I finally got my Mandriva Linux install working after much hard work and configuring
However I still have one strange and unresolved issue.
When I log in as root I get a series of error messages from KDE (3.4) . It didn't come up till I started playing around with xorg in order to get my video settings right. Chances are I did something wrong as I have no Linux experience. Everything else works fine though and when I log in as a regular user the system runs great with no problems or errors of any kind. However the pop-ups will continually appear once every two seconds or so while using the root account.
Sometimes they spontaneously stop after around 5 minutes. Other times they'll stop if I do a specific task like compile something (which is hard to do with the damn things constantly stealing focus and obstructing the screen).
(I moved them around so you have a better idea, they normally come up right on top of each other)
Any help is appreciated.