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  1. Mandriva 2009.1 has been working well since I installed it. Today I was trying to remove programs I'm not using to free disk space. Pulse Audio is on the top of my hit list. I marked it for removal in Install Remove Software, it came up with a long list of packages to remove. I clicked apply, the packages removed without error. Now MCC will not launch from either the icon, or from a command prompt. Properties of the icon are pointed at /usr/bin/mcc. There is no file there called mcc any more. I opened a konsole and tried 'urpmi mcc' and got # urpmi mcc To satisfy dependencies, the following packages are going to be installed: Package Version Release Arch (medium "Contrib") pmccabe 2.3 1mdv2007.0 i586 (medium "Contrib2") pmccabe 2.3 1mdv2007.0 i586 145KB of additional disk space will be used. 60KB of packages will be retrieved. Proceed with the installation of the 2 packages? (Y/n) I have no idea if this is the correct thing to install or not. My guess is no, but I don't know. I then tried 'urpmi pulse' and got # urpmi pulse No package named pulse The following packages contain pulse: alsa-plugins-pulse-config, audacious-pulse, fluxbox-pulseaudio, gstreamer0.10-pulse, ... You should use "-a" to use all of them I don't want to re-install pulse audio, how do I find out what package(s) are required to reinstall MCC ?
  2. An update. I have a ThinkPad running PCLinuxOS 2009.1. I installed the kdms-qc-usb package on that system. The package installed, and then compiled the driver quickcam.ko. I took my Logitech Quickcam, plugged it in, installed Panorama, and viola, it works. That system is running a different kernel, and a slightly older version of GCC. However, it all works. So, now I know there is a problem with Mandriva 2009.1 compiling the driver I need. Is there some place to report this and find some help???
  3. I have had a try at installing qc-usb-messenger-kernel-desktop-latest. If I select that package, I get an unsatisfied dependency of qc-usb-messenger-kernel- I don't have that kernel installed at all. I can not list it through Install/Remove software. There has to be something hosed up in my system, or the files are really not there. Can anyone shed some light on this??? and a urpmq...
  4. [i tried both. Each one alters the appearance of the coloured confetti I see, but neither makes a use-able image with my old webcam. For anyone else reading this thread, and looking for information on the gspca driver, have a look here --> http://www.linuxjour...m-working-gspca And for compatibility with web cams -->http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html In my case, my webcam is not listed as supported, although there are a lot of Logitech cams there, just not the one I own. From this site -->http://www.quickcamteam.net/devices/non-uvc-webcams The driver that works is listed as The formatting, first column is the device, second column is the cam name, and the third is the driver, 'qc-usb'
  5. First of all, I'm running Mandriva 2009.1. Currently I have this kernel - uname -a Linux Duelie #1 SMP Sun Jul 5 19:32:00 EDT 2009 i686 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ GNU/Linux With this kernel my Nvidia hardware is working, but I can not get the Logitech Quickcam to work. Form harddrake, here is the hardware. GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 and the module supporting it - Module: ‎Card:NVIDIA GeForce 6100 and later The Quickcam. lsusb Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:0870 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Express . Some history. I have had this webcam working with 2008.1. I did a clean install of 2009.1 several months ago. I am now trying to get the webcam working. Last time it worked, it was a struggle. Here is the thread that describes what was done. https://mandrivausers.org/index.php?/topic/81224-logitech-quickcam-solved/page__st__15__p__588514__hl__Logitech%20quickcam__fromsearch__1entry588514 From this thread, and the last posts, it appears I need . This means I can not use the 586 kernel I'm now using. ( I think ). I installed this kernel . I can not figure out what nvidia package matches this one, and what I need installed to get the webcam working. I believe I need to 'modprobe mod_quickcam' to support the webcam. I have looked in MCC --> Install software. I find the names in there very confusing. Right now I have cheese installed. I can see the webcam with lsmod, and /dev/video0 is there. I see coloured confettie on cheese. Could someone who understands the naming of the kernel packages please give me some direction? For completeness, here is the output of lsmod. lsmod Module Size Used by tun 10912 0 af_packet 17468 0 nfsd 218284 13 lockd 66476 1 nfsd nfs_acl 2876 1 nfsd auth_rpcgss 35456 1 nfsd sunrpc 183040 12 nfsd,lockd,nfs_acl,auth_rpcgss exportfs 4220 1 nfsd ipv6 269264 24 snd_hda_codec_realtek 194272 1 snd_hda_intel 25064 8 