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  1. It seems you are correct, Mdk 10.1 and VIA USB in general is being problematic for me, if I plug in a USB flash card reader I get a pop up terminal telling me IRQ 21 is disabled and the the GUI hangs. Might be time to try that Gentoo build I was kicking around...
  2. I believe you might want to change that NVAgp setting, they are as follows... 0 : disable agp 1 : use NVIDIA's internal AGP support, if possible 2 : use AGPGART, if possible 3 : use any agp support (try AGPGART, then NVIDIA's AGP) NVAgp = 1 fails for many unsupported chipsets, so it's not an uncommon problem. I would try 2 first and if that fails switch to 3, works on many unsupported chipsets (such as mine, the VIA KM266, also works on KT2xx/KT4xx, KT6xx, etc...). You will notice a performance difference should you decide to play any games. I don't think this will impact your TwinView problem, but at least you will get the performance you paid for
  3. I don't know about a roadmap, you might look at the Cooker schedules. Regarding the mouse, how about doing the install with a PS/2 mouse and then switching it to USB? Might have to change your Xorg.conf files, but it should work? I would try it but am hung up waiting for a new processor to be delivered so I won't get to it until next week. Good luck.
  4. Thanks for the input guys, I'm hung up until Monday waiting for a new processor to arrive but I will play with it then. Arrrggghhh, no new Mandrake for my b-day tomorrow, looks like I'll have to go out and if I can shake this head cold. I'll post back once I make a decision and have everything set up.
  5. I ran in to this last night, it's an issue with KT/KM 266/400/600 chipsets and when the USB bus is initialized. My 10.1 OE install never started the mouse and hung at disk partitioning as well, so I shut it down and put my mouse on the PS/2 adapter, finished the install and haven't tried to put it back yet. I have a Logitech MX510 and when on PS/2 all buttons are recognized and set to default configuration, but USB is a no go? Odd, but not a deal breaker, although I am sure someone has a fix out there.
  6. Keep 'em coming guys, I can't be the only one with computer OCD, everything must be PERFECT :D
  7. Okay guys, I finally have the 10.1. CDs made and did a quick install tonight to make sure my new system hardware was functional, just clicked through real fast and accepted all defaults. This weekend I am going to sit down and do a proper install and hand pick packages, etc... When I do I want to slice up my new 160gb hard drive effectively. I used to have a link to a great guide on how to best partition a Linux drive, but can't find it, so give me some suggestions. In the past I have done /, /usr, /home and swap layouts, but I have no qualms about doing something more advanced if it would benefit performance. I'll probably leave around 60gb free so I can dual boot with other distros down the road, but I have no hesitation chewing up the disk space with a good layout. So, what do you think, give me some ideas?
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    Unless you are doing it just for the learning experience there is little reason to host Apache/web sites on your personal workstation, and yes, when you reboot that site won't be available. Now if you have a seperate machine you can put on the Internet full time, your ISP will allow you to host your own server and have a fixed I.P., then go for it.
  9. Don't forget the Thornton, basically a Barton core at 266FSB with half the cache, what I own, also a cool runner. And the palomino shoudln't be idling that high with even a stock HSF, at least not in my experience (load, but not idle).
  10. xbob

    Mozilla hangs

    Well, I have modem connection to internet. I do have a network card, but it's disabled as I don't have any kind of network currently. Besides, Konqueror seems to work OK, so I wonder if this has anything to do with the network settings (not that I know anything, just guessing). Any more ideas? Hashimoto Edit: Got to take back my words. My network card was working after all. Disabling it (this time for real ) seems to have solved the rpoblem. Thanks xbob !! Same <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Glad I could help.
  11. After much fiddling with various models it looks like swapping the stock Sunon fan w/Fanguardian on to a SilenX 80mm (28cfm @ 14dba) running full speed has finally balanced out my heat to noise ratio. You might want to check SilenX out, if you haven't arleady.
  12. Let me join in on the greetings, I think I just hit my one month here, so we were all noobs sometime. True, this is a hassle but there are plenty of hardware pieces you need to download drivers for with Windows as well, but I don't think it's near the issue it used to be with Linux, you just had one of those pieces. And much like most of the other replies, I am a KDE user so you'll have to wait until a Gnome user drops by and they'll sort you out in a few seconds. The nice thing about Linux is that it's very difficult to break anything so feel free to tinker, most changes are easily undone (except those made with tools like DiskDrake, be wary and make backups). Good luck. :D
  13. I've heard a lot of good comments regarding the Soltek's as far as perfromance, but not so good regarding Linux compatability. I have personally lost faith in MSI products having received 2 poorly built motherboards ina row from them (nForce 1 and KT400, both with bad caps), but I don't know much about the other SFFs.
  14. I had the same model and sold it, never could silence that thing without bumping in to heat issues, or course it was the very first M1000 so maybe it has improved with later revs, but I was disappointed.
  15. bvc, your work makes me think about switching to Gnome, that looks great.
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