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  1. Greg2, That sounds like a plan. It looks like I need to do a bit of research first. There are 12 packages that start with qc-usb-kernel. Right now I'm running I need to figure out which package to install. I know I don't need the server ones. I also looked at the dkms-qc-usb packages. I had one installed. The release showed as 2008.1, not 2009 version I should have installed. I removed the 2008.1 version, and installed the 2009 version. This system was upgraded, not a clean install. I will look into the kernels, and post back, with the requested info.
  2. Ian, Thank-you for the reply. Here is the last lines added to dmesg, after I hot plugged the webcam.
  3. From lsusb: I know some webcams are now supported in 2009 without loading drivers. This one did work under 2008.1, by loading the gspca package, the system sees in when I hot plug it, but it is not seen by any applications. There is no /dev/video or /dev/video1 created. I have been here-->http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html and my QuickCam is not in the supported list. Is there a way to get this working?
  4. I got the backports to add, and update, finally. I clicked on the backport, then on the Edit button. On the window that appears, I selected Curl, and Save Changes. Then it does the update. Did the same for Non free backports, and it updated. I then followed the instructions to update 'ldetect-lst'. I ran XFdrake from a root shell. It appeared to do the same thing as before. If I picked 6100 or newer, and then Test, the test did not work. I thought I would take a stab in the dark, selected 6100 or newer, and saved it. Booted the system, the driver now works. I was able to enable the 3D stuff I have no idea why the test should fail, it makes it look like the wrong card is specified. If I go to MCC now, and run XFdrake, I see the correct card selected, the test works as normal. Any way, I'm calling my problem solved. B) Back to the spinning cube...
  5. I have tried to add the two backports, they add to the list, but I can not get them to update. I click on the check box, the pop up asks Is it O.K. to contact... I click YES, and nothing happens. This is frustrating. Is this function broken???
  6. I just upgraded from 2008.1 to 2009. I did it by updating the repos, and running an update. The only issue I have is the video configuration. Lspci shows : lspci |grep VGA 00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (rev a2) I ran XFdrake ( several times ). I can get the xserver to run if I specify NVIDIA GeForce FX series, which the card is not. This hardware has worked for at least 10 months on 2008.1 with NVIDIA GeForce 6100 or later. If I select that on 2009, and run a 'test' through XFdrake, I get the rainbow picture, if I click YES to save, the screen screws up, and the system is locked. Only a power off gets it going again. I can not activate 3D stuff with a FX card defined. 3D worked well in 2008.1. Here are the device lines from xorg.conf. Section "Device" Identifier "device1" BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX series" Driver "nv" Option "DPMS" EndSection I can remember XFdrake asking if I wanted to use the 'proprietory drivers' , I said yes when I selected the 6100 card or later. How do I go about getting the correct card and driver selected, so I can get the 3D stuff going?
  7. Here is an update. Before I booted the system, I switched to the gui and ran Update Your System from MCC. That installed another 67 packages, and appeared to run without error. I then booted the system, and it came up with out any problems. So I'm now running 2009 :D . I did some testing, and most things seem O.K. Samba, printing, NSF are all fine, without any problems. I ran Update Your System once in 2009, and another group of packages ( about 12 ) were not up to date. When I tried to update them, I got the same message about a bad Sig on the same package. I selected Yes to continue. I then got a conflict on Ark version 3.5.9 conflicting with the packages to install. I had to remove Ark 3.5.9, then the other packages installed. I have a problem with the Nvidia configuration. I Think I will open a new thread for that, and for now call this solved. Thank-you for the help...
  8. I'm uploading the output from the command. Since I have not booted yet, lots of things are not working, I can not launch a konsole. I had to do a Ctrl + Alt + F1 to get a command line to run the command. I sent it to the attached file. output.txt output.txt
  9. I'm trying to upgrade my main system from 2008.1 to 2009 by following the Release notes section 2.1.2. I updated 2008.1 as instructed. I deleted the 2008 media, and then added the 2009 media via Easy-Urpmi. I ran the command 'urpmi --auto-select --replacefiles 2>&1 | tee upgrade.log' Urpmi has downloaded 1506/1735 files. I now have a error message. How do I fix this? I'm stuck part way through an upgrade. I have not booted the system yet. I'm entering this form the system. I tried deleting the file, and re-running the command 'urpmi --auto --auto-select --replacefiles' but it got the same error again. Suggestions???
