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  • Your CPU
    ML350 2x Xeon2.4, ML370 2xXeon2.8
  • Your Graphics Card
    Built in ATI Rage 11D
  • Your RAM
    4GB, 4GB
  • Your Hard Drive
    4.5TB (Scsi Raid 5 + Sata raid 5), 2.5TB ( Scsi raid + Fibre)
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    Audigy 2 ZS, Audigy
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    Mandriva 2008, PCLinuxOS 2007
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    20" TFT
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    BlackBox KVM
  1. hi, Running 2009:1 due to various Raid cards and matrox parhelia pci-x 256 multi monitor support. all been working fine for a long time, but when deleting virtualbox OSE for virtualbox full ( due to lack of USB support, my graphics driver reverted to basic only. I still have multi monitor support but the 3d accelaration / rendering has completely gone.This causes very slow file manipulation/ browsing and the only solution I can think off is a full reload. As I have multiple partitions and raid stacks i was wondering if any of you guys has another solution? Not sure which matrox driver I had running was either (mtxdriver-installer-x86_32-1.4.6, or mtxdriver-installer-x86_32-cvs-20090511) but have tried re-installing both - to no avail. must have lost all 3D/GLX reference's/ files
  2. Buzz27

    Kicker Bug

    Having checked the rtvscand service ( Symantec) was disabled on startup, I rebooted my server and all seems okay. The speed has dramatically increased and close to normal. I'm not a great fan of Symantec even when I was using windows it slowed down PC's dramatically. With installing Vmware and a windows server VM I experimented with installing an antivirus and symantec was the only one I could see available. It never worked, and as can be seen above caused my Desktop/ Kicker problem when it finally activated itself - due to not being able to remove it automatically. I haven't had to remove a package that isn't listed in MLCC software management before. I have found the two scripts in /etc/rc3.d ( S52rvtscand & S53symcfgd ) and also the folder this points to /etc/symantec. Is it just a case of deleting these or do I have to search for all the dependencies ( if there are any )?
  3. Buzz27

    Kicker Bug

    Created a new user and Kicker seems to be working okay, although all things are running a bit slowly compared to normal. Logging back into my original account I have found a few minimized windows hiding down in the bottom RH corner just off the screen, which amongst things showed crash data. One window had Symantec listed in the title which I have now closed(killed) and this seems to have fixed Kicker on all desktops. I recall trying to install this way back but it never seemed to work. Maybe one of my system updates has cured a defeciancy in one of the required modules and this has now made Symantec Anti virus start - crippling my system and causing the desktop problem? Although my Desktop/ Kicker problem may have gone there does however seem to be a lag on all activities - same as with the newly created test user. Not sure what is causing this? Even posting this reply has taken alot longer to input due to slow browser/ text entry! Previously in the dreaded MSWindows I would have bet on this being a corrupt/ flty graphics driver, but I am not aware of driver issues in Linux as I have only moved all my servers over to Linux ( fully) approx 1 yr ago. Any help with this would be appreciated? I am slowly replacing all my previous MS Windows software with superior Linux applications, and am learning all the way. I wouldn't say it has been easy sticking with Linux , but it has been a challenge at some times.
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    Kicker Bug

