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Old 10-06-2006, 05:52 PM   #1
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Mandriva 2007 (Cooker Version)is a DUD


An avid user of Mandriva -alas no more
Got the new DVD free with Linux Magazine and ........the X.org windows doesn't work so I cant even get in to look without a lot of command line work. Had a look with a Mepis live disk and the config file seems ok .

So wake up Mandriva this problem has had a lot of coverage over the last couple of months and its still not getting it right -More work needed,shame about that

EDIT - This is the cooker "version"

Last edited by tytower; 01-18-2007 at 03:52 AM. Reason: Correct by observation
 
Old 10-06-2006, 07:40 PM   #2
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Sorry you are having problems tytower.

There's a stage where the installer says your display card has options (or something like this) and asks if you want to take advantage.

Yesterday I installed in a machine with a very new m/board and cpu where I had been having problems installing Mandriva. I selected 'yes' and was/am delighted to find that the installation went ahead no problem. Still seems ok.

Tonight I installed on this, my main, now older machine (year 2000) where I have installed Mandrake/Mandriva many times. I chose 'yes' again, although I was surprised my old display card would have any hidden attributes at this stage.

The installation failed. Could not install the kernel. The problem was very similar to what I had on the newer machine before.

I tried again answering 'no' and it's ok now. I had in between tried re-installing 2006 Club and that failed as well. I can tell you I was in a panic - no backup of lots of data - not expecting difficulty.

The new 2007 is beautiful compared with the Christmas club edition of 2006. Very glossy. I have tried just putting in a dvd and it played straight off, the LinnDVD 'does what it says on the tin'.

I have hardly used it yet but it looks good to me. Hope you can get sorted.
 
Old 10-06-2006, 08:23 PM   #3
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I am now a proud user of Mandy 2007 free x86_64.

And I agree that it is good.

I had huge problems with beta2, I was thinking of a new distro too.

Tried Ubunto dvd from the linux magazine and no go, it would fail to load. How disheartening, I'd heard so much about it and now with my new 64 bit amd and dvd burner I couldn't even try it out!

Persistance pays off.

Find another source and try it again.
 
Old 10-07-2006, 10:19 AM   #4
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Quote:
An avid user of Mandriva -alas no more
Got the new DVD free with Linux Magazine and ........the X.org windows doesn't work so I cant even get in to look without a lot of command line work. Had a look with a Mepis live disk and the config file seems ok .

So wake up Mandriva this problem has had a lot of coverage over the last couple of months and its still not getting it right -More work needed,shame about that
Everything works fine for me, please don't come spread your FUD. IMHO, Mandriva 2007 is their finest release to date (in my time since Mandrake 9.0).

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Old 10-07-2006, 12:06 PM   #5
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The version of Mandriva 2007 being shipped by Linux Magazine does not seem to be the same as the official Mandriva 2007. The official Mandriva 2007 was released only a few days ago, so how could have Linux magazine have got the isos, manufactured the discs in bulk and shipped them with their magazine in such a short period of time?
 
Old 10-07-2006, 02:17 PM   #6
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I have had no trouble with Mandriva 2007 since RC1. I know that the only issue I have seen with video is one should use the plf rpms for nvidia rather than the nvidia installation progam. There is something about the 9.xx driver fixing the current installation issue, although again, plf rpms have no issue. My hardware is old! (AMD1800xp, nforce2 ultra mb, and 5200fx video)I have been using Mandriva since 7.0. I also think that this is the best install and the fastest running version yet. I am also running 3D desktop with no slow down.

While no 3d because of stinky SIS chip, my laptop also runs Mandriva 2007 without problems.

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Old 10-08-2006, 12:47 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by reddazz
The version of Mandriva 2007 being shipped by Linux Magazine does not seem to be the same as the official Mandriva 2007. The official Mandriva 2007 was released only a few days ago, so how could have Linux magazine have got the isos, manufactured the discs in bulk and shipped them with their magazine in such a short period of time?
that's what I asked someone else on here, if it's a beta or not, because I don't think the offical DVD version is actually on a DVD and ready to ship.
 
Old 10-08-2006, 01:16 PM   #8
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Just installed 2007 Free, and very happy! Took a bit of work getting the Internet on my Sagem Fast 800, purly because on 2006 I used eagle-usb and know what I was doing(ish), but now I have to uses ueagle-atm, but now I figured that out, everything else is just like 2006 but that bit better polished.

So if anyone reads this and is put off installing 2007, please don't, its just what you would expect it to be.

Only other thing is that I can't find the kernel source to install so i can install the nvidia driver and get the 3d desktop to work, and easyurpmi site is down.

But as a whole loving it!!! (in a non-macdonalds way of course).

[EDIT}
I agree with Ixthusdan, I think 2007 is running faster than 2006 did on the same hardware only a day ago.

Last edited by Richie55; 10-08-2006 at 01:20 PM.
 
Old 10-08-2006, 01:46 PM   #9
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Just installed 2007 Free, and very happy! Took a bit of work getting the Internet on my Sagem Fast 800, purly because on 2006 I used eagle-usb and know what I was doing(ish), but now I have to uses ueagle-atm, but now I figured that out, everything else is just like 2006 but that bit better polished.

So if anyone reads this and is put off installing 2007, please don't, its just what you would expect it to be.

Only other thing is that I can't find the kernel source to install so i can install the nvidia driver and get the 3d desktop to work, and easyurpmi site is down.

But as a whole loving it!!! (in a non-macdonalds way of course).

[EDIT}
I agree with Ixthusdan, I think 2007 is running faster than 2006 did on the same hardware only a day ago.
http://anorien.csc.warwick.ac.uk/mir...007.0.i586.rpm
 
Old 10-08-2006, 03:07 PM   #10
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equinox - Thankyou, what was the perfect reply.
 
Old 10-08-2006, 11:13 PM   #11
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See, the offical DVD x86_64 works for the most part, but loki installers dont. It shows errors, and even after installing the package, it still pops up.
 
Old 10-09-2006, 02:44 AM   #12
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X.org windows doesn't work so I cant even get in to look without a lot of command line work
did you try from the command line
drakx11 (and try various drivers, screen resolution etc)

I think you are clued up (if I remember other posts from yourself)

I had to run xorgconfig to get my video to work (see in another thread)
drakx11 did not manage to get xorg.conf set up properly
 
Old 10-11-2006, 11:55 PM   #13
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After a four and a half day bit torrent download I can say 2007 official free dvd is flawless on my machine. I've been away from linux for nearly a year and other than a quick command line refresher all is well with the new release. First time running with an ati card on linux, and no probs.
 
Old 10-12-2006, 03:06 AM   #14
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Mandriva 2007.0 (official) free working excellently here. I agree it seems faster, looks great and better still my old AMD 1800+ processor is running 10 to 15 degrees Celsius cooler than it did when I was using Mandriva Linux 2006.0.

The images are out on the mirrors, 4 CD or 1 DVD set, or you can get the boot.iso image from the install directory and do an ftp install.
 
Old 10-12-2006, 07:05 AM   #15
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I haved asked mod to split thread

yes, did also a full install on spare partition to compare
- kdm works strangely (some functionallity missing compared to full install 2007)
- xorg a bit confused
- ndiswrapper needed -e then -i
wlan0 settings lost despite cfg still there, add to retype SSID and wep key from /etc/sysconfig
otherwise not noticed anything else, but did not try hard
 
  


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