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OpenMandriva Lx
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OpenMandriva Lx is an exciting free Desktop Operating System that aims to cater to and interest first time and advanced users alike. It has the breadth and depth of an advanced system but is designed to be simple and straightforward in use.

Lx comes from a 100% community-driven association that believes in the values of free software & collaboration and whose founding values are development, equality, co-operation, openness, freedom, group achievement, independence, and solidarity.

What's Happening Now...
  • RC1 is released!
    Kate Lebedeff on Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:49:39 +0000

    Phosphorous burns very hot and very fast and is the perfect name for our latest RC1 release of OpenMandriva Lx. This release candidate has been optimised for boot speed and you will find our latest kernel release that will ensure that you will be able to interact seamlessly with the new KDE-4.12.4 that has been …

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  • Major blocker? OpenWomandriva
    Kate Lebedeff on Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:18:26 +0000

    Hey there, we had a major blocker today discovered! Sister of our release manager, Bero, has complaints, quoting Bero: “There’s another major blocker we need to fix before releasing. My sister is complaining that it’s evil to call a product openMANdriva, and she’d much rather use openWOMANdriva. We absolutely need to make 2 releases with …

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  • Loomio campaign, jump in!
    Kate Lebedeff on Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:04:46 +0000

    Hello all!   Our friends from Loomio, who provide a lean, nice and efficient tool for making decisions are running a crowd financing campaign. It is just 2 days left to participate – do so, if you love their job! Reminder: Loomio hosts OMA since the beginning !

  • BlueGriffon
    Arset on Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:07:27 +0000

    In OM Lx 2014 RC1 32bit BlueGriffon is missing.
    Could you add it to the repository please.
    Thank you

  • Desktop monitor resolution and refresh rate (2013) -- SOLVED
    Red_Barchetta on Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:43:44 +0000

    I just installed OpenMandriva 2013 with Mandriva 2010.2 on a dual-boot (that one I was using for quite some time). Unlike the 2010.2 version, I had no opportunity to select a graphic server, monitor, exc. during the OS install process, but yes afterwards could change it.
    The issue seems to be that despite what I set for Graphic card, monitor, resolution, and refresh rate under system configuration, the desktop setting WILL NOT even show a resolution of more then 1024x768 @ 60Hz. (This is a fairly old machine that also has composite video out to TV built in, and before HD was the TV standard)

    System settings for the graphic server are:

    Graphic Card: ATI Radeon X1950 and earlier
    Monitor: Generic 1600x1200 @ 70Hz
    Resolution: 1280x1024 24bpp

    and the checked options:
    Enable Translucency (composite extension
    Use hardware accelerated Mouse pointer
    Automatically start graphic interface (Xorg) upon booting

    So what else has to be changed in OpenMandriva 2013 to actually get that screen resolution and monitor refresh rate?

  • Something broke my KDE or KDM
    Sirius on Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:38:14 +0000

    Hi all.
    After a successful installation of OMV 2014 RC1 yesterday, I had a bad experience today. After updating the system (via CLI, with "# urpmi --auto-update"), and after trying to customize KDE changing theme, splash screen, etc, I'm not able to log into KDE anymore. The OpenMandriva KDM screen appears, with all the defined users, but after entering the password the system goes back to the KDM screen.

    I was able to log via console, install LXDE from there, and after the reboot I have the possibility of log into LXDE instead of KDE. Well, I CAN log into LXDE (I'm writing from there now), but if I select KDE4 again, the same problem appears: entering the password doesn't allow to log in KDE and the KDM screen goes back.

    As this happens with all the users of my system, I believe that there is some kind of problem with KDE. The same splash screen allows me to log into LXDE, and I can log into the system with my password in console, in LXDE and in Openbox too, so it's not a problem with the password.

    Any idea? What should I try to change?

    I still not fill a bug because I don't know what are all the changes I did before the problem appear.

    More data:
    - I change the KDM theme (from OpenMandriva to Ariya) and the problem still exist.
    - I erase my ~/.kde4 directory and the problem still exist (just for confirmation - as the problem ocurrs with all the users, I really doubt that .kde4 directory was the guilty)

    To me, there is a problem with KDE, but I cannot say what caused that, if it was the update or if it was some customization I touched.

    Actual state:
    - KDM theme: OpenMandriva
    - Splash screen: OpenMandriva
    - System settings style: Oxygen
    - Icons theme: ROSA
    - Windows decorations: OpenMandriva
    - Desktop theme: Air
    - Desktop effects - Compositing type: XRender

    # urpmf systemsettings | grep /usr/bin/systemsettings
    # rpm -qa kdebase4-workspace

    I used systemsettings to customize KDE.