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  1. You may find this useful: http://tinyurl.com/5qby5q Jim
  2. He probably copied the DVD contents to the HD during install. He just needs to delete /var/ftp/pub/Mandrivalinux. This is a common problem if the user accepts automatic partitioning. JIm
  3. If you have a stand-alone DSL or cable modem, that's usually done in the modem's configuration. See your modem manual for how to do that. Otherwise, select the appropriate option in MCC (Configure your computer)/Network & Internet/Set up a new network interface. Jim
  4. Add the following to /etc/urpmi/urpmi.cfg Exactly as shown here. Jim
  5. That's not how I read his post. 2007 was the first linux he had used and he has been using it for a year. I had assumed that he was now installing 2008.1. Of course, it would be better if his post had been clearer. Jim
  6. In rpmdrake do you have both filters set to All (at the top left)? Jim
  7. lspcidrake -v | grep snd should display the sound modules that are loaded. Jim
  8. The OSE version provided by Mandriva supports bridged networking. I thought I had seen a page on the vbox web site that explained what features were missing from the OSE version, but I can't find it at the moment. Jim
  9. vbox default NAT networking only allows the guest to access external servers. Neither the host nor any other machine can access servers running on the guest. You need to set up bridge networking to do this. The vbox user manual explains how. Jim
  10. I used one of those for many years. On linux it was plug and play. IIRC on Win2k I had to install drivers for it, but my memory could be faulty, or it may have been a different version of the board. I recall someone having problems when a similar board was used in a system with both SATA and IDE on-board controllers, but can't recall the details. Jim
  11. There actually is still a hdlist.cz file, even still on cooker, e.g. from my /cooker/main/release/media_info (rsync'd from distrib-coffee): I've no idea if this file is totally redundant, or if there is still some process that makes use of it. Jim Edit to add: It has just occurred to me that it's probably there for anyone using urpmi to update from a pre-2008.1 release.
  12. My understanding is that once a release is final, /main/release should be frozen. However, I see that on distrib.coffee in /media-info, all of the files, except pubkey and MD5Sum are showing a last modified date of 10/06/08 and there are a bunch of openoffice rpm's dated 9/06/08 in /release. I believe that someone has "goofed". I don't update my local mirror of the /release repo's once the release is official, and so I can't be sure if this is the source of John's problem. Jim
  13. Bytes per inode is not the same as inode size. See man mkfs.ext2. Jim
  14. Looks as though it's going to be Tuesday at the earliest: http://archives.mandrivalinux.com/cooker/2...06/msg00616.php Jim
  15. Perhaps due to the "quality" of the recording. I don't know much about creating DVDs on the computer, but my stand-alone DVD recorder has four "quality" settings which allow the recording of from 1 to 8 hours per disc, depending on the level selected. Jim
  16. It might be worthwhile booting to failsafe and running mousedrake to make sure that your mouse has been correctly identified. Jim
  17. I have seen reports that the ext2 driver for windows will not work with ext3 partitions formatted by mdv 2008.1. (Perhaps related to the inode change.) I don't have any windows systems to test this. Jim
  18. Right-click on Panel -> Add Applet -> K Menu Jim
  19. 2008.1 has adopted a new approach to the media-info. In order to have the full set of XML-info files, I run: instead of genhdlist. Jim
  20. I don't understand the technical details, but AIUI on 2008.1 ext3 default inode is 256 against 128 on previous versions. This also causes problems with trying to use Grub from previous versions to boot 2008.1. A search of bugzilla for "grub" should locate some of the discussions on the subject. Jim
  21. I've only ever done this once. The capture device I had to use was pretty low-grade, the only working driver I could find was for Windows, and so I had to do the capture on a Windows box, but did use Mandriva for editing and converting to video DVD format. Sorry, I don't recall the details of the process that I went through and unfortunately did not keep any notes. I did find the following page helpful in getting started: http://www.techlore.com/article/10257/ Jim
  22. You need to set up the media sources, including the non-free repo, and install the nvidia proprietary driver. Jim
  23. You cannot use the ONE version of Mandriva to do this. As you are aware almost 4G is required for a ONE install and it cannot be modified to select only certain software. It's all or nothing. In my opinion your best option is to use the mini-dual CD (the 2008.1 mini-dual is a lot better than the 2008.0 version). This will install a minimal system, using IceWM. You could then add software as space allows. Jim
  24. Install kdeutils-kdf It's in the /main repo Jim
  25. You have plenty of free space in / What is your concern? The image you posted contains two views of the same folder, which is in sda1 i.e. / The /usr directory is in / not in /home (sda6) Jim Edit: I've just noticed that your problem is related to your laptop freezing. (It can be confusing when you hi-jack another thread instead of starting a new one.) I think you need to look at other aspects of your system. The fact that / is 40% used would not cause your laptop to freeze.
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