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Old 11-04-2003, 07:53 AM   #76
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IT WORKS!!!!! IT WORKS!!!!! IT WORKS!!!!!


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Originally posted by kamstrup
I honestly don't know if mdk9.2 will coorperate with the 2.6 kernel at all, but I know gentoo will.

Regarding your cd-writer have you tried http://www.qbik.ch/usb/devices/searc...ttern=backpack ?
IT WORKS!!!!! IT WORKS!!!!! IT WORKS!!!!! IT WORKS!!!!!

typical linux experience:

first after managing to find the correct hotplug rpm and ensuring that i had the correct version, i then decided to reboot hoping that the boot up phase might detect the presence of new hardware - it did!

then i had to reconnect to the internet thru the manager for some reason but it seems to be fine now

then i went thru my rpm packages for anything that said "burn" and found an add-on for nautilus that delth with cd-burners

i added those and rebooted again

i check the hardware listing and it showed the presence of a cd/dvd burner.

i then popped a cdr that i had burned ages ago in it and after tinkering with a refresh on nautilius....

IT WORKED IT WORKED IT WORKED

I could kiss you

thanks

- perry

ps.
part ii - now to see if i can actually burn anything
 
Old 11-10-2003, 11:24 AM   #77
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guys, I go back to 9.1

I had a robust system till now where everything worked without the need to recompile-crash-reinstall (RCR).

Return favor to 9.2 - better printing. Really a lot better than in 9.1.
But it runs slower and doesn't let me use the CD-Rom without going through my favorite RCR process.

See you later, in 9.1, and maybe one day in 9.3
 
Old 11-11-2003, 04:22 PM   #78
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Fedora sounds better

After hearing all the problems with 9.2 mayby it should be under the label of rc3 . Dam already paid for a copy ! It hasn't arrived yet but I,m begging to not look forward to it . Maybe i,ll try the Fedora project at least they admit to being a work in progress...
 
Old 11-11-2003, 04:53 PM   #79
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I also paid for 9.0, then I got 9.1 free and that was the best distribution for me so far. I bought 9.2 recently and... well... it's like I paid for the 9.1. Anyway, I am not going back to M$. I love mdk, and besides my emotional feelings toward Linux comunity, it saved me 4400 EUR which was not really a small amount to spend for starting up a business.
 
Old 11-13-2003, 12:57 AM   #80
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Just wanted to say thanks to this totally sweet thread. I'm on 9.0 and downloading 9.1 as we speak. I will hold off on 9.2 however.

I guess you guys have inadvertently answered the question of "is an upgrade from 9.0 to 9.1 worth it" while trying to figure out the change to 9.2.

Argh, all those mp3s are going to have to be backed up for a clean install. Anyways, thanks again.
 
Old 11-13-2003, 08:59 AM   #81
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Re: Fedora sounds better

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Originally posted by kevred
After hearing all the problems with 9.2 mayby it should be under the label of rc3 . Dam already paid for a copy ! It hasn't arrived yet but I,m begging to not look forward to it . Maybe i,ll try the Fedora project at least they admit to being a work in progress...
I just updated RH 9.0 to Fedora yesterday. Although it looks promising, I had to go back to 9.0 because Fedora has issues running Winex3. I'll wait a bit more.

Mandrake 9.2 is the same. It looks promising but it may be better to wait a bit.
 
Old 11-13-2003, 10:24 AM   #82
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Quote:
Originally posted by thotFree

Argh, all those mp3s are going to have to be backed up for a clean install. Anyways, thanks again.
I've got a FAT32 partition that I keep all my mp3's on. This way at a lan party or whatever it's accessable (and in case I ever need Win again).

I just give it read/write access.


As far as upgrading, I went from 9.1 to 9.2 and don't see much of a difference. WineX is a bit more tempramental. I'm hoping the 2.6 kernel shows a lot of improvement.
 
Old 11-13-2003, 10:30 AM   #83
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Has anyone heard anything about the public ISOs being released soon?

They were held back a "few days" (to fix the LG problem) but that was Oct31st...we're now Mid-November...
 
Old 11-13-2003, 11:19 AM   #84
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Been playing with 9.2 on my laptop for about a week now. Overall I'm happy. No significant bugs and everything working fine.

The only thing for me is that it doesn't offer much over 9.1 for my use. A bit nicer and a few extra things, but not a huge amount.

However, if was installing a new computer, I'd have no hesitation in going for 9.2.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 10:04 AM   #85
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i think...i'll stick for the moment with MDK 9.1....reading all the post....i see...BUG and BUG and BUG...perhaps waiting 'till the stable version comes is a wise option....(in my opinion)

but.....MDK is great
just look windows....from 95 to XP pro...they said it was perfect, it was great, it was safe....but the truth......BILL GATES is LIAR.
say goodbye to WINDOWS
 
Old 11-14-2003, 01:00 PM   #86
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I think the biggest improvement I saw wasn't in 9.2 it's self, but how much faster the aps opened. Eveloution 1.4 opens fast as hell now. Same with the new OO.org.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 02:00 PM   #87
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That's right. The whole OS was faster to boot.
 
Old 11-16-2003, 10:40 AM   #88
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Quote:
Originally posted by linuxfond
That's right. The whole OS was faster to boot.
you might want to put 9.2 on hold for a while if your looking for something that boots fast, i just downloaded VectorLinux and burned a Live CD and tested in on my compaq presario.

i said to myself, ok we are booting off a cd so we'll have to give it bit longer to get in there

bit longer my ass.... the damn thing took off faster on a cd than mandrake 9.1 does on the harddisk!

VectorLinux is built on top of Slackware, looks like i'll be investing that reserve 5 gig pretty soon.

check it out http://www.linuxiso.org/distro.php?distro=28

- perry
 
Old 11-25-2003, 02:14 PM   #89
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I don't know if I might have done something wrong but I got the Discovery Edition after trying out the Download Edition and the install of the Discovery went completely FUBAR. KControl was blank, programs not working at all. I'll try again tonight specifying "linux mem=1024M" and possibly "vga=normal". If it doesn't work then I'm back to Download Edition...
 
Old 11-25-2003, 02:31 PM   #90
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Well, I'm going on a full week with 9.2 on my laptop and for me (your mileage may vary) all I can say is WOW.

It looks sleek (the boot up anyway) and for the first time ever...I can play dvds on my laptop right out of the box, using the rpms (well the plf ones anyway)...in 9.1 (I couldn't watch DVDs on any other previous distro to 9.1) I had to fiddle with hdparm, recompile a lean kernel, make sure to compile mplayer from source and not the rpms AND use it from the command line.

So far, there's been no problems at all and its a bit newer than 9.1 but the performance increase is substantial.
 
  


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