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      Mandriva Official Documentation

      Official documentation for extant versions of Mandriva can be found at doc.mandriva.com.   Documentation for the latest release may take some time to appear there. You can install all the manuals from the main repository if you have Mandriva installed - files are prefixed mandriva-doc.
    • paul

      Forum software upgrade   10/29/17

      So you may have noticed the forum software has upgraded !!!
      A few things that have changed. We no longer have community blogs (was never really used) We no longer have a portal page.
      We can discuss this, and decide whether it is needed (It costs money) See this thread: Here


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  1. Need help with printer...

    Don't remove it. You do need its core. You are although not limited to its web-based interface. It's OK. If you do "ls -l /dev/printer", you see that it's just a symbolic link to /dev/lp0. If on the other hand it's not, just type "/dev/lp0" instead of "/dev/printer".
  2. Need help with printer...

    I'm afraid you misinterpreted the meaning of "Location". It doesn't mean "driver location", but rather just describes to the users where the printer is physically located. For example, "Adjacent to John Doe's room" would give an excellent "Location". It says that a printer name may not contain spaces. You've given the printer the "HP OfficeJet" name, containing a space. Just give an alternative name, with no spaces. "HP_OfficeJet" would go nicely.
  3. Nvidia problems

    You're correct, you need NVIDIA kernel module for version 1.0-8756. This "dkms-nvidia" is what would eventually become the NVIDIA kernel module. You need to obtain dkms-nvidia-8756, and to uninstall -7676, in addition to obtaining kernel-source.
  4. creating zip files

    Krusader may be used for archiving as well. Select the files and choose the "pack" command. The same goes for Konqueror - select the files, right-click. "Compress", "Zip Archive".
  5. Farewell to the creator

    freely (well, almost) available to anybody who may decide to break into them... I'd rather prefer not...
  6. Recording problems

    Audacity uses OSS by default and not ALSA. It should be compiled with some special parameters to use ALSA.
  7. Linux interface...

    And Athena.
  8. Open office

    Recently, I've rebuilt and installed Cooker version of 2.0.2 on my "2006 with lots of recompiled Cooker packages" machine. I'd still refrain from calling its startup fast, but it's a lot faster than 2.0's startup.
  9. Having problem with Soundblaster Audigy Sound Card

    This option should be muted in case of analog speakers.
  10. Linux is coded in which languages?

    Let's go even further :) This minimalistic bootstrapping part may actually replace BIOS, so the kernel would be pure Java ( heaven forbid )
  11. Linux is coded in which languages?

    From purely theoretical point of view, (mostly) Java-based kernel is possible. Build some minimal kernel including Java VM, in C, write all the rest in Java, boot the minimal kernel, load all the rest and let it crawl along :) Bootstrapping at its best :)
  12. You're a good bit lucky. They're doing very good work, I personally use their packages, but nevertheless, there have been a lot of bugs in those packages.
  13. Having problem with Soundblaster Audigy Sound Card

    Open alsamixer or kmix or any else alsa-based mixer, and check that "Audigy Analog/Digital Output Jack" is muted if you've got analog speakers, or unmuted in case of digital ones.
  14. Best MP3 player for Mandriva 2006

    Got myself iRiver iFP 795 just yesterday, haven't got time to learn it fully yet. So, just several points : - If you purchase iRiver iFP, do your homework and purchase one that has UMS firmware available . There are Linux tools supporting iManager-based players, but I'm personally inclined to think that working with a regular USB drive would be preferable. - iRiver FPs play Oggs encoded with bitrate in 96K-225K range. No less, no more. Although, it may be some limitation of the UMS firmware, and the players may support a broader range of Oggs with their default one. - I've yet to see some more stupid user interface
  15. Not exactly "line by line" as seen on the screen. "urpmi.addmedia .... with hdlist.cz" is actually one command. So, you open a root terminal ( or "su" in your regular terminal), and then you feed in the commands you received, one by one ( you may unite them, as a matter of fact, but spotting errors is harder in this case).