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best if I tell you my prob by giving you a link,
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/index.cfm?action=showthread&threadid=389165&forumid=1&sr=1
can you tell me what the best thing I should do is please.
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« Last Edit: November 02, 2010, 08:07:37 pm by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »

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I've edited your posting to get rid of the HUGE red text... it will not get people to respond quicker, it will just annoy them.

I'm not a KDE user, but from what I gather... If you've got the guidance-power-manager package installed, you should have an icon in the system tray (by clock) that if you right-click it should let you select different CPU frequency scaling profiles.

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Which version of Mandriva 2010 spring are you running?
As according to this Mandriva bug report:
https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=55378
"One spring" doesn't install the cpufreq (cpu frequency scaling) drivers by default, but the "Free spring" version does.

It seems a lot of people are having issues with Mandriva and CPU frequency scaling... ever considered a move to Ubuntu ;)
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I have the free edition of mandriva, before I try to somehow find that hidden partition to restore vista(which I do not want to do if I can help it), which distro is the best one to go with? :-\ :-\

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hear some good things about mint but which should be the best? :-\
tryed installing slackware but think that slackware is only able to install on old machines, so slackware is no use unfortuantly. :(

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Try Ubuntu 10.10, if there are any issues with CPU heat, see here for directions on how to scale the CPU frequency:

http://linuxforums.org.uk/news-and-events/ubuntu-10-10/msg23282/#msg23282

or as you say, Linux Mint, as it's based on Ubuntu anyway... but if you go for Mint, wait till Mint 10 is released or get the release candidate now.

BTW, that's one annoying avatar pic you have there.
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sorry, :o
wish it was slower that pict thingymagig :D

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You could also give PCLinuxOS a go... if you were happy with Mandriva, as it's based on Mandriva.

But you may find Ubuntu/Mint help easier to come by.

Or if you really want an Apple, why not try installing OSX ? (hackintosh)... Personally I think Macs suck, but just my opinion ;)
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what do you mean 'hackintosh'

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Mac = Macintosh
Hackintosh = Mac OSX on a non-Mac

Google "hackintosh"
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ain't that illegal, or do you mean virtually?

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Well that's up to you... even running it as a VM would be illegal if you don't have a licence which would mean owning a Mac... one of the many reasons I don't like Apple.

I'm not going to tell you to do it, nor am I going to advise it... just letting you know what's possible.

My advice has already been stated as "try Ubuntu".
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Ok, slowly but steadly downloading lucid lynx which I think is a lovely name,
do you know of any free software that I just boot into on a disk that will find my hidden partition and be recover vista?
just incase need to. :-\

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If your recovery partition is still there... try hitting Alt+F10 at bootup... your acer should go into recovery mode.

If that doesn't put you into Acers eRecovery... see here:
http://www.ipconfig.co.nz/blog/post.cfm/can-t-access-acer-d2d-recovery

BTW, any reason you've gone for Lucid Lynx (10.04) and not the latest version, Maverick Meerkat (10.10) as I advised ?
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thought that lucid lynx was 10.10, did download the one you said, just getting name mixed up ??? :) ;)

 


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