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  1. Hi John, I know nothing about your hardware, but assuming there is nothing wrong with it, I would suggest trying to run MDV 2008.1 or 2009.0. I found their performance much superior over newer versions for old hardwares. EDIT: Merry X-mess everyone!
  2. The shomaker goes barefoot... Apperantly chrome requires lsb package of version 3.2 or later. Running 2009.0, I only have version 3.1, so I can't install chrome on my machine.
  3. Google Chrome is now available in Beta version for Linux, both 32 and 64 bit: http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/w00t.html Right now only Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and OpenSUSE versions are available. Does anyone think it is safe trying to install the rpm package for Fedora and OpenSUSE? Does anyone dare to try? :)
  4. www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/w00t.html
  5. Sorry for the interruption, guys, it's fixed. I disabled the Wobbly effect and now everything is fine. I'll try to bring it back later and see what happens.
  6. Hi everyone, I've been running successfully Mandriva 2009.0 with compiz fusion for a few days now. Suddenly today Firefox started to launch in full screen without the borders decorators, so I can't even minimize the window. The problem occurs only with Firefox, other programs are running fine with their borders. Any tips? Thanks! [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  7. And that's my desktop after downgrading to 2009.0.
  8. First, welcome aboard. :) I accept your remark. Even though, since it was explicitly mentioned in the Errata, it was my responsibility to read about it before the installation, and surely before I wrote about it here. Since the issue is known to Mandriva and to the community, there is no point in leaving this topic open. The members sometimes review all the topics and search for the unsolved ones, and I didn't see it necessary to waste their time if the issue is known. Regarding your other questions - unfortunately, I don't know if there is a patch or when it is expected to hit Mandriva's mirrors. I decided to roll back to 2009.0, which is much more stable for me.
  9. Thanks Ian and arctic. I adopted your advice fully. I'm now writing this message from a formatted brand-new 2009.0 install. :) Still, can anyone explain to me what is the dual-arch release and what it is good for? Just for general curiosity purposes.
  10. OK, thanks, I didn't know that. Is it possible to make an upgrade with it? In Mandriva wiki it is described as "installable CD" (like live CD's and unlike Free DVD), but it's also mentioned there that it only runs LXDE, so maybe things changed. I'll try it next time.
  11. Thanks. The site is temporarily down, but I'll download later. I don't know how I missed that. Dual-arch version is not the same as Free, it contains only the core packages, and, if I'm not mistaken, LXDE. I'm running Gnome. I could upgrade with that and then do the completions from the network, but If I must use the network, I prefer to do it from scratch.
  12. Thanks! I may use it. I already see that octave 3 is available in the 2008.1 repos , which is good enough for me. Maybe after I install I'll try running on it also FF 3.5.
  13. Thanks! I can see the repos, but under "install" folder there is only boot.iso, no live CD's or free CD's. I can install from the network again, hope it works. I'll try it tomorrow, until then I have to decide whether to go with 2008.1 or 2009.0 (can't remember which of them was superior for my needs).
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