Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • spinynorman

      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

tux99

Members
  • Content count

    610
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    1

tux99 last won the day on October 11 2010

tux99 had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

1 Neutral

About tux99

  • Rank
    Emperor Penguin

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://www.LinuxTECH.NET/
  • ICQ
    0

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    a melting iceberg in Antarctica
  1. Editing Videos

    I think your PC is powerful enough for the task, it's more likely that openshot isn't, after all it's written in python which isn't exactly known to be very fast and efficient. Maybe try a different video editing software (can't give you any suggestions as I don't do video editing).
  2. Sticking with 2008.1

    Unfortunately those aren't packages that I use much so I haven't built any updated versions of them. With regards to pdf viewer, why don't you just get the latest acrobat reader from adobe? (just make sure you disable javascript in the acrobat reader options, to avoid security issues)
  3. Sticking with 2008.1

    I also still have a PC running MDV2008.1, I have built some updated packages for it myself, what are you looking for specifically, maybe I can help. One of the packages I did was a backport of the MDV2009.0 2.6.27 kernel (32 bit) to 2008.1 with support for more than 4GB, in order to support newer hardware (the 2.6.24 MDV 2008.1 kernel has some serious USB related bugs with ATI chipsets).
  4. Is Mandrivausers dead?

    I'm still running MDV 2008.1 too, but since I also upgraded my mobo like you I also had driver problems so I backported the 2.6.27 linux kernel (from MDV 2009.0) to MDV 2008.1. If you want it I could provide you my kernel RPM packages so you could try to see if 2.6.27 is new enough for your mobo. The backported kernel is the desktop version for 32bit. I also changed the config so that it supports more than 4GB RAM. It has been running absolutely stable here since I installed it.
  5. 2010.0: Host Protect Area Problem

    I strongly recommend a BIOS upgrade, the BIOS changelogs are never complete, they only list the most important changes, if at all, so it's very likely they have added the option to switch off the HPA in the meantime, if it's not already in your BIOS. I have a Gigabyte mobo too and it has that option, I can't check the exact naming as it's in a PC that runs 24/7 and I can't reboot it right now but you should be able to find it. The HPA is normally placed at the end of a disk and about 1MB big, so it's best to leave a couple of MB empty at the end of a disk when partitioning, this avoids any conflicts with the HPA, should it get created accidentally. I still continue to buy Gigabyte mobos, as they are by far the best quality mobos.
  6. 2010.0: Host Protect Area Problem

    It's the mobo BIOS that is creating the HPA, especially Gigabyte BIOSes are notorious for that. The good news is that there is a BIOS option to turn this off, can't remember how it's called but you should be able to find it.
  7. mageiausers.org

    Oh yes you do and you are very good at that at the slightest hint of any criticism towards Mageia or the Mageia core-team, in fact you come across like a true Mageia-fanboi (in the worst meaning of the expression). The fact that you have kicked off another petty fight here doesn't surprise me at all. I don't want to bore anyone else here with details, but I just had an experience of this with wobo on his german mandrivauser.de forum. --
  8. mageiausers.org

    You can here: http://mageia.linuxtech.net/forum/
  9. possible intrusion into mandriva 2010.1 - trojan?

    I meant actually letting somebody remotely log into their computer, not just advice in the forum. The thought that he/she is simply a Windows troll out to have some fun at our expense did cross my mind too...
  10. possible intrusion into mandriva 2010.1 - trojan?

    I agree, a clean install from CD/DVD is the only safe solution. Somehow I don't believe this is real though (seems more like FUD to me...), why would anyone who really has found a trojan on his box trust random strangers on the internet to fix his problem? It's extremely unlikely that your machine would get infected just because you ssh onto an infected box, unless your PC is somehow insecure and the TROJAN is explicitly made to target anyone who connects to it, with the capability of scanning your box for vulnerabilities and the code to exploid any of them (like I said extremely unlikely, that would be the kind of super-trojan that only an entity with a lot of time/money to invest could make).
  11. Check the last changelog entry of the package, it says who did the update.
  12. Mageia Mailing-Lists Forum Gateway

    Well, it turns out that FUDforum is actually quite light and the virtual server provider (Linode) is quite good, their servers don't seem to be hopelessly overloaded like some of the cheaper VPS competition, so don't worry about it, use it as much as you like! :) In case you notice any problems, please let me know, thanks.
  13. Since I'm not a fan of mailing lists and while gmane is a good option to follow the Mageia mailing-lists through a news reader, but not through the browser (their web interface is very primitve), I have set up an experimental ML forum gateway for the Mageia mailing lists. I have used the FUDforum BB software, that i mentioned in some other thread here a while ago, and I must say it works great. Of course FUDforum is no comparison to IPB, but it serves this particular purpose very well. The ML forum gateway is located here: http://mageia.linuxtech.net/forum/ FUDforum automatically creates a forum user for every person/email address posting on the MLs, so anyone who has posted on the MLs since I started the ML forum gateway will already have an account on the forum, all you need to do is click on Login > Forgot Password to get a password emailed to you. To post to the MLs via the forum you will need to be a forum member AND a subscriber of the ML you are posting to (I can't help that, that's the way the MLs are set up and the Mageia guys were unwilling to change that), but of course you can read all posts and threads without being a ML subscriber or even a forum member. See instructions here: http://mageia.linuxtech.net/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=81 I will keep this Mageia ML forum gateway running until the Mageia guys implement a comparable functionality on the official forum, as they said they will do. In the meantime feel free to use my ML forum gateway, if you like! :)
  14. Trouble getting LCD TV to display correctly

    It's not a problem with your Linux laptops but with your TV, you need to turn overscan off on your TV. It could be called something like 'PC mode' or 'just scan' or something similar in your TV setup menus.
  15. forum?

    I guess there have been a lot of misunderstandings due to the difficulty to communicate with language barriers, opposite timezones, the noise on IRC and the ML, and the fact that the core team is probably a bit overwelmed and overworked by the first week of Mageia activity. I do believe it would have been a good choice to transform mandrivausers.org into the official english-language forum of Mageia, since mandrivausers.org has already so many Mandriva users registered (and we want to entice them to become Mageia users, don't we?) and so many posts and threads with useful information that would benefit Mageia, too. Even if this forum (mandrivausers/mageiausers.org) would need to be migrated (users + post history) from IPB to a FOSS forum software, it could still be a very good starting point. A busy forum requires quite a powerful server + storage space + bandwidth, it would make more sense for Mageia to take advantage of this free opportunity rather than spending donation money on it (which could be used for more important things like the build servers). My suggestion would be for all of the people involved (Paul, Raphael and Anne) to agree on a date/time when to have a chat ideally using skype or at least a private IRC channel without other distractions at the same time, to work it out. I think a good solution can still be found when putting aside misunderstandings. Anyway, that's just my suggestion, it's obviously up to you what you all will do.
×