[Mageia-discuss] First impressions of Beta2 (fresh installation)

Doug Laidlaw laidlaws at hotkey.net.au
Sun Mar 18 14:12:20 CET 2012

On Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:58:53 PM Wolfgang Bornath <molch.b at googlemail.com> 
> Only few things, minor and major:
> - [minor] in first screens (ncurses) before the graphic installer the
> lines are displayed as special characters, probably a charset issue
> (has been reported by other)
Yes, I noticed that.
> - [minor] a translation of the ads during package installation
> according to the language selection would be a "nice to have"

How much of that is graphical?  A separate image for each language would 
quickly fill the DVD

> - [minor] bootloader setup does not recognize Ubuntu already present
> on the same harddisk (Mageia 1 grub recognized it)

I had only Mageia 1 and it was recognised.

There is an ongoing problem with Xscreensaver, which affects only a few of us 
(including Murphy me, who reported it) but the maintainer can't reproduce it:


On installing Beta 2 as a fresh install, my CD-ROM changed from /dev/sr0 to 
/dev/hda, and the symlink to /dev/cdrom was not created.  On rebooting, the 
symlink was deleted.  That may mean that it is tied to the removal of mount 
points?  I have posted about this at the end of


but perhaps it doesn't belong there.  The change of device is relatively 
minor.  Neither of these issues with the device was evident in my fully 
updated Beta 1.


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