[Mageia-discuss] Mageia 2 Experiences

imnotpc imnotpc at Rock3d.net
Fri Apr 27 18:02:52 CEST 2012

On 04/27/2012 10:26 AM, Morgan Leijström wrote:
> fredagen den 27 april 2012 16.33.53 skrev  imnotpc:
>> Also, I was able to install the kernel firmware package off a USB drive,
>> but it didn't change anything that I can tell. Is there something I need
>> to do to configure the system to use it?
>  From command line, run: drakx11

I didn't use drakx11 but I did use drakconf->display which recognized 
the card and was able to successfully test it (this isn't necessarily 
new since the test also usually works during installation). This had no 
effect on the booting issue that I could tell.

I did however get the bright idea to test x11 from the safe mode command 
line. I ran startx and it gave me a root desktop. I did ALT-F2 and was 
able to start my normal user desktop from there. Video and sound work 
normally but networking is still down.

If I attempt to run Network Manager or MCC->Network&Internet->Network 
Center the system locks up with a "Please wait" message.

Getting safe mode to give me a command line is still iffy, but at least 
with a bit of effort I can get to my desktop. A little progress at least.

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