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Amilo Pi2512 what distrybution

Postby piller » Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:41 pm

I am looking for distrybution on my nootebook with all drivers that I can not install another drivers, Do you know any distrybution another than ubuntu ??
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Re: Amilo Pi2512 what distrybution

Postby hikaru » Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:46 am

I'm not sure if I understand your question correctly. Can you explain the drivers issue more detailed please?

It would be helpful if you could give us some further details:
Which distributions do you know up to now?
How good are your linux-skills?
What do you do with your notebook?
Which languages are you looking for?
Are you looking for a distribution with the latest software or for a rock-solid system?
Is open source a big deal for you or don't you care about the inclusion of proprietary drivers and software?

Some distributions that are worth trying:
[debian derivatives]
- debian
- gnewsense
- simply mepis (not antix)
- linux mint
- freespire
- opengeu
- gos
- kanotix
- sidux
- kurumin
- dreamlinux

[red hat derivatives]
- fedora (if fedora 9 doesn't work stable try fedora 8)
- mandriva
- pclinuxos
- sam linux
- cent os (not sure if you will find all drivers)
- scientific linux (not sure if you will find all drivers)

[gentoo derivatives]
- gentoo
- sabayon

[slackware derivatives]
- slackware
- slax (easy beginning but needs some tweaking to have a useful system)
- zenwalk (not sure if you will find all drivers)

[others]
- opensuse (opensuse 11 might be unstable, if so try 10.3 instead)
- kate os (not sure if you will find all drivers)
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Re: Amilo Pi2512 what distrybution

Postby piller » Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:20 pm

Maybese you do not understand becouse my english is not very well :)
But I am looking for distrybucion that I will have zero problem with sound and graphic, I was useing sabayon but it have got problem with sound, it is very quiet.
I was using pclinuxos I thing it is good distrybution but it have got problem with "polonization" Fedora have ban on my notebook. I am using notebook to internet and watching movies. It is good to that distrybution will be have some kind of "power saving mode" funkcion what can saving energy when I do not need full power of cpu or graphinc card. Any distrybution what I can using with no problem on amilo 2512, you konw when I will be install it , I will not to have to install and configurantion any driver sound, but there will be not sound, or it wil be black screen (it was when I used zenwalk livecd :) I want have distribution what will working on 100%. Och sorry I will be forget I ve got wi - fi, so slax have problem to connect so any distro that I can easyconfiguration wi - fi
SORRY for my english, is not perfect :D
Thx for quick anserw :)
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Re: Amilo Pi2512 what distrybution

Postby hikaru » Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:07 pm

To be honest there is no distribution I know that matches all of your criteria. The only polish distributions I tried so far are PLD and KateOS. But both are beyond your experience.

I just installed Debian in polish and as far as I can see it looks nice. Since I don't speak polish (except for "tak" and "nie") I can't really judge it. But Firefox and Openoffice as well as the whole GUI are translated into polish. Even the spell check works.
But you would have to call some simple commands to make flash work (youtube-videos). If you chose Debian I will help you to set it up. Unfortunately I have no experience with wi-fi since I don't use it. Maybe somebody else can help you here.

Why don't you want to use Ubuntu? Normally I don't recommend Ubuntu since there are a lot of alternatives but in your case I think a wide community would be a real advantage. It should be a good solution for you. And making wi-fi work should be easier than in Debian.
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Re: Amilo Pi2512 what distrybution

Postby piller » Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:20 pm

I do not wanna ubuntu becouse I need to install everything: ms fonts, drivers, codecks etc. Sabayon was almost perfect have everything and more than I want but the sound was defentally not good :/ almost every distrybution (every popular) I can in easy way translate to polish, when start installator I chouse language and it is it. I am thinking on Fedora probably I ve got this linux distro one more chance :) what do you thing about suse?
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Re: Amilo Pi2512 what distrybution

Postby piller » Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:30 pm

Tell me name distrybution what will be have no problem with my chipset, motherboard and graphic (x3100) Ubuntu have great support if it will be working "good" I can install it. Any ideas??
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Re: Amilo Pi2512 what distrybution

Postby hikaru » Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:41 am

Every popular distributions that uses proprietary drivers will work fine with your hardware. The ones that only come with free software might have problems to make 3D-support work for your graphics card.

If you know Sabayon and PCLinuxOS you will be disappointed by nearly everything else if you don't want to install additional software. Most of the others need at least a little tweaking.
I think Fedora might work well for you, but since the base system is based on OSS only you will have to install additional plugins to make thinks like MP3 work.
I think Mandriva would be a better choice for you but I have no idea how good it supports polish.
Suse is a userfriendly distribution too (im writing this post from a Suse 10.2-machine) but Yast is different from most of the other management-systems of other distributions. It's more like in windows but maybe this is just right for you. Suse 11 still is not really stable, especially with KDE4, but 10.3 is very stable. But I don't know how good the multimedia-support is out of the box.
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Re: Amilo Pi2512 what distrybution

Postby piller » Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:59 am

Mandriva is the most polpular distro in Poland so the suport is powerfull, but mandriva maight be have a problem with notebook, I think I will be nstalling Suse, You use this distro so can You tell me your opinion about this distro, I was reading many things about suse possitive and negative, is it will be better choise than Ubuntu? (suse have good polish support)
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Re: Amilo Pi2512 what distrybution

Postby hikaru » Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:43 am

Unfortunately I have only little experience concerning multimedia support and administration in Suse. It's the distribution that my employer uses but I'm only a simple user.
Before Ubuntu came up Suse was the most widely used linux distribution in germany because of it's usability. It still has this usability but other distributions got ahead of it. To my oppinion Suse is not bad, but others are better nowadays. One of them surely is Mandriva.
I never ran Mandriva on a Notebook, so I can't tell you if there are problems with it. But I think if Mandriva is so popular in poland you should use it since you will have a big community to support you.
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Re: Amilo Pi2512 what distrybution

Postby An-Dr.Zej » Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:55 pm

Czesc tam!
Wytlumacz mi dokladnie, o co ci tam chodzi.

(Sorki, ale moj polski nie jest za dobry, zyje ponad 20 lat w niemchech i nigdy sie nie uczylem polskiego. Wytlumacz i ja napsisze po niemjecku)
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