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  1. Anyone using gscan2pdf

    Ian, thanks for the suggestion. My system is fully updated. I've been using gscan2pdf for a long time, it was an update that broke it.
  2. Anyone using gscan2pdf

    I am using Mandriva 2010.2 64 bit. After gscan2pdf failed to load and run I tried running it from command line. Below is the output. syntax error at /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.10.1/Gscan2pdf/Frontend/Sane.pm line 286, near "last when" syntax error at /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.10.1/Gscan2pdf/Frontend/Sane.pm line 287, near ") when" syntax error at /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.10.1/Gscan2pdf/Frontend/Sane.pm line 288, near ") when" syntax error at /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.10.1/Gscan2pdf/Frontend/Sane.pm line 290, near ") when" syntax error at /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.10.1/Gscan2pdf/Frontend/Sane.pm line 292, near ") when" syntax error at /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.10.1/Gscan2pdf/Frontend/Sane.pm line 293, near ") when" syntax error at /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.10.1/Gscan2pdf/Frontend/Sane.pm line 294, near ") when" Compilation failed in require at /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.10.1/Gscan2pdf/Document.pm line 8. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.10.1/Gscan2pdf/Document.pm line 8. Compilation failed in require at /usr/bin/gscan2pdf line 123. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/bin/gscan2pdf line 123.
  3. Application launcher menu in Mandriva 2011

    Thanks for that tip which worked for me. Although I can use all sorts of command line programs I've never been good at configuring the KDE task bar. I was able to remove Simple Welcome and add the customary application launcher, however the launcher shows on the far right of the task bar as a mere dot. I don't know how to move it to the left end and make it appear as the star in circle I was expecting.
  4. I put the latest Mandriva 2011_x86_64 iso onto a usb flash drive and booted it. I noticed that the application launcher menu button does not bring up the usual list of applications, but instead fills the whole screen with an application menu showing rather large icons. Is this change coming from KDE or was it done by Mandriva? Can the application launcher menu be changed to the way it was in Mandriva 2010? I also noticed that pressing ctrl-alt-F1 gets me only a black screen, not the text console I expected. Pressing Alt-F8 should bring me back to the KDE desktop, but this did not work to recover from the black screen. Is this a problem with Mandriva 2011 or my computer?
  5. I have a Hauppauge HVR-1950 usb TV tuner, and all the required firmware is installed in /lib/firmware/ so that no more error messages appear in the dmesg buffer. /dev/video0 has been created. What can I do next to test the HVR-1950 and start watching TV?
  6. Old version of K3B won't overburn [solved]

