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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. Webdav issues: Owncloud

    Thanks TYY, I missed your response.
  2. Mageia

    Hi all, I'm a bit late. No, I can't see Mageia going away any time soon. While I'm not heavily involved, I do see plenty of bugs getting squashed and lots of hustling in the background. There is a huge amount of work going on for Mageia 5, which is now only a few days away. The servers have not been the most reliable things, having seen the site disappear a few times. I guess this is the reality of a true community distro vs. a commercial one. There's also a lot going on in the wider post mandriva world. Open Mandriva are releasing a Mandrake tribute edition....oh the nostalgia. and they have a viable ARM version also; but it's only cook ATM. There is a French company on google+ mageia community page talking of releasing PC's with Mageia PClinuxOS, just by looking over their site and community look to be as strong as ever moving forward. A German magazine is making Mageia the cover disc (easy linux, I believe) It's all very exciting times. i don't think I've anticipated a release as much as I am Mageia 5, it kills a few of my pet bugs, and it'll be great to get a fresh dose of apps again.
  3. Wireless Configuration

    Hi all. This is not a Mandriva/Mageia query, but I'm sure we can sort it. This is for a MK802 arm device with android on the flash memory, but boots off a correctly structured sd card. I grabbed the image from: Lubuntu image, so it's an image not a self generated install. My MK802, of course, has a different wireless chip to that used in the image (I assume this means I have a Chinese copy :( ). So this is what I can tell you: lsusb: Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0bda:0179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. uname -a Linux miniand 3.0.36-t1+ #14 PREEMPT Tue Jul 3 12:27:08 EST 2012 armv71 armv71 armv71 GNU/Linux Some reading around suggests that I need to get the driver from Realtek, while others suggest it just needs to be configured. All help appreciated.
  4. Why not to use Arch Linux

    I'm a bit late to the party. I've found the Magiea crew to be pretty useful, especially on IRC. But you guys here are exceptional. Ian, you're far in advance of "pretty good on linux". You've got me to my destination several times. All my boxes are Mageia (bar one which is a CENT host server for virtual machines in a mission critical role) as Mageia just works (apart from mdadm on my desktop which is a complex issue, but I've worked around it). I personally hate the old RTFM, especially these days, as linux seems to be forking more and more, the file systems aren't the same between distros, so what will resolve an issue on one distro may not on another. And newer packages/tools superseeding older ones alsom complicate issues. The progress linux is seeing is incredible. I know the Raspberry Pi has been praised, criticised, awarded & hated, but I think it's playing an important role, especially for the younger generations who are used to GUI's and a wealth of tools that just didn't exist even 10 years ago. I know I myself spend a lot of time reading beginner guides to stuff like Raspberry Pi, and I learn heaps. I'm finally writing scripts that actually do stuff. Not just editing config files anymore. But I agree with all the comments above. Community is very important. It was in fact Aussie John that first sent me a physical copy of Mandriva to get me going! PS, Hi John, been ages since we communicated. Glad to see you're still playing with Mageia.
  5. mdadm configuration

    Well, I've messed around with mdadm on both Mga3 and Mga4, and have bits of luck here and there, but no solid solution. I've spent many hour scouring forums and conversing via IRC. In the end to have a usable system, I've edited /lib/systemd/fedora-storage-init so that dmraid handles my raid arrays, and completely commented out mdadm. While in Mga3, this left me with a system that wouldn't shutdown fully, requiring a long press on the on/off button, this setup works perfectly with Mga4. I would prefer that I could have got mdadm to work, but it just never came together completely. When Mga5 comes around I'll have another go at seeing if mdadm will work, but it's also possible by then that my 6/7 year old system maybe updated to something with some real grunt. Thanks for your time Ian.
  6. Webdav issues: Owncloud

    Thanks Ian. So if I set up ssh on it for admin reasons, I should be ok. Thank you sooo much.
  7. Webdav issues: Owncloud

