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Getting LinDVD (beta) to work with Mandriva 2007.1 (Spring) Free download edition

Posted 07-19-2007 at 01:30 PM by ernie

I use Mandriva Linux 2007.1 (Spring) Free download edition here running on what is now getting to be an older system (ABIT KX7-333 MB, AMD Athlon 1800+ CPU, 512 MB DDR RAM). I have an ATAPI CD-ROM drive connected to my secondary IDE bus and configured as the Master device. Mnadriva Linux identifies the CD-ROM as /dev/hdc. It is mounted at /media/cdrom. I also have an ATAPI DVD burner connected to my secondary IDE bus and configured as the Slave device. Mandriva Linux identifies the DVD burner as...
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Configuring the Mandriva firewall

Posted 04-03-2007 at 11:26 PM by ernie

Mandriva includes a firewall. To configure it, open MCC (System > Configuration > Configure your computer in the menu system).

Select Security in the Category list (left).

Select Set up a personal firewall in order to protect the computer and the network in the main pane.

The first screen lists services you may want to make available to other computers under special circumstances (e.g.: it is used as a server; it will share files or print services...
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Setting up Mandriva Linux Internet Software Media Sources

Posted 02-12-2007 at 04:55 PM by ernie

If you installed Mandriva using Mandriva One, the four CD set, or the DVD the available software selection will be limited by disk space. To make the full range of software packaged for use with Mandriva Linux available for installation with the Software Package Manager (and urpmi) or Smart set up the Internet Software Media Sources by following the directions on the WEB site at Easy URPMI. These (official) Internet Software Media Sources are located in the various Mandriva Linux ftp mirrors located...
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Setting up an analog Joystick with SB Live! Gameport in Mandriva 2007.0

Posted 01-23-2007 at 02:14 PM by ernie

I have an SB Live! sound card which includes a MIDI / Game port. A generic analog joystick is connected to the game port. I run Mandriva 2007.0 (Official), although the following procedure should work for any distribution with a 2.6 kernel. I calibrated the joystick with KDE's joystick component (KCC / Peripherals / Joystick).
My first step was to identify the module needed for my game port. I opened MCC / Hardware / Look at and Configure the Hardware - Game Port...
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