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as which error message(s) do you see when X fails
to start. no one can help if they don't know what
exactly the problem is.
though when one installs mandrake, there's an
option to test X with the selected monitor, gfcx-card
resolution and bit-depth. if it fails there, try different
values instead of going on and hoping it will work
at the end.
you may not be getting complete data when installing from ftp. try d/l'ing the iso's and burnning to cd. i have been using MDK9 for about 9-10 months and have had no problems that i didn't create myself
Hmm, Mandrake 9.1 installed fine on my machine, but I can't seem to get the nvidia ethernet card working on my Asus A7N8X Deluxe, but everything else works perfectly. I didn't even need to install any drivers to get everything working.
A few times with Mandrake the isos, CDs, or something is bad and some of the RPM's didn't get put on the system on the install. To fix this(I'm a newbi to) I just download the iso's again(I use rewritable CD so I don't feel to bad about waste) and try it all over again, and it seems to fix things.
You mentioned that a friend installed via ftp, I'd just download the iso's and burn them to cd's if you have a cd burner.
Like I said I'm a newbi to but this always works for me, Mandrake on a good install works well.
Last edited by second_exodous; 05-11-2003 at 09:19 PM.
I agree, I usually use Redhat, but because I was having problems with my Toshiba laptop pcmcia issues I installed Mandrake to see if that would solve the issues. Well it didn't, but during the time I was running Mandrake on this laptop, it did work good. So, please try the different distro's that are available. You should find one for you.
Yes - well it seems some of my hardware does not like Mandrake 9.1. It appeared to install fine but GUI did not load. Person from local LUG tried various configurations but it just would not work. Problem is video card I think - s3 trio 642. The info said it should work but ...
I now have Red Hat 8 up and running. It is going okay except get bad EIP value after logging out, and doesn't support my sound.
The ftp install for Mandrake 9 worked okay for wordprocessing and internet and music CDs, but gimp did not display it's dialogue correctly - was unreadable. So then I tried the insatll from CDs which went okay but same GUI diplay problems as with 9.1.
I preferred Mandrake 9 to Red Hat - what I used it for - it seemed easier somehow.
I have recently obtained CDs for vector and lycoris to try. Apparently they are desktop distros and vector is meant to be particularly good for older computers - so will be interesting to try.