Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Oct 2007 22:25 UTC
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Earlier this week, Mandriva released Mandriva Linux 2008.0, the latest version of their flagship Linux distribution. Mandriva was so kind as to provide me with a copy of Mandriva Linux 2008.0 PowerPack, the commercial version. Back when it was named Mandrake, it was my first ever Linux distribution (I bought a Linux magazine), so I have always had a special place for Mandriva. Read on for a review.
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The only thing...
by eKstreme on Fri 12th Oct 2007 13:20 UTC
eKstreme
Member since:
2005-07-06

The only thing stopping me from moving to Mandriva now is the lack of multiple screen support. I just want a simple tool that detects the second screen attached to the laptop and configures it automatically. Seriously, that's the only thing. It's 2007 so do not ask me to edit any configuration file. I don't edit the registry on Windows - technology has moved on.

I say this because I've been testing many (and I do mean many) Linux and BSD distros to move away from Windows. The only thing that's remotely close to a usable system is Mandriva. I loved it back in April and now even more with the new release. Ubuntu is very clunky in comparison.

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RE: The only thing...
by AdamW on Fri 12th Oct 2007 15:18 in reply to "The only thing..."
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

What graphics card do you have?

If Intel, try this at a console:

xrandr --auto

If NVIDIA, try using:

nvidia-settings

If ATI, try using:

aticonfig

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