[Lvlug] Mandrake install
Tue, 15 Jan 2002 08:41:25 -0500
Dann S. Washko wrote:
> Okay, I did a test install of Mandrake on a Dell optiplex workstation. I
> started at 11:54 and by 12:15 I was up and running with full sound and a
> connection to the internet via my external modem.
> I must say, the install was smooth as butter. There was only one glitch,
> and that was my fault; I did not read close enough during the network
> setup. I set the modem to connect during boot. I was able to change this
> setting with little fuss through drakeconf.
> Sound is working, but my speakers need batteries or an ac adapter.
Are you saying that sound tends to stutter or something? There have
been complaints about that on the Mandrake mail lists (newbie and expert
@linux-mandrake.com) -- if a battery or different set of speakers
doesn't work, you may want to search the archives -- here are the URLs:
You might also try the forums at:
> network card works great, but I have it disabled so it uses the modem for
> internet connection (set dhcp so the default gw was initialized until I
> disabled the interface).
> All-in-all; I am very impressed with the install. I set up, but did not
> test my printer. I don't feel like lugging it up here right now. Maybe
> I'll redo the install again this week, but add my scanner.
> Tomorrow I'll burn the second disc, so hopefully xsane will be on there.