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Old 09-22-2005, 03:20 PM   #1
dillydobbs
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Arrow My experiment


As one of the biggest windows bigots that I know..... I am truly sick of the all seeing and all knowing M$...... I have made the switch .....Ive got Mandrake (10.2 I think) installed and running...Iím working on getting the newest NVIDIA driver installed but other than that I'm really starting to like the OS. I am very surprised after using and supporting windows for at least 8 years how fast the OS is on the network. The learning curve is steep but I think I'm getting it. And thanks to the forums for the instructions on how to install the above driver.


Thanks for reading and all comments welcome
 
Old 09-22-2005, 04:08 PM   #2
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Firstly, welcome to LQ

And, moved: This thread is more suitable in Member Intros and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 09-22-2005, 04:10 PM   #3
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oh crap sorry
 
Old 09-22-2005, 05:26 PM   #4
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oh crap sorry
Happens all the time (not that I mean you should do it ).
 
Old 09-22-2005, 05:55 PM   #5
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Ill try Not to.... that is


oh yea and my system specs


Motherboard: Abit AI7
Proc: P4 2.8C clocked to 3.08 (220 FSB)
Video: PNY GeForce 6600 GT 128 DDR3 AGP
RAM: 512 Mb Geil PC-4000 2-4-4-6
Hard drives: 40gb Western Digital 5400rpm ATA 100 / 160GB Hitachi 7200RPM SATA
120GB Western Digital 7200RPM SATA
Optical: LiteON 16X DL Dvd Burner
Power: Ultra X-Connect 500 watt Titanium
Case: Ultra Dragon Series Glossy Silver (5X 80mm Vantec Spectrum UV LED case fans)
 
Old 09-22-2005, 06:34 PM   #6
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welcome dillydobbs, you made a good choice with Mandrake although everyone of the distros are windows beaters.


if you have'nt already then you will find the URPMI command invaluable.
 
Old 09-22-2005, 06:48 PM   #7
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Uhhh what is URPMI lol
 
Old 09-22-2005, 07:14 PM   #8
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URPMI will solve alot of problems when it comes to software installation!!!

before you go here http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/ make sure it is mandrake you have installed,

their are 3 steps, make sure you have the right details in the first one, your architecture can be found by opening up in the main window when you open up "configure my desktop" where it says "machine" is your architecture.

tick at least the first three boxes in step two exept for the last one plf-nonfree because i think thats for programs you have to purchase, and dont check the "Use compressed index" box neither.

in step 3 you copy and paste the info that has been spit out into your konsole and that will download .

this gives you access to loads of programs other than that of any installation CD's you may have. obviously it does'nt download the programs but has the repositories for them. then you can select any you may want to install from da MCC.

all in all it saves you hours of searching high and low for programs and their dependices.
 
Old 09-22-2005, 07:40 PM   #9
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hi dillydobbs, welcome to LQ.

i have to say good choice with mandrake, i've been a happy user of it (dual boot) for a while, tho more recently i use it exclusively. URPMI is a fantastic thing, it changed my linux experience from being mostly happy if somewhat irritating trying to install the odd thing to making it nice and simple. i'm not a newbie as such, but i like it when things work, saves a lot of stress! hope you continue to enjoy your linux experience
 
Old 09-22-2005, 08:32 PM   #10
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Wow first next to machine it says i686 and not i586.

and thanks tons for all the tips you guys rock.....
 
Old 09-22-2005, 08:53 PM   #11
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Wow first next to machine it says i686 and not i586.

and thanks tons for all the tips you guys rock.....

i586 option is fine for a i686 machine
 
Old 09-22-2005, 09:48 PM   #12
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ok i think ive got the new nvidia driver installed.......How do i know...Know of any benchmarks
 
Old 09-22-2005, 10:46 PM   #13
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try typing in a console glxgears

this will show some 3d gears spinning in a little window while it updates the framrate in the console... hope it helps mate
 
Old 09-22-2005, 10:52 PM   #14
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And another peice of good advice.
 
Old 09-22-2005, 10:55 PM   #15
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i assume it's all working smoothly then? it's been a while since i did it (going to reformat my computer and put linux on a bigger partition soon, so have the joys of nvidia install to come... again), took me a moment to remember what the command for glxgears was tho lol, ah well
 
  


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