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Old 02-18-2006, 01:58 PM   #1
argonplatypus
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Best Distro for me


I'm a fairly new linux user, i've used Suse a very little bit a few years ago, and i was wondering what the best distro for me to go with was. My hardware is:

Athlon64 fx55
2gb of RAM
Soundblaster audigy 2 soundcard
Radeon x850 Pro

I will be dual booting with windows xp, any suggestions would be helpful! Thanks
 
Old 02-18-2006, 02:49 PM   #2
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You can go 64 bit or 32 bit.

You can use any distro. Hardware is determined by the kernel, not by the distribution. Some distro's however are better at hardware detection.

SuSE64 and Ubuntu-64 might be good choices based upon running 64bit.


Asking what distro to use is kinda like asking what kind of car to buy. Opinions will vary. You might want to check distrowatch and do some reading. I do recommend picking a distro that is well supported with community/forums.

Using "bobslinux" might leave a lacking in the help department.


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Old 02-18-2006, 03:34 PM   #3
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i've downloaded a few live cds (32bit and 64bit) and none of them will load with default settings, i also tried installing ubuntu 64 bit and it kept telling me that my x server wasn't configured properly, so i don't know
 
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Originally Posted by argonplatypus
i've downloaded a few live cds (32bit and 64bit) and none of them will load with default settings, i also tried installing ubuntu 64 bit and it kept telling me that my x server wasn't configured properly, so i don't know
Where in the install process did you run into trouble? Please post some details so that we can be more helpful.

The liveCDs--did you try to boot them? What happened? Presumably, you can boot from CD since you got partway with Ubuntu.

Since you down-loaded the CDs (images), double-check and make sure you didn't simply install the iso images onto CD ( a common error)
 
Old 02-18-2006, 10:38 PM   #5
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the live cds i think wouldn't work because of the default ati drivers having problems. I installed ubuntu and got most everything running smoothly, thanks for the advice!
 
  


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