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Old 11-21-2006, 01:29 AM   #1
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Question Best copasetic installation of mandriva 2007 x86_64 and Microsoft Windows Xp Home


Can anyone give me a good overview of a copasetic dual boot intallation of mandriva 07 x86_64 along side of windows xp home, i tried this once already, had trouble with mandriva, on my first attempt my usb mouse wouldent function(after the installation , worked find during the installation), and on the second my usb mouse did function, but lilo somehow faulted, resulting in " L 69 69 69 69 69 69 .." being displayed on my screen. I tried to fix the bootloader with windows, wich inevitiably turned out to be a bad idea, as is with using most microsoft software, and ended up having to format my c:\ and repartion my d:\ ... i was able to recover about 90 percent of my data off of my d:\, saving a valuable 5 years of source code for the win platforms. Any assistance would be wonderful, as i would love to migrate to mandriva and start development for this platform as well. Ty in advance.
 
Old 11-21-2006, 09:14 PM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kd5eax
Can anyone give me a good overview of a copasetic dual boot intallation of mandriva 07 x86_64 along side of windows xp home, i tried this once already, had trouble with mandriva, on my first attempt my usb mouse wouldent function(after the installation , worked find during the installation), and on the second my usb mouse did function, but lilo somehow faulted, resulting in " L 69 69 69 69 69 69 .." being displayed on my screen. I tried to fix the bootloader with windows, wich inevitiably turned out to be a bad idea, as is with using most microsoft software, and ended up having to format my c:\ and repartion my d:\ ... i was able to recover about 90 percent of my data off of my d:\, saving a valuable 5 years of source code for the win platforms. Any assistance would be wonderful, as i would love to migrate to mandriva and start development for this platform as well. Ty in advance.
when you get 69 69 69 69 69 69 you BIOS is trying to boot from the wrong harddisk


When it comes to dual booting

1 Install Windows first
2 Install Linux Second
3 During Linux install Bootloader(lilo needs to be in MBR
choosing root or first partition can also in 69 69 69 69 69 69 since it is most likely the Windows Partition..

4. Boot loader must be fixed from Linux.
 
Old 06-10-2007, 07:01 PM   #3
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Exclamation After install problems with mouse and sound card.

Ok, I've managed to get Mandriva up and going, But I am having difficulty getting my mouse to work. I've edited xorg.conf to this :

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "Microsoft"
Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "Emulate3Timeout" "70"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse2"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "Emulate3Timeout" "70"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse3"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "5"
EndSection

And i still get no mouse control. Im currently using KDE's mouse navigation by the number pad. I've tried to use usbview but it comes up with nothing attached. The mouse is a Logitech M/N:M-UV55a. Im also having problems with my sound card, it's a Sound Blaster Audigy LS, im using the ALSA driver snd-emu10k1 driver, and i get ""/dev/dsp" Dosent exist" when starting X. "/sbin/lsmod" shows that the module is indeed loaded. but "/sbin/chkconfig --list sound" errors, and so does "/sbin/chkconfig --list alsa". Is it possiable that my mouse problem could be a USB driver not functioning properly? These two devices are driving me nuts. I've spent weeks scavaging the net trying everything i've read about both, to no avial, And any help here on LQ would be greatly appriceated.
 
Old 06-11-2007, 12:19 AM   #4
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I have an older SB Live! sound card here (uses ‎snd-emu10k1, audigy, or emu10k1 driver). I set it up in MCC (System > Configuration > Configure your computer in the menu system). Works well here.

Open MCC.

Select Hardware in the navigation list (left).

Open the Look at and configure the hardware icon in the main pane (This tool is much like Windows device manager).


Highlight the SB Live! adapter listed in the left pane. The right pane will then contain information about your sound card.

To configure the device click the Run config tool bar (bottom).

I am currently using the snd-emu10k1 ALSA driver, although the other drivers may also work well (I make it a practice to never fix what is not broken).

You should be able to configure your mouse here as well.

HTH,
 
Old 06-11-2007, 04:57 PM   #5
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Ty ernie, but no go

Ive tried using the MCC to fix my issues to no avail, i ran usbview and it reports that it cannot open a file /proc/bus/usb/devices i think it is.. But lsmod shows my usb drivers are loaded, as well as my sound card drivers loaded.. /dev/dsp dosent exist , even to root. SO , im at a very scratching my head state at the moment.
 
Old 06-12-2007, 01:04 AM   #6
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For the sound card, try each of the drivers listed. On my system there are three to choose from. Also, if you use KDE, check that the sound system is enabled in KCC (System > Configuration > Control Center in the menu system). Open KCC and navigate to Sound & Multimedia > Sound System. If the KDE sound system is not enabled, enable it, then test the sound with the Test Sound button near the bottom of the window.

