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    Hi,

    I had some issues earlier with certain repositories and had to break several packages in order to resolve conflicts. After completion I discovered that the look and feel changed to worst. I feel like running wine or windows 95.

    I've tried desktop confi but had no luck with it. Please check the attached screen-shots. Image 1& 2 are prior to system alter and the last is post alter.

    Best,

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    Quote Originally Posted by avenuemax View Post
    Hi,

    I had some issues earlier with certain repositories and had to break several packages in order to resolve conflicts. After completion I discovered that the look and feel changed to worst. I feel like running wine or windows 95.

    I've tried desktop confi but had no luck with it. Please check the attached screen-shots. Image 1& 2 are prior to system alter and the last is post alter.

    Best,

    David
    Sorry but they all show up on my system crystal clear ... therefore it will help to know exactly what you did/changed that resulted in breaking the system. Also which openSUSE version, what hardware, which DE are you running as this will help identify the problems.
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    Mate,

    They dont look clear at all. I use opensuse 11.2 with kde 4.4

    Below please find my hardware -

    david@david-desktop:~$ lspci -v
    00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a1)
    Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Device 2601
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0
    Capabilities: <access denied>


    00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
    Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Device 2601
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0

    00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SMBus (rev a2)
    Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Device 2601
    Flags: 66MHz, fast devsel, IRQ 10
    I/O ports at fc00 [size=64]
    I/O ports at 1c00 [size=64]
    I/O ports at f400 [size=64]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: nForce2_smbus
    Kernel modules: i2c-nforce2

    00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a2)
    Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Device 2601
    Flags: 66MHz, fast devsel

    00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3) (prog-if 10)
    Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Device 2601
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 21
    Memory at fe02f000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

    00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3) (prog-if 20)
    Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Device 2601
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 22
    Memory at fe02e000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

    00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI bridge (rev a1) (prog-if 01)
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=32
    I/O behind bridge: 0000c000-0000cfff
    Memory behind bridge: fd700000-fd7fffff
    Prefetchable memory behind bridge: fde00000-fdefffff
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:05.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
    Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Device a88d
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 22
    Memory at fe028000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

    00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 IDE (rev a2) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
    Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Device 2601
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0
    [virtual] Memory at 000001f0 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=8]
    [virtual] Memory at 000003f0 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=1]
    [virtual] Memory at 00000170 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=8]
    [virtual] Memory at 00000370 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=1]
    I/O ports at f000 [size=16]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: pata_amd
    Kernel modules: pata_amd

    00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2) (prog-if 85 [Master SecO PriO])
    Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Device 2601
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
    I/O ports at 09f0 [size=8]
    I/O ports at 0bf0 [size=4]
    I/O ports at 0970 [size=8]
    I/O ports at 0b70 [size=4]
    I/O ports at dc00 [size=16]
    Memory at fe02d000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: sata_nv
    Kernel modules: sata_nv

    00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
    I/O behind bridge: 0000b000-0000bfff
    Memory behind bridge: fdd00000-fddfffff
    Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000fdc00000-00000000fdcfffff
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp

    00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
    I/O behind bridge: 0000a000-0000afff
    Memory behind bridge: fdb00000-fdbfffff
    Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000fda00000-00000000fdafffff
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp

    00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=04, subordinate=04, sec-latency=0
    I/O behind bridge: 00009000-00009fff
    Memory behind bridge: fd900000-fd9fffff
    Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000fd800000-00000000fd8fffff
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp

    00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C61 [GeForce 6100 nForce 405] (rev a2)
    Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Device 2601
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 20
    Memory at fb000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
    Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
    Memory at fc000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
    [virtual] Expansion ROM at 80000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: nvidia
    Kernel modules: nvidia-current, nvidiafb, nouveau

    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
    Flags: fast devsel
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
    Flags: fast devsel

    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
    Flags: fast devsel

    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
    Flags: fast devsel
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: k8temp
    Kernel modules: k8temp

    03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 12)
    Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Device 8056
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 27
    Memory at fdbfc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    I/O ports at ac00 [size=256]
    [virtual] Expansion ROM at fda00000 [disabled] [size=128K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: sky2
    Kernel modules: sky2

    I hate to see pink/purple progress/side bar, old russian typewriter text on browser, wine like background on firefox and gnome apps.

