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Hi,

I have 4GB memory on my computer. After installation I see all 4 GB.

 

But after installing of kernel-desktop-latest and restarting I see

 

    # uname -a
   Linux localhost 2.6.33.7-desktop-2mnb #1 SMP Mon Sep 20 19:00:25 UTC 2010 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

 

    # free
                total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
   Mem:       3112588    2805048     307540          0     774308    1442424
   -/+ buffers/cache:     588316    2524272
   Swap:      2096440          0    2096440

 

It looks like desktop version of Mandriva does not understand more 3GB memory?

I tried to work on server version of Mandriva, but encountered problems with some applications like smplayer, vlc – when playing movies they make some pauses, which I do like at all.

Can desktop version of Mandriva work with 4GB Memory, something like PAE in Fedora ?

 

 

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Probably kernel-desktop-latest doesn't have PAE enabled, and this is why you are missing the additional 700MB.

 

What kernel's have you now got installed? Since it was working before, I think we need to choose the kernel that was previously running and not the desktop one, so:

 

rpm -qa | grep -i kernel

 

will provide us a list of what packages with kernel in their name are installed. Then simply reboot, and choose the other kernel instead of the kernel desktop. Once you are back to the 4GB, do:

 

urpme kernel-desktop-latest

 

and revert to this. Alternatively, check out the list of available kernels to install, maybe you'll find one that has pae in the kernel name for installation, or an alternative one that will have pae enabled. Maybe your pauses are due to something else, and not the server kernel exactly. Maybe some other running services.

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If you can't find a kernel version you like and don't mind trying 3rd party apps then MIB (Mandriva Italia Backports) has kernel packages with PAE enabled.

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If you can't find a kernel version you like and don't mind trying 3rd party apps then MIB (Mandriva Italia Backports) has kernel packages with PAE enabled.

I added media

urpmi.addmedia kernel_mib http://mib.pianetalinux.org/MIB/2010.1/32/projects/kernels/2.6.38.8/

Do you mean this ?

 

I installed nrj libs and have :

rpm -qa | grep -i nrj
kernel-nrj-pae-desktop-2.6.38.8-nrjpae.69mib-1-1mib2010.2
kernel-nrj-pae-desktop-latest-2.6.38.8-nrjpae.69mib2010.2
kernel-nrj-desktop-devel-2.6.38.8-nrj.69mib-1-1mib2010.2
kernel-nrj-desktop-2.6.38.8-nrj.69mib-1-1mib2010.2
kernel-nrj-desktop-devel-latest-2.6.38.8-nrj.69mib2010.2
kernel-nrj-desktop-latest-2.6.38.8-nrj.69mib2010.2
kernel-nrj-pae-desktop-devel-2.6.38.8-nrjpae.69mib-1-1mib2010.2
kernel-nrj-pae-desktop-devel-latest-2.6.38.8-nrjpae.69mib2010.2

 

 

Loading system I select desktop-nrjpae but I get message that XServer is not configured

 

I deleted xorg.conf file and loaded without video driver and have :

uname -a
Linux localhost 2.6.38.8-desktop-nrjpae.69mib #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Jun 5 14:53:33 CEST 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

$ free
            total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       4119396     931124    3188272          0      62916     449996
-/+ buffers/cache:     418212    3701184
Swap:      2096444          0    2096444

 

But when I tried to install video drivers running XFdrake( Proprietary driver )

and on testing new configuration I get error

An error occurred:

(EE) NVIDIA: Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module. Please check your

(EE) NVIDIA: system's kernel log for additional error messages.

 

Try to change some parameters

 

In /var/log/ Xorg.9.log:

X.Org X Server 1.7.7

Release Date: 2010-05-04

X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0

Build Operating System: Linux_2.6.22.18-server-1mdv Mandriva

Current Operating System: Linux localhost 2.6.38.8-desktop-nrjpae.69mib #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Jun 5 14:53:33 CEST 2011 i686

Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=2.6.38.8-desktop-nrjpae.69mib root=UUID=ff2d8c2e-1437-4e0f-baf4-1a09da9f44e2 resume=UUID=4b9baa21-0cba-4181-8430-f14ca9a61a10 splash=silent vga=788

Build Date: 04 May 2010 10:04:18PM

 

Current version of pixman: 0.18.2

Before reporting problems, check http://qa.mandriva.com'>http://qa.mandriva.com

to make sure that you have the latest version.

Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,

(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,

(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.

