Home > Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris > Mandrake 9.2 RC1 Mandrake 9.2 RC1 Submitted by William Ashley 2003-08-27 Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris 45 Comments I started rsync’ing a Mandrake 9.2 beta 2 CD this morning and when I went to start the second CD this afternoon, I noticed that the beta 2 CDs were gone and there was a RC1 CD becoming available. About The Author David Adams Follow me on Twitter @david_adams 45 Comments 2003-08-27 9:06 pm I wasn’t aware you can rsync Mandrake — can someone name a fast european (preferable german) rsync server? 2003-08-27 10:00 pm I’m pulling double duty while Eugenia’s away. 2003-08-27 10:40 pm Way to go Mandrake, perfectly normal install WILL NOT BOOT. I get the grub prompt and now I’m going to have to manually boot the machine. Again, great job dummies. 2003-08-27 10:52 pm Will you guys quit picking on David? And who the hell is Larry the Cow ? 😐 2003-08-27 10:54 pm At least he’s a bit more competent that Eugenia. 2003-08-27 10:55 pm Exactly, David is cool. Friendly and responsive. 2003-08-27 10:57 pm This should be a great release. 9.1 is rock solid and I really look forward to the enhancements that 9.2 may provide. Better yet, the Spring release should be absolutely awesome as it will contain both KDE 3.2 and the 2.6 kernel. 2003-08-27 10:59 pm And who the hell is Larry the Cow ? 😐 Larry the Cow is Gentoo Linux’s mascot. 2003-08-27 11:06 pm from mandrake.com “August 28th, 2003 – Mandrake 9.2RC2 – Yes it’s going to be available soon 🙂 Anyway, many mirroirs aren’t ready yet, so more details about this first release candidate later. If you can’t wait, use BitTorrent to catch the ISOs. And you can even already discuss the RC.” fast development cycle… 2003-08-27 11:11 pm Way to go Mandrake, perfectly normal install WILL NOT BOOT. I get the grub prompt and now I’m going to have to manually boot the machine. Again, great job dummies. Easy, big fella. This isn’t the final release, there will still be bugs. Calling them dummies isn’t helping your cause. Try filing a bug report. 2003-08-27 11:22 pm im downloading as we speak. Mandrake for the people. 2003-08-27 11:23 pm Bug reports can be made here : http://qa.mandrakesoft.com It is a Bugzilla interface, easy to use. Complaining does not serve anything, especially when the final is released. If you have a problem with it, report it NOW, so that it will be corrected for the final. 2003-08-27 11:32 pm Easy, big fella. This isn’t the final release, there will still be bugs. Calling them dummies isn’t helping your cause. Try filing a bug report. Of course there are going to be bugs, but shotstoppers like this are completely unacceptable. I let it do all the partitioning for me, so it’s even worse to see this happen. With that said, Mandrake has otherwise been very nice. I’m really liking Gnome 2.4 beta. 2003-08-27 11:35 pm Larry the Cow is Gentoo Linux’s mascot. Ahhh, been there … done that. Spent 3 full days just trying to get my USB mouse working after bootup, so Larry the Cow’s distro can lick my ass 2003-08-27 11:35 pm The fact this shotstopper has not be found before means it is rare, then is it acceptable anyway ? What is unacceptable when they cannot check 100% of all configurations on the planet ? So fill a bug report with your exact hardware. Check your iso images too (md5 sums) and CDR quality. 2003-08-27 11:47 pm mandrake sucks If you’re looking for THE distro, here’s a hint…try Larry the Cow’s favorite distro I use Gentoo, but you shouldn’t force it on people who don’t want to use it. Stop the distro wars! 2003-08-27 11:48 pm Ahhh, been there … done that. Spent 3 full days just trying to get my USB mouse working after bootup, so Larry the Cow’s distro can lick my ass That’s because you’re either a) stupid, b) unable to search the Gentoo forums or ask in #gentoo, c) don’t understand the kernel options. 2003-08-28 12:16 am Why has my “Haha” post modded down? 2003-08-28 12:16 am He must be an idiot, because of course: 1. Linux supports EVERY piece of hardware in existance flawlessly. 2. Gentoo is the perfect distribution for the flawless operating system. Get a life. People have problems, sometimes unsolvable. This exists in every Operating System. 