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  1. I did try the rpm, google-chrome-beta- (google-chrome-beta_current_x86_64.rpm) at http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/w00t.html I had google-chrome- from Mandriva Turkiye http://forum.mandriva.com/viewtopic.php?p=740623&sid=816040c774f4e2bdac260f9f97bd7570#740623 installed with a release date of 27 Oct 2009 vs. 06 Dec 2009 for google-chrome-beta, so decided to try the newer build. There was no signature that I could find, so I ok'd the warning, and, since the package name is different, I guess, I had to uninstall the mvt program, first, due to conflicting files. It's ok and I've sometimes loaded google-chrome in case it can handle hulu.com better but I don't see that it does. I would expect if I'm opening a new Tab from link (middle-click), that page would display automatically but it doesn't and I don't see a place to configure it. I'd say it works fine, for what it is, but I won't use it, much. Thanks for the link! :)
  2. Won't know till you try! I would say rpm/urpmi are pretty reliable and, as long as you don't use --force or --nodeps, it won't allow you to break the system. Personally, I haven't heard anything about old-rpmdrake breaking anything but I haven't heard much about anyone using it. Whether using it meets your needs, you are the only one who can tell.
  3. The last I heard is the panel applet is broken and not being sold as a service anymore. My first post in this thread suggested the old rpmdrake is installable but I don't see anyone trying that.
  4. Hi. I've come to use the command line as I find it to be more stable and flexible, so I don't know if it would help you but I have heard the old version of rpmdrake has been kept in the distro. I hardly ever use the gui and have not tried this but here is some info about it: [rolf@localhost ~]$ urpmq -y rpmdrake old_rpmdrake park-rpmdrake rpmdrake [rolf@localhost ~]$ urpmq -i old_rpmdrake Name : old_rpmdrake Version : 2.27 Release : 2mdv2007.0 Group : System/Configuration/Packaging Size : 546141 Architecture: i586 Source RPM : old_rpmdrake-2.27-2mdv2007.0.src.rpm Build Host: n3.mandriva.com Packager : Iurt the rebuild bot <warly@mandriva.com> URL : http://cvs.mandriva.com/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/soft/rpmdrake/ Summary : Mandriva Linux graphical front end for sofware installation/removal Description : rpmdrake is a simple graphical frontend to manage software packages on a Mandriva Linux system; it has 3 different modes: - software packages installation; - software packages removal; - MandrivaUpdate (software packages updates). A fourth program manages the media (add, remove, edit). [rolf@localhost ~]$ su Password: [root@localhost rolf]# urpmi --test old_rpmdrake installing old_rpmdrake-2.27-2mdv2007.0.i586.rpm from /mnt/hd/media/contrib/release Preparing... ################################################################################ ######## Installation is possible [root@localhost rolf]# You (or I) could remove the --test option to install old_rpmdrake. (You need a contrib source added.)
  5. I wonder if you re-started X after editing xorg.conf?
  6. That's about what I was thinking, also, but I would link to what Opera says are its search paths, such as /usr/lib/opera/plugins opera: [plugin path ] #001: /usr/lib/opera/plugins opera: [plugin path ] #002: /usr/lib/netscape/plugins opera: [plugin path ] #003: /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins So, I would do # ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox-1.0.2/libxpcom.so /usr/lib/opera/plugins for example.
  7. I don't know what you mean by this. urpmf shows what package(s) contain a given file. They don't have to be installed, just in one of the urpmi media. I was saying the error message seemed to be saying it couldn't find this file. If so, maybe that is because it isn't in the path Opera searches for plugins, implied by other lines in the console output you posted. So, I suggested to make a link in the path Opera searches to this file.
