[ILUG] Mandrake 10
kevin at cybercolloids.net
Tue Apr 27 15:24:18 IST 2004
We have been running 9.1 for the desktops in the office and have just loaded
10.0 onto one machine to see what its like. KDE 3.2 looks great but we also
won't be rolling it out to everyone as some of the applications appear to
fall over occasionally whereas 9.1/9.2 seem more stable. As you said it
didn't find the USB mouse and having a USB mouse attached appeared to bring
the install to a complete freeze. Replacing with a USB->PS2 adaptor worked
OK. The KNotes icon in Kontact doesn't work and crashes Kontact and there is
no way I can explain to my users...don't click this icon....its just too
tempting for them. I personally preferred the old Mandrake control centre
with all the menus listed down one side but thats my preference. I will wait
a few months and see what the updates look like....then we will decide.
On Mon, 26 Apr 2004 Laurent_Coudeur at lionbridge.com wrote:
> I had trouble installing the prerelease of 10.0 on my SCSI system due to
> some now documented installer bug.
> Do you guys know if they fixed it for the "official" release
As usual with *.0 releases Mandrake 10.0 has a load of problems - USB
keyboard and mouse aren't detected (even though they were found flawlessly
in 9.2). Its messed up its detection of a bog standard Hauppage TV-card
which worked perfectly from install under 9.2. It was supposed to come
with drivers for Atheros wireless cards (unless I mis-read a post I saw
somewhere a couple of months ago) but doesn't - MADwifi is pretty mature
at this stage, I see no reason why they wouldn't include it. At least they
decided to include the kernel source drivers this time round (and for 9.2
these were strangely misnamed on certain mirrors).
I'm sticking with 9.2 until 10.1 / 10.2 is out.
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