[Mageia-dev] upgrade from mdv2010.2 to mga beta1
r.h.michel+mageia at gmail.com
Sat Apr 9 15:41:00 CEST 2011
I have tried an upgrade of my old laptop.
For the hardware part, it is based on a pentium M @1.6GHz, 1GB RAM, an intel
855GM integrated graphics, RTL8139 ethernet and intel 2200 wifi.
For the software part, it was a mandriva 2010.2 (not up to date, about one
month old), with KDE updated to 4.5.5 with unofficial packages from
The upgrade was done using the i586 DVD, then updated to latest upgrades
with urpmi --auto-select, and orphans packages removes with urpme --auto-
There was only one upgrade problem with amarok, I had amarok 2.4.0, also
from MIB, but it failed to upgrade to the mageia packages due to a conflict,
in the MIB packages libampache_account_login.so is provided in a separate
package (libampache_account), but it is in the main amarok package in
mageia. Urpmi tells me there is a conflict between amarok-3:126.96.36.199-2.mga1
and libampache_account-3:2.4.0-1mdv2010.2, and doesn't propose to uninstall
the later to resolve the conflict.
urpme libampache_account (and amarok with it), then urpmi amarok solved the
problem (as expected).
I don't know if this issue should be handled on mageia's side, or if MIB
should provide an updated package re-integrating libampache_account_login.so
into the main amarok package to provide a clean upgrade.
Looking at current cooker, they also provide libampache_account_login.so in
the main amarok package, so the problem might arise also when updgrading to
Looking at mdv packages still installed after the upgrade, I see
kbluetooth-0.4.2 is still there, which, I believe, is replaced by bluedevil
in KDE 4.6. Bluedevil is installed without conflicts, thanks to the name
change, but shouldn't it obsolete kbluetooth?
Package plasma-applet-yawp did not upgrade to mga's version, as it is
version 0.3.6-1.1mdv2010.2 (also from MIB) and mageia's version is
0.3.6-1mga1, so urpmi think it is older. Not a big problem as the old
package works fine.
Another strange case with webkit, official mandriva updates provide some
webkit 1.2.7 packages, while magiea has 1.2.5, so I end up with
# rpm -qa|sort|grep webkit
On the hardware support part, wifi is working fine (with non-free ipw2200
Firewire is also enabled, but I have nothing to connect to it.
Suspend to RAM works fine also.
The intel graphics works (i810), but compositing is unusable, if I enable
kwin's desktop effects I get huge rendering problem with windows not
updating, still showing at their old position when moved, and so on. I guess
this is more a driver related problem and can't be fixed by mageia, but if
confirmed by someone else with the same hardware I guess it should be listed
in the release notes. With desktop effects disabled it is fully usable.
In mdv 2010.2, compositing was almost usable, but already with some
rendering glithes in plasma.
I also had a strange problem when connecting one particular USB memory key
(sandisk cruzer 8BG), udisks-daemon and dbus-daemon started taking lots of
CPU (with many context switch wetween each other), disconnecting the key
actually made things worse and I had to disconnect from the desktop to have
The strange thing is that two devices shows when that key is connected, the
expected 8GB mass storage, and an optical disk with label "U3 System" which
can't be mounted. I don't know what it is, but there is an "U3 smart" logo
on the key.
I don't have the problem on another computer with KDE 4.5.5 and udisks 1.0.1
that's all for now
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