Mandriva 2008 Powerpack with Linux Magazine
Posted 13 March 2008 - 05:55 PM
I got Mandriva 2008 Powerpack with March issue of Linux Magazine. I am yet to install it on my home machine. But before that I would like to ask you few questions in this order:
1. Has this version of powerpack fixed some bugs that were reported when mandiva 2008 released, because it is long gap from that date.
2. Does this version has updated kernel and xorg since it's very long duration from the date of mandriva 2008 release to the date when linux magazine distributed it free with the magazine.
Hope somebody will answer these questions.
Waiting for your answer earnestly.
Posted 13 March 2008 - 07:12 PM
Posted 13 March 2008 - 07:19 PM
Posted 13 March 2008 - 08:29 PM
To be fair, by releasing the Powerpack to a magazine they have already insulted those that paid full price.
Posted 14 March 2008 - 10:07 AM
Last night I installed Mandriva 2008 Powerpack on my notebook. I have some weird problems after installation. I am unable to pay video dvds on lindvd. What's worse, I can't browse the video dvds though I have no problem browsing data dvds.
I have also installed libdvdcss still nothing to my avail.
Previously I had none of the problems with mandriva 2008 free. I had a great computing experience after installing some non-free stuffs. But how come such weird things happen with powerpack.
Please help me out!
Thanks in advance.
Posted 14 March 2008 - 10:56 AM
Do you get any strange message in console when you insert a commercial video DVD?
This post has been edited by scarecrow: 14 March 2008 - 10:58 AM
Posted 14 March 2008 - 11:44 AM
Actually I have already installed libdvdcss2 and libdvdnav. The strange thing is that I can't even browse any video DVDs. But there is no problem in reading/browsing data DVDs. Installed mplayer and vlc both, but still I can't play any commercial DVDs, though all of them played well on Mdv 2008 Free.
While browsing solutions for my problem on official mandriva forum and on this forum I found many having bad experience with lindvd and mdv 2008 ppk. However, all of them have problem with playing the DVDs, but here I can't even browse the video dvds.
Let me cut short the facts:
1. there is no problem in browsing data dvds
2. unable to play or browse video dvds
3. libdvdcss2 and libdvdnav is installed
4. vlc and mplayer are also installed
5. shows no message on konsole while i pop in a video dvd
please suggest a fix for this problem
Posted 14 March 2008 - 11:56 AM
Posted 14 March 2008 - 12:06 PM
Posted 14 March 2008 - 12:23 PM
i think it's better to go back to mdv 2008 free. i had no such problem with the free version, but ppk created all the issues -
is not it an irony! many users have problem with playing and browsing dvd with ppk. is it worth its salt. perhaps mdv people hurriedly brought out the ppk, they should have tested it well.
one lesson i learnt ppk is not as good as its seems from a distance.
Posted 14 March 2008 - 12:48 PM
Posted 14 March 2008 - 03:49 PM
However, i am still looking for answers on why mdv ppk could not even mount the video dvds. I think it's the most hurried or improvised work than a polished one.
Lessons to all linux lovers, try mdv free. powerpack is just a disappointment.
Posted 14 March 2008 - 07:04 PM
However, prior to the install, I would have done something like this:
rpm -qa | grep -i dvd | sort > dvd_package_list
to list what dvd packages I had installed, and maybe even:
rpm -qa | grep sort > full_package_list
and taken copies of these files to another machine. Then I would have done the install of Mandriva Free, and then compared the package listings to see what was different. Then it might have helped see why one worked and one didn't.