Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by jkerr82508

  1. If you want to install the proprietary iscan packages (without the conflicts), you first need to un-install the sane-backends-iscan package. It was separated out from the sane-backends package a few years ago in order that the conflicts that you referred to can be avoided. Jim
  2. KDE SC 4.6.3 and Gnome 2.32 More info here: http://mageia.org/wiki/doku.php?id=iso1:mageia1_release_notes Jim
  3. 4.4.3 is in /main/release, 4.4.5 is in /main/updates. I suspect that the 4.4.5 version is missing a dependency or dependencies. When you update, you'll get the 4.4.5 version, probably with the required dependencies, since the original packages are already installed. Jim Edit: Scratch that - I've just installed the 4.4.5 version - and the games all showed up in the menu. It seems that the problem may be with your system or the mirror that you are using.
  4. 2010.2 was 2010.1 with all the updates. It was not a "real" release, just a set of updated iso's. The 2010.2 repo's are symlinks to the 2010.1 repo's. Jim
  5. Removing kooka was not Mandriva's choice: http://techbase.kde.org/Projects/Kooka Jim
  6. Could this be the problem that you're having? http://www.mageia.org/wiki/doku.php?id=mageia1:errata#virtualbox_issues Jim
  7. From memory this is what I did to move my kmail mail store to thunderbird: 1. Since I was using kmail's default maildir format, I had to convert each folder into mbox format. For each existing folder I created a new mbox folder (e.g. for "Friends" a new "Friends2"). (When you create a new folder in kmail, you are asked to select a format.) Then I copied all of the emails in Friends to Friends2. To make them easier to find, I copied these new mbox files from ~./kde4/share/apps/kmail/mail to a new folder ~/kmail-mbox-files. Of course, if you are already using the mbox format, then that is all unnecessary. 2. Then I installed the ImportExportTool extension for thunderbird, and imported the mbox files into thunderbird following the general idea of the instructions here: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Importing_folders#Install_the_ImportExportTool_extension Once you've installed the extension in thunderbird, you can scroll down to the "Import the Folders" section on that page. The intervening sections don't apply in this case. Bruno Cornec (a Mandriva/Mageia contributor) has written a script: http://brunocornec.wordpress.com/2011/01/10/migrating-from-kmail-to-thunderbird/ I have no personal experience of using that. Jim
  8. When I first installed 2010.1, I spent close to a day, googling and experimenting before I got the address book working properly. Then I read that more of KDE (including kmail's email client itself) was going to be "integrated" with the nepomuk-strigi-akonadi-mysql monster. Apparently this is so that we can all share our data with the world. No thanks - I don't want to share my data with anyone! I switched to Gnome 2 and now use thunderbird for email (the conversion of existing files was not as difficult as I expected) - it's not "integrated" with anything and runs on most platforms. If, as has been suggested, Gnome 3 is going down this "integrated" and "sharing" road, then I'll be trying XFCE or even LXDE. I just want a stable platform on which I can run a few applications and store my personal files. Jim Edit: I posted what I did to get kmail addressbook working in 2010.1. Scroll down to the fourth post in this thread: http://forum.mandriva.com/en/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=131070 It seems to have helped a few people. I've no idea if it is still relevant for the latest incarnation of KDE4.
  9. Live CD's are now available: http://blog.mageia.org/en/2011/04/28/mageia-1-beta2-live-cds/ Jim
  10. http://blog.mageia.org/en/ Jim
  11. Beta 2 has been delayed "a bit": http://lists.mandriva.com/cooker/2011-04/msg00186.php Jim
  12. Beta 2 is not due until the 11th of this month: http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/2011_Development#Development_planning:_2011_planning_and_delivery Jim
  13. 2010.2 and 2010.1 are the same. When mdv released updated 2010.1 iso's in December, they decided to call them 2010.2. (They've admitted that it would have been better to call them 2010.1.1 or some such, since there never was a real 2010.2 release.) All updates to 2010.1 are now labelled 2010.2. Jim
  14. Mandriva Club was abolished years ago. The main Mandriva web site is at: http://www.mandriva.com/ and the Forum is at: http://forum.mandriva.com/ I don't recall either being down at any time in the past week, but they may have been at some point. If you're referring to the mirrors. Someone (or something) at Mandriva zapped the entire primary mirror. http://lists.mandriva.com/cooker/2011-02/msg00344.php Jim
  15. It seems that there's a bug in the wizard: https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=59939 Try using the work-around described in that bug report or use Cups directly instead of the Mandriva wizard. Jim
  16. Are you saying that the red applet appears and then disappears almost immediately? I don't recall ever hearing of that behaviour before. Usually once the red applet appears, it remains visible until the user takes action. Jim
  17. When the applet is visible, right-click on it. IIRC that's where you'll find that option. Jim
  18. When I first installed 2010.1, I spent several hours finding out how to get the Address Book functioning properly. I decided (after using KDE for 8 years) to abandon KDE before the Nepomuk-Akonadi-strigi-mysql monster was extended to pollute any more of the system. I'm sure that the KDE dev's have lots of fun developing all this stuff and there may actually be some people who find it useful, but for me it all serves no useful purpose. Since Mandriva are to discontinue support for all DE's other than KDE, I also decided to use a different distro, after 8 years with Mandrake/Mandriva. Jim
  19. Mandrake was originally a fork of Red Hat. Although no longer a fork, Mandriva's base system (including the file system) is still organised in the Red Hat "style". Fedora is Red Hat's "community" release upon which Red Hat enterprise editions are based. (In effect, Fedora "is" Red Hat.) Jim
  20. Install task-kde4. If it says it's already installed, uninstall and re-install it. Be sure to select kde at the login screen. Jim
  21. http://fasmz.org/~pterjan/blog/?date=20100707#p01 Jim
  22. Perhaps they're just guessing. If it's not released in 10 days, it won't be Spring any more. :) Jim
  23. I don't think anyone knows the actual release date. All that Mandriva has indicated is that it will be after the ongoing negotiations about the future "ownership" of the distro are concluded. http://forum.mandriva.com/viewtopic.php?t=128533 Jim
  24. When the new release is available, the updates applet will offer to upgrade your system to the new release. Provided you have a reasonably fast connection, this is probably the easiest way. Other methods are available: http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/2010.1_Notes#Upgrading Jim
  25. I've never used $MIRRORLIST, but I think that this should work urpmi.update --no-ignore <medium> See man urpmi.update for details. It's probably easier to edit /etc/urpmi/urpmi.cfg and delete the ignore line in the stanzas for those media. Jim
  • Create New...