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Mageia 5

Postby dedanna1029 » 04 Sep 2015, 23:25

I'm about to give it a go from the dvd. I noticed that Linux has really been catching on - and catching up - about the UEFI situation.

There is one feature worth mentioning here. It took a lot of effort and time but it was worth it. Mageia 5 supports UEFI, which means it’s now even easier to install it on recent hardware.


https://www.mageia.org/en-gb/5/
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Re: Mageia 5

Postby viking60 » 04 Sep 2015, 23:33

Yes most distros have dealt with it by now. There are still challenges though..
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Re: Mageia 5

Postby dedanna1029 » 04 Sep 2015, 23:41

Yes. That's why I think I'll even try this live first, see what happens, then dual-boot, see what happens, and if all is OK on both counts I'll give it a full go. :D
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Re: Mageia 5

Postby viking60 » 05 Sep 2015, 00:14

:s good approach!
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Re: Mageia 5

Postby dedanna1029 » 05 Sep 2015, 20:28

So far, I'm glad I did it that way. I can't get beyond the live dvd on usb - it's not loading the Qualcomm driver(s). I need to load the Windows one - hopefully the kernel will see it then.
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Re: Mageia 5

Postby viking60 » 06 Sep 2015, 13:25

You need to turn of that "quick start" thing in the BIOS too since it is Windows specific - to avoid problems with Linux.
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Re: Mageia 5

Postby dedanna1029 » 07 Sep 2015, 02:14

Oh, I have. :)
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Re: Mageia 5

Postby dedanna1029 » 09 Sep 2015, 18:44

This is not going to be a go for me. They are still on the 3.19.x kernel, even with updates, so it won't see my wireless. I used ethernet to get it installed and updated. It still fails to load the Legacy module configuration, which I think is affecting how I'm allowed to get into Windows from grub - or rather, not get into it with grub.

I'm going to dump it, although I like it once I'm in it - at least can tolerate it. It has other annoying things about it, it doesn't find the NVidia in this thing; it wants to use the Intel graphics accelerator solely. So, it's either use the Intel graphics accelerator, or the NVidia, and I have a feeling from the way this is going that the Intel graphics accelerator is safest in this, so have stayed with it.

I'm not in love with Adwaita; it was one of the reasons I dumped Gnome 3, but in XFCE4, Adwaita takes over the whole thing and I can't get down to changing that; I've come to despise gtk3, but know that XFCE needs a gtk theme. This is highly inconvenient for me; XFCE runs like Gnome, and the Window Manager Tweaks proggie isn't working to fix all this on the desktop.

I just... don't like it any more as much as I used to.

So, I will be off to install openSUSE Milestone 2 after some more learning in this over the next couple of days. Then, Arch.
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Re: Mageia 5

Postby dedanna1029 » 07 Oct 2015, 08:13

Update: YAYUS!!!!

Houston, we be cookin' with gas on Mageia 5 now!

There are a couple of small niggles to deal with, first being the Mageia polkit and MCC error, but I only had one side of that to deal with, an easy fix. It's not the only niggle, but I'm too tired to think of the others right now. A major niggle was that as in the first link to this post, the Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 was not supported; I ended up filing a bug report to the Mageia bugzilla, and now it's sorted.

XFCE4 is damn nice; I'll be desktop tuning over the next few days. Time to snag me some wallpapers, get compiz going, all kinds of stuff. :) Play time!
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Re: Mageia 5

Postby viking60 » 07 Oct 2015, 09:37

:s did you download the newest ath10k driver and install it manually?
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Re: Mageia 5

Postby dedanna1029 » 07 Oct 2015, 16:58

I couldn't get wireless going, and still haven't, but we're close. See Mageia bug #16915, which I've filed.

Apologies, that is an important thing I failed to mention.
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Re: Mageia 5

Postby dedanna1029 » 08 Oct 2015, 03:52

How can I ftp into a Mageia mirror, and download all the updates for 5 from Windows?

WS FTP wants a username and password, I've also tried from file manager to ftp the updates folder down, both from here, and they fail when I hit up the X86-64/updates folder, saying I need to log in. It's a public mirror for chrissakes! I've been able to do this before, using various logins; anonymous/guest, guest/anonymous, and other various, anon/anon, etc.
I can get to it via firefox, I'm there now in it. But from there, I have to download the packages one at a time... no way...

I really need to do this; they contain a patch I need.

Apologies, frustrated user here.

Thanks!
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