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Old 07-13-2018, 05:38 PM   #1
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Lightbulb swapping my new laptop

I would like to ask u, I'd recently bought a new laptop with pre-installed windows 10 and as it is pain in the ass with all those updates and throwing errors after me forbidding a few services, kernel error and stuff... I decided for linux but unfortunately I'm not as familiar with it as I should already be. And thing I want to ask is about if there wont be any error with divers or hardware I have. I read about it automaticaly installing all the drivers but I want to be sure AF. Anyway thanks for now, I will surely ask u more.

Intel i7 7700HQ
Nvidia gtx 1050ti
Ram 8GB ddr4
(Acer Nitro 5)
Old 07-14-2018, 08:15 PM   #2
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Generally, you are okay with Intel inside. Nvidia can sometimes be tricky to get working, but there are Linux drivers for it. Broadcom and Realtek wireless chipsets sometimes require extra effort to get working.

That is more than enough RAM.

I suggest that you burn a Live CD of whatever distro your are most interested in and boot to if. That will give you much more information, as you will be able to test the hardware first-hand:

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Old 07-16-2018, 08:51 PM   #3
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Hi bechera,


I don't think there's any way for us to know what hardware you have unless you tell us. You can boot a live knoppix system (iso available online)

Pick a mirror close to you. Burn a DVD or make a USB flash drive with the iso. Boot the system from it. After you're into the live system, run
$ lspci
$ lsusb
From my own system, one line from lspci reads:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF119M [GeForce 610M] (rev a1)

If I want to know if that works with Linux, I just go to google and search for 'geforce 610M linux'. You can do that from within the live knoppix system, and even come here and ask questions if google is unclear.


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