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lesio1974
Posted on: Nov 22 2004, 10:07 PM


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After each X server upgrade, the nVidia driver needs to be reinstalled

so bring the X to the most recent version and install the nVidia driver after that;

G
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lesio1974
Posted on: Sep 29 2004, 09:10 PM


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your Linux PC is much much safer on its own than a Windows machine will ever be with all security software installed;

by design, Linux is much harder to compromise by an Internet hacker (i do not know all the details, but there must a reason why for example Google and Amazon run their servers on Linux)

viruses, spyware, adware and Trojan horses so well known to Windows users just do not run on Linux so you really do not need any spyware/adware blocking software;

it is still possible to rely a Windows virus to someone (if you receive an infected e-mail and then forward it to a Windows user; the virus will not harm your PC but it will get passed on to the Windows machine); try to google "Bit Defender", they make an anti-virus progam for Linux so you can make sure that you are not passing the viruses to other people;

hope it helps

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lesio1974
Posted on: Sep 8 2004, 07:53 AM


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to edit this file, you have to login as root and use any text (Kwrite works for me) editor; it is not ncessary to make changes form the command line interface, you can use GUI as long as you are logged in as root;

once you get the files edited, keep posting with rest of info

g
  Forum: Hardware Support · Post Preview: #17435 · Replies: 4 · Views: 3,842

lesio1974
Posted on: Sep 8 2004, 07:43 AM


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no, you do not have to buy a separate graphic card for your PC: i am running nForce with integrated grapchics and it never caused any trouble;

but if you do buy a card, then go with nVidia, the quality of Linux drivers is reportedly much better than ATI or anything else;

for changing or resetting the root password start a new topic in Technical Support (you probably did, right?);

but I would suggest reinstalling Mandrake and paying more attention to whatever messages and questions are displayed by the installer and taking time to look at various options during install (especially when it comes to configuring graphics and seting up user accounts);

hope the above did not come across as a sarcastic piece of advice but currently your problems seem to accumulate, due to a failed install: it started with graphics but now you also have a root password problem;

good luck and keep posting

g
  Forum: Technical Support · Post Preview: #17434 · Replies: 5 · Views: 4,444

lesio1974
Posted on: Sep 7 2004, 09:05 AM


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when the system asks for your username, type in "root" and then enter the root password;

the look inside tha X log file and post its content here;

what is your graphics card??? everything may depend on your answer to this question

g
  Forum: Technical Support · Post Preview: #17421 · Replies: 5 · Views: 4,444

lesio1974
Posted on: Sep 6 2004, 12:58 AM


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as far as I remember, there was a box to check "Start X at login" when you were setting up the system users; you might have overlooked it and now Mandrake boots into text mode;

or your graphics are misconfigured

try typing "startx" after logging in inthe text mode and let us know what happens;

g
  Forum: Technical Support · Post Preview: #17405 · Replies: 5 · Views: 4,444

lesio1974
Posted on: Sep 5 2004, 10:30 AM


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there is a bug in the kernel that SuSe 9.1 uses (Core 2 had the same problems on some machines) that causes it to write/read incorrect vaules in the partition table when there are NTFS partitions on the hard-drive (you say that FAT32 is converted to NTFS now);

Here you go;

Hope this helps a bit;

g
  Forum: Technical Support · Post Preview: #17401 · Replies: 1 · Views: 6,181

lesio1974
Posted on: Sep 4 2004, 08:53 AM


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if you have System Recovery CD and you are willing to wipe your drive clean, the just boot from the Recovery CD; just make sure that your BIOS is set to boot from CD (CD-ROM is the first boot device) and you should be good to go; System Recovery discs usually clean everything on the hard-drive including MBR and any partitions created by the user (including Linux)

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  Forum: Technical Support · Post Preview: #17394 · Replies: 4 · Views: 3,779

lesio1974
Posted on: Sep 4 2004, 08:23 AM


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hi

did you try to run "Media Check" before the installation? the installer has an option to verify that the install CDs are not faulty and that data on them is not corrupted;

always check the media before the install, especially if you downloaded and burnt the CDs yourself; but even if you bought CDs, it is a good idea to check them anyway just to make sure that theinstall will not go awry in the middle of CD03 (as it was in my case)

good luck

g
  Forum: Technical Support · Post Preview: #17391 · Replies: 1 · Views: 1,693

lesio1974
Posted on: Sep 2 2004, 08:16 AM


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you can make a separate /boot partition and install GRUB in there ("Install GRUB in the first sector of boot partition" should be available in the "Advanced Bootloader Options" when you install Red Hat)

just make sure that your /boot partition is the only active in your system;

as for the boot disk not booting, your PC may not be set up to boot from a CD-ROM drive (I am assuming that you are trying to create a boot CD, right?); check your BIOS settings;

g
  Forum: Technical Support · Post Preview: #17347 · Replies: 3 · Views: 3,099

lesio1974
Posted on: Sep 2 2004, 12:41 AM


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you could use apt-get to install the VLC;

check the following link:

http://freshrpms.net/

It will explain how to get apt-get installed on your system (just follow the link to "Apt") and how to use it to install new software;

good luck

g
  Forum: Technical Support · Post Preview: #17338 · Replies: 1 · Views: 1,764

lesio1974
Posted on: Sep 1 2004, 11:42 PM


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i was trying to put a nice, clickable link in here but it comes out as plain text :-(.

