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K Bergen

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  1. It's in Main but you have to change the upper left button in the package manager from Packages with GUI to All in order to see it. Ken
  2. Please read the wiki "Add and Remove Software" as coreutils-doc is available from Mandriva without searching pbone.net. It shouldn't hurt in this case but the package you found is for 2010.0/cooker and your running 2009.1. Installing cooker packages on a stable release is a great way to break things. Ken
  3. Incomplete or aborted updates can wreck havoc so try updating again. Log into a console as root and run urpmi --auto-update Ken
  4. Just put a # at the beginning of the line. #/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom auto umask=0,users,iocharset=utf8,noauto,ro,exec 0 0" Ken
  5. You want to remove or comment out the entire line and let hal deal with the drive. Ken
  6. Yep, this thread has people talking and some even thinking. We can't tolerate that so please do lock this thread! Ken
  7. To me it sounds like a bad/corroded contact in the RAM slot. Pulling out the RAM then reinserting it would clean the surface of the connector allowing contact but soon the corrosion would once again disconnect that contact. Ken
  8. It sounds like your boot loader was written to the linux partition IE /dev/sdaXThe easiest solution is to reinstall and make sure the boot loader is written to the MBR IE /dev/sda Ken
  9. I agree that auto-orphans is evil but when you run it the default option is "N/y" To me that's like saying "If you do this you'll break something or everything." Ken
  10. I use these two bash scripts #!/bin/bash rpm -qa --qf '%{NAME}\n' | sort > mypkgs.txt to list all installed packages before a reinstall and #!/bin/sh urpmi.update -a while read line; do urpmi --auto $line done < mypkgs.txt after a minimal install and setting up sources. I've used it several times to go back to 2008.1 after trying 2009.0 and 2009.1. Ken
  11. Grub should have a listing of "failsafe" thats the same as run level one. All else I agree with but lets keep it our little secret. ;) Ken
  12. As root?If so check your install media, it could be a bad download or burn. Ken BTW: drakx11 is just a link to XFdrake.
  13. A shot in the dark, your video card driver may not have installed properly. Try running XFdrake as root to configure the video card. Ken
  14. Actually I find nothing wrong with the Mandriva model on a single user machine as in that case you are probably also the system administrator. But and a big BUT it should not be enabled by default. The first time you click on the update icon you should be asked if you want a regular user to be able to install updates and be asked for the root password to enable that feature. Ken
  15. This madness started back in 2008.1 or perhaps earlier. It's not really that much of a security risk as it only uses update repositories setup by root and can only update already installed packages but yes it does go against everything I've learnt in my ten years of Linux use. :sad: Ken
  16. A shot in the dark but "Mandrake 10.0" is old and so probably is the hardware, it just might not be up to running two desktops. You could try killing IceWM init 3 as root, then startx KDE I know that's not your ultimate goal but it may show whether or not your install of KDE actually works. Ken
  17. As the error says you already have a GUI running on display 0, try using display 1. startx KDE -- :1 Use Ctrl+Alt+F7/F8 to switch between them. Ken
  18. Just go back to your first post in this thread and edit the subject line to include Solved. Ken
  19. 2009.0? If so it's su - Notice the space and "-" . Ken
  20. Kernel-source was missing from the i586 tree but was in the x86_64 tree. That changed today when the newest kernel was added. media/main/release/kernel-source-2.6.29-0.rc7.4.1mnb-1-1mnb2.i586.rpm Ken
  21. The safest way is to install to the new hard drive putting the boot loader on that drive and using the bios to choose the boot drive. Ken
  22. Hi Arsal.. and welcome to the forum. It's not the video card or processor as that's exactly what I'm running and have installed 2008.1, 2009.0 and 2009.1 on the machine. We could use more information though like what install media are you using, One live CD, DVD or two CD set? Also where does the install stop and are there any error messages? Ken
  23. I'm glad to help and happy it's fixed. :D Ken
  24. You can try this, it worked in 2008.1 In KDE Control Center go to Sound & Multimedia Sound System Then set (Auto-suspend if idle after) to one second Ken
  25. 2006 is no longer supported, I suggest you install a newer version. Then read the Mandriva wiki to understand how installing software in Mandriva works. Here is a link http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Docs/Basic_tas...moving_software Ken
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