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Old 10-07-2003, 09:32 AM   #1
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Unhappy New hardware; should I buy or not?

Hello all,

I am newbie, therfore forgive me if asking something obvious!

I planned to buy some new hardware, TFT monitor and Cordless keyboard&mouse combination. I have (not too cheap) tender from retailer, from a Logitech Cordless DEsktop MX keybpard and mouse combination, together with Viewsonic VP171B Display.

Before I going to accept the deal, I want to know if I can use those with my Mandrake 9.1 Linux, and if it is possible to use DVI connection between nvidia card and TFT. Can anyone help me?

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Old 10-07-2003, 11:25 AM   #3
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No, linux compatible does not list these hardwares (well, at least directly). I have heard that PS2 Cordless should work. Problems I think can cause extra keys in keyboard and mouse.

There is no information ever found from (e.g.) google from the TFT. Mandrake should recognise VP181 and VP151, but I am not sure if 171 can be used either of those settings.

Well, need to think still a bit. Does anyone else know?

Hey, thanx for the responce


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