Open Laszlo installation in Linux Mandriva

I guess you all know about OpenLaszlo, an open source RIA development framework and if you not check it here

OpenLaszlo is a powerful alternative for Adobe Flex , you can create intuitive powerful RIA based applications and web services. you can export files swf and it can work under FLASH player plugin.

read more about here

now how to install in our box.. well you have to get javaSDK 1.5 or higher. I used 1.6 then download the installer file from their website.
and read the install manual and go on…

I just wanna write down a note about installation bottle neck. since it needs Java, it will ask to export JAVA_HOME path. I tried first and I go this error as Java path cannot find..

if you get this error

# ./

The JAVA_HOME environment variable is not defined correctly
This environment variable is needed to run this program

well, if u see this, then you have export java path as

#export JAVA_HOME=/usr/local/jdk1.6.0_06/

then you can run ./

thats all..

3 must have compression tools for Linux:- Mandriva

Well, Using a computer for home or business purpose, usage of compression tools are inevitable.

here we go some must have tools in Linux

Unrar:- yes, most of the web content compressed package format…

you can install unrar from Mandriva non-free repos. once installed you can use unrar package to extract rar files as this command.

#unrar e file.rar

if its an uncompleted rar file , then you can use,

#unrar e -kb file.rar this will extract and keep broken files…

7zip files

The 7-Zip app is open source, but remains Windows-only. For Linux users, the project links to a command-line client package named p7zip that provides two executables, 7z and 7za. The two have the same syntax and options, differing only in that 7za is a self-contained app compiled only for use with 7z and the essential Unix formats (tar, gzip, bzip2, etc.), while 7z uses a plugin architecture that allows it to support many additional compression formats.

The basic syntax is 7z function options filename.7z. To uncompress an archive, use 7z x myfile.7z . You can extract files from an archive with 7z e myotherfile.7z , but using the e function extracts all files to the current working directory, whereas x preserves their paths.


this is also an important tool to handle winzip files

Mandriva Linux Tweak:-10 things to do to make a better experience than Ubuntu..

We all know, that, tweaking is art and it always give us more experience in aspect of Operating System.. Since Microsoft or other private OS doesnt allow much customization, Gnu/Linux offers endless possibilities in customization.

here, we go how to make a Mandriva installation into a tweaked customized polished way.

I suppose you installed a Mandriva-Free DVD or Mandriva-Live first thing you have to do is get internet which is so easy if you use a LAN connection.( use Mandriva Control Center). then we have to install so many extra softwares and packages.In order to do those, try these steps

Enable all repositories:– for a default Mandriva installation, only the Main and Contrib repos will be enabled. So if you installed from a DVD, the DVD must the medium of repo. So add more repos. Mandriva provide third party, non-free repos as PLF(Penguin Liberation Front) repos. To enable those, just visit, and select you distro version,
then click “add PLF repos” . This will help you to save the PLt) repos. Either open with Package Installer(which is default) or add from the terminal. thats done..Now we need to add one more excellent Mandriva respo, named MIB(Mandriva International Backports). Its well packed, multimedia rich package stellar. In order to add those

visit:- or visit here :-

and click add “MIB medias”. update all of your repos from the software central and let it download the XMZ files.Once its done, its done , we are ready to fly with Mandriva.

Enable mutlimedia/third party plugin:– To enjoy the maximum user experiencing, we should have extra plugins. here are the things you have to do.
–install gstreamer-ugly
–install smplayer with all of its dependency
–install VLC player with all of its dependency
–install XBMC(XboxMediaCentre), a must have media player and more…
–install real-codecs
–install win32-codecs
–install libdvdcss codecs
–install gxine with all of its dependencies.
–install MKV supporting tools and also FLASH player plugin

Now we are set about the media file plugins and codecs. Our Mandriva box can play any type of media file now. now we can install some media players. Since we have installed VLC,SMPLAYER etc, so we can look for audio side now.
–install AmaroK, its the best of its kind, very much kool user-interfaced and powerful library management etc.
–install Banshee Music player, if you use GNOME and u dnt need to install AmaroK’s KDE huge dependencies, then use this
–Rhythmbox , just another powerful mediaplayer
Now , we need some another multimedia tools, not for playing but for handling, like, editing, composting , making changes etc.. now

–install Openshot, its a wonderful movie editor with powerful options
–avidemux, another great movie editor
–soundconverter, a converter tool to convert you audio files into various formats. this can be used to convert youtube videos into audio.
–MKVMERGE, Matroska is the newest media container and its very exciting. so you can convert ur videos into this format
ok, then, we have done here.

