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      Forum software upgrade   10/29/17

      So you may have noticed the forum software has upgraded !!!
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  1. Mageia

    XFCE looks great on Mageia 6, I agree.
  2. Mageia

    Well Mageia 5 was rock solid for my home desktop/server box and my business desktop/server box. Given the warning that kde4 to plazma upgrade was a bit glitchy, I went all out on my home desktop, making copies of / and /home and performing a couple of test upgrades as recommended from init3, and it all went pretty smoothly. For my business box, given my home test had proven to work several times, I only made a good copy of / and /home in case the upgrade failed. Same deal, booted to runlevel 3 and did the upgrade, only thing I had to reconfigure was my samba users and firewall. So I have two sweet, Mageia 6 plazma boxes, both upgraded from Mageia 5, ticking along perfectly. Works already under way for Mageia 7!!!!!
  3. 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
  4. Webdav issues: Owncloud

    Thanks TYY, I missed your response.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. mdadm configuration

    Hi all. Turns out that mdadm is supposed to run my motherboard bios raid. It's detected during the live cd/dvd, but upon install is broken. I have no idea how to activate it. The intel bios chip is detected correctly: [root@localhost user]# mdadm --detail-platform Platform : Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Version : 8.0.0.1038 RAID Levels : raid0 raid1 raid10 raid5 Chunk Sizes : 4k 8k 16k 32k 64k 128k 2TB volumes : supported 2TB disks : not supported Max Disks : 6 Max Volumes : 2 per array, 4 per controller I/O Controller : /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.2 (SATA) and it arrays are detected correctly: [root@localhost user]# cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : [raid1] md124 : active (auto-read-only) raid1 sdc[1] sdd[0] 488383488 blocks super external:/md126/0 [2/2] [uU] md125 : active (auto-read-only) raid1 sdb[1] sda[0] 625129472 blocks super external:/md127/0 [2/2] [uU] md126 : inactive sdc[1](S) sdd[0](S) 5928 blocks super external:imsm md127 : inactive sda[1](S) sdb[0](S) 4520 blocks super external:imsm unused devices: <none> I can't mount them, they don't appear in hard disk manager as arrays, but individual disks. Some how I just need to activate them properly and then mount them. Any help always appreciated.
  9. 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.
  10. Webdav issues: Owncloud

    Thanks Ian. So if I set up ssh on it for admin reasons, I should be ok. Thank you sooo much.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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?
  17. 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.
  18. 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?
  19. mdadm configuration

    Hi Ian, just seen your post. Let me check that out. For me mdadm is definately broken atm. Data I copy to the array isn't there after reboot, the md numbers act erratically. I'll keep working on it on a secondary install, but will use dmraid for my stable os, as it works :) More info: Using blkid I get: /dev/md124p1: UUID="31632D4D784933D3" TYPE="ntfs" /dev/md125: PTTYPE="dos" /dev/md124: PTTYPE="dos" So I add a line to fstab: UUID=31632D4D784933D3 /mnt/Videos ntfs-3g defaults,nofail,umask=000 0 0 Now according to df I have: /dev/md124p1 466G 101M 466G 1% /mnt/Videos And mount: /dev/md124p1 on /mnt/Videos type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096) So it appears that partition 1 is indeed mounted. I can access it though dolphin on /mnt/Videos. What concerns me is that diskdrake still only sees individual disks with no raid array shown.
  20. Hi all. It seems I can not sort out my raid array boot issue, so I'll have to settle on a work around. I need to run 2 commands each boot. These are: # Raid array discovery and activation dmraid -ay # Mount arrays for access mount /dev/mapperxxxxxxxx /mnt/mount_point Is it as simple as creating a bash script and then placing it somewhere so as to be executed or is there another process? All this in new to me. Thanks
  21. mdadm configuration

