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Old 11-25-2002, 03:21 AM   #1
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Best distro for me


What do you think the best distro for my system would be?

Duron 900
20GB Quantum Fireball
10GB Seagate Barracuda
256MB RAM
Sony DVD 12X
Cyber Driver CD Writer 8x4x32x
Radeon 7500 64DDR

I've had big problems trying to get my radeon to work correctly in Mandrake 9.0 and I dont want to go there again. So what distro do you suggest?

Thanks for the input

Streams
 
Old 11-25-2002, 04:30 AM   #2
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Re: Best distro for me

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What do you think the best distro for my system would be?

Duron 900
20GB Quantum Fireball
10GB Seagate Barracuda
256MB RAM
Sony DVD 12X
Cyber Driver CD Writer 8x4x32x
Radeon 7500 64DDR

I've had big problems trying to get my radeon to work correctly in Mandrake 9.0 and I dont want to go there again. So what distro do you suggest?

Thanks for the input

Streams
I'm a big fan of SuSE.


John
 
Old 11-25-2002, 04:59 AM   #3
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Will that work well with my Radeon 7500? using XFree86 4
 
Old 11-25-2002, 07:14 AM   #4
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you have an extremely average system, any distro is likely to work fine. please search this site for a billions identical threads,
 
Old 11-25-2002, 03:26 PM   #5
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Will that work well with my Radeon 7500? using XFree86 4
According to SuSE it should:

http://www.suse.com/us/private/produ...uirements.html

I'd prefer a bit more hz's under the hood, 900Mhz is probably going to be a bit sluggish (I have a 1.4 and I'm ready to upgrade). But it'll be fine.

Head on over to www.cheapbytes.com for some cheap CD's. That way you can try out SuSE (or a number of other distros) and decide if you like it before shelling out the big bucks (if you buy the boxed sets).


John
 
Old 11-25-2002, 03:44 PM   #6
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heh ...

Funny how many nerds (nerdlings)
are trying to impress people with the
size of their ... :}

"What do you mean ... Viagra ... I need the Antidot!"


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Old 11-25-2002, 03:57 PM   #7
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I found MDK to be very zippy on the duron. Is just that my Radeon only worked at 50hz with the generic vesa driver so I want to try another distro.
 
Old 11-25-2002, 07:49 PM   #8
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I think I will stick with MDK now as my Radeon is working! turns out all I had to do was disconnect the TV out and It worked perfectly.
 
Old 11-28-2002, 03:39 AM   #9
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heh ...

Funny how many nerds (nerdlings)
are trying to impress people with the
size of their ... :}

"What do you mean ... Viagra ... I need the Antidot!"


Cheers,
TInk
At 1.4Ghz, I'm feeling a bit inadequate...


John
 
Old 11-28-2002, 03:41 AM   #10
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I think I will stick with MDK now as my Radeon is working! turns out all I had to do was disconnect the TV out and It worked perfectly.
Cool


John
 
Old 11-28-2002, 02:12 PM   #11
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At 1.4Ghz, I'm feeling a bit inadequate... :)


John
LOL ... my primary workstation is a 266MHz notebook :P

Cheers,
Tink
 
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