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Old 10-20-2002, 01:03 AM   #1
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New Laptop now i need a Disto to load on it.


i have tried the following and they dont work on my laptop.

Slackware 8: No sound other than that just fine tried to recomple the kernel but it doesnt seem to fix the sound issue. CRUSE U AC97 CODEC!!!!

Slackware 8.1: Cant even get the cd to boot up on its own.

Slackware 8.1 beta: wont find video card but slackware 8 could thats just too odd for words.

Red Hat 8: cant get higher than 800x600 and my mouse isnt working that well in it.

Next up:
Red Hat 7.3


also I am running a hp ZE 1210

does anyone have a disto that works right from the start. Because i never had this many issues with linux on my desktop. I mean the only one that worked pretty good was slackware 8
 
Old 10-20-2002, 01:50 AM   #2
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Well first, have you checked the hardware compatibilities with Linux that this laptop has ?? Have you checked out www.linux-laptop.net ?? Lots of good information there, look up your laptop and see if anyone has successfully installed Linux on it before.
 
Old 10-20-2002, 03:28 AM   #3
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I use Xandros on my lappy. It detected everything. Although I do not believe Xandros is not released for another week or two.... I have it because I'm a beta tester, but it's quite nice. I suggest you give it a shot when it comes out. Oh, you may wanna try it on your big rig too....

-AquamaN
 
Old 10-20-2002, 09:15 AM   #4
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Well first, have you checked the hardware compatibilities with Linux that this laptop has ?? Have you checked out www.linux-laptop.net ?? Lots of good information there, look up your laptop and see if anyone has successfully installed Linux on it before.
ya my laptop isnt on that list of theres. and when will Xandros come out and where could i get it when it does come out.
 
Old 10-21-2002, 12:15 AM   #5
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Thumbs up Mandrake 9

i am going to post on that linux for laptop sites that mandrake 9 works great with this laptop
 
  


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