Can't transfer mp3s between drives?

Thanks for the advice.

OK, did that.

Did that also.
Didn’t realize it would give a whole new look but can work through the changes.

One thing I can’t find on this version, is how to change the ‘monitor screen resolution’. It’s set at 1600x1200 by default and only gives an option to 1920x1200 which isn’t much different.
How can I make everything bigger? I was using the 1024x ??? before and liked it better.

Already have that k3b Packman version.

Thanks for the help also.
I bookmarked that link, it looks very useful.

Found how to change screen resolution.
Went to:
Applications>System>Desktop Applet>Screen Resize & Rotate:
1600x1200 was the original default setting.
1024x768 was what I changed it to.

All looked fine, like before, used it awhile, then out of curiosity I reboot to see if that new setting will hold.
It didn’t.
1280x1024 was the setting the PC reverted to upon reboot!
How can it be set to hold the new preferred 1024x768 screen setting?

On the desktop thing first. You can switch between using kde3 or kde4 at login, that’s assuming you have auto-login disabled - which you should. I recommended to have kde3 because it’s rock solid and kde4 is still having issues. So you can always login using kde3 if there are issues with 4.

Your screen:

Tell us what video card you have and monitor
If you think you have any driver setup for them.

Post the contents of

and in a terminal type

post result

also in terminal as su

zypper lr

Video Card:
Vendor: NVidia / SGS Thomson (Joint Venture)
Model: Riva128
Driver: nv (No 3D Support)

Monitor is a KDS-usa, with 19" CRT screen.

Contents of


SaX generated X11 config file

Created on: 2008-09-19T22:59:02-0400.

Version: 8.1

Contact: Marcus Schaefer <>, 2005

Contact: SaX-User list <;

Automatically generated by [ISaX] (8.1)


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”

Section “ServerFlags”
Option “AllowMouseOpenFail” “on”
Option “ZapWarning” “on”

Section “Module”
Load “glx”
Load “type1”
Load “extmod”
Load “dbe”
Load “freetype”

Section “InputDevice”
Driver “kbd”
Identifier “Keyboard[0]”
Option “Protocol” “Standard”
Option “XkbLayout” “us”
Option “XkbModel” “microsoftpro”
Option “XkbRules” “xfree86”

Section “InputDevice”
Driver “mouse”
Identifier “Mouse[1]”
Option “Buttons” “5”
Option “Device” “/dev/input/mice”
Option “Name” “ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse”
Option “Protocol” “explorerps/2”
Option “Vendor” “Sysp”
Option “ZAxisMapping” “4 5”

Section “Monitor”
Option “CalcAlgorithm” “XServerPool”
DisplaySize 360 260
HorizSync 30-86
Identifier “Monitor[0]”
ModelName “PROVIEW XF-9S”
Option “DPMS”
Option “PreferredMode” “1280x1024”
VendorName “PTS”
VertRefresh 43-160
UseModes “Modes[0]”

Section “Modes”
Identifier “Modes[0]”
Modeline “1280x1024” 135 1280 1296 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync

Section “Screen”
DefaultDepth 15
SubSection “Display”
Depth 15
Modes “1280x1024” “1280x960” “1280x800” “1152x864” “1280x768” “1280x720” “1024x768” “1280x600” “1024x600” “800x600” “768x576” “640x480”
SubSection “Display”
Depth 16
Modes “1280x1024” “1280x960” “1280x800” “1152x864” “1280x768” “1280x720” “1024x768” “1280x600” “1024x600” “800x600” “768x576” “640x480”
SubSection “Display”
Depth 24
Modes “1280x1024” “1280x960” “1280x800” “1152x864” “1280x768” “1280x720” “1024x768” “1280x600” “1024x600” “800x600” “768x576” “640x480”
SubSection “Display”
Depth 8
Modes “1280x1024” “1280x960” “1280x800” “1152x864” “1280x768” “1280x720” “1024x768” “1280x600” “1024x600” “800x600” “768x576” “640x480”
Device “Device[0]”
Identifier “Screen[0]”
Monitor “Monitor[0]”

Section “Device”
BoardName “Riva128”
BusID “1:0:0”
Driver “nv”
Identifier “Device[0]”
Screen 0
VendorName “NVidia / SGS Thomson (Joint Venture)”

Section “ServerLayout”
Identifier “Layout[all]”
InputDevice “Keyboard[0]” “CoreKeyboard”
InputDevice “Mouse[1]” “CorePointer”
Option “Clone” “off”
Option “Xinerama” “off”
Screen “Screen[0]”

