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  1. Mandriva has several kernel ‘flavours’. ‘desktop’ supports any i686 or later CPU, and up to 4GB of memory. ‘desktop586′ supports any i586 or later CPU, and up to 1GB of memory. ‘laptop’ supports any i686 or later CPU, up to 4GB of memory, and has tuning for better power consumption on laptops. ’server’ supports any i686 or later CPU, and up to 64GB of memory. it has some tuning appropriate for server use. So basically, desktop should detect it all immediately. :huh: Similar topic: https://mandrivausers.org/index.php?showtop...ernel+recognize
  2. Quick fix for moving and deleting the files: In a terminal type as root chown -R username:username /home/username Replace "username" with the name of your account. This command will change/correct the permissions of all files in your user-directory recursively.
  3. Most annoying like "boring" or most annoying like "doesn't work"? :huh: If you meant boring then I'd say yes and no. In my case, Fedora has been pretty stable for a bleeding edge distro and thus some kinda "boring" as there rarely breaks anything system-critical (but it is very exciting compared to CentOS where absolutely NEVER anything broke on my boxes ). And if e.g. a kernel or dbus goes crazy ... well ... it's bleeding edge. You should know your way around in Fedora or don't use it - it is not a distro designed for newcomers (like Arch, Slackware, Debian et all). And if you mean "doesn't work"... well, it's bleeding edge stuff ... experimental. Trial and error. B) About RPM being shitty: You should differentiate between RPM, the package-manager and the package-manager frontend. RPM works. Yum works. Packagekit works mostly (broke only once on my system due to a faulty library package) but is far from finished - in fact, the version available in Fedora right now is still a work in progress. Again: Bleeding edge. ;) PS: Mandriva managed to screw up their package manager and their package manager frontend more than once...
  4. *sigh* I haven't customized my desktop since I installed Fedora and Centos. Everything still has its basic look. I guess I didn't have enough time to play around lately. Ah yeah?... Prove!
  5. Ideas for Mandriva Strategy? Get a new CEO, learn something about marketing, stick to a strategy and don't change it every two years. [sarcasm] Currently, the best strategy for Mandriva is to stop business altogether. That way, the CEO couldn't mourn about financial losses. :P [/sarcasm-off]
  6. .eps should work, as it can be rescaled without a loss in resolution. Another optional software to try is Scribus, which is similar to Quark X-Press.
  7. Right now, you do not ave to change your distro. Mandriva is not dead - yet. :P Check this thread please: https://mandrivausers.org/index.php?showtopic=75064&hl= It explains pretty much everything you might want to know.
  8. I couldn't have worded it better, John. Your post very much reflects what I am thinking. Mandriva will, because of some moron, go downhill again - very fast. And that's a pity.
  9. Not so probable. It's rather the new releases which attracted more and more users. When 2009.0 was released, they had temporarily over 2500 HPD on DW.com over a span of more than ten days.
  10. I guess that the /home/tmp folder is the one growing considerably - unless you have a filesharing / bittorrent tool installed, which can eat up enormous harddisk-space.
  11. That depends on what you consider "a normal user" and what you consider "user friendly". For some people, configuring everything in a text-file is considered user-friendly (because of system transparency and learning included) while others prefer GUI-wizards for everything which may or may not work. Basically, Mandriva is still considered one of the most "newcomer-friendly" distros, but others like Mepis, PCLinuxOS or Ubuntu are also pretty newcomer-friendly.
  12. :o I am speechless.... :sad: :sad: :sad: Good luck to you, Adam! And thanks for all that you have done for the community.
  13. Fedora is no different to Mandriva. It uses UUIDs for every partition on your system since quite some time now. You can, however, set up the partitions in the old-fashioned way. The advantage of UUIDs is that every (network)drive will be perfectly identified by the system everytime it is plugged in (very useful for large corporate servers). The old fashioned way does not tell the system which of your harddrives/USB-sticks you are inserting, thus keeping things in a respective order (and finding all the needed files later) is not always possible by using the old naming convention. The disadvantage of UUIDs is of course that it looks like a mess and is rather hard/complicated to set up properly. For more information on UUIDs, see http://www.ossp.org/pkg/lib/uuid/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UUID
  14. This might be true for some users with special hardware combinations, but I would not say that this apples to everyone. Different people - different expectations - different hardware - different results. ;) Not your day, isn't it? :mellow: About your Zenwalk installation problem: did you follow the Zenwalk howto already? It should basically work. ( http://wiki.zenwalk.org/index.php?title=Index:HOWTO )
  15. On the one hand, it is a pity that your Linux experience was peppered with "obstacles" that made you decide to run Vista. On the other hand, I do think that your frustration is caused by yourself. You had a perfectly working operating system with Mdv 2008.1, as you say. Nobody forced you to change, alter or upgrade the system. Never change a winning team.... well ... almost never. :) Sure, Linux has its problems and for many people, KDE 4 is not ready for serious usage. Then, some people don't like Gnome. Okay. There are still a ton of other desktop-environments and window-managers available. I doubt that you gave all of them a chance (neither did I). :P Taking a break now and taking a look at Mdv now and then (in order to find out when KDE is "usable" again for you) might be an option that you might perhaps consider. While the KDE developers are doing their best, they cannot please everyone and fix everything immediately. Remember how long it took to develop Vista. Creating something new is a huge task and problems will arise. Vista has its share of problems. So just choose the system that will cause the least amount of problems for you. Nobody wants to force you to use Linux. Nobody will be upset, if you realise that Vista is right now better suited to your way of computing (btw: Linux is - by default - less of a gaming machine that a rock-stable, enterprise-ready operating-system for office-work). A word about Fedora: Fedora is neither as simple as Mandriva, nor is it designed to be a second Mandy. Fedora is way more experimental (=bleeding edge) than Mandriva and (IMHO) geared towards experienced/veteran Linux users rather than people that have used Linux for maybe 6 to 12 months. Fedora-users are expected to know some basics about how Linux works. (no offence intended) :) Good luck with Vista - and take a look at Linux now and then (even if it's only for the sheer fun of it).
  16. Is 3D-Desktop enabled or disabled? Have you checked bugzilla already? Sounds like a bug to me. http://qa.mandriva.com
  17. Quick reminder for everyone: Please don't start a distro-war. Criticism is okay, but bashing is not - so please keep this discussion civil. :)
  18. Do you have an onboard graphics card, too? If yes, disable it in the BIOS.
  19. In the MCC, System section you can enable auto-login.
  20. Welcome aboard. :) Do you know the brand of your harddisk? (Western Digital, Samsung, Toshiba,...) If yes, check the vendors homepage. Usually they do have some diagnostical tools available for checking the drive thoroughly. The description of your problem can be caused by a faulty harddrive but also from a faulty power management or bad RAM (you can check the integrity of your RAM by running the Memtest86 tool). Thus I would check all three things and/or send it in for repairs.
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