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  1. Thanks for the link, Greg2 Unfortunately the KDE4 folder widget, when pointed to the common partition, covers about a quarter of the desktop, and even worse, reveals the contents of the common partition - something I certainly do not want to be dislayed. I put an icon for the Dophin file manager on the desktop as a workaround. That may be as close as it can to an icon for the common partition, being a bit like in Gnome and KDE 3. Pity it doesn't seem to work in KDE4. I sometimes wonder why simple things are encomplicated for no obvious reason. Maybe I should switch back to KDE3... Thanks, Helmut
  2. [hk@localhost ~]$ su Password: [root@localhost hk]# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 40.0 GB, 40007761920 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4864 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0x187a1879 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 2423 19462716 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda2 2424 2576 1228972+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda3 2577 4266 13574925 83 Linux /dev/sda4 4267 4864 4803435 b W95 FAT32 [root@localhost hk]#
  3. [hk@localhost ~]$ fdisk -1 bash: fdisk: command not found [hk@localhost ~]$ cat /etc/fstab # Entry for /dev/sda3 : UUID=9e615c82-510b-4fb6-8ab7-0f0519ef5ed0 / ext3 defaults 1 1 # Entry for /dev/sda4 : UUID=372F-6EAC /media/gemeinsam vfat umask=0,user,exec 0 0 # Entry for /dev/sda1 : UUID=A430203F30201B36 /media/hd ntfs-3g defaults 0 0 none /proc proc defaults 0 0 # Entry for /dev/sda2 : UUID=ca0209e0-0437-4e22-b333-d27fbc838de5 swap swap defaults 0 0 [hk@localhost ~]$
  4. Hi Folks, Sorry for asking what seems a stupid question. I used to run Mandriva in GNOME on my dual boot system (Mandriva / Windoze). Now I am trying Mandriva 2009 in KDE. The problem: The for both OS's common partition in vfat / FAT32 has no Icon on the desktop in the KDE Mandriva version, but there was one in the Gnome Version. How can I get it back? Helmut [moved from Installing Mandriva by spinynorman]
  5. Problem solved! Thanks a lot for the help. This is what happened: As a workaround for the USB-stick behaving read-only under Mandriva, I put my files on the common partition using Mandriva 2009. Then I rebooted to windows in order to store the files from the common partition onto the stick using XP. Later on my daughter gave me a brand new USB-stick, and that one worked fine in Linux eliminating the need for the workaround. With that in mind, the old stick was reformatted, and now it also works in Linux as it should have done in the first place. Thans again, Helmut
  6. After running "gpasswd..." as root, ( I did that before as user) it did add my username to the group floppy, but the problem persists. The security level was reduced to "poor" and this problem persists: If I want to record onto the pendrive it says "device is read only". I shall follow your suggestion and install package dostools, but then what? Helmut
  7. Hi Ianw, that code brings me "command not found" Helmut
  8. ls -l /dev/sdb1 brings the same answer floppy group Helmut
  9. Hi Folks, I'm running Mandriva 2009 in Gnome on an IBMx31 laptop. Upon inserting the USB-stick it will mount, but all files remain read only. I cannot put anything on the stick. grateful for any help, Helmut.
  10. nice pier. Southend presumably?


  11. Yeah, try USB. Its not fantastic, but works fine as long as you don't overload it by drawing too much current . The absolute max is 0.5A Anyhow, have a good trip! Much is different in the US, and when you are back you'll know why most folks prefer living where they are! Helmut.
