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Old 02-26-2004, 09:07 AM   #1
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Is it ok to use the Mandy 10 RC?

I am using Mandrake 9.2 at the moment. I am not a very experianced user but I would still like to give RC1 a try. Will there be any problems when I upgrading to 10 final or RC2? And how useable is RC1 in general?
Old 02-26-2004, 10:16 AM   #2
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RC1 is quite nice. I have no complaints at all.

Be careful during the install, as the auto detect mouse feature has been problematic for some. In the last stages where it gives you the option to change region, xconfig, etc, the mouse config is the unlabeled button at the bottom of the region change area. Make sure you go in and modify it or you might have no mouse at reboot.

RC2 was supposed to be out 2 days ago, but I see the schedule has been changed now. Today is the RC2 date, so you might want to check for RC2 torrents later today rather than doing anything with RC1.

I have seen a lot of threads saying RC1 is a step backwards from beta 2, but i do not find this to be true. If you check out the cooker threads, you will see that there is a flury of bugs at the moment. Looking through them, it seems a lot are questionable(in my opinion) or duplicates of previous bugs, I think a lot more people are trying RC1 than the betas.

Once you try a 2.6.x kernel with oo1.1 and kde3.2, there is no going back.

PS I forgot about the upgrading question. I had a problem going from beta2 to rc1 on one machine, something went wrong in the ~/.kde config stuff and ended up deleting the dir rather than hunt the problem. That system was originally an old 1CD cooker, so I was not too surprised. I find that the configuration files in your home area to be the only source of problems when upgrading rather than clean installing.

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Old 02-26-2004, 12:27 PM   #3
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Thanks again for the review! Yes, I will probably wait until RC2 comes out since it's so close! And about the no coming back, is there reaaly that much improvment? I also heard about the extreme buggyness of KDE 3.2pre, are those rumors justified?
Old 02-26-2004, 12:36 PM   #4
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I am using KDE3.2 with Mandrake 9.2 and love it, there is no way I would go back to KDE3.1. The only thing keeping me from going with MDK10 is my wireless card and its acx100 chipset. I know there is suppose to be support for the card in the 2.6.3 kernel, I have installed the kernel but could not get the card working. But what I have used the 2.6.3 kernel I really liked it.


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