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adirotaru 05-27-2002 06:41 AM

Best linux distribution for multimedia support ...
Hello all,

I'm looking for a good linux distribution which offer a best multimedia support.
I mean that I'm looking for a good support for sound cards, video (movies, codecs etc) and also a good support for TV tunners.
Some people said that the best for this is Suse linux distribution , others said that Mandrake have a good integrated package with all that you need.
Could someone explain me if it's possible to make this classification.
I know that Slackware and RH are good especially for server, network part but ... which is the truth ?


acid_kewpie 05-27-2002 06:45 AM

there is no truth. all the support you are after is either part of the kernel and thus common to all modern distros (e.g. bttv tuner support) or needs to be added seperately (e.g. divx codecs). all you are gonna get out of a distro as far as your question goes is the configuration front ends for them, which brings is back to the same old usual suspects that always get mentioned.. redhat, mandrake, suse.

egh128 05-27-2002 06:51 AM

If you are going for multimedia, Mandrake being the easiest distrobution I know of, use Mandrake.

Nelleh 05-27-2002 09:44 AM

If you use an Nvidia Card, current experience suggests staying well clear of Suse, I have been trying for the best part of three days to a) get updated Nvidia drivers working correctly or b) get my screen res to 1600x1200, if I could at least sort out b) I would be relatively content that I can at least work at a proper resolution.

Redhat was an absolute doddle to do the above but 7.3 doesnt include NTFS out of the box which is a bind as all my data drives are naturally formatted this way

neo77777 05-27-2002 10:30 AM

As acid stated you can turn any disribution to a powerfull multimedia station with proper tweaking, linux provides all flexibility to build a system to suit your needs.

iralnyc 05-30-2002 06:44 AM

I just got Suse 8.0 and it supports new high end sound gear from TeraTEK AND has better hardware recognition of scanners and web cams.

ronss 05-30-2002 10:55 AM

i have suse 8 , mandrake 8.2 , red hat 7.3. i like em all, suse 8 recognizes my nvidia geforc3 2 gts card. i quess i like suse 8 for sound the best, close behind is mandrake and then red hat. was very impressed with how easy it was to set up raid 0 with suse 8. it asked what raid you wanted to use, and did the partitioning for you. red hat i believe i had to set up the partitions . mandrake does not support idie raid

sapilas 05-30-2002 01:58 PM



just rocks...

egh128 05-30-2002 11:51 PM

There's something about that chameleon I just don't trust.

sapilas 05-31-2002 04:32 AM


NO FEAR ! ! - TRUST :Pengy:

Rodcl 06-01-2002 07:33 PM

have a quick look in this distro has got everything from ripping DVDs to video editing and is called EvilEntity linux


egh128 06-01-2002 09:21 PM

"No One Will Ever Need More Than 640K Ram" - Bill Gates, 1981

shassouneh 06-04-2002 01:57 PM

I use SuSE 7.3 with an Nvidia geForce 2 MX 400. I can set my reolution to 1024x768 (my monitor can't go any higher). It works great for most things, but If I try to play/run Anything requiring 3d Acceleration, my monitor just shuts down. This is the same with/without Nvidia's updated drivers. use caution with SuSE and GeForce 2 cards...

MasterC 06-14-2002 07:18 AM


Originally posted by kernal
"No One Will Ever Need More Than 640K Ram" - Bill Gates, 1981
Bahahahahahaha~!!!!! Woohoo! What an A$$! I have 640MB. ha ha ha

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