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1  Assistance / Download/Repos / Re: How to generally make sense of Pardus repositories on: February 23, 2010, 19:54:21 PM
Have you tried:

Go in the menu under System->Package Manager. In Package Manager, look in the Settings menu and click Configure Package Manager. In this screen you will see a 'Repositories' tab with the contrib repository listed, but not selected perhaps?

If not, you can add the repository just click Add New Repository, give it a name (e.g. 'Contrib'). You should then add the repository address of: http://packages.pardus.org.tr/contrib-2009/pisi-index.xml.bz2

Does that help? I've not found any other standard repositories for Pardus, but these two have pretty much everything I've looked for. These two are very comprehensive repositories, more so than most other distros. In other words, those are the repositories for this version of Pardus.. why look for other directories? Are you looking for mirrors perhaps?


2  Assistance / Hardware / Re: suspend to disk not working on: February 23, 2010, 19:47:35 PM
I have this problem as well. I have edited the fstab, but when I suspend to disk I get the lock screen and nothing else happens. Kinfo->partitions does not show the swap partition mounted either, yet Kinfo->memory shows 2.2GB availabel swap space.

Any ideas?
3  Assistance / Configuring Pardus / Re: Recovering a user profile after reloading on: February 23, 2010, 18:57:09 PM
Got it figured out:

The deal is that I had my kspash set to one that I hadn't installed yet. I edited the KDE file /home/rcevans/.kde4/share/config/startupconfig, the line that says: ksplashrc_ksplash_theme="whateveryourthemenameis". I changed the theme name to "Default" which allowed me to log in.

NOTE: One word of advice about this for anyone that reloads and intends to use their existing user's home folder: Install with a different user, that way you will be able to log in to the system and work with it. Also, make sure you have ALL of your themes, pointers, icons, software, etc. loaded before you attempt to log in to your old user. It will minimize or prevent this from happening.

If you still have problems, then another thing to make sure of is to look at the permissions of your old user's home folder and it's contents. If you install a different distro and use a common home partition as I do, you will sometimes get this problem. Just changing the owner back to your old user (in the group 'users', use the command chown -R username:users /homefoldername, while you are IN the folder named "home" off the root) will solve that problem. You can go back in to Pardus, add a group named your user name, then change it all back with chown again. Remember to use the recursive switch, '-R'.

4  Assistance / Configuring Pardus / [SOLVED] Recovering a user profile after reloading on: February 23, 2010, 16:57:30 PM
I had installed another distro alongside my Pardus for evaluation purposes (work related). It broke Grub for Pardus, so I just reinstalled Pardus, fixed my video issues, and everything was good to go.. but I can't recover or use my old profile I get a message saying there is something wrong with it.

Are there any caveats I need to know about with Pardus in order to use an existing user home directory (same account name)?

The message I get is:

kstartupconfig4 can not start or fails. Exit code is 3....
5  Assistance / Configuring Pardus / Re: [SOLVED] Pardus 2009 on X2300 based video controllers (HP/Compaq 6910p) on: February 18, 2010, 16:47:00 PM
You know, that might not be a bad idea if nothing else to put a bee in their bonnet, so to speak. Did this work for you as well? Something I should have put in this post earlier is that I have the 6910p version with WXGA+ (1440x900 resolution) not the WXGA (1280x800 resolution). The modelines are different and have to be generated separately and replaced. You can use CVT or GTF to create them.

A good source, which I used to set up my dual monitor setup, is:


6  Assistance / Configuring Pardus / Re: [SOLVED] Pardus 2009 on X2300 based video controllers (HP/Compaq 6910p) on: February 09, 2010, 23:21:43 PM
Playing with the kernel parameters didn't help either. I had to boot into Mandriva for a couple days for work, but I got back on Pardis today and brainstormed.

Turns out, the problem was in the xorg.conf file. It wasn't complete; that's all it was.

I actually copied my xorg.conf file generated for me in Mandriva over the one generated by Pardis. Worked like a charm; the driver is the DRI Radeon driver (ATI), I have 3D, and I have my full WXGA+ screen.. it's even ready for me to plug in my other monitor Cheesy

The xorg files are pretty standard, I think as long as I don't have to change the video settings in the Pardus Display Settings applet it will be ok. Even then, I know what to look for now.

Only thing I may have to do is tell xrandr how I want my Xinerama set up when I get both monitors connected, but that's a cinch.

This was an old troubleshooting gimmick I used to use, I don't know why I didn't think of it before. But, for anyone with this laptop (HP/Compaq 6910p), try replacing the contents of your xorg.conf file with the following... back yours up first, of course.

