Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
Hello everyone, I am considering purchasing a new laptop and have some concerns about processor processor compatibility with linux. What I'm currently trying to decide between are two computers one with and Intel Core i3 4000M and another with an AMD A6 4400M.
If anyone knows anything about which is better for linux or any webpages or resources to help with the decision I'd appreciate it, thanks.
You should understand that the processor isn't the problem, also the architecture, AMD or Intel, doesn't matter.
But with (new) laptops problems often occur with very new wireless adapters or very new graphics adapters. Your best bet would be to take a live-CD of a recent Linux-distribution with you when purchasing the machine and ask if you can boot the laptop with the live-CD. Distribution doesn't matter, the kernel-version is important, the newer the kernel, the more hardware is supported.
Well, I can't boot a live cd in it because I'll be purchasing it online. The two computers I am considering are both HP's and I usually run something Ubuntu/Debian, Fedora, or Sabayon Linux. I am considering making the move to Arch Linux and/or Gentoo once I buy it. I do believe I ran across something in a google search that stated AMD A6 series processors are difficult on linux as well as radeon graphics.
You should find out since when the laptop is available, I would say that if it is available since more than half a year you could be pretty sure that the hardware is supported by Linux. But you don't have any guarantee that there is the same hardware in any laptop of the same type/model (even if the HCL says that Linux will work on the machine).
Radeon is not a problem per se, it can be a problem if the card is very new. For example I purchased my Samsung Laptop (R525) with a Radeon 5470 in December 2010. Problem was that when the screen shaded due to powersaving, the screen blurred in red and blue because the driver did not clear the graphicsmemory correctly (I think). Since late 2012 the problem is solved (which means that the kernelmodule "radeon" supports the card). I tried the AMD-driver (fglrx) but it did not work correctly, sometimes xorg froze.
Lenovo Thinkpad are know to be very good supported by Linux. I have an X100e subnotebook and even the Functionkeys are working. They don't put the most recent hardware into their Laptops.