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Old 03-24-2006, 06:20 PM   #1
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Location: Saint Louis Park, MN
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MandrivaLinux 2006 - Is this loaded with bugs or what?

I'm trying to be patient with this system. I really do like Linux over Windows, and in a way, I had some good luck until now.

Mandriva is just acting very odd. First of all, my cable connection isn't always connected. In fact, 9 out of 10 times I turn on the computer, or reboot it, it shows it's not connected.
That upsetted me when I had to quickly check something online before going to work.

Is it just me, or is there something missing from mandrakelinux 10.1? I recall being able to delete some files by highlighting them, right clicking and able to click on "delete" and also hitting "delete" when viewing pictures through "kuickshow"

The first few times I had this running, "kscd" didn't always detect the music CD. One time it did, a reboot, and all the suddenly, it wasn't detecting it at all. Now, it seems to detect it all the time, which is good. I just don't know why it wasn't before, and suddenly working.

Playing a game, delay in sound. You see the video first, then the sound follows. One example is a jumping sound. You jump, but the sound comes like a half a second later.
Another game didn't have sound at all, until I loaded it again a couple times.

"Browse new software" occasionally has "install" grayed out, unable to click on it.

For whatever reason, my cookies are now not working when accessing places, like my bank site.

I'm sorry if it seems like I'm bashing this system and hating it.
In fact, I really do want to love this system. I've used Mandrake since the start of this year, and came to really love it. I would have imaged Mandriva to be a nice upgrade, which in some or a lot of cases, is better.
But some things like I mentioned, are making me hesitate in having this as my primary system.

So, the point is, is this bugged? How can this get fixed?
Old 03-25-2006, 03:10 AM   #2
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Have you installed the updates? Please search this site for "easy urpmi" if you do not yet know how to use this. Then:
urpmi --update --auto-select
Then see if your system is any better.
For what it's worth, I hated 2006, and went back to 2005LE (with its updates)

Old 03-25-2006, 11:20 AM   #3
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I'll give it a try, thanks. You know, I really like Mandriva for one thing, I can watch DVD at a very sharp crystal clear picture, and at full screen. I had issues with Mandrake 10.1, could never get the video driver installed, and it took 3 months of my time, writing in different forums, different topics, and still at step 1. But I admit, I had less issues with mandrake 10.1. Once I got something to work, it just worked. With mandriva, it seems like it's constantly going back and forth. Well, I'll try it. thanks again. Edit: All packages have already been updated. I think it was when someone told me to go this this "Easy urpmi" site to try to get my DVD to work. Well, not much to decide on now, just what system I would be most pleased with, mandrake, mandriva, or suse

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Old 03-25-2006, 01:40 PM   #4
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Just so you know, there are many distros out there for you to use.

I stared with Mandrake 9.1, then everntually, through a long process, ended up where I am.

In all my time with Mandrake(riva) I found that I liked it, but it tended to be a little unstable. Things would go wrong (and part of my newbie-ness) I coudn't even get it working right. Or, as you said, things would randomally break (well. seemingly randomally break).

You might want to shop around and look at some other distros if you love linux but aren't 100% happy with your current choice.
Old 03-25-2006, 02:32 PM   #5
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back some time ago, I tried Mandrakelinux 8.1 (or 8.2), 9.1, 9.2 and then 10.1.
Besides 10.1, I only had it going a week or two, then my computer itself died. I had to replace a mainboard or something. Something went way wrong, so I feared linux for a while. And I also played games on windows, so those are reasons I rarely used the linux OS.
Beginning of Janurary of this year, I tried out Mandrake 10.1, and most of the period, I was on that solid, without even touching windows. I personall love it, with a few small issues, mostly being my graphic card not being updated.
A week ago, I downloaded Suse 10.0, which I'm about to try again in just a few minutes.
And of course, Mandriva 2006, which I tried since I got it, last Wednesday.

Really, all I want are a few things.
I don't plan to write software, all those C++ programs. I don't have any PC games, so don't have to worry on that.

Basically what I would use is internet, email, media player, DVD media player, occasionally some paintbrush program that allows resizing or editing pictures. I may do a couple other things, but some are just very basic and typically works, like most I already mentioned.

Mandrake 10.1 was so close, just that graphic issue. Mandriva seems closer, except for these odd problems popping up here and there and the internet connection issue.

Suse 10.0 had a desktop error. I wasn't able to see it. The screen was totally messed up. I fixed it though, going from 24 bit color to 16 from the installation wizard.
Then the mouse disappeared. You could click on thing, highlight things, etc, just couldn't see the mouse cursor.
And after several reboots, and trying out different cursor themes, etc, it failed. So I gave up on that for a little while, then after a reboot, volia, it was there!
Sorry, I'm talking too long.

If I can get that mandrake 10.1 DVD to run smooth, full screen, etc, I probably would just want that.

If Suse 10.0 works well, I may choose that then.

But yeah, I'm ready to give up on Windows. I'll still back up files, and keep the Windows CD and all, just maybe store it soon.

I just love linux too much now

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