LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 11-24-2003, 09:31 AM   #1
Ceberon
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Purchasing hardware for linux..


I just finished installing Mandrake 9.2 on one of our old Compaq computers at home. Wasn't too bad except the Video card doesn't seem to be very compatible with Linux (S3 Savage 4).. still can't get startx to run

For our next home computer, I'd really like to build it myself. Normally when I was doing windows computers, it didn't make much of a different financially, but without needing to purchase an OS.. it becomes a much better option.

Couple questions. One, how can I find a list of hardware that Mandrake would support? I've checked on Mandrake's webpage, and they claim that the S3 Savage 4 video card is supposedly supported, but then when I'm installing Mandrake it insists it is not (and I've found multiple web references to errors with that video card). If I'm purchasing hardware for Linux, I do not want incompatibility problems.

Two, is there a list of websites listed somewhere for purchasing pieces of computers? It's been awhile since I've gone anywhere except for Best Buy.. I want to shop around, but I'd like to have some starting point.

Well, hope you can help
 
Old 11-24-2003, 09:48 AM   #2
wapcaplet
Guru
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 2,018

Rep: Reputation: 48
PriceWatch is the first place I go whenever looking for computer components. One good parts store online that's really good is NewEgg.com; their prices are reasonable and they have great service!

Not sure what to tell you about compatibility, though... Most of the time you'll probably be okay on that issue. The Savage4 is a piece of junk, IMHO - I have one also and it has been nothing but problems (both in Linux and Windows) since the day I got it.

Last edited by wapcaplet; 11-24-2003 at 09:49 AM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Purchasing Mandrake --Maybe webwolf70 Mandriva 16 05-31-2006 08:56 AM
purchasing a router woodland56 Linux - Wireless Networking 3 05-31-2006 08:27 AM
read this before purchasing from ebuyer unixmad General 2 09-30-2004 05:21 PM
Purchasing a Harddrive PhuckFonix Linux - Hardware 11 08-14-2004 03:37 AM
Purchasing a Laptop for Linux jrdioko Linux - Laptop and Netbook 14 06-21-2004 04:50 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:09 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration