[Mageia-discuss] Mageia 2 RC - Installation from a DVD with a beginner point of sight

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Thu May 10 18:16:11 CEST 2012

2012/5/10 Maarten Vanraes <alien at rmail.be>:
> Op donderdag 10 mei 2012 13:08:33 schreef Pierre Jarillon:
> [...]
>> 1- Video mp4 : there is no sound. a pop up asks for a plugin MPEG*4 AAC but
>> AAC is the coder, AAD is the decoder which is needed. More, the tainted
>> packages must be selected first. gstreamer-faad is needed.
> AAC is also the name of the codec.
>> 3- After the installation,  it should be great to have a screen saying:
>> - you may select the sources of software and for example, unselect the
>> CD/DVD, add the non-free, the tainted and their updates which are
>> necessary to allow flash and mp4.
> I think it might be nice for a screen there (before updates) to select cdrom
> (by default off), network sources (by default on) and maybe a few subcheckboxes
> below (nonfree, tainted, backports) which could be unselected by default.
> Possibly an advanced window here to have manual selection of mirror.

Not possible for people who do not have network up during installation
(lots of wifi users).

>> These little problems for a geek,  are montains for beginner. With Ubuntu,
>> they have no to take care of them. This is a reason for its success.
> there's been lots of discussions on tainted, non-free etc...

It's not a matter of being friendly or unfriendly with beginners. It's
a matter of the position towards the free/non-free issue and the fact
that the usage of some tainted software may be illegal in a user's
country. You can argue endlessly about this and never get to a result,
so each distributor (Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, Mandriva, Mageia, etc.)
has to decide on his position. Ubuntu decided for "opt-out", Mageia
decided for "opt-in".


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