Mandriva Control Center
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To access the Mandriva Linux Control Center :
- If you are running KDE open Menu->Tools->System Tools->Configure your computer
- If you are running Gnome open System->Administration>Configure your computer
ormcc or drakconf to access the Control Center in text mode.
Using the Control Center in text mode is very useful in case of display problems or other serious issues, for example when the graphical server refuses to start. In the MCC in text mode, you can navigate using the TAB and ENTER buttons, as well as the arrow buttons.
The Mandriva Control Center allows users to configure most of their system components in a very simple, intuitive and attractive interface. It consists of several modules organized as tabs. But all modules can also be run as autonomous applications, without necessarily having to go through the MCC, but you need at least to have a menu entry for this specific tool or you need to know what command you should use in the console to load this specific tool.
Using the Mandriva Control Center the user can change the core settings of the Mandriva Linux system and the changes can affect all the different users of the machine. This is why running the Mandriva Control Center requires administrator privileges (or Root) and asks for the root password.
The complete and official documentation for the Mandriva Linux Control Center is available when installing the mandriva-doc-Drakxtools-Guide-en package. You will then obtain a new menu entry : Menu -> Documentation -> Mandriva Linux DrakXTools User Manual. For more information about how to install & remove programs have a look at this wiki page: Installing and removing software.
|Install & remove Software||Update your system|
|Configure media sources for install and updates||Package stats|
|Remote Control (Linux/Unix, Windows)|
|• Manage your hardware|
|Browse and configure hardware||Sound configuration|
|• Configure graphics|
|Configure 3D Desktop effects||Set up the graphical server|
|• Configure mouse and keyboard|
|Set up the keyboard layout||Set up the pointer device|
|• Configure printing and scanning|
|Set up the printer(s), the job queues,...||Set up scanner|
|Configure a fax server|
|Set up a UPS for power monitoring|
Network & Internet
|• Manage your network devices|
|Network Center||Set a new network interface...|
|• Personalize and secure your network|
|Proxy||Share the Internet connections with other machines|
|Manage different network profiles||Configure VPN connection to secure network access|
|• Manage system services|
|Authentification (on a network)||Menu style|
|Manage system services...||Manage, add and remove fonts. Import windows Fonts|
|Manage date and time||Manage localization for your system|
|• Administration tools|
|View and search system logs||Open a console as administrator|
|Manage users on system||Import Windows documents and settings|
|• Configure Windows(R) shares|
|Access Windows (SMB) shared drives||Share drives with windows (SMB) systems|
|• Configure NFS shares|
|Access NFS shared drives and directories||Share drives and directories using NFS|
|• Configure WebDAV shares|
|Access WebDAV shared drives and directories|
|Manage disk partitions||Share your hard disk partitions|
|Set up security level and audit||Tune permissions on system|
|Set up your personal firewall||Advanced setup for network interfaces and firewall|
|• Configure boot steps|
|Set up autologin to automatically login||Set up boot system|
|Set up display manager|
- The Drakwizard tools can be installed to configure servers (mail, file sharing, etc...).