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Recently tried to update Gnome using swaret on me Slackware box and it done gone broke Pah, methinks, let's install that copy of Mandrake 10 that's been gathering dust. So ...
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    To the dark side....


    Recently tried to update Gnome using swaret on me Slackware box and it done gone broke

    Pah, methinks, let's install that copy of Mandrake 10 that's been gathering dust.

    So I formatted me secondary hd and bunged it on.

    And it's nice, very nice. Amazing 15 minute install. Everything detected. Everything working.

    Best of all me gforce 2 mmx card's fps using glxgears has improved from 750 under slack to 1300+ under MDK10.

    Think that MDK 10 might become me main working distro now.

    Will I still go to heaven though?
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    Re: To the dark side....

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris H
    Will I still go to heaven though?
    Yeah, but it won't be custom-compiled to fit your needs.

    What I'm wondering is...how did you increase your fps w/ the same drivers under diff. distros?
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    Re: To the dark side....

    Quote Originally Posted by sarumont
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris H
    Will I still go to heaven though?
    Yeah, but it won't be custom-compiled to fit your needs.

    What I'm wondering is...how did you increase your fps w/ the same drivers under diff. distros?
    Dunno, only change is the kernel to 2.6.3. All other distros using 2.4 have only ever given about 700fps with the occasional peak up to 1000. I was expecting a 'new' distro uisng the 2.6 kernel to be a lot slower since my pc isn't exacly cutting edge - 1300celeron, 256mb RAM, 64Mb Gforce2 MMX. CPU load for everyday tasks is comparable to Slackware 9.1. Something's pretty impressive. Might be the kernel or could just be the way MDK10 is put together. Other thing is that the nvidia 5336 driver gave occassional problems under Slack 9.1 so had to revert to 4496. With MDK10 it wouldn't work with the 4496 so had to install the 5336 drivers.

    Still got to do stuff like compile programs and the like. Might not be so good there. Slack is still the bees knees for installing source files without too many problems. Aside from my Gnome that is
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    Did you remeber to update your libc before starting the big update? I did that one time, had to reinstall

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriss
    Did you remeber to update your libc before starting the big update? I did that one time, had to reinstall

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    Mystery to me. I just invoked the mighty swaret to do it's stuff. Three-quarters of the way through it flagged an error with a library not being found, summat about lib2coco or round about.

    Have yet to try and repair it.
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    Welcome to Mandrake

    I think it's an excellent distro, of all those I've tried I like it best. Although to be fair, I've never tried Debian or Gentoo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy1701
    Welcome to Mandrake

    I think it's an excellent distro, of all those I've tried I like it best. Although to be fair, I've never tried Debian or Gentoo.

    Jeremy
    Hehe, Mandrake 8.2 was my first distro. Soon got tempted by the more 'tinkerable' distros though. Perhaps I'll keep this for work and tinker on with slack & gentoo
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    started on rh 6.1 heh worked my way up to slack and bsd. Never turned back.

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    I've just put Mandrake 10 (community) on a partition on my PC and it's fine apart from me being totally unable to get the screen size and the virtual screen size to be what I want.

    I'm left with a small "window" onto the entire desktop.

    I've tried Viewport and Virtual settings in XF86Config-4 to no avail.

    So, is Mandrake 10 a great distro? Not for me it isn't

    have fun

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    Use Suse 10.1 and occasionally play with Kubuntu
    Also have Windows 98SE and BeOS

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    Tis good to have such a choiice of distros to go for
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