  8. I've got a Microsoft wheel mouse, ps/2 connected, that is working with the wheel OK. That part of my xorg.conf looks like:
  9. Does is say it can't find libxpcom.so? [rolf@localhost ~]$ urpmf libxpcom.so nvu:/usr/lib/nvu-0.81/libxpcom.so mozilla-firefox:/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox-1.0.2/libxpcom.so mozilla-thunderbird:/usr/lib/mozilla-thunderbird-1.0.2/libxpcom.so mozilla:/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7.6/libxpcom.so mozilla:/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7.6/libxpcom.so mozilla-firefox:/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox-1.0.2/libxpcom.so [rolf@localhost ~]$ urpmf /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/mplayerplug-in.so mplayerplugin:/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/mplayerplug-in.so mplayerplugin:/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/mplayerplug-in.so How about if you link one of the libxpcom.so files into your opera plugin path?
  10. I am in mozilla. Although you checked about:config, did you see that the settings are correct in Edit > Preferences > Advanced > Mouse Wheel? Just in case.
  11. rolf

    Hello all [solved]

    For each release, Mandriva provides official updates, mostly security fixes. To get those, add an updates source from the easyurpmi site and, as root, do: urpmi --update --auto-select Or, run MandrakeUpdate from terminal or the Menu > System > Configuration > Packaging. There are gui frontends to the urpmi family of commands at that spot As new updates are added to the mirror, you have to download the new package list to urpmi's database: urpmi.update --update then run the first command to see if there are new packages to install. Read the manual pages; man urpmi man urpmi.addmedia man urpmi.update man urpmf man urpmq and the manuals listed at the bottom of each man page. There is a pretty intense tutorial about using urpmi here: http://mandrake.vmlinuz.ca/bin/view/Main/UsingUrpmi Also, there are comprehensive manuals at the Doc link at the top of the MandrivaLinux main page: http://www1.mandrivalinux.com/en-us/
  12. # urpmf /usr/share/emacs/21.3/etc/TUTORIAL emacs-doc:/usr/share/emacs/21.3/etc/TUTORIAL emacs-doc:/usr/share/emacs/21.3/etc/TUTORIAL.cs emacs-doc:/usr/share/emacs/21.3/etc/TUTORIAL.de It is not clear whether that path is on your machine. It is from emacs-doc. Do you have that installed? You can see with rpm -q emacs-doc
  13. Guarddog is pretty easy. Press the Help button and read the KDE Guarddog Handbook. For a one-box web browser, just check the protocols you need to have served to you in the Internet Zone. Putting the X will 'Block' packets, sending confirmation to the sender, and will show 'Closed' at grc.com, so don't X if you want 'Stealth'. Some of the protocols I need are http, https, dns, ftp, cddb, smtp, pop, Real Audio, bittorrent... All are checked in the Internet Zone and it tests Stealth. The current Mandriva guarddog has a bug that it won't load the rules at boot, so you have to open and OK guarddog to start it. This bug is fixed in the latest Mandriva rpm at the author's site: http://www.simonzone.com/software/guarddog/ or in the cooker contrib/ package: ftp://ftp.ciril.fr/pub/linux/mandrakelinu...0-3mdk.i586.rpm
  14. You seem to me to have followed a pretty unorthodox path: installing a giant software suite from a source outside the distro, throwing some distro stuff at it that I wouldn't try, personally: there are plenty of reports of problems with the 3.4 upgrade, and a power failure on top of that. All I can suggest is a search at www.google.com Maybe someone else recognizes a solution.
  15. As the message says, the error will be toward the end of the log. I don't know which log; I would think it would be in the directory the build was in when the error occured. There will be, at least, the same error messages you get on the terminal, maybe more.
  16. Well, you should get your value or your money back. Unfortunately, sometimes people have a hard time getting through. Try talking to Adam Williamson. He gives his email in his posts on the Forum: http://forum.mandrivaclub.com/viewtopic.ph...de52ac7a#151898 Or, you could try contacting the Webmaster at the site. He is sometimes more responsive. There are alternatives to being aware of security updates. The simplest way is the run MandrakeUpdate from a terminal periodically. Another thing you can do is read the articles at MandrivaClub, where security updates are always announced. http://www.mandrivaclub.com/index.php You can get announcements by joining the security-announce mailing lists, get an rss feed, or utilize the other resources by following the Security link at the top of the mandrivalinux.com main page: http://www.mandrivalinux.com/en-us/ AFAIK, all these resources are free to anyone and, of course, MandrakeUpdate is a free part of the distribution. I use urpmi to manage my official updates. You can use urpmi.addmedia --update update_source <url of main_updates/ directory on mirror> with media_info/hdlist.cz to add a source but you will already have one, presumably from using mandrakeonline. I am not sure of the sequence of steps you have undergone. You can see the names of your urpmi media with urpmq --list-media If there is no update source, run MandrakeUpdate or urpmi.addmedia to add one. With an update source in place, it needs to be refreshed to any new updates packages that have been uploaded to the mirror: urpmi.update --update Then, you can check for and install any new updates: urpmi --clean --update --auto-select See man urpmi man urpmi.addmedia man urpmi.update etc.
