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Everything posted by jkerr82508

  1. You could try adding the command to /etc/rc.d/rc.local Jim
  2. It's possible that the config files have been corrupted somehow. Try this: delete ~/.kde4/share/config/plasmarc and ~/.kde4/share/config/plasma-appletsrc. If this works, then, when you log in to kde4 you will be presented with a default kde4 "desktop". Jim
  3. http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/2009.0_Notes#U...evious_releases Jim
  4. It's been a while since I used it but I think this is what used to work for me: urpmi.addmedia --distrib cdrom://i586 Jim
  5. If you really need a GUI file manager, then dolphin is adequate for all that you need to do in root mode. "kdesu dolphin" will launch it in root mode, provided that you've made kdesu available, as described in an earlier post. Another alternative is krusader. If you install that, it sets up a menu entry for root mode, but beware of this bug: https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=44721 Jim
  6. 1. Uninstall all of the Mandriva vbox* and virtualbox* packages. 2. Install kernel-?-devel-latest corresponding to the kernel "flavour" that you are using. 3. Install the non-OSE version of VirtualBox. (You may have to add your user to the vboxusers group after doing so.) Jim
  7. Have you tried System Settings > Advanced > Autostart? Jim
  8. Interestingly, Debian (not known as a particularly user-friendly distro) not only includes nano in its base system installation but also sets it up as the default system editor (in the current "testing" release). Jim
  9. I agree. The only reason I have for installing msfonts is for a couple of windows programs that I run under wine. They do look better if the msfonts are installed. Jim
  10. I'm not sure that I'd consider suicide, but I might be tempted to use Windows. On second thought - suicide would be preferable. :) Jim
  11. Mandriva did a deal with Ask. (I suppose they need the money.) I kept my profile from previous installations and so Google is still my default. I have a down arrow beside the icon at the beginning of the search bar and by clicking on it I can choose from among the search engines that I have enabled. One of the options is "Manage Search Options" which allows you to add or delete search engines. There is also the Tools > Add-ons option in the firefox main menu. Jim
  12. I agree. Printer set-up is a bit problematical. What seemed to work best for me, was to leave the printer switched off and click on Printer set up in MCC. After it had installed all of the packages, I then switched on the printer and it was identified and set up automatically. However, it failed to check my locale and so set up a "letter" page size instead of A4. Jim
  13. Or just right-click in a blank space inside it and select "Remove this folder view". Once it has gone it won't come back, unless you want it to. Jim
  14. This may help: http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Docs/Installin..._Windows_method (I've never tried it.) Jim
  15. I think that Mandriva used the final RC. OpenOffice final RC's are usually identical to the official release. Jim
  16. No. The dual-mini is for installing a base system only (for example, on older hardware or to set up a server). The Free CD version comes as 2CD's for 2009.0 Jim
  17. My experience with lenny has been very different from arctic's. I used the Beta2 CD1 to install on my test system. The first screen displayed a range of installation options, one of which was the graphical installer. I found the installation to be straight-forward. It allowed me to put the boot loader on the root partition (I wanted to keep Mandriva's boot loader in the MBR). On booting into debian, I was presented with the Gnome login screen and after setting up sources, was able to install KDE3. I have been running it for several weeks now, with updates applied regularly, and find it to be stable and reliable. Debian, IMHO, is not a distro for someone new to linux, (the learning curve is pretty steep) but for anyone with a reasonable understanding of "how things work" on a linux system, it is a viable option. Jim
  18. I did a clean network install of cooker on the day that RC1 was released (which would mean that it was slightly more recent than RC1). I selected KDE4 and Gnome. After installation, I installed task-kde3. If you have kdebase-kdm installed, I'd recommend un-installing it and installing kdm instead. It may be that the KDE3 log-in manager (kdebase-kdm) is still unreliable. For me, the KDE4 login manager (kdm) is now reliable, as is the Gnome login manager (gdm). Only one of these packages should be required in order to run any of the available graphical systems. Jim
  19. That may be the case on some distros, but on Mandriva it is certainly the intention that you should be able to install and run both KDE3 and KDE4 on a single system. (I'm dong just that on my cooker installation.) I've no idea why the OP is not seeing a KDE3 entry in the Sessions menu, if task-kde3 is installed. I do have one. Jim
  20. The problem is with porting KDE3 user settings and data (mail etc.) into KDE4. Since many KDE3 settings are not relevant to KDE4 and since some of the config and data files are structured differently, Mandriva has opted to store KDE4 settings and data in a separate directory from KDE3 (~/.kde4 as opposed to ~/.kde). (This also allows a user to run both KDE3 and KDE4 on a single system.) Most people, however, will probably have been using KDE3 in previous releases and will install and use the default KDE4 in 2009.0. In order for these people to upgrade it is necessary to port the KDE3 settings and data to KDE4. This requires that a process be developed to identify those settings and data which can be safely ported and write a script for doing so. I believe that is the work that is ongoing to which Adam referred. If you are already using KDE4 on your existing installation, then there should be no problem with upgrading (nor should there be a problem if you are using KDE3 and intend to continue to use KDE3 in 2009.0). Jim
  21. Make sure that the file is executable and if /usr/local/samba/bin is not in your path ($PATH), then run the command with ./smbpasswd Jim P.S. Is there some reason that you're not using the Mandriva samba package, which would have placed smbpasswd in /usr/bin, which is in your path on a default Mandriva system.?
  22. On recent Mandriva systems the full kernel source is only used to re-build the kernel. If that is what you want to do, the package that you want is kernel-source- If, however, you want to build a module, then the package that you want is kernel-laptop-devel- Jim
  23. How did you upgrade from 2008.0 to 2008.1? See this page for the correct procedure to use to upgrade Mandriva, using urpmi: http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Tools/urpmi/Upgrade Jim
  24. Best to get the appropriate md5 file here: ftp://ftp.free.fr/pub/Distributions_Linux...cial/iso/2008.1 For instructions on how to use it: http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Docs/Installin...n_does_not_work Jim
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