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Old 02-04-2007, 01:37 AM   #1
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Mandriva One - Installs and runs REALLY SLOW


Ok so I downloaded Mandrivaone from:
mandriva.com/en/download/mandrivaone

I burned it to a CD and installed it. Everything installed fine and it runs fine as a secondary OS to an XP/Linux dual boot system.

The only problem is, is that it runs really slow. The mouse lags heavily, I have to type really slow in order for it to register all the keystrokes. Below are my system specs, let me know if you can help.

Asus A8N-VM Micro ATX
AMD 3800 XP 64 bit
Geforce 5200 (Upgrading to 6600GT)
768mb Ram
HD1 Windows XP
HD2 Mandriva

If you need any more info let me know. I really want to get this working. Thanks.

Colin
 
Old 02-04-2007, 02:15 AM   #2
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I don't have Mandriva one, but I believe you need to install nvidia drivers for your card, that certainly speeds things up in my Fedora Core 6. If you have set up all your repositories from here:

http://mandrivausers.org/easyurpmi/

Then check through main menu/system/configuration/packaging/install packages (not sure if this is right place but should be in general area), and check the list for nvidia drivers.

For Fedora, there is a different driver for the 5200 compared to 6600

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Old 02-04-2007, 02:18 AM   #3
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For my Mandrake 10.2 I used the Linux driver from nvidia's web site.

EDIT: You have to grab the 64 bit one

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Old 02-04-2007, 02:21 AM   #4
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When I go to see the system info it comes up showing that the 5200 is installed. However, you guys know more than I do so I'll do whatever you say. I'll give'er a go once i get home.
 
Old 02-04-2007, 02:23 AM   #5
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This web site is your "God" for anything regarding your distro.

http://www.mandrake.tips.4.free.fr/

EDIT: Than again, maybe not, I don't see Mandy 2007 stuff in here.

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Old 02-04-2007, 02:45 AM   #6
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I'm not sure about Mandriva, but usually the distro will install a generic driver to get you going, but usually for Mandriva you should use the one from nvidia's site. Try using the search feature on the right in the main menu to see what others say about it by typing Nvidia drivers for Mandriva One 2007 as key words, or something similar.
 
Old 02-04-2007, 02:51 AM   #7
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Awesome man, Thanks a bunch. This was actually the easiest linux install i've ever done... They did a damn good job with this set-up. One weird thing is, I can run it right off the cd without even installing it..
 
Old 03-18-2007, 07:18 AM   #8
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Yes, it's kind of meant to run right off the CD... That's what makes it special.
 
Old 03-18-2007, 12:52 PM   #9
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Mandriva One is a live CD. You can install it to the HDD from the running OS. Depending on which image you burned, you may already have the proprietary nVidia drivers installed. You can find out more about the one you used here.

HTH,
 
Old 03-18-2007, 10:42 PM   #10
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I installed it on an Intel 3.2 Gig with an ATI AIW 2006 Express video card. It runs too slow to be of any use on my system as well but does show the correct video driver. Fortunately I only installed on a "test" harddrive, I'm leaving my server with an older version of Mandriva since it runs just fine. The new version is prettier but that's not enough by itself. I did notice (used 4 cd install) that there are many programs that came with the older version that are not included with the newer one (many games missing for example).

I think the slowness is more than just video drivers.
 
Old 03-19-2007, 06:36 AM   #11
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Well
I love them both, I have a few different distributions but I'm hooked on Mandrake/Mandriva. I also like how Mandriva 2007 DVD can install both 32 & 64 bit which was handy because the only reason I got it was for my Pentium M in my laptop which is 32 bit. But I also have free space on my desktop so I installed the 64 bit on it, and it is my current favorite. I still need and will not get rid of my Mandrake 10.2 because it is the only 32 bit Linux on my desktop, and it is flawlessly solid, as long as I don't install Nvidia drivers from nvidia, which makes it freeze when using it for long periods of time. I just finished re-building it because I got rid of /home and that blasted Nvidia driver, changed my data partition to NTFS from Fat32 which gave me unlimited file size.
I have not took the plunge and installed nvidia from Mandriva repo yet on the 2007, hopefully tomorrow, seems to be fine without anyway as I'm not a gamer. Not like Fedora which was a turtle without 'em. No need in Etch, it's a bloody rocket.
 
Old 03-19-2007, 02:00 PM   #12
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You should set up the Mondriva Linux Internet Software Media Sources. See the article on my blog
 
  


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