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  1. I have now go it working (am now online in Mandriva 2006). Here is what i did - Did a clean reformat - installled Mandriva 2006 using the following command - linux noapic noacpi - I installed the system without the ADSL modem in. - I used force no APIC and i disabled ACPI in the boot loader - Installed the package using MCC - selected not to connect at boot (it does though anyway !!) - did not test the connection (i really think this is important, otherwise the modem doesn't properly turn off - the only way to turn it off is to load windows then shutdown.) - rebooted I was online with working mouse (the mouse was USB BTW - i should have mentioned that)
  2. Hi people. I have just installed Mandriva 2006 (power pack). After installing the eagle ADSL usb driver (the driver that comes on the DVD) and rebooting my mouse doesn't work. I cannot re set it up using the mandrake control center, it isn't detected. After uninstalling the driver the mouse comes back. Anyone know how to sort this? Here are my specs Athlon XP 3000 Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe motherboard (BIOS 1013) 512 MB Nforce 2
  3. Hi People. I have re-compiled my own kernel by downloading the Mandrake kernel source and using make xconfig make all make modules_install install How do I create an RPM of the kernel I am currently running. Also will the CFLAGS by the ones defined on .rpmrc or the ones in /usr/src/linux/Makefile ? Any advice would be great Thanks
  4. Thanks for the advice daniewicz. I had noticed that the binary downloaded from mozilla.org was faster than RPMS in mandrake, suse, etc. I shall have an attempt to install from source. Cheers
  5. Hi. Are there any good guides to installing firefox from source? I have recently learnt how to recompile the kernel and I figured as I use firefox every single day it was worth compiling. I have tried to follow the guide on the firefox website but it failed. Any pointers would be great. Cheers Moved from 'Software' to 'Terminal Shell Commands, Kernel and Programming' - Artificial Intelligence
  6. Also here http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/modules.php?o...=article&sid=56 when i 1st started reading it I assumed I would have been passed! Horray for a bit of common sense!! (at least Europe holds on to a bit of sanity - shame about the US) (microsoft obviously didn't give them enough backhanders!!) [edited by spinynorman to remove off-topic political comment]
  7. This was mainly from here- http://doc.mandrivalinux.com/MandrakeLinux...ml/ch13s02.html The same method works with Mandrake 2005 LE and Fedora 4
  8. Hi. Here is my easy guide to recompiling your kernel. ( I have recently found out how to do this!) install kernel source cd /usr/src/linux-version make oldconfig make xconfig -- select CPU - Athlon-xp, etc make clean make all --- wait about 25-30 mins make modules_install install **done**
  9. Hi people. After managing to crack recompiling the kernel (make all, make modules_install install) I am having major problems recompiling the xorg SRPM. I downloaded xorg-x11-6.8.2-7.1.102mdk.src.rpm (I also created a user and group call qatest as it has complained that the user didn't exist.) I used the following command.:- rpm --rebuild --target athlon xorg-x11-6.8.2-7.1.102mdk.src.rpm --> it seemed to compile (for quite some time) but then gave the an error, here are the last few lines:- --------------------------------------------------------- + cat + mkdir -p /home/morgan/RPM/tmp/xorg-x11-root/usr/include + pushd /home/morgan/RPM/tmp/xorg-x11-root/usr/include ~/RPM/tmp/xorg-x11-root/usr/include ~/RPM/BUILD/xorg-x11-6.8.2 + ln -sf ../X11R6/include/GL GL + popd ~/RPM/BUILD/xorg-x11-6.8.2 + mkdir -p /home/morgan/RPM/tmp/xorg-x11-root/var/lib/xdm + pushd /home/morgan/RPM/tmp/xorg-x11-root/etc/X11/xdm ~/RPM/tmp/xorg-x11-root/etc/X11/xdm ~/RPM/BUILD/xorg-x11-6.8.2 + rm -f authdir + ln -sf ../../../var/lib/xdm authdir + popd ~/RPM/BUILD/xorg-x11-6.8.2 + mkdir -p /home/morgan/RPM/tmp/xorg-x11-root/usr/lib/pkgconfig + mv /home/morgan/RPM/tmp/xorg-x11-root/usr/X11R6/lib/pkgconfig/xcomposite.pc /home/morgan/RPM/tmp/xorg-x11-root/usr/X11R6/lib/pkgconfig/xcursor.pc /home/morgan/RPM/tmp/xorg-x11-root/usr/X11R6/lib/pkgconfig/xdamage.pc /home/morgan/RPM/tmp/xorg-x11-root/usr/X11R6/lib/pkgconfig/xevie.pc /home/morgan/RPM/tmp/xorg-x11-root/usr/X11R6/lib/pkgconfig/xfixes.pc /home/morgan/RPM/tmp/xorg-x11-root/usr/X11R6/lib/pkgconfig/xft.pc /home/morgan/RPM/tmp/xorg-x11-root/usr/X11R6/lib/pkgconfig/xrender.pc /home/morgan/RPM/tmp/xorg-x11-root/usr/lib/pkgconfig + chmod 0644 /home/morgan/RPM/tmp/xorg-x11-root/usr/lib/pkgconfig/xcomposite.pc /home/morgan/RPM/tmp/xorg-x11-root/usr/lib/pkgconfig/xcursor.pc /home/morgan/RPM/tmp/xorg-x11-root/usr/lib/pkgconfig/xdamage.pc /home/morgan/RPM/tmp/xorg-x11-root/usr/lib/pkgconfig/xevie.pc /home/morgan/RPM/tmp/xorg-x11-root/usr/lib/pkgconfig/xfixes.pc /home/morgan/RPM/tmp/xorg-x11-root/usr/lib/pkgconfig/xft.pc /home/morgan/RPM/tmp/xorg-x11-root/usr/lib/pkgconfig/xrender.pc + mv /home/morgan/RPM/tmp/xorg-x11-root/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/icons/default /home/morgan/RPM/tmp/xorg-x11-root/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/icons/handhelds /home/morgan/RPM/tmp/xorg-x11-root/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/icons/redglass /home/morgan/RPM/tmp/xorg-x11-root/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/icons/whiteglass /home/morgan/RPM/tmp/xorg-x11-root/usr/share/icons + pushd linuxwacom-0.6.6 ~/RPM/BUILD/xorg-x11-6.8.2/linuxwacom-0.6.6 ~/RPM/BUILD/xorg-x11-6.8.2 + rm -f configure + aclocal + autoconf + autoheader + automake --add-missing automake: Makefile.am: installing `./INSTALL' automake: Makefile.am: installing `./COPYING' src/Makefile.am:34: invalid unused variable name: `libwacomcfg_la_LDFLAGS' src/Makefile.am:33: invalid unused variable name: `libwacomcfg_la_SOURCES' src/Makefile.am:35: invalid unused variable name: `libwacomcfg_la_LIBADD' error: Bad exit status from /home/morgan/RPM/tmp/rpm-tmp.11230 (%install) RPM build errors: Bad exit status from /home/morgan/RPM/tmp/rpm-tmp.11230 (%install) -------------------------------------------------------- Does anyone know what is going wrong? Cheers [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  10. Hi Lärs. Actually there are quite a few multisystem emulators for Linux, Mame, Mess, Raine, Zinc, etc. This is agood Linux emulation news site. http://linuxemu.retrofaction.com/
  11. Thank you all. With xmame it is always good to get the latest version. My question is what command do I use to install the .diff file? Cheers
  12. Hi People. I have installed xmame from source. The day after I noticed that the next version of xmame was released (0.96). I notice that there is a patch to upgrade xmame0.95 ----> 0.96. I have downloaded the .diff file, how do I install/use it? Will I have to recompile? Cheers [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  13. Thank you everybody for your responses. I have noticed a enhancement in the past after recompiling the kernel with the athlon-xp flag. One of the great things about Linux is you can do things like this if you want to. I tried rpm -Uvh kernel- and I still get messages from below file /lib/modules/2.6.11-6mdk/kernel/sound/synth/snd-util-mem.ko.gz from install of kernel- conflicts with file from package kernel- file /lib/modules/2.6.11-6mdk/kernel/sound/usb/snd-usb-audio.ko.gz frominstall of kernel- conflicts with file from package kernel- file /lib/modules/2.6.11-6mdk/kernel/sound/usb/snd-usb-lib.ko.gz from install of kernel- conflicts with file from package kernel- file /lib/modules/2.6.11-6mdk/kernel/sound/usb/usx2y/snd-usb-usx2y.ko.gz from install of kernel- conflicts with file from package kernel- (there are a lot of these messages) I guess I have two questions 1) Should I just wait for Mandrake to release an updated kernel - then recompile the source rpm instead of installing the .i586 one 2) Is it possible when using rpm --rebuild to specify the kernel name ? I know i can use the --force command but have been advised against it. Thank you everybody who has helped me over the years in Lnux (I have helped others too - see my post here - https://mandrivausers.org/index.php?showtopic=16970) Cheers
  14. I recompiled the kernel source RPM and ended up with kernel- I cannot install it, when i do rpm -ivh kernel- It comes back with confilct messages as the kernel version I am trying to install is the same number as the one presently installed. I get a lot of messages like:- file /lib/modules/2.6.11-6mdk/kernel/sound/usb/snd-usb-audio.ko.gz from install of kernel- conflicts with file from package kernel- file /lib/modules/2.6.11-6mdk/kernel/sound/usb/snd-usb-lib.ko.gz from install of kernel- conflicts with file from package kernel- file /lib/modules/2.6.11-6mdk/kernel/sound/usb/usx2y/snd-usb-usx2y.ko.gz from install of kernel- conflicts with file from package kernel- any ideas?
  15. Hi People. I am going to recompile a few source rpm packages for MandivaLE 2005 to use the enhancements for my Athlon-XP 3000 CPU and I need some advice / reassurance I am about to do this correctly - any advice is welcomed. I am going to start by recompiling the Kernel, other packages I am thinking of recompiling are:- - kde - xorg (are there any more which will benefit me for normal desktop use?) The method I am using is from http://cybercfo.gkmweb.com/mandrake_a_la_gentoo-9.2.pdf. I have done the following:- - Created 2 files 1) ~/.rpmrc - for a normal user - is that o.k for the kernel? - this has the following line in optflags: athlon -O3 -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe -march=athlon-xp (i used info from here - http://www.freehackers.org/gentoo/gccflags/flag_gcc3.html - Are these optflags O.K for the kernel - should I add more lines?) 2) ~/rpmmacro - this has the following lines in %_topdir /home/morgan/RPM %_tmppath /home/morgan/RPM/tmp (do i need any other info?) The command I am going to use is:- rpm --rebuild --target athlon kernel.src.rpm - is this correct? Also - one final thing The resulting recompiled kernel RPM will be the same version number as the kernel I have already installed Should i use the following command to install it? rpm -Uvh kernel-version-Xmdk.athlon.rpm –-replacepkgs --replacefiles Any advice would be great. Cheers
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