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31  Assistance / Configuring Pardus / Startup and shutdown problems on: April 11, 2010, 12:20:26 PM
See also: "[PARTIALLY SOLVED]Can't login" thread (below)

For no apparent reason, about a week ago Pardus started taking 3-4 minutes to boot, and 2-3 minutes to shutdown.  Everything seems fine once it's up and running.

The only thing I can recall doing is activating compositing (kwin) then deciding to deactivate it again.  I wondered if it was the nvidia driver, so I reinstalled that, but no better.

At startup, I get the screen with the symbols (loading desktop etc) ending in the Pardus leopard, then nothing, for 90 seconds or so.  then I get an ugly purple rectangle, then a white one.  Then the desktop appears, with everything in place and loaded.  I can hear the new email alert whilst waiting, as though the desktop is loading, but I can't see it.

I've had a look through various log files to see if I can spot the problem, but I don't really know what I'm looking for!

Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks!
32  Assistance / Configuring Pardus / Re: Can't login on: April 09, 2010, 15:21:52 PM
Ok- I've partially solved this.  I managed to get to the command line and reinstall the nvidia driver, then edited xorg.conf to use it.  So back where I was before I posted.

However, there's still something wrong when I boot Pardus.

The boot displays as normal (I autologin) but then the purple screen hangs around for approx 30 seconds.  My desktop is meanwhile loading in the background (I know this because I get sound alerts for incoming emails, whilst staring at the purple screen).  A large white rectangle then appears, and finally my desktop, though generally with the plasma clock blacked out.

Everything then runs as usual, though when I shutdown, again, I get 30 seconds when nothing happens (no disc activity or anything) before the normally very quick shutdown begins.

The only thing I did to trigger this (that I can think of) was activating compositing, then deactivating it again after a couple of hours playing.  It's not running at the moment.

Any ideas?  Basically Pardus is working fine, but with this annoying delay when starting and shutting down.

33  Assistance / Configuring Pardus / [PARTIALLY SOLVED]Can't login on: April 09, 2010, 11:25:09 AM
I've been having a few problems recently at start up, which has been taking a long, long time to display the desktop, and a long time to shutdown, also.  For some reason  Sad I decided to reinstall the nvidia drivers, to see if that would help.  I uninstalled the nvidia drivers through package-manager, then selected the nv driver from the "display" section of the system settings menu.  I then rebooted.

Now, when I boot up Pardus, I get the login screen, but when I enter my details, it just brings back the login screen again.  I've tried, KDE, Failsafe, Default but all with the same result.

To complicate things, I'm dual booting with Ubuntu (posting from there now) using legacy Grub, so the Pardus options at the Grub screen are not there.  Otherwise I'd try the different options to try, at least, to get to a command line.

Anyone got any suggestions (other than stop messing with your drivers  Grin)?  I can access xorg.conf (and any other Pardus files) from Ubuntu, for editing, if that helps?

Thanks in advance
34  Assistance / Software / Re: Removing mscorefonts on: January 22, 2010, 19:04:33 PM
Thanks Trixon- that did it!
35  Assistance / Software / [solved] Removing mscorefonts on: January 22, 2010, 17:32:29 PM

I installed mscorefonts by using the script from the wiki http://en.pardus-wiki.org/HOWTO:MS_Fonts

I'd now like to remove them again, as they interfere with the font rendering in Opera, but I can't work out how.

Anyone able to help?

Thanks in advance
36  Assistance / Download/Repos / Re: Pardus 2009.1 ( Beta ). on: January 14, 2010, 16:40:00 PM
Thanks for seeing that through James.  I've been following your progress with the devs.

I ended up completely messing up my installation in the process, so will need to reinstall (luckily I have a separate /home partition).  I shall wait for the final version now, as it's so close.


37  Assistance / Download/Repos / Re: Pardus 2009.1 ( Beta ). on: January 08, 2010, 17:37:37 PM
Thanks James- it does seem like too much of a coincidence, as our hardware is similar
38  Assistance / Download/Repos / Re: Pardus 2009.1 ( Beta ). on: January 08, 2010, 09:33:23 AM
Hi James

I have an Athlon XP 3200+ chip and an Nvidia Geforce 6200

I've written a bug report here:


39  Assistance / Download/Repos / Re: Pardus 2009.1 ( Beta ). on: January 06, 2010, 17:00:38 PM
OK- impatient as ever I tried again.  Everything went well, except that I can't start Pardus using the new kernel-

When I select it through Grub, I get a blank screen

I can start Pardus using the older kernel-, although I have to use the nv driver as X won't start using nvidia-current

Any ideas?

Thanks for all the hard work by the way,  in getting the beta out and (almost) working really well!
40  Assistance / Download/Repos / Re: Pardus 2009.1 ( Beta ). on: January 06, 2010, 14:11:11 PM
Has anyone had any success in using this repo to upgrade to Pardus 2009.1 from 2009?

The process froze when I tried adding the repo and upgrading- I had to reinstall, so I'm not keen on trying again  Grin

Maybe I should wait until the final version is out?

41  Assistance / Configuring Pardus / Re: No sound in .wmv videos on: December 28, 2009, 21:40:11 PM
Thanks PhiX

I can confirm that .wmv works with Totem in Ubuntu, however.

Not a problem overall though!

42  Assistance / Configuring Pardus / Re: No sound in .wmv videos on: December 24, 2009, 20:12:59 PM
Hi csaenemy

That makes me feel much better.

I wonder if there's something to fix here?  A bug report, maybe?

Merry Christmas!
43  Assistance / Configuring Pardus / No sound in .wmv videos on: December 24, 2009, 12:44:30 PM

There's a sample download near the top of the page here:


No matter whether I try to play this within Firefox, or download it and try in Dragon player (also tried vlc, realplayer, smplayer, kaffeine) I can't get any sound.

There are lots of similar videos around on the internet- this is just a small example.  None seem to work.

No problem with .avi, .mpg, mpeg formats.

I've played around with various settings, in various players (including output drivers) but no luck.

In the test sample above, a voice should say "support.microsoft.com".  No problems in Ubuntu.

This is a new installation of Pardus 2009, with KDE 4.2.4  Anyone else experiencing this?

Thanks in advance
44  Assistance / Bugs / Re: [solved] sound only, no video output with Dragon Player, KDE4.3.4 on: December 11, 2009, 09:33:25 AM
Fantastic news- well done!
45  Assistance / Bugs / Re: sound only, no video output with Dragon Player, KDE4.3.4 on: December 10, 2009, 21:21:33 PM
Car and washing machine both fixed- at huge expense.  Now we just need your DVD playing sorted!
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