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Old 10-17-2003, 06:18 PM   #1
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Cool DELL 8200 Inspiron Owners over here...


so who are running linux on their inspirons ?

 
Old 10-17-2003, 08:19 PM   #2
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can i post here even if i'm running an inspiron 8100?

oh.... i just did....
 
Old 10-17-2003, 11:29 PM   #3
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I do...but its on a 4150
 
Old 10-21-2003, 04:53 AM   #4
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Talking SuSE 8.2 on Inspiron 8200

On my Inspiron 8200 I started with SuSE 7.1, and recently I have upgraded to SuSE 8.2. Compared to SuSE 7.1 the installation went really smooth.

I have chosen SuSE, because I have to maintain 4 computers, and it takes me less time when using SuSE (compared to Slackware and Red Hat). There are a couple of nice how-to's for the Inspiron 8200 on the web. (Some of them in German).

Linux runs better on my Inspiron than Windows (which was installed by Dell). Unfortunatly Dell has terminated the possibility to order computers with Red Hat as platform (perhaps Bill didn't want this???).

 
Old 10-21-2003, 05:23 AM   #5
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: )) i never used suse...

but i really dont like redhat.. and running slack now..

what is it different in suse?
 
Old 10-21-2003, 05:50 AM   #6
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SuSE uses YAST (yet another setup tool) for tweaking the system. This is quite intuitive and easy to use. Of course, all hard-core geeks will say it is way better to edit the system files manually, but somehow this seems much faster.

On the inspiron, I could install SuSE 8.2 without any problems. I don't know why you don't like Red Hat, but SuSE installation, maintanance and use is quite straight-forward.

If you would like to try SuSE out, we should try to find a way you can get the iso's. I am willing to make them for you, and send them if you have access to an FTP server.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 01:43 PM   #7
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oh thanks man that is very kind of you.. I think I am fine with slack but thanks..
 
Old 10-21-2003, 11:41 PM   #8
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*cough*.. I'm "running" Gentoo 2.4 on my Inspiron 8200... um, ya?
 
Old 10-22-2003, 02:42 PM   #9
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nice man
 
Old 10-22-2003, 06:18 PM   #10
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Im running Slak 9.1 on my 4100. Works like a charm, except for the stupid framebuffer support on my Radeon 7500.
 
Old 10-22-2003, 06:24 PM   #11
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i have used a razor blade to etch off the "1" in 8100 and used a grey sharpie to put "2" in it's place so now i too am running linux on an inspiron 8200!!!!

yeah for me!!!!
 
Old 10-22-2003, 07:58 PM   #12
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haheheh should have just posted this thread as inspiron then :P
 
Old 10-23-2003, 02:29 PM   #13
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8500 here pimpin slack 9.1
 
Old 10-24-2003, 02:18 AM   #14
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after all slackware on 8200...

man that is sweet..
 
Old 10-26-2003, 11:53 PM   #15
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Talking

RH9 dual boot with xp on I8100, also planning to install some other dist with I8500.... just to get another flavor.... :O))
 
  


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