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    Unhappy Newfbie needs help (BIG TIME!!)

    hi i just install open suse 11.1 with kde and I have the followinf issues

    1)i can't install software because this y2base is blocking me from doing it in yast2
    2)I can't install my ati radeon HD 3670 graphics card and my default screen resolution is 1600X1200 and I only have 1440 X 900
    resolution
    3) i can't add my printer which is a epson stylus cx4450

    please help me I really need help

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    Default Re: Newfbie needs help (BIG TIME!!)

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    Default Re: Newfbie needs help (BIG TIME!!)

    Hi Hypertails

    I think it would be to your advantage to split these issues into separate threads with a descriptive title outlining the problem. That way you're more likely to attract attention ( and hopefully help) for that particular problem.

    Check out likely printer drivers from here:

    OpenPrinting/Database/DatabaseIntro - The Linux Foundation

    It may be that you will have to choose a different (but similar) model to your printer when configuring. For example, my CX5500 works using the CX3800 CUPS+gutenprint driver.

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    Default Re: Newfbie needs help (BIG TIME!!)

    hi I need to install software but everytime i try to do it the install software program works but I keep getting a message that says:
    Acessing the package management failed: system management is lockedwith pid XXXX (usr/lib/YaST2/bin/y2base)
    close the application befor trying again

    And I don't know what to close
    any suggestions?
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    Default Re: Newfbie needs help (BIG TIME!!)

    Have a look at running processes. Open a console, then do

    su (to become root user, enter root password when prompted)

    ps -A (to see all running processes)

    ps -A |grep y2base (to check if y2base is running)

    You will get something like

    linux:/home/dean # ps -A |grep y2base
    14058 ? 00:00:01 y2base
    This process can be killed with

    kill -9 14058

    Then you can try restarting the software manager.

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    Default Re: Newfbie needs help (BIG TIME!!)

    thanks but sorry if i'm going there and here but I just want to know how to i install my ATI Radeon HD 3650 graphics card so I can get the effects and my perfered resolutin is 1600X1200

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    Default Re: Newfbie needs help (BIG TIME!!)

    Give us the output of

    hwinfo --gfxcard

    cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf

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    this correct?

    Code:
    liam@linux-4f6l:~> cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf 
    # /.../                                   
    # SaX generated X11 config file           
    # Created on: 2009-01-24T18:44:32-0330.   
    #                                         
    # Version: 8.1                            
    # Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax@suse.de>, 2005
    # Contact: SaX-User list <https://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/sax-users>
    #                                                                             
    # Automatically generated by [ISaX] (8.1)                                     
    # PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!                                               
    #                                                                             
    
    Section "Files"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/local"        
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"          
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/URW"            
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Speedo"         
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/PEX"            
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"       
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/Type1"          
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled" 
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"      
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/japanese:unscaled"     
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/kwintv"                
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/truetype"              
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/uni:unscaled"          
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/CID"                   
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"     
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"    
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"   
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"  
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled" 
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/Type1"          
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"     
      FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/xtest"                 
      FontPath     "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"                  
      InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"                           
      InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"                        
    EndSection                                              
    
    Section "ServerFlags"
      Option       "AllowMouseOpenFail" "on"
      Option       "ZapWarning" "on"        
    EndSection                              
    
    Section "Module"
      Load         "dri"
      Load         "dbe"
      Load         "freetype"
      Load         "extmod"  
      Load         "glx"     
    EndSection               
    
    Section "InputDevice"
      Driver       "kbd" 
      Identifier   "Keyboard[0]"
      Option       "Protocol" "Standard"
      Option       "XkbLayout" "us"     
      Option       "XkbModel" "microsoftpro"
      Option       "XkbRules" "xfree86"     
    EndSection                              
    
    
    Section "InputDevice"
      Driver       "mouse"
      Identifier   "Mouse[1]"
      Option       "Buttons" "15"
      Option       "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
      Option       "Name" "Microsoft Wireless Desktop Receiver 3.1"
      Option       "Protocol" "explorerps/2"                       
      Option       "Vendor" "Sysp"                                 
      Option       "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"                            
    EndSection                                                     
    
    
    Section "Monitor"
      DisplaySize  408 255
      HorizSync    30-82  
      Identifier   "Monitor[0]"
      ModelName    "ACER X193W"
      Option       "DPMS"      
      Option       "PreferredMode" "1440x900"
      VendorName   "ACR"                     
      VertRefresh  43-76                     
      UseModes     "Modes[0]"                
    EndSection                               
    
