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Mandriva Releases 2011 Beta 1

Mar 17, 2011, 18:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Susan Linton)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"One major difference was the headache getting those NVIDIA drivers to work. With Mageia I just installed through the software manager and re-ran the graphics setup in the Control Center. But this didn't seem to do it for Mandriva. I kept getting that "black screen of X death." I figured it was the nouveau drivers wreaking havoc and I tried various methods to disable them. I finally hit upon the right combination when I either added nvidia to /etc/modules and/or "blacklist nouveau" to the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-compat file or both. What a pain. I'm sure they'll fix that before final release though."

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