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No SCSI support in Mandriva 2008/new Linux kernel? (General Hardware...)

Fri, 10/12/2007 - 17:00
as a happy user of spring 2007, i was surprised to find the my scsi array is not recognized (LSI Megaraid 320-2E, six drive raid0, supermicro server dual opteron board). i then tried the 7.10 Ubuntu RC, and again, the same results. i haven't found any reference to this issue online, so if anyone has a clue to pass on, please do

Via Epia EX10000EG Has No Driver? (Sound...)

Fri, 10/12/2007 - 17:00
I installed 2008 Powerpack on my Via Epia EX10000EG motherboard. I must say the 2008 has better support than any other Linux with the graphics driver. But when I install it asks me if I want another sound driver. It says there's a Via HD sound driver, but when I hit the drop down choice, there only Intel and unkown. Hmmmm. I get no sound at all. Its that darned CX700M2 chip again.


installer option (Requests and Mandriva Ser...)

Fri, 10/12/2007 - 15:00
I'm UPGRADING 2007.1 to 2008 at the moment. This on the laptop it took me 3 weeks to get 2007.1 installed on appropriately.

Brave and confident, or stupid? I think stupid.

It's hairy-hairy edge bottom end machine for running any Linux, except Slax and Puppy. Head below the water breathing through a straw, actually.

Needless to say it's a belabored process. I started it and left for 3 hours, only to return to find probably 1/13400 of a second after I walked away it dutifully informed me it couldn't read a file on the disk. (good iso, good burn; your bad)


Dude, what are you smoking over there?

Of course the thing was NOT installing for three hours, waiting for input. Why haven't you put the simple option of "auto skip" into the menu?!

Your argument cannot be "your system may be broken if critical things are auto-skipped," without at least a few of us peeing our pants in laughter.

I thoroughly expect this "upgrade" to bee an utterly useless gelatinous mass when this is said and done. (I just peeked; 23 hours 40 minutes from now...)

(ooo, I lied; 23:54)

Come on, how hard can it be to A) auto skip these errors and B) print the skip list on the summary page.

Why not let us determine for ourselves whether it's worth rebooting? "So if 'kernel blah blah blah' didn't load is that OK?" You'll find out no matter who or what.

I am doing this "upgrade" for the decathlon ultimate survivor Pluto challenge it is. If you "upgrade" this machine you deserve the Nobel, Oscar, Hugo and every other recognition that puts cash and/or gold in all your pockets.

I am past ready to cut lost time now and restart with a destructive install. It's been "23:50" for around 20 minutes, with 0 files being installed. HD light off the whole time.

Oh well, no Nobel this time.

I need better equipment. Ironically, I always have, since my P-150 with 64MB RAM glued on to the motherboard. (Mandrake 7.0 in the box)

Yep. This "upgrade" is dead. Would have gotten here a lot earlier, or perhaps... just perhaps NOT gotten here, i.e. failed, if I could have said "auto skip."

The more cache, buffers, tasks and threads you can wipe and forget for the duration (of the install) the better, right?

Let's hear ya cheer!!!







Mandriva 2008 One CD will not boot live CD (Laptops...)

Fri, 10/12/2007 - 15:00
I have an HP TC4200 Tablet PC, with an external USB CD/DVDROM. It has no internal drive.

When I boot from the live CD, I can see the splash screen, and the kernel proceeds to boot, then crashes with a series of messages:

mount: mounting lib on /live/lib failed
rmdir: 'lib': Directory not empty
mount: mounting linuxrc on /live/linuxrc failed
rmdir: 'linuxrc' : Not a directory
mount: mounting live on /live/live failed
rmdir: 'live' : Directory not empty
ERROR: /bin/sh exited abnormally with value 1 ! (pid 1176)
mount: error 2 mounting none flags (null)
well, retrying without the option flags
Cannot run '/etc/init.d/rcS' : No such file or directory

Please press Enter to activate this console.

I left out some info there with the ellipsis because I didn't fee like typing a screenful...but the errors were the same...different directories.

I have tried booting with noapic nolapic acpi=off but to the same results.

I have an HP TC4400 at work, and it gives the same results. This very same disk boots up a new Dell desktop workstation just fine, so the problem is not with the media.

Any ideas here? I'm at a loss.

2008.0 and VMWare Workstation: bad experienc (Next Mandriva Linux and C...)

