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Old 06-16-2006, 09:18 PM   #1
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What linux distros to run on Asus A6Vc laptop

I just bought an Asus A6Vc laptop along with another gig of ram. I'm looking to duel boot it with Linux but I'm not sure what one to go with.

The only one I have ever used was Fedora because we use that at work for our servers and I have it running on my main PC at home. I have been reading up on the different distros (I know very little about any of them) and I just don't know what one to go with.

Iíd like to it to use KDE as my desktop, I know my way around everything pretty well on it because of my home PC.

I'd mostly want it for php/Mysql development however I'm sure to use it for movies/music/web browsing quite a lot.

I took me a good few weeks of screwing with fedora to get everything how I liked so I can play all the file types I want and so my hardware all worked properly (well mostly, some just wouldn't) so that it can fully replace my windows machine (for everything but games anyway). Iím wondering if thereís a better choice for my laptop.

I have read up on Suse and so far it looks to be the best most hassle free one with a lot of support. Mandrake seemed good as well. I read up on many others but I just canít make my mind up.

One thing I really liked about fedora was the Yum distribution/update. I did a search and I only see stuff about yum being used for fedora, so what do the other distros use and how does it compare?

Old 06-16-2006, 09:30 PM   #2
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I'm 90% sure any distro will. Boot a live CD and post the output of lspci & lsmod in this thread. Then we'll be able to tell you want kernel drivers to include in the kernel.
Old 06-16-2006, 09:48 PM   #3
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I'm not sure how to run lspci or lsmod, I have a knoppix dvd that I can boot. Do I just type it in the command line if they are installed?

EDIT: scratch that got it, now to find a way to get it on this PC


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Old 06-16-2006, 10:03 PM   #4
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0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express P
rocessor to DRAM Controller (rev 04)
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y) USB UHCI #1 (rev 04)
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y) USB UHCI #2 (rev 04)
0000:00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Famil
y) USB UHCI #3 (rev 04)
0000:00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Famil y) USB UHCI #4 (rev 04)
0000:00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Famil y) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 04)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev d4)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 04)
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0000:01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8001 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 13)
0000:01:01.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev b3)
0000:01:01.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C552 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 08)
0000:01:01.2 0805: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 17 )
0000:01:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapte r (rev 08)
0000:01:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG (rev 05)
0000:03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce Go 6200 Turbo Cache (rev a1)

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