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      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.
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      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.
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  1. Korean input

    Sorry, I wasn't 100% clear. I'm using scim in KDE, and can get Korean out of it (like this 냉 - I hope that's not something offensive...) AFAIK, the ~/.i18n file is a user-related file, rather than just skim/scim.
  2. Korean input

    I don't know if this will help you much, because it relates to Japanese and not Korean, but I'll put it out there anyway. I found that I had to edit/add the ~/.i18n file to get this going properly. Mine currently looks like this: LC_TELEPHONE=ja_JP.UTF-8 LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=en_GB.UTF-8:en_GB:en LC_MONETARY=ja_JP.UTF-8 LC_ADDRESS=ja_JP.UTF-8 LC_COLLATE=en_GB.UTF-8 LC_PAPER=ja_JP.UTF-8 LC_NAME=ja_JP.UTF-8 LC_NUMERIC=ja_JP.UTF-8 LC_MEASUREMENT=ja_JP.UTF-8 LC_TIME=en_GB.UTF-8 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8 LC_IDENTIFICATION=ja_JP.UTF-8 LC_MESSAGES=en_GB.UTF-8 [b]GTK_IM_MODULE=scim QT_IM_MODULE=scim XIM_PROGRAM="scim -d" XMODIFIERS=@im=SCIM[/b] Note that I'm using scim and not skim, too. I've used it for a while now and have had no trouble with it so far. Hope this helps you a little.
  3. So, is the happy man's external drive NTFS, or not? Alas, I fear not. Sorry for muddying the waters. That'll teach me for having my brain still set to "stunned" when I type something... Also, favar, I didn't mention that my fstab looks like that because my HDD happens to be at /dev/sda5. Yours might be somewhere else. However, I don't have any experience with NTFS in Linux, so you are probably better off listening to the advice of someone more knowledgeable.
  4. What, so I did all that fiddling for nothing?! Argh... Oh well, it (apparently) works, so I'm happy :D
  5. The other thing you could do, to save yourself from having to type all that in every time, is to edit your /etc/fstab (after backing it up, of course). I'm using a 120GB Buffalo, and the relevant line in my fstab looks like this: As you can see, this mounts it to /mnt/removable-2 (I've got something else on /mnt/removable), allowing users to mount. Check out the man page for mount (man mount from the command line) for what the options mean. Then what I did was to put mount /mnt/removable-2 in my ~/.bash_profile, which mounts it automatically when I log in. Hope this helps a little. Alex
  6. How do I stop MCC auto-selecting updates? [solved]

    Ahh, I had a funny feeling that I had the wrong end of the stick. That sure is an annoying problem, though. Why can't these programs just read our minds and do exactly what we want them to, dammit?! I hear you on that one, seaeagle. I also hope that they'll bring at least the file size one back.
  7. How do I stop MCC auto-selecting updates? [solved]

    Hi Seaeagle, I feel your pain about being on dial-up. It's agony knowing that there's all this awesome software out there to try, and then finding out that it's a 200MB download... From what you're describing, it sounds like MCC is automatically selecting dependencies. I'm not sure if you can get around MCC selecting these automatically, but I would recommend that you don't. Sometimes certain versions of a program will not work unless a particular version of another program installed. You could be lucky and have it work, but this is not always the case. What I used to do was to try to select only the packages that would download in the time I could spend online, including their dependencies. Unfortunately, this means that packages with a lot of deps, or with large deps, inevitably get pushed to the bottom of the pile a lot (e.g. KDE basic packages). Another thing you can do is download the packages with an FTP program (I like gFTP) and then do your updates from the command line with either urpmi or rpm. If you really want to install an update without the recommended dependencies, I think you can only do it from the command line, with this: rpm -U --nodeps /location/of/package/foo.rpm Hope this helps a little (and that I haven't misunderstood your post after that).
  8. Deleting distro copy from HD

    The other thing you can do is go to the Control Centre > Software Management > Select where packages are downloaded from..., and then select the installation disc. Clicking Edit... will tell you where it has been put (probably where ianw said it would be). You can then use your favourite method to remove the copy, and click Remove in the Control Centre window to stop your computer from looking there. Then all you have to do is use the Control Centre or urpmi to add the DVD as a removable source.
  9. Mandriva LE 2005 Video audio chops, not legible.