  10. I have had the same issue with this program. I did some googling, and it seems this program has some problems. I'm using DVD-Slideshow to create my shows. There doesn't seem to be a GUI though. I tried Slcreator, it is supposed to be a GUI front end, but when it loads, I see error messages about fonts. The GUI loads, and where there should be words to label drop downs and buttons, only small boxes appear.
  11. However, when all pc's are running Linux, I've no way finding / or adding a new printer that physically is attached to one of the pc's (see above) -- even adding IP addresses of the 'host' doesn not help. There are two ways ( possibly more ) to get this working. 1. The easy way, install Cups on each linux system. On the print server configure the printer(s) locally. On the rest of the systems, use cups to configure the remote printer. This is how I set up printing between my linux system. Cups is well documented. You use any web browser to connect to Cups. In the location bar you type http://localhost:631 to connect to cups. Of course you need the linux drivers for what ever printers you have. You can find that information on linuxprinting.org. 2. The hard way, on your print server, install and configure Samba server. ( Now you are doing things the windoze way ). You will need Cups on the server. The printers have to work locally first. Install Samba client on the systems that do not have a printer. You should be able to browser the server and see the shared resources. For linux to linux, use Cups, that is all you need.
  12. From the HCL --> http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/showprod...3734/cat/myprod Looks like you need ndiswrapper and the windows driver to get it going. For the audio, the snd_intel_hda module should support that sound card. Do a '/sbin/lsmod' ( command without quotes ) and see if it is loaded. I would suspect it is. If it is loaded, bring up alsamixer, and make sure you are not muted, and the volume is up.
  13. Have a look here -->http://openprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=Lexmark-X2550 Looks like one user got this printer to work on Ubuntu. Give it a try and post back.
  14. I followed the link in the first post, followed the instructions, and I'm happy to report, everything worked well enough. It took about three hours to complete the upgrade. There were a few packages I had to make selections for, from a list. Other than the consumed time, this was a very easy way to upgrade one level; 2008 to 2008.1. Grub was updated with the "Spring" boot option. Fstab was not disturbed. So the basics are all there. I will do some more testing, and report what I find. :P It has taken some time to sort out all the minor problems. The biggest one was the proprietary nvidia driver was installed, but would not install. I don't know why, what I did to get it going, was uninstall with urpmi, and then re-install. I could then get the nvidia driver to load and run. Compiz won't start, you can't enable it with out the nvidia driver. I had to use XFdrake, select the card, quit, and follow the prompt to install the nvidia driver. All is good with Compiz, and Nvidia now. All my servers are running, and didn't require any tweaking. That includes Cups, Samba, NFS and SSH. This was the biggest benefit of installing from the repos. B) A clean install takes me several days of configuring to get things back to normal. Hope this helps anyone considering an upgrade from the repos...
  15. I found this How-to --> http://www.howtoforge.com/upgrading-from-m...sktop-to-2008.1 Has anyone tried it? If yes, with what results? caveats??? I have several servers running on my 2008 system. I have backed up the config files to my home directroy. I don't want to format if I don't have to. I'm not sure what to backup for cups. If I upgrade, will I have to reconfigure ethernet? I have burned the 2008.1 CD, it boots fine, everything I tried worked as expected. I usually format and install a clean install. It then takes me a week or so to get everything working again. That is what I'm trying to avoid. I would appreciate your thoughts. ;)
  16. Yahoooooooo, I found out how to disable GLX. As root from the command line I ran Did a startx, voila! Success. A big thank-you to those that helped. Now, on to an upgrade to spring.
