Review – Mandriva 2009.1 (KDE edition)

I’ve finally got round to installing the KDE version of Mandriva 2009.1 in a VM on my laptop. I’d been holding off, because I don’t really use KDE, and I wasn’t too impressed with how the other major distributions had implemented KDE4 (which is basically a total revision of every aspect). Happily, I can easily […]

Changing hostname in Mandriva

I’ve been doing a bit of work on Mandriva recently, and I always forget that there are two places you need to change the host name before it “takes”. in /etc/sysconfig/network add the following line: HOSTNAME=hostname Where hostname is whatever you want the computer to be called. Then in /etc/hosts just add the hostname after […]