snd_hda_codec 68828 2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel snd_hwdep 6880 1 snd_hda_codec snd_seq_dummy 2464 0 pcspkr 2268 0 forcedeth 54028 0 snd_seq_oss 29536 0 snd_seq_midi_event 6812 1 snd_seq_oss snd_seq 48976 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event snd_seq_device 6728 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq snd_pcm_oss 37632 0 snd_pcm 74432 5 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss snd_timer 20900 4 snd_seq,snd_pcm snd_mixer_oss 14460 1 snd_pcm_oss snd 56516 23 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mixer_oss sg 28240 0 sr_mod 14788 0 soundcore 6976 1 snd snd_page_alloc 8708 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm i2c_nforce2 7520 0 nvidia 7227868 36 agpgart 33992 1 nvidia i2c_core 30992 2 i2c_nforce2,nvidia binfmt_misc 8036 1 gspca_stv06xx 30852 0 gspca_main 22108 1 gspca_stv06xx videodev 40352 1 gspca_main v4l1_compat 13440 1 videodev usblp 11804 0 cpufreq_ondemand 6728 1 cpufreq_conservative 6052 0 cpufreq_powersave 1308 0 powernow_k8 13312 1 freq_table 4380 2 cpufreq_ondemand,powernow_k8 ppdev 7232 0 rtc_cmos 12044 0 floppy 53508 0 parport_pc 35940 0 parport 33900 2 ppdev,parport_pc thermal 15192 0 ohci_hcd 32396 0 button 5836 0 processor 39944 2 powernow_k8,thermal k8temp 4188 0 evdev 9376 7 ehci_hcd 48488 0 usbcore 179408 6 gspca_stv06xx,gspca_main,usblp,ohci_hcd,ehci_hcd ide_generic 2336 0 [permanent] pata_amd 10656 0 ata_generic 4576 0 ide_pci_generic 3744 0 ide_gd_mod 23328 0 ide_core 106988 3 ide_generic,ide_pci_generic,ide_gd_mod pata_acpi 3868 0 sata_nv 22276 3 libata 172780 4 pata_amd,ata_generic,pata_acpi,sata_nv sd_mod 33944 4 scsi_mod 150964 4 sg,sr_mod,libata,sd_mod crc_t10dif 1628 1 sd_mod ext3 125732 2 jbd 46736 1 ext3
  6. Well, after spending way too much time on Pulse Audio, I had no success in getting system sounds to work, with other applications running. For now I have given up. I disabled Pulse in MCC. I installed aRts, and voila, system sounds with other audio applications running.
  7. Thank-you for your comments. XMMS has a Pulse Audio plugin, and does work with it. I understand people are not thrilled with Pulse Audio, neither am I. However, my interest is to see what can I do with it. Since it is GPL, like other linux software, and several distros are moving toward it, I would like to see if I can get it to work. The problem I have is not a show stopper, by any means. I know I could blow it away, but that would not help to define any problem, or to fix it. So I will continue as far as I can to learn, and help fix... Here is one thing I tripped across, looking to learn... I get this error message when I run the command 'pulseaudio --dump-modules', at the end of the module listings. I went into Install/Remove software, and listed the installed module, 'module-init-tools version 3.6' It is installed. I looked at the files, and sure enough, module-init-tools is installed in the path specified. So, the question is why do I get the error message it can not be found? Possibly this has something to do with problem I have described? Don't know for now.
  8. I'm have problems trying to get system notifications to play a sound fine, ( .wav files ) while I have an audio stream palying, or playing music files. First off, I'm running Mandriva 2009.1 with a stock kernel. I have several system notifications set up to play .wav files, including Thunderbird, for arriving mail. The system notifications work, if I'm not playing a audio stream, or musinc files on my system. Once I start up Xmms, or RealPlayer 11, then I do not hear the notifications. Pulse Audio is enabled in MCC. Other options I have selected are: Automatic Routing from ALSA to Pulse Audio, and Enable user switching for Audio Applications. Other items are not selected. Sound driver: I have spent a lot of time on www.pulseaudio.org, and at this point have not found a lot of help there. It appears to me as a lot of the setup on Mandriva 2009.1 is different than what they list. I have installed 'padevchooser' 'paman' 'paprefs' 'pavucontrol' and 'pavumeter' to try and help sort out how Pulse Audio works, and hoe to configuer the beast. The problem as I see it, if I have XMMS or RealPlayer running, and I try to play a .wav file, with aplay at a command prompt, XMMS will continue to play, but I get silence from the .wav file. The wav files are fine, if you play them by themselves. This all worked when aRts was the sound server, on older versions of Mandriva. I know I could remove Pulse, and install aRts, but that would be giving up, and if PA is the future, I would lkie to understand it better. Any thoughts on what I coyuld try???
  9. camorri

    emerald theme

    Open Compiz Config Settings manager. Make sure you have 'Window Decorations' checked. Open it, there is a Command field. Enter 'emerald --replace' there. You may have to restart the x-server. Ctrl + Alt + backspace. Log in and see it that allows the theme to load.
