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  1. If you're using 3D desktop, it can cause the same problem as with video playback - best to turn it off at least until you're sure everything's working. I'd use Cheese to test the cam.
  2. Depends at which stage the failure is found. Problems which are detected prior to the install process actually beginning - problematic conflicts and the like - you will need to resolve beforehand. Problems that show up at the "Preparing..." stage are handled as I described above.
  3. There is no hdlist any more in 2008 Spring. Only synthesis. Extended information is handled through the new XML system. There was a problem with the synthesis for 2008 Spring main/release - I tested and found this to be the case yesterday. It was fixed on the master mirror this morning, it should propagate to all mirrors over the next few hours. Sorry for the trouble.
  4. Yossarian and Tapksa, both your cameras are supported by gspcav1. Try this: urpmi kernel-`uname -r |cut -d- -f2`-devel-latest kernel-`uname -r | cut -d- -f2`-devel-`uname -r | cut -d- -f1` urpmi dkms-gspcav1 then plug in your camera and see if it works.
  5. "and a second request for urpmi, try to continue with an upgrade in case of a failure, there is nothing worse than half an upgrade and urpmi quiting because of one package not being able to upgrade..." this is not possible. urpmi already splits transactions into the smallest groups it can manage. once the groups are set, if any one package in a given group fails, urpmi cannot know if it is safe to install any of the other packages in that group, so it must skip every package in that group. all other groups will still be processed.
  6. Try: rm -f /var/lib/urpmi/MD5SUM.Main*
  7. Yeah, I have a Samsung ML series and it's very good for a well-priced, power efficient mono laser. Linux driver has no problems. To check scanning compatibility, use the lists on the SANE homepage.
  8. Often you can get a webcam to work just by installing the appropriate driver package (e.g. dkms-gspcav1 , as mentioned above, but there are others too). The only foolproof way to know what package you need is to check the USB ID of the camera. Please plug it in, run: lsusb at a console as root, and post the result here. Then I can find out easily if your camera is supported and, if so, what driver you need to install. Thanks.
  9. I think you want to set the gconf key desktop/gnome/interface/font_name to Sans 13 (or 16, or whatever you like).
  10. now's not a good time for Cooker - we moved lots of stuff in X around a few weeks ago, now it's all getting moved back, and things are going up the spout thanks to it... if you're stuck in the eternally-cycling-login-manager situation, try this - switch to a virtual console, log in as user, su to root, run 'service dm stop', go back to being normal user and run 'startx KDE'. that should get you into KDE, i think (if not try 'startx KDE3' or 'startx KDE4' or something, all I know for sure is it's 'startx GNOME' for GNOME).
  11. If you're worried about the issue, don't configure wine so that your entire /home (or even worse, your entire filesystem) is represented as a 'drive' in wine. That way, malware can theoretically attack your whole Linux system. If you keep it configured so that the only 'drive' available to wine is actually just a subdirectory of ~/.wine , then that's all any Windows malware can attack, as it doesn't see anything else.
  12. Post your /var/log/Xorg.0.log . There's probably an error preventing 1366x768 from working. drakx11 is prescriptive not descriptive: that is, the resolution it shows is the one you tell it to try and set via xorg.conf . It doesn't detect what resolution is actually being *used* and tell you what that is - it just shows what you're *trying* to use. :)
  13. It's worth noting that a live upgrade feature for MandrivaUpdate (similar to how Ubuntu does it - MandrivaUpdate will notify you that a new version of the distro is available, and offer to upgrade to it) is planned for 2009. Obviously this will involve us testing the urpmi upgrade method quite extensively.
  14. Could you perhaps try and see if the Mandriva live CD - One - can boot? You can download it at http://www.mandriva.com/download , or http://torrent.mandriva.com/public . thanks!
  15. You mean orphans? No, there isn't, I don't think we're a fan of the idea, it's kinda complex and easy to break. But you can use urpmi_rpm-find-leaves to generate a list of them, and sort through it manually.
  16. adamw