    
    Section "Modes"
      Identifier   "Modes[0]"
      Modeline      "1440x900" 104.58 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 931
      Modeline      "1440x900" 85.75 1440 1488 1520 1600 900 903 909 925 +HSync -Vsync                                                                              
      Modeline      "1280x960" 105.61 1280 1360 1496 1712 960 961 964 995           
      Modeline      "1280x960" 86.75 1280 1328 1360 1440 960 963 967 988 +HSync -Vsync                                                                              
      Modeline      "1152x864" 104.99 1152 1224 1352 1552 864 865 868 902           
      Modeline      "1152x864" 96.77 1152 1224 1344 1536 864 865 868 900            
      Modeline      "1152x864" 89.56 1152 1224 1344 1536 864 865 868 897            
      Modeline      "1152x864" 86.75 1152 1200 1232 1312 864 867 871 895 +HSync -Vsync                                                                              
      Modeline      "1152x864" 81.62 1152 1216 1336 1520 864 865 868 895            
      Modeline      "1024x768" 83.00 1024 1080 1192 1360 768 769 772 803            
      Modeline      "1024x768" 76.89 1024 1080 1192 1360 768 769 772 800            
      Modeline      "1024x768" 70.50 1024 1072 1104 1184 768 771 775 796 +HSync -Vsync                                                                              
      Modeline      "1024x768" 70.07 1024 1080 1184 1344 768 769 772 798            
      Modeline      "1024x768" 64.11 1024 1080 1184 1344 768 769 772 795            
      Modeline      "800x600" 50.32 800 840 928 1056 600 601 604 627                
      Modeline      "800x600" 45.93 800 840 920 1040 600 601 604 625                
      Modeline      "800x600" 44.75 800 848 880 960 600 603 607 622 +HSync -Vsync   
      Modeline      "800x600" 42.33 800 840 920 1040 600 601 604 623                
      Modeline      "800x600" 38.22 800 832 912 1024 600 601 604 622                
      Modeline      "1440x900" 106 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 903 909 934 +hsync -vsync
    EndSection                                                                      
    
    
    Section "Screen"
      DefaultDepth 24
      SubSection "Display"
        Depth      15     
        Modes      "1440x900" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" 
        Virtual    3840 1200                                             
      EndSubSection                                                      
      SubSection "Display"                                               
        Depth      16                                                    
        Modes      "1440x900" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" 
        Virtual    3840 1200                                             
      EndSubSection                                                      
      SubSection "Display"                                               
        Depth      24                                                    
        Modes      "1440x900" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" 
        Virtual    3840 1200                                             
      EndSubSection                                                      
      SubSection "Display"                                               
        Depth      8                                                     
        Modes      "1440x900" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" 
        Virtual    3840 1200                                             
      EndSubSection
      Device       "Device[0]"
      Identifier   "Screen[0]"
      Monitor      "Monitor[0]"
    EndSection
    
    
    Section "Device"
      BoardName    "ATI Radeon HD 3670"
      Driver       "radeonhd"
      Identifier   "Device[0]"
      Option       "monitor-DVI-I_2/analog" "Monitor[0]"
      VendorName   "ATI"
    EndSection
    
    
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
      Identifier   "Layout[all]"
      InputDevice  "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
      InputDevice  "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
      Option       "Clone" "off"
      Option       "Xinerama" "off"
      Screen       "Screen[0]"
    EndSection
    
    
    Section "DRI"
        Group      "video"
        Mode       0660
    EndSection
    
    Section "Extensions"
    EndSection
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    Default Re: Newfbie needs help (BIG TIME!!)

    Hello Hyper, to get ATI graphics try this.

    Open YAST
    open Software Repositories
    check the list for ATI Repository (it should not be present)
    click on the Add button
    in the next screen click on community repositories, if you see ATI Repository select it and click on the ok. As I recall once you have added the ATI repository you should be able to open the graphics card and monitor icon in YaST and see the resolution settings you want.

    If you didn't see the ATI repository above then go back to the page with community repositories. Select HTTP instead of community Repositories.
    for repository name enter ATI Repository
    for server name enter www2.ati.com
    for directory enter /suse/11.1

    once you have the ATI repository you should be able to get the graphics settings you want.

    Regards,

    Anthony

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    Default Re: Newfbie needs help (BIG TIME!!)

    You can try the proprietary (fglrx) driver if you'd like. However, your xorg.conf file shows that you're currently using the open source 'radeonhd' driver, and the the highest configured resolution (for your monitor chosen) is currently '1440x900'.

    You could try using the sax2 utility to change monitor. If that monitor is correct model, then I would look at either

    1) editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf manually with the desired resolution and correcsponding modelines

    or

    2) choose a generic LCD model supporting the preferred resolution.

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