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Old 07-25-2005, 06:14 PM   #1
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Suse Linux 9.3 Pro Compatibility


Hey Guys,

I just barely signed up for this site, because I am interested in buying Suse Linux 9.3 Pro. Anyway here it goes:

I want to purchase Suse Linux 9.3 Pro, but I am not sure if my hardware is going to be compatible with it. I just recently bought a new graphics card, Dial-Up Modem, and CD-RW Drive. I was wondering if there was some cool software that I could load onto my computer that would automatically check my specs, and then decide if SuSe Linux has drivers for my system.


If there is no such thing as this, I was also wondering if there was some website somewhere that would list all the drivers that come with Suse, so that I could Manually check myself. Anyway, I would be extremely happy if anybody could help me out! Thanks.
 
Old 07-25-2005, 06:22 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ. The short answer is that most likely your hardware will work with Suse. If you could specify the exact make and model of the equipment you're using, then others who also use that same equipment under Suse would be able to comment about its compatibility. Note that Suse also makes a Live CD available; you might consider downloading that and running it on your system before laying out the cash for 9.3 Pro. Good luck with it in any event -- J.W.
 
Old 07-26-2005, 12:04 AM   #3
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Oh! Im so stupid! Ok, here are my specs:

Im running a Dell Optiplex Gx200:
256MB of RDRAM
15GB IDE Hard Drive
ATI Radeon 7000 Graphics Card
US Robotics WinModem
Memorex CD-RW Drive
Intel 82801AA AC'97 Onboard Sound

Here are my specs. If you guys need any more, just ask!
Thanks.
 
Old 07-26-2005, 04:06 AM   #4
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You may have problems with your winmodem (it may or may not work). If you can get hold of a serial modem, then I urge you to get one it may save you from a lot of problems if you intend to connect to the internet using dialup.
 
Old 07-26-2005, 10:05 AM   #5
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When you say 'serial' modem, are you talking about an external modem that plugs into the serial port? Are those still around?
 
Old 07-26-2005, 10:17 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by theutherwhitemeat
When you say 'serial' modem, are you talking about an external modem that plugs into the serial port? Are those still around?
Yep, thats what I mean. Here in th UK, I have noticed that a lot of online IT stores stock them, so I am sure you can get them wherever you are.
 
Old 07-26-2005, 10:19 AM   #7
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yup they are :-) or you can get them 2nd hand.

another hint: you can dive into a more intense linux distro for fee (ie gentoo, slackware, debian, etc...)
or you can also download the personal edition of suse and see how that goes, this version of suse is free for download on the suse websites. saves you some money :-)
 
Old 07-26-2005, 10:31 AM   #8
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Well reddazz, I live in the US, and I searched the internet for a serial modem, and found that they were surprisingly cheap! Thank You. I think that if my WinModem does not work, I will go for that.

As for Nathanael,
I think that Suse Linux is good for me right now. I can't imagine having a more intense linux than this. (I'm pretty weak If I can barely handle Suse). After I get used to Suse however I might want to try others. Also, you said I should try downloading the eval version from the Suse Website. Thats probably not a good idea with a 56k Dial-Up Modem. That would take about 4 days non-stop, and my ISP would probably get mad at me. Anyway. Thanks for the help.
 
  


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