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OpenMandriva Lx
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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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  • OpenMandriva presentation in Wolfsburg, Lower-Saxony / Germany
    Kate Lebedeff on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:05:08 +0000

      Hello everyone, Association member and translation contributor Maik „tapwag“ Wagner will be giving an introduction to the openMandriva project at the Ostfalia Campus (University of Applied Sciences) in Wolfsburg on 13 November 2014 at 19:00 pm German time. The presentation is being held at the monthly WOBLUG (Wolfsburg Linux User Group) meeting.   Wolfsburg …

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  • Talk to us, we are listening
    João Patrício on Mon, 06 Oct 2014 11:02:26 +0000

    “Alpha 60: What is your secret? Tell me, Mr. Caution. Lemmy Caution: Something which never changes, day or night. The past represents its future. It advances in a straight line, yet it ends by coming full circle.” in Alphaville (1965), from Jean-Luc Godard OpenMandriva Association (OMA) wants to listen to the community. The community is what …

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  • If you thought it couldn’t get better, here is OpenMandriva Lx 2014.1
    João Patrício on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:26:07 +0000

    Hello everybody OpenMandriva  is proud to announce the release of OpenMandriva Lx 2014.1, that aims  fixing lots of bugs and improving the overall performance of the distro. We would like to thank everybody that help us made this possible, testers, bug submitters, developers and all the community. You can find in the ISO: kernel 3.15.10 …

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  • netbook slower after memory upgrade from 1Gb to 2Gb
    bpesda on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:04:33 +0000

    I have just installed OMV 2014.1 16bit on a Toshiba NB250. This had only 1Gb of ram when I did the install and a warning was issued that the memory was inadequate for the distribution. However I proceeded with the install and it all worked albeit a little sluggishly. So I installed 2Gb of RAM and to my surprise it ran even slower. Suspecting that it could be the memory that was at fault I tested the boot times with Windows 7 starter 32bit and found it to be a little quicker with 2Gb than 1Gb. I then tried with OMV 2014.1 32bit and again found boot times to be longer with 2Gb than 1Gb of ram. Has anyone else seen this behaviour?

    brian.

  • [SOLVED]default PATH is wrong in OpenMandriva
    rpoisson on Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:48:11 +0000

    Recently I tried to use dvbv5-scan as an alternate method to scandvb for scanning DVB-T devices and found out that it systematically failed with a coredump.
    No problem, there are more recent versions almost every day in the linuxtv.org git repositories (v4l-utils) ...
    Puzzled by the fact the problem seemed still unsolved and before reporting the error over there I then verified what instance I was running:

    [me@somewhere ~]$ which dvbv5-scan
    /usr/bin/dvbv5-scan
    
    However, the locally built version is, logically, installed in /usr/local/bin. Next step, I verified the PATH:
    [me@somewhere ~]$ echo $PATH
    /usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin/:/usr/games:/usr/lib/qt4/bin:/opt/tstk/bin:/home/rene/bin
    

    I verified also on a Fedora Live distro, /usr/local/bin shall appear in before /usr/bin the opposite is worthless. "local" directories are meant to override generic programs.

    Does any one know how to permanently and safely modify the PATH at system level ?
    BTW, there is no way other than manually removing OMV installed dvbv5 programs to use local ones because urpme v4l-utils wants to remove 74 other useful packages ..!

  • text-mode login and RPM problem
    dacq on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:32:50 +0000

    I tried to enter text-mode login by using
    ln -sf /lib/systemd/system/multi-user.target /etc/systemd/system/default.target
    When I rebooted all I got was a blank screen. Help.

    I double clicked the Java RPM file and tried to install it but don't think that it worked. Now I can't enter the Mandriva Control Center.

    Using OpenMandriva 14.1

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