Fri, 10/12/2007 - 15:00
I installed Mandriva 2008.0 PowerPack x86_64 on my Dell Inspiron 1720 notebook.
I installed VMWare Workstation VMware-workstation-6.0.1-55017.x86_64.rpm.
I used a Windows Vista virtual machine that was created on Mandriva 2007.1 which worked very well: network access and sound both ok. Although sound only worked when no other program (like Amarok e.g.) was using /dev/dsp.
Now with 2008.0 I have no network access at all and no sound at all. I always get "Failed to open sound device /dev/dsp Device or resource busy" even when no other application is using /dev/dsp.
I have setup bridged network vmnet0 with my wireless eth1, but don't get network access. I have no idea what is wrong here.
When starting the guest Vista, I get the message "The host high-resolution timer device (/dev/rtc) cannot be set up to deliver interrupts (Invalid argument). Certain versions of the Linux kernel do not support this feature. Without the device, the guest operating system can fail to keep time correctly. To avoid this problem, see"

My 2008.0 experience is bad. I am thinking of switching back to 2007.1

2007.1 Mandriva Screensaver (Community Chat...)

Fri, 10/12/2007 - 13:00
Does anyone know where the pictures for this screensaver were taken?


no boot CD iso for 2008? (Next Mandriva Linux and C...)

Fri, 10/12/2007 - 11:00
I've been unable to find an iso image to give a CD boot disk (only) for installing 2008 x86.

(context: have downloaded the i586 pwp DVD iso. Have installed the iso on a small partition on the target laptop, but need the boot CD to run the install. (The DVD reader in the Dell Latitude C800 laptop seems unable to read DVD RW disks)

Have looked all over distrib-coffee via the club HTTP link without finding a boot CD image. Is there one, or is there another way of initiating the install from the target (now 2007.1) partition?

Forum theme (Community Chat...)

Fri, 10/12/2007 - 11:00
With MDV 2008 the colors of the forum are changed. Titles are yellow and the body text is grey. I find it difficult to to read now. I prefer the old colors with blue titles and good black letters. These are much easier for me to read. My eyes are not what they were.

Could I change the theme somehow for me alone so that it is easier for me to read this forum?

Erik Jan

Where does it show those who converted remaining time left? (Community Chat...)

Fri, 10/12/2007 - 07:00
Where do those of us who supposedly "converted" how much time we have remaining on out subscription? Seeing as I just forked out 132 USD I would like to know that the money didn't go into a black hole. The "Club" page doesn't have the "days left" anymore after you log in.

kernel: ata1: error=0x04 (General Hardware...)

Fri, 10/12/2007 - 07:00
Hi all

I have a server running Mandriva 2007.1 , with tomcat5
recently i start getting this errors on the syslog messages. after some time
the system would die because of "Permission Deny" while trying to write to the disk.
i try remounting the partition as read only, but with no luck i get "Buss Error".
when i reboot the machine the Bios SMART say there is an error on th HD.
but the OS works fine. i replaced this HD but the problem came back after 2 weeks.
what can cause this problem ?

[code:1:ad1d8d6f61]Oct 10 12:31:43 be02 kernel: ata1: error=0x04 { DriveStatusError }
Oct 10 12:45:10 be02 kernel: ata1: status=0x61 { DriveReady DeviceFault Error }
Oct 10 12:45:10 be02 kernel: ata1: error=0x04 { DriveStatusError }
Oct 10 12:46:44 be02 kernel: ata1: status=0x61 { DriveReady DeviceFault Error }
Oct 10 12:46:44 be02 kernel: ata1: error=0x04 { DriveStatusError }
Oct 10 12:46:49 be02 kernel: ata1: status=0x61 { DriveReady DeviceFault Error }
Oct 10 12:46:49 be02 kernel: ata1: error=0x04 { DriveStatusError }
Oct 10 12:46:51 be02 kernel: ata1: status=0x61 { DriveReady DeviceFault Error }
Oct 10 12:46:51 be02 kernel: ata1: error=0x04 { DriveStatusError }
Oct 10 12:46:55 be02 kernel: ata1: status=0x61 { DriveReady DeviceFault Error }

here ar some details on this machine :
HD - Western Digital SATA 80G[/code:1:ad1d8d6f61]

Editing 2008 initrd (Community Chat...)

Fri, 10/12/2007 - 07:00

I was wondering if someone could help me with editing the Mandriva One 2008 initrd?

I know this might sound a bit odd but the only thing I need to change is the volume id in the linuxrc script.

I have actually managed to do this already and make the whole thing boot successfully by mounting the decompressed initrd, editing the script and re-compressing it again.

