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Old 09-23-2004, 11:34 PM   #1
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Mandrake 10.1 Community is Greatttttt!!!!!!


Hey for those interested, I really like Mandrake 10.1 Community, at least so far. It seems to run better than 10.0 and my other versions. I really like it a lot. I also kept 10.0 in a triple boot configuration, as a back-up.

10.1 Community went really well......and I recommend it!

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Old 09-24-2004, 12:36 PM   #2
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Thanks for leaving feedback on 10.1. I'm eagerly awaiting to upgrade and can gauge how great it is by the amount of threads created on it. If it truly is wonderful, as you say, then people take time to rant and rave about it, which is what I'm looking for.

I skipped Mandrake 10.0 after seeing too many problem threads about it and not enough success stories with it. I'm still using Mandrake 9.1
 
Old 09-24-2004, 01:01 PM   #3
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I really dunno why so many people had probs with Mandy 10. It's my failsafe/backup/last resort system. Ever since I've installed it I've rigged it with TONS of packages from the contrib, left overs from failed installs, about 4-5 different kernels compiled, plus KDE 3.2.92 (KDE 3.3 RC2) which was a lot faster than 3.2.3 and even though it was RC2, didn't see it crash like I managed to crash KDE3.2.3 in Mandy 10.1. It has survived Windows reinstalls.

OK. long story short... for me, Mandy 10.0 KICKED A55. Big time. MDK addict. I have 10.1 installed from cooker (tried Fedora 2 / Fedora 2.9 - HUGE dissapointment, SuSE 9.1 Pro - Same thing, different day).
 
Old 09-24-2004, 02:14 PM   #4
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Of course everyone's situation is unique and I'm glad 10.0 works for you. The best and safest way is to try it and experiment and hope for the best! If 10.1 fails me, when it is officially released to the public, then I will resort to 10.0. If that fails me, then I am considering switching distros.
 
Old 09-24-2004, 02:19 PM   #5
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I agree Mandrake 10.0 was and is great for me, and believe me, I have pushed it to the outer limits by installing different programs and configurations.

With community 10.1 I have messed around with the fonts trying to make them look like windows fonts and I messed things up a bit, but was able to recover some of the problems. I manually deleted the fonts.conf file and manually added another one and it gave me fits, but I was able to go into starx and make some corrections.

Even with that being said, I never crashed or locked up.

Right now I am trying to figure out how to fix the font names inside of KDESU Konqueror folders. The fonts or the letters are really spaced out too far. I am currently looking for a way to restore or fix it. Also please remember, I caused this problem in an attempt to push the envelope by exploring different ways.

I always know if I screw up, I can always reinstall and start over again...

d-1




Quote:
Originally posted by eqxro
I really dunno why so many people had probs with Mandy 10. It's my failsafe/backup/last resort system. Ever since I've installed it I've rigged it with TONS of packages from the contrib, left overs from failed installs, about 4-5 different kernels compiled, plus KDE 3.2.92 (KDE 3.3 RC2) which was a lot faster than 3.2.3 and even though it was RC2, didn't see it crash like I managed to crash KDE3.2.3 in Mandy 10.1. It has survived Windows reinstalls.

OK. long story short... for me, Mandy 10.0 KICKED A55. Big time. MDK addict. I have 10.1 installed from cooker (tried Fedora 2 / Fedora 2.9 - HUGE dissapointment, SuSE 9.1 Pro - Same thing, different day).

Last edited by dolphans1; 09-24-2004 at 02:21 PM.
 
Old 09-24-2004, 02:27 PM   #6
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I'm glad to hear Mandrake 10.1 is working so great. I skipped 10.0 myself because of so many problem threads. I'm still with Mandrake 9.2.
 
Old 09-24-2004, 03:24 PM   #7
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I'm gonna skip this release due to lack of KDE 3.3 and GNOME 2.8 as default.
 
Old 09-24-2004, 04:23 PM   #8
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I am telling you this is the best distro of any Mandrake Linux system, has a great mp3 player called Amarok, sounds outstanding and looks fabulous. Has nice features kaffine works flawlessly along with better version of Xine, skype is the best messenger I have used thus far.

You're really missing out....experiement, 2 is better than 1....

d-1


Quote:
Originally posted by reddazz
I'm gonna skip this release due to lack of KDE 3.3 and GNOME 2.8 as default.
 
Old 09-24-2004, 04:40 PM   #9
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How to fix broken spaced out fonts

Here's How we resolved spaced out fonts in folders in "kdesu konqueror" after adding newer fonts.

Navigate to:
Code:
Go to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts
Inside '"fonts" look for:
Code:
fonts.cache-1
Open fonts.cache-1 with kwrite

and insert this:
Code:
"fonts" 0 ".dir"
in the very last line. Make sure you are in kdesu konqueror to make the changes.

fonts.cache-1 should look like this when you save :
Code:
"encodings" 0 ".dir"
"Speedo" 0 ".dir"
"TTF" 0 ".dir"
"Type1" 0 ".dir"
"misc" 0 ".dir"
"fonts" 0 ".dir"
1- To install Agfa monotype fonts or install MS fonts and libfreetype6 this way:
download ftp://ftp.pbone.net/mirror/rpm.nyval...-2plf.i586.rpm and ftp://ftp.pbone.net/mirror/rpm.nyval...2plf.i586.rpm.
Install libfreetype6-devel-2.1.9-2plf.i586.rpm first, then libfreetype6-2.1.9-2plf.i586.rpm.

Copy folder Windows\Fonts from your windows partition to file:/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts . (you can only do it as root).

Open file:/etc/fonts (as root, of course)

Replace fonts.conf with the attached fonts.conf file.

Open file:/etc/X11/fs (as root again)

Open config with kwrite
Add line : /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Fonts, (let it be the second line in catalogue)
Save everything and restart X server (Ctrl+alt+backspace)

If the MS fonts are not installed in Openoffice, open file:/home/sam/.openoffice , open konsole from there and run ./spadmin. The popup window will open and you will be able to add fonts from file:/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Fonts.

2.Urpmi settings

http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/

All instructions are there.

Help on this was made possible by a friend of mine and I am passing it on for reference or for anyone that may need to use it.

d-1










[QUOTE]Originally posted by dolphans1
[B]I agree Mandrake 10.0 was and is great for me, and believe me, I have pushed it to the outer limits by installing different programs and configurations.

With community 10.1 I have messed around with the fonts trying to make them look like windows fonts and I messed things up a bit, but was able to recover some of the problems. I manually deleted the fonts.conf file and manually added another one and it gave me fits, but I was able to go into starx and make some corrections.

Even with that being said, I never crashed or locked up.

Right now I am trying to figure out how to fix the font names inside of KDESU Konqueror folders. The fonts or the letters are really spaced out too far. I am currently looking for a way to restore or fix it. Also please remember, I caused this problem in an attempt to push the envelope by exploring different ways.

I always know if I screw up, I can always reinstall and start over again...

d-1

Last edited by dolphans1; 09-25-2004 at 12:05 AM.
 
Old 09-24-2004, 04:49 PM   #10
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I added skype onto 10.1 Community, but it runs better than on 10.0. I read somewhere that Skype was improved so that may be the case for that. Mic and volume playback was great.
d-1



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I am telling you this is the best distro of any Mandrake Linux system, has a great mp3 player called Amarok, sounds outstanding and looks fabulous. Has nice features kaffine works flawlessly along with better version of Xine, skype is the best messenger I have used thus far.

You're really missing out....experiement, 2 is better than 1....

d-1
 
Old 09-24-2004, 04:59 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by reddazz
I'm gonna skip this release due to lack of KDE 3.3 and GNOME 2.8 as default.
I preferred building KDE 3.3 and Gnome 2.8 myself - more stable, faster, more optimised. It's quite easy with konstruct and garnome (almost twin apps ).

AMD K6II+ @ 500Mhz, 384 MB RAM, gcc 3.4.1 - 4 days full compile (not really non stop, I've got mails to check, movies to watch, people to stress)
Code:
[alex@Alexx alex]$ uprecords
     #               Uptime | System                                    Boot up 
----------------------------+-------------------------------------------------
     1     4 days, 03:23:16 | Linux 2.6.8.1-10dfx      Sun Sep 19 22:46:09 2004

(ok, I'm showing off a bit :P). Anyway, for you thsose who have faster PC's, it might take you a lot less: I compile the kernel in about 1.5 hours. On an AMD XP 2400+ took 10-15 minutes tops.
Quote:
Originally posted by dolphans1
I am telling you this is the best distro of any Mandrake Linux system, has a great mp3 player called Amarok, sounds outstanding and looks fabulous. Has nice features kaffine works flawlessly along with better version of Xine, skype is the best messenger I have used thus far.

