Yesterday I posted this thread at LINUX FORUM (http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/topic-25393.html
) , maybe you like to share your thoughts about what I said:
I had to give up trying to set up this distro (MANDRAKE 10, download version) since I couldn't make it work fine on my NVIDIA mobo PC.
It seems that distro wass plagued with a bunch of bugs so that my PC froze every now and then. As long as you don't install the correct drivers (NVIDIA OFFICIAL DRIVERS) the system seems stable, but you can't do a lot without XWindow 3D applicantions (at least for me, that I like to take the most out of my hardware) and without setting up a 5.1 Speaker system. I guess if you stick with a basic system, u can live with it (I guess).
If you install any of this NFORCE or VIDEO NVIDIA drivers you can download off Internet (at www.nvidia.com
) prepare to experience erratic behavior and constant XWindows freezings. I could see that only by installing NFORCE (for the sound card), the computer froze just before you could ever login on to the Linux Prompt.
Maybe I need to further tweak those drivers so it could make my system more stable or get rid of those hanging problems.
On the other hands, I could install RED HAT ver. 9 on my computer and the drivers for the NVIDIA mobo and my FX5200 and I can see astonishing that my computer works pretty fine, and without getting all of those abovementioned issues.
I posted this new thread in order to discuss and share views or opinions with all of ppl that have the same Mandrake problem running on a Nvidia based mobo.
For the gurus and whoever needs more info about my system, these are my specs:
MOBO: BIOSTAR M7NGC
CPU: AMD ATHLON XP 2200+
RAM: 512 MB
HARDDISK: WD 80GB / Partition: 5GB
*** VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA FX 5200
Froy (from Venezuela)
ps: Excuse my English, folks