag tells cpio to construct directories as necessary. The -v flag tells cpio to list file names as files are extracted, and the -m flag tells cpio to retain previous file modification times when creating files. Jim
  3. kcontrol/Regional & Accessibility/Input Actions/Gestures Settings Jim
  4. Is the smb service actually running? Jim
  5. Amarok is probably trying to use the default device /dsp (rather than /dsp1) which will be your on-board sound device. I don't know of any reliable way to set the default device, when there are more than one sound devices detected, nor can I find any setting in Amarok to select the device to use. You may find the last three posts in this link will give you some ideas of things to try : http://forum.mandriva.com/viewtopic.php?t=68115 Perhaps someone else will be along who can give more definitive advice. Jim
  6. /usr/sbin/urpmi.recover man urpmi.recover Jim
  7. I'm glad it worked out for you. I admire your perseverance in sticking with it until you succeeded. Jim
  8. I'm not sure it will be of much help, but X-lite works for me. I found configuring it to get it work was a real pain. There seems to be a dearth of instructions on how to set up the linux version. Google eventually found an Irish ISP that had a guide of sorts that helped me. Sorry , but I can't find the url. I don't use it often. Most of my contacts are Skype users. Jim
  9. What the installer did when you selected "use free" space was to create three partitions one for the system, one for your personal files and a swap partition. Whatever formula it used to decide how much space to assign to each resulted in the space for the system being too small. An alternative approach is to create just two partitions - a partition of about 3.3G which will combine the system and your personal files, and a swap partition of about 200mb. 1. Delete the partitions to get about 3.5G of unused space, as before. 2. When you run the installer, select "Custom partitioning". You will then see a page with a bar graph with a large blue section (your windows partition) and a smaller white section (the free space). 3. Click in the white space and select "Create" from the list of options below the bar graph. 4. You'll then see a page with a slider. You want to move the slider about 95% of the way across. (The counter may help in estimating this.)The "Mount point" should be shown as "/" (a single slash). 5. Click on OK and you should be back at the bar graph which should now also have a red section and a smaller white space. Click in the white space and click "create". This time move the slider all the way to the end and leave it there. The "file system" should be set as "swap" . 6. Click OK and you should be back at the bar graph which will now also have a green section. 7. To check on the sizes of the new partitions, click on the red and green sections in turn. The details below should show about 3.3G and 200mb respectively. 7. Click on "Apply" and the installation program should proceed. I hope it works for you this time. If it doesn't, it probably means that you need more space than 3.5G. (I really don't think you should risk trying to reduce the size of your Windows partition, unless you're prepared to lose your Windows installation, if something goes wrong.)
  10. I assume that's a typo. You want the "Use free space" option. (Sorry I didn't notice that there was a page 2.) From your latest post, it looks as though one of two things have happened: Either you need more more than 3.5G to install Mandriva ONE, or the installer has used an insane partitioning scheme, by making "/" too small and /home too large. I'd call that a pretty serious bug. Jim
  11. I think that 80G will be the manufacturer's description. It's the perennial problem of the difference between gigabytes and gigibytes. In normal use it doesn't really matter that much - until you get down to the last few Gigs on a drive, as we have here. Jim
  12. You don't have 20G for Mandriva, only about 3.5G, unless you re-size your Windows C: drive, which is risky, especially since you said that you don't have any means of re-installing Windows. You can either do as Ixthusdan suggests and format the 3.5G as FAT32, or do as I suggested and leave it as unpartitioned and unused. (I think my way is easier. ) The bootloader should be installed to the MBR of hda. (This is usually the default). Jim
  13. Your problem is that you do not have enough free space to install Mandriva. (An 80G drive has actually only about 74.5 G of partitionable space.) This is compounded by the fact that you have no means of re-installing Windows. The ideal solution is to install a second hard drive and install Mandriva on it. If that option is not available, I recommend the following: 1. In Windows, move all of the contents of drive D: to drive C:, so that Windows no longer needs drive D: 2. Use Windows XP Disk Manager (Administrative Tools/Computer Management/Disk Management) to delete drive D: and the three unknown partitions. Disk Manager should now show that you have about 3.5 G of unused space. 3. Now go ahead and install Mandriva as you did before, but, when it asks, select the "Use free space" option. It will create the necessary partitions and format them automatically. (In the 3.5G of unused space.) I would strongly advise against making any attempt to re-size your Windows system partition (Drive C:). Re-sizing usually works, but things can go wrong and you could end up with an unusable system. Jim
  14. There's really no need to use poster size coloured fonts. Some people might find it annoying. You need to say what sort of drives D and E are. That is, are they CD/DVD/USB or partitions on your internal hard drive. If they are CD, DVD, or USB drives, then you can just go ahead and boot your system with the installation DVD inserted. (Disconnect any external drives first.) The installation program is quite simple to follow and when it asks, you can just tell it to use all the hard drive space. If D and E are partitions on your internal hard drive then it's important that you keep those partitions during the installation of Mandriva. You'll need to do as ianw1974 suggests. Jim
  15. I believe that Mandriva have had "hardware" problems and security updates have not been released to the mirrors for about a week. Jim
  16. I'm not convinced that you don't have problems with the partitions that you have created. What I'd recommend is to use Windows XP's Disk Manager to delete all the logical volumes and partitions in the 40 gig space that you want to use for Mandriva. So that you have 40 gig of what I think Windows will call "unused" space. When you run the Mandriva installer, it will offer as an option to "use free space". Select this option and let it create and format the partitions that are needed automatically. Jim
  17. On my cooker installation, I mark the main, contrib and non-free media as update sources and mdv-update identifies any newer packages as updates. Jim
  18. As I indicated in my earlier post, you want the KDE Control Centre NOT the Mandriva Control Centre. KDE Control Centre is where you set KDE user preferences. It's worthwhile taking a look at the many options that it offers. Jim
  19. http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/ Will give you the available mirrors. Jim
  20. Main menu -> System -> Configuration -> Control Centre When KDE Control Centre opens: Desktop -> Panels -> Menus Here you can select the menu style that you want. Jim
  21. http://www.mandriva.com/en/security/productlifetime
  22. You may need to add the --delete option to the rsync command. What I did when I started using rsync was to run grsync. This is a gui which let's you select some of the most common options. Importantly, it displays the command line that it creates for you. You can then look up the options that are being used, in the man page, to better understand them. (The man file for rsync is, I found, rather daunting to read through, unless you know what you're looking for.) It's probably also a good idea to set up a test folder, and run the command on that first. rsync also has the -n parameter which will cause rsync to do a "dry run". It will report what it would do without actually doing anything. Jim
  23. I think if you re-read Adam's comments, you'll see they relate to library packages. The version number 3.80.3 identifies the package mentioned here as a KDE4 package. It's probably best to make sure that the version is 3.5.6 before installing any KDE package in 2007.1. (Unless you actually want to try out KDE4). Jim
  24. Surely the size of /home depends on the size of the hard drive and on what one wants to keep on it. Personally, I could probably manage with a /home of 10gig, because all of my personal files are on a separate /data partition. That partition currently has about 60gig on it and I don't "do" music or video. If someone has a lot of files, especially music or video files, that they want to keep and chooses to use the default locations in /home, then 10gig would probably be inadequate. Jim
  25. kdepim4-korn is part of KDE4, an experimental version of KDE. When installing KDE packages in 2007.1 always install the ones with version 3.5.6. Jim
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