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  1. You can safely try and mount any device. Chances are it will work provided there is a filesystem on it. You usually don't need to tell which filesystem it is. Anyway, the easiest method may be for you to open Mandriva Control Center, Local disks section, and choose Manage your hard disk partitions. This excellent tool will give you the option to graphically mount partitions, and choose graphically the filesystem if needed. Yves.
  2. First, a hard drive will never be fd0 because that's a floppy drive device. You could try hd0/hd1 or sd0/sd1 for C: and D:. Yves.
  3. OK, I think you got enough warning. Beware, this is REAL warning, REAL danger! And although you have the opposite feeling, Windows actually behaves the same with its own bootloader, but you can't see it because you use Grub and Grub is absolutely unknown to Windows. Now on topic. Back in the days of swsusp, there was a config that enabled/disabled auto-select in lilo/grub. So there must be something equivalent in current implementation of hibernate. If not, you still have the option to use swsusp, I think. Just be sure not to mount an hibernated Windows' or hibernated Linux' partition from a running Linux. I don't think there is the same risk with Windows as it rarely is able to read Linux partitions anyway. Yves.
  4. Sadly no. (Note that since previous post, because of full / partition, I removed all unused kernel-related packages) I've noticed something interesting though. I seem to have unrelated fglrx stuff installed: [yves@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa | grep -iE 'kernel|fgl|dkms' | sort dkms-2.0.19-11mdv2009.0 dkms-fglrx-8.542-1mdv2009.0 dkms-madwifi-0.9.4-3.r3835mdv2009.0 dkms-minimal-2.0.19-11mdv2009.0 fglrx-control-center-8.542-1mdv2009.0 fglrx-kernel- fglrx-kernel-desktop-latest-8.522-1.20081106.3mdv2009.0 kernel-desktop- kernel-desktop-devel- kernel-desktop-devel-latest- kernel-desktop-latest- kernel-firmware-2.6.27-2mnb2 kernel-headers-2.6.27-4mnb2 madwifi-kernel- madwifi-kernel-desktop-latest-0.9.4-1.20081106.3.r3835mdv2009.0 x11-driver-video-fglrx-8.542-1mdv2009.0 [yves@localhost ~]$ su - root -c 'grep fglrx /var/log/messages | tail -n 5' Password: Nov 9 18:33:20 localhost kernel: [fglrx] PAT is enabled successfully! Nov 9 18:33:20 localhost kernel: [fglrx] module loaded - fglrx 8.54.3 [Oct 3 2008] with 1 minors Nov 9 18:33:22 localhost kernel: [fglrx] GART Table is not in FRAME_BUFFER range Nov 9 18:33:22 localhost kernel: [fglrx] Reserved FB block: Shared offset:0, size:40000 Nov 9 18:33:22 localhost kernel: [fglrx] Reserved FB block: Unshared offset:7ff5000, size:b000 Three different versions appear! Yves.
  5. That's good news you are posting! This configuration will be easy to deal with. If I understand correctly, you don't intend to install Windows so you want to give the whole drive to Linux. Is that so? So, you seem to have a 150GB drive, split into one 75GB big partition for the /-mount point of Linux and 75GB free space. Out of the 75GB for Linux, you seem to use 9GB, which is a bit more than I'd expect for a root partition alone, so I supose some of that is taken by personal data. I write all that so that you can confirm. Then you'll have to decide what usage you intend this PC for. It is often advisable to keep useless hard drive space unused, so that it can be reclaimed later (for dual boot or such), but maybe you want to store videos or other big files, in which case you'll want to use the whole disk immediately. Were it my own PC, here is what I would do: — Shrink the / partition to 10GB or so. — Add a small (1GB?) partition for swap. — Use part of the remaining space (what would be enough for my personal data) as an LVM partition, in which I would place /home (so that you don't erase your personal data if you have to reinstall the OS). LVM allows you to have dynamic partitions (that can be easily growed), and in particular would allow you in the future to add another hard disk and have partitions that can span both drives. Of course, that's a choice I would do according to my own PC usage, because I do a lot of video processing. Whatever course you choose, you will need a live CD. I recommend Mandriva ONE (because diskdrake is really good), or System Rescue CD (because Gparted is really good too). Yves.
  6. To run the commands I gave to you, you have to open a “terminal windowâ€, which can be found in the “Tools†menu. In this window, type: su - root and enter root's password when prompted to. From now on, you're the administrator of the machine and you have all rights to cure everything, or to break everything. Double-check anything you type before pressing the [ENTER] key. Becoming root, you'll notice that the end of the command prompt changed from “$†to “#â€. Once you are root, type the commands I gave to you and report the result. If you hilight (select) text in the terminal window, you actually copy it in a special buffer that can be pasted in any other window (such as Firefox' text field) simply by pressing the middle mouse button at the location you want the text to be pasted to. It may be that cfdisk is not installed on your machine; in such case, go to the software manager, check that All applications appear (not just graphical ones), and search for util-linux-ng, and install it. Yves.
  7. I had the same issue on my “salon†PC, that remained unsolved until I switched to Mandriva 2009… Hopefully you'll be more lucky. Yves.
  8. Welcome on this board. I'm sure what you want to do can be done, although it will be more or less difficult depending on the exact layout of the drive. Could you report to us the output of those commands, ran as root: cfdisk -P s df -k Yves.
  9. Thanks a lot Adam for looking into this issue. First some update. I realized something this morning: I'm so used to rely on urpmi --auto-update, that I forgot something when updating the kernel: I forgot the -devel package! So I installed the missing -devel package. Then, just in case, I ran urpmi --auto-update, which installed a whole new kernel (kernel + -devel + drivers…), and a new fglrx, all with the correct -latest packages. So here's what I have now: [yves@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa | grep -iE 'kernel|fgl|dkms' | sort dkms-2.0.19-11mdv2009.0 dkms-fglrx-8.542-1mdv2009.0 dkms-madwifi-0.9.4-3.r3835mdv2009.0 dkms-minimal-2.0.19-11mdv2009.0 fglrx-control-center-8.542-1mdv2009.0 fglrx-kernel- fglrx-kernel- fglrx-kernel- fglrx-kernel-2.6.27-desktop-0.rc8.2mnb-8.522-3mdv2009.0 fglrx-kernel-desktop-latest-8.522-1.20081106.3mdv2009.0 fglrx-kernel-laptop-latest-8.471-1.20080729.3mdv2008.1 kernel-desktop-2.6.27-0.rc8.2mnb-1-1mnb2 kernel-desktop- kernel-desktop- kernel-desktop-devel-2.6.27-0.rc8.2mnb-1-1mnb2 kernel-desktop-devel- kernel-desktop-devel- kernel-desktop-devel-latest- kernel-desktop-latest- kernel-firmware-2.6.27-2mnb2 kernel-headers-2.6.27-4mnb2 kernel-laptop- kernel-laptop-devel- madwifi-kernel- madwifi-kernel- madwifi-kernel- madwifi-kernel-2.6.27-desktop-0.rc8.2mnb-0.9.4-3.r3835mdv2009.0 madwifi-kernel-desktop-latest-0.9.4-1.20081106.3.r3835mdv2009.0 madwifi-kernel-laptop-latest- x11-driver-video-fglrx-8.542-1mdv2009.0 [yves@localhost ~]$ uname -a Linux localhost #1 SMP Thu Nov 6 13:00:14 EST 2008 i686 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T5500 @ 1.66GHz GNU/Linux I thought all would be fine from now on. Unfortunately not. I'm back to FFP1 (stall or crash). I had a look at xorg.conf, and indeed, although I had requested for it in drakx11, Compositing wasn't enabled. I changed the file and restarted X (CtrlAltBs), but I'm still having FFP1… Compositing works, however, in Metacity as a Compositing Manager (enabled using the gconf editor): Gnome Terminal, and its titlebar, have real transparency. No Compiz though… Yves.
  10. Update… to the worse… I saw a new fglrx driver was available from backports. Given the previous post by scarecrow, I thought they had at last corrected the bug. I installed the new fglrx. And then login failed with FFP1 (Fglrx Failure Pattern #1): — Drak3D configured to “native†makes login at gdm stall, ie. the mouse cursor is infinitely whirling and nothing happens however long you wait. — Drak3D configured to “XGL†makes login at gdm crash, and you're back to the login screen. I saw the kernel had not been updated. I had a look and I saw a new kernel was indeed available, but its existence not reflected in the -latest meta-package! kernel-desktop is at version…, whereas kernel-desktop-latest is at version 2.6.27-0.rc8.2mnb2…! So I installed by hand (urpmi), along with the associated fglrx kernel module. And then login succeeds! But 3D fails with FFP2 (Fglrx Failure Pattern #2): — Drak3D configured to “native†may work, or not… You can't know because the whole screen is white, although the mouse cursor obviously reacts to different areas of the screen. — Drak3D configured to “XGL†makes the screen appear and seem to work; unfortunately, it is very slow because direct rendering is disabled. So it seems I'm back to square one: https://mandrivausers.org/index.php?showtopic=68044 Please Mandriva (hint hint :)), or anyone who happens to still have some success with fglrx, what should I do to keep using 3D on both laptops (Dell 1501 and Samsung R40) using urpmi? What hardware info may help in preventing this to happen in the future? If a bug report is due, what should I put inside (the whole matter is beginning to “overflow†my mind and I wouldn't know where to start…)? I'd rather use urpmi than a direct download from AMD, because this way the system is supposed to take care of dkms, and kernel, and fglrx… in a consistent manner. I admit this way ef doing things looks more like a curse than anything else lately, but all hope is not lost… Yves.
  11. I kept running into problems with my wife's Dell Inspiron 1501. So far, the best results I have are with Mandriva 2009, although for some reason 3D is not working right. I have the same 3D problems with my work's Samsung R40, though… both are using fglrx. Only with Mandriva 2009 did I achieve complete compatibility: ethernet, wifi, sound, applications… With earlier Mandriva versions, I kept running into weird problems with open-office or boot or usb/irq… and Wifi was mostly useless. Yves.
  12. I already knew about 6 out of the 10 commands, and I actually use them. Still, I'm glad to know about the other 4, especially “col†and “xmlwfâ€, as those address issues I often have. Yves. (the other two I didn't know are “pgrep†and “nlâ€)
  13. (T0ken, this background is awesome!)
  14. Done: https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=45269 Yves.
  15. I have thought about it but not done it yet. No time. I have no login, I don't even know where OOo's bugzilla is… I'll do that eventually though, as this feature is a requirement to my job. Yves. (BTW, I've seen that a Compiz bug I filed some time ago about Metacity extra buttons is corrected in 2009.0. Nice!)
  16. Unfortunately, the company's net filtering + proxy kept me from getting either the archives version or the p2p version. But the Clubic version works and does import my document correctly. And it is indeed in /opt even though it is in RPM format. So I have both 2.4.1 and 3.0 now. Lot of fears but all is well in the end :) And thank you scarecrow too. You're all very kind to have helped me so fast! Yves.
  17. Thanks to both. I did not manage to get “out of†3.0 pages on oo.org, except for the source code. I was in a hurry. I downloaded oo2.4.1 from Clubic (1st time I ever use this site; I hope it's OK) I'll try your suggestions if it doesn't work. Yves.
  18. Had I known, I wouldn't have upgraded There's a regression in reading ooxml documents. I generate such documents in PHP as a crucial step for managing my work-team and reporting to the boss. At several places in this document, sums are computed, which correctly appear in the document as: <Cell ss:StyleID="StyleSum" ss:Index="10" ss:Formula="=SUM(R[1]C:R[17]C)">… for example. Opening the document was OK with OpenOffice 2, but no more with OpenOffice 3. Each such SUM appears as “=SUM(C3:C19]))†(for example). Notice the added “])â€; that's the regression. And I just can't correct the hundreds of them by hand! So I urgently need to find an Open Office (Calc) version 2.x that can fit in /opt or /home/yves. As an alternative, I'm even willing to uninstall all of OO3, and use RPMs of 2.x if needed! Where can I find a suitable OpenOffice 2.x? Yves. [moved from Installing Mandriva by spinynorman]
  19. My wife and I both had Compiz working right on Mandriva 2008.1. Now on Mandriva 2009, neither can run Compiz. Her Dell is a clean install with a clean home directory. My Samsung is an upgrade and my old home directory was kept. — 3D works fine: direct rendering: Yes; Metisse runs without problems. — Transparency works too: Metacity as a Compositing manager allows real transparency on Gnome-terminal. — Compiz almost works with XGL, except the screen gets corrupted at the first window manager action. But Compiz in native mode (as it was with 2008.1) does not work. I log-in, and wait, and wait, and wait… The mouse cursor is whirling infinitely and nothing happens. Yves. [EDIT:] Well, it seems the Samsung can deal with XGL after all… Could it be due to a different Compiz/Solutions setting for "Fix screen update in XGL with fglrx"? I'll have to check that on the Dell. Still, I'd prefer native support! [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  20. I can't think of a solution other than taking the drive somewhere else, installing a basic text-only system on it (with no specific drivers), and put the drive back in place, making sure (use UUIDs) it will be able to boot, and thus finish installation. Yves.
