I have a new Acer Aspire laptop, and with all the fuss around Mandriva, I
decided to try two of its derivates to make a dual boot system.
First I tried a PClinuxOS which I downloaded about a year ago. It starts as
a live CD OK on that machine, but on installation there were a few problems.
First is the ATI Radeon HD 6250 graphical chip. When using the recommended
driver (fx) the test of the setting shows a grey screen with the
question "is this the correct setting". No matter what I answer there, the
screen then goes black, and the machine hangs.
I can get around by using the vesa driver, but then at the Network settings,
the Atheros ethernet device is not recognized. That made me give up on it.
Maybe a newer version of PClinuxOS supports this Atheros better?
Next Mageia 1. The same problem and "solution" with the ATI Radeon HD 6250.
The Atheros ethernet works OK, and the installation completed successfully.
But then, in the Control center, it did not detect my NFS exports on my main
machine, although I could mount these manually. I tried to install webmin,
which it did. But the package seems to be broken, the whole /etc/webmin
directory is missing, so I could not start webmin.
I left Mageia on it now, but at the first occasion I'll try Mandriva again!
Just to let you know why I'm still asking questions on this forum, and still
bothering good-willing people like BT and alikes.
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