Mandriva 2011

Hello all,

Mandriva 2011 now is officially released, and you can get it at http://www.mandriva.com/en/downloads/

Take some time to look at http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/2011.0_Notes and see whats new.

For those of you that already have Mandriva 2010.2 installed we have a handy guide to upgrade http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Upgrading_Mandriva_Linux_from_2010_to_2011

Download test it, and let us know what you think. We are always on the #mandriva channel of Freenode IRC and you can report any bugs or ask anything using the sphere-client.

See ya. 😉

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12 Responses to Mandriva 2011

  1. Peter says:

    Downloaded and installed and installed a few of my favourite packages, all successfully and with no issues noted — I even removed unwanted locales without breaking the system BUT my laptop Broadcom wireless (b43) is still NOT working even though it used to work just fine in 2010. Is there no plan to resolve this problem?

  2. Peter says:

    How would someone ‘…report any bugs or ask anything using the sphere-client’ if they don’t have access to the internet with their brand-new installed MDV2011 with Broadcom wireless card?

    • gmoro says:

      the driver should be OK, the kernel should use the brcm80211 driver from the kernel. Try under the root account issue a “modprobe brcm80211” and then get the result of “dmesg > dmesg.log” and I could help you out.

      • Palin says:

        I’m trying this because I have no wireless on my macbook pro…

      • Palin says:

        Here is my dmesg (last part).
        Two things, before.

        1. Mandriva control center says i do not have a valid vlan card (using the wl driver), or that I need to download firmware (using b43), but mandriva instructions are not working in the url
        2. Network manager does not bring any connection up (but it does not show any error whatsoever).

        Then I tried removing wl and b43 and loading brcm80211, and this is the result (with automatic b43 loading):

        — cut —

        brcm80211: module is from the staging directory, the quality is unknown, you have been warned.
        fuse init (API version 7.16)
        b43-phy2: Broadcom 4322 WLAN found (core revision 16)
        b43-phy2 debug: Found PHY: Analog 8, Type 4, Revision 4
        b43-phy2 debug: Found Radio: Manuf 0x17F, Version 0x2056, Revision 3
        ieee80211 phy2: Selected rate control algorithm ‘minstrel_ht’
        Registered led device: b43-phy2::tx
        Registered led device: b43-phy2::rx
        Registered led device: b43-phy2::radio
        Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PMNLS, Firmware-ID: FW13 ]
        Loading kernel module for a network device with CAP_SYS_MODULE (deprecated). Use CAP_NET_ADMIN and alias netdev-wlan0 instead
        b43-phy2 ERROR: Firmware file “b43/ucode16_mimo.fw” not found
        b43-phy2 ERROR: Firmware file “b43-open/ucode16_mimo.fw” not found
        b43-phy2 ERROR: You must go to http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware for this driver version. Please carefully read all instructions on this website.

      • gmoro says:

        You will need the firmware to run with brcm80211 driver.
        urpmi b43-fwcutter and follow the instructions on http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware should work.

      • Peter says:

