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Everything posted by theYinYeti

  1. For the filesystem, I would tend also to use Reiser3 or JFS rather than Ext3. I'm having more and more doubts on the matter, though, since Ext4 came into being. The kernel team seems very keen on placing Ext4 on the forefront, maybe at the expense of other journalized filesystems (that's only my feeling), and sure enough, Ext4 does seem to bring nice features and performance. Given that: — Reiser3 is doomed sooner or later, since Reiser4 is the successor and already half inodes in the grave; — JFS isn't talked much about (status?), hence doesn't benefit from the buzz-effect, and thus is not where people will go (again, just my own feeling); — The migration path from Ext3 to Ext4 is a painless and easy one; I wonder… Isn't it safer, after all, to go with Ext3? Yves.
  2. I'm not sure at all that 4GB swap is necessary. As far as I know, even suspend-to-disk will work with just as much swap as the amount of memory (2GB in this case). Yves.
  3. Great list! To be fair, many things do work with Linux, so it is probably easier to keep track of what does not work. On the other hand, to a newcomer, a do-work list feels more secure: if it is on the list, it does work (I have seen counter-examples, though…). Yves.
  4. Oooooh!! xboxboy, is this picture freely available somewhere? My son would be over-joyed at having this on his desktop! Yves.
  5. Mandrake is more than able to run several graphical displays. I did that with a much older Mandrake (and DSL too for that matter) on my “nomade†laptop. You could try setting the full path to kde in the DESKTOP value, although, once again, some other things may interfer anyway. First of all, you have to make this work with startx. Then look into the DESKTOP thing. Did you try startx with the full path, eg: startx /usr/bin/startkde -- :1 Yves.
  6. So it seems I was right about the hanging issue. I wish I could change my card too… but it's a laptop… Glad you got it sorted in the end though. Yves.
  7. You're a special kind of “newbie†if you 1/ searched the Internet, 2/ saw the potential in this config file, 3/ knew how to test it :D Well done! Just a small change: DISPLAYMANAGER is for… the display manager, that is: KDM, GDM, XDM, Slim…, that is the place where you login (if you do). The property you're interested in is DESKTOP. However, seeing you're using a specially-configured box, some other settings may interfer, so report back if this change doesn't work. As K Bergen said, append “ -- :1†to this line (there is space on both sides of “--â€). Yet I wonder if this will work without giving the full path to the KDE binary, instead of just “KDEâ€â€¦ Yves.
  8. Hello and welcome to this board :) This is just a post asking for some clarification. I have a similar issue with my laptop and it seems to be related to the ATI Radeon XPress chipset (crapset?); I wish I had the solution…Do you perhaps have an ATI chipset too? My wife has a similar problem with her recent installation of Mandriva 2009.1 RC1: icons in MCC (Gnome desktop) do not appear.So you guess what the question is: do you use latest stable Mandriva (2009.0), or the newer release candidate (2009.1 RC1)? Yves.
  9. A more mandriva-like course of operation would be to run drak3D (ie: Configure 3D in MCC), and turn 3D off. Yves.
  10. No problem for me. I have kernel-desktop and kernel-desktop-devel (plus fglrx, madwifi…). Yves.
  11. Thank you scarecrow :) That worked: I created a “/etc/udev/rules.d/85-synaptics.rules†file with this content: ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="input", ID_CLASS="mouse", RUN+="/usr/bin/synclient TouchpadOff=1" ACTION=="remove", SUBSYSTEM=="input", ID_CLASS="mouse", RUN+="/usr/bin/synclient TouchpadOff=0" I also added the following new line at the end of both “/etc/X11/gdm/Init/Default†and “/etc/X11/gdm/PreSession/Defaultâ€, just before the “exit 0†last line: /usr/bin/synclient TouchpadOff=`grep -ic mouse /proc/bus/usb/devices` I have yet to see if this works, as I haven't disconnected so far. Yves.
