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Old 10-15-2005, 06:22 PM   #1
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I'm downloading Suse Linux 10.... Any Bonne Linux geeks out there?
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I've done the linux thing. I didn't have the patience for it. To do anything with new software, it'* such a pain to install and make work. I used Mandrake 10.0. I did like it, but it was a pain whenever something needed changing.

I refused to go back to Windows, so we got a mac.
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ran Red hat 9, Mandrake 9.2 and 10, suse...and i have linux on my ps2...don't use it too much anymore.


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I'm downloading Suse Linux 10.... Any Bonne Linux geeks out there?
Suse ownz i have it on my other computer and it works perfectly on its p3/750mhzness
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I'm a Fedora Core person myself. Currently running FC3.. one dedicated server... used to back up the rest of my network.
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I've tried running OpenSuse 9.3 on my laptop and I couldn't get the cardbus drivers to work. It would show up and list as a Texas Instruments PCI 1410 controller but it listed as not configured.... I also didn't get the two beeps when it booted. I've since wiped it and loaded XP but I left half the drive available to dual boot. Any advice for a semi-newbie?
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Only advice I have is that if your system has trouble with that particular cardbus chipset chances are good that others have had it. In addition to google, try google groups.

I've spent countless hours just trying to get some things configured in Linux... i.e. my wireless LAN miniPCI card. For some systems there are people who have come up with wrappers for Windows drivers. They seem to work well.

Definitely check out sourceforge.net too for some good projects out there... I have seen driver projects out there.

Or if you are really ambitious you can always write your own drivers
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Or if you are really ambitious you can always write your own drivers
That is SO why I decided to just buy a mac. I don't have what it takes to be a linux user. I just want the darned thing to work.
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Or if you are really ambitious you can always write your own drivers
That is SO why I decided to just buy a mac. I don't have what it takes to be a linux user. I just want the darned thing to work.
Macs have drivers too you know Compared to a PC, they're just a different type of hardware
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Or if you are really ambitious you can always write your own drivers
That is SO why I decided to just buy a mac. I don't have what it takes to be a linux user. I just want the darned thing to work.
Macs have drivers too you know Compared to a PC, they're just a different type of hardware
Oh, I'm aware of that. I just don't have to write my own, which suits me just fine! What sold me on the mac wasn't the hardware so much as the OS. It'* got the ease of use of Windows, with the stability of Linux. Did I mention that I despise Microsoft? I despise Microsoft.
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