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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. Does somebody here use multiple desktops?

    I love having multiple desktops... it is like having 4 different monitors./..(well not really but it is close enough) :) But... ya, you should try using them at some point... you will grow to love them...
  2. Linux mentioned on the box

    Well i dont know if it said it on the box but, from the HP website i just got my HP office jet 7210 networked printer working as a networked printer and scanner using an hp-toolbox program.... I can scan items to xsane from my printer which "has" to be on the otherside of the house.... But it works great... i dont even think that it is possible to scan over the network in windows.... Lz, good luck with COX..... ive had problems with them since the getgo...
  3. What do you use your systems for?

    My music and pictures server, My shared network storage server, sheet music editor, etc....
  4. Jees... how do yall keep your computers on for so long.... i am sometimes scared to leave it on for more than 3 days in a row!!!! lol..... but Gentoo all the way!!!!
  5. yes, i did emerge -C ndiswrapper that got rid of it then i emerged it again
  6. ok so i had trouble getting the thing to compile (emerge).... but... i did, (i had to reccompile my kernel, changing a few options) so i did and it compiled fine.... so i try to do ndiswrapper -i: david david # ndiswrapper -i /home/david/wmp54g_eu_driver/Drivers/bcmwl5.inf Installing bcmwl5 Forcing parameter IBSSGMode|0 to IBSSGMode|2 Forcing parameter IBSSGMode|0 to IBSSGMode|2 Forcing parameter IBSSGMode|0 to IBSSGMode|2 Forcing parameter IBSSGMode|0 to IBSSGMode|2 david david # dmesg . . . ndiswrapper: disagrees about version of symbol struct_module ndiswrapper version 1.5 loaded (preempt=yes,smp=no) ndiswrapper (wrapper_init:1830): loadndiswrapper failed (1792); check system log for messages from 'loadndisdriver' ndiswrapper (wrapper_init:1837): ndiswrapper: initialization failed ndiswrapper version 1.5 loaded (preempt=yes,smp=no) david david # now i dont know if some of those entrys are from where before i had issues getting it to modprobe..... (befor i recompiled my kernel) and i dont know what all that stuff about Forcing paramater is,.... but here is some more information david david # lspci 02:0e.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10) david david # it is a wmp54g card... david david # ndiswrapper -l Installed ndis drivers: bcmwl5 driver present david david # modprobe ndiswrapper david david # iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions. eth1 no wireless extensions. eth2 no wireless extensions. sit0 no wireless extensions. david david # i after i do this i do not see the line in dmesg that says wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx please help :!:
  7. A livecd for chemists...and everybody else

    ya, every thing worked, the only thing is that i could not get my wireless card to work... but other than that, everything was fine...
  8. A livecd for chemists...and everybody else

    ok actually the day that you put it on kazaa i got a friend to download it for me.... it is nice, i like the chem programs
  9. A livecd for chemists...and everybody else

    is there any other way for me to get this iso... i do not use kazza.... or p2p stuff (my own reasons),.... i would really like to try this ( i am an AP chem student and i think that it could be useful...)
  10. A livecd for chemists...and everybody else

    i would like to try this.... how would i get an iso from you??? also one suggestion, if you havent already done it... knoppix includes a great ndiswrapper utility in its live cd wich allows you to set up your wireless card if you need it.... i think that that would be a great addition to any live distro....
  11. well, iwould do rpm -qa | grep pyhon this will output he exact name of the rpm for python that is installed.... then rpm -ev --nodeps thenthenameof.therpm.file that will remove that rpm with out dependencies but if you are using mandrake then urpmi will automatically update python to the newest version that is in your sources.... just do urpmi python and it will install a newer version if it exists...
  12. Ndiswrapper install question

    try this.... it seemed to help when i had the same problem. when i did urpmi kernel-source it gave me a diff version that the kernel that i had.... i had to specifically say "urpmi kernel-source-2.6" and then everything worked.... oh, and fully specify the path to the driver and the name, ie, ndiswrapper -i /home/txwylde/driver.inf
  13. make sure that you have entered you DNS servers (you can find those on your router's status page) and your gateway (which is the ip address of your router)... after it says connected, try opening your router's web utility by typing it's ip address into the addressbar of your browser...
  14. Wireless (iwconfig) problems

    Fixed, in ifcfg-wlan0 change line: key="open thenmykeygoesherewithoutthes:"