My day job currently involves a lot of development work, and not a lot else. As a result I’d pretty much decided that I would try and do different things while I was on holiday. So yes, apart from a day of testing beta versions of Ubuntu/Mandriva, an hour yesterday reading about the basics of […]
Yesterday I spent a few hours testing the latest beta versions of my two favourite Linux distributions (Ubuntu and Mandriva). I often get torn between which one of these two I’m going to use, but generally plump for Ubuntu when some particular bit of software I want to use either isn’t available for Mandriva or […]
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 […]
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 […]
This should work on any recent version of Mandriva, but specifically on 2009 (current) and 2009.1 (cooker). So far so good, but as always, your mileage may vary. It’s the first one I’ve built on a VM (my physical build machine died), but it installed fine on my EeePC, so hopefully all will be well.
I’ve just converted the latest Ubuntu build of nautilus-dropbox into something that will work on Mandriva (download .rpm). Again, this was done more to solve a problem of my own than anything else, but others are welcome to it as always.
I’ve made an effort over the Christmas break to try as many new (or long-unused) software packages. This is party to ensure that I stay up to date (I can just about justify not knowing the inner workings of Vista, but not being able to configure Kmail is just embarrassing), but also because I will […]
While I’m off for Christmas, I thought I’d spend a little time getting to know KDE4. To stop me cheating, I installed the latest KDE version of Mandriva One, which means I’m without a fair few other things I’m very reliant on. So far I’ve changed a few cosmetic things (desktop wallpaper and window decorations), […]
It’s taken a while, but I’ve finally finished the upgrade. Everything seems to work, and my desktop now looks slightly different as a result:
http://torrent.mandriva.com/public/ has everything you may need. Known issues are at http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/2009.0_Errata I like this release, and think it’s the prettiest Mandriva release for ages (if not ever). I may get round to updating tonight, but it will more likely be tomorrow when things are a little quieter.