  10. The tar file is not a patch. It is an installable version of Frostwire. I got it here -->http://www.frostwire.com/?id=downloads Just click on the Tarball and it should download. There are instructions on how to install, if you need them.
  11. Ian, I just deleted the files, rpm would not remove them. Thank-you for the warning. I'll try to remember if frostwire stops working. Scarecrow, I looked thorough the link you posted. Here is the list of packages, and the state my system was in. java-1.6.0-sun-plugin- was installed rootcerts-java-20080503.00-2mdv2009.0 not installed java-1.6.0-sun-alsa- installed java-1.6.0-sun-fonts- installed timezone-java-2008i-1mdv2009.0 not installed java-1.6.0-sun- installed java-access-bridge-1.24.0-1mdv2009.0 not installed java-1.6.0-sun-jdbc- installed java-1.6.0-openjdk- not installed I have since install all packages that were not installed. Frostwire is working. I believe the major problem was the PATH to the java environment. Frostwire installed from the rpm could not find unpack200. There is also an issue around permission on the /usr/lib/frostwire directory. When I ran as non-root, I got errors with respect to the hashes file. If I ran as root, the hases errors dd not occur. To my way of thinking, the user should not have to run as root the first time to update the hashes file. It would be interesting to see if someone would take a newly installed system, make sure the above packages are installed, and then try the .rpm. For now, mine is working. What the old saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".... Thanks to everyone.
  12. First of all, thank-you for your replies. I now have Frostwire working on 2009.1 There was nothing wrong with the java installtion. I did some looking around as Neddie had suggested, and found another Mandriva user with the same symptoms. There output from the konsole was a match. The fix ( work around ) is to download the .tar file from www.frostwire.com and expand it where you want the installation. The tar file is different, it contains the .jar files you need to run, along with the start up scripts. I erased the .pack files and files and directories created by installing the .rpm version. I then used tar to expand the .tar.gz file. It worked the first try from the command line, as root and as a regular user. I had a look back through the error output, I believe there was more than one problem. The ownership of root was stopping access to the hash files. unpack200 could not be found, even though it was installed on the system. I suspect that could have been fixed by altering the PATH to look in the java installation. Long story short, use the .tar file. For anyone familiar with Limewire, Frostwire is a work alike java program, it looks very similar to Limewire. I prefer Frostwire, it is completly free, and is much faster downloading files than the free version of Limewire. Frostwire also connects to the network faster than Limewire. Once again, thank-you for your help.
  13. I installed 2009.1 a few days ago. I did a clean install. Most things are working without a problem. I downloaded Java from Sun, ( jre-6u13-linux-i586.bin ) and installed it. In Firefox I went to Suns site to verify the version. It reports ... I downloaded Frostwire from the official web site. This is the name of the file - frostwire-4.18.0.noarch.rpm. It installed without any error messages. When I try to run Frostwire from a konsole I get the following : sh: unpack200: command not found sh: unpack200: command not found /usr/lib/frostwire/unpack200.py:10: DeprecationWarning: the md5 module is deprecated; use hashlib instead import md5 Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/frostwire/unpack200.py", line 58, in <module> makeHashes() File "/usr/lib/frostwire/unpack200.py", line 17, in makeHashes output = file('hashes','w') IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: 'hashes' HOSTNAME IS Duelie Starting FrostWire... Java exec found in PATH. Verifying... Suitable java version found [java = 1.6.0_13] Configuring environment... Loading FrostWire: CLASSPATH SET TO: Unable to access jarfile FrostWire.jar ****************************************************************** Something went wrong with FrostWire. Maybe you're using the wrong version of Java? (FrostWire is tested against and works best with with Sun's JRE, Java 1.4+) The version of Java in your PATH is: java version "1.6.0_13" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_13-b03) Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 11.3-b02, mixed mode) I cut off several lines of 'sh: unpack200: command not found'. I have done some looking around. unpack200 is used to create .jar files from packed files. When I look at the directory with most of the frostwire files, most are .pack files. There are no .jar files. The problem seems to be runFrostwire.sh can not locate unpack200. I did a locate, the file is in . I added a sym link to unpack200, but it still will not work. Has anyone got Frostwire to work on 2009.1 ? If so, how? What am I missing? [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  14. Well, I had no success fixing this problem. I decided to download 2009.1, and did a clean install. I re-partitioned the disk so I wouldn't run out of space on the / partition. 2009.1 looks good so far. This is my first experience with KDE 4. Still discovering new things. Compiz was much easier to get working on 2009.1 than it was on earlier releases. Good stuff. Nothing like a clean install to fix up your old bugs. I'm considering this a resolved problem.
  15. I'm running Mandriva 2009 on my main system. I got here through upgrades, the original clean install was 2008. For the most part the upgrade path has worked for me. However, my disk partitioning is not ideal, SDA1 is running close to 100% full. I'm going to install 2009.1, and do a clean install. In an effort to delay the install, ( got many other things going on where I need this machine running ) I removed some files from SDA1 ( dumb move I know ), i wound up with errors when KDE 3.5.10 loads. "No mime types installed" and "application/octet stream not installed" are the errors that appear when KDE starts up. After doing a lot of searching, I know I removed some files for KDE. What I would like to know, is there a way with urpmi to verify what files are installed, or missing? If I can identify what package the missing files are from, can I re-install ( refresh ) just that package? I thought of deleting KDE, but I'm afraid I would wind up with a vegetable. With very little SDA1 space, I don't think this would work. Other systems, most of the applications in Kmenu are missing. Desktop icons do not appear. I can still launch most applications from the command line. Interesting side light, FIrefox works fine, Konqueror will only launch from a konsole, however it is unuseable. I can not load any of the profiles for it. I'm in the process of backing up my files, I'm doing that through NFS. Samba isn't working for the most part. The daemons are running, printing from a windoze system is not working, it did before I created this bug... Is it possible to find out and re-install the files I deleted with urpmi?
  16. It doesn't work the way I think it should, but it does find the word(s) if you click on "Highlight all". Not sure if this is the way the developers wanted it to work or not. Next and Previous buttons move you around the instances of what is highlighted.
  17. Thank-you for the response. I read the link information. I must admit I have some more reading to do. I looked at /var/log/auth.log and found this - "pam_securetty(login:auth): access denied: tty 'tty2' is not secure !". I see this is why I can not log through tty1 or tty2. I will some more reading...
  18. First of all, why would I need a user called guest? Is it necessary, and does it give me a security hole? A little background. I'm running a samba server on this system, and I think the guest user is there to allow printing, without a log in by the end users. ( my family ). I found a sym link in /home pointing to my home directory. Just a guess, does this give anyone connecting as 'guest' access to my home directory? Second question, is about the root passwd. If I open a konsole, and su, the password I use works, I get root privileges, as expected. If I use ctrl + alt + f1 to get a command prompt, type 'root' and use the password that works from a konsole and su, the password fails. I don't understand why it works with su and not through a tty. How can I fix this, I would like one password that works for both. I must admit, security is not my long suite...
  19. I was having the same problem, but I was running KDE 3.5. I have Flash 10.0 r22 installed. I removed the nspluginwrapper-1.1.0-7mdv2009.0 and now the flash content works perfectly.
  20. I'm running 2009 with KDE 3.5. I have 2009 KDE 4 on my laptop, KDE 4 I don't like, so I installed XFCE, and use it on the lappy. Been a long time mandy user, I have a copy of 9.2 installed on my old desktop in the basement. Still works well for a backup machine.
  21. Greg2, Thank-you for the reply. I have got it to work. Since I have two kernels installed, I just booted to the other kernel. I checked /dev/video and it is there. I brought up camstream, and the camera is now working. So this is now fixed, or I guess configured correctly. I think what has added to the problem for me is the naming of the kernels and other related packages. I do not understand the current names, I find them confusing to say the least. It would be nice if there was a list of names, and descriptions, sufficient to allow the more casual user to figure things out. Thank-you to you Greg2, and Ian for all your help.
  22. O.K.... I looked at grub, and MCC installed kernels, and yes, both are installed. I'm not sure how I got them both installed. I know it matters so we can load the correct modules for the web-cam, but does it matter for general use? If not, then I should be able to remove the unused kernel.
  23. The results of the two rpm commands...
  24. First things first. Greg2 requested the output of lsmod | grep -i gspca It appears that gspca in not loaded. Ian requested rpm -ql qc-usb-kernel rpm -ql dkms-qc-usb The outout... and That is installed. and find /lib -name *quick* produces... The modules are there. I installed these modules using MCC Install/remove software. qc-usb-kernel- and qc-usb-kernel-desktop586-latest. Both show installed in MCC; ie I see a green circle, white down arrow in the status column. I don't understan why they don't show up in the rpm inquiry. Greg2, missed this question on my first edit. It appears gspca is not being loaded. I have never had to blacklist a module. I would need to know the file to edit to do this. I have tried to modprobe mod_quickcam, I always get a Module not found error, even though I have two copies of the module. Here is what I see. I tried this on both directories where I have the module, it will not load.
  25. O.K. I have installed the qc-usb-kernel package, and dkms-qc-usb was installed. I had to run Update Your System first. There is a kernel, so I ran the update. Then I installed the qc-usb-kernel package. Here is the requested out put plus a little more. Note the kernel is now I still do not get a /dev/video or /dev/video1 created. The system does not load mod_quickcam.
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