Adventures In Computing

April 18, 2008

Mandriva 2008.1 On eeePC

Filed under: Asus, Compiz-Fusion, EeePC, GNU/Linux, KDE, Linux — Normand Bissonnette @ 12:02 am

I finished the internet install of Mandriva 2008.1 on my eeePC.  I ended the last post with 2hrs and 43 minutes left in the install of Mandriva according to the GUI.  I think that I have been through a time warp because it only took an hour to finish the install.  It took a total of 2hrs and 15 minutes for the install.  I tried it out and almost everything worked.  I did not realise that the internet install was the free install and instead of having the nonfree-flash application it had the gnash.  Gnash still has bugs.  When I was trying the Metisse window manager I could not play video, all I got was a black screen, the same can be said when I was using Compiz-Fusion.

I took a break and went to donate blood.  Please do the same.  When I got back home I decided to re install Mandrake 2008.1 the One version not the Free version.  I used an external CD this time and the install only took about 10 minutes.  This time I can view video on YouTube but I still did not have video when I used Metisse or Compiz-Fusion.  I disabled the 3D effects since the eeepc will be my portable video player.

My first impressions of Mandriva is nice looking and seems to do everything I want in a ultra portable notebook.  I have to figure out what to do with the video problem and that seems to be the only tweaking to be done.

1 Comment »

  1. It’s now August and I’ve given blood.

    Any news on the final tweaks to get Mandriva 2008.1 running on the Eee-pc? Mine is a 701 and it’s ready to go for a change of os.


    Comment by carls — August 4, 2008 @ 9:29 pm

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