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Old 02-01-2007, 03:14 PM   #1
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Question Scare of Asus P5W DH wi-fi...

Hi guys!

I'm new to Linux and I recently purchased an ASUS P5W DH. After reading some notices that Vista is not gonna let you install ANY pirate software (Photoshop, Inventor...), I decided to move into Linux.
My question is, my mb (Asus P5W DH) has built-in wi-fi and I don't know how hard is to get it to work with Linux. Does anyone has any experience on this?

Thanks for your time guys!!

PS: I'll use Ubuntu (at least that my first option).
Old 02-01-2007, 03:42 PM   #2
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The cource of action would be to'
1. Find out what the wifi chip name on that board is. Browse ASUS documentation, ask them.
2. See if there is a Linux driver for that chip. Always mention that you use Ubuntu on subsequent forums you ask. A compattible driver MAY me already present in Ubuntu, just not automatically installed.
3. If all else fails, accept you have to buy a wifi card (that you know will work). Not all hardware is supported on Linux. Expecially not all new stuff.

About the software;
It's untrue that Vista will disallow pirated software. The crack for Vista just may be a bit diffrend. There is extra DRM in Vista, but most of it is easyly crackable as proven recently.
Anyway, have you tried The Gimp? 99% of people thinking they need Photoshop can do just as well with the Gimp, its free en opensource too.
Old 02-01-2007, 04:06 PM   #3
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Hi Im reasonable new to Linux and I love it to bits, I have know intention of going back to Windows but I to am looking to upgrade my motherboard but I just dont know what make would be a good purchase support wise??? Can I go wrong with an ASUS?????
Old 02-01-2007, 04:11 PM   #4
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Linux will work on any motherboard. There is just the chance that some of the intergrated stuff may not work. That is no biggy as you can always by a expantion (PCI) card.

ATI grapic cards and intergated wifi are prety much the forefront of the problem. All the other stuff will most likely work.


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