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  1. Damn I forgot about it. Anyway I have the solution thanks to AussieJohn: edit It's already in Tips&Tricks : https://mandrivausers.org/index.php?showtopic=29240
  2. Sorry I'm using PCLinuxOS which is a Mandriva spin-off and I assumed the menu is the same. Anyway if you can't find the KDE Control Center in the menu then start Konsole or any other terminal and type kcontrol In the KDE cc look in the System section and start KDM theme manager. P.S. I'm using KDE 3.5.2 and I hope there is a KDM theme manager in 3.4 too but nothing is certain. If not there still should be a utility in kcontrol which helps to setup KDM.
  3. I think he meant the KDM theme. You can change it in Configuration\KDE\System\KDM theme manager or in the KDE Control Center on the same path.
  4. Anyone who's interested in helping companies which release their games to Linux can help to beta test Bang! Howdy. Judging by the screenies it's a turn based game on the wild west. http://www.banghowdy.com/
  5. Look in /usr/lib/menu and try to remove the corresponding files from there and see if that helps.
  6. No XFCE is independent from KDE, but it would harm KDE programs of course, so you can't use e.g. k3b afterwards.
  7. Plf is of course not officially supported by Mandriva so it shouldn't be a dependency either. I would install XFCE first and then you can remove KDE from XFCE.
  8. Kde 3.5 is noticably faster but it is officially available only for paying club members. But you can use the SoS repo (www.seerofsouls.com) if you want. You can speed up your sytem by switching off unwanted services in the MCC, using another DE etc.
  9. Have you tried installing one of the live CDs to the HD? Only Mandrake doesn't boot from the CD or nothinng boots from the CD? If the first it's rather a bad burn than a bad HD especially if other CDs can boot on it. Both 9.0 and 10.1 are old and unsupported. You should try a newer release.
  10. I'm not an expert but it looks to me that drakx tries to call some gtk functions which isn't available. So I think it's rather a problem with gtk than with MCC.
  11. What disc error? Did you check the CD? Every bootable Linux CD I saw had boot codes. Try some of them usually the combination of noapic, acpi=off, nolapic helps.
  12. I copy Gael's message from the ulteo.org forum just make it clearer may 15th is the earliest date.
  13. No I still have that directory but I rarely use it since I changed to PCLOS though I still frequently visit Mandriva forums such as this. The tips there are for my knowledge (or the lack of it) so others may not find useful what's in there e.g. CLI package management in Mandriva. Besides it's not English only. There's a tips & tricks forum around here too not to mention the Mandriva users FAQ and wiki.
  14. I don't what makes a CAD tool good but the older versions of AutoCAD (R14) are known to run good in wine. Also there is Varicad here. Though it's not cheap. And there's qcad. That's all I know of.
  15. There is free Mandriva club membership. Basically you can write to the official forum with it and a few other things. It just requires registration (free) nothing else. You can get support there too. For adding ftp mirrors visit Easy-Urpmi (look at the top of this page) and follow instructions.
  16. Opensource web design : http://www.oswd.com
  17. That's just not true. Developing and than stopping development and starting bugfixing IS the MS development cycle. Just think about how old is XP. What's new in it since it has been released?
  18. I can't remember maybe I read it in the club forums. I don't have a list but I used to keep a tips & tricks directory copy-pasted from forums.
  19. You should read the club forums. With 2006 this is a permanent problem. I myself met with it while I used Mandriva. And urpmi didn't install those packages unless I told it to do so.
  20. No these are badly signed packages. Every package has a digital signature to verify that it has come from the right place. Mandriva has a lot of issues with these signatures. The only solution I know of is to turn off this signature checking by adding the --no-verify-rpm option to urpmi (pls check the urpmi man page before using it).
  21. Put it in your CD drive and reboot the system should start from CD. If not check your BIOS and set your boot preferences (which device your computer should boot). If you surf under Linux is generally safer then using the default Windows setup with IE. I don't know if it has any other security features though.
  22. dexter11

    X2 : the threat

    The linux port of X2 : the threat is ready. The game is a space sim made by Egosoft. It will be released about on the 19th of may. Recommended retail price is 30 pounds. System requirements: * Operating System: 2.2.x or better Linux kernel with glibc-2.1 or later and X-Windows (XFree86 3.3.x or later) * Processor: x86 1.2 GHz * Memory: 256 MB * Disk Space: 1.4 GB * DVD-ROM Required * Graphics Card: Hardware-accelerated 3D graphics card with 64MB video memory * Sound Card: OSS or ALSA Compatible Screenshots. Demo (180 M and 32 bit only). Original news.
  23. The win32codecs are in the plf reposytory. You have to add this repo before trying to install the codecs. You can use easyurpmi to add it.
  24. I'm not a native English speaker but I learned that widget = window object. So when I write widget I mean buttons, checkboxes, combo boxes etc. I thought the guy wanted to write a program.
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