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Old 03-04-2007, 07:39 PM   #1
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Is my computer compatible for any distro?

Intel P4 3.0 gHz
512 mb RAM
ATI Radeon 9250 PCI 256mb
Creative Soundblaster X-Fi XtremeMusic

I've had compatibility problems with the sound and graphic cards, and have stayed away from Linux because of that, but I'd really like to get Ubuntu running on this comp as I could really use a revamp on this computer. Thanks in advance.
Old 03-04-2007, 07:48 PM   #2
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I don't see any problem. Ubuntu should work. I have:

Intel Celeron D 3.333GHz
256Mb of RAM

And it works perfectly on mine.
Old 03-04-2007, 07:53 PM   #3
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*buntu works on so undblaster cards as of at least breezy badger.
Old 03-04-2007, 08:00 PM   #4
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In your case I think I would recommend a duel boot with the linux distro of your choice. This way you can work on the linux without crippling your computer. I don't know of anyone that is satisfied with a linux installation without having to add or modify part of the installation. The most trying part is the hardware drivers, over half of the equipment I had didn't work satisfactory with linux. Since then I have watched what I have bought and made sure it had a linux driver available. The most gratifying part is adding programs and or modifying them at little or no cost. Believe me if you make up your mind that you are going to learn linux one way or the other, you'll end up being glad you did.
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That card doesn't have a Linux driver listed on the creative's website, but you might be able to get minimalistic functionality going on Linux.

However, your video card has a supported Linux driver on ATI's website:



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