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Old 07-03-2005, 03:23 AM   #16
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Originally posted by bignewf
try suse linux 9.3. It comes with extensive software bundles, and will install software packages for you with Yast. Hardware recognition is excellent, and yes, even sound will work!
Does'nt SUSE still have an issue of MP3 support... Like I have said before, These Distros that have these MP3 issues are really hurting because a lot of new Linux users just think they can't play their MP3's and just trash Linux rather the finding out why and implimenting the simple fix... Too Bad those companies are so easily intimidated!!!

Old 07-03-2005, 03:24 AM   #17
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Another Recommendation

As far as Fedora goes, this site might be a place to get some help:

If you are ready to throw in the Fedora Core towel, I highly recommend Suse 9.3 Pro. Everything works great out of the box with awesome docs. Standard equipment is Gnome 2.10 and KDE 3.4. Pkg mgr. is YaST -- fantastic! Helpful and large support community with simple, knowledgable, and fast solutions at this forum or at:
Suse 9.3 just became available for no charge:

9.3 is available via FTP from

the 9.3 5 CD set is apparently on some mirror servers:

There is also an "evaluation DVD" on others:
This is a super and also stable distro:

Good Luck and Have Fun!

Last edited by mkoljack; 07-03-2005 at 03:29 AM.
Old 07-03-2005, 12:35 PM   #18
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Yes, it is frustrating, but don't give up just yet. I am able to play mp3's on Fedora 3 and suse 9.3 using RealPlayer gold 10. Usually, when trying to play mp3's in both distros a link will come on automatically and take you to the RealPlayer site for the install RPM package. Also, additional plugins are available at these sites if you still have issues. Don't abandon these distros yet, as I have found they offer the greatest built-in hardware support of their kernels. Stay with common sound hardware, such as the creative sound blaster live card, as suse 9.3 and Fedora 3 have drivers for this card.

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