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  1. It's baaaaack, under Mageia as well. Just assume you need to start up from the boot CD in runlevel 3 as described above. Also helps to set speedboot=no and clocksource=jiffies in the kernel command line (set in grub config) The latter "fixes" seem to stop weirdness on many machines, should probably be default.
  2. I've been fighting a slow clock for ages, it comes and goes, just figured out the issue indirectly. A few nights ago I was imaging a machine at work (backups) and noticed I was getting frequent USB resets for no apparent reason... (using a 2010.2 ONE USB with partclone added, should be default) Long story short, I turned off the default screen saver, and all was fine. Tried the same fix with my main system at home that has given me headaches with mythtv not recording properly due to the clock being WAY off. Turning the default screen saver to "blank screen" the problem is automagically gone. Is there a bug in the default screensaver that causes frequent IRQ interrupts?
  3. https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=44342 I have seen this issue with Mandriva repeatedly for years, it comes and goes, and finally has come and stayed on my Gigabyte GA-MA785G-UD3H quad core Athlon based main system. One of the fixes from the 2009 errata fixed it, I added "clocksource=jiffies" to the boot args and all seems OK. The issue happens on shutdown as well... Just holding down the "enter" key tickles whatever the issue is and it continues... Note to self--- try a USB keyboard. (Temp test---You'll pry my IBM model "M" from my cold dead hands ;-) )
  4. Thanks ;-) Just an added note, you must install the latest versions of iscan and iscan-data OVER the std iscan that sane installs, there is a packaging bug. use --nodeps to override the conflicts.
  5. Update: Got the printer side working using the Epson Stylus NX115 Foomatic/gutenprint-ijs.5.2 driver (this is what Ubuntu installed/selected automagically, Ubuntus RAID handling is horribly borked BTW) Scanner worked after installing iscan-2.26 and the iscan-data-1.81 rpms off the avasys.jp site. running iscan it came right up. Scanner was still not found, manually configured it as an Epson RX420 and it worked, perhaps by chance. Works from gimp/xsane etc now as well.
  6. Needed a new printer, picked up an Epson NX127 as Linuxprinting.org shows it as fully supported... well... It apparently assumes a current version of cups, Gutenprint, iscan and foomatic. Installed/updated Cooker and printer/scanner both worked once the avasys.jp rpms were installed.(has other showstoppers) I installed/updated SUSE11.4 on a spare partition and installing the RPMs from avasys.jp (worked), Unfortunately Mythtv is horribly hosed on both setups (cooker kernel doesn't support v4l1 devices at the moment, SUSE recording playback simply doesnt, and I don't feel like fighting with it anymore) So... I'm back to trying to get 2010.2 working again, painless install (only need to add "vmalloc=256M" for the nvidia card) fresh, ran printer setup, plugged in printer, system installed iscan 1.02 and the epson printing task, printer is setup and produces nothing but solid black prints, and gives a "ps2raster" failure, which I assume is the slid black page cause. Install the Avasys rpms, selected the included ppd, restarted everything and nada, the print filter failed. These rpm are for LSB3.2, perhaps an issue? OK, so how do I gracefully update 2010.2 to ~current versions of cups, gutenprint, iscan and foomatic? (Hint--- Even the versions in cooker are pretty ancient)
  7. Currently reinstalling cooker from the Beta2 CD using jfs for / and /usr, running updates now, and the machine is mostly usable while running updates. RPM5 still seems an order of magnitude slower than 2010.2, disc writes are no longer completely blocking, but it still stalls the GUI when doing many small writes, so the fsync issue is NOT just an issue for ext3/4. It is still about 30X faster than when using the default ext4 /, the machine is at least usable when updates are running.
  8. The hideously slow disc performance due to RPM5 appears to be a known issue in cooker since January, the box is updated to current. Installing using reiserfs or jfs for / and /usr SHOULD eliminate the issue, assuming that's still possible. Haven't had time to verify as it took 2 days to install updates (with ~3mbps downloads speed) due to the issue. The "Win7 on a 386-running-in-qemu" was a euphemism to describe the machines performance when urpmi is doing updates. I generally don't run Windows at home, but Win7-RC ran great in Virtualbox on this machine. Just putting it on the mandrivausers forums for general info to help others. Thanks for the tip on avoiding running VM images off ext3/4, I use XFS on a raid0 for that, simply as my /video partition has room. I've been running Linux since 1994, and have been running Mandriva ~exclusively since v7-v8. This is not my first time at the rodeo.
