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Old 03-26-2007, 04:43 PM   #1
ch121
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Question which linux i can install to my laptop(help)


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.

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Old 03-26-2007, 05:34 PM   #2
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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 Running 2.4 kernels and old outdated apps.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.

Brian
 
Old 03-27-2007, 01:41 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 04-05-2007, 09:57 AM   #4
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thanks


Thanks boys for your advice.
 
Old 04-07-2007, 11:59 PM   #5
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You could give PCLinuxOS A try. The forum has lot of good folk who have installed it on their laptops. Plus, One gent has got the sleep mode? or whatever its called working; a nice how to.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 12:23 AM   #6
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Kubuntu is pretty good for laptops
 
Old 04-08-2007, 03:42 PM   #7
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I have a Compaq C310 and have had (in no particular order) Ubuntu, Kubuntu, PCLinuxOS, Debian, Fedora, simplyMepis, Slax, Pardus and Mandriva working.

I plan to try *BSD soon.

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Old 04-11-2007, 05:53 PM   #8
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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
 
Old 04-11-2007, 06:54 PM   #9
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My answer to which Linux would install ----> all of them.

If you can't get one working it is mostly due to a mismatch of the video screen. Try text mode install instead.
 
Old 04-11-2007, 07:25 PM   #10
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you could try these Links:

http://www.linux-laptop.net/
http://www.tuxmobil.org/

see what other users have done with your model laptop

Jake
 
Old 04-11-2007, 08:42 PM   #11
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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
 
Old 04-11-2007, 08:44 PM   #12
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I got aero theme on xubuntu, i can link you to the theme if you want
 
Old 04-11-2007, 08:52 PM   #13
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Quote:
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I got aero theme on xubuntu, i can link you to the theme if you want
gracias por favor
 
Old 04-13-2007, 04:21 AM   #14
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you can go www dot linux dot org or www dot linux dot com ,and see what you want.
 
  


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