    All of a sudden I have developed a " bug" associated with Kicker. On startup Kicker appears but once you change to another panel it disappears completely, this happens with or without hiding activated. The only way to bring kicker back on the screen is by using alt+F2 and calling it up from the command line - this prompts Kicker is already running, but makes it reappear on the screen. I have also tried alt+f2 Kcontrol and altering the desktop settings back and forth, but this only does the same by diplaying kicker until a panel change is called. I have also noticed a slowness to my whole GUI, but changing the Graphic settings doesn't seem to achieve much either. At present I am having to run the KDesktop menu bar with Kasbar to give me access to all panels etc. On shutdown a KIcker Crash warning becomes visible. I am running Mandriva 2008 kernel-server-​. Any Ideas how I can return Kicker to full functionality?? Thanks...
  5. I have used this in the past, and am currently looking for the build up of junk/ left behind files. So far I have found 1.4gb of files left when a program ran out of space and crashed leaving the files in a hidden directory. Is there any way to search for all temporary files including ones left after a make/ compile which are no longer req'd? or a global junk cleaning utility? similar to System mechanic, CCleaner ,Your uninstaller etc I have already looked in the /tmp directories and removed any I don't need there.
  6. I have just recovered my system after running out of space on my root partition. This resulted in a .DCOPserver KDE - connection list failure, after I tried to reboot the box with ctl+alt+backspace. Once I got the shell/ terminal I logged in as root and ran startx. Even though this enabled me to recover some space on the root partition, I still couldn't get KDE to login after rebooting. From a little research and error analysis I ran the following to change ICE-unix permissions and move the offending items giving the .DCOPserver error prompt chmod 777 .ICE-unix cd /home/user/.kde ls -la mv socket-localhost socket-localhostbak mv tmp-localhost tmp-localhostbak reboot Having moved/ renamed my /user/.kde/ sockets and rebooting I found selecting KDE as the session gave me a new error .ICEauthority access failure I ran cd /home/user ls -la chmod 777 .ICEauthority I have now got my KDE GUI running again but still have very little space left on my root partition which is currently df Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda6 7.7G 7.2G 187M 98% / /dev/sda8 111G 87G 24G 79% /home /dev/sdc2 459G 429G 5.8G 99% /mnt/Lacie_TB1 /dev/sdc5 459G 430G 6.0G 99% /mnt/Lacie_TB2 /dev/sdb1 689G 649G 5.0G 100% /mnt/SR1 /dev/sdb2 687G 651G 2.1G 100% /mnt/SR2 This may be due to having multiple kernels installed which I have accumulated when updating. I like to keep one as a backup, but am keen to remove the others ( to gain some space on root). uname -a Linux NS03 #1 SMP Mon May 5 21:13:00 EDT 2008 i686 Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.40GHz GNU/Linux rpm -qa | grep kernel kernel-desktop-devel- kernel-desktop-latest- kernel-server-devel- kernel-desktop-devel-latest- kernel-server-devel-latest- kernel-server- kernel-server-latest- kernel-desktop- kernel-server-devel- kernel-server- Any suggestions/ recommendations on how to gain back some space on this partition would be welcome! as I feel nearly 8G should be plenty for the operating sytem to manage on. ;)
  7. I have managed to install K9copy after updating my sources with Smart-Urpmi urpmi.addmedia --update plf-free_release ftp://plf.lastdot.org/plf/2008.1/free/release/binary/i586/ with media_info/hdlist.cz urpmi.addmedia --update plf-nonfree_release ftp://plf.lastdot.org/plf/2008.1/non-free/release/binary/i586/ with media_info/hdlist.cz All now seems to be okay. I will look into updating to 2.6.24, depending on benefits. What benefits/ fixes are you aware of?
  8. Hi, I am trying to add various applications ie. K9copy ,dvdshrink etc but having tried Easy-Urpmi previously I have resorted to adding them manually but still keep hitting problems. Every time I attempt to run Easy-Urpmi to add plf-free and non free to my sources, all i get is : bad <url> (for local directory, the path must be absolute) Even running the command in a root shell urpmi.addmedia --distrib --mirrorlist 'http://plf.zarb.org/mirrors/2008.1.i586.list' I get an error Unknown option: mirrorlist Any ideas. I am running kernel [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  9. Hi, Noticed the Easyurpmi link on this thread and was looking for some help. I have tried using easyurpmi to add plf-free and non free to my sources, but all i get is : bad <url> (for local directory, the path must be absolute) Any ideas. I am running kernel
  10. Have tried the folder drop, but no joy. SMplayer seems to struggle with the menus and picture is jerky ( as my G3 only has an 8M graphics card), but linDVD plays smoothly. I guess until I find a solution I'll have to keep adding the files manually or making an iso from the folders.
  11. Hi, I am trying to mount a Directory as a DVD rom (for use in linDVD) to save adding all the files manually in the playlist. Is there an easy way to do this? or will I have to make an iso from the directory inc VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS and mount this as a virtual drive with the code: mount -t iso9660 -o loop filename.iso /media/iso
