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  1. Someone has mentioned a possible fix for this issue in this week's Distrowatch Weekly comment thread - take a look at that...
  2. As noted on the bug, the latest non-beta NVIDIA driver does not support this card. 2008 Spring should have detected it in its own group and used 'nv', not 'nvidia', for it. Was this not the case, or did you attempt to switch to the proprietary driver manually?
  3. patkos: you can disable the PC speaker: http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/2008.1_Notes#P...bled_by_default for sound, run 'alsamixer -c 0' and change the settings there; does it help?
  4. Honestly, I can't understand your description of the problem at all. I just don't follow. Maybe try one more time, with pictures?
  5. Compiz 0.7.4 will likely show up in /main/backports a few days after Cooker is re-opened for submissions, BTW.
  6. Sorry to disappoint you, but no. Only half of them have monocles, and every time I've met him, Francois' moustache has been *terribly* poorly waxed.
  7. no, I don't have any ideas myself, I'm not a KDE 4 expert :( sorry.
  8. mtriley's method should have worked. did you make sure to enable the non-free repository?
  9. If it's any comfort, USB card readers work just fine 99.9% of the time and are very cheap. But yeah, it's a bad situation. Have you bumped the bug? What number is it?
  10. Thanks for the heroic defence, guys, but it's fine. My take is that Reiver has basically decided that everything 'Mandriva management' (which I suspect, in his head, is a bunch of guys with monocles and finely manicured moustaches which they twirl regularly) is bad and evil, and therefore he will never mention or acknowledge anything which tends to indicate that this viewpoint may not be the whole, unvarnished truth. This makes him easy to poke fun at, which I enjoy doing. Ah, the joys of having a lightly supervised role in a casual community. As far as the actual point of this thread goes, I'm in touch with supermario by PM, and he has a fairly unusual situation which does make it difficult for him to usefully use a Powerpack subscription, which is a shame. However, it's still not really workable for us to have what would in effect be a 'physical subscription' - we actually used to have just this offer (pay $XX and get boxed copies of the next two Powerpacks), and not many people bought into it, which is why we stopped doing it. We'll try and work out something that will be satisfactory for him.
  11. I only just noticed you switched to: kernel unless that's a typo, that's not an official Mandriva package. It's from the MDE repository, i.e., by Thac and Ze. This is likely part of the whole problem. Frankly I'd recommend you go back to using the official Mandriva kernel and ditch all extra packages you installed. the iwl3945 driver is included in the Mandriva kernel, and from your post, it was working fine. Ditch any ipw3945 etc packages you installed. Edit /etc/modprobe.conf and remove any reference to ndiswrapper. Then re-run the network config tool and set up the interface using the native driver.
  12. You're running 2008. The OP is running 2008 Spring. It was made static (not a shared lib any more) in March. Nothing should still expect it to be a shared lib. Have you used KDE 4 before, so maybe an old config file is the problem? Can you check with a new user and see if it still occurs?
  13. Can you try this? Quit synce-kpm , and at a console, run: sync-engine then run synce-kpm and try creating the partnership again. Look at the errors (there should be some) on the sync-engine console, and paste them here. Thanks.
  14. Well, there's two possibilities here. Either it's a genuine bug - in which case, it seems from Luis' post that you would be fine using Free instead of One, so you can still try 2008 Spring - or it's a bad burn, in which case you should check the md5sum of the download and re-burn the disc at a slower speed. PCLOS is still based off Mandriva Linux 2007, they haven't re-based yet, and in any case, at this level (basic kernel and init sequence stuff), PCLOS is substantially different from Mandriva.
  15. I don't honestly know exactly what tool you're describing, it doesn't sound like anything in MCC that I know of. If I run MCC, go to Hardware, go to Browse and configure hardware, scroll down the list and click on the entry for my mouse, I get two buttons - 'set current driver options' and 'Run config tool' - and Run config tool runs drakmouse, which is what it ought to do. You can't change button assignments in the MCC, as I said. I don't know of a GUI way to do it at all, actually. For the side buttons, what are they supposed to do? Forward and back?
  16. The slim pack DVD contains the exact same product as the box (and the download editions). The only difference is the packaging. The slim pack is a slim pack case with a DVD in it, and that's all. The box is a proper box with a jewel cased DVD and a product manual and some exciting leaflets and shiny things. Coo.