As for the USB mouse, check that any USB settings in the system BIOS are enabled (I have settings for native USB support for keyboard and {I think} mouse).

HTH,
 
Old 06-12-2007, 02:51 AM   #7
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Try entering as root:

lsusb

Might be worth doing it before and after you have plugged the mouse in. You should see something like this:

[robertw@HP510 ~]$ su
Password:
[root@HP510 robertw]# lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
[root@HP510 robertw]# lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 062a:0000 Creative Labs
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

That's before and after I plugged in a wee cheap USB mouse.

This indicates your mouse should work fine as it works in PCLinuxOS which is a mandriva fork.

Nice use of copasteic, btw!
 
Old 06-12-2007, 07:07 AM   #8
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Hi, just listening in and thought I may be able to help here.

The desktop managers like kde and gnome work on top of X.(X11/xorg)

If x has no mouse then neither will the DM's.

If when you are in a console/terminal type drakxconf, this will give you a menu to a few configs you can change. As opposed to drakconf the gui for mandriva configs (as mentioned above) you will/should be able to set up your usb mouse to a usable state in X.

And lsusb may have a -v switch(verbose) like lspci -v.

Cheers, Glenn

ps, the mouse config should show up in /etx/sysconf/mouse file

Last edited by GlennsPref; 06-12-2007 at 07:30 AM.
 
Old 06-12-2007, 09:09 AM   #9
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Post Ty for the assistance guys, but again.. no go.

lsusb -v returns it cannot open a file. drakxconf reports it cannot find a mouse. USB Legacey support in my bios is enabled. Ty for the compliment on the usage of the english language. My distro is x86_64, so im kinda at my wits here, lsusb by it's self returns nothing (exits with native code nonzero). Truely would love to use mandriva over windows. Nice to at least have it boot up ya know. Seems it also has trouble writing to NTFS drives, as iv'e put the output of all the commands ive tried into a text document, but im unable to put it on a NTFS portoin of my disks, even after i've remounted them with rw permissions. *Shruggs* Im not giving up by no means, even if this drives me to my grave *hi*. But , i am at my wits ends. i know nothing else to try. The mouse is the moust pertinant thing, as it has become praticly a neccessairy input device. The numberpad manipulation scheme in KCC is nice, and very handy, but it lacks the elegance of a true mouse. My problems in sum are not that numerous, but theay seem to be the most dounting with a Linux os. Forgive my mispellings this morning, i do work nights, and im rather exhausted at the moment.
 
Old 06-12-2007, 09:29 AM   #10
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btw, the hardware .. its a compaq pesario sr1913 , onbard sound disabled. SoundBlaster audigy LS sound card, Logitech m/n:m-uv55a mouse, winmodem(that does have a ltmodem chipset driver out for diff kernals). The bios is up-todate as far as i know, i'll check again when i wake up this afternoon. and again guys, ty for your help.
 
Old 08-20-2007, 10:54 AM   #11
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Mouse issue fixed!!

Ok guys, first and foremost let me say TY IMMENSELY for the help you all have given me. This forum is foremost the BEST iv'e encountered online in over a decade of INET usage. Ok, Heres the rundown:

After exhausting myself and the community here at LQ, i decided to try a newer release of mandriva, the spring edition, and this time in a non 64 bit fashion. Result : INSTA mouse!!
Sound card drivers are loaded indeed , heres a lsmod result :

