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Hi which linux i should install to my laptop. It is Compaq Presario V4000.
I want to use Redhat 9 or Fedora Core 6, is my laptop compatible with Redhat 9 or Fedora Core 6. I have serached forum but could not find anything about Compaq Presario V4000.
Last edited by ch121; 03-26-2007 at 04:44 PM.
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Distribution: Distribution: RHEL 5 with Pieces of this and that.
Kernel 22.214.171.124, KDE 3.5.8 and KDE 4.0 beta, Plu
No idea the problems you may run into but Fedora 6 is what you want to install. Redhat 9 is 4 or more years old. Running 2.4 kernels and old outdated apps. Much better support for Fedora. In essence Redhat is 7 version back from Fedora 6. Fedora is Redhat but the free distro side of the Redhat type distro.
There is a Fedora Core Live CD you might download and burn to a CD. Boot up with it and see what specs you have and what works or does not.
FC6 should work just fine. I had the same model V4000 (64bit AMD) for a while and installed FC6 64 bit on that. It worked just fine. If you have Intel 3495 wireless, that works too with FC6.
BTW, other than FC6, almost all distros like Debian, Ubuntu, Suse should work with some tweaking which may also be needed in FC6.
Just a little follow up here.
I installed PCLinux on my new Dull 1501 AMD X2 with Sata HD and a Wifi card 1390 with Broadcom chipset. For the Wifi I did what others have said and used newsies or what ever its called and used the HP driver, the Dull driver won't work with linux.
The install was smooth and no problems at all.I then went into the PCLinux control center and found the keboard for my laptop. Then I searched for Klaptop and set up the power manager.
I would send you to the PCLinux web site but its down right now do to more folks joining up.
There is a reason PCLinux is #4 on the list at Distrowatch and moving up.
The Big Plus is the Name does not sound like a sneeze. LOL
I just installed Xubuntu on my laptop and the power settings worked great, the wireless was easy (usb wireless). I merged the start bars and moved them to the bottom of the screen and my wife doesn't miss Windows