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Old 08-09-2003, 09:59 PM   #1
dbgtwill1
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Question best hardware for redhat 9


what hardware is best for redhat 9 i'm trying 2 build a computer but i need 2 know the compatible hardware
 
Old 08-09-2003, 10:49 PM   #2
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Your question should be "what is good hardware for linux", because hardware support is a kernel thing, so all distros can support the same hardware.

Try searching, its asked a lot.

I usually recommend getting Nvidia Video cards (as they have official drivers) and a Creative SB Live or Audigy.

And of course, name brand hardware thats not ridiculously new.
 
Old 08-09-2003, 11:12 PM   #3
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Hi dbgtwill1

My hardware under Red Hat 9

MSI 845 GE MAX L - ( Intel 845 GE Chipset )
Intel Celeron 1.7ghz (oc'd 1.92)
Hynix DDR 256 mb RAM
MSI Nvidia geforce 4 MX 440 SE graphics card

No problems - further you shouldnt have any problems with standard hardware like

Floppy drives
CD - Rom drives
Hard drives

Winmodems are sometimes problematic under Linux - if possible - get an External Serial Modem - however - if you did want to go with a Winmodem - check out this site - its a good starting poiht for Winmodem info and Linux

http://www.linmodems.org/

Also be flexible in your distro choice - other good candidates are

Mandrake 9.1
SUSE 8.2
JAMD

You can check out all the major Linux distributions and more at Distrowatch .

Click here to go to Distrowatch

Last edited by Skyline; 08-09-2003 at 11:16 PM.
 
Old 08-09-2003, 11:31 PM   #4
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thanks for the help.linux as u can guess is new to me personly i believe bilgates stol all his ideas and th price is redichulos so i wont 2 try something new

dbgtwill1
 
Old 08-10-2003, 03:24 AM   #5
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To know " "what is good hardware for linux" is to test with one of the existing live CDs available on internet. If live CD runs... there you have it. Knoppix live CD has an excellent hardware detect script though to download the CD image takes sometime (699Mb). Arch Linux (AMLUG live CD 0.2) is 225Mb but for i686 pc only.
http://amlug.org/new-projects/live-c...g-live-cd.html
 
  


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