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  1. megaraid-module

    Heya, I am installing mandriva 2005 LE, but it can't install because it doesn't have the megaraid module (I tried both kernels). Does anyone know where I can find a megaraid-module for the mandriva 2.6.11-kernel? thanks, Michel
  2. mandriva 10.2/limited edition updates?

    Heya, it seems that the updates will be dropped this year. Since it will be used as a server, maybe I only need the base-updates. However, I think a desktop-environment will be used, so I would rather have all the updates till summer next year. Product Desktop Updates Base Updates Mandriva Linux LE2005 October 13, 2005 April 13, 2006 http://www.mandriva.com/security/productlifetime greetings, Michel
  3. mandriva 10.2/limited edition updates?

    Heya, it seems I have to clarify myself a little bit. I'm doing this for a summerjob. I'll try to setup everything and then other people will maintain it normally. They know a little bit about the commandline, but they aren't really linux geeks. So, I would like to have at least updates till summer next year, so that they don't haev to install a new version. I don't know how safe it is to upgrade to a newer mandriva-version (don't think I have tried it myself ... maybe). Anyway, it is nicer if they can simply press the update-button. One server is also not staying at the place where I will be setting it up I believe and I don't know how much the people there know of using linux. I use archlinux myself and it doesn't have the concept of versions really. The packages are continuously updated. I use the testing-repositories and I don't have much problems. However, I'm not sure if archlinux is a good choice for this project. They also have used mandrake during the last year. Another option I was thinking about was Trustix, but I haven't used it myself. It's for a server, so I'm not so sure about installing too much packages from cooker ... Hopes this clarifies it a bit, thanks for the responses, Michel
  4. mandriva 10.2/limited edition updates?

    Heya, thanks for the responses. It don't think I will install mandrake 10.2 since I would like to have updates till summer next year ... I will see what they say. Else, another distribution maybe. thanks for the responses! Michel
  5. Heya, I'm going to do a summerjob where I probably will be installing mandriva on (a) server(s). I looked at the Mandriva-website, but they don't seem to mention when updates for mandrake 10.2/limited edition will be dropped. I looked at their shop and they don't seem to sell mandrake 10.2 (they seem to sell mandriva limited edition). The place where I will be configuring the server(s) probably won't be buying the product from mandriva. thanks, Michel
  6. File Shredding

    Heya, although this maybe requires some extra work, but I read that RSBAC has something called secure delete which works with journaling filesystems I believe. I found something about it on the following page: http://www.rsbac.org/documentation:different_models:ff It seems that not all filesystemtypes are supported. I saw that there was a feature-request in the bug-tracker for (other?) jourlaed filesystems I think. greetings, Michel
  7. Mandrake Extremely Vulnerable

    Heya, (hope this isn't a little too late ...) if you probably use apm to shutdown it will will work. I don't exactly know how to do it with the gui-tools. I don't use Mandrake at the moment. Apm doesn't also have all the features of acpi I believe. I can be the steps I describe here will only work for computers with one processor. Anyway to use apm, you'll have to change the file /etc/lilo.conf. However this is quite dangerous since, if you mess it up, you're computer won't boot into Mandrake anymore. However, you can put in the first Madrake-disc I think. type rescue en there you'll get a menu to execute lilo. It will repair it automatically normally. What I suggest to not mess it up, is to add an extra entry to you /etc/lilo.conf-file. (I think Mandrake uses lilo) I also think there is an entry in the Mandrake Control center to edit this file. Instead of the following things I mention, you can first try to edit it through the control center. So, open the file. You'll see one or more entries with image = ... label= .... Copy the entry where label=x where x is the entry you normally choose on startup So, you get: image = ... label= .... .... append="..." .... No let's edit the new entry. 1) Give it another label 2) add to append apm=power-off, so you'll get append= " ... apm=power-off" 3) save the contents of /etc/lilo.conf and go out of the file 4) on the command-line type: lilo and press enter 5) normally you should see something like: adding entry ... I don't know if the Mandrakecontrolcenter-gui for editing lilo can deal with editing lilo.conf manually. Anyway, you can make youy new entry the default entry to boot. If you're editing lilo.conf manually, there is an entry default= .... above the different entries. You can specify label=entry5 where entry5 is the label of the entry you want to boot automatically. Reboot, boot back into linux with the new entry and try to shutdown. Normally it should power-off automatically. Hopes this helps, Michel
  8. Disabling Telnet Port 23 Access [Solved]

    Heya, it would also be good to disable the listening of the Xserver. This way you don't have anything listening it seems. If that's true you could maybe even don't run the firewall :). Ofcourse it is better to run it. It's an extra layer of security, also for outgoing connections if they're filtered. Ofcourse, you can argue that the firewall could contains bugs ... Anyway, I'm not a Mandrake-user myself anymore, but I believe you can disable the listening of the Xserver in the security-part of the Mandrake-controlcenter. However, if that doesn't work you can have a look at the following thread: http://mandrakeusers.org/index.php?showtopic=23650&hl= Michel
  9. NIS Centralized Login

    Heya, this is not really an answer to your question ... just to be sure you considered it. I have no netwerk-experience myself ... it's just another option maybe. I suppose dinwos doesn't support NIS? You can also authenticate the linux-clients using samba I believe (the windows-network login-stuff I believe). There are threads about this on this forum board. I just searched a little and maybe this thread can help for the samba-stuff if interested: http://mandrakeusers.org/index.php?showtop...&hl=samba+logon Michel
  10. Unable to Close X11 port

