01.31.09

Episode 51 Mandriva 2009.0 xfce

Posted in Mandriva at 11:49 am by ewlabonte

This episode I install the xfce version of Mandriva 2009.0. It’s a very user friendly distro and great for people who want to avoid the command line. The artwork is also very well done. I didn’t have much to say so I skipped the intro.

 
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10.11.06

LIP 08: Mandriva – sleep good, wireless bad

Posted in Mandriva, Wireless at 3:21 am by serge

Our fourth show with Mandriva finds us bailing on the wireless, but finding some joy in having sleep available after some exploration of KDE options.

Overall, we are not highly impressed with Mandriva and this is reflected in only 3 out of 5 penguins in our highly scientific rating system. Compared to Suse, which garnered 4 penguins, this means Mandriva is in last place. Or if you are an optimist, second place.

With the second month of weekly shows under our belt, along with two distros, we move on to victu… err I mean.. distribution 3 next week. Will it be Ubunutu? Tune in to find out.

 
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10.04.06

LIP 07: Mandriva and X, third time’s a charm

Posted in Mandriva, Wireless, X at 3:37 am by serge

In a rare display of common sense, I realize that all three installation cds are needed, not just the first one. I am rewarded with a very nice X and KDE install. Kudos to the Mandriva team for a very pretty graphical installer.

We also come to find that Vim 7.0 comes installed out of the box. But this is the old school vim, terminal only. We then take a shot at installing the gui version and, after a little fumbling, get it working.

We then move on to the wireless card and find ourselves still fumbling around when the clock ran out. Will we get the wireless and sleep working before the fourth and final Mandriva episode? Tune in next week to find out.

 
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09.27.06

LIP 06: Mandriva take two

Posted in Mandriva, X at 4:16 am by serge

After a quick install from last week we revisit trying to get X going on Mandriva. We try different approaches, reconfiguring our Xorg.conf file, some google dancing, and another reinistall. Still no joy. We run out of time before we run out of will, so we shall try again next week. Oh, we also spend some time thinking about the world of Linux podcasts and offer ideas about what might be missing in the podcast soup. (And we get a clue about bitrates so the file size shrinks magically).
 
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09.20.06

LIP 05: Installing Mandriva

Posted in Initial Install, Mandriva at 3:13 am by serge

With one distribution under our belt, we move on to Mandriva. Things go pretty smoothly in what is a very quick 21 minute install – from reboot to reboot. Unfortunately, we learn that lilo is not grub and that Xorg has gone awol. Well, it looks like we have plenty to do in the next three shows on this distribution – stay tuned!
 
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