[Mageia-discuss] Mageia 2 Experiences

RICHARD WALKER richard.j.walker at ntlworld.com
Fri Apr 27 13:51:17 CEST 2012

I'm sorry if this sounds silly, but did you wait at least 2 minutes
for drakconnect to test your network? It takes at least that length of
time on all of my installs (and always reports failure).

On 27/04/2012, imnotpc <imnotpc at rock3d.net> wrote:
> On 04/25/2012 06:51 PM, imnotpc wrote:
>> I don't really have a lot of clues to offer. After installation it
>> goes through the boot sequence and fails with either a blank screen
>> for the default ATI driver, or a multi-color pixelated screen with the
>> vesa driver. I've never seen the vesa driver lock up before. At times
>> I've managed to get to the command line and discovered that in
>> addition the networking won't work, either wired or wireless. I'd
>> gladly submit a bug report or comment on an existing one, but I don't
>> know where to start on this one.
>> Jeff
> The problems installing mga2 on this laptop are truly puzzling. Here's a
> current summary:
> I've done a clean install of mga2 and the default boot entry still hangs
> with a blank screen.
> How quickly you start the boot changes the outcome of the boot. I can
> now duplicate different outcomes when I start the boot at different
> times during the first 0-2 seconds after the boot menu appears.
> If I immediately select the safe mode menu item I can now get to a
> command line. If I wait longer it will hang at 2 different points
> depending on how long I wait.
> The wired network connection doesn't work after booting. If I run
> drakconnect I can see that the settings are correct for the wired
> interface and there is no entry for the wireless interface. When I save
> the setting drakconnect locks up while testing the connection. If I
> disable the wired interface drakconnect saves and exits without problem.
> However when I reboot the default boot entry now locks up while trying
> to start the network: "Starting LSB: Bring up/down networking..."
> I install over the network so I know there is no additional firmware
> required for the wired interface. I'm open to suggestions (other than
> chucking the laptop out the window, which is a very appealing idea right
> now!)

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