THe new Mandrake 10.1 on Dell Dimension 4600 ?
Can i instal The new Mandrake 10.1 on Dell Dimension 4600 ?
Dell Dimension 4600 P4 2.66GHz/512k (533FSB)
Intergrated Audio Nic Disable Because of Creative Labs SB Live 5.1 Sound Card
4xDVD+R+RW 200GB IDE (7,200rpm) Hard Drive
128MB DDR NVidia GeForce FX 5200
512MB DDR333 Dual Channel Memory(2x256)
I have an new Creative Sound Blaster AUDIGY 2 6.1
24-bit Advanced HD do anyone think i can use this on Madrake 10.1 or Suse 9.1 Pro ?
I purchase the PC in sept/oct last year
I want to try it Mandrake 10.1
befor my friend will instal Linux Suse 9.1 Pro on my pc !
A long time Linux user he has being run Linux since the first version of the open sorce OS linux was create my the Linux cummunity !
Is where only an Mandrake 10.1 no Professonal version or if where is an Pro version what are the name for it ?
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The only thing I had small doubts was the sound card but it looks it's supported: http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc...ve_Labs#matrix
All other pieces of hardware should work without a problem.
It looks that 10.1 is (for now) available only in the 'standard' (official) version.
I've just installed Mandrake 10.1 Community from PC World's December DVD cover disk onto my Dell Dimension 8250.
Dell Dimension 8250 P4 2.66GHz/512k
Retail Creative SB AUDIGY 2
4xDVD/CDRW Combo, 120GB IDE Hard Drive
128MB ATI Radeon 9700 TX
Broadcom BCM V.92 56k Softmodem
Logic3 Rumble Pad USB Joystick
After defraging my default single windows partition I let Mandrake resize approx. 8 GB to install on.
It recognised all the hardware except the softmodem and installed the appropriate drivers/modules. It dual booted (using LI-LO) between XP without problem or needing any other configuration.
I'm finding my way back around Linux after a 3 year break, so I can't be too detailed but it seems stable and the included games have sound, I haven't tried to play DVD's, etc; yet, as I've been more interested in re-learning linux.
The only problems I've found to date are:
Trying to compile a compatable driver for the Dell BCM modem (or an alternative Intel 536EP Hardware modem I bought for £10 from Maplin). The available source codes appears to have been written for earlier kernals and/or gcc compilers, but it could just be me :)
The boot process occasionally hangs when/after detecting the USB ports if the joystick is plugged into one of the back-pane USB sockets, it seems to boot ok if plugged into a front socket, but now I've recognised the problem I leave it unplugged until required.
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