    My hardware drivers are all latest.
    Last edited by avenuemax; 22-Jun-2010 at 06:03. Reason: Additional information

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    X server file -

    # nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
    # nvidia-settings: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder58) Fri Mar 12 02:13:46 PST 2010

    # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
    # nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder58) Fri Mar 12 02:12:40 PST 2010

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Layout0"
    Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    Option "Xinerama" "0"
    EndSection

    Section "Files"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier "Mouse0"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "auto"
    Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier "Keyboard0"
    Driver "kbd"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Unknown"
    ModelName "Acer AL1716W"
    HorizSync 31.0 - 83.0
    VertRefresh 56.0 - 76.0
    Option "DPMS"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Device0"
    Driver "nvidia"
    VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName "GeForce 6100 nForce 405"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Device0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    Option "TwinView" "0"
    Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0"
    Option "metamodes" "1440x900 +0+0; nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

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    Quote Originally Posted by avenuemax View Post
    Mate,

    They dont look clear at all. I use opensuse 11.2 with kde 4.4

    Below please find my hardware -

    david@david-desktop:~$ lspci -v
    00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a1)
    00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
    00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SMBus (rev a2)
    00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a2)
    00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3) (prog-if 10)
    00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3) (prog-if 20)
    00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI bridge (rev a1) (prog-if 01)
    00:05.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
    00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 IDE (rev a2) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
    00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2) (prog-if 85 [Master SecO PriO])
    00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
    00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
    00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
    00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C61 [GeForce 6100 nForce 405] (rev a2)
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 12)

    I hate to see pink/purple progress/side bar, old russian typewriter text on browser, wine like background on firefox and gnome apps.

    My hardware drivers are all latest.
    I am not saying your screen isn't poorly displaying, I am saying that you uploaded screenshots from your missbehaving set-up that when viewed by my working set-up render clear and good on my system. Now we need to figure out what has happened to your system to make things look bad.
    I found lots of references to the nvidea MCP61 gigabit motherboard and using it with gentoo and ubuntu Linux (all with claims that Internet is flakely) but no mention of graphics irregularities.

    What were you trying to do/update/change that gave the repo errors and what were the errors as this may give a clue to what has happened.

    What did you try in the display settings?

    Mods! maybe this should be under hardware where more knowledgeable people will see it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by avenuemax View Post
    Hi,

    I had some issues earlier with certain repositories and had to break several packages in order to resolve conflicts. After completion I discovered that the look and feel changed to worst. I feel like running wine or windows 95.
    You really shouldn't have to break packages in order to resolve conflicts.

    Could you please open a terminal and provide the results of:

    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    Also, I'm assuming from the default background that you're using openSUSE 11.2?

    Take Care,

    Ian
    Laptop: Dell Inspiron E1505 | OpenSUSE 12.1/Windows Vista | KDE | Intel CPU T2050 1.6 GHz | Intel 945GM | 3.2GB RAM
    Box: OpenSUSE 12.1/Windows 7 | KDE | Intel Core 2 Quad 8300 2.5GHz/core | nVidia Geforce 9500GT 1GB| 4 GB RAM

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    Quote Originally Posted by techwiz03 View Post
    I am not saying your screen isn't poorly displaying, I am saying that you uploaded screenshots from your missbehaving set-up that when viewed by my working set-up render clear and good on my system. Now we need to figure out what has happened to your system to make things look bad.
    I found lots of references to the nvidea MCP61 gigabit motherboard and using it with gentoo and ubuntu Linux (all with claims that Internet is flakely) but no mention of graphics irregularities.

    What were you trying to do/update/change that gave the repo errors and what were the errors as this may give a clue to what has happened.

    What did you try in the display settings?

    Mods! maybe this should be under hardware where more knowledgeable people will see it!
    Right, here is what I did -
    1. I enabled all repos that caused conflicts at the time of install of some apps.
    2. I did 'zypper verify' and then fixed dependencies by switching over repos. Removed 26 repos while sorting out.
    3. At last libsigc 2.0-32 bit, which is used by skype and most gnome apps (Gparted in my case) failed to show up from pakage manager or Yast2. In order to correct that and get clear out put on 'zypper verify' i killed few things.

    The output psoted earlier came from buntu while sorting out alsa. I switched from buntu to suse due to pulseaudio being a dedicated pain in the butt. I am yet to break pulseaudio here, have scheduled it for tomorrow.

