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  1. Oops, sorry for not replying. My videocard is GeForce FX 5200 and I'm using Compiz Fusion, if that's what you're using. I don't think I'm mistaken about using a 3D desktop. It certainly seems 3D to me. EDIT: Help, anyone?
  2. Again it seems like I should just give up my 3D desktop or switch to GNOME...
  3. I have no idea what to do, so nothing except try maximizing the window manually and then restarting X. It doesn't help. By clicking the Firefox logo I get the options: Advanced -> Keep above others / Keeb below others / Fullscreen Move Resize Minimize Maximize Shade. The "maximize" option works just as well as the maximize button on the upper right.
  4. Hi, I found a few topics dealing with a similar problem but they didnät really help me at all so I decided to ask. My problem is that everytime I start Openoffice or Firefox the windowis not maximized - it's sized a little bit over it that so that the windowis partly on the right side of my cube desktop. I need to click to maximize the window everytime so that the oversizing won't cause any annoying problems with the cube. Is there a way to make these two programs start in the maximized mode? I attached a pick to clarify the issue. Thanks, Tapksa [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  5. Brilliant. I backed up everything I need just recently, so I'm safe from losing anything. I can boot the system normally. Thanks for the help and advice. I'll see if this is the end of my disk. -Tapksa
  6. [root@localhost ~]# fdisk /dev/hda The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 14946. There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024, and could in certain setups cause problems with: 1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO) 2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs (e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK) Unable to seek on /dev/hda Also: [root@localhost ~]# fdisk -l Unable to seek on /dev/hda So am I screwed or what? Should I try the systemrescue CD?
  7. I hate to bump a thread like this, but it kind of seems like a reminder is needed here. New hints and ideas are also welcome. I'd like to be able to resize the partitions when necessary. Thanks and sorry for the bump, Tapksa
  8. Hi everyone, I was rezising my partitions using my Mandriva LiveCD because I needed to take some space from my /home partition and enlarge my Ubuntu root (only 3.1GB) and Windows partitions a bit. I took resized my 84GB /home partition to 81GB. There's still 33GB free space on that partition so I thought it would be safe. The next thing was trying to resize Ubuntu and Windows partitions. I got the following error message: Does that mean I need to format my whole hard drive to make resizing possible again? Right now I'm unable to resize anymore. I tried searching for the same error message and found something similar but nothing that helps me, so I'm making this new thread. Is there something I should do? How badly did I screw up? Is there something I can do? I'll manage with these partitions, I guess, if the Ubuntu partition won't prove to be too small. Of course there's now 3GB unpartitioned space but that's okay if I don't need to format my computer and install everything all over again. I'm a bit scared. Any ideas? Help? Hints? What's happening? Thanks, Tapksa
  9. Thanks guys! It now works perfectly. I really need to study all these kernel things a bit. Hopefully I don't end up asking for your help everytime I update something. :P
  10. Did it and tried booting Ubuntu: Booting 'Ubuntu 8.04.1, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic' kernel (hd0,7) /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic root=UUID=ff19f81d-10f6-491a-9e48-552ee23ab544 ro quiet splash Error 1: Filename must eb either an absolute pathname or blocklist Press any key (pressing any key resulted in a text GRUB, and it didn't work at all better.)
  11. The contents of Mandriva's menu.lst: timeout 10 color black/cyan yellow/cyan gfxmenu (hd0,4)/boot/gfxmenu default 0 title linux kernel (hd0,4)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=/dev/hda5 resume=/dev/hda6 splash=silent vga=788 initrd (hd0,4)/boot/initrd.img title linux-nonfb kernel (hd0,4)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux-nonfb root=/dev/hda5 resume=/dev/hda6 initrd (hd0,4)/boot/initrd.img title failsafe kernel (hd0,4)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=failsafe root=/dev/hda5 failsafe initrd (hd0,4)/boot/initrd.img title windows root (hd0,0) makeactive chainloader +1 title desktop 2.6.22.9-1 kernel (hd0,4)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=desktop_2.6.22.9-1 root=/dev/hda5 resume=/dev/hda6 splash=silent vga=788 initrd (hd0,4)/boot/initrd.img title desktop 2.6.22.12-1 kernel (hd0,4)/boot/vmlinuz-desktop BOOT_IMAGE=desktop_2.6.22.12-1 root=/dev/hda5 resume=/dev/hda6 splash=silent vga=788 initrd (hd0,4)/boot/initrd-desktop.img title desktop 2.6.22.18-1 kernel (hd0,4)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22.18-desktop-1mdv BOOT_IMAGE=desktop_2.6.22.18-1 root=/dev/hda5 resume=/dev/hda6 splash=silent vga=788 initrd (hd0,4)/boot/initrd-2.6.22.18-desktop-1mdv.img title desktop 2.6.22.19-2 kernel (hd0,4)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22.19-desktop-2mdv BOOT_IMAGE=desktop_2.6.22.19-2 root=/dev/hda5 resume=/dev/hda6 splash=silent vga=788 initrd (hd0,4)/boot/initrd-2.6.22.19-desktop-2mdv.img title Ubuntu kernel (hd0,4)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22.19-desktop-2mdv BOOT_IMAGE=Ubuntu root=/dev/hda8 initrd (hd0,4)/boot/initrd.img There are these weirds desktop 2.6.22.xx-x things the purpose of which I know nothing. I guess I could delete those entries? Well anyway that's not that important. Ubuntu's menu.lst: # menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8) # grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8), # grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub # and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/. ## default num # Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and # the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used. # # You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry # is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'. # WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not use 'savedefault' or your # array will desync and will not let you boot your system. default 0 ## timeout sec # Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry # (normally the first entry defined). timeout 10 ## hiddenmenu # Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu) #hiddenmenu # Pretty colours #color cyan/blue white/blue ## password ['--md5'] passwd # If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing # control (menu entry editor and command-line) and entries protected by the # command 'lock' # e.g. password topsecret # password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/ # password topsecret # # examples # # title Windows 95/98/NT/2000 # root (hd0,0) # makeactive # chainloader +1 # # title Linux # root (hd0,1) # kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro # # # Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST ### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST ## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified ## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below ## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs ## ## Start Default Options ## ## default kernel options ## default kernel options for automagic boot options ## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z ## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted. ## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro ## kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro ## kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro # kopt=root=UUID=ff19f81d-10f6-491a-9e48-552ee23ab544 ro ## Setup crashdump menu entries ## e.g. crashdump=1 # crashdump=0 ## default grub root device ## e.g. groot=(hd0,0) # groot=(hd0,7) ## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options ## e.g. alternative=true ## alternative=false # alternative=true ## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options ## e.g. lockalternative=true ## lockalternative=false # lockalternative=false ## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the ## alternatives ## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5 # defoptions=quiet splash ## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options ## e.g. lockold=false ## lockold=true # lockold=false ## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option # xenhopt= ## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option # xenkopt=console=tty0 ## altoption boot targets option ## multiple altoptions lines are allowed ## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options ## altoptions=(recovery) single # altoptions=(recovery mode) single ## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst ## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the ## alternative kernel options ## e.g. howmany=all ## howmany=7 # howmany=all ## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option ## e.g. memtest86=true ## memtest86=false # memtest86=true ## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system ## can be true or false # updatedefaultentry=false ## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options ## can be true or false # savedefault=false ## ## End Default Options ## title Ubuntu 8.04.1, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic root (hd0,7) kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic root=UUID=ff19f81d-10f6-491a-9e48-552ee23ab544 ro quiet splash initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic quiet title Ubuntu 8.04.1, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic (recovery mode) root (hd0,7) kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic root=UUID=ff19f81d-10f6-491a-9e48-552ee23ab544 ro single initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic title Ubuntu 8.04.1, memtest86+ root (hd0,7) kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin quiet ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST # This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian # ones. title Other operating systems: root # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS # on /dev/sda1 title Microsoft Windows XP Professional root (hd0,0) savedefault makeactive chainloader +1 # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing # linux installation on /dev/sda5. title linux (on /dev/sda5) root (hd0,4) kernel /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=/dev/hda5 resume=/dev/hda6 splash=silent vga=788 initrd (hd0,4)/boot/initrd.img savedefault boot # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing # linux installation on /dev/sda5. title linux-nonfb (on /dev/sda5) root (hd0,4) kernel /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux-nonfb root=/dev/hda5 resume=/dev/hda6 initrd (hd0,4)/boot/initrd.img savedefault boot # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing # linux installation on /dev/sda5. title failsafe (on /dev/sda5) root (hd0,4) kernel /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=failsafe root=/dev/hda5 failsafe initrd (hd0,4)/boot/initrd.img savedefault boot # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing # linux installation on /dev/sda5. title desktop 2.6.22.9-1 (on /dev/sda5) root (hd0,4) kernel /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=desktop_2.6.22.9-1 root=/dev/hda5 resume=/dev/hda6 splash=silent vga=788 initrd (hd0,4)/boot/initrd.img savedefault boot # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing # linux installation on /dev/sda5. title desktop 2.6.22.12-1 (on /dev/sda5) root (hd0,4) kernel /boot/vmlinuz-desktop BOOT_IMAGE=desktop_2.6.22.12-1 root=/dev/hda5 resume=/dev/hda6 splash=silent vga=788 initrd (hd0,4)/boot/initrd-desktop.img savedefault boot # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing # linux installation on /dev/sda5. title desktop 2.6.22.18-1 (on /dev/sda5) root (hd0,4) kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22.18-desktop-1mdv BOOT_IMAGE=desktop_2.6.22.18-1 root=/dev/hda5 resume=/dev/hda6 splash=silent vga=788 initrd (hd0,4)/boot/initrd-2.6.22.18-desktop-1mdv.img savedefault boot # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing # linux installation on /dev/sda5. title desktop 2.6.22.19-2 (on /dev/sda5) root (hd0,4) kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22.19-desktop-2mdv BOOT_IMAGE=desktop_2.6.22.19-2 root=/dev/hda5 resume=/dev/hda6 splash=silent vga=788 initrd (hd0,4)/boot/initrd-2.6.22.19-desktop-2mdv.img savedefault boot Did I misunderstand something?
  12. [root@localhost ~]# cd /boot/grub [root@localhost grub]# d device.map e2fs_stage1_5 ffs_stage1_5 install.sh.old* jfs_stage1_5 menu.lst.example minix_stage1_5 stage1 ufs2_stage1_5 xfs_stage1_5 device.map.old fat_stage1_5 install.sh* iso9660_stage1_5 menu.lst menu.lst.old reiserfs_stage1_5 stage2 vstafs_stage1_5 Maybe that explains something.
  13. After using using a dual boot of Mandriva Free 2008 and Windows XP for some time I decided to try some other distribution. I chose Ubuntu 8.04.1. I made a new partition on which I would install my third OS. So I installed Ubuntu and rebooted my computer. I then noticed that my graphic GRUB had not only been replaced by a text GRUB but with a text GRUB with the Ubuntu entry as the primary one. I had had (and wished to still have) a graphical GRUB that would boot Mandriva automatically after a few seconds of waiting. I thought I could fix this by booting Mandriva and reinstalling my GRUB. This made the Ubuntu entry disappear completely. I used the Mandriva Control Center's bootloader options and made a new boot entry. I didn't know what I'm supposed to select for that entry's "root", but I think it's /dev/hda8. That's the partition on which I installed Ubuntu. I could now boot Ubuntu, but the mouse cursor didn't move one bit. I'd like to use my mouse so I wasn't truly satisfied yet. When creating a new boot entry I'm supposed to select an "image". I get these to choose from: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22.18-desktop-1mdv, /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22.9-desktop-1mdv, /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22.12-desktop-1mdv /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22.19-desktop-2mdv How about "Append", "Default" and "Initrd"? In case you need to know, these are my partitions: (Partition | Filesystem | Mountpoint | What's this? | Flags) /dev/sda1 | ntfs | /media/disk-2 | Windows | boot /dev/sda2 | extended | - | - | - -What is this anyway? It claims to be 100GB but as far as I know this partition doesn't exist..? /dev/sda8 | ext3 | /media/disk-1 | Ubuntu | - -It's only 3.1GB. Do I need a bigger partition for this? /dev/sda5 | ext3 | /media/disk-3 | Mandriva | - /dev/sda6 | linux-swap | - | swap | - /dev/sda7 | ext3 | /media/disk | my /home partition | - The home partition, of course, is supposed to be used by both Ubuntu and Mandriva. The command find /boot/grub/stage1 returns: (hd0,4) (hd0,7) I've got no idea what to do. So: A ) how to make an entry that works? B ) how to fix the entry that does boot Ubuntu but disables my mouse? Thanks, Tapksa
  14. I guess it's time for me to give up already since neither aMSN, Kopete or Mercury could send my webcam to a contact. I believe I installed the required drivers. So seeing myself works fine but when I try to start a webcam discussion, nothing seems to happen. If someone has any idea what I should do, please help. Thank you all for your help anyway. -Tapksa
  15. My camera is Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX, and lsusb gives: Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c045 Logitech, Inc. Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 Bus 001 Device 002: ID 046d:08d7 Logitech, Inc. Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
  16. Hi everyone, So I decided to get a webcam. Being a bit naïve I simply walked into the nearest store and bought the cheapest, knowing that I could return it if I couldn't make it work. After just plugging it and seeing that - surprisingly - it didn't quite function properly (at all), I thought about asking you for advice. The few last times I had problems and tried fixing them by myself I ended up making threads about my Mandriva Free 2008 not working at all, so this time I'll ask for help beforehand. The question is: what to buy and how to make it work? I only need, if possible, to be able to have webcam discussions via MSN. The people I was going to chat with are using Windows Live Messenger. I'm using Kopete for the time being, but I could try another program. Did someone manage to make such things work? Simply put, any recommendations? Thanks, Tapksa
  17. How do I do this while not being able to run X? Using external hard drive? I think I'll try that soon. Thanks. EDIT: What the..?? Okay, out of nothing, it now works. Let's see if the problem's really gone. Anyway, sorry for my helplessness, all the trouble - and again, many many thanks to everyone.
