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Old 12-09-2007, 03:30 AM   #1
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Dell Question

IntelŪPentiumŪ dual-core processor E2140 (1MB L2,1.60GHz,800 FSB) edit
OPERATING SYSTEM Ubuntu Desktop Edition version 7.04
MONITORS 17 inch SE178WFP Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor
MEMORY 1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz- 2DIMMs
HARD DRIVE 250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™ edit
SOUND CARD Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
KEYBOARD & MOUSE Dell USB Keyboard and Dell Optical USB Mouse
Netgear 108 Mbps Wireless Pci Adapter 32-bit PCI WG311T

Would i have any prob with Ubuntu pick up the Geforce 8300Gs and my wireless pci card?This a dell pc.

I try out Ubuntu and it feel and look like windows.

i hop someone can help me out with the hardware.
Old 12-09-2007, 06:04 AM   #2
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The Geforce will work with nv driver out of the box, but if you want to have full acceleration, you'll have to use nvidia proprietary drivers, which are easy to find and install because nvidia provides good linux drivers, although for some dumb reasons they keep it closed source.
The wireless pci card is more problematic. Some work very well, some don't. If you have a wireless card with atheros chipset, no problem. 108Mbps looks like atheros, but check the driver in windows. If it's called something like atxxx, it is an atheros card and everything's perfect. Otherwise please tell me what driver it is and I can say if it works in linux.

update :
acording to this link :
the netgear WG311T is indeed an atheros card. The madwifi drivers will do just fine.

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