  12. Well, good riddance! There must be something better than AC97... Helmut
  13. @zibi1981 I have the exact same MB, but none of these problems with Mandriva 2007 Free. Helmut
  14. Same as ianw 1974 said applies to my AC97soundcard too! In Windows it always has a buzzing noise, and it gets worse when moving the mouse. No decent sound recordings possible in Windows. However in Linux, the AC97 works! In KLetters, the German and real (UK) English versions were actually recorded with that card, i would not have submitted anything if the quality would not have been good. Helmut
  15. Moshe, just a hint: The MCC (Mandriva Control Centre) has fantastic partitioning tools, in fact all you probably ever need. Just click on "Configure your Computer" or open a terminal and enter "MCC" and you will see. Helmut
  16. From the command prompt, try entering: mcc which gets you to the mandriva control centre. From there you can try different resolutions, different monitors, etc. etc. Hope that helps... cheers, Helmut
  17. As ixthusdan said, they have a small staff needing to be paid wages to survive. Wouldn't you rightfully expect your employer to pay you working fulltime? Considering what Mandriva produces with so few people, and considering how little revenue comes in, we can all be grateful they still exist and make Mandriva the way it is. Since most folks get their Mandriva free, they certainly don't run a racket and definitely have very little similarity with you-know-who. Quite likely M$ might generate more revenue within their canteen in a few days than Mandriva in a year, don't you think? Now, Mandriva has never been a charity, but has rather had to struggle very hard for survival. We should be grateful for what we get, especially if we get a superior product for free! Just think for one moment and compare this to what we can expect from M$... Don't you see a striking difference? Helmut
  18. Hello John, I understand you point. Maybe I will just enter the same slower frame rate for windows too, as you suggested further up That way both Linux and Windows will be displaying at the same frame rate, and hence the monitors will need no fiddling with. Thankfully I don't need Windows very often, maybe once a month or so. I do think a Nvidia card in Linux should be able to run at the same (higher) frame rate as with the same setup under XP. The Monitor is recognized correctly and the card is so too. Both can put out much higher frame rates, so it makes me wonder what is limiting them. Maybe this is a general problem of the Linux Nvidia driver, and might illuminate work needing to be done. Cheers, Helmut.
  19. The xorg.conf reads: Section "Monitor" Identifier "monitor1" VendorName "Eizo" ModelName "Eizo T57S" HorizSync 30.0-92.0 VertRefresh 50.0-160.0 # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output. # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630 # 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616 EndSection The other monitor is a Samsung Syncmaster 700S, essentially with very simlar technical data. Cheers, Helmut
  20. Thanks for the replies! Both monitors are CRT's, and both are identified 100% correctly in Linux. At the chosen resolution (1024x768), they could both run at 160Hz, but actually run at less than half under Linux. Under Windows, they run at 100Hz, probably limited by the graphics card. This is what causes a problem: When you change their frame rate, such as between 75 and 85 or 100 Hz, horizontal and vertical size and position becomes different. On a dual-boot machine, you therefore need to fiddle with monitor adjustments every time you boot up to a different OS. John, I know you can't see any difference between, say 72Hz and 100Hz, but it is less distressing on your eyes. Very slow rates such as 60Hz is definitely bloody aweful to eyes, and you can tell the flicker. (I say that as someone who earns a living retouching old films on computer CRT-screens. Those sort of screens at work are 21-inch screens, the tools being on one screen, and the image under construction on the other, with my eyes at about 45-50cm distance.) I was wondering, why is the frame rate slower with Nvidia cards running under Linux, even with Nvidia drivers? Is there a way to change that? Cheers and happy hollidays, Helmut
  21. Sorry for asking this dumb stupid question, but a search brought no help. How can I change both administrator and user passwords on my Mandriva 2007 box? (My offspring knows both, and has been up to a lot of mischief!) Cheers, Helmut
  22. I have two PC's and each has a different 17 inch monitor. With mdk2007 and 1024 x 768 they both run at around 75 or 85Hz, but under Windblows they will run at 100Hz. Because of this, vertical and horizontal size of the picture varies according to which OS was booted. Both have graphic cards from Nvidia, different models about two or three years old. There is no difference in speed with or without 3D drivers. Question: Is there a way to get them running at full 100Hz in Mandriva? Cheers, Helmut
  23. You could use the search function on the top right of the page. Enter " XP " and you will find similar threads and a wealth of information. Welcome here. Helmut
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