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  1. I didnt say that you don't know what you're talking about, I said the title don't say anymore what kernel is for 1Go and what kernel is for more. You never said to look into the Software Manager, so I assumed you were talking about the kernel names since that was what Adam's post cited in reference was talking about, because before that there was a kernel whose name was -i686-up-4GB . So you were right and you know what you're talking about, you just forgot to tell where were those infos you were talking about. :P To summarise this whole thread: infos about the kernels are available -on the release notes which should be read before installing, along with the erratas -in the packages where they can be accessed through the Software Manager and through the command line (urpmq -i ) -on the mandriva community wiki There is not a sophisticated AI that takes care of kernel needs, usage and possible problems for you, so people need to rely on one of those tools to learn to manage them. :P
  2. Nope, they don't anymore and things werent that simple with that old naming either. He would need the kernel-server then, now. Not terribly explicit either. $ urpmq kernel-server-2.6.24-0.rc6.2mdv -i Name : kernel-server-2.6.24-0.rc6.2mdv Version : 1 Release : 1mdv2008.1 Group : System/Kernel and hardware Size : 25476179 Architecture: i586 Source RPM : kernel-2.6.24-0.rc6.2mdv2008.1.src.rpm Build Host: build1.conectiva URL : http://www.kernel.org/ Summary : Linux Kernel for server use with i686 & 64GB RAM Description : The kernel package contains the Linux kernel (vmlinuz), the core of your Mandriva Linux operating system. The kernel handles the basic functions[ of the operating system: memory allocation, process allocation, device input and output, etc. This kernel is compiled for server use, single or multiple i686 processor(s)/core(s) and up to 64GB RAM[/ using PAE, using no preempt, HZ_100, CFS cpu scheduler and cfq i/o scheduler. This kernel relies on in-kernel smp alternatives to switch between up & smp mode depending on detected hardware. To force the kernel to boot in single processor mode, use the "nosmp" boot parameter.
  3. Things and kernels have changed but the problem is the same. It probably comes from a ONE installation, the ONE kernel needing to support a wide range of hardware some optimisation are disabled like high memory support. So a kernel-desktop or kernel-laptop will support high mem (from 1 Go up), but kernel-desktop586 will not. $ urpmq kernel-desktop586-2.6.24-0.rc6.2mdv -i Name : kernel-desktop586-2.6.24-0.rc6.2mdv Version : 1 Release : 1mdv2008.1 Group : System/Kernel and hardware Size : 25395033 Architecture: i586 Source RPM : kernel-2.6.24-0.rc6.2mdv2008.1.src.rpm Build Host: build1.conectiva URL : [url="http://www.kernel.org/"]http://www.kernel.org/[/url] Summary : Linux kernel for desktop use with i586 & 1GB RAM Description : The kernel package contains the Linux kernel (vmlinuz), the core of your Mandriva Linux operating system. The kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system: memory allocation, process allocation, device input and output, etc. This kernel is compiled for desktop use, single or multiple i586 processor(s)/core(s) and less than 1GB RAM (usually 870-900MB detected)[/, using voluntary preempt, CFS cpu scheduler and cfq i/o scheduler. This kernel relies on in-kernel smp alternatives to switch between up & smp mode depending on detected hardware. To force the kernel to boot in single processor mode, use the "nosmp" boot parameter. For instructions for update, see: [url="http://www.mandriva.com/en/security/kernelupdate"]http://www.mandriva.com/en/security/kernelupdate[/url] $ urpmq kernel-desktop-2.6.24-0.rc6.2mdv -i Name : kernel-desktop-2.6.24-0.rc6.2mdv Version : 1 Release : 1mdv2008.1 Group : System/Kernel and hardware Size : 25390244 Architecture: i586 Source RPM : kernel-2.6.24-0.rc6.2mdv2008.1.src.rpm Build Host: build1.conectiva URL : [url="http://www.kernel.org/"]http://www.kernel.org/[/url] Summary : Linux Kernel for desktop use with i686 & 4GB RAM Description : The kernel package contains the Linux kernel (vmlinuz), the core of your Mandriva Linux operating system. The kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system: memory allocation, process allocation, device input and output, etc. This kernel is compiled for desktop use, single or multiple i686 processor(s)/core(s) and less than 4GB RAM[/, using HZ_1000, voluntary preempt, CFS cpu scheduler and cfq i/o scheduler. This kernel relies on in-kernel smp alternatives