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Old 04-19-2005, 09:23 PM   #1
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Question questions before install

i have slackware 10.1 on order, and just want to know of any potential pitfalls secondary to hardware.

I have been using Linux about a year, mostly debian flavored distros, but want to branch out and try other distros.

compaq 2108US laptop:

cpu: amd athlon xp-m
mobo: hp 0024
bios: phoenix kam 1.59
audio: conexant amc audio
video: ati radeon igp 320m
wifi: broadcom (94306 chipset)
pcmcia: adaptec firewire card

thats about it. just want to be aware of any potential issues. thanks.

Old 04-19-2005, 09:38 PM   #2
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if your hardware worked with your previous distros then it will work in slackware
Old 04-19-2005, 11:43 PM   #3
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all the hardware worked. some out of the box, some took some work, ie: to get sbp2 in ubuntu i had to recompile my 2.6 kernel. and the ati drivers i had to get from ati.

i guess to be specific, is there alot of 3rd party hardware support out of the box in slackware, or will it take work on my part ? not that i mind, i just want to know if i can expect it to pick up my hardware or i spend alot of time post install configuring ?




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