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  1. Thanks I will try tonight your suggestion. I did not run vmware-config.pl, just vmware-install.pl as outlined in http://www.howtoforge.com/vmware_server_mandriva_free2007 for Mandriva 2007.1 the button was there, but for 2008.0 it was not as it wasnot for 2006. the above site explains for 2006 that the button has to be added via the main menu that I cannot access. So Do I understand ti right as normal user I am not supposed to change the appearance of the applications? But as root I did not figure out either how to change it for all users not just for root. Thanks already for your help! Pelusa
  2. Hm it looks no one has the same problem? It seems that only if I login as root I can change the menu but then loging back in as normal user the enu still doe snot appear. is there a way to let normal users have access to the main menu editor? Hope some one has a solution thanks Pelusa
  3. Sorry I forgot to tell you I am using the gnome desktop. the k seems a kde thing? Anyways Thanks for the suggestion I will try it tomorrow when I am sitting on the machine. Thomas
  4. Hi, I already googled and search the forums archive but could not find anything. Kind of weird as I thought this must have happed to anyone else as well. Anyway if I am just too silly to find the source, I apologize for to ask again ... OK the problem is I installed vmware and there is no icon in the main menu. OK no problem I can make one with system > preferences > main menu. Just nothing comes up ..... I see the info in the task bar "starting main menu" but this disappears after a few seconds and thats it. Then I logged in as root and did the same thing, and voila, I have the editor. But logging in as normal user again, the changes are not there (clearly ;-) ) is there a way to get the main menu editor to show up for normal users? Thanks Thomas [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  5. I only had the boot/system partition with 8GB, and then one huge partition with ~450GB .... I know now after reading lots of threads regarding this issue this is not the way to go. OK I found now gparted and resized/moved my partitions to: boot/system (8GB) is still first (can I move it so that I would have free space for the windows partition at the beginning? -- probably don't have to using supergrub?) then 40GB (NTFS no yet installed windows) -- 4GB swap -- 250GB (ext3) -- rest ~170GB ext3 ... this is the current state. I am planing to install windows and then use supergrub (do you have a nice howto? their site is a bit low with information at least for me and their mailing list is spanish .... unfortunately i cannot read/speek spanish) to get grub/lilo back with the windows boot option as well Is this the way to go or do you a have better suggestion? This way I just figured out via googling a lot and could have some glitches i do not see right now. Thanks Pelusa
  6. Hi, after searching a bit more it seems like super grub disk is my friend? Could anyone help me in howto proceed or point me to a tutorial to install windows after Mandriva? I could not find any up to now Thanks Thomas
  7. Hm, this means I have to uninstall mandriva 2007 again, as I did not leave a spare partition, and neither would it have been the first on the drive. I only have an external USB hard drive, unfortunately not a second drive in the desktop. From your post it seems that there is no way to install Windows now after the Mandriva install with y hardware currently available. Thanks Pelusa
  8. Hi, after a final successful installation of Mandriva and VMware, I figured that i cannot see my PCI card in the virtual machine. This would only a temporary thing as I have to write some software that is only available for windows from the supplier. So in order to start right away I wanted to use Windows until my software does the job. Hm too bad that VMware cannot connect to the PCI card. I now understand that this is because the VM is basically another computer and the PCI card not plugged in there. OK What about a dual boot? After googleing I see everybody suggests to first install windows and then Mandriva as Windows is too silly to understand there is another OS around. This is not good as i really don't feel like begin from scratch, and what about in a month, when I don't use Windows any more? I do have an external hard disc that I could use for the windows partition. Would this be possible to use, when I change the boot sequence in the BIOS to boot first from this hard drive? How would I start doing this installation? thanks Thomas
