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#1 kailinin

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 04:38 PM

ok i got suse 9 pro (took me long enough), but before i install it i want to know if it will support my hardware. if anyone knows of any sites where i can check out what it supports i would be very grateful

#2 danleff

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 11:14 PM

How about Suse's hardware support database here.

You can also let us know what you have in terms of specs. and we will try to help.

#3 kailinin

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 12:57 PM

thanks for the link here's my system specs:

amd athlon 2500+
epox nforce2 motherboard - onboard network, sound card
2x 512mb ram
40gb maxtor hdd
80gb maxtor hdd
120 seagate hdd (all 7200rpm)
geforce fx 5700 256mb
lg dvd-rom
lg 8 speed dvd writer
pci ide expansion card (this is what i think isnt supported but not sure)


#4 iamroot

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Posted 11 June 2004 - 12:05 PM

Doesn't seem to be a problem.

#5 danleff

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Posted 11 June 2004 - 10:40 PM

Suse's web site lists support for nforce2 motherboards as "unknown." So, it is unclear if suse will install and detect the hardware, such as the onboard lan correctly. Maybe someone else has done so and can comment on this.

Just as a note, Mandrake 9.2 had some serious problems with LG CDROM drives, but the DVD drives should be fine. See

this errata

#6 kailinin

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Posted 28 June 2004 - 03:15 PM

i saw the bit about the nforce boards being unknown. if it doesnt support something will it install at all?

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Posted 29 June 2004 - 11:08 AM

I think it should install.

#8 danleff

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Posted 29 June 2004 - 11:55 PM

If you are an somewhat experienced Linux user and can install the nForce chipset drivers, then you can give it a try. The reports that I have read, are that the onboard NIC does not work out of the box.

The reports also state that the onboard sound works fine in Alsa, usng the snd_810 sound module from Alsa.

If this is your main system, I would not expect the NIC and sound to work, without some tweaking. If you have another NIC that you can use, like a RealTek PCI card, you will have better results.

So, these are the considerations. The nForce chipsets seem to work better "out of the box" with Mandrake 10 and Fedora, which have the 2.6.X kernels as default and have the support built into them for these chipsets. They are newer versions of these distros, so you would expect such support.

I wish that I could give you more specifics, but my nForce box does not have any more room on it's hard drive to install Suse 9 Pro, or I would give it a try for you.

Suse 9 does have an install option for the 2.6 kernel (test version) but I have not tried that either. Since it is a test version, I would not rely on full support.

#9 kailinin

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Posted 01 July 2004 - 03:03 PM

ok, i've got another nic, its a 3com 905 (something)
thats not whats giving me hassles right now, it doesnt want to install at all. but it works on my pc at work fine.
any ideas about this.

work pc p4 2.6
256mb ddr
2x 20gb hdd
52 speed lg cdrom

#10 see_one

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Posted 02 July 2004 - 09:02 PM

Hey kailinin,

Where did you get the SuSe 9 Pro? I just downloaded Suse 9.1 Personal. I was just wondering which would be better to have as Linux?

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Posted 03 July 2004 - 03:55 AM

You mayw ant to see the most recent thread posted by Raist999 located here. This is a good find that you may want to take advantage of. The package includes Suse Pro 9.1!

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Posted 03 July 2004 - 05:07 PM

Just ordered it too. Maybe now I'll get to finally install and look at Suse!

#13 danleff

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Posted 03 July 2004 - 08:01 PM

Dapper Dan, let me know what you think. I have Suse 9.0 Pro loaded on my system. Generally pretty good. It will be interesting to see what changes have been made. Especially related to hardware detection.

#14 kailinin

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Posted 05 July 2004 - 10:32 AM

Originally posted by danleff:
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You mayw ant to see the most recent thread posted by Raist999 located here. This is a good find that you may want to take advantage of. The package includes Suse Pro 9.1!


thanks for the link, ordered from novell this morning.

see one i got my iso's here





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