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  1. more mouse bugs reported here... http://bugs.mandrakelinux.com/query.php?bug=870 http://bugs.mandrakelinux.com/query.php?bug=551 http://bugs.mandrakelinux.com/query.php?bug=546 looks like it's a ps/2 driver issue rather than being KVM switch specific.
  2. yes - separate power plug - no power via my PC's at all...
  3. it's been reported as a bug to mandrake: http://bugs.mandrakelinux.com/query.php?bug=628
  4. came across a possible solution. put psmouse.proto=bare into the "append" section of the linux kernel entry in lilo.conf that you boot into normally. apparently , you'll loose your mouse wheel and advanced features, but you'll have basic mouse functionality. your mileage may vary...
  5. my switch does indeed use an external power source. my mdk 10 box is dual-boot (win 98) - and the switch works just fine when i boot into winblows 98, so it's not a cabling/hardware fault. its all v.strange - it all worked just fine on the 2.4 kernel, 9.1 mandrake release. i did read somewhere that powering off the switch and powering it up again might be a solution - it would "force" mdk 10 to recognise the mouse. although that was just a suggestion, and i'm not sure if it's a solution.
  6. Over the weekend I upgraded my 9.1 box from 10.0 community and then to 10.0 official. However, this has resulted in my mouse not working (it's a bog standard PS/2) if i use my 4 way Belkin Omniview KVM switch. Luckily , I've got a spare mouse, and Mdk 10 works if i plug it in directly into the PS/2 port. Googling around I found a lot of references to the 2.6 kernel handling mice differently - my 9.1 , 2.4 kernel, install used the KVM switch without any problems. I suspect there is something up with the 2.6 kernel and kvm switches - installed 9.1 Suse on a third box (also plugged into the kvm switch) and the mouse just goes erratic if i switch from the Mandrake box back to the Suse one. Any hints , tips on how to get the mouse to work via a KVM switch on 10.0? Is it a genuine bug ? If so, where would be the best place to report it to Mandrake?
  7. yes - i read that reference to the MESA stuff on the ati site. trouble is , the MESA package has a ton of dependencies , and i really dont want to shaft my urpmi database. i find it incredible that there isn't a simple Mandrake rpm package for this. i did the stuff you mentioned, but the ati documentation is really woeful - i feel like i'm just going round and round in circles. i think i'll just go out and buy an Nvidia instead...
  8. yup - i did that fglrxconfig thing already. here's my XF86Config-4 file from /etc/X11: # DRI Section Section "dri" Mode 0666 EndSection Section "Module" # This loads the DBE extension module. Load "dbe" # Double buffer extension SubSection "extmod" Option "omit xfree86-dga" EndSubSection # This loads the Type1 and FreeType font modules Load "type1" Load "freetype" Load "glx" # libglx.a Load "dri" # libdri.a EndSection Section "Files" RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/" EndSection Section "ServerFlags" EndSection # Input devices Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard1" Driver "Keyboard" Option "XkbModel" "pc105" Option "XkbLayout" "gb" Option "XkbCompat" "" Option "XkbOptions" "" EndSection # Core Pointer's InputDevice section Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse1" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2" Option "Device" "/dev/mouse" Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7" EndSection # Monitor section Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor0" HorizSync 31.5 - 80.5 VertRefresh 60 - 75 Option "DPMS" EndSection # Graphics device section Section "Device" Identifier "Standard VGA" VendorName "Unknown" BoardName "Unknown" Driver "vga" EndSection # === ATI device section === Section "Device" Identifier "ATI Graphics Adapter" Driver "fglrx" Option "no_accel" "no" Option "no_dri" "no" Option "mtrr" "off" # ### FireGL DDX driver module specific settings ### # === Screen Management === Option "DesktopSetup" "0x00000000" Option "MonitorLayout" "AUTO, AUTO" Option "IgnoreEDID" "off" Option "HSync2" "unspecified" Option "VRefresh2" "unspecified" Option "ScreenOverlap" "0" # === TV-out Management === Option "NoTV" "yes" Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M" Option "TVHSizeAdj" "0" Option "TVVSizeAdj" "0" Option "TVHPosAdj" "0" Option "TVVPosAdj" "0" Option "TVHStartAdj" "0" Option "TVColorAdj" "0" Option "GammaCorrectionI" "0x00000000" Option "GammaCorrectionII" "0x00000000" # === OpenGL specific profiles/settings === Option "Capabilities" "0x00000000" # === Video Overlay for the Xv extension === Option "VideoOverlay" "on" # === OpenGL Overlay === # Note: When OpenGL Overlay is enabled, Video Overlay # will be disabled automatically Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off" # === Center Mode (Laptops only) === Option "CenterMode" "off" # === Pseudo Color Visuals (8-bit visuals) === Option "PseudoColorVisuals" "off" # === QBS Management === Option "Stereo" "off" Option "StereoSyncEnable" "1" # === FSAA Management === Option "FSAAEnable" "yes" Option "FSAAScale" "6" Option "FSAADisableGamma" "no" Option "FSAACustomizeMSPos" "no" Option "FSAAMSPosX0" "0.000000" Option "FSAAMSPosY0" "0.000000" Option "FSAAMSPosX1" "0.000000" Option "FSAAMSPosY1" "0.000000" Option "FSAAMSPosX2" "0.000000" Option "FSAAMSPosY2" "0.000000" Option "FSAAMSPosX3" "0.000000" Option "FSAAMSPosY3" "0.000000" Option "FSAAMSPosX4" "0.000000" Option "FSAAMSPosY4" "0.000000" Option "FSAAMSPosX5" "0.000000" Option "FSAAMSPosY5" "0.000000" # === Misc Options === Option "UseFastTLS" "0" Option "BlockSignalsOnLock" "on" Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "no" Option "ForceGenericCPU" "no" BusID "PCI:1:0:0" # vendor=1002, device=496e Screen 0 EndSection # Screen sections Section "Screen" Identifier "Screen0" Device "ATI Graphics Adapter" Monitor "Monitor0" DefaultDepth 24 Subsection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" ViewPort 0 0 # initial origin if mode is smaller than desktop EndSubsection EndSection # ServerLayout sections. Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Server Layout" Screen "Screen0" InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer" InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard" EndSection
  9. i've got an ATI Radeon 9000, and i downloaded the drivers from ati.com , but to no avail - i still cannot get direct rendering set to yes (and thus stuff, like Celestia runs very poorly.) And there doesnt appear to be an ATI rpm in the Mandrake urpmi repositories. glxgears fps is a miserly 150 to 200 fps. shouldn't this work "out of the box" on Mandrake? or am i missing something? any clues pointers on what to do next? kernel: 2.6.3-7mdkenterprise Mandrake release: 10.0 official glxinfo: name of display: :0.0 Loading required GL library /usr/lib/libGL.so.1 display: :0 screen: 0 direct rendering: No server glx vendor string: SGI server glx version string: 1.2 server glx extensions: GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context client glx vendor string: ATI client glx version string: 1.3 client glx extensions: GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_ATI_pixel_format_float, GLX_ATI_render_texture GLX extensions: GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect OpenGL version string: 1.3 Mesa 4.0.4
  10. i've upgraded from mandrake 10 community to 10 official using urpmi --auto-select. since doing that , i cannot record to ISO images to my cd-rw drive - k3b throws up the following error: Starting dao writing at x0 speed <--- my drive can write at 52x !! CDB: 5B 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 status: 0x2 (CHECK CONDITION) Sense Bytes: 70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 72 04 00 00 Sense Key: 0x5 Illegal Request, Segment 0 Sense Code: 0x72 Qual 0x04 (empty or partially written reserved track) Fru 0x0 Sense flags: Blk 0 (not valid) cmd finished after 0.000s timeout 480s cmd finished after 0.000s timeout 480s Fixating time: 0.003s /usr/bin/cdrecord: Cannot fixate disk. /usr/bin/cdrecord: fifo had 64 puts and 1 gets. /usr/bin/cdrecord: fifo was 0 times empty and 0 times full, min fill was 100%. some details on my setup: kernel: 2.6.3-7mdkenterprise /etc/fstab: /dev/hda1 / ext3 defaults 1 1 none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0 /dev/hda6 /home ext3 defaults 1 2 none /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/hdc,fs=auto,ro,--,umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850 0 0 none /mnt/cdrom2 supermount dev=/dev/hdd,fs=iso9660,ro,exec,--,codepage=850,iocharset=iso8859-15,nosuid,umask=0,nodev 0 0 none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=vfat,--,codepage=850,iocharset=iso8859-15,nosuid,umask=0,unhide,nodev 0 0 none /proc proc defaults 0 0 /dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
  11. icewm has a windows xp theme. but it's darn hard to configure if you come from the windows world (lots and lots of text based config'ing) You could try out XFCE - very very lightweight. but windozey in nature. xfce is a mandrake package (urpmi xfce) having said that - one does have to wonder why icons on the desktop arent a feature of IceWM - if they added that, it would go some way to helping the rest of us convert these types of low end machines.