root@localhost /]# lsmod
Module Size Used by
snd_usb_audio 74272 0
snd_usb_lib 14944 1 snd_usb_audio
snd_hwdep 7396 1 snd_usb_audio
snd_seq_dummy 3492 0
snd_seq_oss 31168 0
snd_seq_midi_event 6944 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 49232 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_pcm_oss 40192 0
snd_mixer_oss 15904 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_emu10k1x 16772 0
snd_rawmidi 19744 2 snd_usb_lib,snd_emu10k1x
snd_seq_device 7052 4 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
snd_ac97_codec 96708 1 snd_emu10k1x
snd_pcm 69892 4 snd_usb_audio,snd_pcm_oss,snd_emu10k1x,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer 19396 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_ac97_bus 2720 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_page_alloc 8552 2 snd_emu10k1x,snd_pcm
snd 46276 12 snd_usb_audio,snd_hwdep,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_emu10k1x,snd_rawmidi,snd_s eq_device,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 7936 1 snd
parport_pc 32036 0
lp 10568 0
parport 33320 2 parport_pc,lp
ipt_IFWLOG 3652 2
ipt_psd 44360 1
ip_set_iptree 7208 2
iptable_raw 2368 0
xt_policy 4224 2
xt_multiport 3776 4
ipt_ULOG 7044 0
ipt_TTL 2624 0
ipt_ttl 2336 0
ipt_TOS 2560 0
ipt_tos 2144 0
ipt_TCPMSS 4160 0
ipt_set 2880 2
ipt_SAME 2848 0
ipt_REJECT 5024 4
ipt_REDIRECT 2720 0
ipt_recent 10028 0
ipt_owner 2432 0
ipt_NETMAP 2624 0
ipt_MASQUERADE 3808 0
ipt_LOG 7072 9
ipt_iprange 2336 0
ipt_hashlimit 7976 0
ipt_ECN 3296 0
ipt_ecn 2624 0
ipt_DSCP 2560 0
ipt_dscp 2176 0
ipt_CLUSTERIP 7460 0
ipt_ah 2368 0
ipt_addrtype 2304 0
ip_set_portmap 4800 0
ip_set_macipmap 4740 0
ip_set_ipmap 4768 0
ip_set_iphash 7780 0
ip_set 18972 11 ip_set_iptree,ipt_set,ip_set_portmap,ip_set_macipmap,ip_set_ipmap,ip_set_iphash
ip_nat_tftp 2144 0
ip_nat_snmp_basic 9604 0
ip_nat_sip 4064 0
ip_nat_pptp 5444 0
ip_nat_irc 2784 0
ip_nat_h323 6304 0
ip_nat_ftp 3520 0
ip_nat_amanda 2464 0
ip_conntrack_tftp 3960 1 ip_nat_tftp
ip_conntrack_sip 6704 1 ip_nat_sip
ip_conntrack_pptp 9968 1 ip_nat_pptp
ip_conntrack_netbios_ns 3008 0
ip_conntrack_irc 5840 1 ip_nat_irc
ip_conntrack_h323 45820 1 ip_nat_h323
ip_conntrack_ftp 6800 1 ip_nat_ftp
ip_conntrack_amanda 4072 1 ip_nat_amanda
xt_tcpmss 2688 0
xt_pkttype 2368 4
xt_physdev 2896 0
xt_NFQUEUE 2528 0
xt_MARK 2848 0
xt_mark 2400 0
xt_mac 2432 0
xt_limit 2944 0
xt_length 2496 0
xt_helper 2720 0
xt_dccp 3652 0
xt_conntrack 2848 0
xt_CONNMARK 2784 0
xt_connmark 2496 0
xt_CLASSIFY 2368 0
xt_tcpudp 3648 11
xt_state 2560 7
iptable_nat 7492 0
ip_nat 15468 12 ipt_SAME,ipt_REDIRECT,ipt_NETMAP,ipt_MASQUERADE,ip_nat_tftp,ip_nat_sip,ip_nat_pptp,ip_nat_irc,ip_nat _h323,ip_nat_ftp,ip_nat_amanda,iptable_nat
ip_conntrack 48160 24 ipt_MASQUERADE,ip_nat_tftp,ip_nat_snmp_basic,ip_nat_sip,ip_nat_pptp,ip_nat_irc,ip_nat_h323,ip_nat_ft p,ip_nat_amanda,ip_conntrack_tftp,ip_conntrack_sip,ip_conntrack_pptp,ip_conntrack_netbios_ns,ip_conn track_irc,ip_conntrack_h323,ip_conntrack_ftp,ip_conntrack_amanda,xt_helper,xt_conntrack,xt_CONNMARK, xt_connmark,xt_state,iptable_nat,ip_nat
iptable_mangle 2976 1
nfnetlink 5752 2 ip_nat,ip_conntrack
radeon 113472 2
drm 62420 3 radeon
iptable_filter 3104 1
ip_tables 12580 4 iptable_raw,iptable_nat,iptable_mangle,iptable_filter
x_tables 11940 47 ipt_IFWLOG,ipt_psd,xt_policy,xt_multiport,ipt_ULOG,ipt_TTL,ipt_ttl,ipt_TOS,ipt_tos,ipt_TCPMSS,ipt_se t,ipt_SAME,ipt_REJECT,ipt_REDIRECT,ipt_recent,ipt_owner,ipt_NETMAP,ipt_MASQUERADE,ipt_LOG,ipt_iprang e,ipt_hashlimit,ipt_ECN,ipt_ecn,ipt_DSCP,ipt_dscp,ipt_CLUSTERIP,ipt_ah,ipt_addrtype,xt_tcpmss,xt_pkt type,xt_physdev,xt_NFQUEUE,xt_MARK,xt_mark,xt_mac,xt_limit,xt_length,xt_helper,xt_dccp,xt_conntrack, xt_CONNMARK,xt_connmark,xt_CLASSIFY,xt_tcpudp,xt_state,iptable_nat,ip_tables
sunrpc 137308 1
forcedeth 26412 0
af_packet 17768 0
ipv6 237088 12
video 13796 0
thermal 11080 0
fan 3908 0
container 3840 0
button 5648 0
battery 8132 0
ac 4164 0
ide_cd 35616 0
binfmt_misc 9704 1
loop 15208 0
nls_cp437 6304 1
vfat 10944 1
fat 47356 1 vfat
nls_utf8 2496 4
ntfs 267228 3
dm_mod 49560 0
sg 30584 0
sd_mod 18432 3
sata_nv 7812 2
libata 60748 1 sata_nv
tsdev 6880 0
evdev 8672 1
usbmouse 5024 0
usb_storage 88612 0
scsi_mod 118824 4 sg,sd_mod,libata,usb_storage
usbhid 50272 0
usblp 12192 0
cpufreq_ondemand 6956 1
cpufreq_conservative 6920 0
cpufreq_powersave 2272 0
powernow_k8 12384 0
freq_table 4704 1 powernow_k8
processor 21256 2 thermal,powernow_k8
amd64_agp 10756 0
agpgart 27048 2 drm,amd64_agp
ehci_hcd 28904 0
ohci_hcd 18820 0
usbcore 112960 9 snd_usb_audio,snd_usb_lib,usbmouse,usb_storage,usbhid,usblp,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd
ext3 125448 2
jbd 51060 1 ext3