  17. Some success, but I don't have a working desktop, yet. I copied the oldest backup file I had, and edited that file. I changed 'Driver nvidia' to 'Driver nv'. That has helped, I no longer get the API mismatch message. When I startx, I get a blue screen, with mouse pointer, and the blue circle of dots going around the mouse pointer. The mouse pointer moves with the mouse. I never get a desktop. After about a minute, the blue screen disappears, and the command window is left. I have a message at the bottom, "Failed to initialize GLX extension ( Compatible X driver not found )". I tried commenting out in the Modules section GLX, but it still failed. I had the 3d cube running before I messed with the Nvidia drivers. I remember when I got 3d going, I had to use the proprietary drivers, and I edited xorg.conf. I have not found out, yet what to remove to get rid of 3d. I don't think it works with the 'nv' driver. Once I get the desktop back, I plan on updating to 2008 spring. I havn't looked into that yet. So 3d for now can go away... Here is my xorg.conf file, I know it is not right, could someone help me get it so I can load a regular desktop??? # File generated by XFdrake (rev 239302) Section "Extensions" Option "Composite" EndSection # ********************************************************************** # Refer to the xorg.conf man page for details about the format of # this file. # ********************************************************************** Section "ServerFlags" #DontZap # disable <Ctrl><Alt><BS> (server abort) #DontZoom # disable <Ctrl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching) AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work EndSection Section "Module" Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension Load "v4l" # Video for Linux Load "extmod" Load "type1" Load "freetype" Load "glx" # 3D layer EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard1" Driver "kbd" Option "XkbModel" "pc105" Option "XkbLayout" "us" Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse1" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2" Option "Device" "/dev/mouse" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "monitor1" VendorName "Acer" ModelName "Acer AL1911" HorizSync 24.0-80.0 VertRefresh 56.0-75.0 # 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 Section "Device" Identifier "device1" VendorName "nVidia Corporation" BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX and later" Driver "nv" Option "DPMS" Option "RenderAccel" "false" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "screen1" Device "device1" Monitor "monitor1" DefaultColorDepth 24 Subsection "Display" Depth 8 Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240" EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 15 Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240" EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 16 Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240" EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240" EndSubsection EndSection Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "layout1" InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard" InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer" Screen "screen1" EndSection I also ran XFdrake as root. That works now. I get the rainbow of colours on the screen at the correct resolution. I will continue to try to fix this file, I don't want to re-install if I can avoid it.
  18. Lex, Are you telling me it is a waste of time to update? You may be correct. Problem is my systems xserver will not start due to the API mismatch. I have been searching around, including the Nvidia wiki. Some interesting info there. It appears if you have proprietory drivers installed, as I do with Mandriva 2008, you have to uninstall them before you can use the latest drivers from Nvidia. There are threads there that tell you how to fix a Ubuntu system and Red Hat ( Fedora ). I havn't found out how to remove the Nvidia stuff from Mandriva, or how to restore the Mandrivas drivers. They worked before I tried to install the driver form Nvidia.
  19. O.K. call me stupid. Yes I know, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Well, its broke now. I'm running Mandriva 2008 and uname -a reports kernel This is on a dual core Gigabyte system. lspci reports the video adapter as nVidia Corporation 6100 nForce 430 (rev a2). A little background. I just installed Slack 12.1 on the machine I'm inputing this on. It has a much older nVidia chip set. I followed ( in the Slackware section of the forum ) how to set up Slackware on a new system. It worked well, so well I though I would look at my main Mandriva system, and see if I could improve the Video. From the nVidia icon, it looked like direct rendering was not running. I had read ( on this board ) new nVidia drivers were just released. So I downloaded it. The file was NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.12-pkg.run. I went to init 3 and installed. The x-server would not start. Got a message 'API Mismatch Nvidia kernel 173.14.09 and Driver 173.14.12. So I wondered if I had the correct kernel source installed. Did a urpmi kernel-source- and it installed. Re-ran the install of the nVidia driver, still get the mismatch message. I find the nVidia site difficult to figure out which is the correct driver to download and install. I did read the 'README' file in the instructions, and the list of supported cards, and chip sets. It lists several 6100's but not an exact match on the nForce part. So, I may well have the wrong driver for my chip set. First question, which is the correct file to install for gForce6100 nForce 430 (reva2) ? Second, do I now have the correct kernel source installed? ( I think I do, how do I verify it ). Also tried to get back to the drivers that came with Mandriva, ran XFdrake, but couldn't figure out how to get back to the way it was, before I messed with it. Suggestions please...
