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Old 03-29-2005, 06:19 AM   #1
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Using knoppix as a testing tool on a laptop.

Hi i may be buying a laptop off my friend in the near future. I am going to use knoppix to mess around with it to see if it would take kindly to linux. My main concern is that the video card is a Radeon and i know that Nvidia has always been good at supporting linux but Radeon is just starting to put resources towards linux development. So i have two questions:

1. Is there anything else i should do in knoppix that would help me determine if linux will run on it better that i wouldn't know about?

2. Would using Knoppix be a reliable way of testing? I would load the 2.6 kernel when i booted knoppix but im probably going to but fedora core 3 on there. So would the two distros being different make knoppix testing pointless?
Old 03-29-2005, 06:28 AM   #2
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It definitely won't hurt to fire up knoppix, I have it and found that it is *very* good at autoconfiguring hardware. Sure beats the hoops I have to jump through to configure slackware.

FWIW, my home system has nvidia tnt2 card and it configures fine, sorry not sure about the Radeon hardware though...

Old 03-29-2005, 06:52 AM   #3
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I would give Slax a shot on it. Slax is able to detect everything on my whitebox which is no small feat.
Old 03-29-2005, 08:29 AM   #4
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