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Old 06-12-2015, 08:15 AM   #1
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I am new to Linux & studying the Book 'Linux Essentials Certification' by Robb Tracy. My current OS is Centos7 & I have issues with Dual Boot Linux / Windows7 & problems with Graphics Card compatibility on an AMD dual core Dell Laptop.
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:15 AM   #2
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Welcome to Linux Questions!

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I have issues with Dual Boot Linux / Windows7
If you'd like to share the problems; exactly what's happening, what works, what doesn't, etc, you're likely to get better help as no one can guess what your problems are.

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problems with Graphics Card compatibility
Again, if you can detail what exactly is happening, what sort of graphics card is fitted, exactly what model of Dell laptop you have, etc. The more details you supply, the better any answer will be.

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Old 06-12-2015, 11:03 AM   #3
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Welcome to Linux Questions!

Which distro and which version you are using?

Instead of centOS you may try Fedora which has updated graphics driver than most distro's.
 
Old 06-12-2015, 12:02 PM   #4
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Hi there! Welcome to the forums!

Please see Soadyheid's post - we want to help but need a little more info.

Also as veerain suggests CentOS may not be the best bet for installing on home systems. I know you want to learn, but in my experience you spend a lot of time putting out fire's you're never going to have in a server environment.

I'd personally install it in a virtual machine and install something like fedora or open suse on the actual hardware.

If you are studying for the LPI exams that book is written for, you're really going to want fedora/cent, open suse and a Debian based system to practice all of them. Also be advised that the LPIC1 and compTIA+ have both just been updated. You still need to know most of what's in that book, but additional resources will be required for the exam.

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Old 06-12-2015, 12:33 PM   #5
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Hi.

Could always help to rename this one (or better yet) start a new thread on the more "technical" topics after searching to see if they may already exist? Second link in my signature has a few good links.

Best wishes and have fun...
 
Old 06-12-2015, 12:54 PM   #6
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Also get the detailed information about your graphics card and check with specifically that manufacturer to see if they have a Linux driver to download.
 
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