    I'm not sure if this would fix your problem or not. I'm using 2007 and it worked for me, so it might be worth a try. For what it's worth, I didn't have any sound at all in youtube, and now it works fine. There are also a couple of other solutions suggested further up in the thread, so they might be something to try if updating Flash doesn't work. Hope this helps you a little.
  10. ADSL internet connection

    Hi everyone, Firstly (somewhat OT), very belated thanks to Gowator for his suggestion in this post - I am now able to use Linux without any fiddling around with keyboard or BIOS settings at all, just by changing to a keyboard that is not a hub itself. Now to the main part of the problem. It seems to have been solved, but I'm still a little worried/curious. I have an internet connection through NTT (Japan). It's a PPPOE connection, connecting to my Buffalo (Melco) LGY-OCI-TL LAN Board through an NTT-supplied ADSL Modem (MS5-SPLR). I set the connection up in MCC as a PPPOE connection, and can connect to the internet without any trouble (the connection is established during startup). However, after about 25-30 minutes, the connection would died for some reason. The connection was still shown in the system tray as being up, but I could not use the internet in Firefox and urpmi could not connect to RPM servers. I found this post and added the line ianw1974 suggested to /etc/modprobe.conf. This did not solve the problem. Also, /etc/resolv.conf contains two entries when the connection is up, but only one when it goes down, and the entry that's there when the connection's down is different from both the entries that are there when it's up. Following arctic's advice, I locked /etc/resolv.conf, which seems to have fixed the problem (I'm now up to 46 minutes connected, which is a record). I have a couple of questions to do with this. Firstly, should I take the line out of /etc/modprobe.conf again? Secondly, even though the problem is apprently solved, could there be something else that doesn't work that I just haven't come up against yet? Thanks for your attention. Alex
  11. Also not trying to be smart, but I thought the OP said that he couldn't connect to the internet. Archie, what kind of internet connection is it? (Sorry, this probably exposes my ignorance more than anything...)
  12. My Mandriva 2007 rant

    Thanks for the advice, Gowator! I'll have to try another USB keyboard and see if that works. Unfortunately, there's no PS2 port, so I can't try that... This is the same that I had experienced with Windows when using somewhat older hardware. Because the BIOS doesn't detect anything USB at startup, it has to wait for some software to load in before anything USB (keyboard, mouse, hub, memory card reader, etc.) will begin to work. I have not used a USB keyboard with Linux though. Edwardp, the BIOS finds my keyboard fine, but I either have the choice of being able to use it in LILO and not use it in Linux (which means I can boot in Windows), or being unable to use it in LILO (meaning I'm stuck with Linux) and able to use it in Linux. It'll be interesting to see what happens with a non-OEM keyboard. Only good things, I hope. In any case, I think I've accidentally hijacked the thread, so I'll continue this somewhere else when further developments arise :)
  13. My Mandriva 2007 rant

    I'm sorry to hear about everyone's problems with 2007. Just for another point on the graph, the only trouble I have had so far has been with the USB keyboard not working until the kernel fires up, which made installation 'interesting' (I had to set the root password and set up users after installing). Having said that, I had the same trouble with 10.1, so I think it's this keyboard. Damn.* I have to agree with ianw and AJ, though - it is pretty darn stupid that hardware that was supported in not one, but two previous versions is now suddenly unsupported, as if by magic. As they say in the classics, WTF? * Caveat - I've not been using 2007 much because it is rather slow on the small amount of RAM I have at the moment. Be prepared for the potential of a swift change in tune once I get some more RAM in this old crate. ;)
  14. Microwave woes

    True, true. Both the literal subject matter and the allegorical subject matter are serious. Alas, I think you were a little before my uncle's time. I'm not sure how old he is, but I think he would still have been at high school/tech for a lot of the time you were in RAAF. Nevertheless, you may have crossed paths at some stage :) On another note, sorry to read about your troubles with 2007... Alex
  15. Root logins not allowed (MDV2007)

    Yankee, that solution might work OK for you, but I'm sure that there are many other users out there who would not be able to "click where [they] knew stuff was" and fix things up. Some might learn from the experience, reinstall and think twice about doing the same thing again (whether that's logging into the GUI as root or doing whatever it was that killed their system), but there are many people who would say 'What is this useless system? I'm going back to Windows' and abandon Linux. You might be resilient and/or patient, but not everyone is. This is especially the case with a distro like Mandriva, which prides itself on a reputation for being easy to use even for beginners. You don't like having to dig through thousands of files to find out what's wrong? That's how Linux works sometimes. I had to do the same thing to work out how to install a Japanese IME in Mandrake 10.1, and no amount of root GUI would have fixed that for me. What I'm saying is, a root GUI can be great for some things, but there are always other, safer ways of doing things. Why not do what ramfree does and launch programs you want to run as root from the CLI? It's not that hard; a lot of the time all you have to do is punch in the name of the program, hit [Enter] and there you are. Yes, there are cases where this doesn't work, and it does depend on your system being set up correctly, but it's worked well for me so far. By the way, with the whole 'no root password' thing - I had no choice but to do this when I installed MDV2007 on this computer. I'm using a USB keyboard that doesn't work in Linux without legacy USB support disabled, which meant that to install Linux, I had to do it with mouse only. No way of typing in a root password there. Of course, I set one up once I got things up and running and was able to do so, but without the option of installing with no root password, I wouldn't have been able to install at all. I agree that it is a security risk to be able to install with no root password, but is it worse than using the GUI as root? There are some cases where you need to be able to install without a root password, but are there any cases where you need to be logged in to the GUI as root?