As with any release, there are still issues and bugs that may not have been resolved. This page documents those that may cause inconvenience and where possible details how they may be worked around.
LibreOffice doesn't start on a few machines
There is a problem with LibreOffice startup observed on one machine so far. This seems to be caused by a problem in the Radeon Vega graphics driver.
The only known workaround is to disable OpenGL acceleration in LibreOffice.
Due to the small number of machines affected, we've opted not to make disabled acceleration the default setting.
To make an affected machine work, run
libreoffice --safe-mode and select "Disable Hardware Acceleration (OpenGL, OpenCL)".
After this, LibreOffice should work normally.
NVIDIA Graphics Cards
This release includes the reverse engineered nouveau driver, which gives moderately good support for most NVIDIA cards. For some dual-screen work it is actually better than NVIDIA binary driver as it supports screen rotation on a second monitor, which is useful for monitors with rotatable screens.
The drivers from nvidia web site are not supported. These can't be supported for a number of reasons.
When these drivers do become available in later releases user will need to install and configure these from command line.
Why doesn't urpmi work?
Major changes for OM Lx 4 include switching from rpm5/URPMI to rpm.org/DNF for package management. This will require users to get used to new commands if they use command line, DNF. Also there are How To articles in our Forum in the Resources category such as this.
Where did OMCC/drakconf Control Center tool go?
OMCC/drakconf and drakxtools will be replaced with newer, more up to date, software. The first step in this process is dnfdragora available for user testing.
dnfdragora is a replacement for rpmdrake. More software will be added to upcoming releases.
The OpenMandriva development teams (Cooker & QA) are always looking for new contributors to assist in creating and maintaining packages and to assist bugfixing and testing. You are welcome to join us and help us in this work which is not only rewarding but also tremendous fun!
If you feel that your talents do not lie in the realm of software, then the OpenMandriva Workshop group, which is made up from the artwork, documentation, translation and Communication teams, is always open for the submissions of artwork and translations. New contributors who would like to help with these wide-ranging tasks should see the wiki for more details, and to learn how to join! Alternatively you may use our Forum.
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