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Yup! Setting the audio in the Pulse Audio Volume Control utility to "Analog Stereo" output and connecting a stero-mini to Stereo RCA cable to my reciever on the same input works like a charm! Moovida doesn't work right but I'm having fullscreen issues with it anyway so I'm not using it right now.

Also the kdesu symlink worked beautifully as well! Thanks, Tux99!!!!
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Moovida won't play directly from disc either. It says I need a plugin but doesn't say which one.

With regards to Moovida, there are 3 plugin packages:

moovida-plugins-good
moovida-plugins-bad
moovida-plugins-ugly

you should install them all 3, that will give you all plugins available.

I have packaged up Moovida 1.0.9 a few minutes ago, it's not any different to the 1.0.7 that's in the Mandriva repos, just some more bug fixes, but I will put it on my web site in the next few days anyway.

I'm not sure yet if I like Moovida or not, it has an interesting choice of features but I have to test it further to decide.

Thanks for pointing out Moovida, I would have never looked at it if you hadn't mentioned it.
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Moovida doesn't work right but I'm having fullscreen issues with it anyway so I'm not using it right now.

I noticed the fullscreen issue the first time I ran it too, it looked like it was misaligned with the screen, but pressing 'Esc' twice (which toggles full screen) fixed that and now when I start Moovida again the problem is not there anymore so it fixed it for good.

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Gonna have to try that esc twice thing.

I'm liking Moovida except for the lack of configuration. At least the lack of configuration in the gui. Not sure if there is another configuration in the program or not.

Very clean interface though.
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I checked and I already have the Good, Bad, and Ugly plugins installed. Not sure why it won't play straight from disc. Odd.
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Do you have libdvdcss installed?
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I believe I do because k9copy works fine. I don't think it works without libdvdcss...at least in Ubuntu it didn't.

I'll check tonight what the error is again but Moovida won't even play a DVD rip and gives the same error code. It's a gstreamer error. When Tux gets 1.0.9 up on his site, I'm gonna try that. Seems like it's probably just a bug in the program.
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I have updated the Mandriva 2010.0 XBMC package with the following changes:

- bumped svn version to 25484
- added workaround to fix CD/DVD playback, using internal libcdio instead of default Mandriva libcdio0.81
- enabled goom visual effects in build (to use them you still have to activate them in config)
- added config file to allow xbmc-standalone to be selected as default autologin desktop from MCC
- moved xbmc-standalone session file for GDM to /etc/X11/dm/Sessions/ to avoid duplicate menu entry

I highly recommend to upgrade to this new RPM as it fixes CD/DVD playback (with a workaround, waiting for XBMC developer to fix the issue properly)

Get it here as usual:
http://www.linuxtech.net/downloads/X...driva_rpm.html

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I believe I do because k9copy works fine. I don't think it works without libdvdcss...at least in Ubuntu it didn't.

I'll check tonight what the error is again but Moovida won't even play a DVD rip and gives the same error code. It's a gstreamer error. When Tux gets 1.0.9 up on his site, I'm gonna try that. Seems like it's probably just a bug in the program.

You can check if a package is installed either in the install&remove software GUI or from command line with the following command:

rpm -qa | grep libdvdcss

In any case I'm sure you have libdvdcss installed as both k9copy and Handbrake require it.

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Well, I can confirm that the new XBMC package that Tux99 so kindly updated on his website (in his sig) works great! I tested the DVD playback and it plays fine! Haven't tried the other features yet but so far so good!

Great job tux99!
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The Mandriva rpm package of the 9.11 Camelot official release of XBMC is now available to download from the following page:

http://www.linuxtech.net/downloads/X...driva_rpm.html

If you were running a svn rpm until now, please uninstall it first, before installing this release version (use either the package manager GUI or rpm -e xbmc in a terminal as root to uninstall it).

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Nice article on distrowatch who tested the KDE 4.4 upgrade packages for Mandriva 2010.0:
http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?is...100215#feature

Seems the upgrade is worth-while although I won't apply them on my HTPC (I don't like messing with a working system, especially since the wife uses it too), but might do it on one of my desktop boxes.

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I'm adding a link to a very good article with the history of Mandriva and therefore of important parts of Linux history in general too, well worth a read regardless what distro you use.

It will bring back plenty memories if you have been using Linux for 10 years or more.

http://www.h-online.com/open/feature...va-944358.html

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Is there a 64-bit Mandriva One anywhere?
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Is there a 64-bit Mandriva One anywhere?

No the 64bit versions are:

Mandriva Free x86_64 DVD (full DVD with loads of packages, but no non-free packages such as Adobe Flash or NVidia and ATI binary drivers, only pure opensource software)

Mandriva Free dual CD (CD which lets you choose to install either 32bit or 64bit Mandriva, but again without non-free packages such as Adobe Flash or NVidia and ATI binary drivers)

Mandriva Powerpack x86_64 DVD (full DVD with loads of packages, including Adobe Flash and NVidia and ATI binary drivers) - this version is only available for sale (ISO download and/or physical DVD-ROM with printed manual)

If you want 64 bit, then the best free choice is the dual CD, but you will have to manually install Flash and Nvidia/ATI binary drivers from the online repositories afterwards using the package manager. By default it will install the free opensource ATI or Nvidia drivers.

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Unofficial Mandriva 2010.0 repos of KDE 4.4.2 are available here now:

ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/stable/4.4.2/Mandriva/2010.0/

See also:
http://mandrivausers.org/index.php?/...01873-kde-442/

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Is it worth the upgrade? I haven't read up on 4.2.2.

How hard is it to upgrade window managers? Is it as simple as running a software update?
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Is it worth the upgrade? I haven't read up on 4.2.2.

How hard is it to upgrade window managers? Is it as simple as running a software update?

Although feedback so far on the update is positive on the Mandriva forums, I wouldn't do it on a HTPC, never mess with a working system, especially if the wife uses it too!

On the other hand if you have Mandriva also on a desktop PC or a laptop it could be worth the upgrade, I haven't tried it myself (since I still use Mandriva 2008.1 with KDE 3.5 on my main desktop PC), but they say 4.4 is quite an improvement over 4.3 (and 4.4.2 is just 4.4 with more bugfixes).

To install 4.4.2 you need to add the kde 4.4.2 ftp directory as a custom medium in the package manager (Install&Remove Software tool in the menu).

Just click on Options > Add a custom medium , then enter the following data:
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Type of medium:  FTP server
Medium name:  KDE-4.4.2 repo
URL:  ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/stable/4.4.2/Mandriva/2010.0/i586/
Tag this medium as update medium:  ticked
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Here's a question: what is MSEC and how do I prevent it's notifications from randomly popping up during a movie?
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Here's a question: what is MSEC and how do I prevent it's notifications from randomly popping up during a movie?

MSEC is the Mandriva security package, it's a bunch of scripts that run from crontab regularly and perform all sorts of security checks on your system.
I'm not sure how to disable the pop-ups, since I disabled all of msec on my HTPC, the HTPC has nothing valuable or sensitive on it anyway (all my data is on a file server) and it's not connected directly to the Internet either (NAT+Firewall in-between), so I don't see any need for any security backgroud scripts that could slow down the system (mine is a single core Atom).

http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Draksec

I'd imagine that you can probably disable it too, see the link above on how to do it.

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Is there a 64-bit Mandriva One anywhere?


No the 64bit versions are:

....

I found this list of community projects/repos with some of them providing 64 bit vers of one.

I'm thinking of switching my laptop where I test my myth setup, etc., to Mandriva, but the laptop serves also other function.

Tux (and others) what is your opinion on those community repos like MIB, are they safe/compatible with official/plf?

Thanks,
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I found this list of community projects/repos with some of them providing 64 bit vers of one.

I'm thinking of switching my laptop where I test my myth setup, etc., to Mandriva, but the laptop serves also other function.

Tux (and others) what is your opinion on those community repos like MIB, are they safe/compatible with official/plf?

Thanks,
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I haven't tried those community distros so can't tell how they are. According to the FAQ the 64bit One releases are made using the official Mandriva 64bit packages, just put together like the 32bit One CD, so if that's the case then those should be fine and 100% compatible with official repos.

With regards to independent repos, I only know that MIB sometimes goes their own ways so you might end up with dependency conflicts, haven't tried any of the other ones.

The German (MUD) repo has AFAIK a good reputation, but as I said I haven't tried it, so can vouch for it.

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Don't know if this has been posted-

Mandriva up for sale-

http://linux.slashdot.org/story/10/0...Sale?art_pos=9

Yes I read it, I'm looking forward to it, it should mean new investment in the company.

Mandriva (the company) has gone bust twice in the past and each time Mandriva (the distro) got better afterwards!

This is a better article:
http://www.itworld.com/open-source/1...uisition-talks

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Yes I read it, I'm looking forward to it, it should mean new investment in the company.

Mandriva (the company) has gone bust twice in the past and each time Mandriva (the distro) got better afterwards!

This is a better article:
http://www.itworld.com/open-source/1...uisition-talks

I hope so- while I'm currently on Ubuntu, we need to have viable, good alternatives in case things go south with Canonical/Ubuntu...
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Mandriva Saved By New Investors

After weeks of concern about the "catastrophic state of it's finances" and an indefinite delay in the release of version 2010.1, the French website LeMagIT is reporting that Mandriva has been saved by new investors. The article quotes Mandriva Director General Arnaud Laprévote: "Today the company found investors who decided to invest in the company, in order to give balance to the organization and to find a good economic model." He added that "the community and users no longer need be concerned." Due to regulations regarding confidentiality the identity of the new investors was not disclosed. Laprévote went on to explain: "we were aware that the existence of Mandriva was threatened, and today that is no longer the case."

More at the link above...

