Friday, 28 January 2011

My Favorite Mandriva Linux Applications


Environment


KDE
Compiz (Expo)

Internet Tools

Email: Komposer (KMail)
Chat: Kopete

Office Tools


Word Processing: LibreOffice Writer
Drawing: Dia
Graphics: GIMP

Design Tools

2D Drawing: QCad
Electronic Design: KiCad
Web Editing: Komposer

Programming Tools

Environment: Eclipse

Sound, Video, CD and DVD


Media Player: XBox Media Centre
Media Stream Ripping: gstreamer (plugin)
CD Ripping: SoundJuicer (Audio CD Extractor)
MP3 Editor: EasyTag
PodCast Downloader: gPodder
Burner: k3b
Sound Editor: Ardour (with jackd)
Video editor:

Hardware and Drivers

HP CM1415FN: cups & hplip (Printer installed through CUPS interface)

System / Scripts and Script Tools

Backup: Back In Time (network drives must be mounted)
Web Upload: ftpsync
Networking: samba
Emulator: wine
Speech Synthesis: cepstral

Disk Management


Filesystem:
/dev/sda5 on / type ext3 (rw,commit=0)
/dev/sda7 on /home type ext3 (rw,commit=0)
/dev/sda8 on /tmp type ext3 (rw,commit=0)
Network Disks:
  • Create entry for server in /etc/hosts
  • Add entry into /etc/fstab
//server/data /home/server-data cifs credentials=/etc/samba/auth.server.username 0 0
  • Create /etc/samba/auth.server.username, with contents:
username=user
password=pass
  • Chmod file so nobody can access it
Manually Re-installing

urpmi --replacepkgs system-config-printer

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