2003-08-28 12:20 am Spent 3 full days just trying to get my USB mouse working after bootup, so Larry the Cow’s distro can lick my ass Um, you do realize that I didn’t recommend Gentoo to you right? That was somebody else. I was simply answering your question. And I actually like Mandrake as that’s what I used since 7.2. It was only at version Mdk 9.1 that I switched to Gentoo myself (and only because I’d learned enough to step up to Gentoo–not because of Mandrake problems). I personally recommend Mandrake to most people who I come across. 2003-08-28 12:20 am That’s because you’re either a) stupid Hmmm … I was going to insert a comment here about Gentoo elitists cocksuckers, but on second thought … b) unable to search the Gentoo forums or ask in #gentoo Wrong. Check this thread: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?p=340310#340310 Keep in mind that the above thread was not fully developed at the time I had the problem … just a bunch of people like me who were all having the same damn problem. (BTW: I eventually fixed the problem thanks to the above thread, but then the whole thing with the NIC started – Netgear card/Natsemi chipset in the kernel, fixed. Then it was hell trying to get X up and running. Eventually, I got sick and tired of being sick and tired. Just getting a fucking OS up and running should not be this much work.) c) don’t understand the kernel options. You’re certainly right about this, and nor do I really want to, as it is not a requirement to properly set up other distros that Gentoo elitists like to diss so often. Am I missing something here? 2003-08-28 12:23 am When I said I couldn’t get the mouse working, I meant the keyboard … the problem ended up being the mouse 2003-08-28 1:37 am Hello World! Wow, that was easy. Gentoo is working for me right now… see?! But yeah, it did take a while to get it up(pun intended). Gentoo is good for me right now ’cause I want to learn more about gnu/lin. Now that I have learned some things, Gentoo is working fast and easy. I wouldn’t recomend it to anyone who isn’t willing to spend some time at the helm. “Am I missing something here?” I’m surprised you even tried Gentoo… the manual clearly states what it’s about and what to expect. Of course, you can’t predict everything… 2003-08-28 3:36 am I dont like them. But the title is interesting more than those so called new Star Wars films 2003-08-28 3:50 am By the way been using Mandrake since 6.5 (1999) and I am always happy to see the distro. I first used when I was curious about GNU/Linux. I am happy that 9.2 is coming out soon. However, I am really looking forward to the 2.6 kernel and KDE 3.2. Oh baby! 2003-08-28 5:02 am I’m running MDK 9.1 on my webserver since it’s quick to install and upgrade. All the tools provided for system administration helps me to administer my server without too much hassle. Now on my LapTop, I run Gentoo 1.4. Granted it took a while to install, but it’s peformance leaves MDK far behind. I’ve had no problems what so ever installing it. Gentoo is a pretty manual OS – much like Slackware (I used Slackware on all my machines before). Those kind of distros are a tad hard when you get conflicts, since you’ll have to resolv them manually. Gentoo is no newbie distro. It’s not for those that think reading HOWTOs and man-pages are a bore. It is for people that really know Linux or want to invest the time really learning it. For those it might actually be the best choice right now – together with Debian and Slackware for those who do not want the long install/compile-time. So stop whining, and choose a distro you can handle. Not everybody does this only for fun; some people actally use theese machines for productive reasons. Those should use MDK on the desktop. </nalle> 2003-08-28 8:09 am I like the Beta 2 Better than the RC1 version. Beta versions are usually better. 2003-08-28 8:26 am are there anny new screenshots available, to watch? 2003-08-28 9:02 am Mandrake! Mandrake! Too bad they had some problems a few months ago. Happy to see ‘m back on track (beta II is really doing a good job on my pc… Not taking the risk of upgrading to one of the rc’s…) Let us hope they releae 9.2 soon! 2003-08-28 3:09 pm again, kernel 2.6 will be in 9.2. It’s in Cooker contrib currently and will therefore be in 9.2 contrib. Admittedly it’s packaged by Olivier Thauvin and not the Mandrake kernel team, and the current version (2.6.0-test4) panics on both my Cooker systems, but hey, it’s better than nothing. Marginally. . Olivier’s test3 kernel works well on my laptop, so hopefully there’ll be another revision before 9.2 ships, and there’ll be a working 2.6 kernel for people to play with. 2003-08-28 8:28 pm Forget about it, 2.6 is going to be shipped with a higly patched 2.4.21 or an 2.4.22 kernel. 2.6 is far from ready to be implemented in new distro releases. 2003-08-28 8:30 pm Forget about it, 2.6 is going to be shipped with a higly patched 2.4.21 or an 2.4.22 kernel. 2.6 is far from ready to be implemented in new distro releases. I’m sorry for the mistake but it’s quite late allready (-: Correction: Forget about it, mandrake 9.2 is going to be shipped with a higly patched 2.4.21 or an 2.4.22 kernel. 2.6 is far from ready to be implemented in new distro releases. 2003-08-28 10:02 pm I upgraded to 9.2 RC1. Its using the 2.4.22 kernel and kde 3.1.3. It is noticeable faster around the gui. As always I dream about 2.6 kernel stable and kde 3.2 hehe but this is nice too. I do like the new on it start up it looks nicer than 9.1’s. I havent had crashes but had a couple problems with certain things but i think it is that I took the route of upgrading instead of fresh install. Also for those using a nvidia card the current installer doesnt work and there is no kernel on the nvidia’s ftp. Since 2.4.22 kernel just went stable a couple of days ago. I have to use the generic nvidia “nv” until nvidia gets on the ball and releases the new nvidia kernel. I guess i have to wait to play tux racer for a bit unless I go back to 9.1 hmm nah i’ll wait 2003-08-28 10:51 pm 2.6 kernel is in the contrib packages already. Add sources (mainly : main, contrib and PLF) using http://plf.zarb.org/~nanardon 2003-08-28 11:57 pm Added the kernel sources and voila nvidia drivers works. hehe. Now to get my floppy to work again.. So far no crashes and no kernel panics 2003-08-29 1:35 am do they have better mouse support / detection now ? thats one thing that really irritated me about Mandrake. 2003-08-29 1:54 am Yes, they do I have a usb M$ intellimouse and it works fine. But i need to get rid of the last of anything M$ hehe. I know what you are thinking i remember when mandrakes mouse support was weak. 2003-08-29 2:28 am I’ve screwd 3 CD’s because of those ISO’s. I’m not angry, but the RC is Alpha quality. The isntallation is freezing unexpected and they still compile their kernels with APIC support, aldo it is well known APIC is buggy. I won’t try Mandrake again. 2003-08-29 4:12 am I have 2.4.22 and I installed the official Nvidia drivers fine. I just ran the .run file, had it compile the module on my computer (rather than from FTP), and all is well. 2003-08-29 6:49 am @marc : have you checked your isos first ? The boot kernel is not compiled with ACPI. If you don’t report bug, why do you complain ? 2003-08-29 7:32 am PS : I meant APIC. 2003-08-29 8:54 am Apparently this bug has just been reported. There are people who logically report bugs when they try a beta/rc… 2003-08-29 10:00 pm I agree. I was just angry. The truth is that I was mad, but I’ve reinstalled 9.1 and I’m happy, its rock-solid. I guess I’ll install 9.2 after they release a few patches for it…. 2003-08-31 6:29 pm the kernel in 9.1 uses APIC. The kernel in 9.0 uses APIC. Every other distribution’s kernel that I’m aware of uses APIC. Can you point me to a distribution whose default kernel is not APIC-enabled? michiel: as I wrote, MDK 9.2 will include kernel 2.6 in contrib, which is a separate repository that contains unsupported packages usually packaged by a third party. You can add it as an urpmi source, or if you buy a box set version larger than the standard 3-CD version, you get contrib included. 2003-09-01 6:40 pm I just upgraded to Mandrake 9.2 RC1, it works fine. The only thing I have noticed is that evolution 1.4 does not display the calender correct. Other than that no complaints.