[Mageia-discuss] Install

Gary Montalbine gmontalbine at cox.net
Tue Jan 24 20:53:48 CET 2012

On 01/24/2012 01:24 PM, Florian Hubold wrote:
> 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
> basically
> anything from Geforce 6100 up to Geforce GT590X.

My thought is that the card is not covered as it happened in ML2010.2 
and Mageia. I downloaded the nvidia x86-285.05.09.run. I tend to rename 
.kde when I have problems so I am not sure when I did it here.

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