to switch between up & smp mode depending on detected hardware. To force the kernel to boot in single processor mode, use the "nosmp" boot parameter. For instructions for update, see: [url="http://www.mandriva.com/en/security/kernelupdate"]http://www.mandriva.com/en/security/kernelupdate[/url] $ urpmq kernel-laptop-2.6.24-0.rc6.2mdv -i Name : kernel-laptop-2.6.24-0.rc6.2mdv Version : 1 Release : 1mdv2008.1 Group : System/Kernel and hardware Size : 23951586 Architecture: i586 Source RPM : kernel-2.6.24-0.rc6.2mdv2008.1.src.rpm Build Host: build1.conectiva URL : [url="http://www.kernel.org/"]http://www.kernel.org/[/url] Summary : Linux kernel for improved laptop battery runtime with i686 & 4GB RAM Description : The kernel package contains the Linux kernel (vmlinuz), the core of your Mandriva Linux operating system. The kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system: memory allocation, process allocation, device input and output, etc. This kernel is compiled for laptop use, targeting users that wants prolonged battery life. If you want to sacrifice battery life for performance / responsiveness, you better use the kernel-desktop. It supports single or multiple i686 processor(s)/core(s) and less than 4GB RAM[/, using HZ_300 instead of HZ_1000 as a compromise to save battery, no preempt, CFS cpu scheduler, cfq i/o scheduler and some other laptop-specific optimizations. This kernel relies on in-kernel smp alternatives to switch between up & smp mode depending on detected hardware. To force the kernel to boot in single processor mode, use the "nosmp" boot parameter.
  4. check into your /etc/fstab file, the path and names to those files should be written there.
  5. As said in the previous answer I did to you, you have to go to this site: https://my.mandriva.com create an account, log in there and registerer your key by clicking the "register your activation key field". Alternatively, the first time you launch the Mandriva, there is a first time wizard which is launched and offer you the ability to create the account and register the key before going onto your desktop. This site, my.mandriva, is the place to manage your account there, (email, alias, ...) whether it's a paid account like yours or a free one to access the forum. When your test period is finished, you will be "alumni" instead of "silver", but will still be considered a member.
  6. you go there https://my.mandriva.com and you register your key that gives you silver membership. Then as root, execute this line in a terminal: urpmi.addmedia --wget "club.commercial_x86-32_2007" https://myemail%40myisp.com:MYPASSWORD@dl.m...mm/2007.0/i586/ with hdlist.cz ( replace in the command line myemail%40myisp.com and MYPASSWORD by your club logins and password ) Now you can download cedega and lindvd I suggest you remove or disable this mirror then and go to the club site, logs there, go to this page: http://club.mandriva.com/xwiki/bin/view/Do...s/MirrorFinder2 and do the same procedure but for the 2007.1 real mirror.
  7. It means many things. First it arised from a discussion that a user started on the mandriva club forum that the FREE ONE Live CD lacked. I then launched a discussion internally about that point. The discussion bring out a few things: -first, we do the FREE DVD, so we feel we are doing our duty as a FREE software citizen. -second, we have decided to do less ONE versions, as you remember, as we were getting a lot of reports of users that found them puzzling. That and the difficulty to replace warly. -third: as said above, replacing warly was not an easy task, and 2 people worked on the release while trying to learn all the tricks it requires. So there had to be choices made. But during the discussion we brought out many use in which a live free CD could be usefull. A free version, a dvd live version, a small system version. But because of all the above, it wasnt possible to do all this. Blino proposed himself to do one, but I guess that dbarth wasnt too keen to have blino takes another hat, which would put us back in a warly situation: one talented guy does what needs to be done but find himself exhausted and the compagny finds itself into trouble if he leaves. So I proposed to have it done through a community project since I was already setting something up in this area as many persons are already interrested in using draklive, the tool to do live CD. One of them is already producing a live CD from mcnLive for small system and has started to learn draklive. I hope this will evolve in a full fledged community movement, with many connections with mandriva.
