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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. Ubuntu vs Mandrake

    I used to have Mandrake 10.0 until I have installed Ubuntu. Since then I am Ubuntu for it's much faster on my systems. A few points: - for Ubuntu with a kde flavor you may want to try kubuntu; there is also Xubuntu - true that Grub is installed on top of the current MBR, but you can choose not to install it. I had no problems when detecting other OS installed (xp) - Ubuntu repositories are great and the installation/upgrade is very fast and w/o problems, not even rebooing/leaving the os, even after upgrade. - I have seen all three major releases 4.10, 5.4 and 5.10 and I anly saw good things from a version to another. - there is a server version to install, choosing server at initial install prompt (not fully tested by me) - there is (not maintained anymore) a free Ubuntuguide, a great doc made by someone in Malaysia. - ubuntu main pages is done in zope and plone, with wiki - great tool. I really loved mandrake, had it for two years, but ubuntu really helps me concentrate on using the OS and not tweking it so much. I also want to add that Ubuntu has a great comunity with local teams recognized, and helped by the central team. Needless to say that Ubuntu is free and comes in a "1 CD install" which can help a lot in regions with slow or no Internet connection. Shipit (free CD's from Canonical) it's another great idea for gettig Linux and Ubuntu known. I represent the Romanian Ubuntu community and I give a big Hello to everyone.
  2. I try to ompile Garnome 2.10.0 on my second box but I have errors. can someone help me? make paranoid-install [enter ... goes ok up to] appending configuration tag "F77" to libtool checking for some Win32 platform... no checking for perl5... perl5 checking for X... no configure: WARNING: X development libraries not found checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config checking for fontconfig >= 1.0.1... Package fontconfig was not found in the pkg-config search path. Perhaps you should add the directory containing `fontconfig.pc' to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable No package 'fontconfig' found configure: WARNING: No fontconfig found, skipping tests for FreeType and Xft configure: error: *** Didn't find any of FreeType, X11, or Win32. *** Must have at least one backend to build Pango. make[7]: *** [configure-work/main.d/pango-1.8.1/configure] Error 1 make[7]: Leaving directory `/home/alcatel/Software/gnome/garnome-2.10.0/platform/pango' make[6]: *** [../../platform/pango/cookies/main.d/install] Error 2 make[6]: Leaving directory `/home/alcatel/Software/gnome/garnome-2.10.0/platform/gtk+' make[5]: *** [../../platform/gtk+/cookies/main.d/install] Error 2 make[5]: Leaving directory `/home/alcatel/Software/gnome/garnome-2.10.0/platform/libglade' make[4]: *** [../../platform/libglade/cookies/main.d/install] Error 2 make[4]: Leaving directory `/home/alcatel/Software/gnome/garnome-2.10.0/platform/libgnomecanvas' make[3]: *** [../../platform/libgnomecanvas/cookies/main.d/install] Error 2 make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/alcatel/Software/gnome/garnome-2.10.0/platform/libbonoboui' make[2]: *** [../../platform/libbonoboui/cookies/main.d/install] Error 2 make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/alcatel/Software/gnome/garnome-2.10.0/platform/libgnomeui' make[1]: *** [../../platform/libgnomeui/cookies/main.d/install] Error 2 make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/alcatel/Software/gnome/garnome-2.10.0/desktop/bug-buddy' make: *** [paranoid-install] Error 2 I had the same problem in a previous make paranoid-install with "pkgconfig" but I went to "bootstrap/pkgconfig/" and I comiled ok the package, while in "bootstrap/fontconfig" I have errors: ... checking for FT_Has_PS_Glyph_Names... yes checking for FT_Bitmap_Size.y_ppem... yes checking expat.h usability... no checking expat.h presence... no checking for expat.h... no checking xmlparse.h usability... no checking xmlparse.h presence... no checking for xmlparse.h... no configure: error: Cannot find usable expat library. This could mean that your version is too old. make: *** [configure-work/main.d/fontconfig-2.2.96/configure] Error 1 any idea ? [moved from Everything Linux by spinynorman]
  3. I can help with English <-> Romanian language translations. Please include me in the list.
  4. bullsh*t anti-linux report

