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  1. well, a conditional was added to the spec for it in 2003, disabled by default. I'm not quite sure why. I could ask Goetz if he remembers, but it's unlikely. =) possibly id3lib wasn't a dependency he wanted to introduce at the time. I can probably turn it on for Cooker, but it's in /main so it'd be kind of a pain to ship an update for it.
  2. Why aren't you using the packaged driver in Cooker?
  3. For undefined references, try just adding: %define _disable_ld_no_undefined 1 to the top of the spec file. It's a workaround not a fix, but that's not actually that important in this case. edit: none of the %*dir macros are at issue here, this is simply a code bug. But for reference, they're defined in /etc/rpm/macros.d/kde3.macros .
  4. jmo: well, that's odd. You could try switching the Phonon output plugin from Gstreamer to Xine (install phonon-xine package first) in KDE Control Center (not Mandriva Control Center). It may help.
  5. "driver 'sr' needs updating please use bus type methods" Whatever your problem is, it's not that. That's a harmless kernel message that gets printed on every single boot of Mandriva, working or not. What else is printed at the console? Have you checked if it's not just this known issue: http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/2009.0_Errata#..._not_created.29 ? Thanks.
  6. I don't think anyone within MDV has time to do it, no. The official KDE team has to work on KDE 4 for 2009 Spring and fixing bugs in 2009, and they're only a very few people. As dexter said, you could try rebuilding it yourself. tux: fvwm is a single package that's very easy to build and has little in the way of external dependencies. KDE is...not. It's organizationally messy to include both KDE 3 and KDE 4 and it results in some compromises, it's not a sustainable situation for multiple releases. Yes, there are big organizations stuck on KDE 3 so any security issues will likely be patched, and maybe any bugs that some sufficiently big organization considers important enough to pay to have fixed. But that's about it. None of the core KDE devs who get to choose what they work on, are working on KDE 3 any more. Just check the SVN commit logs, if you want to see. KDE 4 is where all the effort is focused now.
  7. Can you try just running: modprobe pata_marvell as root, right after booting the system, before putting a disk in the drive? Then put a disk in, and see if it works.
  8. Do other operations give you sound output? Does the system have more than one sound output device? thanks!
  9. It's just because your ATI card is more powerful. The 5200 is a five-generation old, entry level card.
  10. "and from what I read KDE 3.5 will still be supported for several years by the developers." This is not the case. KDE 3 is already essentially unmaintained upstream. 2009 Spring will not include KDE 3 as a usable desktop (some KDE 3 packages remain so we can build critical apps that haven't been updated yet, but you can't log in to the desktop).
  11. .ogg ought to work out of the box...can you check if gstreamer0.10-decoders-audio is installed? Thanks.
  12. "nvidia and kde4 are also a bit problematic still" whereas everyone's entirely happy with the performance of the latest ATI proprietary driver? :)
  13. auto-orphans is a new feature of 2009, it won't be in anything based on an earlier release of Mandriva.
  14. So, wait, you have a router which provides a connection via cellular data, but your PC just connects to the router via regular Ethernet? In that case, as far as Mandriva's concerned, it's just a perfectly standard Ethernet connection. It doesn't matter at all to Mandriva and your laptop how the router ultimately handles the Internet connection - that's the router's problem. All your laptop cares about is talking to router, which is done as a standard ethernet connection. If I read your post wrong and this is not actually your situation, please clarify :) So, further: in no case will the purchased version of Mandriva work better than the One edition for networking. The things that are unique to the purchased version are commercial software, and there's no commercial hardware drivers included, so as far as hardware support goes, One and Powerpack are basically identical. Free has slightly worse hardware support out of the box than One or Powerpack, simply because it only contains free software; it doesn't contain any non-free-but-redistributable software, like the NVIDIA and ATI graphics card drivers, or the firmware for Intel wireless adapters. These are included in One and Powerpack. You can add them to Free easily once you have an Internet connection, but they're not there out of the box. 2009 does work with some hardware that didn't work with 2008 Spring, but we really need some more details on exactly how your network is set up and what the problem is before we can be sure what it is you need. But definitely don't go out and buy a Powerpack, yet - it's not the answer to this problem.
  15. Note that you will lose quality each time you decompress and recompress, so try to do all your edits in one operation - don't forget to edit something in one section and then have to decompress and recompress that section again :)
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