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Alright, I have had Linux running for a total of 2 days, and already I love it! I think I integrated pretty well (with some help from here of course!)
Well I want to move up to 9.0 but I am having some problems.
1. GeForce FX5200 what should I do about this problem I cant even get into the install program. Not even with it registering as a VESA card. course if push comes to shove I can swap out the vidio card, and put in an older one. I want to avoid this though. Help...
2. How successful are updates? if they go pretty smoothly I figure I could just do a text install, and then if need be reinstall the nVidia drivers, as the rpm is still on my computer.
3. Alright this is the real hairy part of the install, it crashes on me right after it starts. Text, graphical doesnt matter. The media check says the disks are good, but they just keep crashing...
4. Is is worth it? I mean the only problems I have with 7.3 is it isnt the latest greatest, my sound card isnt really properly recognized, and every now and then my computer does a 10 sec freeze up, then everything is good.
Distribution: Everything except gentoo and Slackware
Well Redhat has been discontinued so 9.0 will be the last version. They are still runnning Enterprise and the Fedora project but you might want to try out another flavor before you get too accustomed to Redhat.
I'm currently running Mandrake 9.2 at work, 9.1 at home on my older computer and I've tried installing Gentoo 1.4 a few times (no luck w/the bootloader). I've had wonderful luck w/Mandrake so far. I can remote to our other servers and access our Oracle database with all the applications I'm accustomed to using in XP. I hear slackware is good. I'm also getting ready to try out Suse at home. Anyway, there's lots to experiment with. Good luck.
SuSE is a good distro too, but they will put things in strange places so if you are accustomed to using vi to change config files in order to configure things it might be a little bumpy.
Also, FWIW, SuSE has some pretty active mailing lists, including one on oracle. See the SuSE website to subscribe.