linux newbie - hardware check
Greetings. I am new to linux and am interesting in switching over from Windows XP. I would like to see if my hardware is supported or not before I install.
ATI Raedon 9600 256MB AGP
Creative Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS
HP Photosmart 1115 printer
Will these work in linux? How easy would installing the drivers be for a beginner? I wish to switch over while my family is on vacation and get everything working - a functional printer and soundcard are more important to me at this point than 3D graphics. If printer is down or the sound doesnt work, the family will be complaining :)
From one newbie to another
Hi there bionnaki, I cannot offer you solutions because like you I am also new to Linux. I can suggest you set up your pc for dual boot, currently I am running XP and SuSE9.1 Pro on one 40gig hdd.
So while I'm playing around getting SuSE setup and running properly the kids can still enjoy their games on windows while they are getting fimiliar with SuSE / Linux, which they are enjoying as SuSE offers more games.