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Old 09-20-2009, 11:59 AM   #1
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problem with mandriva 2009 spring


i am having a Pentium4 512mb ram system. i tried installing mandriva 2009 spring. it doesnt support 1024x768 resolution in my system which normally other distros do. i changed the resolution and then my system crashes while logging in the KDE. can anyone help me out.
 
Old 09-20-2009, 08:14 PM   #2
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Hi, try using the + and - keys when that happens.

This should adjust the res up or down, give it a second to produce the results.

see how you go.

We may need more info, like kernel (type uname -a) and graphics card type, etc.

regards Glenn
 
Old 09-20-2009, 10:57 PM   #3
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Question The problem persists

thanks for the reply......but + and - didn't work. The kernel is 2.6.29 and i don't have any graphics card. I have a intel 845 chipset motherboard. I think it does not support any graphics card, only inbuilt graphics architecture.

I tried to reinstall but the installation was not proper because many packages were skipped during installation due to some error. and now it boots only into a command prompt. My problem is getting serious (I am making it serious and complex....i think)

Hoping to get help
 
Old 09-20-2009, 11:42 PM   #4
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What were the errors during install?

Did you check the .iso with md5sum before burning, and was the burn verified?

Regards Glenn
 
Old 09-21-2009, 05:54 AM   #5
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Atlast

I installed it from a DVD given with LFY magazine. I tried it again this time with a gnome desktop. It went smoothly i changed the resolution now its good but for one thing I want KDE
 
Old 09-21-2009, 06:19 PM   #6
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Hi, kde4 have a Mandriva repository, (sounds backwards, lol).
kde3.5.10 is stable.

You can add the kde4 repos to your rpm database with urpmi commands.

like this....
Code:
sudo urpmi.addmedia --update KDE4.3_x86_64 http://kde.c3sl.ufpr.br/stable/4.3.0/Mandriva/2009.1/x86_64/media/kde43/  with media_info/hdlist.cz
sudo urpmi.addmedia --update KDE4.3_noarch ftp://ftp.twaren.net/Unix/X/KDE/stable/4.3.0/Mandriva/2009.1/noarch/media/kde43/  with  media_info/hdlist.cz
sudo urpmi.addmedia --update KDE4.3_i586 ftp://ftp.twaren.net/Unix/X/KDE/stable/4.3.0/Mandriva/2009.1/i586/media/kde43/  with media_info/hdlist.cz
or go to easy-urpmi site and follow the directions there....
Code:
http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/
btw, kde4.3.1 is due out soon.

sometimes magazine cd's have bad pressings, but it is the luck of the draw.

regards Glenn
 
Old 09-22-2009, 11:40 PM   #7
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KDE-4.3.1 for Mandriva is available now. Check out the KDE ftp server of your choice in the stable branch, it is at:

stable/4.3.1/Mandriva/2009.1/x86_64/media/kde43

for the x86_64 architecture, and at:

stable/4.3.1/Mandriva/2009.1/i586/media/kde43

for the i586 architecture.

These are unofficial packages, and Mandriva's package manager complains about no (or invalid) signatures, but I think they are OK to use since they come from the official KDE ftp server. They are specifically packaged for use with Mandriva, and I have had no problems here. There are a significant number of bugs fixed since KDE-4.2.x.

HTH,
 
  


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