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  1. I added media

    urpmi.addmedia kernel_mib http://mib.pianetalinux.org/MIB/2010.1/32/projects/kernels/

    Do you mean this ?

    You should really ask the MIB guys about it since they use their own dir structure, they have an English forum, but I think that the packages they store in the project directory are still being worked on.


    So it would be better IMO to use the kernel from here: http://mib.pianetalinux.org/MIB/2010.2/32/experts/ They also have nvidia drivers.

  2. When I play the MP3 file, the Amarok sliding bar indicates that it is reading the file, but no sound comes out.
    Are you sure it's a codec issue? If there's no codec then the player is not reading the file hence the sliding bar shouldn't move.

    Did you check if the sound is right e.g. Amarok is not muted? Or that it's using the sound system your other apps are using? You can check those by simply playing a file format other than mp3.

  3. I was expecting it to take on it's own identity, but after install, just different colours but looks the same as Mandriva.

    Since Mandriva has taken a different direction Mageia actually has its own identity. Even if it's the same as the old Mandriva.

  4. Well Fedora 15 Final has been released... :end:


    I really liked Fedora 14. :thumbs:


    Tried Fedora 15 Gnome beta RC2 and my comment is the same as Korben Dallas' when asked [what he thought of Fhloston Paradise] by Ruby Rhod: "Tell me, my man, you happy here in the big world?" [you need to see the movie]. Apparently the author of the ZDNET article below felt similarly - at least regarding Gnome 3.





    And he's right. Although Gnome 3 is beautiful and fast, I found it very annoying. Almost like Enlightenment.

    It seems like the Gnome devs got the "tablet-fever". While I have nothing against tablets, I don't think it's a good idea to leave all your users behind and forget that all of them use PCs. Does Gnome 3 even have an ARM port? Googling for it didn't turn up anything.

  5. "Integration of Mandriva configuration tools into KDE control center"


    Anyone have an opinion on that proposed change?

    Yes, it makes sense. Now that Mandriva supports only one DE officially there's no need to maintain two control centers. You can find everything in one place from now on. The Mandriva tools remain there though porting them to Qt would be a big plus.

  6. The technical specifications of Mandriva 2011 are out. We will see quite a lot of new features in this release.

    In keywords: systemd booting, unified control center, only one DE (the rest is community developed), simplified installer, new package manager UI, RPM5 (see Per Øyvind Karlsen's blog post for more details on that) etc.


    There's also an article on ostatic.com in case you don't know what some of these things are.


    Finally, here's the full list.

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  7. Since there's no Mageia release out yet, not even a test release, there's nothing really to be in yet if I'm not mistaken. Development takes place on the mailing lists not on the forum.

    Btw what was the final conclusion, will they have their own forum or will they use yours?


    I know it's been asked before but I can't remember your answer: is it possible to display the mailing lists as forum topics in the new forum?

  8. So the dvd is burned, every other OS can see the data on it except Mandriva 2010. Is that right?

    If yes then I used to have this bug. I didn't really find a solution though. Is the dvd full? IIRC the data does show up if the dvd is finalized.

    I haven't met this bug in Mandriva 2010 Spring yet, but I'm yet to burn a partially full dvd.

  9. Who do you mean with "we"? The Ex-Mandriva-employees? The cooker-community? There is no vocal leader yet who can do the talking for the whole Mandriva-Community with the UnityLinux-Crew. ;)

    We = Mandriva users.


    Ah, you must be much better informed than me about everything related that you see something "obvious from the first moment". I don't.

    And I repeat arctic's question: Who do you mean with "we"?

    Better informed? It's pretty obvious at least for me that 2 communities can achieve more than one. I don't need any info for that.

    1st we = Mandriva users.

    2nd we = Mandriva users + Unity(PCLinuxOS) users



    Anyway the debate seems pointless now because from their announcement it seems that there will be Mandriva Linux, or at least one more release.

  10. Well, PCLinuxOS and UnityLinux have a different philosophy of what a distribution should be, act and look like.

    You mean desktop orientation? First of all I don't think that choosing the purpose of the distro you make is a disadvantage. Mandriva should have done that a long time ago IMHO. I think they've done that because they don't have the manpower to maintain all the software on Earth which what was Mandriva trying to do.

    Besides if the "new" Mandriva will release code that will be server\enterprise oriented code so the aim could change very easily if there will be people who actually do the work.

    And the number of coders available there is still pretty small.

    Maybe, I don't know. But a small team is already more than what we have currently.

    IMHO it is a bit doubtful, that some independend coders that are interested in keeping Mandriva alive are interested to invest their time and energy for doing it the PCLinuxOS or UnityLinux way. I hope you get my point. Just like many debian coders don't want to code for ubuntu (e.g. because of personal distaste), the same can be true regarding Mandriva and the existing forks. You know... there are always some purists out there. ;)

    I get your point but we don't have a Debian - Ubuntu rivalry here. Neither PcLinuxOS nor Unity want to take over the Linux world. They are both non-profit, community oriented distros especially Unity. There can be reasons for not helping them of course but only technological IMHO (or if you hate one of the devs).

    There are "purists" of course but I believe they are the minority.


    So before rejecting the idea right away we should think about it and probably ask the Unity\PCLinuxOS devs that what they are thinking about it. There can be too many benefits to this just to throw it away completely without any discussion.

    If everything shall be merged in one project, UnityLinux would get my vote, as it is a pretty flexible base to start from. PCLinuxOS is already way too "independend" IMHO.

    PCLinuxOS already has a "benevolent dictator" in place. It's his project and he will remain in control unless he chooses otherwise. We all know that so my vote also goes to Unity Linux.
  11. Joining forces with PCLOS or Unity are ideas which I'd rather discuss if we realize that a fork / branch of Mandriva Linux is not working. Why try other things before you not even tried to keep alive what we have and what we regard as good?

    Why do we need to make an enormous effort just to see what was obvious from the first moment: together we can do more in a shorter time.

  12. I don't understand why people wanna fork Mandriva instead of just joining an already existing distro. In other words Mandriva has already been forked:

    though PCLinuxOS doesn't use Mandriva for its base anymore AFAIK.

    But both of them already have an existing infrastructure a working website and distro, or many distros.

    Yet everybody seems to ignore this and wants to start everything from the beginning. In IT there's already a name for this attitude: NIH (short for Not Invented Here). It got it's name from big companies which always wrote their own software, instead of buying from others or use open source, hence got a huge disadvantage on the market. Today even huge companies seem to avoid this. Yet you think a hobby distro will do it what even multi-billion companies can't. Google on it to know how "successful" this strategy is.

    We don't even have a developer crew. Who's gonna maintain the version tracker, the bug tracking system,the wiki and the website? And who's gonna develop the distro? And write the docs? We don't even have a cooperating international community. These are all critical for a Linux distro and all we should do is use the already existing, well tested infrastructure.

    Reinventing the wheel is the last thing we should think about.

    Maybe there are good reasons to start an independent distro but so far I haven't heard any.

  13. You can map a shortcut in the KDE control Center. In the uppermost section called Appearance, on the Desktop icon (3rd from left), click on the All effects tab the application switchers are the first 4 or five listed there. Note that I don't use English on my desktop so my translations may be bad.

    My shortcuts are already set to Ctrl+F7, Ctrl+F9 and Ctrl+F10 depending whether I want to switch between the windows of one application or all the windows of one desktop or all the windows.

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