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  1. Hi, I don't know if anyone else has had this problem, but I can not rip files from a CD in a format that is playable on my nintendo wii. I have tried ripping with soundjuicer in the aac (m4a) format, but the wii can not read them. I assume that the program is not ripping in a compatible format, does anyone know how I can get this to work? Thanks in advance.
  2. Hi, does anyone know if there is a Mandriva or other rpm for firefox 3 available?
  3. HP has linux software that will show you the ink level of your cartridges. It also has configuration and maintenance options, and other functions depending on your device. I think it is in the hplip package that is available for Mandriva. A shortcut to "HP Device Manager" will be installed underTools/System Tools. Its a pretty useful piece of software.
  4. We can mark this one resolved, thanks to Arctic. I renamed the file /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/engines/libhcengine.so and that immediately solved the problem. Gnome-appearance-properties now works as intended. Thanks again!
  5. Thanks for the tips but I can confirm that the problem occurs for all user acounts, including new ones. I have all official updates installed, and the problem occurs with compiz enabled or with a regular 2D desktop. The problem also occurs with any theme, including the Mandriva default. Has any one else got any ideas?
  6. I have recently been trying to change the appearance of Gnome using gnome-appearance-properties, but the screen stops responding if I try and change from the theme tab. Therefore I can't tweak the theme, change fonts, wallpaper etc. I'm using Mandriva 2008. When I start the program from the command line I get the feedback: gnome-appearance-properties: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/engines/libhcengine.so: undefined symbol: ge_cairo_inner_stroke_rectangle I found two references to the problem on the web, but neither appears to provide a comprehensive answer. Has anyone else seen this and found a fix?
  7. You can set up a custom software source in the Mandriva Control Centre, where you define software sources. It would probably be best to create a folder on your hard drive and transfer the file from your flash drive to that. You can then keep any other rpms you need in that location for later use. You may also need some additional rpms which are dependencies, so check that first to avoid multiple trips between computers.
  8. Hi Adam, I have been using Mandriva Powerpack for a couple of days and I really like it. I have not found any significant issuest, so hopefully it will be a great success. It takes time to become familiar with each release, so it is difficult to give detailed comments, however this is my mini review. In my opinion Mandriva should ditch lindvd and cedega. One of the worst things about Mandriva is these packages. Lindvd may be legal, but it looks like DBs (dogs balls - an Australian expression) and it is not user friendly. Is there an alternative that is also legal? Perhaps it would be in Mandriva's corporate interests to assist the development of an alternative. Regarding cedega, the more linux tries to cater to reluctant windows migrants, the less it is likely to succeed. Linux can stand on its own two feet. Mandriva has many excellent native games available, and if it is a compelling platform games will come. This is a chicken and egg scenario. There are also many highlights to Mandriva 2008. I have had no crashes or system lock ups, despite extensive testing. There is huge number of applications and games available from the DVD and from online sources including some new and exciting programs. The task packages are a great idea as it makes it easy to install a package of applications for a particular purpose. As a Gnome user I am pleased that Mandriva has included the latest version of Gnome, released less than a month ago, and which includes some nice improvements. To summarise, Mandriva continues to be an excellent combination of user friendliness and power. In my my opinion Mandriva 2008 is much better than suse, fedora, the buntus (yawn), pclinuxos and others which I have tried. To really achieve its potential Mandriva needs to improve its marketing so that Mandriva communicates to potential users about their excellent product with a consumer focus. I have read that some positive changes in this area are planned. One improvement would be dropping the title of club (whch suggests an exclusive group) and using the title community, which is all embracing. Good luck Mandriva, you have an excellent product and deserve great success.
  9. Mandriva had been in financial trouble, however it worked its way out of the french equivalent of bankruptcy by making some tough decisions. Although it is (or was) also in debt it has sought funds to solve the problem and complete a merger/takeover of another company. The CEO of Mandriva was interviewed and explained that the vast majority of linux companies are not currently making money, and that Mandriva is no exception. Lets hope that for all of our sakes Mandriva is able to develop a viable business model, as it seems like a company which has a true commitment to the principles of free software, and it produces a product that many of us value.
  10. Try installing mixx or lmms. I can't say I know how to use them (not a dj) but they look quite capable and they are available for 2007.1. I'm not sure if they are available for 2007. I love Mandriva too, it is the best linux IMHO, a good combination of ease of use and sophistication.
  11. Some apps, including Chromium, do not seem to appear on the menu unless you add them manually. This is quite easy using alacarte, however you will need to install the updated version as the one that ships with Mandriva 2007 does not work.
  12. This may show my age, but I used to enjoy arcade type games on my PC including: Raptor Flying Tigers (I and II) Overkill Epic Pinball All are playable using dosbox on linux, but the speed of some of them is too slow to be enjoyable. The mindless shooting was very relaxing. Some windows games that were fun include: DX-Ball Full Tilt! Pinball (cutdown version was in some versions of Windows) Shanghai Dynasty I also enjoy playing some of the arcade games that are emulated under MAME (galaxian, gyruss, 1941, puyo puyo, truxton etc) , and of course I own all of the ROMS. ahem. The Metal Slug games were a lot of fun but are not playable under recent versions of MAME.
