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Old 03-24-2004, 01:22 AM   #46
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i did a clean install,
since Home is on it's own partition nothing was lost and the few non default apps only take a few minutes to install
Old 03-24-2004, 07:27 AM   #47
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LILO configuration

I had APCI working fine on my HP laptop prior to loading Mandrake 10.0 (clean install) but now nothing functions. I was able to get it work, and my DLink 650+ wireless card once by starting manually with a LINUX APM=OFF ACPI=ON command but after a reboot, ACPI was shut off, the wireless card was inactive again. There must have been something else in the LILO script from the MCC that overwrote or added something that is turning off this fuction. Could someone post a functioning LILO command set?

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Old 04-22-2004, 10:43 AM   #48
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Hello Iainr,

Try disabling hotplugger at boot (either interactively "i")
or through "services" in system config applet.

Not an ideal solution, but works for me.



I am also new to Linux but have installed MDK 10 Community to my Sony Vaio PCG 600NE. Under 9.2, I got everything to work dandy xcept the CD Rom which 9.2 would not recognise.

Imagine my delight to see the Community CDs install so sweetly from my PCMCIA driven CD driver. Boy was I excited until..........

I tried to shut down. Yep, USB bus 1 deregistered hanging.

Voyager 99 is right, switching hotplugging off does work but it then prevents my (and possibly your) wifi card being seen and installed at boot up.

I have seen several posts on this issue but as yet no one had identified why the hang occurs or how to overcome it. Can anyone help? Or do I just try 10 Official and cross my fingers?
Old 04-22-2004, 11:21 AM   #49
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I tried to shut down. Yep, USB bus 1 deregistered hanging.

Voyager 99 is right, switching hotplugging off does work but it then prevents my (and possibly your) wifi card being seen and installed at boot up.

I have seen several posts on this issue but as yet no one had identified why the hang occurs or how to overcome it. Can anyone help? Or do I just try 10 Official and cross my fingers?
The shutdown issue I solved with the vanilla 2.6.5 kernel, so I assume that it is a bug in 2.6.3 which has been fixed.

With the network adapter, I initially got 2.6.3/5 to see the PCMCIA cards by adding "yenta_socket" on a line by itself to the file /etc/modules_preload. (modprobe yenta_socket also works). Even with the orinocho_cs drivers installed (which they were on 2.6.3 but not on the vanilla 2.6.5, and I haven't installed them yet) I still couldn't get the wifi card working properly, but at least it's progress.

I can probably solve this one, but I need a day or so (which I don't have right now) and risk losing networking from the laptop for that time (which will annoy my wife - never a good idea ).
Old 04-22-2004, 08:01 PM   #50
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my 2 cents also, a shameless plug

i have documented all my fixes/problems with 9.1 & 9.2 on my hp zt1195 laptop at my website, if you want to look and see what ive done to fix issues ive came acrosss, and i will be putting stuff regarding 10 on it after finals

i am also experiencing most of the probs listed in this thread, im hoping that 10 official addresses most of them, but here are the work arounds for some of the probs that ive had
thanks for the tip on the hotplug/usb prob, it was very annoying to say the least. hope some of these tips help others

usbkey not auto mounting, (might also be a hotplug issue)
the usbkey was detected, the /mnt/removable dir made, but not mounted, i got tired of manually mounting it each time so i wrote a quick script to handle that, the script is at the bottom of the post

keyboard weirdness
i used to have all my multimedia keys working on 9.1 & 9.2, but the new kernel handles things differently, but now the right alt key doesnt even work!! i am currently working out the proper keycode binding for all of them, but setkeycodes doesnt work on keycodes above 127 yet so i am unable to get all of them working for now. i found some excellent instructions here, they also relate to the touchpad below

synaptics touch pad
get the driver for this here, i have compiled the driver already if anyone wants it get it here and my modified X config file here . also as a tip, if you want the scroll pad use this command after getting everything to work to enable the scroll pad type this as root,
xmodmap -e 'pointer = 1 2 3 4 5 6 7'
. i highly suggest compiling it yourself since you get the instructions and a utility that allows you to config the touchpad on the fly