    Best,

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by ijbreakey View Post
    You really shouldn't have to break packages in order to resolve conflicts.

    Could you please open a terminal and provide the results of:

    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    Also, I'm assuming from the default background that you're using openSUSE 11.2?

    Take Care,

    Ian
    david@linux-lst5:~> zypper lr -d
    # | Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type | URI | Service
    --+-------------------------------+---------------------------+---------+---------+----------+--------+------------------------------------------------------------------+--------
    1 | download.nvidia.com-opensuse | NVIDIA Repository | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | ftp://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/11.2/ |
    2 | download.opensuse.org-non-oss | Main Repository (NON-OSS) | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | Index of /distribution/11.2/repo/non-oss |
    3 | download.opensuse.org-oss_1 | Main Repository (Sources) | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | Index of /source/distribution/11.2/repo/oss |
    4 | mozilla | mozilla | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_11.2 |
    5 | packman.inode.at-suse_1 | Packman Repository | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /suse/11.2/

    Unless you break you wont fix. Breaking stuff teaches a lot about the process of building it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avenuemax View Post
    david@linux-lst5:~> zypper lr -d
    # | Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type | URI | Service
    --+-------------------------------+---------------------------+---------+---------+----------+--------+------------------------------------------------------------------+--------
    1 | download.nvidia.com-opensuse | NVIDIA Repository | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | ftp://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/11.2/ |
    2 | download.opensuse.org-non-oss | Main Repository (NON-OSS) | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | Index of /distribution/11.2/repo/non-oss |
    3 | download.opensuse.org-oss_1 | Main Repository (Sources) | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | Index of /source/distribution/11.2/repo/oss |
    4 | mozilla | mozilla | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_11.2 |
    5 | packman.inode.at-suse_1 | Packman Repository | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /suse/11.2/

    Unless you break you wont fix. Breaking stuff teaches a lot about the process of building it.
    Okay, your repository list looks good. What exactly are you trying to do with your system? The fact that you had to remove 26 repos makes me believe you might have tried one too many one-click installers.

    But as your system repositories are fine and are now no longer part of the problem, the only thing is to figure out the look and feel.

    All I can see is that your firefox looks different. That's usually a branding package or some other appearance package. I'm not at my linux system at the moment but two packages that pop into my head are something to the effect of firefox-branding-opensuse (just search for branding in yast and look for a firefox or mozilla package) and the Tango or Oxygen themes for firefox which can probably also be found by searching for firefox or mozilla.

    Edit: Upon searching using Software Search at openSUSE.org, the packages are most likely MozillaFirefox-branding-openSUSE and MozillaFirefox-theme-Oxygen

    Take Care,

    Ian
    Last edited by ijbreakey; 22-Jun-2010 at 07:22. Reason: More info
    Laptop: Dell Inspiron E1505 | OpenSUSE 12.1/Windows Vista | KDE | Intel CPU T2050 1.6 GHz | Intel 945GM | 3.2GB RAM
    Box: OpenSUSE 12.1/Windows 7 | KDE | Intel Core 2 Quad 8300 2.5GHz/core | nVidia Geforce 9500GT 1GB| 4 GB RAM

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    Quote Originally Posted by ijbreakey View Post
    Okay, your repository list looks good. What exactly are you trying to do with your system? The fact that you had to remove 26 repos makes me believe you might have tried one too many one-click installers.

    But as your system repositories are fine and are now no longer part of the problem, the only thing is to figure out the look and feel.

    All I can see is that your firefox looks different. That's usually a branding package or some other appearance package. I'm not at my linux system at the moment but two packages that pop into my head are something to the effect of firefox-branding-opensuse (just search for branding in yast and look for a firefox or mozilla package) and the Tango or Oxygen themes for firefox which can probably also be found by searching for firefox or mozilla.

    Edit: Upon searching using Software Search at openSUSE.org, the packages are most likely MozillaFirefox-branding-openSUSE and MozillaFirefox-theme-Oxygen

    Take Care,

    Ian
    Well I have reinstalled firefox thrice. Next first thing that I do with GNU/Linux or FOSS is to add more repos, my bad this time it screwed up. I have oxygen, tango and tiger installed but it is still the same. How about getting wine like background on all Gnome (empathy, pidgin, etc).

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