Section “DRI”
Group “video”
Mode 0660

Section “Extensions”
Option “Composite” “off”

tt@linux-4uyb:~> glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: No
server glx vendor string: SGI
server glx version string: 1.2
server glx extensions:
GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating,
GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_OML_swap_method,
GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_hyperpipe,
GLX_SGIX_swap_barrier, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_MESA_copy_sub_buffer
client glx vendor string: SGI
client glx version string: 1.4
client glx extensions:
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context,
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_MESA_allocate_memory,
GLX_MESA_copy_sub_buffer, GLX_MESA_swap_control,
GLX_MESA_swap_frame_usage, GLX_OML_swap_method, GLX_OML_sync_control,
GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_SGI_video_sync,
GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer,
GLX_SGIX_visual_select_group, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap
GLX extensions:
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context,
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_MESA_copy_sub_buffer,
GLX_OML_swap_method, GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGIS_multisample,
GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: Mesa Home Page
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.4 (2.1 Mesa 7.0.3)
OpenGL extensions:
GL_ARB_depth_texture, GL_ARB_draw_buffers, GL_ARB_fragment_program,
GL_ARB_imaging, GL_ARB_multisample, GL_ARB_multitexture,
GL_ARB_occlusion_query, GL_ARB_point_parameters, GL_ARB_point_sprite,
GL_ARB_shadow, GL_ARB_shadow_ambient, GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp,
GL_ARB_texture_compression, GL_ARB_texture_cube_map,
GL_ARB_texture_env_add, GL_ARB_texture_env_combine,
GL_ARB_texture_env_crossbar, GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3,
GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat, GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two,
GL_ARB_texture_rectangle, GL_ARB_transpose_matrix, GL_ARB_vertex_program,
GL_ARB_window_pos, GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_bgra, GL_EXT_blend_color,
GL_EXT_blend_equation_separate, GL_EXT_blend_func_separate,
GL_EXT_blend_logic_op, GL_EXT_blend_minmax, GL_EXT_blend_subtract,
GL_EXT_clip_volume_hint, GL_EXT_copy_texture, GL_EXT_draw_range_elements,
GL_EXT_fog_coord, GL_EXT_framebuffer_object, GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays,
GL_EXT_packed_pixels, GL_EXT_paletted_texture, GL_EXT_point_parameters,
GL_EXT_polygon_offset, GL_EXT_rescale_normal, GL_EXT_secondary_color,
GL_EXT_separate_specular_color, GL_EXT_shadow_funcs,
GL_EXT_shared_texture_palette, GL_EXT_stencil_wrap, GL_EXT_subtexture,
GL_EXT_texture, GL_EXT_texture3D, GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp,
GL_EXT_texture_env_add, GL_EXT_texture_env_combine,
GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3, GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias,
GL_EXT_texture_mirror_clamp, GL_EXT_texture_object,
GL_EXT_texture_rectangle, GL_EXT_vertex_array, GL_APPLE_packed_pixels,
GL_ATI_draw_buffers, GL_ATI_texture_env_combine3,
GL_ATI_texture_mirror_once, GL_ATIX_texture_env_combine3,
GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat, GL_INGR_blend_func_separate,
GL_MESA_pack_invert, GL_MESA_ycbcr_texture, GL_NV_blend_square,
GL_NV_fragment_program, GL_NV_light_max_exponent, GL_NV_point_sprite,
GL_NV_texgen_reflection, GL_NV_texture_rectangle, GL_NV_vertex_program,
GL_NV_vertex_program1_1, GL_SGI_color_matrix, GL_SGI_color_table,
GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap, GL_SGIS_texture_border_clamp,
GL_SGIS_texture_edge_clamp, GL_SGIS_texture_lod, GL_SGIX_depth_texture,
GL_SGIX_shadow, GL_SGIX_shadow_ambient, GL_SUN_multi_draw_arrays
glu version: 1.3
glu extensions:
GLU_EXT_nurbs_tessellator, GLU_EXT_object_space_tess

visual x bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer ms cav
id dep cl sp sz l ci b ro r g b a bf th cl r g b a ns b eat

