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Everything posted by jkerr82508

  1. I believe that you have been misinformed. On Mandriva the KDE3.5 config files are in ~/.kde but the KDE4 config files are in ~/.kde4 and so there should not be any problems. On some other distros ~/.kde may be used for KDE3 and KDE4, in those cases the warning is probably correct. Jim
  2. Did you select KDE4 from the menu on the login screen? Jim
  3. The "Places" panel in Dolphin lists all connected devices. Selecting one will mount and open it, just as selecting a device in the media applet did on KDE3.5. Jim
  4. IIRC, but could be wrong (my memory is not too reliable these days), Mandriva had intended to include koffice2 beta in 2009.0. The request from the koffice dev's not to do so came late in in the development cycle and there was neither time nor resources to package and test koffice for 2009.0. Jim
  5. The only report that I've seen of anyone having tried it (without success) is in this thread: http://forum.mandriva.com/viewtopic.php?t=...ghlight=koffice The latest report that I've seen is that the upgrade process is still being worked out. I think that the intention is to replace KDE3.5 with KDE4, but achieving this is probably very complicated. Jim
  6. koffice2 will be available in Mandriva 2009 Spring release with KDE4.2 It is very unlikely that koffice will be packaged for 2009.0 KDE3.5 will be dropped from 2009 Spring (except, perhaps, to the extent required to support applications for which there is not yet a KDE4 version available) Jim
  7. You may find it useful to refer to the Wiki, especially the page on installing and updating software: http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Home Most people would advise that it is unwise to run as root. It is best to run as a normal user and, when root authority is required become root by entering "su -" in a terminal. sudo is not configured on a default Mandriva install. If you want to use it, you need to configure it. Jim
  8. Those are sufficient. However, I know nothing about using proxy servers. I'm sure someone else will. Jim
  9. The Mandriva package is virtualbox-2.0.2-2mdv2009.0. If you have set up on-line media, then installing this package will also install any required dependencies. The Mandriva package is the open source version of Sun's VirtualBox. If you want to use USB devices within the VM then you will need the closed source version from the VirtualBox web site. There are other virtualisation applications that can be used on Mandriva, such as Vmware Server, but IMHO, VirtualBox is the easiest to set up and use. Jim
  10. Do you have the /contrib/release repo defined? Jim
  11. I think that someone forgot to re-sign that package with the /updates key when it was copied to the /updates repo. Jim
  12. On a 2009 system, /media/cdrom may not exist (I believe that the installer does not add an entry in fstab for optical drives) and so he may need to create that directory anyway. Jim
  13. If you want to mount manually, you must create the mount point first mkdir /media/'Lich King' Jim
  14. /home/username/tmp Each user account has a /tmp folder (and a trash folder /home/username/.local/share/Trash) Jim
  15. You may find this useful. http://www.richardneill.org/a22p-mdk11-0.php#tweaks Scroll down to [5] NFS (Network FileSystem) Jim
  16. It has seemed to me for some time that this was the direction in which Mandriva was headed. From a purely corporate point of view it makes sense. The ethical thing for Mandriva to do would be to make an official announcement of its intention to withdraw from supporting the end user release so that users could start the process of migrating to other distros. (Many users have already done so anyway.) Unfortunately, ethics and business just don't seem to mix these days. Instead we'll probably find out through some half-baked process such as that by which the decision to terminate external contracts was announced. (The fact that you seemed to hear about this decision from Vincent's blog, suggests to me a degree of incompetence at the top.) I suppose that I'll stay with Mandriva till the bitter end, but I fear that it may be a very bitter end. Jim
  17. Quick and easy solution might be to put the mount command in /etc/rc.d/rc.local (and add back the noauto option in fstab). Jim
  18. I don't think so. At least that alias has never existed on any recent Mandriva release that I've installed. Else why this: https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=43701#c9 or this: http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/2009.0_Errata#..._as_root_via_su Jim
  19. In 2009 in order to become root you must enter su - Note the minus sign. It makes all the difference. Jim
  20. As already recommended, you should update to the latest kernel. (Make sure that you have kernel-desktop586-latest installed.) Then install kernel-desktop586-devel-latest. This way both your kernel and sources will be automatically updated in future, in tandem. If you want to keep your existing kernel, then, I think that the source package you would need would be kernel-desktop586-devel-2.6.27-0.rc8.2mnb-1-1mnb2.i586.rpm Jim
  21. He's using kernel-desktop586 and so needs kernel-desktop586-devel. The any-any patch should not be needed. At least I didn't need it. Jim
  22. Or, alternatively, (in 2009.0) in the Media Manager in MCC, choose File > Add Media and select the mirror of choice from the list displayed. Jim
  23. Right-click on an empty spot in the Task Manager. You should see an option "Task Manager Settings" Jim
  24. Sorry, I hadn't thought carefully enough. X needs to be running when that command is executed. Since it has to be executed as root, I'm not certain of how to do this automatically. Since that command seems to change the imwheel configuration file being used, it should be possible to make that change permanent, but how exactly to do that is beyond my expertise. Jim
  25. This may help. It should be on the mirrors within the next couple of days. http://lists.mandriva.com/changelog/2008-10/msg01981.php Jim
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