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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. Debian USB mouse probs.

    After a few attempts.. and then giving up.. i reinstalled with Sarge. It turns out the Debian I had was 3.0r1 (woody) an old release.... Anyway I got the latest Sarge and it works like a charm as well. If you'd like to know the real reason though, which I found out while trying to reinstall woody for the 4th? time or so.. it was because I didn't have the kernel 'mouse support' turned on. It seems by default it was turned off. Really strange if you ask me. Thanks anyway though.
  2. I just spent the last day or so going through the initial installation and package selection and stuff.. everything works great except for my damn USB Mouse. It's a Microsoft Intellimouse Optical.. as shown here. I know I need to edit some sort of config file.. most likely in /etc/X11. I ran the 'lsmod' through console.. it appears i have usb loaded.. so i'm not too worried about that.. I've also been reading around on sites searching with Google.. different sites say different things.. I got the 2.4 kernel. using kde How could i go about resolving this issue? Any suggestions here would be helpful.
  3. cordless mouse & keyboard

    I also have a Logitech Wireless Keyboard.. using MDK, and it works great. Just plug the reciever end into the USB.. and it works.
  4. Installing the 2.6 Kernel

    After "almost" giving up on Mandrake because I can't ever upgrade stuff.. and "attempting" to install Gentoo, and then failing miserably I'm back here again. This time I'm running my server more secure, Linux-Secure from the boot menu. So would I download the Linux-Secure 2.6.3 kernel? Or does it not matter which one?
  5. upgrading kernel, bad signuature?

    I'm using URPMI to try and install Kernel 2.6.2 and I get the following output. The following packages have bad signatures: kernel- Is that because I have a bad RPM, or a bad mirror? It didn't do this before until I changed the mirror because of missing dependency files. Now this mirror is giving me problems too. Using mdk 9.1
  6. adding Zip Util to my PATH?

    zip executables are located in /usr/bin
  7. adding Zip Util to my PATH?

    I can't seem to figure out how to add the Zip utility to my PATH. I have multiple zip programs installed, and I remember one of the installs telling me to add zip to my Path. But i can't quite seem to figure out the syntax of the .bash_profile file. Here's what it looks like so far. .bash_profile # Get the aliases and functions if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then . ~/.bashrc fi # User specific environment and startup programs PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin export PATH unset USERNAME
  8. Cannot use my own TTF fonts in apps!

    You're probably used to using Windows, where you can switch out Floppies with the Window still open, and the new floppy files will appear. Not so with Linux. You'll have to "umount" (not unmount) the floppy and "mount" it again when you put a new floppy in the drive. Or if you use the setting for automount in the fstab file...that works too. So for the first option.. you'll type this in the shell: mount /mnt/floppy (for the first disk) umount /mnt/floppy (unmounts first disk) mount /mnt/floppy (mounts second disk)
  9. Updating URPMI DB?

    Didn't work.
  10. Installing the 2.6 Kernel

    I got that same error. It's crap I tell you! CRAP
  11. Updating URPMI DB?

    I just tried to install the 2.6.2 Kernel, following an install guide in a thread in the Tips and Tricks section.. using URPMI. Everything started out great, all the dependencies downloaded, and then asked whether I wanted to continue (of course i do - so i pressed Y). Then it just dropped out and gave the following error. Installation failed, some files are missing: /var/cache/urpmi/rpms/libsasl2-2.1.15-6mdk.i586.rpm You may want to update your urpmi database echo -ne "\033]0;${USER}@${HOSTNAME}: ${PWD}\007" So I guess my question(s) is, How/Where would I go about getting the RPM that failed? and ... How do I update my URPMI Database? Thanks in advance. :)
  12. Installing the 2.6 Kernel

    Quick question before I do this. I notice that the FTP of the link on the first post is French. ( ftp://whatever.fr ) I'm not exactly french myself... so would it matter if I just downloaded the newest Kernel from http://kernel.org -- and still used that URL provided? EDIT -- What's the SMM? Configuration >> Packaging? The only thing I know of remotely close to that would be the Software Sources Manager in the MDK CC. Then from there add a HTTP or FTP source path, naming your path, but what is "relative path to synthesis/hdlist" ???