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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. Environment variables won't be called by cron. You need to set the PATH variable or use the full path to the binary like so: 30 3 * * * /bin/sh /mail/mailbox.size.check.sh
  2. The Gimp won't print

    I had a problem where I couldn't see the gradient previews in Gimp 2.6.8 on Mandriva 2010.1, don't know about printing. Finished up downgrading my libcairo2 package to resolve the issue (see below for my notes), maybe could resolve your issue too. There is a bug logged for Ubuntu - https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/+bug/636329. GIMP Gradient problem (ISO file mounted to /mnt/iso01) Need to downgrade libcairo2 package to libcairo2-1.9.6-3mdv2010.1 $ su # rpm -qa | grep -i libcairo libcairo2-1.9.14-0.2mdv2010.1 # rpm -hiv --oldpackage --replacefiles /mnt/iso01/i586/media/main/libcairo2-1.9.6-3mdv2010.1.i586.rpm # urpme libcairo2-1.9.14-0.2mdv2010.1 # rpm -qa | grep -i libcairo libcairo2-1.9.6-3mdv2010.1
  3. Open Office only starts 1/2 way [solved]

    Glad to hear you got it sorted.
  4. Open Office only starts 1/2 way [solved]

    OK, so try removing the XCRYPT font and see how you go... EDIT: Be sure to check the other font directories under /usr/share/fonts for XCRYPT and remove them as well. $ su # mv /usr/share/fonts/drakfont/Type1/XCRYPT* /tmp # mkfontscale /usr/share/fonts/drakfont/* # mkfontdir /usr/share/fonts/drakfont/*
  5. Open Office only starts 1/2 way [solved]

    I had this problem recently. It started just after I had installed a whole bunch of new fonts. I managed to resolve it, by removing the offending font and reloading the font cache. Here are some notes I made: If OpenOffice doesn't start open a terminal session and $ openoffice.org3 -writer %U "** (soffice:6473): WARNING **: unable to get gail version number" $ strace -f -o /home/paul/openoffice.log openoffice.org3 -writer %U $ cat openoffice.log | grep "Segmentation fault" OR $ gedit openoffice.log ...and search for string "Segmentation fault" and remove offending font listed above $ su $ rm /usr/share/fonts/drakfont/ttf/StarTrekferengi* $ rm /usr/share/fonts/drakfont/Type1/StarTrekferengi* $ mkfontscale /usr/share/fonts/drakfont/* $ mkfontdir /usr/share/fonts/drakfont/* Logoff/logon
  6. gnome video converter

    I have used Handbrake in the past: http://handbrake.fr/ http://www.linuxtech.net/downloads/handbrake_mandriva_rpm.html It looks as if OpenShot will be packaged for 2010.1: http://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/search.php?query=openshot
  7. You didn't list the command you used, but this should do the trick: $ su $ urpmi.addmedia --distrib --mirrorlist '$MIRRORLIST' $ urpmi.addmedia --distrib --mirrorlist 'http://plf.zarb.org/mirrors/$RELEASE.$ARCH.list'
  8. Thunderbird 3 is out

    Installed it last night. I like it, very good. Importantly for me it also resolved this bug
  9. Dark Looks with OxygenRefit Red.
  10. No, I haven't found a solution for that. Once I have managed to configure pSX, via the flickering menu, I have created individual launchers to launch my games in full-screen so I avoid it. Right-click an empty space on your desktop and select Create Launcher and use the following string in the Command field. /usr/lib/pSX/pSX -f /games/psx_images/VAGRANT_STORY.mdf For all the switches available: [lardy@spring2009 ~]$ /usr/lib/pSX/pSX -h
  11. Open Terminal and run the command to launch pSX to provide you with more information on the fault. For me this is: [lardy@spring2009 ~]$ /usr/lib/pSX/pSX [src/linux/sound.cpp, line 215]: 'snd_pcm_hw_params_set_access(pcm_handle,hwparams,SND_PCM_ACCESS_MMAP_INTERLE AVED)' returned 'Invalid argument' The solution is to disable Pulseaudio. See pSX forum thread: http://psxemulator.proboards.com/index.cgi...amp;thread=2985
  12. Mouse won't adopt LH button configuration

    Here's a workaround: $ vim ~/.bash_profile # Configure left-hand mouse due to Gnome bug xmodmap -e "pointer = 3 2 1"
  13. KDE Login & GPG Passphrase Prompt

    When I installed 2008.1 I was getting a similar prompt asking for my SSH passphrase when I logged onto KDE and when I lauched Konsole. My resolution with some help from the alt.os.linux.mandriva newsgroup was to rename the ~/.keychain folder. I eventually deleted it after not encountering any issues with this resolution.
  14. Game Pad [solved]

    Thanks Greg2 for the info.