    Thanks Ian. I'm a little confused regarding the network arrangement. This owncloud server is connected to my router, which connects all PC's on the network to the internet. Although I don't intend to access this owncloud server from outside my router controlled network, I'm not sure if that means I should be playing with ssh keys and changing ports. Can you clear that up for me please? Many thanks, Xboxbox
  8. Webdav issues: Owncloud

    Ian, firefox allows me to add an exception, and make it permanent. When I added the client to my desktop it complained about certificates, but it works fine. Now I just want to confirm that the system is safe: So, can you confirm that the chown line I ran earlier in the thread is ok? In the firewall section of MCC I have enabled webserver. I guess I should enable ssh-server so I can log in and admin/update it remotely. Is this locked down securely with these enabled? I plan to tuck the server away in a corner, and just update it. It's not going to be used in any other task in the near future.
  9. Webdav issues: Owncloud

    So tonight's goal was to get https working with owncloud I think I went the long way round: I started generating keys: but was then advised to try connecting via: https://IP.address/owncloud And I could, which then allowed me to enter the admin settings and force https redirection I now need to learn how to add self generated certificates to shut firefox up
  10. Webdav issues: Owncloud

    Ian. What an interesting round trip. So I install apache-mod_dav, then while that's finished, I get told there are updates: Seeing owncloud as one of them, I don't think and update all........ Then I get told I'm an untrusted domain by owncloud. So it takes a bit of time on IRC to work out whats going on, basically add my owncloud host's ip as a trusted domain, and logged straight in! So I now have an Owncloud server set up! Yes! Let me see if I can configure my other pc's and phones to access it.
  11. Webdav issues: Owncloud

    Hi Ian, valid comments. I would like to get the version from the repo working for ease of updating. If this proves too hard, we will go direct. Ok, so a bit of research shows I need to modify a file called httpd.conf: I have found two: /usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/httpd.conf /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf I assume it's the second one? This appears to be the original files, with lots of remarks. It's only got a few directory sections: /, /var/www, /var/www/cgi-bin So I guess I need to add something like what Paul has suggested above? Thanks guys, appreciate the help.
  12. Webdav issues: Owncloud

    Hi Paul. You could well be right. I'm not sure how I go about checking that out. Could you please point me in the right direction?
  13. Webdav issues: Owncloud

    Hi all. I have posted on Mageia forums, but so far no luck :( So I'll run it past the faithful group here :)/>/> Clean install of Mageia 4 with /home on a separate partition. So I install, via MCC, the owncloud server: Took a bit of messing around to get a static ip on my home network. Then I point browser at http://MYipaddy/owncloud which brought up the admin page: I tried to set the data directory as /home/owncloud/data. That failed due to permissions, I found on the web this command chown -R apache:apache /home/owncloud/data Which then let me get past the admin page. Now im stuck on post setup check with: Your web server is not yet properly setup to allow files synchronization because the WebDAV interface seems to be broken. Please double check the installion guides So, I've checked the log, and this seems to be the issue: {"app":"core","message":"isWebDAVWorking: NO - Reason: [CURL] Error while making request: Connection timed out after 10004 milliseconds (error code: 28) (sabre_DAV_Exception)", "level":2,"time....etc So, was my change of permissions the right thing to do? How do I proceed regarding this WebDAV issue? xboxboy
  14. mdadm configuration

    Thanks Ian. The array is constructed in the bios before boot. So the controller handles the array. My /etc/mdadm.conf is generic file that is completely commented out. It'll be a few days before I have time to have a play with it again.
  15. mdadm configuration

    Ok so [root@localhost user]# mdadm --examine --scan ARRAY metadata=imsm UUID=1949119d:b6b492d9:e28677a4:8bd53437 ARRAY /dev/md/user13 container=1949119d:b6b492d9:e28677a4:8bd53437 member=0 UUID=4d99dbc5:d794a739:d4d0d715:45954787 Now, I'm further confused, as what part of that do I put in mdadm.conf? Given that with the intel board raids, a container is created, and the arrays created in that? I guess, I should put the lot in really?
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