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OpenMandriva Lx
What's new in 2014.1Release notes
OpenMandriva Lx is an exciting free Desktop Operating System that aims to cater to and interest first time and advanced users alike. It has the breadth and depth of an advanced system but is designed to be simple and straightforward in use.

Lx comes from a 100% community-driven association that believes in the values of free software & collaboration and whose founding values are development, equality, co-operation, openness, freedom, group achievement, independence, and solidarity.

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  • Revision number for OpenMandriva Lx
    rugyada on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:19:27 +0000

    The next release of OpenMandriva Lx will return to Mandrake Linux roots <> and use a revision number instead of year number. This decision has been discussed democratically amongst members. The change will affect only the brand (the public releases name). The suggestion first came during the Prague meeting. It was decided to postpone the …

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  • Invest into the free world – participate in our campaign!
    Kate Lebedeff on Fri, 09 Jan 2015 20:37:37 +0000

    Hello-hello!   And here it comes, OpenMandriva starts crowdfunding campaign to maintain infrastructure and you are most welcome to support your distro! Please visit our campaign page on Indiegogo and we thank you in advance for your contribution! (a list of our perks you can see on the campaign page;)         We …

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  • Happy New Year!
    Kate Lebedeff on Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:44:53 +0000

    Frohes neues Jahr an alle unsere Freunde. Möge 2015 erfolgreich sein, euch reich beschenken und Glück und Freude bringen. Frohes neues Jahr. Euer OpenMandriva Team

  • omdv-build-iso - new, easy iso building tool
    TPG on Sun, 11 Jan 2015 23:41:32 +0000


    i've spent some time on this, so now new ISO building tool can be released for public.

    With omdv-build-iso, you can build ISO image inside ABF ( and on your computer, internet connection is mandatory for downloading packages from mirrors.
    How to install it ?

    urpmi omdv-build-iso

    (it may not be released for 2014.0/1 due to QA testing).

    How does this work? needs arguments:
    --arch= Architecture of packages: i586, x86_64
    --tree= Branch of software repository: cooker, openmandriva2014.0
    --version= Version for software repository: 2015.0, 2014.1, 2014.0
    --release_id= Release identifer: alpha, beta, rc, final
    --type= User environment type on ISO: kde4, mate, lxqt, minimal, icewm, hawaii, xfce4
    --displaymanager= Display Manager used in desktop environemt: kdm, gdm, lightdm, sddm, xdm
    --debug Enable debug output

    If you want to build 64-bit ISO image with KDE4 from 2014.0 just type this --arch=x86_64 --tree=openmandriva2014.0 --version=2014.0 
    --release_id=final --type=kde4 --displaymanager=kdm

    By default syslinux is used as bootloader, UEFI support is not yet ready - this needs volunteers.

    More information you may find here, i.e how to build your custom iso:


    Bugs report to:


  • Forums in other languages, such as category within this forum
    AleQ on Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:37:55 +0000

    Whenever I need to go into a forum of another language. I need to create a new account and loguearme.
    I do not think at all practical

    A good idea would select that language can have more activity and participation, include it as a category within this forum in English.
    then a user logs in one and can participate in post any language

  • K3B don't recognize DVD+R
    Giorgio on Sun, 18 Jan 2015 20:23:29 +0000

    I'm trying to copy a video dvd into an empty DVD+R. Inserting empty DVD+R I get notification then it's correctly recognized but K3B don't start writing. I tried with ISO file also, same problem: Start button isn't active.
    I think K3B has been recently updated.

    K3B 2.0.3, KDE 4.14.3, OpenMandriva 2014.1