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Old 03-11-2004, 03:05 AM   #1
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Problems with MDK 10.0


I am a linux user (SUSE & Redhat) and i would like to hear if MDK 10.0 is better. i suppose yes while it has the new kernel.

But if there some bugs they can distruct my life

So i would like listen your impressions.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 03:36 AM   #2
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I am using Mandrake Linux 10 at this moment, and i am happy with it. The install went well, and I had a usable system after the first reboot. A few of the packages I selected for install did not get installed, so I had to use RPMDrake to install anything that did not install in the instalation process. I then set up the Software Media Manager to use the stable branch of cooker for its package repository, and updated any packages from there.

A few caveats are in order.

MandrakeLinux 10 is not in final release state yet. The .iso's I downloaded and installed are labeled MandrakeLinux 10 RC1 - first release candidate. Mandrake usually releasses 2 beta's, and 2 release candidates before releasing the final for any version.

If you have any data on your computer which you can not lose, do not install anything less than a final release version, and then, upgrade version only if you have a need - If the version on your system is working well for you, why change it? If you want to try out the next version of your OS, I suggest you set up a second computer as a 'toy'. This way, you can experiment safely, and still have your working box undisturbed.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 04:29 AM   #3
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When I installed Mandrake Linux 10 Beta 2, I had a problem with the printer install during setup. The installer crashed and started from the beginning. So I had to re-install. I defered setting up the printer until the install was finished.

This may be fixed in the Mandrake Linux 10.0 Community download however. I haven't downloaded it yet, so I couldn't say. It may also have only happened with my printer.

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Old 03-11-2004, 07:53 AM   #4
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A few of the packages I selected for install did not get installed, so I had to use RPMDrake to install anything that did not install in the instalation process. I then set up the Software Media Manager to use the stable branch of cooker for its package repository, and updated any packages from there.
That sounds very bad!
 
Old 03-11-2004, 11:23 AM   #5
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Re: Problems with MDK 10.0

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Originally posted by dominant
I am a linux user (SUSE & Redhat) and i would like to hear if MDK 10.0 is better. i suppose yes while it has the new kernel.

But if there some bugs they can distruct my life

So i would like listen your impressions.
I just installed it!

Mandrake 10.0 is phucking awesome! It runs a bit snapper and crisper with my GeForce II than 9.2 did. It installed perfectly for me.

It is without a doubt, not only a Windows killer, but it drives the nails in the coffin!

Gnome + Evolutiom + Mozilla + Gaim + Apache + MySQL + Gimp + OpenOffice = Death to M$

I would not even think twice about installing this for a desktop system throughout any business.



P.S. Please do not support WineX as it only encourages game developers not to provide native Linux support.

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Old 03-11-2004, 04:47 PM   #6
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problem with x server

Downloaded and installed 10.0. Was running stable 9.2 before. Install went well but when I reboot the x server crashed. Can't get KDE or Gnome to start. Any ideas to restart or recover Xserver?
 
Old 03-12-2004, 02:31 AM   #7
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#startx

i think.

It would be better to wait for a stable version of the MDK 10.0

What do you say?
 
Old 03-12-2004, 02:35 AM   #8
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i've uninstalled 10.00 community-powerpack, mandrake have made a mess up somehow because DRI does not load on my card and when i run glxgears all i get is a black block and no gears. I'll wait for the official release, im back to mdk 9.2 where everything works.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 05:20 AM   #9
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Hmm, I installed 10 and everything went perfect, I have not gotten around to trying to set up my sound, becuase I couldent get it to work with 9.2 either, but so far everything is running smooth.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 06:19 AM   #10
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10 is very good. There are a few install problems listed on the errata page, but it is worth it.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 06:31 AM   #11
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Mandrake 10 is by far the overall best distro I've used, though most of that is thanks to 2.6.3 and KDE 3.2

One thing to note, Wacom tablets do not work They did in 9.2 and earlier, but there's some weirdness going on with something recognizing them and addind the correct stuff to XF86Config-4, but the damn cursor just stays in the left side of the screen.
I believe it can be fixed, but I do not know how.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 07:11 AM   #12
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I snapped up Mandrake 10.0 Community Edition the second I could. With Mandrake's new (or, rather, newly altered) release system, I understand that Mandrake 10.0 Community is meant to be a stable v10.0 release; the idea being that if advanced/die-hard users grab it first, use it for a few months and report the bugs they find, Mandrake 10.0 "Professional Edition" will be super-stable (or something).

In my opinion, Mandrake 10.0 is less stable than previous releases -- compared to say 9.0, 9.1, 9.2. Mind you, this doesn't make Community Edition beta or RC quality. It's much more stable than that. In my experience, the bugs aren't show stoppers -- a few wizards and Mandrake dialoges (particularily from the new Mandrake Control Center) crashed mysteriously, and Kontact has bunked out on me for no reason a few times (might be a Kontact issue, rather than Mandrake.) A few other progs and system functions seemed a bit flakey post-install, but otherwise nothing too serious at this point. This is the kind of stuff that Mandrake want to catch before offering the "Professional" boxed product -- otherwise, Community Edition is stable.

Installation of Mandrake is getting easier and easier. 10.0 improves on this -- IMO, Mandrake Linux is the easiest distro to install.

Kernel 2.6 and KDE 3.2 is very nice Besides that, Mandrake have somehow managed outdo themselves in presentation. I couldn't beleive how much slicker Mandrake 9.x got with each increment, and despite that 9.2 was pretty darn slick, 10.0 blows it out the water. Smooth, smooth fonts, great layout, and a very consistant experience. A lot of Mandrake's strength comes from the formidable KDE 3.2 release. *Finally* an uncluttered KDE menu setup! *Finally* a "start new session" button in the KDE menu! *Finally* a default style (plastik) that rocks!

Still, those users who demand perfection and get irritated by weird, stupid, or nonsensicle bugs slowing them down during installation and post-installation might want to wait for the Professional Edition. Personally, I didn't mind wrestling with the new NVIDIA drivers before the worked. Didn't care about having to install extra packages that the install didn't offer. I didn't get bothered over a few other weird glitches. Nor was a too worried about fiddling with my devices before they eventually started working. Mandrake 10.0 CE does take a little bit of time to "settle down" after installation. If you're one of those that point at weird bugs like that and say, full of rage, misunderstanding, and hypocracy "Damn it! This is why Linux wont beat MS!" then wait for the "proper" release. If you want KDE 3.2 and Kernel 2.6 NOW, jump in and enjoy the ride!

Tim
 
Old 03-12-2004, 02:01 PM   #13
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the only disappointment i have is that I paid to become a silver club member, and on the club forums i have posted and asked for help so that i can get the dri to load as it did with mdk 9.2 and many other linux distros. i dont see what the problem is because they have reverted back to xfree86 4.3.

i seem to get better response on this forum than the club members forum. its not fun working with poor graphics and we all know what its like. i want to spend more time using the OS than browsing forums and searching for answers. i have also downloaded the xfree 4.4.0 binaries but got errors on the make World because of fonts.

i'll just wait for the official release and then if it doesn't work than its either doze or another distro that gets it right. sorry for my negativity but im just irritated at the lack of support especially when you have paid them
 
Old 03-12-2004, 02:07 PM   #14
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xfree 4.4 was removed and 4.3 used by almost all distros due to a new license.

Also, Mandrake 10.0 Community is an 'Official' release, they have released it after just 1 RC that is all.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 02:40 PM   #15
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Also, Mandrake 10.0 Community is an 'Official' release, they have released it after just 1 RC that is all.
Mandrake Community is not the "Mandrake 10.0 Official".
 
  


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