  9. Thank you so much! i see something. I unchecked "enable translucency (composite extension)" and finally I have my display back. The only thing right now is that in System->Administration->Ati Control Panel, it sais that driver does not provide the FireGL X11 extensions .... Oh well i will google for this issue further. thanks Thomas
  10. Hi, please help, I installed 2007.1 and everything is fine. Then I wanted to add 3d desktop effects, and after a reboot i completely lost my graphical interface. I installed dkms-ati (I am using the ATI radeon X1950 card), installed ati and the kernel source, right now still 2.6.17-13. I also tried to follow the errata 9.1 on 2007.1, but even if I boot into 2.6.17-13 I have the display is so bad i cannot read anything. i therefore cannot go into the control center to reconfigure the graphics card. Before this happened, after I played with the 3D desktop interface, I lost the panels of my windows ... I found in this thread the help: https://mandrivausers.org/index.php?showtopic=40799 After that (at least I think it was after that .... uninstalling task-3ddesktop via urpme did not help) I completely lost the graphical interface not just the panels. Booting in safe mode I can see in /etc/X11/xorg.conf that fglrx is the driver that is installed. Trying to change that to vesa did not help either./ Please don't tell me I have to reinstall everything again. Is there a way to configure the graphics card vis the command line? AAAhhhhhhhh Thomas :sad:
  11. Tanks for the reply, I uninstalled vmware and reinstalled the new kernel-source with "software install & remove" in application, and then it worked like a charme. However as I cannot get labview with all drivers to run under 2008 I will go back to 2007 spring and see if I can get labview to run there (any recommendations whether 2007.0 or 2007.1 ? ). Unfortunately, I cannot go back to 2006 (the version I know that labview ad all drivers will run) as the Intel board (DQ965GF) I am using does is not supported by 2006 ... it won't recognize the cdrom drive (actually cd/dvd drive) when I try to install it. strangely enough the screen before this error message says it will now install Mandriva 2006, which means it reads from the CD .... The quick start kit, provided from Intel, that should work with Mandriva 2006 does not work (according to one webpage, according to another intel webpage it should not work ... well bad luck I guess .. it does not work), as it requires an installed OS .... Thanks and cross you fingers for me that 2007 lets me install labview with all necessary drivers (otherwise I am screwed) ... Cheers Thomas
  12. Hm OK, after a restart I saw that it must have updated the kernel to the latest 2.6.22-12 (at least uname -r changed from 9 to 12) and now I have to recompile the kernel again. How would I do that and can I just uninstall vmware as suggested by the perfect setup? I cannot install labview either for this reason now. This might have prevented the main menu from opening? How can I safely update the kernel and then tell it not to automatically update every single new kernel version? thanks again Thomas
  13. Hi, I was installing Mandriva 2008 according to the perfect set-up of Falko Timme. It went great until I came to vmware. when it asked me What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include] I gave it the entry /lib/modules/2.6.22.9-desktop-1mdv/build/include which I verified with uname -r OK then i got the error message "... The directory of kernel headers (version 2.6.22.9-1mdvcustom) does not match your running kernel (version 2.6.22.9-desktop-1mdv) ...." I went into /usr/src/linux/Makefile and changed the EXTRAVERSION entrance from 9-1mdvcustom to 9-desktop-1mdv and recompiled the kernel with make in this directory. I could install vmware without a problem. The only thing is, which is also indicated in "The perfect Setup" no application entrance has been created. i have to do it manually. But when I right click on application to edit menu, i see the main menu wants to start but after a few seconds it goes away and no main menu appears. How can i get the main menu to work? has it to do that I changed the "custom" to recompile the kernel source? Hope you can help Thanks a lot Thomas
  14. yeah thats what I am planing to do. I know now that labview causes these dumps, its weird as the program is still running and collecting data as it is supposed to. Also, labview calls via system calls c-programs which run as supposed, meaning no seg faults are at least obvious. Well I will dig deeper in order to get to the root. Thanks for your help pelusa
  15. thanks a lot speedball2. Now i know which application caused it. This helps a lot. But why do I get core dumps, if ulimit -c is 0? Pelusa
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