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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. Step by step: type: urpmq --list-media Note the install media (probably something like dvd or cd1) Log in as root and type: urpmi.removemedia <install media> Still logged in as root type: urpmi.addmedia contrib ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/Man...6/media/contrib with media_info/hdlist.cz and type: urpmi.addmedia main ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/Man...i586/media/main with media_info/hdlist.cz and type: urpmi.addmedia --update updates ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/Man...0/main_updates/ with media_info/hdlist.cz Now type: urpmi libxorg-X11 Type: urpmi icewm (a basic window manager) Type: mcc (for mandriva control center) and configure your videocard. Log out as root (by typing exit) and type: startx icewm Make sure your favorite DE (Gnome or KDE or whatever) is installed, log out of icewm by clicking start, logout and type: startx startkde (for example)
  2. Cellphone via usb

    I don´t think (google :) ) it´s possible to connect through usb (only as mass storage so that would be /dev/sdXX). It is possible to connect trhough bluetooth. Setup a bluetooth connection and with tools like kdebluetooth it will be possible to make an internet connection.
  3. You don´t need X for the installation to complete. Just leave the configuration and finish thge installation. When you boot into Mandriva for the first time add the main and contrib urpmi repo´s, remove the dvd repo and type: urpmi libxorg-X11. That will install X from the mirrors so if a faulty dvd is the prblem this would solve your problems. edit: if this is all new to you want a step by step walk trhough let me now :)
  4. Ultra Newbie Quandry

    I moved this topic to software from the tips and tricks orum. Tip: If you want more information about how software install works on Mandriva read the wiki (link at the top of the page or in my sig)
  5. Block Move Error 0xAE

    At the liloboot splash hit F1 and type: linux noapic acpi=off
  6. New article on MDV 2006

    I just read the comments on Slashdot. More then half of the comments are from Ububtus users telling how much better Ubuntu is then Mandriva and the other half are complains about spelling errors. Slashdot isn´t what is used to be.
  7. Create Multiple File DVD [solved]

    Tip: for a simple DVD try qdvdautor (a graphical fronted for dvdauthor). For a menu with more whistles and bells try the kommander script dvdauthor wizard http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=27528
  8. Encoding failed - Kaudiocreator

    Probably a permission problem. Try saving the ripped files in your home directory and try again.
  9. music editing software

    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Audacity
  10. Looking for the program xastir

    Neither do I... I found a rpm with google in contrib but for a different mandriva version. I assumed that there would be a rpm for your version too. Sorry.
  11. Did you have by any chance a usb mouse connected when you booted up? Unplug it (or any other usb devices) and try again.
  12. the system doesn't boot

    You mean the PC doesn't find your HD? Or do you see the lilo splashscreen? If it's the former check your bios settings. If it's the second, hit F1 and post the errors.
  13. Looking for the program xastir

    Xasir is in contrib. make sure you have configured urpmi correctly. read our wiki (link at top of the page) how to install software on mandriva.
  14. something weird... need advice! [solved]

    No you probably got it when your browser crashed due to a java error.
  15. New kde-3.5.2 by MDE

    There are some problems with the mirrors (or thac or ze were updating the mirror). Just keep trying. :)