Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 26th Apr 2007 20:35 UTC, submitted by Valour
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris "After making a lot of progress with Mandriva Linux 2007, I thought perhaps Mandriva had turned over a new leaf, and was using that release as a starting point for an overall better quality operating environment. I was totally wrong. Both the PowerPack Edition and Discovery/LX have slid so far back with version 2007.1 that I have serious doubts as to the future of Mandriva's viability as a commercial desktop operating system." Read more at SoftwareInReview.
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Driver issues
by Lion75 on Fri 27th Apr 2007 16:42 UTC
Lion75
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2007-04-27

I've been using mandriva since it was named mandrake and found some rough spots here and there. it's also the case with 2007.1 but this time it's not mandrivas fault.

My monitor, a syncmaster225bw simply resused to show any picture when using the build-in commercial fglrx driver together with my radeon9800 pro (i'm using powerpack). The oss ati driver works fine though. That forced me to ditch ati and purchase a new geforce card to make it work without problems. I've tried the same driver on pclos2007 tr3 through synaptic and encountered exactly the same problem.

That said, i think Mandriva have made a great distro with 2007 and 2007.1 - i now use 2007.1 spring for everything, including games and multimedia. I can only recommend it.

Sorry for any typeo's. - if there's any!

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