  21. This is my short and incomplete review of Mandriva 2009.0 :) Two weeks ago, I installed Mandriva 2008.1 on my "salon" living-room PC (see signature). It was dead slow to boot, and wouldn't play DVDs any more! On the other hand, it could display a 1680x1050 (16/10) desktop on my great new 22" display (was on sale), something theorically impossible according to the man page for the original (old) XFree86 driver from Via; great! Two weeks later, I now have 2009.0 Free installed afresh (not an upgrade). I had high expectations on the boot time and DVD issues. Besides, the release notes made a point of presenting LXDE as the new desktop environment in Mandriva, next to the other big two (Gnome and KDE), targetted at computers with low resources; and power-saving features are now for all, wether you have a laptop or not. All in all, this distribution looked like THE Linux distribution my "salon" PC had been waiting for all these years. In short, I'm rather not disapointed :) The boot time is not as short as I had hoped (after reading all those great articles on the net), but certainly still the shortest boot time I ever had on this computer with Mandrake/Mandriva. DVDs play well, although I have Xine crashes in fullscreen if the resolution is set too high (xxmc driver). As for LXDE, it was simply absent from the installer! I could choose Gnome, or KDE, or custom; after choosing the latter, with individual package selection and Internet declared as a media, I couldn't find any "task-*" package (the absence of alphabetical sorting did not help). I settled for a text-only install, after which I had to declare the Internet media again (I lost them during intallation because of a "host not found" error), and then install icewm and drakconf, and finally startx and start mcc and install task-lxde. LXDE is not as nice as I had hoped. Even with one-click launching enabled, you still have to double-click on desktop icons; for the sake of consistency, I chose to disable the desktop; I ponder replacing PCManFM with Rox. Besides, I had to install gdm for the Halt and Reboot choices to work (they wouldn't with xdm). On this topic, there should be a modern light-weight alternative to gdm available. I know one exists although I can't remember the name… The main thing I observed with this new installation is how fast it is! I couldn't believe it! MCC is fast (although rpmdrake hasn't changed much in this aspect). Kazehakase is fast. LXTerminal is fast. All is so fast! Overall, I only had one issue so far: I couldn't change the Line-in volume up because I only saw a single control for PulseAudio. So I disabled PulseAudio. Now I have the answer though: https://mandrivausers.org/index.php?s=&...st&p=516874 Great work Mandriva! Yves.
  22. Isn't that like Beagle along with Firefox' Beagle extention?
  23. Google has made its old indexes (and web interface) from 2001 available for some fun. :) The first word I looked for was “Mandrivaâ€, and of course I got the following result: Then I remembered, and I looked for MUO, and followed the first “view old†link. It's been a long time since MUO was Tom's site! Want to try? www.google.com/search2001.html
  24. Welcome on board (though a little late, sorry) Actually, I had already seen your post, but could not understand what you wanted to achieve. I still can't. In Linux, contrary to Windows, there are so many different possible filesystems, and so many different ways to use each, that it seems to me a bit unwise, or unefficient, to try and perform optimisations on the application level. Were I you, provided I actually understand you goal, I would rather use the most standard file operations possible, with no attempt at optimisation other than the obvious, and then I'll try and see what can be done with tools such as “hdparm†or the “/etc/sysctl.conf†file. Yves.
  25. As nobody answers, it may be that most are in my situation: What is Airsnare? What features are you interested in? Not that I know any Wifi tool, but it may help others help you :) Yves.
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