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Old 06-01-2015, 06:22 PM   #1
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Having Trouble find right Linux Distro

Hello everyone, I am a beginner Linux user. I have a had very little experience with it and would very much like to know more. Eventually I want to have my computer running strictly Linux.

I have experimented with a few distributions but almost all of them have had issues with my current setup. I always have trouble setting up the drivers for my video card and mouse. I have dabbled in Ubuntu(primarily), Fedora and Linux Mint.

My question is which distribution would you all suggest I use based upon my specs.

My System Specs:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 925 @ 2.80 Ghz
RAM: 8 GB of DDR3
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6870 w/ 1GB VRAM
Ethernet: Killer Xeno Pro 2100 & On-Board
Mouse: R.A.T 5

If anything else is needed to help determine the right distro please let me know.

All help is much appreciated.
Old 06-02-2015, 11:57 AM   #2
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Welcome to LinuxQuestions!

Anything should work on that computer, but with AMD video there's often a problem finding the best driver. This official site offers a download
and this has links to advice on how to install

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Old 06-02-2015, 12:08 PM   #3
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As DavidMcCann has pointed out, any Linux OS should be fine with your hardware.

For Ubuntu, Mint etc these links may help you.

AMD 6870 GPU:

RAT 5 mouse:


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