I've done some reading, and as many sound drivers that i have loaded, im shure my sound issues is totaly due to the OS not having the correct default sound device (even though harddrake and KDE's Sound config apps list the Sound Blaster Audigy LS as the sound card) because the first listed is usb_audio_device, wich is a line 6 toneport i use for guitar recording on my windows os. Though , i could be wrong.

My modem. it's an agre systems modem i know that much ... The installation always points me to a linmodem site to dl a driver, however i know not wich driver set i need for the mandriva 2007 spring release('Joe Dirt' "Im new , Im new and I don't know what to do!" haha)

Anyways. Again, TY SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH for the help!!! And if any more info is needed to assist anyone reading this in helping me, ASK AND IT SHALL BE YOURS!!
 
Old 08-20-2007, 10:14 PM   #12
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0K!! I fixed my sound card!! YAY! Heres what was wrong :

For some reason harddrake or sounddrake, or alsa mixer dident acutally create /dev/dsp. So, i mknod /dev/dsp c 14 3. then i modprobe snd_emu10k1, Then i started up SoundDrake, and the KDE Sound Configuration, and set the sound card up again, and presto! It started the sound system up, using ALSA! WOOT!! Now, as far as internal devices the only thing i have left to configure is my Agre Systems modem. I've done some reasearch on the thing, think i need to run scanmodem on it to get the actual chipset on the modem? or maby just a proper ltmodem driver set for my kernal ? I dunno. I do know this much. The spring editon of Mandriva 32 bit friggin RAWKS!! And a Lexmark driver for a z645 would be nice.. Does Lexmark offer Linux drivers? Again, TY TY TY for the help LQ has given me in the past, and now!
 
Old 08-21-2007, 06:44 AM   #13
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Hey, I glad you're making progress and thanks for filling us in on how you fixed the problems.

Regards, Glenn
 
Old 08-22-2007, 02:44 AM   #14
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Question Help with modem please

Ok, heres my progress on the modem, and a good question for the folks at LQ. My modem is a winmodem, and it's the only way i can access the internet at my rural location, so if im to acutally use linux on the net, getting this modem up and running is vital to me.

I picked up scanModem and untared / executed the script. it reported back to me that i have an Agere.DSP modem, and that i need support for Agere.DSP. It pointed me to http://phep2.technion.ac.il/linmodem...l-2.6/martian/
to obtain support. However i dont know wich particular package to download, as my linux kernel is Linux version 2.6.17-13mdv. The listings on that page are by date, with one exception for the unbuntu distro's , thier listed via kernel version. Can anyone tell me wich particular set i need? I've no quarrels with compiling code, Though if im required to recompile the kernel, i will most likely require assistance there. if scanModem's output provides usefull in assisting me, i'll gladly post it. Ty in advance!.
 
Old 08-22-2007, 02:51 AM   #15
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0oh, Glen, btw, Not a problem. Im still learning Linux, and im enjoying doing so. On my first attempt with it , the 64 bit distro i have, something tells me that it's a bad burn of the cd's or a bad dl on the iso's , Never could get the installation of it to run as smoothly as 2007.1 spring did.
 
  


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