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floppywhopper 05-22-2012 10:33 PM

Mageia 2 now available
 
Mageia 2 is now out
http://www.mageia.org/en/

nigelc 05-25-2012 01:36 AM

FloppyW,
Have you tried it what is it like?
Using kde or gnome, xfce4?

cheers

floppywhopper 05-25-2012 11:24 AM

gidday

haven't downloaded it yet
bit iffy because I have heard of issues with installer
will probably practice on old redundant system first

GlennsPref 05-28-2012 05:02 AM

Hi, I'm using it, and with kde4, and openbox (as a lightweight dt)

I have been testing the installer and have found no probs, perhaps that was in the really early days.

Try the kde4 cdrom on a flash drive, make one using mandriva-seed.

Works very well here.

Quote:

glenn@GamesBox:~$ uname -a (28-05 17:56)
Linux GamesBox.GlennsPref.net 3.3.4-desktop-1.mga2 #1 SMP Sat Apr 28 01:29:50 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
glenn@GamesBox:~$ (28-05 20:01)
Cheers, Glenn

CincinnatiKid 05-28-2012 09:36 PM

I'm using Mageia 2 KDE4, I had no issuess with the installer. In fact, I liked the installer better, it had the feel of the OpenSuse installer, if you have ever used that. It had the installation steps listed in order on the left side.

digigold 05-30-2012 02:02 AM

I started using Mageia at its' beta 2 stage and have been hooked ever since! I can't speak for the enterprise/server side of things yet, but it is my default OS on my personal laptop now. KDE looks absolutely gorgeous! I never really got into mandrake/mandriva etc., but Mageia w/KDE has officially replaced Bodhi w/E17. As far as desktops go I have always preferred KDE to GNOME, but a couple years back I decided that even Xfce was to bloated and was quite happy with my CLs and fluxbox; then I found E17, which looks great in Mageia 2 as well. But for whatever reason KDE really runs smooth in Mageia (much like E17 in Bodhi) and I don't feel like I have a bloated DT at all.

The only real issue I have had is that it refuses to recognize my RT8188ce WiFi card. But once I built and installed the needed driver/firmware manually I have not had any problems. Like I said the thing that really blows me away is how fast KDE is on it, unlike Mint or Kubuntu.

Even though E17 runs and looks great on Mageia 2, I have started using Razor-qt as my light WM. Although it is clearly has a good amount of work left in its' young life, I must say it looks pretty good so far. I'm an admin not a dev., but I'm starting to warm up to qt quickly. I've even switched to QBittorrent! (Solid and stabile, but lacking feature wise)

Anyway I would encourage folks to give it a shot, especially if your a KDE fan!

GlennsPref 06-11-2012 06:30 AM

Well, I am having trouble with K3b (errs with verify, some code block not able to be read.) and amarok (not playing sound while the program progresses).

Distro's are all about the installer, and package deps.

Ktorrent works well, try it, requires the same libs.

Cheers

digigold 06-12-2012 10:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlennsPref (Post 4700550)
Well, I am having trouble with K3b (errs with verify, some code block not able to be read.) and amarok (not playing sound while the program progresses).

Distro's are all about the installer, and package deps.

Ktorrent works well, try it, requires the same libs.

Cheers

I don't see a ticket in bugzilla for either of those issues. If you don't want to create a ticket could you perhaps PM me some particulars so I can try and recreate this and/or submit a ticket. Please include your audio setup, and optical drive model.

Thanks in advance!


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