Re: Red Hat Linux 9 with non-namebrand computer systems
From: Ed Murphy (emurphy42_at_socal.rr.com)
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 18:33:18 GMT
On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 17:29:50 -0700, Jeffery Toy wrote:
> I am currently in the process of shopping for a new computer system
> and I plan on installing Red Hat Linux 9. In the area where I live,
> there are a lot of dealers that sell their own assembled systems for
> fairly good prices but I'm a bit worried about hardware compatiblility
> issues with Red Hat Linux 9 so I started asking around about it. One
> dealer e-mailed me back to tell me that although their systems have
> been tested with Red Hat Linux 9 and should work fine, they are not
> Certified and that I may need to do a bit of tweaking.
> What I'm really trying to find out of from other people who have also
> bought non-namebrand systems and have installed Red Hat Linux 9 what
> your experiences have been. Good? Bad? Am I better off buying a Dell
> or HP? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I bought a computer from ibexpc.com with RH9 pre-installed, and it's
working nicely. I don't do a lot of cutting-edge multimedia, though,
so dunno about that area. Also, I bought a monitor separately and it
wasn't auto-detected (no big deal once I figured out what to hand-edit
in /etc/X11/XF86Config). Mail-order monitors == higher freight charges
and risk of breakage in transit.