Finally got Mandriva working, let the questions roll

By Slayer_ ·
2009.1 KDE something or other blah blah god knows, it's what I tried before.

First one, How do I get this thing to a 12 hour clock, I found a wiki that explains it, but about the second sentence of the wiki is wrong.

Mandriva out-of-box has kde configured to use military time, however many people are used to the 12 hour clock time.Simply go to "configure your computer" on the kde panel, <strong>regional and language</strong>, go to the time and dates tab, then select on time format to pH:MM:SS AMPM then click apply, log out, log back in, and there you go, the time you are used to.

I bolded where the instructions go wrong, step by step anyone?

Ooo, 516 updates, this could take awhile lol. Still, help is appreciated, I have no idea what time it is .

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by Slayer_ In reply to Finally got Mandriva work ...
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by Jacky Howe In reply to Bump

you forgot the {nt} or EOM.

See if this will work.
12 Hour Time MANDRIVA

I was having trouble opening the site so I quickly grabbed the instructions.

I have seen a lot of people who have asked how to change the time on Mandriva 2009 from 24 hour time to 12 hour format. It is pretty simple you just need to know where to look. First off its not as simple as going to the clock itself you must go to system tools/configure desktop/ then Regional & Language. there you will find a tab that lists date and time format and you must change the time format so it looks like this (pH:MM:SS AMPM) Then once you log out and back on your time will now be in a 12 hour format instead of 24 hour. Hope this helps someone.

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alterate method

by Jaqui In reply to BUMP

open the regional settings in the control panel, and change from the default locale to your actual locale.
works every time and changes all related settings with one click and a restart of the gui.

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New question... It just finished updating, now the task bar thingy broken

by Slayer_ In reply to Finally got Mandriva work ...

The system tray and clock are taking up 50% of the bar, and quick launch buttons the other half, seems impossible to remove the slack space of the clock and tray, no room for actual tasks. How do I fix this?

I'd screenshot this but I've yet to figure out how to screenshot it, or how to actually access my server to place the screenshot...

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by Jaqui In reply to New question... It just f ...

what screen resolution are you getting?

if you right click on the left edge of any item on the task bar, you should have the option to move or remove it.

the start menu, graphics, ksnapshot is how to screencap.

server? on the mandriva system?
that is set up by default if you get apache running using the DrakWizard, though you have to make the folder public_html

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no no, windows server

by Slayer_ In reply to hmm

I'd asume Mandriva supports FAT32 systems by default, which would be my windows server, I am having trouble getting the virtual machine to see my network. Using virtualbox. Even if I set the IP, gateway and subnet properly, it can't find anything. I gotta play around in the settings.

Turns out the other problem was that some "Task manager" widget disappeared, I just re-added it. the Idea came to me in a dream.

BTW does Mandriva have a bug report system? I find very often that this bar at the bottom ust crashes and errors then reloads, usually when I am muking with widgets

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Another one (though last isnt answered)

by Slayer_ In reply to Finally got Mandriva work ...

How do I installer Opera browser, or make firefox stop randomly opening new firefox windows when I right click links?

Also how do I change the skin of firefox, the current one is sort of blindingly bright for me.

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3 you mean

by Jaqui In reply to Another one (though last ...

install opera:
download the STATIC build of opera for Mandriva.

Download this package in TAR.GZ format << select this option on

save the file to the hard drive, then open it in the archiver and extract the files.

since opera isn't in the repositories, it isn't in the software manager lists. this means that a small bit of command line work is needed:

using the file manager, open the folder you just extracted the archive to, then open a terminal window in that folder.
type su
enter the root password, for system admin task of installing software
. / << no spaces.

for the new windows, edit, preferences, tabbed browsing options and select tabs instead of windows.

the skin thing, no idea.

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I will have to try this when I get home. Thanks.

by Slayer_ In reply to 3 you mean :p
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So I went to their site and....

by Slayer_ In reply to 3 you mean :p

Mandriva Linux 2006, 2007, 2007.1, 2008, 2008.1

is their version support, can I use it on the latest version of Mandriva?

Also, why isn't opera in the packager?
To be honest I am looking for an Orca equivalent in Linux, know of any? You'd think Firefox would cut the bill but it just doesn't, not by a long shot.

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