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Old 08-18-2004, 01:42 AM   #1
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Is there a list of supported hardware for Slackware?


I can't seem to find one on the offical site. That's one thing that made me really like Mandrake: I knew I could run it with my current hardware.


I'm a huge Linux newbie, trying to learn the best I can. I figure the best I can do is to really get dirty with it. But I'm scared to death that Slackware 10 won't support my motherboard (Which includes onboard ethernet cards)

Mandrake does, so it made my life easy.


So if there isn't a huge comprehensive list, does anyone know if Slackware will support my Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe motherboard? And if not, will the NVidia drivers for the nForce boards enable my onboard stuff?
 
Old 08-18-2004, 07:03 AM   #2
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try the HCL :>
 
Old 08-18-2004, 01:18 PM   #3
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To be honest, you could just use the Mandrake's lists, linux is just linux - if one distro supports your hardware, another almost definately will.

Of course, since you've moved to Slackware, you may well have to set up the hardware yourself. While I use Slackware happily, setting up hardware for the first time can be a little tricky, but there is plenty of documentation and plenty of people to help -

Happy Slackin' :)

Steve
 
Old 08-18-2004, 03:26 PM   #4
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I haven't tried Slack yet, I'm still debating.


By "Support" I mean support it out of the box. At this point, I don't think I stand much chance trying to get Slack to recognize my onboard network card if it doesn't support it be default. I wouldn't know how to start trying or where to start reading. The HCL doesn't have an entry for Slackware. Being a newbie, I'm awfully scared to try to install it. Because if I do that and the network cards aren't working, it becomes a *major* headache as I can't just hop on the net and start reading. I'd have to jump between two OSes, hoping I manage to find the right information each boot.
 
Old 08-18-2004, 05:04 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by SBing
To be honest, you could just use the Mandrake's lists, linux is just linux - if one distro supports your hardware, another almost definately will.
Not quite true - I know at least for MDK and SuSE
that they use(d) patched kernels, accommodating special
features and bundling vendors drivers with their
kernels that aren't necessarily GPLed but available
for download as source.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 08-18-2004, 05:09 PM   #6
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what is the make and model of your nic?
 
Old 08-22-2004, 03:47 PM   #7
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Honestly, since this Motherboard is new to me, I'm not totally sure. So here's everything under Network Adapters under Device Manager in Windows:


1394 Net Adapter (Obviously not it)
1394 Net Adapter #2 (Not it)
MAC Bridge Miniport (Probably not it?)
Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter, Copper RJ-45 (Disabled, so this isn't the one I'm using.)
NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Controller
 
  


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