[oclug] Mandrake 10
en916 at freenet.carleton.ca
Wed Jun 30 09:36:21 EDT 2004
> On Tue, 2004-06-29 at 16:11, Dave Edwards wrote:
> > > I'm considering trying out Mandrake 10 out of curiosity and I was
> > > wondering if anyone here has given it a try? If so, any comments,
> > > likes/dislikes?
> > I've been running it since 10-community, and I used urpmi to upgrade
> > to 10-official. It's an improvement on 9.x. I've had no problems
> > with it.
> I went the same route. I'm happy with it. In particular, I'm very
> pleased that it recognizes every piece of hardware I own, including:
> scanner, digital camera, web cam (plus all the obvious stuff like
Well, I installed it last night but encountered a few problems. The major problem is that I can't get my wireless card to work. It's a DWL-650, Prism II card. It has worked fine under Mandrake 9.1, Fedora 1, and Knoppix 3.4, always using the orinoco_cs module.
At the end of the install, there's a summary screen where you can configure a whole bunch of things, like your display, printer, mouse, country, etc. In the network settings, I tried specifying a lan connection with the orinoco_cs module for the card, but it hasn't worked. A possible reason is that at the beginning of the install, it asked me to provide the driver disk, which I didn't have (it wasn't in the bittorrent), and which I've never had to provide installing any other distro. I'll check Mandrake's site today for that driver disk.
Another problem (although not critical) is that during the install it eventually asked me for the 4'th installation disk, but the bittorrent only had 3 iso's.
Also, I have a nitpick with the disk partitioning during the installation. When specifying a partition's size, you have to use a slider which isn't precise. For example, I wanted a 256MB swap partition, but the slider went from 209 to 274. It would be better if there was a text box to input the size you wanted.
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