ZoneO-tips for Mandriva Linux

Need help with Linux? Well, I've been dealing with Linux for some time now, and I love it. But, like with any other computer system, there are still a few glitches that can cause you trouble... and since I never remember how I worked around an issue, I decided to take some notes and make them accessible to the community!

If you do not find your answer here, these are also great sources of information: the Linux Documentation Project, the Mandriva Club and its forums, and as usual, google is a gold mine, if you can filter the answers!

 

 

Synchronize Google Calendar and Kontact

How to synchronize your calendar on kontact in kde (korganizer) with your Google Calendar?

The tutorial is a bit long, but i's well worth it!

07 April 2009

Change dictionary for spell-checking in kmail

I have to write emails in many languages and it's always a pain to switch the language for spell-checking in KMail or Kontact. Is there an easy way?

The answer: Change dictionary for spell-checking in kmail.

31 July 2007

Powerline networking and Mandriva Linux

Sick of wireless! Indeed, I'm sick of it! Is there any way to run a powerline network with Linux?

The answer: Powerline networking and Mandriva Linux.

23 January 2007

How to run Internet Explorer 7 in Mandriva 2007

I use Mandriva to develop my websites and it's real a pain to have to reboot into windows to test them in internet explorer... Is there a way to test them directly from within Mandriva?

And the answer: how to run Internet Explorer 7 in Mandriva 2007...

10 January 2007

Device icon in Mandriva 2007

I upgraded to Mandriva 2007 from Mandriva 2006 recently, and the Device icon on my desktop doesn't work! How do I fix it?

Here is the answer: Device icon in Mandriva 2007!

16 November 2006

Mandriva 2007, 3D desktop and java

I installed Mandriva 2007 recently. The new 3D desktop is absolutely amazing, but my java applications are all empty. Help?!

Here is the answer to the question: Mandriva 2007, 3D desktop and java.

05 November 2006

Enter european accented characters on an american keyboard

In Mandriva 2006, how do you enter european special characters on an american keyboard?

This one should have been fixed long ago, but since it didn't, here is the answer: Enter european accented characters on an american keyboard!

18 June 2006

Mandriva Linux 2006 with the IBM X40

I upgraded my installation of Linux recently. Laptop was an IBM X40 with Mandrake 10.1 already installed. I did a full install however so I decided to report my success!

Here is the report: Mandriva Linux 2006 with the IBM X40.

28 May 2006

Install Mandriva linux from the hard disk

I have a laptop with no floppy and no CD drive. How to install Mandriva from the hard disk?

Here is the solution: Install Mandriva linux from the hard disk!

27 May 2006

Change background wallpaper

How do I change the background wallpaper in Mandriva?

Yep, you better like your background if you stare at it all day! Anyway, here is the answer: Change the background wallpaper in Mandriva.

31 March 2006

Plot a mathematical function with Mandriva Linux

How do I plot a mathematical function in Mandriva?

Well, you have a few options, one is to use the KDE application kmplot, the other is to play around with more advanced plotting software such as Grace or Gnuplot... Anyway, here is the answer: Plot a mathematical function with Mandriva Linux.

21 March 2006

Remove comment lines in a text file

I have text files with tons of comments, how do I get rid of those in one second?

Once again, those handy sed one-liners! Here is the answer: Remove comment lines in a text file.

10 March 2006
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