  12. yeah - same thing here. noticed a lot people recommending HP and Canon stuff. Good to hear that you've got an all-in-one hp printer. What's the model and make of it? the system in question in my uncles (one more added to the Linux userbase!!!) - installed Mandrake 10 on it 2 weeks ago. At least i can try to persuade him to ditch the lexmark on ebay and get a hp all in one instead. doubtful if he'll go back to windoze - he's just "amazed" at the stability and that "it just doesnt crash".....
  13. there doesnt appear to be a driver for the lexmark 5150 in mandrake 10 community. Its a combo fax, scanner , printer with a connection via usb. Did a quick google around , and there's very little info on linux drivers for it. Mandrake 10 does support the 5000 and 5700 series , but i tried both drivers, and nothing much happened. Any ideas - or should i sell the printer and get something else?
  14. yup - checked out my library too. 1 very old Red Hat book, circa 2000. not much use.
  15. yup - done that already. his konqueror has tons of useful bookmarks. i was after a book.
  16. i thought of that - using win xp style themes and such like. But I thought - what the hell.. go for the deep plunge. Having said that , it's KDE 3.2 as the default, with the crystal icon set and i set up the kicker, set up icons on the desktop, wrote a few readme files blah blah. In fact, i DID ask him if he wanted it to be themed like windows and he said back - "why should i ? if i wanted that , i'd go back to XP - teach me something new that doesnt have this spyware,crashing and virus rubbish..." He was a very frustrated Windows users - really cheesed off with it by the time i did the conversion. Having it look like windows would have been an utter turn off. Believe me, he's had some severe virus and worm attacks, totally riddled by spyware and a horrible feeling of not being IN CONTROL of his system.... Rang me today - absolutely loving it at the moment. No complaints, but the usual questions (how to do this, how to do that - which is why i asked about a simple book about it). - one thing he's amazed about is the lack of crashing, the lack of pop-ups, the ability to run 50 apps at the same time without it affecting performance too much. Just an overall sense of "wow - I AM in control again.." Amazing - i'll get him bash scripting in few weeks, mark my words..... Thanks again TopDog for the link above...
  17. THANK YOU TOP DOG! That is EXACTLY what i am after !!! I honestly cant thank you enough - if i could get you a round of drinks , i would. Much obliged! Somebody should tell Mandrake to start selling it in Amazon - that's where I started to look for something like that and i couldnt find it. Thanks again Top Dog!!!
  18. Dreadful interface. why java , when bog standard css/html would do ?
  19. Yes , I know about those. But my uncle would like to just have a handy reference to hand that he can read whilst AWAY from the computer. The entire KDE desktop thing is completely new to him, so , taking a step back and reading something in a book could help. Maybe if there isn't one, I should write one myself! Would KDE.org have a problem with that???
  20. i converted by 45 year old uncle over to Mandrake 10 , KDE after years and years of Windoze.. I know there's a ton of info on the web, but I'm after a decent book on how to use KDE written for an absolute non-techie newbie. Mandrake have some decent manuals, but they are somewhat overwhelming for my uncle - too much information. I had a search on Amazon, and came up with nothing - no "big dummies guide" guide of book.... any ideas ?
  21. anyone else notice how KDE 3.2 completely locks up when Konqueror tries to auto-complete the url you are typing? turning off autocomplete does the trick. is this a kde bug , or just a side effect of the upgrading process? i've upgraded from mdk9.1 to mdk10 Official by the way.
  22. a-ha! i've not tried that one yet. makes a lot of sense. i did a fresh clean install on a box at home, and i didnt have the font issue - in fact the fonts looked positively gleaming compared to previous versions. i'll give that suggestion a go. thanks for the tip. if it works i'll post back (tommorow) so that others can know of this one.
  23. Curious problem this. I upgraded my Mandrake 9.2 install to Mdk 10 Official and I then noticed that my beautifully aliased fonts in Mandrake 9.2 were now poorly resolving. I did have Texstars kdegraphics 3.1.4 installed , and that caused conflicts - but i managed to remove that package and then install the official Mandrake kdegraphics. The one thing I have NOT done , is reboot the system completely - i just ALT-CTRL-DEL out of KDE and logged back in. (the box in question is at work, and i'm writing this from home) So, I suspect I need to reboot in order to restart the X Server, as the new XFree for Mandrake 10 was installed. So, is rebooting the solution to my crappy fonts, or is there a bug somewhere in KDE 3.2 itself? Just wondering if anyone has seen this problem. As far as I recall, Sans Serif and Arial were 2 of the fonts that resolved pretty poorly. Any pointers or similar experiences would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  24. I don't quite understand why you would want to do this - if you've booted into the Mdk 9.2 GUI, why don't you use Konqueror to access the Easy URPMI site? Then all you need do is cut-and-paste the uprmi commands into Konsole and your done.
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