Well done :)
Basically extract the tarball somewhere, chmod +x the main file and run it.
You may be running logrotate hourly via cron, which means that the logger will be restarted too.
Are you running X or just a console? Anything in your logs that maybe related?
What, they still haven't fixed Hang On Exit when using KDM?
Depends on the livecd.
Gentoo's LiveCD doesn't automatically activate the wireless, whereas once Gentoo is installed proper it will.
Why not just create a service to run the packaged software at boot?
But that is just a load of BS really - I know for sure that atheros cards...
lspci is a good one, showing all pci connected devices and information. Look into the -l and -v options too.
As to type of harddisks and stuff,...
Sounds like dodgy memory more than a software issue.
BTW, Welcome to the Real World :)
libdvdcss is technically illegal to redistribute in america
legal everywhere else, mostly
Easiest solution is for the distros to tell you where...
Well, to be fair the Mandriva/Mandrake distro it not known for being stable as they like to use bleeding edge packages and some silly optimisations.
Seeing as ATI drivers are typically less than half as fast as their windows counterpart in my experience and nvidia drivers are about the same as...
The X1900GT is supported by the newest driver.
I would go with the 7900GS - I have one myself. Only reason is that nVidia have much better driver...
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