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Old 08-30-2004, 10:28 AM   #31
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can't say I have any problems with Mandrake 10.0, 10.1 on the other hand, I would install it, and it just wouldn't boot. No matter what I did it would not boot into a GUI, yeah I don't mind a command line, as I need to learn it anyways, but i would still like a gui to fall back on. The main error i'd get is it couldn't find a display, odd, How would I be looking at it if it couldn't find the display?? But I'm extremely happy with MDK 10.0
 
Old 08-30-2004, 10:36 AM   #32
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[...] i would still like a gui to fall back on. The main error i'd get is it couldn't find a display, odd, How would I be looking at it if it couldn't find the display?? But I'm extremely happy with MDK 10.0
It sounds like it can't open the X Window display. I had this happen last week when I'd restored my home files but got the ownership and permissions wrong. Once I made myself (normal user) the owner of the home directory files again, with read-write-execute permission, I was able to get X Window system going again. Could you have changed the permissions somehow?
 
Old 08-30-2004, 11:28 AM   #33
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It sounds like it can't open the X Window display. I had this happen last week when I'd restored my home files but got the ownership and permissions wrong. Once I made myself (normal user) the owner of the home directory files again, with read-write-execute permission, I was able to get X Window system going again. Could you have changed the permissions somehow?
not that I know of, but anything is possible. I should note, not even as root could I enter a gui. so. But anything is possible.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 11:30 AM   #34
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I'm running 10.1 beta 2 on three machines so far. The only problem Ive run into is that on daughter system it didn't like the Nvidia chip set. So during install I used the 2.4 kernel and once installed I put the 2.6 kernel in and every thing works fine. I'm now up to kernel-2.6.8.1.5mdk-1-1.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 03:20 PM   #35
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Thumbs down Mandrake Is Garbage

After using both RedHat 9 and then both the Fedora Core projects I tried Mandrake Linux CE and found it really good at first, but then trying to compile stuff like mplayer and xine, its a big problem. New problems I have never seen before also appeard. In the summer of 2003 I installed Mandrake Linux and had no problems with anything, all of the sudden now trying to play a music file with xmms from the menu, just freezes the system. Myplayer and Xine doesn't work, and it just keeps crashing, Mandrake to my opinion only makes a good linux, when you shell the money out for it. Otherwise they throw out the alphas, and betas for us to download.

I am a Fedora User and wouldn't take Mandrake even if they paid me for it!
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Old 09-05-2004, 07:45 AM   #36
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webterractive You have no clue to what you doing right? I've installed 15 Mandrake 8.2 thru 10 on 15 different machine for friends all the free download version. These people are not computer grues or even know what a command line is. One of these people are a big Music buff and BELIEVE me if his xmms/xine/mplay had problems he'd let me know BIG TIME. I havn't compiled any software for them except some of my own software for the music guy. All software is downloaded as rpm's and installed.
 
Old 09-05-2004, 10:54 AM   #37
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i tend to agree with courtrrb's statement about using MDK rpm's whenever possible for software installation. due to the nature of how MDK is built & structured, it's sometimes difficult to compile various apps from source. (MPlayer in MDK is notoriously difficult to compile. not impossible, mind you, but problematic.) if you get PLF & Contrib sources set up, you could install the PLF MPlayer packages, the codecs, & MPlayer will play any file without any compiling required. i know it this scenerio seems a bit proprietary, but MDK is free to those that want to get it that way & it works beautifully for the majority of folks. (myself, included) yes, they do use their new versions as beta testing grounds, but that fact isn't hidden. it's clearly stated on the website. if you just wait for the next release to be deemed "official" then you're going to get a bug free install, once you get the available updates & such.

i think calling a particular distro "garbage" could apply to any of them. it all depends on your experience. "tried it, this didn't work, it must be garbage!" if that's the criteria used, then all linux distro's could probably be termed "garbage" because they all have their quirks, pros, cons. you just gotta give it chance, use the OS, work through your problems, instead of giving up after only a brief usage period.

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Old 09-05-2004, 01:49 PM   #38
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I've been using Mandrake since 7.2 when it works its bril when its..... I think it follows the Linux MO so I get the downloaded binaries x.0,and x.1 get the boxed powerpack/deluxe on the .2, thats the plan but plans rarely work.
 
Old 09-05-2004, 02:33 PM   #39
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I agree with you.... This distro could have been alot better. I just got rid of open office bc everytime i start kde it opens it. it takes it 10 min to open almost if other programs are running (got 64 mb of ram, 400 mhz processor), 3 if nothing else is running any tasks. another reason i got rid of Open Office is bc it took up sooo much space on my already tight for space hd (1 gig freespace of a 5 gig hd, mandrake occupies the other percent plus a few progs n stuff...). when i did have open office, for some reason mandrake installed the french version. also on my mandrake, i dont have a shutdown button/option so i have to manually turn it off. i dunno why this is. all i have are lock-screen/log-out buttons, no shutdown... mandrake 9 was better on most things than 10... i hope 10.1 is better.
 
Old 09-05-2004, 02:56 PM   #40
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With 10.0 the whole thing ran so slow and reverted to the binary's for 9.2 but I need flash to admin my dsl box so I pendulum between them 9.2,10,9.2,10.
 
Old 09-07-2004, 02:11 PM   #41
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I'm running 10.1 beta 2 on three machines so far. The only problem Ive run into is that on daughter system it didn't like the Nvidia chip set. So during install I used the 2.4 kernel and once installed I put the 2.6 kernel in and every thing works fine. I'm now up to kernel-2.6.8.1.5mdk-1-1.
where did you find that kernel source? I'm interested in upgrading to that one instead of the kernel found on the mandrake update site a week or so back.
 
Old 09-07-2004, 02:25 PM   #42
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It's on the cooker site but now they released 10.1 RC1 and it kernel is up to kernel.h-2.6.8.1-8mdk.
 
Old 09-07-2004, 05:56 PM   #43
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It's on the cooker site but now they released 10.1 RC1 and it kernel is up to kernel.h-2.6.8.1-8mdk.
thanks. now that i'm back in mandrake, I'll update.
 
Old 09-07-2004, 08:20 PM   #44
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Once you do that the system is perfect... The funny thing is that MDK 10 is perfect straight out of the box on some systems, while others need the tweaks.
My computer worked great with Mandrake 10 with no tweaks for about three weeks and then it started freaking out on me - freezing at boot and shutdown, random freezes, bars disappearing from windows in GTK apps, crashes when right clicking on the virtual desktops in the task bar, and the list goes on. Maybe I will have to try 10.1 when they release community ISO's and I get a bigger drive.
 
Old 09-07-2004, 10:04 PM   #45
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Ah spaaarky21 let me get this straight. It was perfect out of the box for 3 week and then started screwing up. Unless you loaded an update or hardware went bad Or some other tweaking was done then it can't happen. Something had to change for it to start messing up. My daughters system only get reload when the new version of MDk comes out and always load perfect out of the box. And nothing as ever starts messing up with it.
 
  


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