I don't understand what you mean when you say everything freezes up when you insert your CD into your CDRom drive. Do you mean the entire desktop locks-up?
As to your kopete issue of the wrong password, you are going to have to uninstall kopete and reinstall the updated version of kopete.
What processor are you using and how much Ram do you have?
I have never had an issue of Mandrake-Mandriva having any problems detecting the CD-rom drive.
You should be able to play mp3's with no problems. As for movies, you're going to have to install the special drivers that you need to play them.
Originally posted by a_r_cook
STill a couple kinks left with my new OS. I am running Mandrake 10.1(KDE) and it is awesome with the exception of a few problems.
1. Every time i put a disc in my drive everything basically freezes up, i cant open anything it just times out. Same goes for hooking up my mp3 player with USB ( ihave put this in a different thread)
2. For some reason i keep getting the messege that i have an incorrect password when i try signing in to Kopete with my hotmail address, i have typed it a dozen times with/without caps and still nothing.
3. just a question, For the most part are my video and audio files going to be compatible with linux, on my other computer i have a load of mp3s, and quite a few video files... not really a big deal i guess.. just an inconvenience right now if they arent comp.
sorry for all these newbie questions but i really want to get this stuff down so i can move forward with this new OS.