    Heya, I had this problem too. Kdm doesn't use the parameters in other files it seems (the latest version not anyway. Add the following in the [X-*-Core]-section of the kdmrc-file to disable listening on a tcp-port: ServerArgsLocal=-nolisten tcp You may not put " around -nolisten tcp, else it won't work it seems. Hopes it helps you, Michel
  11. Skype / Internet Telephony

    It seems that the good sound-quality of skype is because it uses a 16 khz encoding instead of the 8 khz and mayeb other things. You can have this encoding also with speex( speex.org). I only know one applicartion that supports 16 khz speex and that is linphone. Gnomemeeting will have support for it in gnomemeeting 2.0 I believe. One friend of me asked to use skype, but I don't want to sue it if there are open alternatives that are of the same of better quality (I want to check it out anyway to compare them and make a decision then). The problem is finding an application that can also be used on windows. Mayeb phonegaim is a solution since there is a beta-version for windows. I have to say that the skyp-out rates are quite cheap indeed. I compared them for Belgium to the sipphone-rates (anyway, the company that is related to linspire) and the sipphone-rates are twice those of skype-out. Michel P.S.: you could also check voip-info.org if you're interested in headsets(sip, skype, ...): http://voip-info.org/wiki-VOIP+Phones
  12. iTunes for Linux

    I thought that the encryption of the dvd's was declared illegal or something ??? Is this true?
  13. iTunes for Linux

    Heya all, this is a very emotional thread it seems. Personally, i don't like this drm-stuff. Certainly if it comes to really buying something. I almost never buy music or download it. Anyway, if I buy music I would like to have it in an open, lossless format like flac and no drm. If anyone has a good list about online shops that sell popular music in this way, it would be nice if you could post it. Anyway, the music industry is saying it's losing money because of illegal-music-sharing (not p2p), ... which could be, but I don't see any evidence. Anyway, in the earlier days one could also copy tapes, cd's, ... although they also come afterwards I suppose. Ofcourse nowawadays you can give music to someone else by distributing it over the net. Although I understand that musicians want to get money for their music, just like software-companies want it, I don't like drm. And certainly not if it restricts me more than buying a cd while paying almost as much. When you distribute through the net ... you don't need to transportation of cd's, no material, less people to pay(?), ... Ofcourse, the other costs are still there. Yes, you have some other costs like bandwidth, computer, ... but I don't know how they compare to the lost costs. If it costs more over the net, I would prefer the Cd if it's the same. What over 15 years? Will itunes still exist? Will it run on the then current operating-system/hardware? Ofcourse they could sell the song again or an application that can play the songs. Ofcourse you need to know how the file is created. If it is encrypted, it looks more like random data I believe, so it won't be easy I suppose without extra info. Ok, more on topic now: removing the drm. You buy the song over the net in a lossy format. I don't know if itunes also distribute covers. You are locked in by the drm in comparison with a cd. You don't have it on a physical media. You pay around 10 dollar(/euro??) for 10 songs. Well, as long as I don't give a copy to friends and juyst remove the drm for playing it on another computer, portable media player, ... I don't see the harm in this. I'm just using it for personal use. One could say that Apple makes money of the sales of the ipod, but you don't have to buy in a ipod in the first place if you don't want to, although maybe a lot of people do? I'm not sure of this however. I don't know if the music-industry gets any money from the sales of the ipod, so I don't kniw fi the music-industry would suffer from decreasing sales of the ipod directly. To conclude: I don't like drm because it restricts me to much. Apple sells drm'ed music, but as long as I use it fairly I don't immediatly see the wrongdoing. Laws are not eveything, they have to be accepted by people to have any value. Ofcourse you can force them upon someone, but if this is a good method I'll leave that open. Giving arguments is a nice way to defend your point of view maybe (I'm not saying I did that here). I don't like the argument about the fact that you need to buy an ipod if you buy songs from the itunes-music-store if you don't buy a lot of songs or don't use a portable media player. I'm not sure about this. This maybe also creates a monopoly. Competition in the market of portable media players maybe gets more difficult because of the popularity of itunes. I don't know if people are aware that they can only play the files on tjhe ipod-portable-mediaplayer (I think). I'll leave this matter open. I have more a tendency of saying it is fair to remove the drm, although I'm not completely sure. I don't like the idea of coupling the store with the media player. Anyway, I hope that other alternatives to the itunes music store (very known, recent music(?)) are/will be available. I don't know if the music industry will like this. I'm not really saying artists, I'm mentionning the music industry. Michel
  14. Networking printers

    Can't ipp (I think this is the name of it) be used? Don't know which protocol the better one is (in this case ). Michel
  15. Heya, it has been quite some time since I have worked with Mandrake, but there is a directory (I think /usr/share/msec) or so. It contains various files. I remember there are 2 types of files (maybe more) perm.X and level.X. The perm.X-files specify the permsissions of files for securitylevel X and level.X specify other things like access to X-server, ... I suppose these files are changed when you change settings of msec through the gui. In this directories you may also find some scripts that are executed ... Somewhere there is also a file with a setting to enable a method to prevent buffer-overflows ... at the moment I can't remember the name of the method Mandrake uses, but I believe it is a wrapper around libc-library-calls(?). It's maybe located somewhere in /etc. I didn't test if changing this setting really enabled the protection. Hopes this helps you some, Michel