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Old 03-19-2004, 09:14 AM   #1
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Free distro or boxed set?

I have Fedora Core 1 2.6 which I downloaded,
and it correctly recognizes my hardware, but my
sound card and modem don't work and my video card
doesn't seem to be working right. Would the
RedHat that comes in a boxed set be easier
to use and automatically configure my hardware?

Sorry for the newbie question, I just need to get
this working as quickly as possible.
Old 03-19-2004, 09:33 AM   #2
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The only Red Hat that comes in a box now is the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (which aims at the professional market as the name implies), and it's based on the RH9 kernel with some kernel improvements regarding security and stuff like that.
So the chance that your hardware will be detected and configured more accurately is fairly slim.
It would help to know what soundcard, modem and graphics card you use though.
Old 03-19-2004, 09:38 AM   #3
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Define "not working right".
Old 03-19-2004, 10:34 AM   #4
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Soundcard: VIA VT8233/A/8235
Video card: S3 ProSavage KM133
Modem: Smart Link WinModem.

By not working right, I mean the screen flickers
and when I tried playing that Chromium game even
on the lowest graphics quality it was very slow.
Old 03-19-2004, 10:37 AM   #5
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The smartlink...all you gotta do is download the drivers


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