On Thu, 26 Feb 2004, Paul O'Malley wrote:
> Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 15:51:15 +0000
> From: Paul O'Malley <ompaul at eircom.net>
> To: Alan Horkan <horkana at maths.tcd.ie>
> Cc: ilug at linux.ie> Subject: Re: [ILUG] MandrakeMove on PCLive!
>> On Thu, 2004-02-26 at 12:06, Alan Horkan wrote:
> > On Thu, 26 Feb 2004, Kevin Buckley wrote:
> > Unfortunately like just about every liveCD except Knoppix it has failed to
> > work with either of the two machines i have at my disposal.
> > - Alan
>> What are these mystery machines, when does the install fail/not work?
> Motherboard / Processor/ Video Card/ Disk size (and free space)/other
> useful stuff that you can think of. Maybe someone may help.
One of them is a Dell Dimension 4100 and there seems to be a Video card
problem. I suspect it might be because I have a spare Video card plugged
in but doing nothing or possibly the generic second hand monitor I'm using
but I have other operating systems already working on the machine
including RedHat 9 so I'm not particularly worried.
The other is a crappy old Compaq Deskpro.
I would report the bugs but I could spend all day reporting bugs
(computers hate me) and more pragmatically I dont have any great need for
a Live CD based distribution (and LiveCDs seem largely baised towards KDE
but I prefer Gnome). I was hoping the LiveCD would 'Just work' TM but it
didn't and have a magazine and bunch of other stuff on the coverdisk so I
I would look into it if developers people were really interested, i do
find it a little odd that it didn't work on the Dell machine and although
I appreciate the generous offer of help there are other bugs and things
that interest me more (for amusement I'm currently poking and prodding
Inkscape an excellent vector graphics program).
I mostly wanted to know if they had the insight to run the GIMP with the
--no-data flag to prevent it from being hideously slow by default (plugins
still load on demand) which the GIMP developers seem to think is a good
idea. That is certainly something I'd be willing to file a bug report on
if I was actually able to check.
I very much appreciate the work Mandrakesoft Ireland are doing and I
intend to reevaluate Mandrake again now that RedHat is pushing Fedora, I'm
waiting for Mandrake 10 but I'm tempted to try the Betas if anyone in the
city centre is willing to burn CDs for a nominal charge. (I'd buy
Mandrake Move with USB key in a heartbeat if I knew I could use it instead
of the desprately bad Windows 2000 and XP machines here in most Trinity
college. Thankfully there are about 20 machines in the Computer Science
department already running Mandrake 9).
Thanks for the comments
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