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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. Can't load java plugin for Firefox

    I have that plugin package already, it was a dependency package. The problem was linking the .so file so Firefox recognizes it. I got an answer through my LUG on Google Groups. Apparently, Sun has changed what .so file you need to link to. http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=1576825 The correct library to link to now is libnpjp2.so, located in /usr/java/latest/lib/i386/ I ran this command while in the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory, and it worked: ln -s /usr/java/latest/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so .
  2. Can't load java plugin for Firefox

    Hi all, I've searched the web and the forum here for an answer, but can't see to find anything like this. I have done this setup before numerous times, but it's just not working this time. I downloaded the latest java jre (1.6.0.12) from the control center. I follow the instructions on Java's website which is the same as Mozilla's website. As root, I ran from the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory (where my other plugins are installed): ln -s /usr/java/latest/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so . I restarted firefox, and java is still not loading. I found a /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.3 directory, but there is no plugins directory. I tried creating one and putting the plugin there, but still no luck. Any ideas?
  3. Is api.mandriva.com down?

    Update: I have the problem resolved. It seemed to be two issues. First, api.mandriva.com was down for a day or so. Second, somehow my /etc/nsswitch.conf was configured in a way that stopped wget from resolving hosts to download the mirror info. It's odd, cause I didn't mess with that file, and I had just received updated a few days before. Anyways, all is fixed. For the wget fix action, see my other post: https://mandrivausers.org/index.php?/topic/97613-wget-resolve-host-address-issue/page__gopid__663493entry663493
  4. wget resolve host address issue? [solved]

    Yes it's NAT'd. I have two Qwest nameservers. I put those in my local box, and it works. So it looks like my router doesn't like wget. The router config hasn't changed, and I have another Mandriva box (2009 Spring) on the network that wget works just fine. I dug a bit deeper, and found a resolution on http://serverfault.com/questions/76421/wget-cant-resolve-host. Basically, the /etc/nsswitch.conf file needed the host line reconfigured to: hosts: files dns mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] mdns4 I had to do a "sudo service network restart" for it to take effect, but I'm back to normal.
  5. I'm pretty smart when it comes to networking, and DNS. But I can't figure this one out. Why is it my machine has issues resolving addresses with wget, but everything else works fine? [jbess@Scooter ~]$ wget www.google.com --2009-12-22 14:02:47-- http://www.google.com/ Resolving www.google.com... failed: Name or service not known. wget: unable to resolve host address “www.google.com†[jbess@Scooter ~]$ host www.google.com www.google.com is an alias for www.l.google.com. www.l.google.com has address 74.125.65.99 www.l.google.com has address 74.125.65.105 www.l.google.com has address 74.125.65.103 www.l.google.com has address 74.125.65.106 www.l.google.com has address 74.125.65.147 www.l.google.com has address 74.125.65.104 [jbess@Scooter ~]$ wget 74.125.65.99 --2009-12-22 14:05:04-- http://74.125.65.99/ Connecting to 74.125.65.99:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: unspecified [text/html] Saving to: “index.html.1†[ <=> ] 5,418 --.-K/s in 0.03s 2009-12-22 14:05:04 (201 KB/s) - “index.html.1†saved [5418] I've tried wget with the --no-proxy (I'm not using a proxy though), --no-dns-cache, and nothing works. Any ideas? I am running wget version 1.12 on Mandriva 2010. Here is my /etc/resolv.conf: # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8) # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN nameserver 10.0.0.1
  6. Is api.mandriva.com down?

    I tried it an hour ago in the browser and it didn't work. Now it does in the browser, but still no luck in the GUI or CLI for adding sources, I get the same error. Edit: For further troubleshooting, I used easyurpmi and tried adding a few mirrors manually. They came back with the error no media.cfg found on the destination URL. I found one that worked, gatech.edu. Is my system just hosed up, or is this a wide-spread problem?
  7. Is api.mandriva.com down?

    I was trying to install some software and kept getting errors downloading the mirrorlist. I ran this command from the CLI and got the following result: $ sudo urpmi.addmedia --distrib --mirrorlist '$MIRRORLIST' --debug getting exclusive lock on urpmi parsing: /etc/urpmi/mediacfg.d/Cooker-2010.0-i586 loading mirrors cache not using outdated cached mirror list $MIRRORLIST URPMI_ADDMEDIA_REASON reason=update getting mirror list from https://api.mandriva.com/mirrors/basic.2010.0.i586.list?reason=update retrieving basic.2010.0.i586.list?reason=update '/usr/bin/curl' '-q' '-s' '--location-trusted' '-R' '-f' '--disable-epsv' '--connect-timeout' '60' '--anyauth' '--stderr' '-' '-O' 'https://api.mandriva.com/mirrors/basic.2010.0.i586.list?reason=update' mirror list not found Could not find a mirror from mirrorlist $MIRRORLIST unlocking urpmi database EXITING (pid=18485) I put in https://api.mandriva.com/mirrors/basic.2010.0.i586.list?reason=update in my browser, and it just hung there. Is anyone else having issues similar to this?
  8. Mandriva 2008 Spring KDE 4 Problem

