[Mageia-discuss] Alpha 2 with the 700MB dual ISO
solipsis at pitrou.net
Tue Mar 15 19:37:07 CET 2011
Ouch, even drakconf isn't available on the 700MB ISO...
And easyurpmi isn't Mageia-enabled :(
On Tue, 15 Mar 2011 19:33:05 +0100
Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> Ok, I re-installed from scratch and selected vesa (and disabled
> composite) in the installer itself, which at least makes the DM screen
> work properly. Then, though, the "GNOME/openbox" session doesn't work,
> probably because GNOME isn't really available in the 700MB ISO (there
> is no "task-gnome" in the available packages).
> So I start LXDE instead, try to start the package manager (hoping to
> add online mirrors for extra packages) and find that it isn't installed.
> I then try to install rpmdrake using urpmi and it fails because of
> lib64webgtk1.0 ("due to unsatisfied webkit 1.0").
> So, it seems the 700MB ISO isn't really usable except if you want to
> restrict yourself to testing LXDE and Firefox (or are willing to
> configure extra sources by hand on the command-line).
> On Tue, 15 Mar 2011 19:12:18 +0200
> Ahmad Samir <ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com>
> > Two different issues...
> > - the drak3d issue, make sure you select a DE from the session list in
> > the display manager used (assuming you installed a DE, KDE4, GNOME,
> > LXDE) while installing Mageia
> > - Alpha 2 comes with vbox-4.0.4 guest-additions, this mightn't work
> > with a 3.x vbox host, but first of all, there're no pre-compiled
> > kernel modules in Mageia yet, so make sure the -devel package for the
> > running kernel is installed then reboot so that dkms tries to build
> > the vbox additions kernel modules, (you can check the status with
> > 'dkms status' as root).
> > - If the modules are built and it still doesn't work, then the easy
> > workaround is to uninstall all the vbox package from the guest:
> > dkms-vboxadditions
> > x11-driver-input-vboxmouse
> > x11-driver-video-vboxvideo
> > virtualbox-guest-additions
> > then while the guest vm is running:
> > - select Device> "Install guest additions"
> > - download the iso, mount it in the vm
> > - switch to tty1 in the vm (by pressing the Host key + F1)
> > - mount the iso:
> > # mount -t iso9660 -o loop /media/cdrom
> > - Install the additions:
> > # cd /media/cdrom
> > # ./VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run
> > if you're installed the i586 edition of Mageia
> > OR
> > ./VBoxLinuxAdditions-amd64.run
> > if you're installed the x86_64 edition of Mageia.
> > Hope this works...
> > --
> > Ahmad Samir
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