CONTENTS (I removed remarks by Mandriva):

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "DontZap" "False" # disable <Ctrl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
    AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
    #DontZoom # disable <Ctrl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)

Section "Module"
    Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
    Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
    Load "extmod"
    Load "glx" # 3D layer
    Load "dri" # direct rendering

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "monitor1"
    VendorName "Generic"
    ModelName "Flat Panel 1440x900"
    HorizSync 28.8-90
    VertRefresh 60
    # Monitor preferred modeline (60.0 Hz vsync, 54.7 kHz hsync, ratio 16/10, 120 dpi)
    ModeLine "1440x900" 107.8 1440 1504 1536 1970 900 903 906 912 -hsync -vsync
    # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
    # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576"     50.00  768  832  846 1000   576  590  595  630
    # 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576"     63.07  768  800  960 1024   576  578  590  616
    # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
    ModeLine "1440x900_120"  229.75  1440 1552 1712 1984  900 901 904 965  -HSync +Vsync
    # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
    ModeLine "1440x900_100"  187.55  1440 1544 1704 1968  900 901 904 953  -HSync +Vsync
    # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
    ModeLine "1440x900_85"  156.79  1440 1536 1696 1952  900 901 904 945  -HSync +Vsync
    # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
    ModeLine "1440x900_75"  136.49  1440 1536 1688 1936  900 901 904 940  -HSync +Vsync
    # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
    ModeLine "1440x900_60"  106.47  1440 1520 1672 1904  900 901 904 932  -HSync +Vsync
    # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
    ModeLine "1440x900_50"  87.41  1440 1512 1664 1888  900 901 904 926  -HSync +Vsync
    # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
    ModeLine "1280x800_120"  181.21  1280 1376 1520 1760  800 801 804 858  -HSync +Vsync
    # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
    ModeLine "1280x800_100"  147.89  1280 1376 1512 1744  800 801 804 848  -HSync +Vsync
    # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
    ModeLine "1280x800_85"  123.38  1280 1368 1504 1728  800 801 804 840  -HSync +Vsync
    # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
    ModeLine "1280x800_75"  107.21  1280 1360 1496 1712  800 801 804 835  -HSync +Vsync
    # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
    ModeLine "1280x800_60"  83.46  1280 1344 1480 1680  800 801 804 828  -HSync +Vsync
    # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
    ModeLine "1280x800_50"  68.56  1280 1336 1472 1664  800 801 804 824  -HSync +Vsync

Section "Device"
    Identifier "device1"
    VendorName "ATI Technologies Inc"
    BoardName "ATI Radeon X1950 and earlier"
    Driver "ati"
    Option "DPMS"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "screen1"
    Device "device1"
    Monitor "monitor1"
    DefaultColorDepth 24
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 8
        Modes "1440x900" "1280x800"
        Virtual 2880 1024
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 15
        Modes "1440x900" "1280x800"
        Virtual 2880 1024
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 16
        Modes "1440x900" "1280x800"
        Virtual 2880 1024
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 24
        Modes "1440x900" "1280x800"
        Virtual 2880 1024

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "layout1"
    Screen "screen1"

That's it Smiley

Thanks everyone for replying it really was a great learning experience. I REALLY like this distro and have already moved from OpenSuSE 11.2 KDE-4.3.4 on my main machine, and am converting everything over from Mandriva to Pardus on this, my work laptop.

7  Assistance / Configuring Pardus / Re: Pardus 2009 on X2300 based video controllers on: February 07, 2010, 22:26:40 PM
Yea, I've done that but with the radeon driver the login screen comes up, I log in, and then the splash screen comes up. But, right after it starts it's animation sequence the laptop locks hard. I have to power off.

I think I may try some kernel parameters as well, perhaps that will help.
8  Assistance / Configuring Pardus / Re: Pardus 2009 on X2300 based video controllers on: February 07, 2010, 19:51:18 PM
Hmm.. Looking through my Mandriva install,it's using the radeon driver. This is (or should be) the driver from the DRI project. So, the ATI X2300 based video interface should use this driver. The newer driver from ATI WILL NOT SUPPORT THIS DEVICE. Thanks ATI....  Angry

For me, I have Pardus set to auto login, and it locks up during the splash screen right after login. So, I turned off auto login but it still locks up during thesplash screen after the login. The drive icon shows up, and you can see the start of the other icons then then system locks hard. A point to note is that if you open another shell (CTRL+ALT+F2), BEFORE the lockup, you can hear the startup sound in X in the background.

