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Yo, So I have the following setup... 64bit system ASUS Crosshair II Formula mobo AMD Phenom II Quad Core 8gig 1066 DDR2 Corsair Dominator Areca Raid Card model 1210 Video ...
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- 04-01-2009 #1
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- Apr 2009
Newer Hardware, can I run Linux and which if any distro will work? please me newb
So I have the following setup...
ASUS Crosshair II Formula mobo
AMD Phenom II Quad Core
8gig 1066 DDR2 Corsair Dominator
Areca Raid Card model 1210
2 EVGA Nvidia 9800GX2 in quad SLI
Other perifs include a samsung DVD burner, a multi-card media reader, logitech keyboard and mouse...
I'm not sure if any distro will work with my system.. I've tried installing ubuntu and it did not work... I get an error...
Ultimately i'd like to have linux as my primary os and have it run windows on the side for windows specific programs... I've seen some really cool 3D desktops that show windows running on one of the panels... That's what I'd like to setup... The 3D desktop...
But ya, if there is a distro that would work with this that would make life a lot easier I'm sure... I'm a big newb what can i say...
- 04-01-2009 #2
As a slackware user i will recomend Slackware + Compiz (for 3d desktop and other cool stuff ), but as a starter maybe you should try Ubuntu and Compiz, since ubuntu (kubuntu) is more user friendly
- 04-01-2009 #3
Most distros allow you to run off a CD, so the best thing is to download a few different distros and see what you like, then install. Then, if you want to learn more about what goes on under the hood with linux, look into something like Slackware, or even better , Arch Linux.
- 04-02-2009 #4
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- Apr 2009
- 04-02-2009 #5I mean is Linux similar to DOS or totally different..
I would guess the most likely culprit if a distro isn't booting properly would be your nvidia card. The nvidia drivers are proprietary and don't ship with any distro I know of - you have to install them separately. There is an open source driver that is included, but I think a lot of people have issues with it, especially with newer cards. Fedora 11 is shipping with the open source nouveau driver, instead of the nv driver most distros use. [Phoronix] Enriching The Linux Hardware Experience