    I am living in Shanghai I have seen many computer shops. None of them have displayed the wind00ze logo. I very much was impressed to see a shop where the stand had pc's all running Linux. Mandrake 10.0 is running there and lot's of people were stoping by to see a different OS. China is a different country (at list this is how I see it) It will take some time until Linux will rule the pc world here. When the Chinese gov will impose strong rules on piracy, win will be still available @ 1$, because it's the right price. That will be a good moment for Linux here Just imagine how strong and big linux community can be in China. It's just that Linux it's not know here...not so much. A romanian living in Shanghai
  5. system saved on mandrake?

    do a backup from mdk control center on you user files and system data files. save the backup in another partition /backup if you can make one or /home. If you put the backups in other partition then / every time you need to reinstall/scratch you can safely format your original / and still have your vital data saved. A simple restore should put you back in linux business. I must ask the high level users: if you restore, your permissions to the files are kept right ? one only need to recreate the same users or create a new one and chown? Or ? good day
  6. failsafe service

    [CTRL] +D or simple logout should reboot your machine. failsafe is more, much more then safe mode in wind00wz (if this tells you something). I think you can even do a chroot to you original / , start all your services, ad so on. It should be used more for debug purposes. A french link on the subject http://lists.ze-linux.org/2004-03/msg00568.html with an example. Good luck
  7. how many peeps have you converted?

    I tried with two friends of mine a few years ago and with two others now. I converted myself (for the moment...) and my wife. She is not allowed to switch to win without my concent! I'll get Sh does not complin lately ... I just have to find some solutions and time to fix my sound, find a IM with voice and that's it. I, for sure, will forget wi(kk). My wife will have to follow me. Already she enjoy it! So at the end I have coverted someone for sure!!! I am so close. I love the fact that I can leave ten's of windows (app and such) opened ans still my pc works nice after 1 week. I hate when I have to reboot or switch!
  8. Which WM/DE do you use?

    I am using Gnome . Used to have KDE . I have not decided. I am waiting to see 2.8. :unsure:
  9. urpmi crashes when adding a media source

    run urpmi.update before adding a new media; will refresh the package list. I have the almost same problems when a rh package was present on my media directory.
  10. Virtual hosts

    ifconfig eth0:1 up eth0:1 is up, answers to ping, ftp, http didn't check smb ciao
  11. Just got this letter from mandrake

    Can I update my current kernel version 2.6.3-7mdk with the one from 10.1? urpmi should do it right ? :unsure:
  12. Winblows XP screwed up my X!

    My / was 100% full I moved lib and src dirs from /usr to my /home and made a ln -s to the new directories. I rebooted once and the problem was solved. I had the same problems a few times before applying the above w/a.
  13. Vmware or Win4lin

    repdek, what version of vmware are you using? does it work? do you have access to network, sound and webcamera devices in the emulated win? great day!
  14. Samsung printers

    I have a Samsung SCX-4x16 Series all in one printer. The model name is SCX-4216F. I can't use it at all in linux. It is connected via usb. I wonder if it will work with a parallel cable... ? I leaned from LinuxPrinting.org that I should use a PPD driver but I can't find a good one which work with my printer or even close. I wrote a mail to Samsung asking for help and support in having the printer spec so I will write myself the PPD file. This is the answer I got: Thank you very much for your mail. In case of SCX-4216F, we do not support a linux driver or a PPD file. It is product specification that is decided already. If you have a question or another problem, feel free to send me a mail please. Best regards. What should I understand? That I have a winprinter? I appreciate your help in getting it working. Thank you
  15. Different distro RPMs

    Standardization is the answer http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/36550.html