    USB Headset

    in a way, USB headsets are easier. But you should understand how they work. They show up *as a separate sound device* - like another sound 'card'. So you have to configure whatever application you're using to use the headset rather than your regular sound card.
  17. Yeah, it's in the network configuration wizard (when you're setting it up step-by-step as if it were a new connection). Right after selecting DHCP (or entering manual IP address, if you choose that) there's a screen with a box marked "assign hostname from DHCP", or something like that. Make sure you leave it unchecked, and then enter the hostname you want in the text box below.
  18. Mandriva launches Mandriva Flash 2008 Spring, its new mobile desktop Paris, 10 June 2008 - Mandriva today announces the launch of the Mandriva Flash 2008 Spring, the new product in the popular Mandriva Flash family. Take your entire desktop with you wherever you go! Mandriva Flash is a USB key containing a complete, bootable version of the Mandriva Linux distribution, letting you boot straight into your own Linux desktop on almost any computer, with no installation or alteration of the host system required. Mandriva Flash 2008 Spring offers 8GB of space which you can organise as you like, prioritizing space for more system files or for your personal data and documents. Mandriva Flash 2008 Spring is based on the new release of Mandriva Linux. It doubles the capacity of the key from 4GB for the previous version to 8GB, and comes in an attractive white casing. Flash 2008 Spring's new installation feature lets you install Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring permanently onto any system with just a few clicks. This new version of Mandriva Flash 2008 Spring comes with a migration tool enabling you to import Windows settings and documents. It also supports reading and writing to NTFS file systems. Mandriva Flash includes all the software and features you'd expect from a conventional distribution, including Mandriva's famous configuration tools and 3D desktop support. You'll also find Sun Java, Adobe Flash, RealPlayer, Skype, and Codeina multimedia codecs, making your online and multimedia experience richer than ever. Owners of an older Mandriva Flash will soon be able to upgrade their Flash to 2008 Spring free of charge. An email will soon be sent to previous Flash purchasers containing instructions to download an upgrade image which upgrades Mandriva Flash 2008 to Mandriva Flash 2008 Spring. Owners of Mandriva Flash 2007 were previously given access to an upgrade image which upgrades Mandriva Flash 2007 to Mandriva Flash 2008, so there is an upgrade path all the way from 2007 to 2008 Spring. Mandriva Flash 2008 Spring is available in several languages. The new 8GB Mandriva Flash 2008 Spring is available now from the Mandriva Store for 59 Euros or US$69, with free international shipping.
  19. Well, I can't resist taking the cheap shot: if we're talking security, Mandriva didn't have Ubuntu's leeeeetle problem with openssl key generation. For, y'know, two years. ;)
  20. adamw

    upgraded cpu's

    You don't have to change anything in the system, nope. I suspect what's happening here is the MP-2600 is not actually much better than the MP-2200. Or, just possibly, you were using manual BIOS settings for the old CPU, so you're actually running your new CPU at the same speed as the old CPU. Go into the BIOS setup and check that.
  21. I don't think it's that difficult with any distro, honestly. I'd say just use whatever distro you're most familiar with in normal use, that'll likely work out easiest in the end. I run my server (www.happyassassin.net) on Mandriva, of course. It was very easy to set up - I just used drakwizard - and I know crap all about running a webserver. It's never gone down through any fault of the OS (though it does go down when my network connection dies. Or the power goes out. Or my router mysteriously goes to sleep for the weekend. Y'know, the usual.)
  22. The updated-update came out today, and it's timezone-2008c-1.5mdv2008.1 . You should see it in your updates list soon, and you can go ahead and install it; it's safe.
  23. It should work fine in KDE, although I don't think it has modules for any KDE apps as of yet. It's well supported by the developers, and I'm the packager for it, so if you find any issues in the MDV package you can bug me about them. :)
  24. Well, for anyone who cares, the problem was that a patch for another bug in timezone added an empty line to the file, and gnome-panel apparently crashes when the timezone file contains an empty line. Fun. So we have fixed the fix in timezone, and another timezone update will hit soon which contains the original fix without the empty line. Fred's also fixed gnome-panel to be rather more resilient and *not* crash when it finds an empty line in timezone, that might get released as an update too. So at some point in the next few days you'll probably see timezone-2008c-1.4mdv2008.1 in your updates list; you can go ahead and install that one, it's safe. :)
  25. okay, glad it's working one way or the other. :)
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