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  1. You do not say which desktop you are using. If using Gnome then install the package grandr_applet If using LXDE use lxrandr If using KDE use krandrtray from Menu>Tools>SystemTools randr allows you to define the resolution of the laptop and the TV separately. Your video chip needs to be randr compatible. The ATI should be OK. I am not sure about the Intel. Also I think you will need to have the TV plugged in when you boot your computer for it to work.
  2. If it were me I would take the easy option and mount the second partition as /home. Currently you do not have a separate /home partition. A separate partition is handy if you decide to reinstall Linux. Mandriva Control Centre can do all the heavy lifting for you. First you have to log on as root user because you cannot reassign your /home while logged on as a regular user. Mandriva makes logging on as root hard work. A simple way of doing it is Ctl+Alt+F1 to get a console, log in as root user, then service dm stop startx You will then have a red desktop running as root. Now in Mandriva ControlCentre>LocalDiscs>ManagePartitions>ToggleToExpert Select the partition and format it as ext3/4 or whatever you want, then select the mount point to be /home A pop up will appear saying that the /home folder is not empty and would you like to transfer the files to the new partition. Say 'Yes', and the job is done. The space vacated on the original Linux partition can now be used for more programme files. Log out and at the text prompt enter service dm start and you will back in your graphical environment with your new partition in use. Easy... But as always backup all critical data before taking advice from strangers on the internet.
  3. This subject is confusing because Mandriva keep changing how USB devices get mounted. I think the solution is to ensure that dbus and hal-daemon services are running, and then configure IceWm to start gnome-volume-manager when it starts.
  4. Take a look at courier-imap. It uses maildirs and has one nice feature you did not ask for which is to use different passwords for mail access than the users Linux login password. Especially useful when you are not using secure access. Not too sure about automated set up though. There is a walk through about using Courier-Imap with Postfix on my home page. http://www.jennings.homelinux.net/mailserv...ver_config.html
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