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Old 05-03-2005, 07:05 PM   #76
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Question Any feedback about how it works?


I've seen that a few people have installed this and it sounds like there is a reason to upgrade. Has anyone got a success story for a laptop?

I tried 10.1 on my laptop and the login screen came in all garbled and I was never able to fix it. I'm at 76% of the download for the 3 cd iso's so I'm just curious about the new version.
 
Old 05-03-2005, 08:04 PM   #77
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Just a hint. I used the UK mirror and it went at 350kb/s opposed to the 24kb/s mirrors i was getting here in the US.
 
Old 05-03-2005, 08:07 PM   #78
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Figures....

Welllll............I'm about 9 minutes away from having all 3 cd's. Will have to wait til Friday now since I have to go on the road tomorrow.

Hope I like the new version.

Thanks Though.
 
Old 05-04-2005, 02:15 PM   #79
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Hey mrmcct,
I have installed the madriva le2005 on a compaq presario 2100, 8mg vidoe, 40 GB HDD 128mg ram, and it works great. The install went very well and the only issue is there is onlt one lboot theme to chose from right night. I found that the themes for KDM, GDM and XDM are not in the Bootsplash folder under /usr/share/bootsplasf/themes. I don't know where they are or if mandriva did not put them in the ISO but I am sure there will be additional themes available. Anyway my notebook work great. I upgraded from mandrake 10.1 and so far it seems faster. Suspend even works without problems. Very cool distro. Enjoy.
 
Old 05-04-2005, 03:18 PM   #80
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Yes.
1. Remove your old package sources urpmi.removemedia
2. Add a new one visit easyurpmi
3. urpmi --auto-select
4. You still need to install a new kernel so issue "urpmq -y kernel" (without quotes) to see what kernels are available. Choose one.
5. Install your new kernel urpmi kernel-xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

I tried this last night. Took forever for the 865 packages to doadload and install. Woke up this morning and it was done. It worked, with one exception: I had to run 'update-menus -v' from the shell to get my KDE menus back in sync. Phewww...

It looks good, it runs fast, but I don't recommend this upgrade technique for the faint of heart!! If I had to do it again, I'd wait for the CD's or DVD

Ed
 
Old 05-06-2005, 08:11 AM   #81
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Update on Install

Easisest install yet. I just used the default installation and when it was finished my printer, scanner, and even my palm pilot (under kpilot) were recognized and worked fine. The USB thumbdrive automounts when plugged in.

I've had two issues since install:

1) Display did not work properly after install. My screen resolution was set to 1024x768 24bbp but the actual desktop looked like 640x480. I had to actually scroll around my desktop. Thanks to the help of Shade on this forum, I got my display to show without having to scroll around my desktop but the best resolution I can get now is 800x600. I suspect it's the chipset (Intel 82852/ 82855 GM/GME) on my laptop. I could never get 1024x768 resolution under any distro I have tried.

2) Wireless connection is still dicey. I have had no luck getting my Linksys wireless PCMCIA card to initialize. Here again, I think it's more me than the OS. This one I'll work on and figure out.

So far I have to say for ease of setup and use, this is by far one of the better distros I've tried.
 
Old 05-06-2005, 04:14 PM   #82
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will LE2005 able you to browse your windows NTFS partition? I ususally use xp to download music and just play the mp3s through linux. I thought I read somewhere, LE2005 has problems with the NTFS partition. Which file type is best to use if you are using NTFS on same harddrive, native or JSext3...?
 
Old 05-06-2005, 05:44 PM   #83
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Thumbs up As a matter of fact..........

I believe it will. All I had to do was create a new device on the desktop and point it to my ntfs partition and it read fine.
 
Old 05-07-2005, 12:21 AM   #84
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thanks for your response, is the official version of mandriva available to the public yet? the link posted here that direct you to torrentspy, is that the offical release? i think that was posted by mojo
 
Old 05-07-2005, 12:44 AM   #85
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actually, i think it would be easier if someone were able to direct me to a link instead of going through the hazzle of using bc or azureus, can any of you post a link when the offical release is open to public, i was going to use:

ftp://ftp.informatik.hu-berlin.de/pu...l/iso/2005/ppc

until someon said it was beta

thanks for your help!!!
 
Old 05-07-2005, 05:43 AM   #86
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Quote:
Originally posted by binny959
will LE2005 able you to browse your windows NTFS partition? I ususally use xp to download music and just play the mp3s through linux. I thought I read somewhere, LE2005 has problems with the NTFS partition. Which file type is best to use if you are using NTFS on same harddrive, native or JSext3...?
I installed it in hope that it would be able to read NTFS... guess I was wrong :/ Isn't there some kind of an NTFS plugin?
 
Old 05-07-2005, 04:50 PM   #87
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Try this

QUOTE]I installed it in hope that it would be able to read NTFS... guess I was wrong :/ Isn't there some kind of an NTFS plugin?[/QUOTE]

You may want to check out the link below but my 2005LE was readiing ntfs from the start.

http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/[
 
Old 05-07-2005, 05:31 PM   #88
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Maybe mine can too, it's just that I can't find the NTFS partitions from Konqueror.
 
Old 05-08-2005, 12:13 PM   #89
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Check here

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Maybe mine can too, it's just that I can't find the NTFS partitions from Konqueror.
/mnt/windows (or whatever you named your C:\ drive in Windows)

That's where I found it and then created a new device on my desktop to point to it.
 
Old 05-08-2005, 01:07 PM   #90
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whats so special about it?
 
  


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