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  1. doh !! my bad, I apologize to mandriva.
  2. yes. it's an LCD TV that has an input for a computer monitor connection. Win2k post-install displays full-screen on it (although at 640x480). After installing the video card s/w and driver(nvidia) I can change the res to whatever. In windows, I use 1024 x 768... it's a little big, but my eyes aren't what they used to be... In mandriva, after shutting down and rebooting... it chooses 1280x768. I get a partial screen. I can see all the way across, but only the bottom 1/2 of the screen shows. I go into console and enter mcc and go to Display and move the res from 1280x768 to 1280x960. Then I get a complete screen after I do a "startx".
  3. I posted this same problem, in another forum here. Yep, it would be nice if mandriva has something in their software repositories if they said something in the Comments section like "you need so-and-so file from the original game CD for this to work" . Instead of people thinking, "hey Quake II, great...!"
  4. I'm confused as to why changing the res in mcc to something that works, keeps changing back to something that doesn't work... I'll try what lavaeolus said (dang, that's a hard user name to spell...)
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    Battlefield 1942

    I'm new to the "windows games on linux" thing. Last night in mandriva 2008, I browsed to my win2k partition, and right-clicked on a few .exe game files... and selected "open with Wine emulator"... most did not work. I guess there is something more to do, or else I didn't try the right .exe files.
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    Battlefield 1942

    One of the few reason I dual-boot with windows is so my son can play a few windows games. One of his favorites is BF 1942. He owns the Complete Collection Pack of DVDs (4 games). Anyway, I was googling this game and linux, and it looks like EA (electronic arts) may have a linux version, but I'm not sure. I go to their site and see some linux patches/demos to download. One is a 276MB tar.gz, and another is much smaller. is this the game, or just a patch? http://www.ea.com/official/battlefield/1942/us/gamedemo.jsp does anyone here play BF on linux?
  7. ok.. my resolution keeps resetting to where less than a half-screen shows... I guess I need to edit etc/X11/xorg.conf ? what do I change? (in mcc, I change the resolution from 1280 x 768 to 1280 x 960 and it works fine... until a reboot... then its back to 1280x768 ) Section "Monitor" Identifier "monitor1" VendorName "Plug'n Play" ModelName "LT-23X475" HorizSync 31-58 VertRefresh 56-71 # Monitor preferred modeline (60.0 Hz vsync, 47.7 kHz hsync, ratio 15/9) ModeLine "1280x768" 80.12 1280 1344 1480 1680 768 769 772 795 -hsync -vsync # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output. # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630 # 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616 EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "device1" VendorName "nVidia Corporation" BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX - GeForce 8800" Driver "nvidia" Option "DPMS" Option "RenderAccel" "false" Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "screen1" Device "device1" Monitor "monitor1" DefaultColorDepth 24 Subsection "Display" Depth 8 Modes "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240" EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 15 Modes "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240" EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 16 Modes "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240" EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240" EndSubsection EndSection
  8. wow, that would be great... I'll try all this when I get home from work tonight...
  9. yes, I thought of that. but since I'm no expert on linux filesystems, I wasn't sure since I already have a 8GB /home on the IDE drive... how I use the unused SATA drive area for /home also. Or would it just be a "data" area? I chose the "let mandriva decide" partitioning during install. Since my IDE drive was around 80GB (minus "overhead") and win2k was using 61GB, mandriva used 7GB for / and 8GB for home and 2GB for swap (2 x 1GB RAM). the reason I was wanting more space for /home, I thought that if I want to experiment with running windows games (half life, etc) under wine/linux... I need to copy the entire DVDs to linux... I wasn't sure if I had to do that to /home... or just in any linux partition... So I can just leave the IDE as is... and format the unused SATA partition (around 40 or 50GB I think) as ext3 for linux...? Thanks
  10. thanks, aRTee. My 3D acceleration has worked since first install. That D2X game still just shows a blank window that refuses to be closed. I'll try the ctl-alt-esc. Since the game doesn't work, I'll probably just remove it anyway. The resolution resetting back to the wrong setting has not happened anymore. It has been fine the last few days. Also, the lock-screen button works correctly now, although I've only tried it once after it didn't work the first time. I like it so far. In fact, the new IDE drive I bought (80GB) to install win2k and mandriva 2008 on... now I wish I had initially given more to linux and less to windows... Win2k has 61GB and mandriva has the rest. All my data is on a separate SATA drive in the machine. I am probably going to resize the windows partition on the IDE drive from 61GB all the way down to 20GB or so. I am not using any file compression or any funny stuff on the windows partition so there should be no problem, right. All that is on the win2k partition is win2k and some programs. Nothing to worry about losing. Mandriva shows 61GB for windows, something like 7GB for /, and 8GB for home. Then there's 2GB or so for swap. My SATA drive under mandriva shows "DATA" and 118GB I think. This is all my previous win2k data - mp3s, docs, videos, etc. Then there is another partition on the SATA drive which mandriva shows as "new drive". It's a blank partition (ntfs) that doesn't have anything on it yet. I would like to experiment with wine and some win2k games. I believe you need to copy the entire game DVDs to linux first. I'll start another thread about that later. For now, where do I go to resize the windows partition... and how do I make / and home bigger? Thanks!
  11. oops, my bad. I searched in Software Management for task-gnome and found it. Installed the -minimal one.
  12. which ones of these do I select? dang, I can't copy & paste... gnome-desktop gnome-device-manager gnome-keyring-manager gnome-launch-box gnome-media gnome-panel gnome-session and lots of other gnome- stuff. The gnome-panel is described as core programs for gnome. I don't see anything called "minimal".
  13. doesn't play any DVD. When I insert a commercial DVD, KDE pops up a window... "what do you want to do?". I select LinDVD, and the lindvd screen comes up and the player controls, but nothing plays. I went into options and selected Region 1 for USA. I watch DVD movies on this same machine under win2k and with windvd, which is the same company that makes lindvd (intervideo). Something else needs to be done? not sure if I have libdvdcss, but lindvd does not need that does it? LinDVD was one of the reasons I installed mandriva powerpack. I'm not interested in any of the "free" video players for DVDs. I'm interested in lindvd only. My monitor on this machine is actually a 23" LCD TV, so it's not like I'm a guy who likes to watch DVDs on his computer... I'm watching DVDs on an actual TV. Thanks
  14. thanks, I'll try the minimal gnome install.
  15. If I remove packages through Software Management, is it supposed to also remove un-needed libraries that were needed for the package I am removing? Also, during Install, I think I clicked "KDE Desktop" for my choice. I also like gnome. I use gnome on my primary (debian) machine. Does gnome also get installed during install, or do you need to install it afterwards?
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