However, by doing this I have managed to break the splash screen so now I only get the console view during boot.

I will agree that this is purely cosmetic but if I'm going to do this I might as well do it properly and learn something in the process.

Thanks in advance


Where's theWindows Migration wizard ? (Community Chat...)

Fri, 10/12/2007 - 05:00
Hi all,

During the install of 2008.0 PWP I saw a window advertising a windows migration wizard. I haven't been able to find it. Where is it located?


Mandriva 2008 Powerpack @ HP 6715b (Laptops...)

Fri, 10/12/2007 - 03:00
Ciao a tutti.
I just installed the PowerPack 2008 on my HP 6716b.
Everything except the WLAN work out of the box.

Great job.


ps: first time without windows & it's great!

Problem with ati radeon 9600 pro graphic card (Graphics Cards...)

Fri, 10/12/2007 - 03:00

I have install mandriva 2008 on my computer. When i reboot the computer, my screen becomes black. I changed in the file /etc/xorg.conf, the graphic card driver by vesa. I reboot, and it run good. But all the windows all slow and i can use compiz...

can you help me?

2008 free : nvidia drivers (Graphics Cards...)

Fri, 10/12/2007 - 03:00
Bonjour à tous,
je viens de réaliser une installation de mandriva 2008 free, et je peine à installer les drivers nécessaires à faire fonctionner correctement ma carte graphique nvidia (geforce 7600, sur un ordi portable récent).
J'ai tout d'abord jeté un oeil aux paquets, aucun ne correspondait à une recherche 'nvidia'. J'ai installé les paquets "dkms-nvidia-current" et "x11-driver-video-nvidia-current" d'après un serveur... Et ce manuellement, en vérifiant qu'ils correspondaient bien à ma version de mandriva. Après un reboot je n'ai aucune amélioration : le nombre de couleurs reste faible et l'accélération 3D est non supportée.
Que faire ? Merci.

Hi evryone,
i just have done an install of mandriva 2008 free edition, and i'm trying to use the nvidia drivers for a geforce 7600 (on a new notebook)...
First of all i had a look on the rpm packages in ccm, there was no entry corresponding to "nvidia". Then i installed "dkms-nvidia-current" and "x11-driver-video-nvidia-current" packages from an external server. After a reboot there were no changes, the color depth is still bad and there is no 3D acceleration anymore.
Have you got any suggests ?
Thanks a lot.


compiz/fusion causes troubles on Mandriva 2008 (3D Desktop...)

Fri, 10/12/2007 - 01:00

I have run compiz/fusion on mandriva 2008 and ended up with blue screen with only cursor visible. Nothing else, so i can't do anything iwithin the x.

How can i stop 3d effects?

I have IBM Thinkpad R51 with Intel graphic card. I had not problem with compiz/fusion on ubuntu and metise works fine as well

LinDVD... Is that a joke? (RPMs Farm Forum...)

Fri, 10/12/2007 - 01:00
Hi! I was looking forward to enjoying my DVD's without having to resort to libdvdcss and VLC. But it seems that the LinDVD player is just crap. It just makes my drive make funny noises and then after a while, I have to force-quit it.

What's the deal with this software?

2008.0 Where to change &quot;localhost&quot; into meaning full name (Next Mandriva Linux and C...)

Thu, 10/11/2007 - 23:00
I installed 2008.0 Powerpack x86_64.
In 2007.1 I changed the machine name "localhost" into a meaning full name.
If I remember well, I found somewhere in "Configure your computer" an option to rename, but I don't find it in 2008.0

Cannot login to the forum with konqueror (RPMs Farm Forum...)

Thu, 10/11/2007 - 21:00
Log in to this forum with konqueror doesn't work. It just redirects me to the index page, but i remain logged out.

How to conf. taskbar to show windows of current desktop ONLY (3D Desktop...)

Thu, 10/11/2007 - 19:00
Hi, I am new to this place. so I dont know where to post this
but I am posting it here as this forum has Desktops in its name.
I am sorry if it shouldnt be posted here

PROBLEM: as I the topic states (though not exactly a problem)
I am running mandriva 2007 spring free distro. with mettise desktop
having 4 desktops.
My taskbar shows all the windows of all the desktops.
I want it to show windows of my current working desktop only.
i.e I dont want some window [i:201a192cb8]x[/i:201a192cb8] opened in Desktop 4 to be shown on my taskbar while I am in Desktop 1.

I tried looking into the taskbar options and desktop options. but couldnt come up with what I wanted.

can anyone help me to do so?

thanks in advance.