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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)
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    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 :)
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    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. At the liloboot splash hit F1 and type: linux noapic acpi=off
  6. 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. 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. Probably a permission problem. Try saving the ripped files in your home directory and try again.
  9. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Audacity
  10. 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. 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. 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. No you probably got it when your browser crashed due to a java error.
  15. There are some problems with the mirrors (or thac or ze were updating the mirror). Just keep trying. :)
  16. note: Right now there are some problems with the warwick mirror. If you are using that mirror remove it from urpmi and add the mde mirror. If you don't have mde in your urpmi and you want o add it make sure to select the mde mirror.
  17. Try removing an adding the mde repo. All packages are there afar as I can see. http://www.mde.djura.org/2006.0/RPMS/kde-3.5.2/
  18. Could be a configuration problem. Rename the .xmms folder in your /home/your name and try again.
  19. I can't get the warwick mirror but mde works: http://www.mde.djura.org/index2006.0.html Just read the instruction on the bottom of the page. I believe there are some problems with the warwick mirrors.
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    I got hacked

    Also enable security notification in the MCC. Fill in your username, create a local email account (or fll in your email adress but it´s less safe because the email will be send unencrypted over the intrnet). You will get every day two mails: a security mail with opened ports, suspicioes files and if you install chrootkit a check if a rootkit is installed. And a diff mail with chances what ports have opened, what rpm packages got intalled.
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    I got hacked

    I think it´s better to wipe everything of the hds and start over. Who knows what´s left behind in /home. Take no chances. Just make a copy of your important data (music, films, documents. mail etcetc) and start again.
  22. devries

    I got hacked

    You need to completely reinstall. Once you have been hacked your system is no longer safe.
  23. In most cases auto update is a not a good idea. You loose control of what gets installed and if something goed wrong troubleshooting is a pain. Better to individually update the packages you want. If something goes wrong it´s much easier to undo the damage.
  24. It means you are using a smp kernel and ipt=owner is broken on smp kernels. Use the normal Mandriva stock kernel.
  25. As fas as I know the only viable businnesmodel for a Linux distro is to sell ´services´ to businesses ie. making sure the software you sold your customer does what it is suppose to be doing. Mandriva is trying to do the same for home users, selling a club membership to people who want there software to do what was promised in the shiny brochures. However this is a stupid idea. Mandriva for the desktop is competing with free support from the internet, mailinglists, forums etcetc. The only way they can compete is by making their support more accisible and better. To do that they need resources far larger then they have and the costs would be more then what they earn from the memberships. Mandriva should just copy the businessmodels of RH and Suse, selling services to companies (French companies like to business with other French companies so they have a big market right there) and give out free versions of their desktop software. Mandriva is good at making simple to use configuration tools (yes I know, you disagree :) ). They should use that knowledge to distinguish themselves from their competitors. I´ve no doubt Mandriva sometimes does things with programs that their developers don´t like but I can´t see that as a problem. This is the way opensource works and the best piece of software survives. Mandriva is not perfect but compared to other distro´s it looks pretty good. If they get their business act together, keep on making the best distro and don´t piss off their users they have a bright future..
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