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Old 02-20-2004, 04:01 PM   #1
dracflamloc
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Lots of questions regarding hardware and which distro etc...


Hey guys, I read that my VIA KT(?)400 8x AGP chip is not supported in the 2.4 kernel. This seems to be supported by the fact that when I try and ./make.sh the ati-driver in fedora it says that the AGP chipset is currently unsupported.

I read that it IS supported in kernel 2.6, so I need to know, using some good distro you reccommend, (not mandrake 9.2, no nic support) how I can install the 2.6 kernel and if I can install the ati-drivers and agpgart module on my chipset with it.

Please help, I've used linux before but never for anything other than web browsing and office-type uses. I want to get the full features of linux now, plus higher resolutions than 1024x768 and 3d acceleration.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 04:07 PM   #2
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here's a guide provided by DrOzz found in this forum.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=73436

as far as distro's are concerned, you'll ask a 1000 people and get a 1000 different answers. i suggest you read up on the pro's and cons of all of them then decide for yourself. hope that helps.
good luck.
 
  


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