[sf-lug] Updates Mandriva 2008 & Wireless addendum (fwd)

bobbie sellers bliss at california.com
Sun Oct 14 11:57:45 PDT 2007

Good day to you all,

    Sorry to be so slow at getting the word out on this.

    In a few days I hope to have at least one version of Mandriva 2008
supposedly to be mailed to me from the East Coast.


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Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 15:16:30 +0100
From: Tony Cooke <tonyjcooke at snipped.co.uk>
To: "Team Amiga (WorldNewsTrust)" <taml at lists.worldnewstrust.com>
Subject: [TAML-WNT] Mandriva Linux 2008 now available

The result of six months of heavy development and testing, 2008 includes 
all the latest software and many enhancements over previous Mandriva 
Linux releases. You will find KDE 3.5.7 and the new GNOME 2.20 already 
integrated, a solid kernel with fair scheduling support, 
OpenOffice.org 2.2.1, cutting-edge 3D-accelerated desktop.


Tony Cooke

Date: 10/14/07 2:32 PM
From: Skal Loret <skal at steakbar.com>
Subject: [TAML-WNT] Mandriva 2008 Wireless addendum

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For those who might be setting Mandriva 2008 on a laptop, with the
Broadcom Wireless Chipset, you no longer have to use the ndiswrapper
setup. You can use the native, kernel-based setup, with these steps.

1. Get the Windows driver *specific* to your laptop. Place in your
/home/~ partition, in a subdirectory and unarchive. Note: while not
technically necessary, this is simply easy and neat.

2. Goto Mandriva Control Center>internet Setup> Setup a New Connection.
Choose "Wireless". Choose the Broadcom setup option. Chosse to find your
own driver, not search Windows partition(Mandriva does not seem to do a
good job of parsing the Windows partition in this step).

3. Highlight the driver *.sys file. Press OK.

4. Follow the rest of the steps. DHCP is good for broadband users,

5. Enjoy your wireless goodness.
TAML mailing list
TAML at lists.worldnewstrust.com
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    Thanks for your attention,

 bobbie sellers - (Back to Angband) Team *AMIGA & SF-LUG* 
           bliss at california dot com

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