  20. I don't usually chime in on this type of thread, but it made me think. I've used Mandrake from 9.0. My main system is 2008.1, and I still have a 9.2 system in use, on my old machine in the basement. That is the only release I ever got my HP 3200C scanner to work on. Have I tried other distors? You bet, why not, its free... I have had Kubuntu and Xubuntu installed for about 4 years on an old laptop. I tried Red Hat ( before Fedora ) and I could never get all my hardware working. Mandrake worked out of the box, still does, and that is why I continue to use it on my main machine. It is stable, lots of stuff to try on URPMI repos. Am I ashamed? I think that would be a little harsh, however I think there is some truth in the idea. If I recommend Mandriva, it is usually not this first one I mention. Ease of installation, there is nothing any better, but there are some that come close. I think it was the bad rap Mandriva got, and it a few years ago that still hangs on. If you want to get up and running, Mandriva is as good as it gets. Linux knowledge takes time to build. I tried Slackware first. I got it working, after a fight with X, audio, mounting disks etc. Sure I fixed it all, but why fight if you don't have to? There is a lot to be learned after a successful install. This is where I think a nob should start, not fighting with X or some driver install. Mandy may have some drawbacks, but I'm hard pressed to think of one. I guess getting bored with nothing to fix is one... I'm going to install Slack 12.1 on a P4 machine I have XP on. I want to learn to compile a kernel. I don't want to screw up my main system, I need it for daily things. The reason is simple, distos kernels today support a lot of stuff I don't have installed. I want to see what type of performance increase I can have by creating a stripped down kernel. So there you have my wooden nickels worth.
  21. I'm running 2008 spring. I had Firefox installed. With it I had stored bank card log on information. This is info the bank uses to identify what account you want to log into. There is also a password that is not stored. On FF3.0 I can enter the card data, give it a name and then use my password to log in. All seems to work the first time. If I log out, do other stuff, and come back to the bank site, the card info is still there. If I close FF, and then restart it, go to the banking site, the card info is gone. I have set a master password. FF3.0 does store passwords for sites like this one. They are not lost. I installed FF in /usr/lib/firefox as root so any user could use it. I created a desktop icon, FF launches from there without problems. Is there some config option I need to alter to get FF to preserve the banking card data? Is there something in preferences to configure to fix this? As always, your thoughts are welcome... Update, I have fixed it. The fix is to delete your profile and create a new one. For what ever reason I don't understand, the old profile would not work in 3.0. I removed all the add ons as part of the PD. That didn't fix this problem, however I found FF is much faster loading without any add ons. I did add the bookmark sync add on, to retrieve my bookmarks. Hope this helps someone else... B)
  22. What ever you do, you do not need to reformat and reinstall to fix this. O.K. the Antheros card, is this wireless? What is it called? Ath0 ? The wired interface is probably eth0. Anyway, open a konsole and as root run the command 'ifconfig' and cut and paste the results here so we know if you have IP addresses on either interface, what is up and what is down. Once you know the names of the interaces, there are files at /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ for each interface. I'll assume for now you have a ath0 and a eth0 interface. The files for each will be called ifcfg-eth0 and ath0 in the above directory. Cut and paste the contents of those files here. They can be edited as root. These are the files the wizards create. Here is what the eth-0 file on my system looks like. cat ifcfg-eth0 DEVICE=eth0 BOOTPROTO=static IPADDR= NETMASK= GATEWAY= ONBOOT=yes METRIC=10 MII_NOT_SUPPORTED=no USERCTL=yes DNS1= DNS2= RESOLV_MODS=yes LINK_DETECTION_DELAY=6 IPV6INIT=no IPV6TO4INIT=no It is a wired card, and I have a router. The DNS settings should be in /etc/resolv.conf as well.
  23. Have you resolved this? Or are still trying to get the old 286 machine to act as a terminal? Terminals usually supply some sort of hardware adapter, that can 'speak' a protocol the host system can talk through the connection. Now a 286 based system, as far as I know will not boot any sort of linux system. I believe you need at least a 386 based processor. So, if you can boot Dos, there are terminal emulation programs available. Then a serial connection is probably the easy way to connect. You can boot dos from a floppy, you don't need a hard disk for that. I would have to scratch around to find the software to emulate a terminal.
  24. You need to loose the windoze way of fixing problems. "reformatting and reinstalling". With so little information provided it is difficult to help. If you followed a procedure that did not work, at least post a link to the information. Then we will have some idea what you did, or did not do.
  25. Thanks guys, I used input from both of you to fix it. To fix it I, 1. ran urpmi dkms-nvidia ; this found 3 packages I had removed. I instlled them. 2. At this point startx didn't work. Now I edited xorg.conf, and changed 'nvidia' to 'vesa' Tried startx, got a blue screen for about 30 seconds, but no desktop. 3. Ran XFdrake as root, picked the proprietory driver. Did a startx and presto, it all works. Thank-you! :D
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