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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.
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      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.
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  1. The regular ways to run programs which are outside the system paths are two: 1. Creating a helpfolder (e.g. /opt/progs), linking the programs in there and finally adding /opt/progs to the system PATH 2. Creating aliases to the user's ~.bashrc file. These are user-specific, of course.
  2. How to trust a digital certificate - error 61

    http://www.verisign.com/support/roots.html Download the certificate, and then add it (via the advanced settings tab) to the list of the trusted certificates.
  3. Ruby 1.9 on Mandriva 2010.1

    You're probably using an old mirror? I can find this package. e.g. ftp://ftp.ntua.gr/pub/linux/mandrake/official/2010.1/i586/media/contrib/release/ruby1.9-1.9.1.p378-3mdv2010.1.i586.rpm
  4. Problem running Matlab [solved]

    "rpm -Uvh *.rpm --force" is defintely not a magic spell. It's an extremely bad practice, which is guaranteed to break your system. NEVER, EVER install rpm's or similar stuff from sources outside your system's PMS. You will regret it, promised.
  5. Is Mandrivausers dead?

    This isn't a terribly active forum for the last four or five months, for sure.
  6. Crond doesn't seem to be working

    Maybe a stupid question: Did you make your scripts executable? (chmod +x) and given them the right permissions?
  7. Fedora 14 [solved]

    Nice! :)
  8. Fedora 14 [solved]

    You can touch the config files directly, but Fedora used to have a GUI tool as well. yum install switchdesk-gui and then you can use it to choose between kdm, gdm, lxdm or probably another login manager. Or, alternatively: yum install system-switch-displaymanager and then from root console system-switch-displaymanager kdm Or, finally, always as root: nano /etc/sysconfig/desktop add there two lines: DESKTOP="KDE" DISPLAYMANAGER="KDE"
  9. thunderbird crashes when opening an email

    Most likely caused by a plugin, it could be java, acrobat reader, or many other things. Try disabling the Thunderbird/Firefox plugins one by one, to find which is causing the crash.
  10. How to save windows positions/contents?

    systemsettings --- startup and shutdown --- session management Tick "on Login" the Restore Previous Session option.
  11. HP All-in-one

    Run as root sane-find-scanner If the scanner is recognized, then it's either a missing backend (you may have to install hplip to get it), or a permissions issue.
  12. KDE Freeze on 2010.1 or 2010.2

    Delete xorg.conf completely. 2010.1 is evdev managed, and xorg.conf is not needed, unless you use the proprietary nvidia or ATi driver (the latter does not work anymore with old ATi cards). Does your KDE session work OK when starting in "failsafe" mode?
  13. Samsung NC20 with Mandriva 2010

    If you are using the qtcurve themes in both KDE and GTK applications, then you must remove gtk-qt-engine. They don't play nice together. I can't tell if qtcurve is better than oxygen for both KDE and gtk+ with gtk-qt-engine. Both have advantages, and disadvantages. I use qtcurve myself, because it's much more customizable.
  14. Trouble connecting to new Router

    What about dropping the disfunctional Mandriva draknetcenter, and using wicd or NetworkManager instead?
  15. pulse audio

    It's the default sound server in Ubuntu, and it's working sometimes. Ain't that enough for you? :P