2011.0 Errata


Installation issues

On some machines Mandriva Desktop 2011 may freezes during install

(see bug 63845).

Installation from a flash drive

  • If you started install from flash drive, made with dd, you may encounter warning messages that your partitions of the flash drive may be destroyed. It is not the error, just a warning, as installer does not like block device with iso file format.
  • During network check error at discovering network may be displayed, while network is ok.
  • Flash drives written by livecd-tools may be not able to install itself. Use dd insted.

Unused locales and drivers aren't removed during and after the installation of Mandriva Linux 2011

Run this commands in console by root step by step:

urpmi xorg-x11
urpme --auto-orphans

Kernel issues

In official Mandriva releases the current kernel ( haven't the proper support of IDE (PATA) devices.

Fixed in the newer mandriva kernel releases (>2.6.39.x).

Hardware issues

New video driver for the Nvidia chipsets doesn't work with some of them

(see bug 63499).

On some ATI GPU system starts with a black screen

Solution: add "nomodeset" to kernel command line after "quiet splash", boot/install the system, then install proprietary fglrx drivers, enable it and remove nomodeset from cmdline. - If you receive any graphical issues with ATI card you can always try free radeon driver.

If "nomodeset" options not affect propetly result, try add this in the end of kernel boot line

nomodeset ati.modeset=0 radeon.modeset=0

P.S. For adding string press ESC in first creen, then press e, select kernel line and press e again. Modify line, then press b.

Internal drive (usually Windows NTFS) not mount automatically and need password with open by user

Mandriva 2011 has broken mechanism finding internal drive and add it to /fstab. You may use two way for avoid this.

First we may let user mount this drive in file manager such dolphin or pcmanfm (not in mc). For this you need create file /var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority/10-vendor.d/org.freedesktop.udisks.filesystem-mount-system-internal.pkla with entry


Second you need use ntfs-config-root utility.

Run it and select which drive you need add to fstab and set write mode (on advanced tab you may set read/write permission to selected partitions).

Upgrade/Update issues

When upgrading/updating an x86_64 system using urpmi.removemedia -a ; urpmi.addmedia --distrib RPM update 64bits packages libraries with 32bits one. To avoid this error disable the main32 media.

Software issues

Alsamixer doesn't save settings on every boot if PulseAudio is disabled

Run this command in console by root:

ln -s /var/lib/alsa/asound.state /etc/asound.state

Drakguard and drakguard-policy packages are replace each other during the update via urpmi --auto-update

Solution is (run this command in console by root):

urpmi drakguard-policy-0.7.7-6

CD-ROM in Dolphin ejects and immediately closes

You need to add


in /etc/sysctl.conf

Clementine still uses 100% CPU after it is closed

In some machines (usually with NVidia proprietary drivers enabled) Clementine will remain in memory after it is closed and try to use 100% CPU. The problem is known to developers, and will be fixed in the new upstream version.

Now for the workaround you need to fix some string in /usr/share/applications/clementine.desktop. Find and replace



Exec=env __GL_NO_DSO_FINALIZER=1 clementine

RPM-DataBase could not be open sometimes

Run this command in console by root:

db51_recover -vh /var/lib/rpm

Incorrect access rights to certain files in the home directory

To solve: run this command in console by root:

chown user_name:user_name -hR /home/user_name

Dropbox GUI does not work

To solve: run this command in console as ordinary user (not root!):

rm -f ~/.dropbox-dist/libz.so.1