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Everything posted by dexter11

  1. I can see coralftp in rpmdrake. Try downloading the hdlist files again.
  2. Official Mandriva 2008 documentation is here. Beware these are big (50M) files. There used to be a command line guide but it's not there so guess it must be in one (or both) of the mastering guides what you need.
  3. You mean downloading hdlist.cz files takes more time then downloading packages? Hdlist files are big. The last time I checked the hdlist file of main/release was about 30M and the hdlist file of contrib/release was about 50M. Most packages are a way smaller then this. Besides these files need to be processed and merged into the existing database of urpmi. So maybe it's not the downloading itself what takes ages.
  4. ATI Catalystâ„¢ Linux Graphics Driver 8.2 has been released. This driver pack installs the 8.455.2 version of the x86 Linux driver. It can be downloaded from here. Resolved and known issues are here.
  5. I don't really understand what you mean. You wrote it's 64 bit compatible. Your OS is 32 bit. You use the Windows kind of software installing. In Linux you use the software installer utility to download and install software. It also handles the dependencies too. You just have to configure where to download the software from. Those are mostly ftp servers with a specific directory structure called reposytories or just simply repos. To configure the software installer utility visit easyurpmi.zarb.org.The rpm you installed is not a Mandriva rpm file. Rpm packages are not portable from distro to distro.
  6. Mandriva was created when MandrakeSoft and Conectiva merged, hence the name. So it's Brazilian and French too. It was true when 2005LE came out and it is true now. So whatever your problem is with the French it still applies. When I tried Opera Flash wasn't working right for me too. From other posts I read and because Flash was working perfectly in Firefox on the same system I guess it's more of a Flash or Opera issue than Mandriva's fault. Hdlist.cz files also has changelogs and file lists in them not just descriptions. Working with (much) bigger files takes more time. So depending on the bandwidth and the speed of your computer it might had looked like Konsole was frozen.
  7. Which version are you using? Which repos did you add?
  8. For those who don't visit the official forum regularly and met with this problem: click
  9. The fourth pre-release of Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring is here. The new features in this pre-release are: recognition of other installed distributions during installation NTFS-3G (with write support) by default for all NTFS partitions significant improvements to the Mandriva graphical software management tool and more. See here for download information.
  10. On the 9th of February 1998 Bruce Perens published the Open Source Definition and made the public announcement of the Open Source Initiative that Eric Raymond and him were starting. Friday, February 8 was the last day of Decade Zero of Open Source. Saturday, February 9 is the anniversary of Open Source and the start of Decade One. You can read his article about the state of Open Source here.
  11. I suggest you to wait until somebody makes the RPMs for you. Most likely the MDE guys Thac and Ze They already have their own KDE 4 packages. Most likely they will make 4.0.1. too. The Mandriva packages you can find on ftp.kde.org were actually built by a Mandriva developer. But building the freshest KDE 4 packages is obviously not a priority. Testing Mandriva 2008.1 is. Anyway as things stand now I rather look at KDE4 on a live CD not by installing it onto my system. But that's just my personal opinion.
  12. The new security/bugfix release of Firefox is out. It can be downloaded from here. You can read the Release Notes here.
  13. Both files came in the package module-init-tools. It's a base package in Mandriva 2008. Their content is either autogenerated or prewritten because I've never changed any of them but there are a few module names in them. This is from the beginning of blacklist-compat: Mandriva 2008.1 will use a new audio system called PulseAudio. Like with every new system you can expect some problems.
  14. While the world is still recovering from the work on KDE 4.0.0, we are ready to announce the release of KDE 4.0.1, the first bug fix update of the KDE 4.0 desktop. KDE 4.0.1 contains numerous bugfixes such as stability improvements, performance improvements and, as in every point release, updated translations for most components. Lots of work has been put into shared components making the life of most applications easier. Particularly striking is also the high number of bugfixes in KHTML. Have a look at the change log for a more detailed, if maybe not 100% complete list of improvements. KDE 4.0.1 is already translated into 48 languages with more coming soon. Read the rest here. KDE 4.0.1 can be downloaded from these mirrors.
  15. The sound card driver is a kernel module. You can use the modprobe command to add or remove a kernel module. But you also have to start the ALSA service too. I don't know if the kernel module starts automatically ALSA too or no not but in case it doesn't you can use the service servicename start command or the chkconfig command to start it. Note that after a reboot these settings will disappear and you have to load the services again unless you use chkconfig with the --add switch. To blacklist a module Mandriva has /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-compat and blacklist-mdv files. I can't remember Mandriva 2007.
  16. You have to right click on an underlined word and it will give you a list of available words. You can also change the language there which is what tyme suggested in the previous post.
  17. from: http://forum.mandriva.com/viewtopic.php?t=79734
  18. http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Development/Packaging
  19. Yes thank you that clarified a lot. I'd like to ask you one question though. Now that Mandriva has backports repos is there a plan or at least some hope to use that and work more closely with Mandriva instead of using your own separate repo?
  20. You can cut and paste out of pdf files directly with kpdf.
  21. About books, you can search on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Linux-Kernel-Develop...e/dp/0672325128 AFAIK there is no kernel developer here. Iphitus is the closest to what you need here. He's an Arch Linux developer. The website I recommend to start with is kernelnewbies.org.
  22. Not packaged by Mandriva? I bet there are a lot of things there which is packaged by Mandriva e.g. KDE. There can be newer versions though and AFAIK they don't follow Mandriva packaging policy thoroughly. But you better ask Ze about it.
  23. No the live CD can't be used as a repository because it contains one big compressed image instead of packages. I don't know how Ubuntu worked around this. Anyway if you need a media to use as an offline install source you need the regular install DVD\CDs.
  24. The third pre-release of Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring is here. Major new features of this pre-release: KDE 4.0.0 final (in the repositories, not on the discs) a new XML-based package metainformation system out-of-the-box support for multimedia keys on many common keyboards new NVIDIA and ATI drivers, kernel 2.6.24 RC8 (with ALSA 1.0.16 RC1) Perl 5.10 See here for download information. Read more details here.
  25. You mean with the GUI (rpmdrake)? AFAIK there's no such option for rpmdrake yet. You have to use the command line as described in the previous post.
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