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Old 10-08-2009, 12:53 PM   #1
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Which is most suitable Linux for dell inspiron 1525


I would like to reinstall my laptop with Linux, which linux is having all drivers for dell inspiron 1525( i am capable to work with any linux distro i just want to know which one having dell inspiron 1525 drivers).
 
Old 10-08-2009, 01:00 PM   #2
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Most major distro's will install and work.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...n-1525-634795/
http://www.linux-laptop.net/
 
Old 10-08-2009, 01:38 PM   #3
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Distributions and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

Mod Note: Not really a hardware question. You may also want to review the "which distro is best for me?" threads as well
 
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Hi,

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I would like to reinstall my laptop with Linux, which linux is having all drivers for dell inspiron 1525( i am capable to work with any linux distro i just want to know which one having dell inspiron 1525 drivers).
I'm not to sure about the '1525' but video drivers may give you fits. It's probably a 'ATI 200M/1150' not sure. But you're not going to get 'DRI' to work fully if the chipset in your laptop has support dropped which most have been for the older 'ATI' chipsets.
 
Old 10-08-2009, 02:00 PM   #5
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Thanks to All, Hi repo i have gone through that website already , in their statistics all devices drivers either they are not support with linux or they didn't test with linux that's why i have asked this question. if someone who have installed linux in inspiron 1525 please let me know the dirstro and version.
 
Old 10-08-2009, 02:57 PM   #6
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Hi,

You can install just about any distro. The direct rendering will be a problem but you can use a 'FB' or 'vesa' depending on distro. With a little work and luck you may get the 'dri' working. But that will depend on the chipset. Do a 'lspci -vv' from a LiveCD to see the information. You can try something like 'KNOPPIX' to see if things can/will be recognized properly.

This link and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
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Thanks to All, Hi repo i have gone through that website already , in their statistics all devices drivers either they are not support with linux or they didn't test with linux that's why i have asked this question. if someone who have installed linux in inspiron 1525 please let me know the dirstro and version.
Here they said fedora8 works OK
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...n-1525-634795/
Seems to me the newest fedora will work also.
 
Old 10-08-2009, 08:15 PM   #8
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As others have commented, just about any current distro should work OK.

Usually the best way to determine which one best suits your needs/preferences is just to try a number of them. Have fun
 
  


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