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Old 07-26-2012, 06:41 AM   #1
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I'm newbie on RHEL 6 and I'm looking for drivers about a notebook Toshiba Satellite A350 , and a Desktop PC (as soon i'll identify components i'll write them down)

Can everyone give me some advice about driver download and functionality?
I wouldn't to mess up everything with my laptop and desktop after installing RHEL6. Since i guess the best way to learn about RHEL is installing on your own pc i'm trying to do it.
Can i keep this thread opened about this matter? I think i'll need a lot of help.

I. Erase Windows
II. Installing RHEL6 and drivers
III. Let everything works

Thank you for any advice.

Old 07-26-2012, 09:54 AM   #2
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I would try it with a Fedora Live CD first if everything works you should not need to worry about drivers.

Generally every issue gets a new thread and issues should be marked as resolved once they are appropriately answered.

Installing Linux and using it is the best way to learn, in many cases; but, it is often suggested that you duel boot after a trial with a Live CD, the duel boot will allow you to complete tasks that are of higher priority while you build up your Linux skills in a system you are more comfortable with.
Old 07-26-2012, 08:56 PM   #3
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Unless you want to pay RH for updates/support, use Centos instead, a free rebuild of RHEL that includes updates BUT not support ... that's what we are here for
As above, trialling a LiveCD version of eg Centos should tell you if the HW will work.
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Note also that SL (as used by Sydney above) is also a clone of RHEL, but with more extras I believe.. Centos is just a straight clone if that matters.

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Old 07-30-2012, 09:31 AM   #4
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Hello and first of all, thank you to the both of you.

I installed RHEL, i talked with my co-worker RHCE and he said about CentOS but i'd rather keep RHEL6 for now, i'm just stubborn with that system. Tough CentOS is a clone of rhel.

I made a workaround (i like to twist my mind with problems and i never choose the simpliest way) so

i installed W7 on Virtual Machine Manager (is there a way to raise the videocard RAM? 9 M is too poor)

i'll set up the wi-fi via W7 and i'll use that system as gateway (just to train myself about lan)

so, i thank you for your advice, i'm just stubborn and if i can keep asking about rhel6 i would be very happy anyway.

These days i'm partitioning my disks, then i'll have PVS, VGS and LVS on my desktop.

I'll ask some advice later if i don't disturb.
Old 07-30-2012, 11:44 AM   #5
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Desktop pc's are usually most non-problematic with Linux, as you can always change components easily if they are supported poorly, I don't know about laptops. I'd recommend nvidia for graphics, mainly because at least for me its closed source driver works fine and is quite easy to install.
Old 12-14-2012, 06:18 AM   #6
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At last, I'm using my temporary rhel code over a virtual machine and i switched to CentOs as server.


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