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Replying to Linux + Laptop = No No?
Posted 11 January 2007 - 03:46 AM
I would recommend getting a "hold your hand" type *nix like Ubuntu first, just to get the flavor of *nix, and then move into something deeper like Debian or BSD.
Posted 10 January 2007 - 02:57 AM
my laptop isn't the greatest of machines (256mb memory shared graphics, 40gb hard drive, amd sempron mobile 3000+) but it still runs fedora well.
the only thing that wont work on my laptop is the wireless network card, but that was no suprise to me anyway!
Posted 19 November 2006 - 05:08 AM
I asked this in another thread, but what Linux distro runs easily on an AMD dual core? Someone told me that AMD X2 doesn't support linux yet. but if it does, what's a distro that is easy to use and set up for someone who hardly has any experience with it?
Any Linux distribution that allows SMP in the kernel can support dual core machines.
Posted 19 November 2006 - 04:12 AM
Because ubuntu based on debian, the think that i like is about the easy way for installing or uninstalling packet using apt-get. For GUI packet manager synaptic is rock!. Just select packet that you want to install and forget the dependencies.
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Posted 23 May 2006 - 08:45 PM
I had to install ndiswrapper to get my wifi working, but that was cake. Just a few commands and scripts, and everything was peachy keen. I had to install ATI's proprietary drivers to get my LCD resolution to 1400x1050 (the way I like it). The default resolution was 1280x1024 or whatever it is, which would be fine, but I like higher res. My sound works after playing around with alsamixer.
Since this is a laptop, I had to make sure to build the kernel with the ACPI option. This make lets Linux know that this system is a laptop, so it'll have battery support, stand by, and things like that.
If you don't want to go through the trouble of configuring pieces of hardware on your laptop, I highly recommend Ubuntu as a distro. Pretty much everything will work right after install and it has a lot more graphical interfaces for things such as updates and all.
Posted 22 May 2006 - 03:45 PM
NOTE: DO NOT BUY AMD MACHINES WITH SIS GRAPHICS AS LINUX DOESN'T HAVE 3D SUPPORT FOR IT