  12. I think the config file is /etc/urpmi/urpmi.cfg. Placing “noclean†on its own line between the first pair of brackets (the empty ones at the begining of the file) should solve your issue, I think. Yves.
  13. Older it seems… [yves@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa | grep -i xorg libxorg-x11-devel-7.3-4mdv2009.0 x11-server-xorg-[b]1.4.2[/b]-10.1mdv2009.0 I don't know much about evdev, but maybe it is used: [yves@localhost ~]$ sed -n '/mouse/,/Section/p' /etc/X11/xorg.conf Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2" Option "Device" "[b]/dev/mouse[/b]" EndSection [yves@localhost ~]$ ls -l /dev/mouse lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2009-03-10 08:58 /dev/mouse -> input/mice [yves@localhost ~]$ ls -l /dev/input/mice crw-r----- 1 root root 13, 63 2009-03-10 09:58 /dev/input/mice [yves@localhost ~]$ ls -l /dev/input/event* crw-r----- 1 root root 13, 64 2009-03-10 09:58 /dev/input/event0 crw------- 1 yves root 13, 65 2009-03-10 09:58 /dev/input/event1 The major number from these event* devices is the same as that of mice, and the minor is very close. Yves.
  14. I am aware of the Gnome settings for when I plug a mouse. But this is not what I want. Is there a way to execute something when I plug a mouse, AND when I unplug a mouse. I want to respectively disable, and enable again the touchpad in such case. My touchpad comes in the way when I type text, but sometimes I need it (when no other mouse). For now, I tried a compromise with syndaemon -i 2 -K but that's not satisfactory because the touchpad is unresponsive when I need it, and it keeps clicking randomly when I type text. Yves.
  15. Up to Mandriva 2009 (not included), the kernel desktop586 couldn't see more than 8xxMB of RAM. You have to install the desktop kernel (not 586). Yves.
  16. Providing the graphics card brand and model would probably help. I know I have serious problems with ATI. Yves. [edit] Oops, sorry, I hadn't seen…
  17. What would you think of this distribution? http://custom.nimblex.net/ Yves.
  18. johnz, I like your wallpaper a lot, and your KDE setup is not bad either. Yves.
  19. I've often found that blacklisting a module (ipv6 for example) has no effect. In such case, this often is a solution: In the /etc/modprobe.conf file, write a line like this: install p4_clockmod /bin/true This means that loading the p4_clockmod will be considered successful if the /bin/true commands runs and exits successfully, which is: always :) Yves. [edit] Oh! My posts number is 1984, like this well known and excellent book by Orwell ;)
  20. @scarecrow: Thanks for the info :) I avoid gstreamer too, for the same reasons, although I now keep the libs in case of… For mplayer, although I have no problem with the plugin to date, it's good to know that gecko-mediaplayer is its successor and I'll probably switch to it. Yves.
  21. Ian, are you sure? To my knowledge, ‎13800 MHz is indeed 13.8 GHz, or is it not? As for the CPU info, what the first post states is probably what harddrake displays, or similar info. It doesn't look like (part of) the content of /proc/cpuinfo. I think seeing this content for real would indeed shed some light of this very strange report… Yves.
  22. I know you say that often, scarecrow, but for me mplayerplugin isn't broken and never has been in the past two years. I find it “plug and play†and bug-free. The video application I have the most trouble with is Totem; for some reason, neither it nor the associated firefox plugin has ever worked flawlessly on my PCs… Yves.
  23. I still don't get it. What I understand is that you want to be notified (in a log file) of new folders' creation under a given prefix. If that is so, I suggest you use inotifywatch in a bash script. Yves.
  24. Then probably you removed the clock at some time, and then added it again. The clock would then appear with a generic name such as “applet_5â€. Click successively on each “applet_*†until you find the one with bonobo_iid equal to “OAFIID:GNOME_ClockAppletâ€; this will be the clock. Yves.
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