CxOrg Posted November 23, 2009 Report Share Posted November 23, 2009 (edited) Having chosen Mandriva as my preferred distribution of Linux I found that the install of Mandriva Spring 2010 on the NC20 is mostly painless. It is best if you have an external USB CD drive and you also have a standard Ethernet cable connecting your NC20 to your hub or router and everything will go smoothly. The resulting installation is fully working except the Nano processor frequency control and some aspects of the ViaChrome video driver ie no 3D, problems with screen power saving and external screen support missing or not working. Not many distributions are this complete! PS: I would suggest once the install is complete adding the PLF repos using Easy Urpmi. The Official repos should already be in place with the install. Once all updates are done using these PLF sources then you could add as I have the MIB group repos this will give you access to many other more up to date applications such as Skype. It is best to keep "backport" repos disabled unless you know what you are doing. With these enabled there is a risk of allowing new buggy versions to be installed as updates. You have been warned! I hope to build up a list of fixes for the NC20 and the new Mandriva 2010 Spring (One) distribution. Here is the list so far of problems which need to be fixed: - Frequency scaling of the processor which out of the box runs at 1.5Ghz all the time. - Find or compile a better ViaChrome9 video driver for passable support for desktop 3D animation. (*) - Get that driver to work with external screens. (*) - Get that driver to wake up the back-light after power saving switches off the screen. (*) - Bluetooth pairing with proper pin exchange. - Get all the FN keys to work - The Windows program environment Wine installs OK but freezes the machine on launching Wine. (*) - Samba does not seem to be functioning even after installing and providing a conf file.? Getting an updated video driver could/should fix the (*) items. Other contributions to make this more complete welcome! Contribute your success with any of these issues or new ones for the NC20 configuration in this topic. Do add any details or variations on these fixes which I have missed! [moved from Laptops etc by spinynorman - welcome aboard :)] Edited February 8, 2010 by CxOrg Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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