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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Apr 03, 2003 4:11 pm

hoxlund wrote:well since we have a linux guru here, im trying to find a distro that fully supports my audigy sound card



Mandrake 9 and 9.1 support the Audigy, I know that. From personal experience.
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Apr 03, 2003 4:13 pm

thanks aviation, that brings up another thing, i need a linux distro that supports my onboard Promise PDC20276 ATA 133 RAID controller

without support, linux is hard to install, and mandrake 9.1 can't even install
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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Apr 03, 2003 4:15 pm

hoxlund wrote:also i want a linux distro that can burn cds from cd images and/or just copy pressed disks

like copy software, copy protected ones



Once again, Mandrake 9 and 9.1 for the CD images.

You could see if WINE will run Clony XXL, Bones Profiler, and Clone CD.
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Apr 03, 2003 4:16 pm

yeah i have heard of wine, couldn't get it running though, just goes to show how much of a n00b i am with linux
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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Apr 03, 2003 4:21 pm

hoxlund wrote:thanks aviation, that brings up another thing, i need a linux distro that supports my onboard Promise PDC20276 ATA 133 RAID controller

without support, linux is hard to install, and mandrake 9.1 can't even install


Why don't you ask around in Mandrake Expert?
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Postby MonteLDS on Thu Apr 03, 2003 4:57 pm

:o wow look @ all those XP home users

i hope all of u upgrad to XP pro or down grade to 2000
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Postby socheat on Thu Apr 03, 2003 5:03 pm

All the Linux distributions pretty much support the same hardware, it's just a matter of which kernel comes as the default, since hardware support is a function of the kernel. You can take any Linux distro and install the latest kernel (and possibly a few patches). Also, any software that runs on one distribution will run on another, though you might have to do a little work. For the Audigy, it's the same driver as for the other SB cards, emu10k1, though depending on which kernel you have, you might need to download the latest version of the driver and compile it.

What distinguishes distributions is only the software that comes pre-packaged, and how the filesystem is initially organized, which is a perfect example of the Unix philosophy. I could take my Debian install and move things around, install the right programs, and it would "look" like the default Mandrake install (I didn't say RedHat because they have some stuff I can't get without paying for...).

As for burning programs, there really is only one: cdrecord. But there are tons of frontends. I personally like Eclipt Roaster (in Debian, you would do 'apt-get install eroaster'. Not sure what the rpm is named). If you have all the other supporting programs installed, Eroaster handles bin/cues, isos, converting Mp3 to audio on the fly, overburning, and so on.

As for copying a copy protected CD, I don't think I have any, so I'm not sure...

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Postby hoxlund on Thu Apr 03, 2003 7:29 pm

thx, the part about compiling is where i don't know how, at all
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