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  1. Thank you all your replies. I ended up getting a Brother HL-2170W laser printer, works great. I bought this one because I knew walking to the store that Brother does support Linux and has drivers for most of their printers at their web site. So, Brother is a Linux friendly manufacturer, buy their printers ... Hannu
  2. Could somebody recommend a basic laser printer that would work with MDV2009 without complications right off the bat? I have an HP LaserJet P1005, didn't work, after hacking around, I got it sort of working with foo2zjs driver, but after a while it stopped working alltogether ... After all these years of Linux, wonder what it would take to get major hardware manufacturers to co-operate with the Linux community ... I have a JVC Video camera, its usability depends on its Cyberlink software packaged with it. I can get my videos actually to a Linux box, edited with Pitivi and a DVD produced with Tovid, but the quality and features are not the same you get under Windows. It's not that Windows or Microsoft has anything to do with it, JVC bought the software from Cyberlink who optimized their programs for their camera. Thank you, Hannu
  3. Updates do not get installed ..

    This is what it shows. This was installed from Powerpack DVD's then upgraded ... rpm -qa | grep mandriva-release mandriva-release-common-2009.0-0.10mdv2009.0 mandriva-release-Powerpack-2009.0-0.10mdv2009.0 mandriva-release-Powerpack-2009.0-0.11mdv2009.0
  4. My system prompts me for new updates, I open the installer, the updates get downloaded and half way the installation this comes up: 1 installation transactions failed There was a problem during the installation: mandriva-release < 2009.0-0.11mdv2009.0 conflicts with mandriva-release-common-2009.0-0.11mdv2009.0.i586 What do I need to do to correct this? All help appreciated, Hannu
  5. Using SSHFS and Fuse, permission fix

    Interesting that you point that out because I tried that first, didn't work in my installation. I even checked that I was in group fuse, still got the permission error. That's why I ended up with the chmod line in rc.local However, whatever works .. Thanks, Hannu
  6. If you want to use SSHFS (Secure Shell File System) in Mandriva, take this into consideration: install the two packages needed: urpmi sshfs urpmi fuse SSHFS is meant to be used so that you mount the remote file system as regular user, not root: sshfs remoteserver: localmountpoint You will get an error: you don't have permission to use /dev/fuse You can get around this: as root: chmod 666 /dev/fuse This will not stick, the /dev permissions get reset everytime the system boots Here is the more permanent fix: as root, edit /etc/rc.local, add this line at the end: chmod 666 /dev/fuse SHHFS works great. It is much better for mounting file systems in other Unix-like boxes than having to risk using NFS or pretending to be Windows and log into samba drives. Maybe the above issue could be handled in the fuse rpm in future releases. Thank you, Hannu [moved from Networking by spinynorman]
  7. Screen resolution on laptop

    I'll reply to my own question, but please see the discussion, Coverup had several good ideas. It turns out that the akward thing about the Nvidia driver installation is that it overrides the traditionsl /etc/X11/xorg.conf settings. The way I partitially got around the problem described in the original question was to: - login into x as root - run the NVIDIA Display Settings (as root) - you seem to have more choices here than in the same program as a regular user - I can set resolution here at 1680x1050 which is better than 1920x1200 and the settings will stick - whatever changes you make here as a regular user, will not stick, you can't write to conf file - however, those are the only usable widescreen settings, there is no 1440x900 like in Vista - This must have something to do with the way the Nvidia kernel is programmed - most likely not purpously setup the way it is - this is a really bad thing, many laptops these days have very powerful video cards, but the highest resolutions are unusable - hopefully this could be fixed in future updates .... Thank you, Hannu
  8. Screen resolution on laptop

    I am getting a little bit of an idea what this is all about. I installed MDV2009 to a couple of other computers which also had Nvidia cards. The operating system installation prompts the screen resolution "automatic" and it goes easily unnoticed if you have ran through the MDV installations many times in the past. If you don't accept the automatic, it hesitates for a while, then evetually offers manual options for the screen resolution. I chose one that I knew that the card and the monitor could do, but after the first reboot, the login prompt looked bad and X crashed after I had put username and passwd in. So, I haven't tried this kind of installation yet with my good T61p, but the Mandriva people should take a look at this issue. The automatic is not a good option, a computer - any computer - may be installed with a low resolution for some purpose. Thanks again, Hannu
  9. Screen resolution on laptop

    Thanks again, Coverup. Yes, that works and the benefit is that the graphics, fonts etc. quality is uncompromised. The downside is that even if you set the fonts in Firefox accordingly and not to take font sizes from html pages, many sites are authored so that they use their own font sizes no matter what. I can get around this using Ctrl + of course. Also, you have adjust the fonts in Openoffice and GUI text editors. The Nvidia kernel installation seems to somehow bypass the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. It does not look like the one that is actually being used when Nvidia kernel is running. The Mode lines don't have anything that resembles the resolution being used. There is a file /etc/X11/XvmCConfig which has just one line: libXvMCNVIDIA_dynamic.so.1 I have a feeling that that overrides xorg.conf but have investigate. Hannu
  10. Screen resolution on laptop

    Thank you very much for your decisive advise. Sorry I posted on two different forums, I am new here and realized after my first post that there was a specific laptop forum. When I said "unusable" I should have said " resolution is so high that fonts are too small to read". The 1920x900 resolution works and is actually brilliant. Too bad I don't have good enough eye sight to enjoy it. I will edit xorg.conf and I am now sure I can get it going. Thanks again, Hannu
  11. My new laptop is Lenovo T61p, 15.4 monitor, Nvidia Quadro FX 570M and I am trying to run MDV2009. Just about everything works, but I run to this same issue as with several generations of Mandriva in the past. I install Mdv on my laptop, and the installation chooses the highest supported, "native" resolution of the monitor. In my laptop, this is 1920x1200 which is unusable. The "native" resolution is the only widescreen format resolution it shows, the other choices are 5:3 resolutions. The steps down should be 1680x1050, then 1440x900 which I use when running Windows or Ubuntu. I tried to get the Nvidia settings not to force the native res, but it gets ignored. Is there a way to override this in /etc/X11/xorg.conf? My Ubuntu installation on this computer uses the same Nvidia driver, but it allows me to change res to 1440x900. Also, is it possible to toggle between an external monitor and the laptop screen using Fn-F7? Any ideas? Thank you, Hannu
  12. Screen resolution on laptop

    I have had this issue with several generations of Mandriva in the past. I install Mdv on my laptop, and the installation chooses the highest supported, "native" resolution of the monitor. In my Lenovo laptop, this is 1920x1200 which is unusable. The "native" resolution is the only widescreen format resolution it shows, the other choices are 4:3 resolutions. The steps down should be 1680x1050, then 1440x900 which I use when running Windows. I tried to get the Nvidia settings not to force the native res, but it gets ignored. My Ubuntu installation on this computer uses the same Nvidia driver, but it allows me to change res to 1440x900. Any ideas? Thank you, Hannu
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