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Thanks for posting that, I read the source for that post on a French blog yesterday too, it sounds like good news, although as far as I can see Mandriva the distro would survive even if Mandriva the company went under, since there are certain elements of the Mandriva community that are well prepared and capable to run it as a community supported distro (I would be happy to jump in and contribute myself as a packager too).

That said, life is easier when the core maintainers are paid by a company!

Meanwhile for anyone who can't wait to try out Mandriva 2010.1 (Spring, or rather Summer now ), the release is ready and available as RC2, which is practically the same as the imminent release version (other than cosmetics and minor bug fixes that you can get after installation as updates anyway).

http://blog.mandriva.com/2010/06/02/...10-spring-rc2/
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The official release date of Mandriva 2010.1 has now been set for the 5th of July.

The extra testing time appears to have paid off, I just noticed even the brand new Firefox 3.6.6 release has been included. It looks like this is going to be a great release!

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The official release date of Mandriva 2010.1 has now been set for the 5th of July.

The extra testing time appears to have paid off, I just noticed even the brand new Firefox 3.6.6 release has been included. It looks like this is going to be a great release!

I must be holding my mouth wrong or something. I started my 2010.1 install before I went to be last night and left it at "Installing" because I was tired and it said it had 1hr 28m remaining. When I woke up and came back to the computer, 10 hours later, it said it had 28 minutes remaining on that same step.

Now, it's finally done with that step and it's throwing an error at the bootloader step.

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An error occurred

mkinitrd failed:
(mkinitrd -v -f /boot/initrd-2.6.33.4-server-3mnb.img 2.6.33.4-server-3mnb).

The last 3 days have provided me with problems compounded by more problems. My Ubuntu install got completely hosed and it took me a full day to sort that out and now this distro is fighting me the whole way. I'm starting to wonder if I've got a hardware failure that's playing games with me...

I was looking forward to testing this distro out, too.
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I must be holding my mouth wrong or something. I started my 2010.1 install before I went to be last night and left it at "Installing" because I was tired and it said it had 1hr 28m remaining. When I woke up and came back to the computer, 10 hours later, it said it had 28 minutes remaining on that same step.

Now, it's finally done with that step and it's throwing an error at the bootloader step.

The last 3 days have provided me with problems compounded by more problems. My Ubuntu install got completely hosed and it took me a full day to sort that out and now this distro is fighting me the whole way. I'm starting to wonder if I've got a hardware failure that's playing games with me...

I was looking forward to testing this distro out, too.

I think you might quite possibly have a hardware problem there, there is no sane other reason I can think of why it would take all night to install and the mkinitrd command to fail.

Boot off a live CD and do a full badblocks test of your hard disk (this will destroy all data on the disk so make a backup of anything important first!):

badblocks -svw /dev/sdX (where X should be the device letter of the disk).

This test will run for several hours (depending on size and speed of the disk).

Also do a test of your RAM with memtest:
http://www.linuxtech.net/tips+tricks...stics-pt1.html

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I think you might quite possibly have a hardware problem there, there is no sane other reason I can think of why it would take all night to install and the mkinitrd command to fail.

Boot off a live CD and do a full badblocks test of your hard disk (this will destroy all data on the disk so make a backup of anything important first!):

badblocks -svw /dev/sdX (where X should be the device letter of the disk).

This test will run for several hours (depending on size and speed of the disk).

Also do a test of your RAM with memtest:
http://www.linuxtech.net/tips+tricks...stics-pt1.html

I've got all sorts of strange things* going on, but the long and short of it is that after my 3rd install attempt I've got a functioning Mandriva install and after screwing up GRUB for my dual boot and figuring out how to fix it I've got both of my distros up and running.

Note: Each OS is running from it's own HD. I know it's not impossible for 2 HDs to exhibit failures at the same time, especially when they were put in service at the same time and have both been used a similar amount (reported SMART data shows same time in service), but I'm hoping it's not disk related. I'm not ready to start destroying the data just yet, but I'm going to make a point of creating disk images and saving them to another drive until things settle down. My gut instinct is that I'm having some sort of memory/mobo/cpu problem given the amount of trouble I had getting the advertised ram speeds out of this particular mobo/ram/cpu combo. The next thing I'm going to try is a memtest and then probably knocking down the ram speed settings and voltages to see if stability gets better. (This is likely the issue I've had the whole time )

*Strange things:

-System hangs until I press a key (like enter) when booting from Ubuntu install disc and then the installer reporting an unrecoverable error but booting to live CD without problem and eventually installing from live CD as well.

-System hangs on Mandriva reboot until a key is pressed (again, enter works) and then reboot proceeds as normal.

-Apparent system hangs during Mandriva install unless I'm moving the mouse on a regular basis. The more I move the mouse, the less time the install seems to want to take. (I moved the mouse during the entirety of the 3rd install attempt and it completed in record time with no errors)

I'm sure there's been more, but I can't think of what else has gone wrong ATM.

Thanks for the help. I wish I had posted about these issues sooner because in all honesty I had forgotten about the issues I had with ram speeds until you mentioned memtest.
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