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bennett.david 07-10-2004 04:31 PM

Will this computer I bought be fully linux compatible?
Im semi-new to using linux, and run Fedora Core 1 on a Toshiba laptop right now. However I recently purchased a new computer and was wondering what would and what would not be compatible with Fedora Core 2 on it. So my question is: Of these components what wont run in FC2? Im mainly concerned with my video card and sound card ( i know the Pheobe Micro 56k modem is a winmodem (im willing to accept that casualty).

# INTEL, Pentium 4 3.20 GHz, Prescott Edition, 1Mb Cache, 800FSB, Hyper-Threading

# COOLER MASTER, Socket 478 Cooling Fan

# ABIT, IC7-MAX3, Intel 875-PE, RAID, DDR-400, 8X AGP, Audio, SATA, Gigabit LAN, Retail

# 1 Gb of Crucial Ram

# MAXTOR, 80.0 Gb, 7200-RPM, Serial ATA, 8MB Cache

# MAXTOR, 200.0 Gb, 7200-RPM, Serial ATA, 8MB Cache

# ATI, Radeon 9600-PRO, 256MB, 8X AGP, Dual Head, DVI & TV-Out, Retail

# CREATIVE LABS, Sound Blaster Audigy-2 6.1, Bundle Kit

# MITSUMI, 1.44Mb 3.5 Black Floppy Drive, oem

# SONY, Black 52x24x52-16A DVD-ROM/CD-RW Drive

# SONY, DW-U18A, Black 8X DVDRW/R Writer (+/-)

# PHOEBE MICRO, Lunar 56K V.92, Voice/Data/Fax, PCI, Retail

# INTEL, PRO/1000, 10/100/1000 Desktop Network Card, PCI

# COOLER MASTER, COOLER MASTER, Qty 2 x Case Fan, 2in. x 2in.

# LIAN LI, PC-65B, Black Tower Aluminum Case, w/ Window, 450 Watt PS

Vincent_Vega 07-10-2004 05:05 PM


Joey.Dale 07-10-2004 06:14 PM

There is a good chance that the modem won't work at all, and the sata might need a kernel recompile. You will have to install the drivers for the GPU but that is a simple task.


Electro 07-10-2004 06:30 PM

You will not the get the full function of your ATI card. Be patient installing ATI drivers.

If you do not mind me critique your system, Prescott core is much slower than Northwood core. I think you wasted your money on the Prescott core. I do not know if you care for sound quality, the Audigy 2 maybe ok for gamers, but the Turtle Beach Santa Cruz gives out much better sound quality than any Creative Lab sound card. There is no EAX support in LINUX. You may have some trouble installing LINUX on a SATA hard drive. I would have used Western Digital Raptor hard drives. They are very, very fast. I would have gone with a floppy disk drive from TEAC because they have never gave me any problems or corrupt any floppies that other brands such as Sony, Panasonc, and Mitsumi did. Usually video cards with a lot of memory like 256 MB does not have fast memory chips, so you thinking of overclocking the card to get near 9800 speeds it will be hard to do it.

liquidtenmilion 07-10-2004 06:53 PM

Re: Will this computer I bought be fully linux compatible?

You will be able to run it fine, your modem might, but your network card will so you can use broadband. ATI drivers have never reallly been good in linux, but they will soon, so wait a while.

p.s. You have the exact same hard drive i have :0 :) :) :)

Joey.Dale 07-10-2004 06:57 PM


Originally posted by Electro
You will not the get the full function of your ATI card. Be patient installing ATI drivers.
You should gone with nvidia, also AMD 3200+ would have about the same speed for like 1/2 the cost.


p-static 07-10-2004 08:58 PM

I think you might have some trouble getting drivers for the fans, and case windows are only supported in kernel 2.6. :D

bennett.david 07-10-2004 11:08 PM

Yo, how much do you think is too much? Also, why would I need to get drivers for the GPU (I guess he means CPU). And recompile for SATA?

"You will have to install the drivers for the GPU but that is a simple task"

Joey.Dale 07-10-2004 11:26 PM

GPU=video card
recompile=recompile your kernel

bennett.david 07-10-2004 11:26 PM

Oh yeah I forgot to mention it would be a dual boot or more* (if possible) machine.

bennett.david 07-10-2004 11:29 PM

Hey i know what recompile means, Im asking why would I "have to" for Dual SATA drives??

Joey.Dale 07-10-2004 11:48 PM

You might have to recompile to get any sata support. I'm not positive because I don't have an sata drive yet.


bennett.david 07-10-2004 11:51 PM

Im farely sure that Im using a SATA drive right now... I bought it because my old HD died.

Joey.Dale 07-10-2004 11:57 PM

fedora/redhat have great hardware support, so you might have no problems. Good luck.


enragedchip 07-11-2004 01:18 PM

The SATA drives will work with fedora core 2

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