    Some more info: [root@localhost user]# mdadm --detail -scan ARRAY /dev/md/imsm0 metadata=imsm UUID=503346f0:5de6fa79:b9e60bff:92c63eb6 ARRAY /dev/md/imsm1 metadata=imsm UUID=1949119d:b6b492d9:e28677a4:8bd53437 ARRAY /dev/md/Cleggett08_0 container=/dev/md/imsm0 member=0 UUID=899a4b41:e26cfc0a:a4c94658:81ed172d ARRAY /dev/md/Cleggett13_0 container=/dev/md/imsm1 member=0 UUID=4d99dbc5:d794a739:d4d0d715:45954787 Am I right in thinking that the containers for the arrays are made, but no disks are allocated? [root@localhost user]# ls -la /dev | grep md drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 160 Jun 9 22:37 md/ brw-rw---- 1 root disk 9, 124 Jun 9 22:37 md124 brw-rw---- 1 root disk 259, 1 Jun 9 22:37 md124p1 brw-rw---- 1 root disk 9, 125 Jun 9 22:37 md125 brw-rw---- 1 root disk 259, 0 Jun 9 22:37 md125p1 brw-rw---- 1 root disk 9, 126 Jun 9 22:37 md126 brw-rw---- 1 root disk 9, 127 Jun 9 22:37 md127 is assume md/ is root. md124 is the array itself and md124p1 is partition 1 of md124 etc?
  22. Guidance With Script?

    Ok. The deal is mdadm is supposed to manage intel motherboard/bios raid these days. So it turns out that intel bios raid (named isw_*) are filtered out past dmraid, where mdadm should take over. Well, dmraid has worked fine for me in the past, so let's allow dmraid to operate the array: /lib/systemd/fedora-storage-init # if [[ "$dmname" == isw_* ]] && \ # ! strstr "$cmdline" noiswmd; then # continue # fi I commented out those lines, and dmraid activates the arrays, fstab can mount them. Only issue is, apparently on some updates I will need to redo the adjustment to that file. I since found mdadm isn't even installed on my system. Bug has been reported. Thanks to David over in #mageia-dev irc channel for the help on this one.
  23. Guidance With Script?

    Hi Ian. Using the live CD's and DVD the arrays are detected. After install the arrays are NOT detected, but all the hard disks are shown. For some reason the Mageia's (I can confirm this occurs for mageia 2 and 3) fail to find and/or activate my raid arrays when installed. The arrays are motherboard based Intel Storage Matrix. I can confirm I have had no trouble using Mandriva with these arrays. So to access them I need to boot, then run the DMRAID to activate them, then I have to mount them. I, too, believe it is an initrd issue. From the irc channels I have tried mkinitrd and dracut without success. I originally had hoped to fix it during boot, but I don't understand the boot process enough. So that's why I was looking to just automate a script after boot. I would prefer to activate and mount them prior to bringing up x then at least Dolphin can be configured to show these raids as 'places', as one array holds all my data and the second all my movies and music. Any help towards settling this issue is greatly appreciated.
  24. Setting Up Network

    Hi guys. I was hoping this would be simple, but I am getting lost so easily :( What I have is I have built a new PC running Mageia to be my server/main business desktop. On this machine I will do most of my creative stuff and store my data. I have a windows 7 laptop which is neccesary for some programs which I need to use that are proprietary. What I had planned to do was set up a samba share so that my windows 7 laptop can access the linux server with all the data on it, and treat it as a local drive/file. Am I going the right way about this? If so, can I please get some advise on how to make this happen? Or if I'm going about it wrong, a new plan of attack? Regards. XBOXBOY
  25. Setting Up Network

    Thanks Ian. Well I was able to map the drive so it appears in explorer on reboot. It has a red x in it at first, click on it tehn it connects. So that side of it is fine. The drama now is in the program I use, when I open the program, then I go to open the file windows security pops up asking for username and password for the samba share. aargh...So close. Windows security is a flipping nightmare. It seems to only stop the innocent. lol Update: This program (MYOB) usually asks for administrator rights, so I created a scheduled task that allows it to start on boot with out asking for admin rights. Now, if I allow that 'short cut' that I made with scheduled tasks to be 'run as administrator' in the properties box, I get asked for admin rights, which I allow, then I connects to the samba share without a password. So somehow I need to modify the damn permissions on MYOB to allow all this to occur automatically...argh.
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