  17. I have not used konstruct, so I don't know how that works, and having a power cut, seems like, could do some mysterious damage. The only other clue I see is to look at the config.log, as the error says. It's in your build directory. See if it has any different information.
  18. Cooker is the development branch of Mandriva. All the newer versions and code are released, tested, and developed until there is some assurance they will work together as the next stable release, then the new software is released as the next version of Mandriva. It is recommended not to mix cooker and official packages, as changes in the development packages, eventually, cause the software not to work or programs in official that interact with these packages not to work. Occasionally, on a piecemeal basis, adding in some vital new code will work but, if you have problems, you have noone to blame but yourself. You can find cooker on the devel/ branch of the same mirrors that carry updates/ and the official distribution tree. You can find links, including about cooker, in the left sidebar, here: http://www.mandrivalinux.com/en-us/
  19. For this part, you could edit /etc/lilo.conf, then run lilo as root, or edit /boot/grub/menu.lst, if grub is your bootloader. Change the default to the number of the entry you want. Note that grub starts counting at 0. Don't know about lilo.
  20. # urpmq --sources gal no package named gal The following packages contain gal: fonts-ttf-bengali gal-2.2 gal2.0 galan galaxium galaxy-gnome galaxy-kde galaxy-kde-kwin galculator galeon kdeaddons-konqimagegallery libgal-2.2_1 libgal-2.2_1-devel libgal2.0_6 libgal2.0_6-devel libgal23 libgal23-devel libkdeaddons1-konqimagegallery libsvgalib1 libsvgalib1-devel mandrakegalaxy mythtv-theme-purplegalaxy phpwebgallery svgalib webalizer-galician xaos-svgalib I think the problem is the newer Evolution requires a newer version of gal. I see gal-2.2 as the version in 2005. This is the tip of the iceberg of why it is impossible to include the latest version of every package as soon as it comes out. There are potential interactions with the rest of the thousands of packages and the dependencies. You might find 2.4 in cooker and upgrade to that plus any dependencies but that is unsupported.
  21. $ urpmf libqt-mt libqt3:/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.la libqt3:/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.prl libqt3:/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3 libqt3:/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3.3 libqt3:/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3.3.4 libqt3-devel:/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so libqt3-devel:/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so libqt3:/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.la libqt3:/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.prl libqt3:/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3 libqt3:/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3.3 libqt3:/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3.3.4 libqt3:/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.la libqt3:/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.prl libqt3:/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3 libqt3:/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3.3 libqt3:/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3.3.4 libqt3-devel:/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so $ urpmq qt-devel PyQt-devel $ rpm -qa|grep libqt libqt3-devel-3.3.4-8mdk libqt3-3.3.4-8mdk If you urpmi qt-devel you will get PyQt-devel. Do you have libqt3-devel installed? urpmi libqt3-devel ?
