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Old 07-07-2008, 11:00 AM   #1
leiryll
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aspire 4520


good day to all of you here in this forum...


i just only like to ask, what good linux that suits my lappy aspire 4520? cos im planning to have a dual boot to vista, and i prefer to install it either on fedora or ubuntu. and i would like to know where can find to download its driver(like vga,wifi,sound...etc).

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aspire 4520 athlon 64x2
 
Old 07-07-2008, 11:27 AM   #2
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I use only Linux (Kubuntu, OpenSuse) on Aspire 4520. Everything works fine. You may need to pass options to the kernel for the harddisk (all_generic_ide). For sound see the ALSA page on how to perfect it.


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Old 07-07-2008, 11:54 AM   #3
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Well, I'm not using Aspire 4520, but on other laptops I used Debian successfully in dual boot with a Windows installation.
For the graphics driver I recommend you to use a tool called 'envy', which does the nasty work of installing proprietary drivers for you.
Everything else should work out of the box mostly, APT should fit all your needs.

P.S. Ubuntu should give you a similar experience (compared to Debian), since it's based on it.
 
Old 07-07-2008, 09:16 PM   #4
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ok thanks guys for the reply , ill go with the opensuse, and i will try it later,
 
  


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