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  1. Running currently on 2010.2 I do wonder if any one knows if it is expected that upgrading from 2010.2 into 2011... is done by means of the update notification applet ?? Mandriva's website shows: You can also upgrade on-line. What that means is that the Mandriva update notification applet, Mandriva Online, will notify you that a new Mandriva Linux release (2011) is available, and ask if you wish to upgrade. If you agree, the upgrade will be carried out from within your running system, just like a regular system update. Has any one already seen the update coming up through the applet...?
  2. Problem solved with the help from Maurice of MC.NL It seemed that during my upgrade installation the package xdm not was installed and most likely gdm incorrectly installed. hence have installed xdm and removed -and reinstalled gdm package through MCC. All of the system functions normally now. Cheers, Fred
  3. in meanwhile I can start the system using safe mode // type'init 3' //enter user name //type 'startx' system than continues with a black screen with blue circle spinning around the mouse cursor and after a short while just starts my normal environment / and all is as it should be. Have also done following: in a console; typed 'su - gedit /etc/sysconfig/autologin' and put no into the one and only line in the file autologin // hence shows now as 'autologin=no' next I've opened MCC--> Software Management --> Install & Remove Software... put both dropdown mwnu's on 'All' en entered as search 'autologin' -- and removed the file. next I've entered in a terminal; 'rpmdb -v --rebuilddb' --> to rebuild the RPM database. Restarted the system // same result again - ie. remains stuck at the black screen with blue circle spinning around the mouse cursor" When rebooting using safe mode // type'init 3' //enter user name //type 'startx' system than continues with a black screen with blue circle spinning around the mouse cursor and after a short while just starts my normal environment / and all is as it should be. Any one any suggestions ?? Looks to me as if somewhere in a file the initiation to start the graphical environment is missing (startx ??) Question is what file in the start up cycle drives starting the graphical environment the way as thru safe mode is done with 'startx' ? Suggestions ??? RGDS Fred
  4. Mandriva 2010.1 running. Running Mandriva 2010.1 // Gnome desktop Everything worked fine until decided to set logging to automatic, through 'Systems, Administration', 'Login Screen' At first from Grub boot loader Mandriva loaded until the blue screen with the logging window, where my user name was shown. could just click enter and system continued loading Mandriva with my user environment (no password set/required). Everything worked fine until decided to set logging to automatic, through 'Systems, Administration', 'Login Screen' Now at the 'Login Screen' tool we've set the logging into automatic rebooting after 5 seconds. Now after reboot (day after), I do end up with the user login screen - showing 'automatic login' - then continues into the blue screen with a circle running around the mouse cursor, but nothing more happens // system stays in this screen. After rebooting - and when arriving at the user login screen, I do click 'esc' and than more login options appear, ie. my user name, automatic login and other. Whatever I try however / do keep returning in some sort of loop after the login screen -- the system remains in the blue screen with a circle running around the mouse. Looks like the system doesn;t know where to go / what to do after logon or so ? Please help --what to do to get ride of the change in the login screen made earlier I do want to go back to just hitting my user name and see the system continue to start up with my user environment. (with all my settings / environment as it used to be, before this change in the Login Screen) ----- What to do ? Please when advising anything with command strings and such // please give me a full description what to do, where and when with complete instructions and commands to type. I'm where it come to linux-commands really a novice and have no experience. Please when replying - place a copy of the reply in an email to my mail account so I can print it at work as my pc doesn't allow me anything now as per this issue. ---- fredkreyen@gmail.com ---- ================================== Hope to get reactions, Thanks in advance, RGDS Fred In meanwhile have tried through safe mode; in safe mode //typed 'init 3' -- next entered username and typed startx system started normal with my environment // all ok. But then -- have opened MCC --> boot // have set choice to autologin (for my username/Gnome) and rebooted -- however this time system remains hanging in a black screen with circle around mouse cursur running. ?? So thru safe mode / init 3 / startx --- all went fine, but following the setting at MCC it goes wrong again.... -------------------- Have checked 'etc/sysconfig/autologin' and that file shows aline 'autologin=yes' (nothing more. By the looks of it it seems that the issue is related to not starting the graphical environment after the login ?? So should there be some where some entry that tell the system to start the graphical environment. ? [moved from Installing Mandriva by spinynorman]
  5. Hi John, Basicly had something similar // although I'd nearly no color at all and screen was hardly to be seen. see my call on monitor colors lost after upgrade to 2010.1 solved the problem myself......... It seemed all about the OS not recognizing the video card. When checking through DrakX (hardware tab / Mandriva Ctrl Center) it seemed that the OS showed the video card most near mine (Radeon 9000AGP (not supported - ), but when performing a test it came back with 'no device found' Tried another video card / same result -- than have chosen once more the Radeon card of OS 1st choice ran a gain the test several times, untill the OS came back with color tested results and asked if these colors were ok. Accepted the choice and had to logout and back in again - and volia it worked again // all color is back. So wonder if same may solve your issue / hence at my end the card was recognized by the OS (nearest choice) but was apparently not found when performing the test..... Just by doing the test over and over, all of sudden card was recognized and color settings returned. You just want to give it a try. Cheers Fred (frm Holland)
  6. Ok folks, solved the problem myself......... It seemed all about the OS not recognizing the video card. When checking through DrakX (hardware tab / Mandriva Ctrl Center) it seemed that the OS showed the video card most near mine (Radeon 9000AGP (not supported - ), but when performing a test it came back with 'no device found' Tried another video card / same result -- than have chosen once more the Radeon card of OS 1st choice ran a gain the test several times, untill the OS came back with color tested results and asked if these colors were ok. Accepted the choice and had to logout and back in again - and volia it worked again // all color is back.