  9. Just installed 2011 beta2 and brought it up to date, found everything I've tried so far, but it has a couple issues... urpmi --auto-update brings this 3.6 GHz quad core machine with 4G RAM and 7200RPM drives to it's fracking knees. I read some msg traffic from January about fsync on every file being the default and how that may/may not cause issues... But this is insanely slow, running win7 on a 386-in-qemu slow.... the machine is basically thrashing the HD and is unusable if urpmi is running updates. The machine flys running 2010-2. It runs pretty darn good and looks great running cooker as long as I'm not doing anything with RPM. (video slow--seems not to have working xv etc on the nvidia driver,(videos are slideshows) but I haven't investigated that.) Is there a fix in the works for RPM?
  10. Sorry, I need to visit more often It's the default mandriva generated xorg.conf file with Option "AGPMode" "1" added in the device section. Under 2010.1 it's no longer needed.
  11. Follow up: I later came across the trick--- add Option "AGPMode" "1" to the "device" section of xorg.conf, and turn 3d on by changing the line in "Module" to say Load "dri" The IX260s chipset or graphics board horks on anything but mode 1 AGP. xv works nice, plays DVD or streaming scaled HD in mythtv fine.
  12. Note I'm using the xorg radeon driver... NOT fglrx. (That was the entire point of the exersize)
  13. OK, the main issue seems to have been with audio, switching to the i810_audio (OSS) driver fixed playback with both mplayer and mythtv. (mplayer worked with -ao oss) Still getting DRI failure msgs as a user. After some updates, now only getting ~300fps in glxgears, but what _I_ use this box for (mythtv etc) works perfect.
  14. Ok, there is still some weird intermittent issue with it only working if you startx as root--- It worked fine as a user, was still working fine when I came in, left a video looping etc overnight, no issues... Until I rebooted, then I have to be root again. To fix the [drm:radeon_cp_indirect] *ERROR* sending pending buffer (xx) issue, add Option "EXANoDownloadFromScreen" line in appropraite setion of xorg. (did this AFTER reboot/fail cycle... still works in root owned X11) (Got this info fronm thread here: http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19630 ) That eliminated the readback issue, but did not kelp the (apparently intermittent :-( ) root-only issue.
  15. After fighting with fglrx for a few days (and almost pulling the trigger on a new NVidia board) the radeon driver now rocks. glxgears ~1500 FPs, no artifacts. Hulu works. (hulu==slide show using the fglrx driver) KDE4 effects//compositing not working, but IIRC it may with XAA, not with EXA. Upgraded to cooker in the process, but MAY work on 2010.0 (will try this weekend, now that the issues are nailed down) MythTV, DVD/video playback work flawlessly scaled up to HD res, low CPU useage. (Have not tried HD streams yet) Mplayer (current) has a (known/fixed upstream already) bug in it that causes it to hang unless run by root, current dragon player works very well. fglrx... ATI version won't compile/install, cooker version wouldn't build either. (The build bug is fixed in Debian already, it's a one liner) Changing the res and monitor in drakconf/XFdrake works, but MDV tools will not create totally working 2D/3D config out of the box. Will post up my xorg.conf in the AM, am (at work), used a xorg.conf from an arch linux thread (google HD4200 xv) As promised, the xorg.conf: (I don't think the dri mode section made a difference, the "only works as root" problem is in mplayer) # File generated by XFdrake (rev ) Section "Monitor" Identifier "monitor0" VendorName "Nokia" ModelName "Nokia 445Xi" HorizSync 30.0-102.0 VertRefresh 50.0-120.0 Option "PreferredMode" "1600x1200" # 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 "Screen" Identifier "screen1" Device "Card0" Monitor "monitor0" DefaultColorDepth 24 Subsection "Display" Depth 8 Modes "1600x1200" "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240" EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 15 Modes "1600x1200" "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240" EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 16 Modes "1600x1200" "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240" EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1600x1200" "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240" EndSubsection EndSection # File generated by XFdrake (rev ) Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "X.org Configured" InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer" InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard" Screen "screen1" EndSection Section "Files" ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/TTF" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1" EndSection Section "Module" Load "glx" Load "dri" Load "extmod" Load "dbe" Load "dri2" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard0" Driver "kbd" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse0" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "auto" Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Card0" VendorName "ATI Technologies Inc" BoardName "Mobility Radeon HD 4200" Driver "radeon" Option "AccelMethod" "EXA" Option "VideoOverlay" "on" # Option "DRI" "on" EndSection Section "DRI" Mode 0666 EndSection Currently on Biostar TA785GE 128M board.
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