Try the following link:

http://www.linuxmafia.com/faq/Hardware/PCImodems.html

It has your modem listed right on top of the list. Just click on the "Instalation" link;

good luck

g

PS. Link would not show up as clickable when I used "htt://" button to enter it but comes out Ok when just copying and pasting it into the post.
  Forum: Hardware Support · Post Preview: #17337 · Replies: 4 · Views: 3,842

lesio1974
Posted on: Aug 31 2004, 11:03 AM


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look for grub.conf or grub.menu file in /etc directory

also it might be inside /etc/grub directory;

so it is either /etc

or

/etc/grub/;

sorry i am away from my machine;

you have to be logged in as root to change it; just find the file and open it in any text editor; there should be section in the file for each OS on your drive; there will be a section that starts with "title Fedora Core blablabla" and another one with "title Other"; just change that "Other" to anything you want (do not touch the rest of the paragraph) and reboot;

g
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lesio1974
Posted on: Aug 30 2004, 10:58 PM


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andy, check my previous post, with "Go here, this is good" link;

your video problems have nothing to do with "PAE not liking S3", because "S3" does not apply to the graphics chip in this situtation;

editing the config files was the right thing to do and fixed your display problems, but PAE and S3 is something entirely different;

g
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lesio1974
Posted on: Aug 30 2004, 10:53 PM


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nVidia driver has to be installed in pure text mode, without starting X server;

check my old post about installing the nVidia driver;

good luck

g
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lesio1974
Posted on: Aug 30 2004, 12:33 PM


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what does the 3 option say? (sorry, do not have an Ark installed)

if there was an error message with some bug information, then my guess is that installation program rejected your selection and defaulted to the first drive with XP on it; did you read the pop up message? what did it say?

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lesio1974
Posted on: Aug 30 2004, 12:39 AM


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yep, upgrading from an older distro to a newer one is never a good idea; some config files will get updated and some will not; all in all, it is usually a mess after an upgrade, especially that Core 1 uses XFree8d6 server while Core 2 uses version from x.org as well as new kernel with major updates over 2.4 series;

with a clean install, old config files are wiped off and hardware gets configured for the new installation; if anything is wrong after clean install, it is much easier to fix than after an upgrade, where you have old an new files mixed all over the place;

so put in all hardware that you need in your PC and clean-install Core 2, this is the way to get your system working;

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Posted on: Aug 30 2004, 12:31 AM


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Check this post

The above is about Mandrake, but the part about winmodems and hardware modems is universal;

g
  Forum: Hardware Support · Post Preview: #17228 · Replies: 1 · Views: 2,242

lesio1974
Posted on: Aug 29 2004, 09:18 AM


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Hello

If anyone has any, could you please share your experiences, tips and advice on hooking up a digital audio player to a Linux box (Core 2 specifically)?

I am contemplating buying Rio Karma as it supports OGG and Flac formats but would like to know beforehand if the hook up and file transfer is a big pain in the neck or just a small one.

But if someone has other players that work fine with Linux, then let me know as well. Any advice will be appreciated.

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Posted on: Aug 29 2004, 01:35 AM


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so the only solution is buying a hardware modem; sorry;

g

disclaimer: i am not an employee of any hardware modem manufacturer and I do not own any of their stock;
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Posted on: Aug 29 2004, 01:31 AM


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ok, this seems to settle the issue

Go here, this is good

but PAE and S3 should not have anything to do with your weird graphics; sorry, graphics and X are not my strong suit, but someone will join and help you out;

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Posted on: Aug 29 2004, 01:26 AM


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ok, this what I dug up on the PAE and S3:

Check this out

and

check this too

These are just descriptions of your problem, but there does not seem to be any solution in there. This seems to be memory/PCI addressing issue.

I will keep digging for more though.

g
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lesio1974
Posted on: Aug 29 2004, 12:50 AM


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well, I think I read it somewhere but Linux does not play nicely with overclocked CPUs; if you could just clock down the Celeron to its stock speed and give it another try? if this works, then your problem is solved, if not, then we can cross the CPU out of the list of possible offenders (video card is the next suspect)

this is first thing that comes to my mind after reading your specs;

good luck

g
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Posted on: Aug 28 2004, 12:32 AM


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ok, this is just a guess but IRQ 5 might be already taken by another device that will not allow sharing it;

sorry, I do not know SUSE at all, but there should be a configuration module in YaST that lets the user to change IRQ that sound card uses;

hope this helps a bit

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Posted on: Aug 28 2004, 12:26 AM


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thanks a lot, that answers my problem as well;

see, that is the way it works here: new users coming and asking questions first, then they become more and more knowledgable and start helping other Linux newcomers;

good luck

g
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