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  1. No, that doesn't work reliably. So far 1 boot out of 4 has come up wrong. Any other suggestions?
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    Another possibility is that you are typing your password in the wrong language! Don't laugh, it happened to me some time ago. I have both English and Hebrew language support, and had been wordprocessing in Hebrew prior to a crash of X. For some reason, the I was stuck in "hebrew mode" , and it wouldn't accept my password. If I remember correctly, switching to a text console, I couldn't even enter my user name; but at least I could see that the charactrers being echoed were not the ones I was typing! I can't remember how I resolved this. I suspect that I decided it was time to upgrade (from about 9.1 to 9.2).
  3. I had all sorts of similar problems when I upgraded. I ended up concluding that the problem is with incompatibilities with the 2.6.x kernel and my mobo. That, and incompatibilities with acpi. So I ended up starting over and installing kernel 2.4.25-2 (on the installation cd , but you need to enter "alt1" to get it. Provided that I left acpi alone everything works fine - except for power off after shutdown. However, the catch is, if you have a NVidia card, you will need to install the kernel source, before running the NVidia installer. And guess what ... the source isn't on the 3 CD download set. However, it can be found on the mirrors - its about a 42 Mbyte download.
  4. I bought my machine from Time in the UK with Mandrake 8.0 pre-installed. The processor (Athlon XP2000+ has always run very hot. I set the bios to alarm at 65 deg c , and at this time of year (30 deg or so in London) it runs close to that, even when idling. When running windows 98 se, it is even worse. If I leave it at the login screen for more than 15 minutes, the alarm goes off. However, once running I use a utility called coolerXP which brings the temperature down to a stable 58 deg c or so. I recently came across Athcool. which installed under mdk 10.0 with no problems. It comes with all sorts of health warnings about messd up sound, instability etc. However it runs for me with no problem and its effect is dramatic. Over 10 minutes of web browsing etc, it brought the processor temperature down from 62 deg to 46.5 deg. This is only 2.5 deg warmer than indicated by the sensor on the motherboard! Don't expect it to have any effect under heavy processor load - under UT2003 theprocessor still gets hot - but no more so than it used to when idling. All I have to work out now, is how to run it automatically on boot. I tried adding it to my /etc/rc.local file but it didn't seem to have any effect there
  5. Thanks, I've modified the modules file and had one successful reboot. Only time will tell if this is 100% reliable but so far so good.
  6. Hi, I have 2 ethernet connections, an Realtek 8139, and an SMC USB to Ethernet dongle. The first is my connection to the outside world, the second is connected to my home network. On boot I want the 8139 to be eth0 so I have the following in my modules.conf file alias eth0 8139too alias eth1 Pegasus/Pegasus II USB Ethernet v0.4.32 (2003/06/06) I have the following files in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts ifcfg-eth0 DEVICE=eth0 BOOTPROTO=dhcp ONBOOT=yes MII_NOT_SUPPORTED=yes WIRELESS_ENC_KEY ifcfg-eth1 DEVICE=eth1 BOOTPROTO=static IPADDR= NETMASK= NETWORK= BROADCAST= ONBOOT=yes The problem is that on boot it randomly decides that the SMC USB device is eth0, and the 8139 is eth1. This is annoying in the extreme requiring multiple boots before the system comes up as I want it. How do I force the behaviour I want? I am using 10.0 official, but with the 2.4.25-2 kernel because of problems with the 2.6 kernel which I posted here some time ago.
  7. My main computer is a XP2000+ using an MSi mobo and NVidia Geforce graphics. Sold by Time originally with mdk 8.2 I have kept it up to date. This has invariably involved complete reinstall rather than upgrade because of bugs. I have had all sorts of problems with 10.0 official, many of which are now sorted, so I thought I'd share my experiences. PS-2 mouse did not work during installation or after. This was NOT a XF86Config-4 problem, and it could be induced to work by unplugging and replugging it after a reboot. The machine did not shut down, so I installed and enabled acpi. Big mistake. It shuts down OK, and it enabled me to use gkrellm to monitor temperatures and fan speeds but on reboot harddrake fails to recognise various bits of hardware from USB ethernet connector to giving flaky access to CDRW. Sound driver gets screwed up too. Worse, if I installed the NVIDIA proprietry drivers first, on enabling acpi, following reboot X failed to load, complaining against the Nvidia module. However, nv did not work either. I followed advice and got all the updates before trying a second time, same problems - but even worse! I have discovered the hard way that the mouse issue is a KERNEL problem. Repeating the install with the alt1 option installs to Kernel 2.4-25 and that solves the problem during install and thereafter . It had to be a re-install; using the lilo menu to load the 2.4 kernel when install had been with 2.6 resulted in non-working sound. So now I have installed Kernel 2.4-25 and disabled acpi. This gives a useable system, but I have to do my own power down and I cannot monitor temperatures - a pity because this machine tends to run very hot. It seems pure and simple that the 2.6 Kernel shipped with Mandrake, and acpi are incompatible with my hardware. (or perhaps the problems are with my BIOS) From what I can see, many of you are struggling with similar problems to me, I would be interested if my solution helps you. Jeremy
  8. Never mind - you have probably fixed my problem too! I've also had to go back with kernel - due to initialisation problems with my mouse under 2.6, and that also kills my via8233 (which worked fine with every distro from 8.2). So now I know what to try. Thanks
  9. Welcome to the club!! Look at my posting on this same issue - different mouse - same problem. You will see that it doesn't appear to be anything to do with the XF86Config-4 file. I have the same problem and so far no-one has found anything wrong with the config files. Did you clean install 10.0 ? Mine was an update from 9.2 That leaves me an option on my lilo menu to boot "old_linux" which uses the older kernel 2.4.x from 9.2 (and 9.2 splash-screen during boot, and I know what else from 9.2). Under that option, my mouse works fine. This leads me to suspect that there is some problem with kernel 2.6 in initialising some mice. There is a choice of using a 2.4.x kernel under mandrake 10.0. Have a look to see if you have more than the one kernel installed. If so try modifying lilo/grub to give you the option of booting with the other kernel and see if it cures the problem.
