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Old 10-24-2004, 07:28 AM   #1
chaos_dragon
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any compatible distros????


alright, i have been tryin to get Linux on my computer. However, i have been having A LOT of trouble finding any distros that are compatible with my system.
My problem areas are:
AMD64 3200+
Radeon X800 Pro
Logitech MX Duo (wireless keyboard and mouse)

now, i have been able to install Mandrake, but it wont let me see the GUI, cuz it cant detect my graphics card. I have been able to boot into Knoppix, and get onto the KDE desktop (so i guess the graphics worked), but it doesnt detect my keyboard and mouse.

my question is, does anyone know any distros that are compatible with the three things i listed above? i DID find drivers for the X800 for Linux, but i dont think i can use them, cuz they have "i386" in the filename. any help would be appreciated
 
Old 10-24-2004, 10:09 AM   #2
Caeda
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Well, Suse comes with a 64 bit edition DVD right in the box? Might be a good choice. At least put it next on your list. Hell, if your in Indiana come see me, I'll give ya a 64 bit disk. lol.
 
Old 10-24-2004, 10:49 AM   #3
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The only problem with 'i386' is that it isn't optimized for newer CPU's (it's backward compatible down to intel 486 if I remember correctly). You could try searching for a .src.rpm for the driver and compile it on your system to get an rpm optimized for you CPU (if the file you found is an rpm, that is). Otherwise, it should still be possible to find a file you can compile locally to get the optimization you need for your CPU.
 
Old 10-24-2004, 12:52 PM   #4
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Originally posted by bigrigdriver
The only problem with 'i386' is that it isn't optimized for newer CPU's (it's backward compatible down to intel 486 if I remember correctly). You could try searching for a .src.rpm for the driver and compile it on your system to get an rpm optimized for you CPU (if the file you found is an rpm, that is). Otherwise, it should still be possible to find a file you can compile locally to get the optimization you need for your CPU.

um...ya, did i mention im a total newb? therefore, i have absolutly no idea what that means, but ok. Im in the process of trying Red Hat (well, i guess Fedora Core 2). if that doesnt work, i will try Suse (jeez, downloading all these things are using A LOT of disks).
 
  


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