I've made the switch from XP to mandriva 08. (powerpack version). So far im happy with it but now ive hit a brick wall
i was hitting key combinations to find out what would bring up a window similar to a process manager... i made it appear once, buggered if i can do it again... CTRL+ALT+DEL didnt work
so for all this keypressing i hit CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE... Big mistake!
it switched my login screen to an alternative more basic looking one and need to know how to switch it back to what i had before! (the standard mandriva login screen)
Please don't tell me to go to the configure you computer in the K menu, every time i try to run that it asks for root password, i enter it, nothing happens!
At one time i had a message appearing saying: only available in HAL mode... whatever that is...
My linux knowledge is limited when it comes to X server & kde, when i first started experimenting with mandrake years ago i did so on a command line base.
Another thing that annoys the crap out of me is i tell the system to use XINE to handle all my video files and it always defaults back to TOTEM... i hate totem! and it had no options to change the file types in it. Is there another location or system application that handles this?
I installed the pc purely as a workstation, and i WAS in the middle of running updates off the net using info from easyurpmi as my distro, and since i cant get to configure my computer section i can't update as the icon isnt appearing in the system tray applet for it either...
any advise or help woulf be appreciated. Thanks!