yeah, Mandrake beta is pretty cool all right. Especially the devfs thing.
There are problems with it though. When I try to use a usb mouse with it,
the mouse works perfectly on first boot up, but on second boot up the
/dev/usbmouse file is missing. Don't think it's a fault on the part of
devfs, might be to do with the hardware configuration tools on Mandrake.
Also supermount doesn't work, but I don't use that anyway and it's a known
issue, will probably be fixed in the next beta. All other minor problems are
similar to the ones I had when I upgraded the kernel, little issues with the
framebuffer and aurora and stuff.
Nice things i've noticed:
innovative config tools
reiserfs, jfs and ext3 support on installation (personally i love reiserfs)
KDE and GNOME updates.
Nautilus 1.04 and Mozilla 0.93 (much faster than previous versions)
Vorbis RC2 (the future of audio compression)
XFree86 4.10 (plus updated drm support in the kernel)
apache 1.3.20, php 4.06 etc.
you get pretty much the latest version of everything, which is why I've
always loved the Mandrake distribution. (any other distribution I've tried
just made me go running back to it, except Debian).
----Original Message Follows----
From: Ruairí Newman <bofh at tech-mad.org>
Reply-To: Ruairí Newman <bofh at tech-mad.org>
To: CLUG <cork at linux.ie>
Subject: [CLUG] Mandrake 8.1 beta 1
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 10:12:57 -0400
If anybody wants ISOs for the above, I'll be in Cork on Saturday. Have to
say it works really well. Downloaded and installed it last night and have
been using it since with no problems.
The root console built in to the Mandrake Control Center was a major
and Konqueror is looking much better on the functionality side... it does
to have a few issues though with things that worked fine in the previous
release, so if you depend on Konqueror, I'd give it a miss until it's
All in all though it's got a nicer feel to it, and definitely works better
than my previous really impatient attempt at installing KDE 2.2 on Mandrake
(rpm -Uvh --force --nodeps *.rpm).
As for Gnome 1.4 I can't say enough good things about this...
Anyway, coffee time. If you want the ISOs on Saturday, mail me back before
Thursday 7pm. And bring £1.50 to cover the cost of the two CDs. Or you can
buy me a pint ;)
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