Internet/communication:– yeah , whats the point without Internet. here we go for the usual ways..

–FireFox, yes the default web broswer with awesome features and powerful addons.
–Chrome, its the second one, killing IE so fast on that place.
–Opera, you will be needed for a third one, trust me.
and for those dudes/dudees who love to be socialize all the time, you can try install FLOCK webbroswer, it has integrated all leading social networking sites as twitter, facebook etc. You wouldnt miss the online life for a sec.:)

now, we need some communication tools, yes the chat!. yahoo,msn, gmail and those.. The best feature of linux is its really powerful. well, instead of using all those chat IM separately, we have one stop solution , its called PIDGIN.
you can create all those IMS for yahoo, MSN, google talk, jabber, AIM etc into this. and use as the way as you use the original. Same thing you can done by using EMPATHY.(GTALK voice/video users must keep this). So here one more note, Neither Pidgin nor empathy support yahoo webcam service, what shall those Yahoo ardent video chatter do?? There goes , again the magic of Linux, Gyachi. Install gyachi from mandriva repos and hoora, you r on for yahoo video chats.
Now, the mighty Skype, yes its int he repo, just find it and install it, It supports voice/video everything..!! and if you use any SIP services, go for Ekiga softphone, its great

Now , we go for some tools like torrents, FTP , newsletter.etc.
–install, VUZE, the mighty one in the area but also try with bittorrent,qtorrent and ktorrent. For gnome users, run for Transmission, the default for gnome.:)
–install Filezilla, yes if you use any File server things
–Thunderbird, its way better that Evolution, the best outlook alternative in the industry.

System tools:- now , lets look for some system tools to handle our mandriva box better.
–install bleachbit, it bleaches ur system, removes unwanted, unused files and chunks, heard abt Ubuntu’s Janitor, this kid is better that that.
–install K3B, yes brasero is there by default, but I prefer K3B over it, you experience it.
–install Gparted, you must need this, if you are a medium user.
–PlayOnlinux, your life savior , if you are serious game player. coz its the main reason , people still use Windows , coz they cannot leave their fav games. but here you can play on Linux Also.PlayOnLinux is a wine based stack which comes with lots utilities, like Games and few windows only programs.
–install VirtualBox, its the best one available, if you know what is visualization ..

thats all enough..

Development:– If you use Mandriva box for some development usage, you can have so many options. Apart from default packages, you can try these too.
–install bluegriffon, yes, there are bluefish and kompozer but this one is also good, give it a try.

Themes/artwork:- yes, we need our system eye-candy and glazing right?? yeah.. lets see what to do.there are lots themes available in mandriva repo. try any of them, some recommendations are
gnome-bisigi theme, mac4Lin theme. I personally use mac4Lin aqua.same as install gnome login themse, gdm-theme-extra and some other themes..

its really cool. go and install more backgropunds and wallpapers from the repos. One good spot for awesome lInux wallpapers, are–

and some work around,
..put the task bar top side of the screen
.. keep the menu bar/notification area bottom side of the area
–take properties of the panel and use background as in solid color and change the value, you can see, ur panel will be transparent.. its cool….
just restart now and log-in , now you Mandriva Box is awesome.. and its way better than Ubuntu!!

BlueGriffon:-A modern Web Authoring System, alternative to DreamWeaver??

BlueGriffon is an intuitive application that provides Web authors (beginners or more advanced) with a simple User Interface allowing to create attractive Web sites without requiring extensive technical knowledge about Web Standards.

