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Old 07-17-2005, 07:36 PM   #1
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My friend is going to build a computer for me and we're picking out the parts:
-Asus a8n-sli deluxe mobo
-AMD Athlon 64 Processor
-Corsair XMS 2gb sdram memory
-Samsung spinpoint p series 120 gb hard drive
-Gigabyte geforce 6600gt pci express video card

I don't think Linux (probably suse 9.3) will have a problem with these things (maybe the gigabyte video card), but I don't know if the printer and dvd burner we picked out will work:

-Canon Pixma MP130
-Samsung IDE Burner TS-H552U

I've heard about the driver TurboPrint, and supposedly it supports this printer model, but I don't know how I'm going to get this all-in-one printer to scan. And I have no idea if this will be a good DVD/CD burner for Linux. Any advice would help. ...also, if you have any suggestions of other distros, let me know.
 
Old 07-17-2005, 07:49 PM   #2
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the video card should work very well, once you install the drivers from nvidias web site. the basic install will probally get it working with a vesa driver, upgrading the driver will give you full 3daccellerator support.


for scanning, research SANE.


as far as cd burning, look up k3b. its a very nice interface, and easy to set up..... and once installed very easy to use. As an added bonus, it requires you to install command line tools for burning cds, and you can use the command line tools without the interface in an emergency.

If you use a 2.4 kernel, you will need scsi emulation for the kernel, if you use a 2.6 kernel, this wont be nessesary
 
Old 07-17-2005, 08:02 PM   #3
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How can I find out if K3b supports the Samsung TS-H552U burner? Also, on another subject, is it possible to use Macromedia Flash MX on Linux, and if not, what other flash authoring tools are available on Linux? I've heard about Gimp - Can this be used as an animation tool?

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Old 07-18-2005, 05:51 AM   #4
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i have used wine to sucessfully run Macromedia Flash MX on my linux box... it works fine so far.. i also tried swish, which works ok (sometimes it freez) but it's working

i couldnt find any *good* flash authoring tool for linux, if you find any please enlighten me
 
Old 07-18-2005, 03:03 PM   #5
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What is swish, I haven't heard of that one. Is it a Linux program or does it work on an emulator and is it better or worse than flash mx?
 
Old 07-19-2005, 05:29 AM   #6
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Swish is a windows program to create flash files.... just like flash MX,

but it's much easier http://www.swishzone.com/
 
Old 07-19-2005, 01:37 PM   #7
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as far as k3b supporting your drive, it should. If cdrecord supports it, k3b supports it, as k3b is just a higher level tool using cdrecord (and a few other tools) to burn your disks.


so far, it has worked with every drive I have thrown at it, including an external USB dvd burner
 
Old 07-19-2005, 01:53 PM   #8
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As for printers and scanners, HP and Epson have the most support
 
  


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