Yankee Posted May 25, 2012 Report Share Posted May 25, 2012 Well, I went ahead and put Mageia on my Toshiba laptop. Installing Mandriva 2010 was about the same, except for the video. 2010 had a problem with the Wifi and Mageia had the exact same problem. The driver is present but in the wrong folder. On 2010 I compiled it and it installed. When I went to check what happened it was in the right place and I noticed the other one in the wrong place. On Mageia I forgot all of that and tried to compile it and it failed. I still haven't sorted out why it wouldn't compile. Missing autoconf I think. Copying the driver to the right folder fixed it. I'll post the details when I'm not so tired. Getting KDE running was fairly simple once I got GRUB where I wanted it. I had to boot in safe mode and run XFdrake and select VESA...Then KDE came up and I enabled the non-free repositories and selected my driver. So, after getting it going I noticed that Compiz screws up the menus...they hang...don't pop out. In Chrome a right click on highlighted text doesn't produce a cut/copy/ etc menu. You right click and move the arrow around and you'll see the menu appear a line at a time as you pass over it. Also, the pager will not do a 2x2 arrangement :: It does four .... even if you change it. Turning off Compiz fixes all of these problems and the system itself and KDE are rock solid. It seems pretty fast and pretty stable. Even with Compiz eventually hanging KDE I was able to restart KDE and disable Compiz without rebooting. I don't think my fonts are right, could be my eyes as I'm really tired. No, they're not right. Something I've done. Kmail scripted signature just required I put the script I used in 2010 in a folder and use it's output as the signature. I also imported my filters and address book without any problem. I forgot to export bookmarks to the Windows partition so I'll have to boot windows and export from there and import to Mageia. One of my favorite screen savers works. It didn't work on 2011, but did on 2010. You can find it with google: kcometen4-1.0.6-1-unity2010.x86_64.rpm. It is a really nice 3D OpenGL one if you have not seen it. All in all I'm pretty happy. Have a stable system that I can build on and I'm sure someone will fix Compiz. I didn't try different drivers which is most likly an option. I hope Mageia takes #1 and holds for many years to come. This is a very good piece of work in such a short time. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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