  7. have successfully upgraded 2010.0 to 2010.1, but after rebooting seems to have lost monitor colors the screen remains pale / hardly colors / looks like as watching through a thick vale . monitor settings though are ok -- recognizes monitor type / resolution is ok. have rebooted all available kernels, but with same result. have checked in Windows, but there colors are ok. have tried with command (mdkapplet -upgrade-helper --new_distro_version=2010.1) to get perhaps a new download, but after downloading some files, system says upgrade is ok / should reboot system -- but result is same // no colors, etc. Any one any idea what do do to restore color setting on the system // now it seems not to really recognize colors, only very vague. ?? ---- Noticed that when downloading the files for the upgrade, the upgrade helper at the very end seemed to have crashed, as a msg. "upgrade helper crashed / apologizing for inconvenience" appeared. So have the feeling not all files were actually downloaded / installed at the end. However when I retry to upgrade using the command line, some files are being downloaded and then the system says that the upgrade is successful and should reboot the system. Is there some way to 'mis lead' the system that no upgrade took place and than some how be able to do all of the upgrade install all over again ? Please advise, ps. when possible please advise to my mail account / so I can read at work as this screen is a no go this way..... email = fredkreyen@gmail.com THANKS Fred
  8. Guys would like to thank you all for the assistance and in particular to John who socially submitted a DVD (correctly burnes as DVD-R ) and that worked fine. The whole thing is set up now correctly again. Cheers, Fred
  9. He Guys just wanted to post a tank you to all and in particular to John, who helped extraordinary socially by sending me a DVD All function well again / got all things as ASN, pigeon etc. up again also. Cheers, Fred
  10. Thanks David Followed the instruction you've provided and all done now. Mandriva talks again with XP and also can use Thunderbird again in the virtual setup -ie. with both on XP and Mandriva updating each other. Cheers Fred
  11. Could well be -- have indeed twice used DVD+R and both times also performed the MD5sum check Ken mentioned earlier --with as outcome that ISO couldn't be read// seems thus indeed a difference between using -R versus +R.
  12. After finaly being able to 2010 on the pc -- from a live CD, hence now I lost all settings. After painfully restoring things like hostnames, network name, printers etc. now able to ping the machine by host name from another pc, also able to see the shared printers on the new install from the other pc. Have also installed Gnome Commander (2009 version as 2010 seems to be missing files) and can now see each others shared directories again. However - the machine has dual boot with XP and I used to be able to see the contents of the XP portion when using the file manager and went to 'MNT' where I than found the Windows XP 'directory' and by clicking on that file the rest of the XP drive became visible in the file manager. -- where I could use the XP-portion to ao. store files from out Mandriva. Now I only see in MNT a directory named 'Install' created by the live cd. -- so can't find how t get back access to the XP portion of my disk. note; as we're using Thunderbird in a dual boot sharing environment where Thunderbird on Mandriva uses the Thunderbird on XP -- this is enoying as now I've lost the contents / setup of the accounts and all mailfolders, when being on Linux. Any idea how to get the Windows XP portion again visible in MNT ??
  13. Ok have done so / used md5sum check-- result hereunder. Looks like ISO file downloaded is not good ? file came from ftp://ftp.surfnet.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr [francien@bell1 Downloads]$ md5sum -c *.md5 md5sum: mandriva-linux-free-2010.0-i586.iso: No such file or directory mandriva-linux-free-2010.0-i586.iso: FAILED open or read md5sum: WARNING: 1 of 1 listed file could not be read [francien@bell1 Downloads]$ Any sugestion of a better and fast side ? Cheers, Fred
  14. Thanks Ken, Have to go to Dubai for work tomorrow, but when back will give it a try, Cheers Fred
  15. Sorry Ken for late reply / seems to be working more these days than other things. Maybe silly, but just how would do the md5sum check of the ISO ? Basically what I've done is just clicked the file to download and when done the download tool mentioned download to be ok ? Thanks Fred
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