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Hey all, I just downloaded and installed Mandrake 9.1 the install went awesome, all is configured (at least I think), but when I log in and choose either KDE, or startx to get my desktop going, my mouse and keyboard lock right up. The Desktop will load great, but my mouse and keyboard both are messed up. My mouse and keyboard work great, UNTIL I type in startx or KDE Is there something I didn't do or have to set up?? Also, there were 3 cd's for Mandrake 9.1, and I used the first one for the install. what are ...

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    Default Mandrake 9.1

    Hey all,

    I just downloaded and installed Mandrake 9.1
    the install went awesome, all is configured (at least I think), but when
    I log in and choose either KDE, or startx to get my desktop going, my
    mouse and keyboard lock right up. The Desktop will load great, but my
    mouse and keyboard both are messed up. My mouse and keyboard work great,
    UNTIL I type in startx or KDE

    Is there something I didn't do or have to set up??

    Also, there were 3 cd's for Mandrake 9.1, and I used the first one for
    the install. what are the other 2 cd's for??

    Appreciate the help

    Mitch

    Mitch Guest

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    Default Re: Mandrake 9.1

    Mitch wrote:
    > Hey all,
    >
    > Is there something I didn't do or have to set up??
    >
    > Also, there were 3 cd's for Mandrake 9.1, and I used the first one for
    > the install. what are the other 2 cd's for??
    >
    > Appreciate the help
    >
    > Mitch
    I have noticed that the second and third cd's of Mandrake 9.1 are not
    accessed at install if the machine has 64 megs or less memory. I have two
    such machines and for both it never asked if I had the disks complained
    about low resources. It is now my pet peeve with Mandrake. With enough
    resources, whatever that is, a dialog comes up and asks if you have the
    disks, but only after you select the software to load. Bizzare.

    kegwasher
    Chris Guest

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    Default Re: Mandrake 9.1

    Mitch wrote:
    > Hey all,
    >
    > I just downloaded and installed Mandrake 9.1
    > the install went awesome, all is configured (at least I think), but when
    > I log in and choose either KDE, or startx to get my desktop going, my
    > mouse and keyboard lock right up. The Desktop will load great, but my
    > mouse and keyboard both are messed up. My mouse and keyboard work great,
    > UNTIL I type in startx or KDE
    >
    > Is there something I didn't do or have to set up??
    >
    Did you install any other desktops?
    --

    Stacey
    Stacey Guest

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    Default mandrake 9.1

    Hi

    I have a 2.7GHz Athlon with 1.5GB of memory and I regularly run large
    executables >800MB. I'm having a problems with being unable to rerun them
    after a completed run as it appears that memory is not being deallocated.
    the command free -k yields

    [aztjulliette half-hybrid]$ free -k

    total used free shared buffers cached

    Mem: 1550640 1081376 469264 0 11400 1006508

    -/+ buffers/cache: 63468 1487172

    Swap: 1823336 14420 1808916

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

    Allan





    allan Guest

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    Default Re: mandrake 9.1

    allan thomson wrote: 

    You may already know this but...
    Linux uses memory to cache recently used programs and/or files.
    If memory is needed it will either free physical memory or use
    swap to free the needed memory. This is normal.

    That said...
    It doesn't look like anything is wrong from here. This is what
    free shows on a system with 2GB of RAM and presently compiling
    Mozilla.

    free -m
    total used free shared buffers cached
    Mem: 2020 1919 101 0 585 959
    -/+ buffers/cache: 374 1645
    Swap: 972 0 972

    And believe me when I say it works grrrRREAT!!

    --
    Confucius: He who play in root, eventually kill tree.
    Registered with The Linux Counter. http://counter.li.org/
    Slackware 9.1.0 Kernel 2.4.22 SMP i686 (GCC) 3.3.2
    Uptime: 16 days, 5:22, 2 users, load average: 2.66, 2.38, 2.3

    David Guest

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    Default Re: mandrake 9.1

    allan thomson wrote: 
    As David Pointed out Linux cache's recently run programs in memory. It
    should run just fine again a second time. Perhaps you need to
    investigate the problem under gdb or see if there is a core dump of what
    is going on. I'm curious why an application is 800megs though, or do you
    mean the application NEEDS 800megs? I can see the later, the former
    seems a rather bizare thing to do under a Unix style OS (it's really not
    necessary like with windows it sometimes seems to be).

    Wanderer

    Wanderer Guest

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