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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
  16. Hi Adriano. Thank you for that. How would I change the makefile if I am recompiling using the rpm --rebuild --target YOUR_ARCH kernel.VERSION.src.rpm command. Should I install the RPM 1st? Any info would be good. cheers
  17. Hi people I have just installed Mandriva 2005 LE. In previous versions of mandrake I have always recompiled the source RPM as described here :- http://mandrakeusers.org/index.php?showtopic=4596&hl=srpm. I normally did a recompile when a kernel update was released. I have just tried by getting the source rpm for the kernel that comes with Mandriva 2005 (kernel- When I goto install the athlon-kernel I get the messages that there are conflicts, I assume that is because I am trying to install a kernel with the same version number. Has anyone got any ideas? Cheers
  18. Hi, Mine also a ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe with Sata drive. I also have the same bios. Until it is fixed I would advise using grub Can anyone give any hints on installing lilo?
  19. Hi people. Can any one give me any pointers to installing the latest Lilo beta version from http://freshmeat.net/projects/lilo/ I don't want to use the packages from Mandrake cooker as they are not as new as the beta version on the above site. The reason I want the beta is due to the fact that every version of Lilo I have installed gives my a 'lilo timestamp mismatch' error . I am hoping that the latest beta version has fixed this. My 'work around' at present is to use Grub. (I have Win XP, Mandrake 10.1, Fedora 3, Yoper 2.1 (Yoper is the fastest OS BTW) all which work from Grub, but I want to try reiser 4 and grub doesn't support it yet. Lilo also looks prettier. Any help in installing the latest Lilo beta (or any ideas how to fix the lilo timestamp error) would be most welcomed. Cheers.
  20. Thanks for the responses, I notice in the makefile.unix there are lines that have CFLAGS = Do i put all the optimisations in one line? , ie:- CFLAGS = -pipe -march=athlon-xp -msse (..etc) or can i put them on seperate lines, ie :- CFLAGS += -msse CFLAGS += -pipe CFLAGS += (.....etc) or does it not matter? Cheers for any advice.
  21. Hi people. Up until now I have been using the xmame packages from the PLF. But I want the latest version now (0.92) instead of the one in the PLF (0.90). Also I wanted to learn a bit more regarding compiling in general. I have an athlon-XP 3000 and want to compile a version optimised for my CPU I looked through the makefile and noticed there is a commented line which refers to athlon-xp. Can anyone give me any ideas where to edit the CFlags options and what I should put (an examples would be helpful Or is it a good idea to just use the makefile as it is (i.e does it somehow auto optimise for an Athlon-XP)? Any advice will be greatful. Cheers [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  22. Thank you so much for your response. This has been one of the only problems I have never been able to find a work-around (except use grub) I now have the following OS's installed (using grub to boot) /Windows XP /Mandrake 10.1 /Fedora Core 3 /Yoper 2.1-4 /Pro mepis B03 I miss Lilo though, i've discovered you cannot use the rebootin command without it. I shall try to disable all other boot drives and to install lilo again. Will report findings...
  23. Hi people. Where can i set aumix to load it's settings at boot , kmix no longer loads with any volume and aumix lets you save the settings. The command i use is aumix -L /home/morgan/m.aumixrc I just want to know how i get it to load that setting at boot, which file do i edit? Cheers
  24. Hi people, I am about to recompile my kernel for Mandrake 10.1 from a SRPM, I have an Athlon XP 3000, should i use the athlon or i686 flag? Cheers Moved from Software to Terminal Shell Commands, Kernel and Programming - Artificial Intelligence
  25. Thank you so much devries, that did the trick. No idea why the usb modem drivers knocked it out in the 1st place. Cheers
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