Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th May 2008 20:37 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Two Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring reviews came out in the last couple of days. ZDNet notes that "Mandriva Linux is popular with developers and enthusiasts, and there's a thriving community ready and able to help with problems" and concludes that "overall we liked what we saw. Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring may not be the best distro for the newcomer moving over from Windows, but if you're used to the way Linux works and want to try something different, give it a try". Linux.com praised the hardware support and the Control Center, and declared that "despite a few minor glitches, after several weeks of testing the two Mandriva flavors, I have finally come across a distro that gives you the best of the GNU/Linux and proprietary worlds in terms of ease of use, range of software, and stability on hardware that ranges from old Celerons to newer multi-core machines".
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RE[2]: I'm very pleased
by JeffS on Fri 30th May 2008 16:33 UTC in reply to "RE: I'm very pleased"
JeffS
Member since:
2005-07-12

"JeffS - what problem do you have with your Broadcom wireless? It should be quite easy to get it working with at least ndiswrapper, you just have to run drakconnect, tell it you want to use ndiswrapper, and feed it a Windows driver. That *should* work..."

When I try to use ndiswrapper, and supply it the broadcom driver (from the Windows partion, no less), it gives me the error

"Unable to find the ndiswrapper interface".

I've checked to make sure that ndiswrapper is installed and the module loaded.

Maybe it's not installed and loaded properly. I've perused the Mandriva, and Mandriva users, forums, and came up with no real hot tips to solve the problem.

But, I'm probably not doing something correct with the ndiswrapper setup, and I'm guessing that you might know one (you've been a great Mandriva problem solver in the past). So any hot tips will be greatly appreciated.

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RE[3]: I'm very pleased
by AdamW on Fri 30th May 2008 16:36 in reply to "RE[2]: I'm very pleased"
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, I'll try ;) . First off, is this 2008 or 2008 Spring? That was a known issue in 2008, but if it's happening in 2008 Spring, it's something different and not immediately identifiable.

Okay, so assuming it's Spring, I need the following to help diagnose:

the output of this command at a console:

ndiswrapper -l

the contents of /etc/modprobe.conf

the bottom page or two of /var/log/messages immediately after you try to bring up the connection

Might be better to email it to me than try to post here - awilliamson AT mandriva DOT com. Thanks!

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RE[4]: I'm very pleased
by fretinator on Fri 30th May 2008 16:40 in reply to "RE[3]: I'm very pleased"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

Now that's product support!

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RE[4]: I'm very pleased
by JeffS on Fri 30th May 2008 16:52 in reply to "RE[3]: I'm very pleased"
JeffS Member since:
2005-07-12

"Might be better to email it to me than try to post here - awilliamson AT mandriva DOT com. Thanks!"

Done.

And thanks. I'm pretty amazed that I got such a quick response on this forum.

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