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Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by Conrad747, Feb 12, 2005.

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  1. Conrad747

    Conrad747 Thread Starter

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    hello folks,
    i am interested in running linux and my questions are these:
    a. i have a soltek sl-65liv-t motherboard and i checked the soltek site and it has no linux drivers for video/audio. are there generic drivers for these?
    b. which is better, mandrake or fedora 3?

    thanks.
     
  2. tsunam

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    a) you'd have to find the chipset for the audio/ video...depending on what they are linux will have drivers for them, possibly

    b) matter of opinion, look at the benefits of both and then decide :p
     
  3. lynch

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    This is a fairly old mobo so there should be some support.
    The audio is AC'97 which is well supported.
    The Trident Blade3D graphics engine has been around a while and should be supported. It was/is in Red Hat.
    But, as we like to suggest, download and run the Knoppix live CD. It has excellent hardware detection and support and you'll get a good feel for using Linux with that. Mandrake's MandrakeMove and SUSE LiveCD/DVD are live CDs you could also try.
    HTH
    lynch
     
  4. Conrad747

    Conrad747 Thread Starter

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    hey guys,
    i downloaded knoppix off and i am running it as i am posting. i am using it with my soyo machine and it loaded all drivers for my hardware, impressive. i will try to play with this as much as i could to be familiarized and that soltek mobo will be running (experimental) linux soon.
    so far so good. thanks.
     
  5. Conrad747

    Conrad747 Thread Starter

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    i played galaga game and i wasn't able to adjust the sound, too loud. i adjusted the volume down but it is still as if i didn't turn it down. any advise on this one?
     
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