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Old 03-15-2002, 01:48 AM   #1
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SuSe 7.3 device recognition questions


I am planning on installing SuSe 7.3 over my spring break (in like a week). This may be the wrong time to ask this, but what is the chance that SuSe will recognize my devices? I am worried about these:

M$ Wheelmouse
Samsung DVD-ROM off an E-machines 766
Philips CD-RW drive
A Netgear FA311 ethernet card
and of course, a vid card and sound card (hard to find what kind though cos' E-machines document so little)

I know it's an out there question, but I really appreciate all the help. Thanks for being patient.

G011um
 
Old 03-15-2002, 03:33 AM   #2
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I would just backup any important data and/or programs. Then just boot SuSe off the DVD Drive or the CD-RW drive.

Also here's a tip for partitioning:

hda=Usually the first physical hard drive on your on system or the primary master device.
Code:
hda1=The first partition on the first hard drive.
hda2=The second partition on the first hard drive.
hdb=Second HD or the primary slave device.
Code:
hdb1=The first partition on on the second hard drive.
hdb2=I think you get it by now.
If it's sd instead of hd your drives have been picked as or are SCSI. Also your CD-RW drive and DVD drive may be picked as hd*.

BTW: You can forget hda, hdb stuff if you all already know it.
 
Old 03-15-2002, 11:29 AM   #3
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Sounds like pretty standard stuff really.

My boss installed SuSE 7.3 Pro on his new Stinkpad without a hitch - no help from me. It even allowed him to resize his Win98 partition.

As fot the wheelmouse, you may have to modify your /etc/X11/XF86Config file with something like this
Code:
Section "InputDevice" 
                         Driver "mouse" 
                         Identifier "Mouse[1]" 
                         Option "Device" "/dev/psaux" 
                         Option "InputFashion" "Mouse" 
                         Option "Name" "INTELLIPOINT MOUSE PS/2" 
                         Option "Protocol" "imps/2" 
                         Option "Vendor" "MICROSOFT" 
                         Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" 
                         EndSection
 
Old 03-16-2002, 06:55 AM   #4
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good choice

Good Choice!
I am running SuSE and it works great! I think you won't have any problems installing it. Perhaps what you should do is install it as a dual-boot arrangement, just in case it doesn't pick up all your hardware. In that case you can use Windows to find out more about your hardware and get SuSE to work with the hardware. I have great confidence in SuSE! Let me know if it works for you!



PS:I wonder what that animal is in the SuSE logo!
 
Old 03-16-2002, 12:11 PM   #5
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Re: good choice

Quote:
Originally posted by shassouneh


PS:I wonder what that animal is in the SuSE logo!
It's a "geeko" (sic)
 
Old 03-16-2002, 02:53 PM   #6
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huh?

"geeco" or "gecko"?
 
Old 03-17-2002, 01:39 PM   #7
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It's a gecko and it's name is Geeko. (Emphasis on "geek" is the way I think it's pronounced)
 
Old 03-17-2002, 04:20 PM   #8
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coool!

Cool! tht'sclassy. SuSE or bust!
 
  


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