  10. As I said at the start of this thread, " I recently upgraded from 9.2 to 10.0.." I don't understand your "not good" comment .. please expand. The upgrade to 10.0 was using the "official" download isos that became available on 28th May. The update i did on 9th June was from one of the mirror sites for "official" as directed from urpmi.org. I'd have thought it a bad idea to update indiscriminately from "cooker" as many of those packages could be bugged. The question about kernel 2.4.x is really because more often than not when downloading rpms, there are different versions for different mandrake versions, and often comments saying "only compatible with kernel x.y or later ". How do I find out if any of the packages I have installed needs 2.6? I use firewire for video capture. Am I correct to believe that at 2.4 its support was only "experimental"? For some reason, my soundcard doesn't work when I boot under the "old_linux" option. It always worked under 9.2 before I installed 10.0, and it works fine under 2.6. Could this be something to do with the apparent reorganisation of modules.conf and associated files. Bottom line - I really don't want to go backwards, so can someone please shed some light on how to get the damn thing to work from boot under 10.0 and kernel 2.6.x? or am I the only one that is affected. Has anyone got any code that I could run at boot to poll the ps2 interface, to investigate what's going on, and perhaps do in software the equivalent reset that happens when I unplug it and plug it back in?
  11. I'm developing a Fortran program (don't ask why it has to be be Fortran), and it works fine, compiling with g77 and debugging with gdb. I tried using KDevelop. It makes the example "hello world" Fortran program fine. However, when I tried it out on my code, I manage to configure and make everything ok, but as soon as I try to compile, KDevelop crashes and closes its windows down. So as a less ambitious option I tried Kdbg which just refuses to load the executable. It gave an untillegible error message. Tonight I got all the latest updates and tried it again. Now it just freezes and has to be killed. I tried downloading Force2.0 which is a windows program - an IDE based on g77, gdB, a redhat gui based symbolic debugger. That works perfectly. I don't want to be forced to use linux tools under windows. So can anyone tell me what stable Fortran IDEs orgui based debuggers there are that I could try under Mandrake 10.0? [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  12. One 345 Mbyte download, and 77 package updates later .... YES, I have all the updates (as of 30 minutes ago) and it made no difference. When I upgraded to 10.0 the lilo.conf was updated, and I now have an old linux entry. If I select that, I get the old 9.2 screen during boot, but then it loads kde 3.2. Presumably, I am running all the latest packages and config files, only with the old kernel 2.4.22-10The mouse works fine under that option! But I don't know which packages are compatible. I also have kernel 2.4.25-2 which seems to have been installed at the same time as I upgraded to 10.0 as well as 2.6.3-7 which was updated as part of tonight's update. So, If using one of the 2.4 kernels is a solution, what is the downside to not using the latest 2.6.3-7?
  13. Yes, I have it working. I first had it working under 8.2, It was difficult to get working again under 9.0/9.1 but it autodetected fine on 9.2. I upgraded from 9.2 to 10.0 official and it maintained all the settings under 9.2. Is it detected at all by on your system? Jeremy
  14. option "Buttons" "5" made no difference. But I wouldn't expect it to. The fact that unplugging it and plugging it back in makes it work tells me that the config files are right; it just isn't being detected or initialised properly.
  15. exactly that: [jem@cpc1-watf3-5-0-cust145 jem]$ cat /etc/sysconfig/mouse MOUSETYPE=imps2 XMOUSETYPE=IMPS/2 FULLNAME="PS/2|Generic PS2 Wheel Mouse" XEMU3=no WHEEL=yes device=psaux And from XF86Config-4 ..... Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse1" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2" Option "Device" "/dev/mouse" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" EndSection .... Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "layout1" InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard" InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer" Screen "screen1" EndSection No "Buttons". I'll try some and let you know the outcome.
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