  13. According to Warly and Adam's blogs at Planet Mandriva 2007 is pretty much finished, save for final testing and creation of ISO's. Eventually cooker will start moving away from 2007, so you could try using 2007 community mirrors for your sources. I changed from cooker to community yesterday.
  14. The control centres were created in response to a need. Ubuntu is much harder to use because it doesn't have one, and Mandriva better off for it. The Mandriva Control Centre is not easy to use without experience, but it is getting better. In my opinion it is better than the Suse control centre. The 2007 control centre is better, but still not very intuitive, especially for newbies. Hopefully the 2008 control centre will have a complete overhaul.
  15. Congratulations Ironfighter for getting Gnome working. It may appear simple but it is very capable. As a counterpoint I installed Mandriva from the Sunna Gnome CD and can not get KDE started. No big loss.
  16. Mandriva 2006 uses the Desktop folder by default, but you can change this by creating a file called: .mdk-no-desktop-launch in your home directory. I think that should fix the problem.
  17. Hi Tyme, Thanks for your tip, my games now stretch to full screen. Now I can see the little things I am shooting at!
  18. Hi Tyme, This is my xorg.conf file. Since my earlier post I have run nvidia-xconfig, however games still run at less than full screen. Thanks in advance. Section "Monitor" Identifier "monitor1" VendorName "ViewSonic" ModelName "ViewSonic VE700" HorizSync 24-82 VertRefresh 56-85 ModeLine "768x576" 50.0 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630 ModeLine "768x576" 63.1 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616 EndSection # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig # nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder3) Mon May 15 13:23:42 PDT 2006 # File generated by XFdrake. # ********************************************************************** # Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of # this file. # ********************************************************************** Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "layout1" InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard" InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer" Screen "screen1" 0 0 EndSection Section "Files" # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together) # By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of # the X server to render fonts. FontPath "unix/:-1" EndSection Section "Module" Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension Load "v4l" # Video for Linux Load "extmod" Load "type1" Load "freetype" Load "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/nvidia/libglx.so" Load "glx" EndSection Section "ServerFlags" #DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort) #DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching) # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work Option "allowmouseopenfail" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard1" Driver "keyboard" Option "XkbModel" "pc105" Option "XkbLayout" "us" Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse1" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2" Option "Device" "/dev/mouse" Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "device1" BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 6800 (generic)" Driver "nvidia" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "screen1" Device "device1" Monitor "monitor1" DefaultColorDepth 24 Option "MetaModes" "1280x1024, 1024x768, 800x600, 640x480, NULL" Subsection "Display" Depth 8 Modes "1280x1024" EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 15 Modes "1280x1024" EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 16 Modes "1280x1024" EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1280x1024" EndSubsection Option "DPMS" Option "IgnoreEDID" "1" EndSection
  19. After installing the most recent Nvidia driver from PLF onto Mandriva 2006 games no longer scale to fill my screen if they are lower than my default resolution. Instead they are in the lower left hand corner of the screen, with the rest of the screen blank. All 3D games are affected, including Chromium, Doom 3, Quake 4, UT 2004 etc. I can change the game resolution to fill the screen, but then performance is not as good. I have a ViewSonic VE710s and Nvidia 6600 video card. Although I have found some tips on how to change the xorg.conf file I have not been able to fix the problem. If anyone can help out it would be much appreciated.
  20. This page http://qa.mandriva.com/twiki/bin/view/Main/MandrivaLinux2007 states that Mandriva 2007 is scheduled for release in September 2006. The actual date may be a few weeks later once final testing and tweaking is done. It will probably be available for download by club members in October, and a couple of weeks later for everyone else.
  21. I haven't used UAE for quite a while, but this emulation site is helpful, http://madjock.emulationworld.com/ and includes links to some Amiga files that you will need, as well as links to other Amiga emulation sites. "Amiga in a box" is an add-on to UAE that includes various programs and workbench settings that make the Amiga desktop look nicer and add functionality. Their web site is: http://aiab.emuunlim.com/ The WinUAE site has some useful information, including links to downloads and to forums, and it is at: http://www.winuae.net/ Hope that you have some fun with it, let me know how it works out.
  22. Pysol is good, but I like Eric's Ultimate Solitaire as well. I paid for it as too, which is a powerful motivation to try and get it working! Has anyone got any idea how I can get it to run? Thanks in advance.
  23. I have been unable to get Ericś Ultimate Solitaire to run on Mandriva 2005LE or 2006. Although it installs, and I also install the update, when I try to run it I get the message ¨Segmentation fault¨. I haven´t been able to find any information about why it won´t run. Does anyone here have an idea how it can be run? It is a nice game, and it would be great to be able to use it in Mandriva.
  24. You can download a script (called mkdvdiso.sh) that will combine the CD iso files into a DVD iso. I can't remember where I downloaded it, but I have combined the CD images and installed from the resulting DVD. The script contains instructions for use, however you do need lots of hard drive space for the process to succeed - possibly up to 3 times the free space that the CD iso files take up.
  25. Does anyone know how to set up Beagle with Mandriva? I tried "urpmi beagle" but nothing happens, no messages or anything, and if I try to install from the control center I don't get any messages, it just stops responding. Any ideas how I can get it to work? I have the full club DVD, contrib and PLF sources set up.
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