[Mageia-discuss] Install

Florian Hubold doktor5000 at arcor.de
Tue Jan 24 19:24:12 CET 2012

Am 24.01.2012 16:41, schrieb Gary Montalbine:
> On 01/24/2012 09:46 AM, Florian Hubold wrote:
>> Am 24.01.2012 14:32, schrieb Gary Montalbine:
>>> I did a fresh install of Mageia this past weekend. I had been away from
>>> mageia for 5 months because of a printer problem. Colors did not print
>>> correctly in Mageia. Angelo Naselli corrected this and the printer now works.
>>> I have now rejoined the Mageia community and am impressed with the program. I
>>> had an install problem due to my graphics card. I think someone mentioned
>>> they had a problem with their Galaxy card. I am using the galaxy GT430R. The
>>> KDE desktop did not show my icons nor my toolbar. I downloaded galaxy drivers
>>> from nvidia and installed same per their instructions and  everything is
>>> working well. This would be very discouraging to someone new to mageia that
>>> is just trying out the program. I was aware of it because I had the problem
>>> with ML. Is it possible to mention someplace that there may be a problem with
>>> galaxy and to see the nvidia site for installation of the card?
>>> Gary
>> You mean an Nvidia GeForce GT430? Galaxy is only an OEM manufacturer.
>> This card should be supported by the mageia nvidia drivers, i've got a GT240M
>> running here without any problems.
>> What was the particular install problem you encountered?
> My purchase order has Galaxy GT430R. The driver is from nvidia and listed as 
> Geforce 400 series.
> The kde desktop had no icons, incomplete toolbar at the bottom. Apparently
> the approbriate files in my /home were not used. I also had this problem in
> ML2010.2 and found and installed the nvidia driver. Problem corrected. I ran
> the nvidia driver in init 3 and then went to kde and everything was restored
> and looks good. I had also renamed .kde so I had a fresh kde file.  Maybe
> this particular card is not supported.
> The only reason I mentioned this was because I thought a couple of other
> people had remarked about galaxy cards.
> Gary
Particular model of the card should not matter. What matters is that you renamed
your ~/.kde4/. I've not heard yet of any problem with galaxy cards, or any of
the nvidia cards which use the 270series drivers (nvidia-current), which covers
anything from Geforce 6100 up to Geforce GT590X.

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