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PCLinuxOS 2009.2 Review

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After running into Problems with Mandriva 2009.1 with my sound cutting out and making static sounds and sometimes not working at all I decided to give PCLinuxOS a try. Since PCLinuxOS is based on Mandriva the first thing I did was check to make sure the sound was working properly and it was.

Accelerated 3d and Compiz Fusion

So I continued and found that compiz fusion works well in PCLinuxOS even in kde. Usually I run compiz with gnome. This is my first successful experience with running compiz with kde. Compiz fusion was ready to go for the most part immediately after the install. However I did run into one bump in the road when running Extreme Tux Racer the mouse was really slow and jerky and it just did not seem to be running well. That was easily fixed though. The fix for this was to go into the control center click on hardware and then 3d desktop effects and go to the section where compiz-fusion is enabled and switch from native support to Xgl. After that everything was working fine. And I could now run Extreme Tux Racer.

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