  8. I have already seen this howto, and I thought that there are a few things that are habits from the past, that are not done this way anymore. So I wanted to give a few comments to the guy so that he improves it, but it seems those howtos are copyrighted to death. Does anyone knows if they are released under a "free" or participative friendly licence that I missed?
  9. Are you sure it's not there? it's in 2007.0 Sophie found it
  10. Actually, new users feel lost with the KDE default menu. It's quite simpler in its form being mostly one level and it's probably simpler to put that way internally because you don't have to do any politics to explain to this developper why he is in a 3rd level menu when this other one app is in the 1st level, but on the user side when you dont know the applications, it's really hard to find out anything as the menus are quite cluttered with apps. I think the mandriva way to do it, to propose one choice by the distro AND to propose the original default one, is the best approach because you take your responsability as a distro to integrate the applications into your vision of the desktop without forcing it on those who do not see it fit to their needs. Let's say, the KDE one is the best one for people who know how to and want to edit their own menu, and the mandriva one is better for people who want to find their 3 or 5 usual apps very fast and then have them in the frequently used apps section. There is even a 3rd menu, the discovery one, which I'm not found of. I find it too eery for me, I don't know what I'm clicking on as they have really abstracted the names too much for my tastes. But until I have seen it with first time users, I won't know if it's effective or not. One thing that I find odd in the Mandriva choice is the place where they put the apps like k3b. It"s too deep and seems displaced in system to start with. imho.
  11. The club forum is open to anyone, not just the users supporting Mandriva like it used to be a long time ago.
  12. It has been so for a while, it doesnt necessarly appears when you're low on ressources, unfortunatly. The priority has been set first to have the distro get back to what it used to be technically, as the 2006 left a sour memory. Mandriva also had to stop the one year - one release because it wasnt profitable, and instead we went back to the basis, while trying to keep the idea of a more stable - less changes release. To my knowledge, the 2007 managed to deliver the first point and the 2007.1 seems to be able to deliver the second, as it is, again to my knowledge, the most upgradable mandriva (mdk) I've ever used. And you just have to put into this picture the influence Adam has had on those last 2 releases to understand all this is connected to the user base through the club forum. An other thing was to stop trying to keep alive unusable services like Online, which would be hacked into kinda functionning at release time, before becoming again a PITA soon after. Instead, it has been redevelopped as a simple, it just works, no nonsense, applet. And it just works. And I use it, while I never used the old one (and I'm the "eat your own food" kind of guy). This was done quietly over the years, talking with romain without one inch of anger or flame, and instead, doing the FAQ for the old applet, and so on. Meanwhile Romain was convincing the management that it was saner, both in terms of ressources and efficiency. (So they are listening to the user base, you see) Romain has been working a lot at putting expert back online as a official support platform, it's not finalised yet, but it's usable. The hope is to bring that to a point where the club is also a support offer, which is already happening when you buy a Flash or some other products. (And is the OP source of grieves apparently, so it has to be improved) I will let you judge what is good and bad management from that, I don't have the personal knowledge nor the whole picture nor the numbers to really do it. It seems to me it is going in the direction you're talking about.
  13. What he said :D actually, it has been known that some mandriva guys actually read this forum. Also, when you write to the adress webmaster at mandriva dot com in english, you mail is usually taken care of by none other than Adam Williamson himself, which usually manages to have things sorted out with the store team or give valuable infos.
  14. yes, it's kernel-latest :)
  15. urpmi.update -a && urpmi --auto-select can be replaced by urpmi --auto-update now.
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