Is there some setting Pardus defaults that I need to turn off? Why will this video work and then lock up? do I need to remove compositing?
9  Assistance / Configuring Pardus / Re: Pardus 2009 on X2300 based video controllers on: February 06, 2010, 22:46:48 PM
Yup, did that but it loads the newer driver that doesn not support my x2300 (which is ATI's fault for removing the card). At least I am assuming that's the problem. Seems that improper setup with my monitor will prevent anything from displaying also so I will continue to play with that and see what happens.

For now  I have set the driver to VESA and selected a standard monitor type (LCD 1280x1024) for 1152x864. It's ok but I am losing a little real estate. I doubt I will be able to dual monitor my 1280x1024 at work though I may try that.

Be back in a bit Cheesy
10  Assistance / Configuring Pardus / Re: Paruds 2009 on X2300 based video controllers on: February 06, 2010, 19:30:55 PM
I had tried the fglrx driver but it just gave me a blank screen with a cursor in the upper left hand corner.. sorry didn't mention that.

I am on the laptop at the moment, but am on my Mandriva partition. I will reboot into Pardus and check back in  Wink
11  Assistance / Configuring Pardus / [SOLVED] Pardus 2009 on X2300 based video controllers (HP/Compaq 6910p) on: February 06, 2010, 16:07:16 PM
Hey, everyone.. just started with Pardus  Grin

I have installed Pardus on my laptop which is a HP/Compaq6910p. It has ATI x2300 video which is not supported by ATI anymore. It has been removed from support in their binary drivers as of several versions ago. You can google up which versions still work though BUT they can only be used up to certain versions of Xorg/Xfree86.

So, I use the supplied OpenSource drivers (which are adequate for my needs, even provides basic 3D acceleration) but I can't find anything like this in Pardus' repositories. ANyone know what I'm looking for and how to find it? It's the DRI driver I believe.

Now to my problem: As I kind of knew I would have video problems going in to this, I wasn't really upset when booting failed after installation (I kind of went through this with other distros). I did what I usually do, reboot in to safe video mode, attempt to locate the correct driver (in this case I simply want to use VESA), set X to it, and reboot so everything would be lovely and I get the warm fuzziess.. Alas, it don't happen.

Pardus will not save my video settings once I set the video to VESA for some reason. I will select the driver, reboot, verify the driver is set, them change to my desired resolution. When I reboot, I lose those settings and Pardus reboots into 800x600. I need to be in 1440x900 at 24bit.

In a side note, yet somewhat related... I REALLY like Pardus. I installed it as I was reviewing distros that did not have as much public attention on Distrowatch... basically, I start at the bottom of the list. After a dozen or so distros, I got to Pardus.  Guys, HOW has Pardus not gotten any bigger?? This distro, regardless the problems I am having, is simply amazing. The set up is absolutely the best one I have ever seen. Better than SuSE, Ubuntu, Fedora, or even Mandriva. It is professional, appealing, and easy to use. Only gripe I had about the setup was that I could not add custom mounts during the install.. but again, it's no big deal (Hey... I had to have SOMETHING to gripe about lol). It's just splendid, you guys have done an awesome job. But, this video issue is the same one I have had with other distros which just simply do not compare with Pardus. That kind of detracts from it somewhat. A suggestion about this video problem: during the install, the video settings the live CD comes up with is fine and works well. USE THIS VIDEO MODE, then allow people the option to detect video or not after the install, or even during it. I believe you are using VESA during the liveCD? I would use that driver as a default for after the installtion, then allow people to detect their video after the UI is up and stable. THis way, even udpates can be done without risk of getting mismatched kernel modules to updated kernels and therefore a useless desktop that has to be fixed at the console.

Back to the issue: How do I get my laptop to stay in VESA without having to reset my settings every time I boot? I had a video problem with my main machine as well (yea, I just went hog wild! I installed Pardus on my main machine and dual-booted with my good 'ol, faithful, stand-by OS.. OpenSuSE) but booting off the liveCD in failsafe video mode (Failsafe after pressing F4) allowed me to finish the install without a hitch and I was able to switch to my 9500GT Nvidia card after the desktop came up.  But, this kind of approach did not work with my laptop. I even set the video to use the RadeonHD driver (which works, just horribly slow), and made a copy of the Xorg.conf file to hack. I reboot, changed "RadeonHD" to "VESA" int he driver section, started X again, and it will work until reboot.

Any ideas folks?
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