  12. etc/sysconfig/network: NETWORKING=yes HOSTNAME=NS03 /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0: DEVICE=eth0 BOOTPROTO=static IPADDR= NETMASK= GATEWAY= ONBOOT=yes METRIC=10 MII_NOT_SUPPORTED=no USERCTL=no DNS1= RESOLV_MODS=yes LINK_DETECTION_DELAY=6 IPV6INIT=no IPV6TO4INIT=no /etc/config/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth3: DEVICE=eth3 BOOTPROTO=static IPADDR= NETMASK= GATEWAY= ONBOOT=yes METRIC=5 MII_NOT_SUPPORTED=no USERCTL=no DNS1= RESOLV_MODS=yes IPV6INIT=no IPV6TO4INIT=no Route -n # route -n Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface U 5 0 0 eth3 U 10 0 0 eth0 U 5 0 0 eth3 U 10 0 0 eth0 U 0 0 0 lo UG 10 0 0 eth0 I have noticed I now am able to browse both networks If I don't go into Network center and start eth3 , although it takes a while to first access the internet. As can be seen route -n shows only one gateway on boot, but this changes if I go into Network Center and start eth3! (Network Center shows eth3 as disconnected whenever my server is started but functions okay). The hub at the back is because my Gigabit switch only has 8 port's, and as I previously had my server dual nic's bonded this took up 6 leaving only 2 free. I have multiple other PC's which are used when needed aswell as the ones I fix for others ( which I like to connect and update as required). I have the hub linked to the switch with a crossover, and currently run my windows 2000 server as a proxy server for the Lan.( this will be run virtually when I find a suitable Linux OS which will fill all my requirements). Mandriva is coming along well, ( has a few faults that need tweaking manually, but otherwise is okay so far). I guess my wish list would be : bonding of my HP dual port nic's, proper DVD support/playback ( like Intervideo WinDVD) faultless NTFS support ( although ntfs-3g is working okay, but a bit messy to get full control on new drives/ particularly USB etc).
  13. I may have a go setting up my network slightly different , similar to your suggestions, as what ever I do to the gateway address on my ethx changes back on a reboot ( mainly due to the NIC not starting unless its own ip range is used in the gateway). Blanks/ other ranges dont seem to be excepted to start the interface. I have to run : # route del default gw after each restart of the internal eth3 My current setup is: PC ( Lan) ....> Hub ( 100M) ....> Switch ( GB) ....> Server1 .....> router ...> Internet ...................................................................<...........> Server2 ....> ....................................................................<..........> Server3 ....> All my servers are connected to both the Extl router and Gigabit switch, allowing me to sent data between each server at the fastest possible rate without affecting the Wan/ Internet xcon. I may put the switch upfront( as in your setup), and send data that way ( between each other as traffic on my ADSL2+ should only be low compared to my switch capacity, especially if I can get bonding to work with Mandriva on the dual GB nics ). Do you have any Idea how to achieve this, would I need a different kernel , or isn't it supported yet? I was looking at making one a pure file server anyway. Would you recommend NFS or SMB for this? I've not had much success with any between Linux box's, but Linux to Windows works every time. I did look at the link posted : http://forum.mandriva.com/viewtopic.php?t=79053 but this seems only to deal with DNS settings, which I have no problems setting already. Looks like I'll have to stick with resetting the gateway every reboot, until a possible fix.
  14. Well looks like I spoke to soon!! When I rebooted this morning , I had the faulty routing back. As I don't seem to be able to leave the gateway blank on eth3 ( Lan), and setting it to the router gateway - disables it from starting eth3, I'm faced with having to start eth3 with my old Lan proxy gateway and then run the 'route del' command every time I boot. Is there any way I can correct this permanently?
  15. Ian, Yet again you have come up trumps. I restarted eth3 with my internal gateway set at ( so it would start) also put in my ISP's dns in both eth0 and eth3 then deleted the internal gateway with the : # route del default gw Both now work okay. Not sure why it kept putting a gateway in on Network Center. it just doesn't like blanks. It goes to show running commands from the terminal is much more reliable.( just like the old Dos days). I had a similar problem with a Debian based distro which just wouldn't work with their network interface setup, every reboot I would have to reset the settings in the terminal window 'Ifconfig' etc ( which is just one reason why I switched distro). Thanks for your help ( Its all good experience, and I can only learn as I go) picking up the little quirks of each distro on the way. So far I am happy with Mandriva, I like the way it presents its control centers ( although they do seem to have some problems ,as this shows). :D :D How would you have setup my network?
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