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Linux on Laptop
How about drivers then???
New_Alex




msg:915833
 3:03 am on May 31, 2002 (gmt 0)


Linux on My Laptop PC (Sony VAIO PCG-FX201)

Hi.

I am new to this server game, I regularly feel the need to install Linux on my Laptop for learning purposes, but I was wondering whether there are any Linux drivers to support my hardware.

How does Linux work with a particular PC when there are not Linux drivers for the Hardware?

Hope that you got my point, sorry for any confusion, and thanks for taking my post into consideration.

Thanks again

Alex

 

littleman




msg:915834
 3:21 am on May 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

I've installed Mandrake on a Sony laptop without any problems.

littleman




msg:915835
 4:56 am on May 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

Check out the listing for your laptop about half way down on this page [mandrakeuser.org]. It says that Mandrake 8.1 installed without much fuss. I am not sure about the other major distros, but they are likely to be compatible as well.

Air




msg:915836
 6:00 am on May 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

I have red hat running on an old Toshiba 410cdt, everything works except the sound. Even an old Caldera Linux version was running on it a few years ago for a while without problems.

NFFC




msg:915837
 8:25 am on May 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

>PCG-FX201

I've got the exact same model, Mandrake installed like a dream.

New_Alex




msg:915838
 10:06 am on May 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

I have no idea why you call Linux Mandrake but thanks anyway.

Downloading Linux from www.redhat.com is realy slow. (10 days 9 hours) or something.

See you!!!

littleman




msg:915839
 10:11 am on May 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

Mandrake is a distribution of Linux, like Redhat. It is acclaimed for being very easy to install, and use.

Duckula




msg:915840
 10:52 am on May 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

>>> is realy slow. (10 days 9 hours) or something.

I have installed Debian over a dialup link overnight a couple times; but installing Debian is not as easy as Mandrake, for example.

While you are learning, do yourself a favor and buy some disks (about 25 USD, if I recall right).

That is, if you don't have a fast link to download some ISOs and burn them yourself, I mean.

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