  18. I've had problems with watching videos on fullscreen. No matter what player I use, there's "lag" (I suppose that's not the right term but you get the idea). I decided to run XFDrake, selected some other graphics card than my own GeForce FX 5200, confirmed, and switched back to my own so that it would install the correct drivers. After shutting down once it now doesn't work at all and the thing I did last time does not work (see previous posts). This is what I do (see {BBI}Nexus{BBI}'s post): 1. Log in as root and do init 3 to ensure X is not runing. (If no command prompt reappears just hit enter) 2. Run XFdrake 3. Select the GeForce 3/4 driver 4. Reply Yes to proprietary driver 5. After all packages are installed do a test -It doesn't seem to install anything! 6. If test is successful init 5 to start up X -Test gives the following: "An error occured: (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device! (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a useble configuration. Try to change some parameters." I've got no idea what to do. Help, anyone? I'd appreciate it...
  19. Hi everyone again, Again I managed to do something wrong while trying to fix some graphics problems. I tried the trick that worked last time , but the test responses "invalid parameters". Any idea what to do? Thanks, Tapksa
  20. Okay, I just now realized that I really don't need to do anything with the LiveCD. I thought I couldn't run XFdrake like that but I could. Yeah, I'm a bit dumb. Anyway, got it working now. I guess there are many different ways , I used {BBI}Nexus{BBI}'s. Thank you all for your help once again. I love you. :D -Tapksa
  21. I did. I changed the video card to a randomly picked one (Riva TNT maybe) and changed it back. It asked me whether I'd like some drivers to be installed (so some special features could be enabled) or not. Of course I chose to install the drivers. It did something and later the LiveCD crashed. I tried it again after that, but it didn't seem to install anything anymore, so I presumed that the drivers were installed. It still doesn't work. I can of course format my / partition and install Mandriva again, I wouldn't lose my /home/ stuff so it'd be okay but I'd rather just save my system.
  22. rpm -e --nodeps `rpm -qa | grep "169\.07"` rpm -e --nodeps `rpm -qa | grep "169\.09"` urpmi x11-driver-video-nvidia-current-100.14.19-1mdv2008.0 dkms-nvidia-current-100.14.19-1mdv2008.0 The first one returns "no package found to be removed" or something like that. So does the second. The third one started downloading a package and made my LiveCD crash compeletely. It seems like that doesn't work. Any other suggestions? It still says that NVIDIA configuration is not found and X.org can't run because there are no screens.
  23. Hi everyone, It seems this problem has been asked everywhere a million times but I haven't found a solution which wouldn't cause my One (Live CD) to shut down. So I decided to post, hope you don't mind. So, after writing this message twice already (both times I ended up searching for a trick that'd help, but none really helped), I'll be brief. Yesterday my Mandriva 2008 found video card driver's updates, and I installed them. Nothing unusual. Today I booted Mandriva for the first time after installing the new drivers, and guess what, it couldn't run the X Server. I just saw a black screen asking me to log in. I logged in as root and typed "kde". All I got was a big bunch of text ending like "cannot run X.org due to missing NVIDIA (something). No screens found." If you need to know what it exactly said, just ask. After that I tried "urpmi nvidia" but it couldn't install anything because a missing kernel-source file (if I remember correctly). I tried "urpmi nvidia" again later and it said that all packages were already installed. I have the Live CD so I can do pretty much everything. I just don't know what to do about my drivers. I tried the FXconfig trick (FXconfig should have installed the correct drivers), but it installed nothing. I'm stuck with bad drivers. If you know what I should do, please help. My video card is GeForce FX 5200. Thank you a million times! -Tapksa P.S It seems I failed at being brief.
  24. Hi guys, it's me again. This time I'm fixing another computer. I'm now pretty familiar with reinstalling the bootloader (done it many, many times already) except for that this computer does have a /boot partiton in which the boot loader should be installed. And I don't know what to do differently this way. Instructions, anyone? Also I'm using One 2008 CD this time. Thanks. EDIT Oh yeah, of course I got to also ask if I'm even supposed to do this: This computer seems to have a problem with booting Windows XP. I thought I'd try reinstalling the boot loader. Am I supposed to install GRUB or is GRUB for Linux only? Is there a boot loader that I should install to this PC anyway? You see, this PC doesn't have a Linux OS at all, only Windows, but well, I'm trying to fix Windows using Linux here. Smart or stupid? Possible or not? How? Thanks again.
  25. I was just gonna do that when... 1. Don't have a windows installed, if that's what you mean ;) so nothing to recover. 2. Stupid me. I did't try that trick. And yup, it worked. Will remember next time. Thanks again a million times. And I'm even on my schedule! -Tapksa
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