        Hi Gmoro, am attaching one section of my dmesg output as follows:
        =============================================================
        NET: Registered protocol family 31
        Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
        Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
        Linux video capture interface: v2.00
        b43-phy0: Broadcom 4312 WLAN found (core revision 15)
        uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device Lenovo EasyCamera (090c:3714)
        b43-phy0 debug: Found PHY: Analog 6, Type 5, Revision 1
        b43-phy0 debug: Found Radio: Manuf 0x17F, Version 0x2062, Revision 2
        udevd[1238]: exec of program ‘/usr/bin/vmmouse_detect’ failed
        input: Lenovo EasyCamera as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb2/2-3/2-3:1.0/input/input9
        usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
        USB Video Class driver (v1.0.0)
        ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm ‘minstrel_ht’
        Registered led device: b43-phy0::tx
        Registered led device: b43-phy0::rx
        Registered led device: b43-phy0::radio
        Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PMNLS, Firmware-ID: FW13 ]
        Bluetooth: Generic Bluetooth USB driver ver 0.6
        usbcore: registered new interface driver btusb
        HDA Intel 0000:00:1b.0: power state changed by ACPI to D0
        HDA Intel 0000:00:1b.0: power state changed by ACPI to D0
        HDA Intel 0000:00:1b.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 22
        HDA Intel 0000:00:1b.0: irq 46 for MSI/MSI-X
        HDA Intel 0000:00:1b.0: setting latency timer to 64
        input: HDA Intel Mic as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input10
        input: HDA Intel Mic as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input11
        input: HDA Intel Headphone as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input12
        udevd[1338]: exec of program ‘/usr/sbin/alsactl restore 0’ failed
        Adding 1261064k swap on /dev/sda6. Priority:0 extents:1 across:1261064k
        systemd-fsck[1376]: /dev/sda8: clean, 145797/794624 files, 1239217/3176845 blocks
        systemd-fsck[1370]: /dev/sda7: clean, 1101/156160 files, 117021/624519 blocks
        EXT4-fs (sda8): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
        systemd-fsck[1386]: /dev/sda9: clean, 56367/9224192 files, 6579607/36877199 blocks
        EXT4-fs (sda7): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
        EXT4-fs (sda9): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
        systemd-tmpfiles[1473]: [/usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/legacy.conf:22] Unknown group ‘lock’.
        systemd[1]: systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=1
        systemd[1]: Unit systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service entered failed state.
        acpid[1638]: starting up with proc fs
        crond[1639]: (CRON) STARTUP (1.4.7)
        crond[1639]: (CRON) INFO (Syslog will be used instead of sendmail.): No such file or directory
        acpid[1638]: 2 rules loaded
        acpid[1638]: waiting for events: event logging is off
        crond[1639]: (CRON) INFO (running with inotify support)
        Bluetooth: L2CAP ver 2.15
        Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
        Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
        Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
        Bluetooth: SCO (Voice Link) ver 0.6
        Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
        Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
        Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
        Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11
        b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file “b43/ucode15.fw” not found
        b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file “b43-open/ucode15.fw” not found
        b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware for this driver version. Please carefully read all instructions on this website.
        tg3 0000:07:00.0: irq 47 for MSI/MSI-X
        ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
        tg3 0000:07:00.0: eth0: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex
        tg3 0000:07:00.0: eth0: Flow control is on for TX and on for RX
        ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
        NET: Registered protocol family 17
        tun: Universal TUN/TAP device driver, 1.6
        tun: (C) 1999-2004 Max Krasnyansky
        RPC: Registered udp transport module.
        RPC: Registered tcp transport module.
        RPC: Registered tcp NFSv4.1 backchannel transport module.
        FS-Cache: Loaded
        FS-Cache: Netfs ‘nfs’ registered for caching
        ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
        [drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810
        i915 0000:00:02.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
        i915 0000:00:02.0: setting latency timer to 64
        i915 0000:00:02.0: irq 48 for MSI/MSI-X
        [drm] Supports vblank timestamp caching Rev 1 (10.10.2010).
        [drm] Driver supports precise vblank timestamp query.
        vgaarb: device changed decodes: PCI:0000:00:02.0,olddecodes=io+mem,decodes=io+mem:owns=io+mem
        fixme: max PWM is zero.
        checking generic (d0000000 1ff0000) vs hw (d0000000 10000000)
        fb: conflicting fb hw usage inteldrmfb vs VESA VGA – removing generic driver
        Console: switching to colour dummy device 80×25
        fbcon: inteldrmfb (fb0) is primary device
        Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 170×48
        fb0: inteldrmfb frame buffer device
        drm: registered panic notifier
        acpi device:08: registered as cooling_device2
        input: Video Bus as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0A08:00/LNXVIDEO:01/input/input13
        ACPI: Video Device [GFX0] (multi-head: yes rom: no post: no)
        [drm] Initialized i915 1.6.0 20080730 for 0000:00:02.0 on minor 0
        nf_conntrack version 0.5.0 (16384 buckets, 65536 max)
        CE: hpet increased min_delta_ns to 20113 nsec
        ip6_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
        NF_TPROXY: Transparent proxy support initialized, version 4.1.0
        NF_TPROXY: Copyright (c) 2006-2007 BalaBit IT Ltd.
        Netfilter messages via NETLINK v0.30.
        ip_set: protocol 6
        xt_time: kernel timezone is +0800
        Bridge firewalling registered
        eth0: no IPv6 routers present
        ata1.00: configured for UDMA/100
        ata1: EH complete
        EXT4-fs (sda5): re-mounted. Opts: commit=0
        EXT4-fs (sda8): re-mounted. Opts: commit=0
        EXT4-fs (sda7): re-mounted. Opts: commit=0
        EXT4-fs (sda9): re-mounted. Opts: commit=0
        Shorewall:net2fw:DROP:IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=00:26:22:0b:2d:3b:00:22:75:6e:bd:a0:08:00 SRC=192.168.2.1 DST=192.168.2.4 LEN=311 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=56293 PROTO=UDP SPT=1900 DPT=43003 LEN=291
        fuse init (API version 7.16)
        lib80211: common routines for IEEE802.11 drivers
        lib80211_crypt: registered algorithm ‘NULL’
        wl: module license ‘unspecified’ taints kernel.
        Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
        brcm80211: module is from the staging directory, the quality is unknown, you have been warned.

  3. Palin says:

    @gmoro

    No, they don’t.
    I already followed these instructions for Mandriva and the error is shown in the dmesg log.
    Maybe I should discard the Mandriva instructions and build everything from the source?
    Of course b43-fwcutter is already installed.

  4. Lars Åke Karlgren says:

    My laptop, Dell inspiron 1720, is working fine, but for my Dell optiplex 380 there is no access to internet.

  5. Palin says:

    The bug i filed is going to be successfully closed. Thumbs up for Mandriva! I now enjoy wireless from my macbook pro when I load linux (which will quickly become the main OS as long as I refine the setup).

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