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  1. Adding "(hd1) /dev/sda1" fixed the issue. Thanks, now i just need to figure out how to fix gconf.
  2. contents of /boot/grub/device.map (hd0) /dev/sda I am going to try adding the following: (hd1) /dev/sda1 And we'll see what that does for me.
  3. Thanks, that stopped any errors from coming up, but what does it do differently?
  4. Hi all, I have spent the past couple of hours trying to figure this out, and it just isn't working. When I load the Configuration Center and go to the Boot section then click "Set up boot system" or "Set up boot graphical theme of system", I get the error "This program has exited abnormally". Running "drakboot --splash" gets me the following: INTERNAL ERROR: hd1 has no mapping in device.map (when translating (hd1,0)) MDK::Common::Various::internal_error() called from /usr/lib/libDrakX/bootloader.pm:1569 bootloader::grub2dev_and_file() called from /usr/lib/libDrakX/bootloader.pm:1576 bootloader::grub2dev() called from /usr/lib/libDrakX/bootloader.pm:334 bootloader::read_grub_menu_lst() called from /usr/lib/libDrakX/bootloader.pm:220 bootloader::read_grub() called from /usr/lib/libDrakX/bootloader.pm:173 bootloader::read() called from /usr/sbin/drakboot:51 After searching Google for the past several hours, I have finally decided to throw in the towel and ask here. The other issue I am having at the moment is the following error when running almost anything from a terminal: GConf Error: Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See [url="http://www.gnome.org/projects/gconf/"]http://www.gnome.org/projects/gconf/[/url] for information. (Details - 1: Failed to get connection to session: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.) This does not seem to be having any adverse effects, however it repeats multiple times and is generically irritating. For reference I am running: MandrivaLinux Release 2009.0 (zarapha) Kernel Linux 2.6.27-desktop586-0.rc8.2mnb Any ideas as to how to fix these would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  5. I just want to thank everyone for their help. My issues have been resolved. It appears that upgrading my video card took care of the hanging issue, if I am wrong and it resurfaces, I will ask again. Thanks again all.
  6. @medo3891 The oxygen-icon-theme fixed the problem. Thank you. As for the hanging issue, I have a hypothesis that will be tested in a day or so. Looking around dealing with a few other issues that have popped up, I realized that I never installed the drivers for my video card. This will have to wait to be fixed, as I just ordered a new card and don't want to install drivers just to have to uninstall them and install the new ones (switching from an ATI card to an nVidia, hence the change). Is it possible that the lack of video drivers could be contributing to this issue?
  7. Thanks for the responses. @daniewicz As for my services, the list shows the following: acpid alsa anacron apmd atd atieventsd avahi-daemon boinc-client bpalogin crond dm haldaemon hcfpci hsf ip6tables iptables irqbalance keytable kheader mandi mdadm messagebus netconsole netfs network network-auth network-up nfs-common numlock partmon pcscd portmap preload resolvconf shorewall snmpd sound sshd syslog udev-post wine wlan I have to admit, I have no idea what most of those are/do. I am also not 100% certain if they are all running, as some of them (specifically the boinc-client for example) are for programs that I were not running while I type this. @YinYeti I am not totally familiar with what my machine has in it as I have only had it for a few days, however, looking into it I found this description of my motherboard. Asus K8N4-E Deluxe Motherboard - an AMD Athlon64 socket 754 nForce4 motherboard (from pcstats.com). As to the question of which release I am running, checking the System tab on the System Monitor, it tells me that I am running: Releae 2009.0 (zarapha) Kernel Linux 2.6.27-desktop586-0.rc8.2mnb GNOME 2.24.0 Thanks again for the help.
  8. Hi all, I am a relatively new Linux user, ran Ubuntu for a little while and recently decided to try out Mandriva. After fighting with the install, due more to hardware changes made just prior to install than to the actual installation, I have to say that most things are running smoothly. I have only 2 main problems I am looking for help with at the moment. 1) Every 10 - 15 minutes or so, the system will hang. Usually just for a couple of seconds, but on occasion it has been as long as a minute or two. It never crashes out, just hangs as though processing something (though no other indications of processing occur). Just wondering if there is anything I can do to fix this. 2) I run the Gnome desktop, even though I prefer many KDE apps for some of my common tasks. For instance I use Akregator as my RSS reader. Akregator runs well, but the notifier icon doesn't appear in my tray, and the buttons don't have icons on them in the program itself. The icon/button is there, I can click on them and they do what they are supposed to do, but they are "invisible". Any help with this would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for the help.
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