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  1. Afraid I have to reboot and according to lsmod... the module is loaded... but X still fails. Here's the last fiew lines of the log when it fails: the error as it appears on console after typing "startx" What I do at this point is change "nvidia" back to "nv" which gets me running GUI again. I gotta be using the right settings... cause it works everytime I install it... but upon reboot something is failing.
  2. After a fresh reboot... startx fails... the xorg.conf file is the same. I am seeing "nvidia" show up with lsmod now... maybe something to do with glx as I see the following now in the log file ??? (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (NVIDIA XFree86 driver not found)
  3. Right now lsmod shows the nvidia module loaded... but when I reboot... it will be gone.. Let me show you my xorg.conf --- before and after (maybe it will give us a clue): Now... after a fresh NVIDIA install and while its working: # File generated by XFdrake. # ********************************************************************** # Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of # this file. # ********************************************************************** Section "Files" # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together) # By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of # the X server to render fonts. FontPath "unix/:-1" EndSection Section "ServerFlags" #DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort) AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work #DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching) EndSection Section "Module" Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension Load "v4l" # Video for Linux Load "extmod" Load "type1" Load "freetype" Load "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.so" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard1" Driver "keyboard" Option "XkbModel" "pc105" Option "XkbLayout" "en_US" Option "XkbOptions" "" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse1" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2" Option "Device" "/dev/mouse" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "monitor1" VendorName "Packard Bell" ModelName "Packard Bell 1511SL" HorizSync 30-62 VertRefresh 50-120 # Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)? # 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync # Dell D800 and few Inspiron (16/10) 1280x800 ModeLine "1280x800" 147.89 1280 1376 1512 1744 800 801 804 848 # Dell D800 and few Inspiron (16/10) 1680x1050 ModeLine "1680x1050" 214.51 1680 1800 1984 2288 1050 1051 1054 1103 # Dell D800 and few Inspiron (16/10) 1920x1200 ModeLine "1920x1200" 230 1920 1936 2096 2528 1200 1201 1204 1250 +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 Corp." BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce4 (generic)" Driver "nvidia" Option "DPMS" Option "IgnoreEDID" "1" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "screen1" Device "device1" Monitor "monitor1" DefaultColorDepth 16 Subsection "Display" Depth 8 Virtual 1024 768 EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 15 Virtual 1024 768 EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 16 Virtual 1024 768 EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 24 Virtual 1024 768 EndSubsection EndSection Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "layout1" InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard" InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer" Screen "screen1" EndSection
  4. I think Mandy would do better as a server than as a desktop. You wouldn't have to worry about things like winmodems or NVIDIA drivers not working on a server
  5. It just goes back to # edited both with su kate and also vi (insert) # /etc/modprobe.preload: kernel modules to load at boot time. # # This file should contain the names of kernel modules that are # to be loaded at boot time, one per line. Comments begin with # a `#', and everything on the line after them are ignored. # this file is for module-init-tools (kernel 2.5 and above) ONLY # for old kernel use /etc/modules nvidia mousedev psmouse pcspkr capability
  6. I have run out of tricks up my sleeve getting NVIDIA working here. I have installed these drivers hundreds of times... but this time... the driver dissappears upon reboot. (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module! I do all the usual stuff... log out of kde, install, load "glx", nv to nvidia, startx. Everything is fine until I reboot. I have even tried adding "nvidia" to modprobe.preload and also tried the multimedia kernel with its matching source (of course) We are running xorg-x11-6.7.0-4.2.101mdk and Official 10.1 (updated) and have a GeForce4 thanks.
  7. CLI-phobic windows users ? I remember someone like that Just tell them you can just download the RPM file instead of the EXE and just double click it to install --- the same way they would with windows ? No need to confuse them with CLI, URMPI, sources, etc.
  8. scoopy

