Home > Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris > Mandrake 10.0 Review Mandrake 10.0 Review Eugenia Loli 2004-07-04 Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris 20 Comments DaveFancella.com posted a mixed review of Mandrake Linux 10. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 20 Comments 2004-07-04 6:06 pm I also ran across that KMail “bug”. Took me quite some time to figure it out… 2004-07-04 6:28 pm At the bottom of the review page: “All graphics and content on this website is Copyright 2003 by Dave Fancella. Some rights reserved.” Not really a very good review. 2004-07-04 7:11 pm No RPM (or anything else) for NVIDIA Geforce 4 MX 400 No functional OpenGL. Troubleshot and rebuilt kernels for 3 weeks straight….UGGGGG!! Reverted back to old ATI Rage Pro (32MB). VERY NOTICABLE difference. Great gameplay is no more. Looking to change distros again…. …although the new SMB is great!!! 2004-07-04 7:24 pm Why do you need a RPM for ? You don’t need a RPM for Nvidia’s drivers at all. As long as you have the source code for the kernel you are using installed then you are set. The installer compiles and builds the kernel modules by itself. Hell even if you have a previous installation of the Nvidia drivers installed the installation program even goes as far as removing those old drivers to re-install the new ones for you. It’s really a simple process with Nvidia as oppose to ATI’s screwed up method. 2004-07-04 8:19 pm “Linux 2.6…and for the new O(N) scheduler” it’s O(1) 2004-07-04 8:34 pm I’m running 10.0 with a NVIDIA Geforce 4 MX 440 with full exceleration, just……..install NVIDIA’s drivers for pete’s sake! Mdk is really a great distro. I’ve tried so many distros from suse9.1 and both fedoras, to arch, debian, gentoo, and countless others and the only system I always come back to is some version of mdk. 2004-07-04 9:25 pm now i see the point of debians virtual packages. with that you can say that you kave kmail and whatever else makes up the pim tool as actual packages and then have the pim as a virtual package more or less that depends on the kmail and so on. or way is there some code that acts as a framework for the pim? if so why could they not just split that into its own package with dependencys pointing to kmail and the other kparts needed? the way it is now can be seen a bit like how some isntalles in windows is done. i just want one part of the toolkit but i have to install all of it to get it to work 2004-07-04 9:25 pm <QUOTE> Mandrake has rearranged the Control Center completely, and I admit I’m not happy about it. Now it looks just like RedHat’s crappy tool which is itself a rip of Windows XP’s crappy tool. </QUOTE> RedHat has a control center? I thought it was a collection of indepentant python/GTK based tools. 2004-07-04 10:55 pm “Linux 2.6…and for the new O(N) scheduler” it’s O(1) Bah. Everyone knows that bigger exponents are better. Wake me up when Microsoft invents the O(N^2) scheduler… 2004-07-05 2:14 am There is also the addition of the anticipatory i/o schedular, CFQ, and dead line in the 2.6.x series. 2004-07-05 8:03 am >RedHat has a control center? I thought it was a collection >of indepentant python/GTK based tools. I think he means system preferences when browsed with nautilus. 2004-07-05 11:36 am It’s been a couple of years since I’ve owned an Nvidia card so I can’t speak on their behalf. However I can say that my Radeon 8500 is running with hardware acceleration under Mandrake 10 as is my Radeon 9800 Pro. Had a few problems when compiling the fglrx driver with the 2.6.7 kernel but it was nothing that a short trip to http://www.rage3d.com didn’t solve 2004-07-05 1:44 pm Bah. Everyone knows that bigger exponents are better. Wake me up when Microsoft invents the O(N^2) scheduler… Eh?? Since when O(N^2) is better than O(1)? Do you know what are you talking about? Victor. 2004-07-05 5:14 pm I think, that was only a joke …. 2004-07-05 8:16 pm I almost never perform an “upgrade”. I prefer a clean install, and Mandrake 10 Official has been fantastic on my “other” machine (my real workstation runs Slackware). The video card driver debate is negligible, anyway…I would download and install the latest drivers from Nvidia/ATI if I were running Windows anyway, so running one script from the command line doesn’t bother me in the slightest. I’ve tried many of the new “flavors” of desktop distros out there, and as a clean install I have to say that Mandrake 10 Official just feels like the best all-around system to me. Actually, I’m surprised ther haven’t been more reviews of Official…almost every review of Mandrake 10 has been of the Community (read: Release Candidate) Edition, but there have been about 1,000 reviews of SUSE’s new offering. 2004-07-05 9:29 pm It’s easy to troll now, Rayiner, now that Linux actually has an 0(1) scheduler. Sadly, Microsoft being so dull, has not changed from the O(1) scheduler that was implemented in NT 3.51. When did Linux get that scheduler, again? Is it production ready yet? 2004-07-05 10:32 pm Wow, I’ve never seen Safari suck so bad at getting a page right…. 2004-07-05 10:47 pm Anybody know if 3D acceleration works with Intel Integrated graphics? 2004-07-05 11:18 pm “Sadly, Microsoft being so dull, has not changed from the O(1) scheduler that was implemented in NT 3.51” they also put graphics stuff inside the kernel 2004-07-05 11:45 pm Direct Link for this comment mdk 10 By Leek0 (IP: —.westbelt.calltech.com) – Posted on 2004-07-04 19:11:49 No RPM (or anything else) for NVIDIA Geforce 4 MX 400 No functional OpenGL. Troubleshot and rebuilt kernels for 3 weeks straight….UGGGGG!! Reverted back to old ATI Rage Pro (32MB). VERY NOTICABLE difference. Great gameplay is no more. Looking to change distros again…. …although the new SMB is great!!! ———————– ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/1.0-6106/NVIDIA-Linux-… There are RPM’s for NVIDIAs drivers but I recommend the RUN file. It will install the driver against a known kernel. MDK 10 is not known so it has to be built from source. Make sure you already installed Kernel Source and tools for compiling (usually found in development section of install). To execute nvidia run files simply type 1)init 3 (to switch to command line ONLY. this will close down startx, KDE or any windowed environment you are currently in.) 2)su 3)password for root 4)chmod 755 NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6106-pkg0.run 5)./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6106-pkg0.run Follow directions and then it should be done.