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Im running Mandriva 2009 Beta2 and have been for the past week. Its a nice distro. I just want to know what everone else thinks of it. It seems to be very compatible and versitile. I have installed XFCE, Gnome, KDE, and E17 and they all work well with the right packages. ALL of my hardware is working on my laptop, and 2 desktops. Let me know what all of you think
I have quite a few 2009 packages installed, but will wait for the official release before I
take the plunge and do a total upgrade.
I'm interested in the sata chip support for my new mobo, asus M3n78-EH.
The rest of my system is as described below...
Except a shiny new gForce 9800GT (512Mb) graphics card. (gigabyte)
It uses the chipset identifiers... MCP78, nForce 8200 and 730a, with bios version 0412 (6/6/08)
I have read the the kernel version 2.6.26.xx supports the chipset, but I wonder which version comes with your mandriva 2009 beta 2?
I dont have the must kickin system. I got the Gateway ML3109 laptop which has the Radeon Xpress 200m. This is the Mandriva 2009 system I have goin right now. I installed the Cairo dock and I seem to be having an issue with the dock jumping when I scroll over it. I installed the drivers for the Radeon, and it did not help. I read somthing about installing compiz for it to work properly, but I never had that problem before. I would like to get 3d desktop up and running. Im not sure if i INSTALLED MY RADEON DRIVERS properly. But i do like the interface. The AIT has thoes linux drivers for x86, and I logged in as root to mu GI and changed the run file to execultable and ran it. It propted me for installation and everything went smoothly, but I cannot tell a diffirence. Plus, I thought the ATI drivers were supposed to include a linux version of the catalyst control center. Where can I get that for Mandriva? especially 2009.
Last edited by psarchotic; 09-04-2008 at 05:11 PM.
One of my desktops has an nVIDIA GeForce2 MX 400 video card with 32 Mb of video memory on it.
2009.0 Betas 1 and 2 as well as RC1 all running from their respective LiveCD's, will not boot up with this card. Once X fails, I have to change the configuration so that it uses the x.org vesa driver instead. That will cause X to successfully work and eventually bring up the desktop.
I have tested Mandriva One 2009RC1 live CD on multiple Laptops and home build PC's.
It's come up flying.
They are running a very late experimental Kernel and the NVidia Beta driver 177.**.
I tested this on 3 ~ 4 Nvidia Cards/Chipsets and the driver looks good.
Under KDE4.1, you don't need to turn on Compiz anymore.
Just use the KDE Control Panel on your Taskbar. Left hand side
Go into Desktop and tick the "turn on effects" (or something like that).
Now tick all the effect and use the 2nd TAB above it.
Tick "Wobbly Windows" and the "ALT + TAB" window switching.
It will update and ask you if you want to keep the settings...click Yes or OK.
Give it 10 seconds and move a Window.
Open multiple Windows and use ALT + TAB
For Cube, press CTRL + F11 Now left click and holt and spin the cube with the mouse.
This has worked on: 8600M GT, 7600, 7300 but not on an old IBM T42 with the ATI Mobility NV350 chip set.
The good thing was, that it kept the "effect" setting in the KDE4.1 Control Panel greyed out. So it already decided that the Chipset wasn't good enough for those effects.
And that is correct, as Compiz was shocking with that chipset and KDE3.5**
Just remember to give things a couple of seconds to take effect as it has to get data here and there from the CD.
Once up and running, it's smooth.