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Old 02-03-2018, 02:24 PM   #1
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So i have decided upon a new laptop for linux but its not compatiable with almost linux distro YET


THe GPU is not supported until linux kernel 4.15... distrowatch search yields two distros which i can use.. how often does distros update their kernel? should i build my own with my distro of choice? select a older computer?.. or run fedora or manjaro while i wait...
 
Old 02-04-2018, 06:16 AM   #2
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you do need to give some more information:
- make, model of the proposed machine.

and if you are that sure that the GPU is not supported until linux kernel 4.15,
then maybe you should indeed move to an older machine !.
 
Old 02-04-2018, 07:01 AM   #3
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Fedora and Manjaro are both fine choices.

Despite the latest kernels not often being officially supported by many distros (i.e. in their official repositories), you can always manually install them, or install through a third-party repository, and see if they work.

For example, Ubuntu & Mint:

http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/...tu-linux-mint/
 
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Old 02-04-2018, 07:27 AM   #4
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Depending on the make/model of the laptop. If it has an Intel processor, it often has 2 GPU's. One integrated and one faster separate GPU offering all graphical processing power.

Depending on your needs it might be that just the integrated GPU is sufficient. And if it's Intel, it is likely to be supported.

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