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OpenMandriva Lx
What's new in 2014.0Release notes
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.

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  • Danke Sehr!
    João Patrício on Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:04:03 +0000

    We have very good news to all the community: we were selected by Thomas Krenn Open Source Sponsorship 2014 jury to be congratulated with the 4th place. OpenMandriva applied for this at LinuxTag 2014 in Berlin earlier this year and is proud to announce it to you. First we would like to thank Thomas-Krenn for …

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  • Wandering OpenMandriva 4: on the edge of 2014.1
    Kate Lebedeff on Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:33:10 +0000

    Hi there! Summer provokes for laziness a lot, but we keep on working And before releasing OMA Lx 2014.1 we would like to share with you some of the reviews and stories about 2014.0 which we have seen. The list is surely not full, and we apologize if we missed something – in this case …

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  • OpenMandriva 2013.0 Lx End of Life
    Kate Lebedeff on Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:38:53 +0000

    Support and updates for the OpenMandriva-2013.0 release will cease on the release of the OpenMandriva-2014.1 update which will occur early August. The release of these new isos will, we hope be an ideal opportunity for you to update or re-install your existing versions. Remember that is is quite straightforward to update or completely re-install the …

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  • Hi there :)
    ShalokShalom on Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:36:55 +0000

    My name is Matthias and i life in Vienna. I am now an open mandriva user with 2 years of linux experience and like to contribute for this awesome distro. :D The German translations on and in the old KaOS Installer (Thus) are done by me. My english skills are improvable, while the german ones are shiny :P

    I would love to translate the welcome app, hopefully quick enough to ship that stuff with the official 2014.1 ISO and help with the German Wiki/Forum as well in the near future.

  • "Invisible" integrated bluetooth device
    viking on Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:32:32 +0000

    I have a strange problem with integrated bluetooth device on my Dell Vostro V130 laptop. It is somehow invisible for some parts of the system, while some other parts of the system are aware that device is present. With external dongle of same type (AR3011) everything works like a charm.

    Integrated BT works just fine in Windows, but not in OpenMandriva, so it is not an hardware issue.

    I found that some people have similar problems on some other distribution.

    There is no option to manually enable or disable integrated BT in BIOS or via keyboard shortcut. You can only disable BOTH WiFi and BT.

    Windows driver knows how to disable one of them and to leave other working, so someone said that I need to be sure that I have both of them enabled in Windows, before installing Linux, so I formatted my primary partition and installed Windows to be sure that both devices are enabled before I switched back to OpenMandriva.

    That didn't help.

    Lsusb sees the device properly:

    [viking@delta ~]$ lsusb
    Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0cf3:3002 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR3011 Bluetooth
    But rfkill do not, it only see WiFi:
    [viking@delta ~]$ rfkill list
    0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no

    Hcitool do not see any device:
    [viking@delta ~]$ hcitool dev

    And finally, welcome to the Twilight Zone!
    [viking@delta ~]$ lsmod | grep blue

    bluetooth 433149 9 bnep,ath3k,btusb
    6lowpan_iphc 18702 1 bluetooth
    rfkill 22676 5 cfg80211,bluetooth,dell_laptop
    [viking@delta ~]$ lsusb -vv

    Output is too long, so I put it in on pastebin

    It's here but not working.

    Now, if I put my external BT dongle in USB port, and just type lsusb, without any other intervention.
    [viking@delta ~]$ lsusb
    Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0cf3:3002 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR3011 Bluetooth
    Bus 002 Device 006: ID 0cf3:3005 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR3011 Bluetooth

    As you can see, there are two of them and both are AR3011.

    But if I again type rfkill list, I can see only one (that is external one).
    [viking@delta ~]$ rfkill list
    0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    1: hci0: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no

    I really do not want to have external dongle attached just to be able to use my BT mouse.

    Is this a bug or I am missing something?

  • vlc-2.1.4-3plf-plf2014.0.i586 (due to be missing
    varjao on Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:33:13 +0000

    Peace and grraça the Lord Jesus Christ!
    good afternoon

    How do I can install vlc in OM-LX 2014.0 i586 because it is giving this error message below. this library is missing

    vlc-2.1.4-3plf-plf2014.0.i586 (due to be missing

    Get the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ.