16966Re: [linux-dell-laptops] WInXP, RH Linux, i8200, dualboot
- Jan 2, 2003
I SERIOUSLY recommend the GeForce card - ATI has TERRIBLE support in my experiences. I've had no problems with the GeForce2 (except that in powersavethe screen gets mucked up on my laptop) in Linux so far - I would say this is your safest bet.
By the say, does anyone know if TwinView works with the linux driver for the GF2?
"xdquus <xdquus@...>" <xdquus@...> wrote:
I am going to buy a new Dell Inspiron 8200 notebook very soon, and
want to dual-boot WinXP and Linux(most probably Red Hat Linux) on
this notebook, followings are what I choose from options provided by
Inspiron 8200 2.0GHz
Mobile Intel� Pentium� 4 Processor 2.0GHz-M
High Quality Audio System with built in Speaker
Screen: 15" UXGA (1600 x 1200) TFT Colour Display
Memory: 256MB 266Mhz DDR RAM
Internal 30GB Hard Drive
Video Card: ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 64MB Graphics Card
Fixed Bay CD, DVD & CD-RW: Integrated 24x CD-RW/8x DVD Combo Drive
Modem/Combo Cards: Internal V92 Modem & 10/100 NIC
Operating System: Microsoft� Windows� XP Home Edition
I have some experiences in using Linux, but still I am not very sure
if I could install Linux on this notebook, and dual-boot between
WinXP and Linux. I have several questions:
1) Is this video card(ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 64MB Graphics Card)
supported by XFree86? In message #16519, Doug had a success using the
latest ATI linux driver with this video card. How is the situation
now for this video card? or should I choose nVidia GeForce4 Go 440
with 32MB DDR Video RAM, 4X AGP? since nVidia is an active supporter
for Linux? I might want to play some videos/movies on this notebook,
which is the suitable video RAM and video card?
2) Is this internal V92 Modem supported in Linux? Could I also use
10/100 NIC under Linux?
3) How about sound with this notebook under Linux?
4) Could I also configure and use integrated 24x CD-RW/8x DVD Combo
Drive under Linux?
Before I go ahead, it is better to know if these hardware work or not
Could anyone help? Many thanks for your time.
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