    Looks like I just had to enable backports repositories to get the newer k3b.
  7. I am using Mandriva 2010.2 and K3B version 2.0.0 which seems to be the latest version in the Mandriva repositories, even though it's known to have a bug preventing overburning. Can I get a newer K3B version if I update to Mandriva 2011?
  8. Are you still using Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring? I don't think one can dd copy a DVD iso image to an USB stick and have it boot, but I could be wrong as I have not done much with USB booting. Do you know what class (rated speed) is your USB flash memory device? For speed testing writes to USB, I find rsync seems to give actual data rate of transfer to USB media. Using the "--progress" option rsync initially shows an unrealistically high transfer rate but after it finishes the transfer and returns to the command prompt you will see an accurate overall speed.
  9. I have not yet tried Mageia, but am wondering about any differences between the Mageia and Mandriva package management systems? Does Mageia use urpmi? Do the commands at easyurpmi.zarb.org work with Mageia? Does Mageia have plf package repositories? Are there as many different packages for Mageia as there are for Mandriva?
  10. Using the command "rec new-file.wav" (as shown in the sox man page) I recorded for 1 minute but the resulting file captured only 16 seconds of audio. During recording the top utility showed sox using 89% CPU. For this test I am using a 64-bit version of Mandriva 2010.2 on a 64-bit single core laptop computer. Over on my 32-bit desktop computer, running a 32-bit version of Mandriva 2010.2, the command "rec new-file.wav" works fine. Recording for 1 minute produces 1 minute of recorded audio, and sox doesn't use a significant amount of CPU time. What could be the problem with sox on my laptop?
  11. Hi John, I do the updates from a command console shell script because I want certain options that I don't know how to invoke from MCC. Firstly, I save the rpms, using the --noclean option, for use with other machines locally. This way I avoid downloading the same file multiple times over my somewhat slow Internet connection, and also greatly speeds new installs by having most rpms locally. Secondly, from command line I can specify a low priority level for urpmi using the "nice" command. I don't want the update to impact my other work on the machine. Thirdly, I like to specify a download rate using --limit-rate option. This allows my Internet phone to work well even during a package update. Last but not least, I use the --sortmedia option to prioritize PLF repositories over the others. When there are packages with the same name in both the PLF and the other repositories. I usually want the PLF versions. I wish I knew about a urpmi settings file somewhere that would allow me to specify some or all of the above options for use when using urpmi through MCC. By the way, here's a script that I use on new installs. It will quickly configure the repositories as I like them. Maybe you will find it useful. # To see which media are active # urpmq --list-media active # reinitialize urpmi's setup urpmi.removemedia -a # add some repository media using commands from http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/ urpmi.addmedia --distrib --mirrorlist 'http://plf.zarb.org/mirrors/$RELEASE.$ARCH.list' urpmi.addmedia --distrib --mirrorlist '$MIRRORLIST' # activate 'Non-free' 'Non-free Updates' 'PLF Non-free' urpmi.update --no-ignore Non-free 'Non-free Updates' 'PLF Non-free' urpmi.update -v Non-free 'Non-free Updates' 'PLF Non-free'
  12. Today I did a package update using urpmi from command line. Why the error and warning messages? See below, there are two "Warning in file" messages and six "Error in file" messages. Is this a bug that should be reported? starting installing packages created transaction for installing on / (remove=0, install=0, upgrade=9) Preparing... ################################################################################################################## 1/9: mozilla-thunderbird ################################################################################################################## Warning in file "/usr/share/applications/mandriva-mozilla-thunderbird.desktop": usage of MIME type "x-scheme-handler/mailto" is discouraged (the use of "x-scheme-handler" as media type is strongly discouraged in favor of a subtype of the "application" media type) Error in file "/usr/share/applications/writer.desktop": "zz-application/zz-winassoc-wps" is an invalid MIME type ("zz-application" is an unregistered media type) Error in file "/usr/share/applications/kde4/nepomuksimpleannotator-app.desktop": "all/all" is an invalid MIME type ("all" is an unregistered media type) Error in file "/usr/share/applications/kde4/kfontview.desktop": "fonts/package" is an invalid MIME type ("fonts" is an unregistered media type) 2/9: lib64xulrunner1.9.2.18 ################################################################################################################## 3/9: xulrunner ################################################################################################################## 4/9: gnome-python-extras ################################################################################################################## 5/9: firefox ################################################################################################################## 6/9: yelp ################################################################################################################## 7/9: gnome-python-gtkmozembed ################################################################################################################## 8/9: mozilla-thunderbird-enigmail ################################################################################################################## 9/9: firefox-en_GB ################################################################################################################## removing upgraded package mozilla-thunderbird-0:3.1.10-0.1mdv2010.2.x86_64 Warning in file "/usr/share/applications/mandriva-mozilla-thunderbird.desktop": usage of MIME type "x-scheme-handler/mailto" is discouraged (the use of "x-scheme-handler" as media type is strongly discouraged in favor of a subtype of the "application" media type) Error in file "/usr/share/applications/writer.desktop": "zz-application/zz-winassoc-wps" is an invalid MIME type ("zz-application" is an unregistered media type) Error in file "/usr/share/applications/kde4/nepomuksimpleannotator-app.desktop": "all/all" is an invalid MIME type ("all" is an unregistered media type) Error in file "/usr/share/applications/kde4/kfontview.desktop": "fonts/package" is an invalid MIME type ("fonts" is an unregistered media type) removing upgraded package xulrunner-1.9.2.17-0.1mdv2010.2.x86_64 removing upgraded package gnome-python-extras-2.25.3-18.11mdv2010.2.x86_64 removing upgraded package yelp-2.30.1-4.11mdv2010.2.x86_64 removing upgraded package firefox-0:3.6.17-0.1mdv2010.2.x86_64 removing upgraded package gnome-python-gtkmozembed-2.25.3-18.11mdv2010.2.x86_64 removing upgraded package mozilla-thunderbird-enigmail-0:3.1.10-0.1mdv2010.2.x86_64 removing upgraded package firefox-en_GB-3.6.17-0.1mdv2010.2.x86_64 unlocking urpmi database unlocking rpm database
  13. Need help restoring Kmenu

    This procedure has worked for me several times, however all settings stored in .kde4 will be lost. Use Control-Alt-F1 to switch to text mode, log in as root, type "init 2" (an easy way to stop KDE), find the .kde4 directory in /home/user/ and delete it. Reboot using the command "shutdown -r now". The next time KDE runs, the .kde4 directory will be recreated with default settings the same as when creating a new user account.
  14. No sound in Mandriva 2010.2 Gnome

    If the sound works from another user account, such as the Guest account, then the problem is not system wide. When I had a similar problem with sound (I use kde4, not gnome) I was able to fix the problem simply by deleting the user's .kde4 directory while logged in as root in run level 2. The .kde4 directory was recreated with default settings and sound was restored. Use Control-Alt-F1 to switch to text mode, log in as root, type "init 2", find the appropriate directory in /home/user/ and delete it. Then reboot using the command "shutdown -r now". Anyone know the the name of the directory for settings in Gnome that's analogous to the .kde4 directory?
  15. Broadcom BCM4313 WiFi not working

    I have 64-bit Windows 7, however the driver (presumably with firmware) seems to be 32-bit. When Mandriva is booted the Windows driver is located at /media/win_d/Windows/System32/drivers/BCMWL664.SYS I downloaded the latest Kubuntu 64-bit Natty alpha 3 live CD. Using that I was able to get the BCM4313 WiFi device working, but first I had to download a driver by going to System / Additional Drivers. I opened a Mandriva bug report and progress is being made. I am confident the BCM4313 can be made to work in Mandriva.
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