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Old 07-23-2008, 10:54 AM   #1
far3ousa
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Cool help me


i want drivers for open suse 10.2 in my laptop hp pavillon dv 6500
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:10 AM   #2
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Drivers for what exactly? Do you have hardware that isn't working? You need to provide more info.

Also, please use better thread titles in future, i.e. ones that describe the problem you're having. When you post a thread, you are told that tiles like "help me" are bad.
 
Old 07-23-2008, 11:33 AM   #3
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Welcome to LQ.

Agree with Nylex. Do you need help to install Linux on this machine?
Although, Ubuntu (not Suse) I came across this page: http://aldeby.org/blog/index.php/how...series-laptops

You might be able to use that to work out how to install Suse, if you insist on that, or you can switch to ubuntu instead. You might also want to check on the opensuse pages themselves if there are documents there that can help.

After you have installed the basic OS, you probably have to do one issue at the time (wireless drivers, sound, touchpad, etc). The good news I guess that it looks like it should all be possible to solve

Good luck.
 
Old 07-23-2008, 12:08 PM   #4
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If you install (open)SuSE, Ubuntu, Fedora or something as popular as them, chances are your hardware works after the installation without much extra work. Things that usually need more attention include wireless cards (in some cases, not nearly all the time), webcams (I have never had one, so can't help you out with that), extra buttons in some cases (like "help" => custom functionality) and perhaps some exotic cadgets that aren't on every machine (if a cadget is found on nearly every pc, chances are somebody has written drivers for it for Linux and they're already there when you install GNU/Linux operating system).

First get the operating system installed if you want that, then see what doesn't work as you'd expect, describe it here, drink a cup of your favourite beverage and see if somebody posted an answer by then most problems are easy to solve, especially with aid from longer-term users. Nowadays GNU/Linux operating systems such as SuSE are easy to install, so that shouldn't be a problem..but if you are in doubt, ask first by all means.
 
  


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