0x22 15 tc 0 15 0 r y . 5 5 5 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
0x23 15 tc 0 15 0 r y . 5 5 5 0 0 16 8 16 16 16 0 0 0 None
0x24 15 tc 0 23 0 r y . 5 5 5 8 0 16 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x25 15 tc 0 23 0 r . . 5 5 5 8 0 16 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None

tt@linux-4uyb:~> su
linux-4uyb:/home/tt # su
linux-4uyb:/home/tt #
linux-4uyb:/home/tt # zypper lr

| Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh

1 | Main Repository (NON-OSS) | Main Repository (NON-OSS) | Yes | Yes
2 | Index of /distribution/11.0/repo/non-oss | Main Repository (NON-OSS) | Yes | Yes
3 | openSUSE-11.0-Oss | openSUSE-11.0-Oss | Yes | No
4 | Index of /distribution/11.0/repo/oss | Main Repository (OSS) | Yes | Yes
5 | Packman Repository | Packman Repository | Yes | Yes
6 | VideoLan Repository | VideoLan Repository | Yes | Yes
7 | openSUSE-11.0-Non-Oss | openSUSE-11.0-Non-Oss | Yes | No
8 | openSUSE-11.0-Updates | openSUSE-11.0-Updates | Yes | Yes
9 | Main Repository (OSS) | Main Repository (OSS) | Yes | Yes
linux-4uyb:/home/tt #

On a non-related note: I see you have VLC repo enabled. I would disable it. You should then update all in Packman unconditionally.

Also: To get the most up to date kde3 experience, add this repo:
Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE3/openSUSE_11.0

and update all in that repo.

How did you install your Nvidia driver? Or did you?

In the monitor section of Yast I could see your monitor make ‘KDS’ but not the model

I see in your conf file you have a different make. But never mind for now.

Section “Monitor”
Option “CalcAlgorithm” “XServerPool”
DisplaySize 360 260
HorizSync 30-86
Identifier “Monitor[0]”
ModelName “PROVIEW XF-9S
Option “DPMS”
Option “PreferredMode” “1280x1024”
VendorName “PTS”
VertRefresh 43-160
UseModes “Modes[0]”

Try editing the red line first to:

Option “PreferredMode” “1024x768”
(You need to be su to edit) Make a backup first.

It was already installed and working. I made no changes.

Did that all then rebooted.
It came back still at the old default size in the red line.

Didn’t have time to do your other suggestions yet.

Maybe run this installer

Well that didn’t work.
Tried it out without bothering to determine if I had one of them legacy NVidia cards and it knocked out the whole Suse OS, couldn’t even boot up. Ended up starting all over and just got done reinstalling SUSE11 and tuning it up to where I was before.

Anyways made a couple interesting discoveries doing that.
I had to boot back into XP then ran Live CD to run then format and install Suse11 again in the same partition as before. That went though without a hitch. However after the install I was surprised to see my ‘old desktop’ again, the way I left it! Plus there was a ?file in the bottom panel where Opera browser was! Opera is my favorite browser. So I went into yast and reinstall Opera and ?file is then replaced with the Opera icon like before. I then run Opera and am surprised to find all my old bookmarks are still there intact!
How can this be if that partition was formatted?
This never happens with Windows or even Ubuntu, you have to start all over and recreate your bookmarks all over again. How is SUSE different here?

Upon bootup, Suse was slow on the www so I corrected that ‘IPv6’ issue again to speed things up again. Then had to fix again the issue of not being able to drag files between the Suse, XP and ext HDD again, along with getting back ability to play mp3 files in Suse.

Reinstalled a few other apps I use along with adding KDE: 3.5.9 “release 49.1” again, in place of KDE4.0.
All and all it’s been a fun filled day…:slight_smile:

WOW. I guess you may have to manually install the nVidia driver
go to: Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

use the drop boxes to select your card
save to /home/username*

to install it first make sure you have these packages:

Read here: NVIDIA - openSUSE

The reason you have all your files is because Suse has a separate /home partition. If you do not format it - then all your files and settings will be there.

This happened (and its a great feature) because you had 3 partitions for Linux:

  • swap
  • /
  • /home

You only formated the " / " partition but you left the /home intact. Hence when you re-installed (the OS, all the applications, the libraries, the system configuration files) you still kept /home and in /home are all the custom user settings (such as desktop, bookmarks, email, etc …). This has been a known Linux way of doing things as long as I have been using Linux (since 1998) but it is only in recent openSUSE Linux releases that some sort of automatism has been applied to make this more easy for the new user.

There are some characteristics one need know about. For example, it does mean if you mess up your user specific desktop configuration, a re-install won’t fix it. Instead one needs to remove the custom user desktop settings (by a simply .kde or .kde4 directory renaming) and then restart X.

How do I disable auto-login?

Yast - Security and Users - User and Group Management

Thanks, I got in, disabled auto-login and found that menu.