  17. Reiver, I suppose it's not in your interests to note that our quarterly losses narrowed substantially in the last quarter, or our share price has been rising consistently for the last couple of months, is it? No, thought not. If you buy a copy of the Powerpack, you get a copy of the Powerpack. That's what we sell, and it's up to you to decide if it's worth the money. I would just note that we're clearly not making out like bandits over here, if you check out our financial results. Notwithstanding Reiver's comments, most of Mandriva's costs are paying staff; employing talented hackers isn't cheap. Employing me is, but then you get what you pay for. ;) You can upgrade a Powerpack release with the next Free release, and it's unlikely that anything important will break - well, it's exactly as likely as if you were upgrading Free -> Free, or Powerpack -> Powerpack. What will happen is that you will get the new release, but with the commercial applications (which are the only difference between Free and Powerpack) from the previous release. These will usually continue to work anyway, because they tend to be quite independent of the underlying distribution - but even if they don't, it's not as if your system will stop booting. If you're more worried about value for money than a nice shiny box with a manual, the Powerpack subscription is the obvious choice. You really don't need a dedicated internet connection, you just need access to one that's capable of downloading 4GB one time every six months and writing it to a DVD. That's not too onerous a requirement in most places, most people can borrow such a connection from a friend or their work even if they don't have one at home. As noted, the copies from third party disc resellers are Free - the same you can download for nothing from our public repositories. In effect they're just selling you the service of doing the download and writing it to a disc.
  18. the Mandriva mouse configuration tool doesn't do that. I'm not sure what tool can change mouse button settings, actually. What exactly did you want to set?
  19. What exactly do you mean by 'nothing happens'? It hangs? It returns to the prompt without showing anything? I don't know if codec installation can actually work when running live. If you install, and it still doesn't work, you can just switch to a player which doesn't use the whole Codeina codec system, which honestly is what I'd do, because I don't really trust such automatic doobries.
  20. I wouldn't use Cooker, as it may unfreeze reasonably soon. I'd use Easy URPMI to generate commands for 2008.0, then change '2008.0' to '2008.1'. Most mirrors are actually synced already. We are working on sorting out the mirror list check script so they will actually show up in the list used by rpmdrake etc.
  21. Not a big enough issue to warrant building a separate One. And no, we can't wait for 'all mirrors', as what would be the cut off? We have some mirrors that only sync once a week, do we finalize the release and then sit on our hands for a week? We make sure the primary mirrors are synchronized and then we release.
  22. Full announcement: Mandriva is proud to announce the release of its latest distribution, Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring. This new release brings features like full support for the Asus Eee, easy synchronization with Windows Mobile 5 and later, Blackberry, and Nokia devices, a new parental control utility, the Elisa multimedia center, Codeina for easy installation of necessary media codecs, PulseAudio by default and much more. Software updates include KDE 3.5.9 (with 4.0.2 available from the official repositories), GNOME 2.22, OpenOffice.org 2.4, Linux kernel, X.org 7.3, Compiz 0.7, and more. If you just can't wait, you can download the One (live / install CD) or Free (traditional installer, 100% free / open source software) editions of Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring right here. Direct BitTorrent download links can be found here, as the mirrors are likely to be overloaded for several days. The commercial edition, Powerpack, featuring exclusive commercial applications, is available immediately for direct download, and can be pre-ordered in boxed form (delivery will begin in two weeks), at the Mandriva Store. A large amount of information on the new release is also available at the Mandriva Wiki: Main 2008 Spring page 2008 Spring Release Tour: a graphical guide to what's new in 2008 Spring 2008 Spring Release Notes 2008 Spring Errata 2008 Spring Reviewer's Guide: a useful read if you plan to review 2008 Spring
  23. my hacky set of grep, cut and sed commands for generating the mirror list isn't that smart...:)
  24. adamw

    No root passwd

    It's just a bug in 2008 Spring RC2 One, somehow the One installer doesn't properly set the root password. The bug is tagged release_critical, it'll be fixed before final.
  25. Multiple devices and desktops works fine with opensync, due to the way it's engineered. I've tested a group containing my WM6 test device, a Nokia phone, KDE and Evolution, and this four-way sync works fine. I believe it would work correctly with your example case, too. Palm isn't mentioned simply as I don't have a Palm test device so I cannot be confident that the Palm support in OpenSync works, or document the exact procedure :(. I'll try and get hold of a test device, but if I can't, you'll have to just do it yourself; it shouldn't be too hard, install the appropriate libopensync-plugin-* packages, and kdepim-kitchensync, and try it. If anyone's got an old Palm device gathering dust that they wouldn't mind me putting to a good use :), let me know. I think I would need it to be a USB-connected one, but other than that, anything should do.
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