Mandriva 2010 Spring Log

UPDATED: October 11, 2010 (Fixed issue with Japanese in Open Office)

I made this page to log all the issues I encounter as I use Mandriva 2010.1 and how to solve them (hopefully).

I can consider this log closed now as I haven't seen anything else.  Mandriva 2010.1 (Spring) is stable and efficient.


GLITCH WITH PARTITIONS

Some users might have noticed that Mandriva Spring ONE does not mount the other partitions on their hard drive.  This is a minor problem that can be solved this way:

1. Open Mandriva Control Center->Local disks.
2.  Manage disk partitions (the system asks you to back up; I did nothing)
3.  Select the partition (Windows, or other Linux) -> Mount point
4.  The system asks you where to mount it, so you type /media/name (you choose the name)->OK ->Done (the system says that it is going to change the file  /etc/fstab

Then you reboot and your partition is mounted.

KAlarm is not available in the menu

I noticed that KAlarm is not in the menu.  It is included in the OS, but not visible in the menu.  To launch it, you have to use Konsole.  You only type Kalarm.  That activates it.  You can add Kalarm to the menu later.  However, the program keeps crashing.  KALARM is actually unnecessary as KOrganizer is well tuned up and activates all sorts of alarms.

A.  NETBOOK LOG

1. SCIM (Japanese IME) compatibility with Open Office
Open Office fails to operate with IME.  Although I solved the problem by installing Abiword, I am still looking for a way to activate SCIM with Open Office.
UPDATE Oct 11, 2010:
I made it! After following the process I described here, I did the following:
    a.  Installed the packages:
         openoffice.org-filter-binfilter and openoffice.org-java-common
    b.  Uninstalled the package openoffice.org-kde4
That did it.

2.  Display of All-New-Mail Yahoo!
Some buttons become invisible due to Yahoo's incomplete support of Mandriva Linux.  It gets solved by switching to Yahoo! Mail classic. 


UPDATE: After more than 2 months of use:
System freezes: 0
Error messages: 0
Plasma Issues: 0
Software Installation problems: 0

Usage time: Approximately 6 hours a day

I remember one user said once that he was getting bored with Mandriva because "NOTHING BREAKS."  It seems he was right with Mandriva 2010 Spring.


B.  DESKTOP LOG

The most problematic issue so far was KAlarm.  This program is not responding properly and stalled KDE once.  KALARM is actually unnecessary as KOrganizer is well tuned up and activates all sorts of alarms.

The Live CD did not install the software for burning CD/DVDs (K3b), Thunderbird, or other programs.  Again, that is not a big problem because you only have to open Mandriva Control Center and then you install those yourself.

After more than 2 months of use:
System freezes: 1 (KAlarm was guilty of this)
Error messages: 3 (again, due to KAlarm)
Plasma Issues: 0
Software Installation problems: 0