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I installed Mandrake 8.2 today, with kde 2.2.2. Several improvements over Mandrake 8.1 including:
  • Printing works (using cups to my Canon BJC-3000 installed on a Win95 machine) (the driver is something like foomatic + bjc-600 -- when I tried one of the drivers with gimp (maybe it was the only one), the test page was very distorted -- far too wide for the paper)
  • The virtual consoles (<ctrl><alt><F[1..6]> work


  • See Konqueror222.
  • Also quite a few Mozilla problems, some (all?) documented on Support.MozillaBrowserIssues. All in all, Mozilla was the most usable browser for me on Mandrake 8.2, but there were some oddities to the cursor movement which made editing TWiki an adventure.

Note: Since I did not destroy my home directory, there is a chance that some problems are due to some setting that remained "active" from my Mandrake 8.1 install.

Note: This installation was done on my System5 machine -- the hardware is listed on a page of my private TWiki -- I should move it to WikiLearn. Generally, it is a 700 Mhz. AMD Duron on a SiS based "all in one" motherboard (video is SiS 630), and 256 MB RAM. This installation was done with Xfree 4.2.x without experimental 3D acceleration, and seems to work fine -- it is the first time in a very long time that an Xfree test worked during the install (without hanging the machine). (Note: The motherboard (Matsonic MS8308E, IIRC) I'm using is very nice because in addition to the on board AGP video, it also has an AGP socket so I can upgrade the video if I want to.)

Incidental: In setting up the machine, I accidentally named the system "homed.z" instead of "system5.homed.z". I should reinstall to set it up with the right name -- or do some grepping to find every place where the system name or domain is used (otherwise I'm afraid I'll screw something up and disable printing). I wonder if some mis-entry of the system name on my part is what led to the printer working (I mean, maybe I thought I should enter something and entered it, but I really should have entered something else, but it was because of this that printing works. (That's very hard to follow -- needs to be rewritten.))

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  • () RandyKramer - 08 Jun 2002
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