Because Gecko lives inside BlueGriffon, the document you edit will look exactly the same in Firefox 4. Advanced users can always use the Source View to hard-code their page.

for more info go here..

and if you are using
Mandriva Linux, install it from MIB repository

WebCam Problem in Skype or VoiP as Video inverted, flipped out..on Mandriva LInux

Some times in Some Linux distributions, webcam video will be flipped upward-down. In such situation, there wont sufficient controlling programs fix this… here is a work around if you face such situations..

First step, you need to have v4l package and the library libv4l-wrapper installed (to let your OS to use the webcam) plus other packages necessary,

so if you are in 32 bit

use this

#urpmi v4l-utils libv4l-wrappers

as in 64 bit
#urpmi v4l-utils libv4l0 libv4l-wrappers lib64v4l0 lib64v4l-wrappers

and also install these too..
#urpmi v4l2ucp v4l-utils-qt4

* you can edit the mandriva menu of your user, adding the needed string before the word skype
* otherwise you could edit by root, so it’ll work for all users, the mandriva-skype.desktop file

To do that, open a terminal and logging in by root, then type:

# vi /usr/share/applications/mandriva-skype.desktop

Modify this:

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Skype Internet Telephony
Exec=export LIBV4LCONTROL_FLAGS=3 && LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/ skype

The string you need to change is only this, from this:


to this:

Exec=export LIBV4LCONTROL_FLAGS=3 skype

or this, in case your webcam still not working:

Exec=export LIBV4LCONTROL_FLAGS=3 && LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/ skype

This example is referred to Skype application, for others programs you need to edit the right file.

for more effective information, visit here:-

Broadcom wifi driver device 4727 Mandriva solved!!!

I recently bought a Samsung laptop in which the broadcom device 4727 wifi card. I installed Mandriva free2010 spring and it did not detect the wifi card. when I tried to install a new wifi connection from MCC, it gave me an option for ndiswrapper. even it did not work. I was trying so many option for last 3 days,.. Today I got it working. Here are the steps I followed..

1.i installed dkms-broadcom-wl (kernel module for broadcom wirless adapters)
3.I uninstalled nidswrapper (this is important)
5.choose desktop-
6.configured wifi network from MCC

Mandriva is still Alive..Oyeeeeeeeee!!

Finally, some good news about Mandriva.

In cooker mailing list Eugeni Dodonov announce the next Mandriva 2011 release dates.

Hello folks,

After long period of silence, I am pleased to give you some official
news from Mandriva about the next Mandriva version. And, to compensate
for all the time without news and announcements, I give you *two*
releases at once.

Yes, you read it right. In the coming months, not one, but two Mandriva
releases will be released!

First, we will release Mandriva 2010.2 [1], with estimated release date
of December 22, as a Christmas gift for you all. Mandriva 2010.2 is a
refreshed look at our latest release, Mandriva 2010.1, plus all the
security and bugfix updates which were done after its release, plus also
lots of improvements, stability and performance fixes in many, many

And, besides Mandriva 2010.2, of course, time has come to announce the
Mandriva 2011 release [2]. The Mandriva 2011 release will be done
according to the following schedule:

– Mandriva 2011 Alpha: January 31 2011
– Mandriva 2011 Beta 1: February 28 2011
– Mandriva 2011 Beta 2: March 28 2011
– Mandriva 2011 RC: April 25 2011
– Mandriva 2011 Final: May 30 2011

Starting with Mandriva 2011 release, the release policy for Mandriva
will change to 1 release per year. This will allow us to develop even
greater releases, and – of course – will give us more time to test,
validate and further improve the overall quality of the release.

The technical specifications and detailed features of Mandriva 2011 will
be announced and discussed soon, and the hard – and interesting – work
will begin.

Read More here:-

As I promised in my previous email, more news will come soon. So stay tuned!


FireFox Update error in Mandriva

You have seen an error like this? . “symbol lookup error: /lib/ undefined symbol: PL_ClearArenaPool” when try to run your FireFox updated? You have tried to fix it a lot but still in mud?? ..
try this

download the older version of here :-
or if you have it already,
just copy over the /lib folder.
they try to run FIrefox.thunderbird etc.. It may work.
if you have any other solutions , please let me know..