Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Oct 2007 16:16 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Mandriva Linux 2008 is now available for download on the official site (release announcement), and on the network of public mirror servers. 2008 includes all the latest software and enhancements over previous Mandriva releases. You will find KDE 3.5.7 and the new GNOME 2.20 already integrated, kernel with fair scheduling support, 2.2.1, a 3D-accelerated desktop (Compiz Fusion and Metisse), Firefox, and much more. You can read about the new features of Mandriva Linux 2008 in depth in the Release Tour. The release notes contain important information on changes from previous releases. The errata will contain information on any future known issues and solutions for them.
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"Could you please run this command as root, so I can know exactly which Unichrome chip your board has?

lspcidrake -v | grep VGA"


Card:S3 UniChrome-based cards with 3D support: VIA Technologies, Inc.|VT8623 [Apollo CLE266] integrated CastleRock graphics [DISPLAY_VGA] (vendor:1106 device:3122 subv:1019 subd:b320)

By the way, when I talk about "3d acceleration", I'm talking simple stuff like running PlanetPenguin Racer both fast and smooth (which it does on Deb based distros, but seems to fail on my recent forays into RPM based distros). Now, serious 3d stuff, like GoogleEarth, never works correctly (I don't think it works correctly with OpenGL, but prefers DirectX).

I just want the diversion of PPRacer, or TuxKart, once in a while, and the knowledge that my hardware is being fully utilized by my installed distro.

"also, if you have been successful in getting 3D acceleration on other distributions, could you let me know how? Thanks!"

I would gladly tell you that, if I ever successfully did it manually myself. But I haven't. The hd auto-dection and auto-configuration of Debian, Ubuntu, SimplyMepis, Kanotix, sidux, Kubuntu, and Linux Mint have all done it for me.

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