You're really missing out....experiement, 2 is better than 1....
I'm running amarok right now with the default analyzer and it kills my CPU... constant 80-85%. Iconised 50%. XMMS? 10-20% tops. Just becasuse of artsd... I HATE ARTSD by the way
Quote:
Originally posted by dolphans1
I always know if I screw up, I can always reinstall and start over again...
That's true, I admit I did that but I got used to it. Whenever I had problems, baaah... reinstall. One day I got fed up with reinstalling and I found out that solving the problems was a lot quicker. My 10.0 install is on the virge of disintegration, yet it runs impecabilly every time I need it. Stressing a Windows like I stressed that distro would've cracked long ago (and probably take half of my HDD with it).
 
Old 09-25-2004, 12:43 AM   #12
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eqxro,

Someone told me KDE 3.3 RPM is inside CD -4 (as an RPM package) of Mandrake 10.1 Community CD's, but he could not figure out how to install it. He claimed he had dependency problem issues installing it.

Perhaps you can figure it out for us?

d-1




Quote:
Originally posted by eqxro
I preferred building KDE 3.3 and Gnome 2.8 myself - more stable, faster, more optimised. It's quite easy with konstruct and garnome (almost twin apps ).

AMD K6II+ @ 500Mhz, 384 MB RAM, gcc 3.4.1 - 4 days full compile (not really non stop, I've got mails to check, movies to watch, people to stress)
Code:
[alex@Alexx alex]$ uprecords
     #               Uptime | System                                    Boot up 
----------------------------+-------------------------------------------------
     1     4 days, 03:23:16 | Linux 2.6.8.1-10dfx      Sun Sep 19 22:46:09 2004

(ok, I'm showing off a bit :P). Anyway, for you thsose who have faster PC's, it might take you a lot less: I compile the kernel in about 1.5 hours. On an AMD XP 2400+ took 10-15 minutes tops.

I'm running amarok right now with the default analyzer and it kills my CPU... constant 80-85%. Iconised 50%. XMMS? 10-20% tops. Just becasuse of artsd... I HATE ARTSD by the way

That's true, I admit I did that but I got used to it. Whenever I had problems, baaah... reinstall. One day I got fed up with reinstalling and I found out that solving the problems was a lot quicker. My 10.0 install is on the virge of disintegration, yet it runs impecabilly every time I need it. Stressing a Windows like I stressed that distro would've cracked long ago (and probably take half of my HDD with it).
 
Old 09-25-2004, 03:07 AM   #13
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10.0 Power pack to 10.1 Community????

I receive as a gift from a friend 10.0 power pack but now I want to upgrade to 10.1 wil I still be able to access the programs on the power pack cd's I have or not?
 
Old 09-25-2004, 02:37 PM   #14
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@dolphans1 - Perhaps there are some packages not yet shipped on the CDs... the quickest way is to see what file dependency probs there are (perhaps missing packages). It's only a matter of going to rpm.pbone.net and searching for that file (eg searching for libwhatever.so.2 would come up with the rpms in the DB containing the file. It's not necessary to have mdk rpms, but there's a chance they are there. I've seen some stuff like "modified dependencies" in RPM changelogs.

So, if there are dependency probs, search for them on Gugl or post them to see if there's a way to work around this. It can be quicker to download a .tar.gz and compile than endup in rpm dependency hell.
 
Old 09-25-2004, 08:01 PM   #15
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Agree 100%

I finish yesterday getting all the 10.1 Cd's and definitley it feels slicker than 10.0. I did an upgrade form version10.0 official and aside from the network , which was configured on the firewire interface instead of the nic and the sound card everything worked right of the bat. needless is to say that thos 2 issues have been fixed.

The only problem that I have right now is that the guy for bit trnado refuses to work even though all dependencies are installed. The gui-less version works fine though....

I just wanted to add my 2 cents and yes I have to update my signature...
 
  


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