    Tried a new user, and it still happened. I had KDE 4.0.? installed when it first came out and there was Mandriva packages. I think that might have messed it up. I cleaned my system of any kde4* rpms and anything with kde 4 in the descriptions. I then installed task-kde4, and I can get into KDE4 now. But it's all jacked up. There are no window controls on anything. It only shows one virtual desktop on the pager, and the background is all white, and I can't right-click on it. There is a KDE menu, but when i click on it, the menu shows on the top of the screen. Short of a complete wipe/re-install, any ideas? I have deleted everything in my ~/.kde4 file, and /var/tmp as well. No change. And yes, I tried a new user on this set up too, same thing.
  9. Mandriva 2008 Spring KDE 4 Problem

    I have that already installed. However, looking at the files that come with that package, it only provides these: ‎/usr/lib/qt4/lib/libQtUiTools.a ‎/usr/lib/qt4/lib/libQtUiTools.prl Those aren't the ones I need to create libqtuitools.so.4 are they? If so, how can I do that? a soft-link? I can't find that package anywhere. What repository are you finding that in?
  10. Mandriva 2008 Spring KDE 4 Problem

    After upgrading to 2008.1 Free, I wanted to install KDE 4. Found the instructions that stated install task-kde4, and I did, with all the dependencies. I tried booting into KDE 4, but on the splash screen, it goes black, then brings me back to the logon screen. I did an "init 3", and then captured what was happening with a "kde4 &> kde4-errors.txt". The only error I could see was this: ksmserver: error while loading shared libraries: libQtUiTools.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory kdeinit4: PID 14773 terminated. startkde: Shutting down... kdeinit4: terminate KDE. I search my entire HD and could not find that file. I did a software search for the file (searching filenames), and it came up with nothing. What package do I need to install to get this? If you need any further info, please let me know.
  11. 2008.1 PWP Upgrade Fails at "Post Config Install"

    I had the same thing happen with 2008.1 Free. It was an upgrade, and ended up just rebooting. The install was complete, since the only steps left to do was install the boot loader, set up user accounts, and install updates (what updates? it was just released!). Since it was an upgrade, there was nothing else to do. I can use 2008.1 with no issues. I feel sorry for those doing a clean install though, cause they would be out of luck.
  12. KDE 4.0.1 is There For You

    That's understandable. Thanks for the heads up on it. As I know 2008.1 will not have the latest KDE bundled and enabled by default, I can't wait until Mandriva 2009, as I think that would be the best time to fully migrate to KDE 4. I am also interested to see what 4.1 has to offer, since everyone is saying 4.0.x is still in development stages. My personal feelings, it should have never been released from Beta.
  13. KDE 4.0.1 is There For You

    You are probably correct, I am sure it is just a matter of time before someone creates the RPMs. I guess I can always compile from source, but RPMs are so much easier. Does anyone have suggestions on how to easily compile/install all the source packages? I suppose I could just create a script that compiles each tarball. Yes, it looks like the link I used is one of the mirrors. I don't understand where you have the idea that there are some non-2008.0 packages, as they all state mdv2008.0.i586.rpm at the end. In any case, KDE 4.0.0 runs fine on my machine, but as I have seen on several blogs, and web pages, it's not complete, and still needs work. I just want to keep up with the releases, because KDE 4 has some awesome potential. I do appreciate all your help and comments on my issue.
  14. KDE 4.0.1 is There For You

    You are misunderstanding. I DID download the Mandriva 2008 RPMs, check the link I posted. It's quite clear. No I am not new to Linux, I have been using Linux for many a years. I am a moderator in the LUG on Google Groups. I have three Linux machines running at home, and I maintain a Unix firewall at work. I am just new to Mandrivausers.org, since this the the first question/issue I've needed specialized Mandriva help.
  15. KDE 4.0.1 is There For You

    Under the releases of 4.0.0, there were RPM packages for Mandriva 2008. Here is an example: http://mirrors.isc.org/pub/kde/stable/4.0....08.0/RPMS/i586/ I just added that to my Repos, and installed kdebase4 and kdebase4-workspace. But now, the releases only show suse and src for 4.0.1
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