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Old 10-27-2006, 03:25 PM   #1
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I don't know how to start looking for drivers

I am totally new to Linux so please excuse silly questions.I have a laptop computer running windows xp. I want to run windows xp and Mandriva linux as a dual operating system, but how on earth do I go about getting linux drivers. Does linux have any plug and play capability or will i have to go looking for, and install drivers for everything - i.e. for my graphics card (built into the main board, so I don't know which drivers to look for), sound (same thing again), printers etc.

Old 10-27-2006, 03:27 PM   #2
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I forgot to ask in my previous post - what about my broadband modem as well.


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