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Old 02-24-2006, 05:47 AM   #1
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Question Migrating from Fedora To Mandriva2006


G'day

this is my 2nd attemot to migrate from FC4 to M'06. last time the OS refused to ever start up but this time i have a fe things running smoothly ( nvidia drivers, my main data hard-disk mounted in the home dir , etc ) but there are many things i need guidance in.

1st off, i need to update the installation. in fedora, we have the red-hat network updater ( sucks ! ) or the yum repos to install programs or update from the console ( rules !!! ) i was wondering what the counterpart of yum is in Mandriva ? could give me a head start in also installing mediaplayers and karamba ( too lazy to install from source :P )

thanks for your help. i will post more questions here as i dig deeper into mandriva. i was hoping someone would know wher ei can find a comprehensive tut on how to setup mandriva ( java, azureus, ........ ) and stuff. thanks again.
 
Old 02-24-2006, 06:14 AM   #2
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Mandriva uses urpmi as its package manager and the GUI is called rpmdrake. For more info about urpmi go to http://www.zebulon.org.uk. Some of the links are old but the articles on how to use urpmi are still okay. Go to easyurpmi and follow the instructions for setting up the main, contrib, plf and updates repos. After that start the Mandriva Control Center -> Software -> Install Software. The PLF repos have win32 codecs, libdvdcss etc so its fairly easy to enable multimedia in Mandriva (actually its not even crippled by default).
 
Old 02-24-2006, 01:59 PM   #3
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man i seem to be having some glitches here wiht activating th internet. i have an ADLS connection and i connect using PPP over Ethernet. i have been trying and trying to set the cconnections but the computer refuses to connect. its odd because i repeated the exact same i do in fedora but the message always shows up when i try to test it "The sys does not seem to be connected to the internet. try to reconfigure your internet"

i have 2 lan cards in my rig and i have tried both with the same end result. is there some way i can re-install the network and internet config programme somehow ??

thanks again
 
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If one of the lan cards is onboard disable it and then try and reconfigure the network connection. You may have to remove all existing net connections and set them up from scratch.
 
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how exactly can i dissable a network card ? i never had to do that in fedora and i remember XP has the network settings window where one can manually dissable it. any ideas on how i can proceed ?

thanx again.
 
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how exactly can i dissable a network card ? i never had to do that in fedora and i remember XP has the network settings window where one can manually dissable it. any ideas on how i can proceed ?

thanx again.
If its onboard, you do this from the cmos settings in the bios. If its not onboard, then I am not sure about how you can disable it without physically removing it from the system.
 
Old 02-24-2006, 04:17 PM   #7
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woa ! quick reply mate, thanks i will try it asap.
 
Old 02-25-2006, 11:55 AM   #8
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i spent around 5 hours fiddling with the cmos settings and the control center in KDE without success. i am giving up for now, its just too confusing, the KDE/Gnome interface especially with all those menues are just too confusing ! seriously, why cant it be like fedora, there are induvidual softwares for induvidual things ( network control has 2 packages - internet config and network dev control. i got fedora up and running on another hard disk after that in within 1 hour i had a fully connected/accelerated/updated computer and was playing Doom3. i dont think theres a hardware problem anywhere mate, i seriously thin its some software problem in mandriva. am going to see if i can install the packages i use in fedora.
 
Old 02-25-2006, 05:58 PM   #9
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Well the answer is go back to Fedora
 
Old 02-25-2006, 09:04 PM   #10
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which i have, but i still soo want to try out Mandriva !
 
  


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