  22. rolf

    how to update

  23. The urpmi database for the rpms on the DVD are contained in media/media_info in the hdlist.cz or synthesis.hdlist.cz file(s). I've got the CD contents on my hard drive, so the top level is a partition, not the CD and it looks like this on my machine: [rolf@localhost ~]$ ls /mnt/hd/media/media_info compss hdlist7.cz pubkey3 synthesis.hdlist2.cz compssUsers.pl hdlist8.cz pubkey4 synthesis.hdlist3.cz depslist.ordered hdlist9.cz pubkey5 synthesis.hdlist4.cz hdlist10.cz hdlists pubkey6 synthesis.hdlist5.cz hdlist11.cz MD5SUM pubkey7 synthesis.hdlist6.cz hdlist1.cz media.cfg pubkey8 synthesis.hdlist7.cz hdlist2.cz provides pubkey9 synthesis.hdlist8.cz hdlist3.cz pubkey1 rpmsrate synthesis.hdlist9.cz hdlist4.cz pubkey10 synthesis.hdlist10.cz hdlist5.cz pubkey11 synthesis.hdlist11.cz hdlist6.cz pubkey2 synthesis.hdlist1.cz This is from the 2005 LE CDs and the directory structure for the install tree has changed recently, so, if you have an older version of Mandriva, it might look different. The hdlist contains more information about each rpm, such as a list of files and a Changelog of the history of development of the package, so it is much bigger. When you choose 'Maximum Information' in the Software Installation module, this file is used and takes more bandwidth to download over the network. The synthesis.hdlist might be better for modem users and is what is used when 'Normal Information' is selected in rpmdrake. Anyway, when you issue a command to install a package with urpmi on the command line or choose to install it in rpmdrake, urpmi will know where the package is, know if any dependencies are needed, prompt to install the dependencies, tell you what disk to put in the reader, and install the package(s). So, no, the DVD doesn't need to be in the drive to issue the command but, if the rpm is on it, you will be prompted to put it in. When I say something like man urpmi that means to type man urpmi in a console (Menu > System > Terminals) and press Enter to read the manual page for that program/command. Use the arrow keys to scroll the page and press q to quit the manual. There are manual pages for most commands and some configuration files and it is a primary means for learning about your operating system.
  24. Menu > System > Configuration > Packaging > Install Software. This is rpmdrake, which gives you a tool to search for packages on your source media (dvd or cd's are added as a source media at install), and install what you want. The Remove Software module will let you search for programs that are installed (rpm packages that have been installed, that is) and remove what you want. These modules are GUI frontends to the Mandriva-developed family of urpmi tools, which are extensions to the rpm (Red Hat Package Manager) program for managing rpms from the command line. See man rpm man urpmi etc. Also, Maximum RPM Here is an example of the use of a urpmi-family tool to look for checkinstall: [rolf@localhost ~]$ su Password: [root@localhost rolf]# urpmq --sources checkinstall ftp://ftp.ciril.fr/pub/linux/mandrakelinux/official/2005/i586/media/contrib/checkinstall-1.6.0-0 .beta4.1mdk.i586.rpm Become root to check what source contains the package you seek as some ftp urpmi sources are password-protected, so only root can read them. This command has told me that checkinstall is in contrib/, a volume of packages that are made by community developers/contributors, are not officially supported (no official updates) but can be very useful. Some contrib/ packages are included in the 2005 LE Official set of cds and you might or might not be able to find it in your software, installed or installable. If it is not and, since there are many more contrib/ packages at the ftp source, you could add such a source, using the urpmi.addmedia command you get at the Easyurpmi link above. I recommend you do not use the urpmi.removemedia -a command as this will remove your installation media and urpmi/rpmdrake will no longer be able to install from your DVD. By the same token, there is no need to add an ftp main source, unless you want to have to download everything you could, otherwise, get off the DVD. PLF, free and non-free, contain some very useful programs, also, including some that are not included in Mandriva because they are not OpenSource but, such as some dvd libraries and Windows codecs, help view certain multimedia. See man urpmq man urpmi.addmedia etc.
  25. Put CD1 in the reader and do, as root: urpmi.addmedia --distrib removeable://mnt/cdrom or whatever is the mount point of your reader. https://mandrivausers.org/index.php?showtopic=25781&hl= With both a local and an ftp source configured for the main packages, I don't know if urpmi defaults to one or the other. You could remove or disable the ftp source for main in Menu > System > Configuration > Packaging > Software Media Manager or remove it with urpmi.removemedia main or use the --excludemedia switch with urpmi. Make sure of the name of the media you are removing if you use the commandline by doing urpmq --list-media See man urpmi man urpmi.addmedia man urpmq man urpmi.removemedia etc.
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