(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.9.log", Time: Wed Aug 10 08:22:28 2011

(++) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.test"

(==) ServerLayout "layout1"

(**) |-->Screen "screen1" (0)

(**) | |-->Monitor "monitor1"

(**) | |-->Device "device1"

(**) Option "DontZap" "False"

(**) Option "AllowMouseOpenFail"

(++) Not automatically adding devices

(==) Automatically enabling devices

(==) FontPath set to:

catalogue:/etc/X11/fontpath.d

(==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/extra-modules,/usr/lib/xorg/modules"

(==) |-->Input Device "<default pointer>"

(==) |-->Input Device "<default keyboard>"

(==) The core pointer device wasn't specified explicitly in the layout.

Using the default mouse configuration.

(==) The core keyboard device wasn't specified explicitly in the layout.

Using the default keyboard configuration.

(II) Loader magic: 0x821af40

(II) Module ABI versions:

X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4

X.Org Video Driver: 6.0

X.Org XInput driver : 7.0

X.Org Server Extension : 2.0

(--) using VT number 9

 

(--) PCI:*(0:2:0:0) 10de:0622:0000:0000 nVidia Corporation G94 [GeForce 9600 GT] rev 161, Mem @ 0xdf000000/16777216, 0xc0000000/268435456, 0xdc000000/33554432, I/O @ 0x0000ec00/128, BIOS @ 0x????????/524288

(WW) Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (No such file or directory)

(II) "extmod" will be loaded by default.

(II) "dbe" will be loaded by default.

(II) "glx" will be loaded by default.

(II) "record" will be loaded by default.

(II) "dri" will be loaded by default.

(II) "dri2" will be loaded by default.

(II) LoadModule: "v4l"

(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/v4l_drv.so

(II) Module v4l: vendor="X.Org Foundation"

compiled for 1.7.1, module version = 0.1.1

ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 6.0

(II) LoadModule: "extmod"

(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libextmod.so

(II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"

compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.0.0

Module class: X.Org Server Extension

ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0

(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER

(II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension

(II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA

(II) Loading extension DPMS

(II) Loading extension XVideo

(II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation

(II) Loading extension X-Resource

(II) LoadModule: "dbe"

(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdbe.so

(II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"

compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.0.0

Module class: X.Org Server Extension

ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0

(II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER

(II) LoadModule: "glx"

(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/extra-modules/libglx.so

(II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"

compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0

Module class: X.Org Server Extension

(II) NVIDIA GLX Module 195.36.24 Thu Apr 22 10:38:29 PDT 2010

(II) Loading extension GLX

(II) LoadModule: "record"

(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/librecord.so

(II) Module record: vendor="X.Org Foundation"

compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.13.0

Module class: X.Org Server Extension

ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0

(II) Loading extension RECORD

(II) LoadModule: "dri"

(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri.so

(II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"

compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.0.0

ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0

(II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI

(II) LoadModule: "dri2"

(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri2.so

(II) Module dri2: vendor="X.Org Foundation"

compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.1.0

ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0

(II) Loading extension DRI2

(II) LoadModule: "nvidia"

(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/extra-modules/nvidia_drv.so

(II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"

compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0

Module class: X.Org Video Driver

(EE) NVIDIA: Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module. Please check your

(EE) NVIDIA: system's kernel log for additional error messages.

(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"

(II) Unloading /usr/lib/xorg/extra-modules/nvidia_drv.so

(EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module-specific error, 0)

(II) LoadModule: "mouse"

(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/mouse_drv.so

(II) Module mouse: vendor="X.Org Foundation"

compiled for 1.7.1, module version = 1.5.0

Module class: X.Org XInput Driver

ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 7.0

(II) LoadModule: "kbd"

(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/kbd_drv.so

(II) Module kbd: vendor="X.Org Foundation"

compiled for 1.7.1, module version = 1.4.0

Module class: X.Org XInput Driver

ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 7.0

(II) v4l driver for Video4Linux

(II) Primary Device is: PCI 02@00:00:0

(WW) Falling back to old probe method for v4l

(EE) No devices detected.

 

Fatal server error:

no screens found

 

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support

at http://qa.mandriva.com

for help.

Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.9.log" for additional information.

 

 

 

Can I fix tit ?

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I added media

urpmi.addmedia kernel_mib http://mib.pianetalinux.org/MIB/2010.1/32/projects/kernels/2.6.38.8/

Do you mean this ?

You should really ask the MIB guys about it since they use their own dir structure, they have an English forum, but I think that the packages they store in the project directory are still being worked on.

 

So it would be better IMO to use the kernel from here: http://mib.pianetalinux.org/MIB/2010.2/32/experts/ They also have nvidia drivers.

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You should really ask the MIB guys about it since they use their own dir structure, they have an English forum, but I think that the packages they store in the project directory are still being worked on.

 

So it would be better IMO to use the kernel from here: http://mib.pianetalinux.org/MIB/2010.2/32/experts/ They also have nvidia drivers.

Thanks, I will try. :)

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