[Mageia-discuss] Where is ruby and Golan support?
lcl at tarazed.demon.co.uk
Sun Sep 18 02:45:56 CEST 2011
On 18/09/11 00:37, Len Lawrence wrote:
> Not sure if this is the place to bring up installation issues but here
> Downloaded my very first ISO and burnt it to DVD. Installed Mageia 1
> on laptop without difficulty except the one which has happened in
> every one of my 60-70 Linux installs over the past 15 years, no
> network access during installation so no way of installing any
> upgrades until after the reboot. Anyway the GNOME desktop came up
> fully customized exactly as on Mandriva but none of my home grown
> programs upon which my life depends would run => no ruby. All the
> media sources available were installed but urpmi could not find
> anything to do with ruby except a few KDE development packages. Does
> anybody know where ruby for Mageia lives? And, if it is not available
> is there any likelihood that the Mandriva RPMs would install properly
> in Mageia?
> Post install Mageia 1 was unable to start up wlan which had been
> running happily under Mandriva 2010.1 from an Intel Corporation
> PRO/Wireless 3945 ABG [Golan] device, vintage 2008. The wireless LED
> never comes on so no local networks listed.
> Like many users I am very grateful for the time and effort the
> community has put into helping Mandriva refugees like me. It looks
> like a huge job but unfortunately I cannot offer any help re missing
> packages because I am a fulltime carer and housekeeper for my invalid
> wife and, yes I know, everybody has problems.
> Best regards
Wifi problem solved by rummaging around on Mandriva. It seems that a
range of Intel wifi devices are supported in packages called
iwlwifi-nnnn-ucode where nnnn id the type like 3945. Mageia knows about
these already. urpmi then click on the network icon on the panel and
the network choices come up immediately. A few seconds work and no
reboot. There seemed to be a daemon running already just waiting for
the correct module to be loaded. Simples!
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