[sf-lug] SF Lug meeting Monday February 17,2010 + Mageia 4
bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com
Mon Feb 10 07:30:36 PST 2014
SF-LUG meets every third Monday from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M.
at the Cafe Enchante, 26th and Geary Boulevard.
These meetings are usually lightly attended with a high for the
year so far of 6 members. If you have a problem come along
and maybe we can help but if not we can usually find someone
If I can get a fresh issue of Linux Pro magazine I will bring it
along. That was obtained in time for the previous meeting
I have downloaded Mageia 4 iso files in KDE flavor for 586i and x86_64
and these are both Live versions of only about 1.4 GiB each.
All isos are check summed before writing to DVD. Mageia 4- x86_64
failed to bring up the KDE desktop as a plasma tool failed. I was not
able to get around this with this Live version. I tried the 586i version
and it booted to the desktop without problems. I was able to use
some tools and the console but the KWrite tool failed to load. I tried
to use LibreWriter but no luck with it either.
To save the information I had to save the BASH output,
from "uname -a" which yielded the following data
"Linux localhost 3.12.8-desktop586-2.mga4 #1 SMP
Fri Jan 24 13:57:07 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux."
I was unable on the short acquaintance to correct the time.
Downloaded the larger 3.62 GiB KDE x86_64 version and wrote it
to a DVD. This is an Install only iso, I booted it up to the usual
to boot from the Hard Disk, Install, System Rescue, Memory test and Hardware
Detection. I think the first option might work but since Hardware Detection
failed I decided to go no further with this. Rather disappointing I
My machine is of course my Compaq Presario CQ60-215DX
Notebook PC with AMD Athlon X2 running at 2 GHz
on 4 GiB of ram.
If anyone coming to this Monday or the next Sunday meeting could
bring along a laptop we could try the Live version of the x86_64 distro to
see if other machines could handle this better. Laptop should have at least
a DVD-ROM player.
Most of this information was posted to the alt.os.linux.mageia
Meeting times are strictly nominal which means that I try
to show up on time or actually ahead of time, in case I have
to trouble-shoot my set-up. We leave if no other interested
parties show up up by 7:30 Monday nights or 12:30 PM on
Sundays. On the other hand if you bring an interesting problem
or discussion we may hang out until long after the nominal time
to end the meeting.
Thanks for your attention
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