    Media player

    mplayer ? mplayer-1.0-0.pre5.9plf mplayer-gui-1.0-0.pre5.9plf win32-codecs-1.6-3plf
  9. Will do just that. I have tried using Cinelerra before... even when it was still called Broadcast 2000 (I believe) and never could accomplish anything with it. Time to give it another try... thanx
  10. You have the printer marked as shared from XP? Could be why its not accepting the connection.
  11. Here ya' go... http://trific.ath.cx/resources/buttons/
  12. If some one could fix the images part of my Christmas theme... I would enter that. It doesn't look good at all tho without the special image files that needs to be with the xml files. (Its an Invision Theme ... available at the theme selector at the bottom left corner of this page) EDIT: all fixed now...
  13. That was a special "club only" CD for members of MandrakeClub. So you would either have to join this club, find someone willing to share a copy, or search the p2p networks.
  14. You mean Mandrake Control Center (MCC) or "Configure My Computer" selection of menu... right? Mine also have seemed to slow down quite a bit since version 10. Maybe, alternatively, you could use the command line instead. Such as mcc to start the control center, or XFdrake to configure you X settings, or mousedrake for the mouse. You did not mention your system specs. I am running 512 MB ram on a 1.2 Duron, which is prolly less than most users are running here.
  15. Manrake 10.1 official download. GeForce4 MX 4000 I have installed these drivers hundreds of times... but I am lost on this one. Installed the nvidia driver 6629 and end up with the nvidia splash screen stuck on the desktop and can't do nothing to work around it. So I instead... installed the nvidia driver 5336 and all seems fine. This is the one that has worked with previous two versions on my machine. The gui looks good and glxgears works and reports a framerate I expect. I reboot and the nvidia driver dissappears. I get these errors: (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module! (EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting *** (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia" (II) UnloadModule: "vgahw" (II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration. I have added nvidia to the modprobe.preload file and I tried the custom screen setting I have always used before and also tried a bunch of others, for which my monitor is not in the list. thanks,
  16. After a clean install of 10.1 official (the 3 CD version download edition) - I wasn't able to log into KDE as my regular user. If I wanted to run KDE, had to log in as root. I ran the updates and all was fixed. Running good now :D
  17. Anything is possible I think you would have to make yourself a CD with all the KDE 3.3 rpms and add that source during the install process. Maybe you could pretend its that CD4 that is always listed. I think this would work? BTW: you prolly already know... KDE on 10.1 official has its problems. But, for the benefit of others... At least install those KDE updates on the mirrors ASAP. Good Luck,
  18. Just some ideas here: sata driver problem ? or something else I noticed... they moved the hdlists on the servers, but if your installing from discs, I don't know how that would affect anything. from ../base/hdlist.cz to media_info/hdlist.cz cheesehazard, I had tried an upgrade first here too, but probally due to the change from 10's Xfree to 10.1's Xorg and my video card, I had to go with a clean install instead to get things running smoothly and error free. With the upgrade, mine seemily stuck on the black screen too (took a few minutes to clear), and took forever to boot or login. After the clean install... things are much quicker.
  19. Then you do as DragonMage mentioned above: Open up a terminal, and as root, do this: for Mandrake 10: urpmi.addmedia gimp2 ftp://mirrors.secsup.org/pub/linux/mandrakelinux/official/10.0/i586/Mandrake/RPMS2/ or for Mandrake 10.1: urpmi.addmedia gimp2 ftp://mirrors.secsup.org/pub/linux/mandrake/Mandrakelinux/official/10.1/i586/media/main/ After that is done... just type urpmi gimp2 in a terminal and it all should install for you.
  20. scoopy

    Resolution problems

    Looks like all you need to do is update your config files to reflect this new monitor... Section "Monitor" Identifier "monitor0" VendorName "Futura" ModelName "Futura K7034LD 0" HorizSync 31.5-48.5 VertRefresh 50-70 # 1280x1024@ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync ModeLine "1280x1024" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -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 Get as much info from your new monitor and use google to search for its hsync and vsync rates. You will need this to fill in the blanks in the "custom" monitor section when you run XFdrake (thats if the preset selections dont work). You can also try the GUI way by clicking on "configure your computer." DON'T forget to click test before you finish.
  21. scoopy

    Localhost problem serves its purpose. I use it to test / view websites I am working on my local server. Any chance you have some proxy configured with your internet connection or browser ? That would produce that "connection was refused" error your getting.
  22. The updates do indeed fix this problem.
  23. Don't know why it would stop after 2 GB, but it seems that is the size of this DVD ISO, so it just may not be a problem... this time. What about bittorrent ? That would seem safer... if you can run it past those ports it uses.
  24. You should find gimp2 on CD2 (of download edition) ( ftp://mirrors.secsup.org/pub/linux/mandra.../Mandrake/RPMS2 ) gimp2_0-2.0.0-2mdk.i586.rpm Like adamw said... you need to use "gimp2" or "gimp2_0" to install this version. So you need to be sure you have all 3 install CD's configured in your software manager. Or visit http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/ for help on configuring other sources. Once your sources are configured correctly... urpmi will take care of your dependencies.
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