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Old 10-03-2004, 05:50 PM   #1
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THe new Mandrake 10.1 on Dell Dimension 4600 ?

Can i instal The new Mandrake 10.1 on Dell Dimension 4600 ?

Dell Dimension 4600 P4 2.66GHz/512k (533FSB)
Intergrated Audio Nic Disable Because of Creative Labs SB Live 5.1 Sound Card
4xDVD+R+RW 200GB IDE (7,200rpm) Hard Drive
128MB DDR NVidia GeForce FX 5200
512MB DDR333 Dual Channel Memory(2x256)

I have an new Creative Sound Blaster AUDIGY 2 6.1
24-bit Advanced HD do anyone think i can use this on Madrake 10.1 or Suse 9.1 Pro ?

I purchase the PC in sept/oct last year

I want to try it Mandrake 10.1
befor my friend will instal Linux Suse 9.1 Pro on my pc !

A long time Linux user he has being run Linux since the first version of the open sorce OS linux was create my the Linux cummunity !

Is where only an Mandrake 10.1 no Professonal version or if where is an Pro version what are the name for it ?
Old 10-04-2004, 03:38 PM   #2
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The only thing I had small doubts was the sound card but it looks it's supported:

All other pieces of hardware should work without a problem.

It looks that 10.1 is (for now) available only in the 'standard' (official) version.

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Old 10-28-2004, 03:52 PM   #3
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I've just installed Mandrake 10.1 Community from PC World's December DVD cover disk onto my Dell Dimension 8250.

Dell Dimension 8250 P4 2.66GHz/512k
Retail Creative SB AUDIGY 2
4xDVD/CDRW Combo, 120GB IDE Hard Drive
128MB ATI Radeon 9700 TX
Broadcom BCM V.92 56k Softmodem
Logic3 Rumble Pad USB Joystick

After defraging my default single windows partition I let Mandrake resize approx. 8 GB to install on.

It recognised all the hardware except the softmodem and installed the appropriate drivers/modules. It dual booted (using LI-LO) between XP without problem or needing any other configuration.

I'm finding my way back around Linux after a 3 year break, so I can't be too detailed but it seems stable and the included games have sound, I haven't tried to play DVD's, etc; yet, as I've been more interested in re-learning linux.

The only problems I've found to date are:

Trying to compile a compatable driver for the Dell BCM modem (or an alternative Intel 536EP Hardware modem I bought for 10 from Maplin). The available source codes appears to have been written for earlier kernals and/or gcc compilers, but it could just be me

The boot process occasionally hangs when/after detecting the USB ports if the joystick is plugged into one of the back-pane USB sockets, it seems to boot ok if plugged into a front socket, but now I've recognised the problem I leave it unplugged until required.


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