On some machines Mandriva Desktop 2011 may freezes during install
(see bug 63845).
Installation from a flash drive
- If you started install from flash drive, made with dd, you may encounter warning messages that your partitions of the flash drive may be destroyed. It is not the error, just a warning, as installer does not like block device with iso file format.
- During network check error at discovering network may be displayed, while network is ok.
- Flash drives written by livecd-tools may be not able to install itself. Use dd insted.
Unused locales and drivers aren't removed during and after the installation of Mandriva Linux 2011
Run this commands in console by root step by step:
In official Mandriva releases the current kernel (18.104.22.168) haven't the proper support of IDE (PATA) devices.
Fixed in the newer mandriva kernel releases (>2.6.39.x).
New video driver for the Nvidia chipsets doesn't work with some of them
(see bug 63499).
On some ATI GPU system starts with a black screen
Solution: add "nomodeset" to kernel command line after "quiet splash", boot/install the system, then install proprietary fglrx drivers, enable it and remove nomodeset from cmdline. - If you receive any graphical issues with ATI card you can always try free radeon driver.
If "nomodeset" options not affect propetly result, try add this in the end of kernel boot line
nomodeset ati.modeset=0 radeon.modeset=0
P.S. For adding string press ESC in first creen, then press e, select kernel line and press e again. Modify line, then press b.
Internal drive (usually Windows NTFS) not mount automatically and need password with open by user
Mandriva 2011 has broken mechanism finding internal drive and add it to /fstab. You may use two way for avoid this.
First we may let user mount this drive in file manager such dolphin or pcmanfm (not in mc). For this you need create file /var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority/10-vendor.d/org.freedesktop.udisks.filesystem-mount-system-internal.pkla with entry
[org.freedesktop.udisks.filesystem-mount-system-internal] Identity=unix-group:* Action=org.freedesktop.udisks.filesystem-mount-system-internal ResultAny=auth_admin ResultInactive=auth_admin ResultActive=yes
Second you need use ntfs-config-root utility.
Run it and select which drive you need add to fstab and set write mode (on advanced tab you may set read/write permission to selected partitions).
When upgrading/updating an x86_64 system using urpmi.removemedia -a ; urpmi.addmedia --distrib RPM update 64bits packages libraries with 32bits one. To avoid this error disable the main32 media.
Alsamixer doesn't save settings on every boot if PulseAudio is disabled
Run this command in console by root:
ln -s /var/lib/alsa/asound.state /etc/asound.state
Drakguard and drakguard-policy packages are replace each other during the update via urpmi --auto-update
Solution is (run this command in console by root):
CD-ROM in Dolphin ejects and immediately closes
You need to add
Clementine still uses 100% CPU after it is closed
In some machines (usually with NVidia proprietary drivers enabled) Clementine will remain in memory after it is closed and try to use 100% CPU. The problem is known to developers, and will be fixed in the new upstream version.
Now for the workaround you need to fix some string in /usr/share/applications/clementine.desktop. Find and replace
Exec=env __GL_NO_DSO_FINALIZER=1 clementine
RPM-DataBase could not be open sometimes
Run this command in console by root:
db51_recover -vh /var/lib/rpm
Incorrect access rights to certain files in the home directory
To solve: run this command in console by root:
chown user_name:user_name -hR /home/user_name
Dropbox GUI does not work
To solve: run this command in console as ordinary user (not root!):
rm -f ~/.dropbox-dist/libz.so.1