usbkey script
# simple script to mount/umount a usbkey drive
# and to sync it with rsync
# requires a file named inserted (yea i know, there is a bad joke in there somewhere) in your root on the usbkey
# change the paths as needed
# this script also assumes you are backing up your usbkey to local disk.
# you ARE, arent you?? if not, this script will create the backup at the path specified in localPath


function syncUsbkey {
                rsync -r $usbkeyPath $localPath
                rsync -r $localPath $usbkeyPath
case "$1" in
        mount $usbkeyPath
        echo mounted
        if [ -e $usbkeyPath/inserted ]; then
                umount $usbkeyPath
                mount $usbkeyPath
                umount $usbkeyPath
        echo "sync complete"
        umount $usbkeyPath
        echo unmounted
        echo "Usage: in mounts usbkey, sync syncs usbkey, out unmounts usbkey"
Old 04-22-2004, 08:28 PM   #51
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installed community when it first came out, no major dramas, and then did a clean install of ofiicial a couple days ago, and working brilliantly - exept it installed about 5 different kernels (i guess trying to balance 1Gb of RAM against a P4 with ht (smp).. whereas community installed just the 2.6 enterprise (incidently this was about the only one not installed by official..) so perhaps this needs a bit of work - ie. for an ewbie to have 5 or 6 different kernels to chose from in lilo it is quite daunting to know what to do.. not that it rally matters which one you pick, but it could be confusing - should only be 1 or 2 installed at most for each type of system...
anyway thats my AU$0.02
Old 04-23-2004, 03:08 AM   #52
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i would like to say that i have had no problems with MDK10CE. i'm a newb so i could just not be noticing. i just have one question though, those of you who have installed bit torrent, when i try to run the gui it doesn't do anything, it takes up processor power like it's going to open but it's not in the active processes. i tried opening a torrent with it but no dice.
Old 04-23-2004, 04:23 AM   #53
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I've had a fairly positive experience installing MDK10CE. I did a clean install rather than an upgrade, just because I didn't have anything I needed to keep in 9.2 and I wanted to make sure I had enough space (disk space is limited).

I've had a couple of issues with my soundcard - a Soundblaster V64 PCI jobbie, nothing fantastic. It installs the default driver, but it doesn't work. if I switch to the alternative (sorry, can't remember the name but it's like snd-es1371 or something) it then works. Great I thought. reboots, stops working on the alternative driver. Swap back to the default - working again! Very strange.

MDK installed the correct driver for my graphics card (Intel 740 generic) but then incorrectly set the colour depth to 24bit. My ancient machine only supports 16bit - took a while for me to figure it out (bit of a n00b) as it only crashed when running Xine etc. KDE just restarted itself.

Also, I configured a generic ps2 wheel mouse as part of the config during the installation process. It discarded this and went along with the default 2 button mouse anyway. I could then change it using the Mandrake Control Centre, but I would have thought it would have carried what I configured over.

Only minor niggles for me then, and for an early release that's pretty damn good. I'll be picking up the fixes as they appear hopefully - even managed to get some updates from the Mandrake Update tool! Took a while to figure it out, but it works for some parts.

I've got a dual-boot (with Windows ME) Pentium II 350 with only a 6 Gig HD (need more space!) 256Meg SDRAM, nothing spectacular hardware wise.

Now, where do I find drivers for my Packard Bell webcam? I suspect that they do not exist
Old 04-23-2004, 12:38 PM   #54
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I installed Mandrake 10 Community on my second HD. There were still Windows files on it, and the Mandrake Partition Manager overwrote them(I didn't have an emotional attachment to them anyways). My PC has been successfully set up as a dual boot PC. The only problems I have with Mandrake are the sound and wireless issues, which I am trying to sort out now. Anyways, what's the difference between Community and Official. Is Community.... better than official? (Excellent...... smithers..)

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