Does anyone know how, in Mandriva, you get the screen orientation options active?
I go into configure display, Size & Orientation, and the only orientation option is 'Normal'. I would quite like to use 'Left (90 degrees)' but it is greyed out. Is it a case of having the right driver for the monitor? I've tried setting Mandriva to use a number of different monitor types, but always the Orientation options are greyed out.
Since upgrading to Mandriva 2006, MySQL doesn't seem to be behaving itself. When I first start the computer and try to connect I get
Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2). I manage to get around that by doing
service mysqld restart. That's a little bit tedious, but I can cope with it. It says
Stopping MySQL: [Failed] and then
Starting MySQL: [OK] so that's good enough.
The real interesting one is this allows me to connect from command line, and through my PHP web applications. But when I try through Ruby on Rails I get (for example)
Mysql::Error: Lost connection to MySQL server during query: SELECT COUNT(*) FROM tasks. The database is not corrupt and I can run that through mysql command line with no problems.
I got Mandriva 2006 Limited Edition free with a magazine (available at WHSmith for £9.99 with a fabulous big Tux poster!!) and now I want to know what kind of effort might be involved to upgrade from Mandrake Community Edition 10.1. Will it remember all my settings, will it overwrite or delete programs? When I first started with Mandrake it was quite a hassle to get everything working the way I wanted it, and I don't know whether I'm likely to have to go through all of that again ... does anyone have any experience?
The magazine is great for instructions on installing from scratch, but it has no information about upgrading. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, especially an estimate of how long it might take. I generally use software that comes packaged with Mandrake ... OpenOffice.org, GnuCash, KWrite, KBear. I also needed to get Apache and PHP working, and recently I've installed Ruby and Rails. What's likely to continue to work after upgrading? Will desktop settings and file associations be remembered?
Many thanks in advance ...
Hallo. Long story short: my hard drive died and I didn't have any Windows discs because it was a used machine when I got it. I blew all my money on the new hard drive, so yay for free operating systems! I have a little bit of experience with UNIX (Solaris) and I thought maybe it wouldn't be too hard to switch over to Linux on my personal computer.
I've had several distributions recommended to me as a Linux virgin, and I'm weighing the pros and cons. A friend of a friend has the free download version of Mandriva on CDs and has offered to lend it to me.
My big question at this point is: has anyone here installed Mandriva from a USB CD-ROM drive? I've got a laptop and no internal drive.
I'm a newbie here (and also a newbie to all mandrake stuff). I'm trying to install superkaramba (mandrake 10.2) and my brain stopped working about 3 hours ago when my comp said "i'm not gonna install this thing..."
my console showed me this beautiful alert:
checking for KDE... configure: error:
in the prefix, you've chosen, are no KDE headers installed. This will fail.
So, check this please and use another prefix!
I've installed every single file which might have helped.... updated everything... and my comp just went "blah..."
can anyone tell me where to look for the missing files (because there is probably something missing)??
Just thought of letting everyone know... anyone installed it yet? The public ftp is available now too!