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Tried Fedora by the way, it worked just as good as RH9 (=not too good).

It seems to be a really nice os, but I can't get the sound and ethernet card to work (even though it finds them both and installs them). This is the most frustrating thing with linux.. What can I do if I can't get my internet connection to work (Ok I guess the obvious answer to that question would be "get another distro", but what if I really want THAT specific distro?)?? It's not as easy as getting new drivers, like in windows. On the other hand, when everything works it's great. :P


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yochenhsieh, did you ever try Red Flag? If so, what were your impressions of it?

Yes and No. I tried installing RF3.2 on my laptop and PC when I was new to Linux. But I cannot boot into Linux after installation. Red Flag is a distro made by China and it isn't popular in Taiwan. From I've heared, Red Flag is based on Red Hat but modified to be *very* similiar to Windows95/98.


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Tried Fedora by the way, it worked just as good as RH9 (=not too good).

It seems to be a really nice os, but I can't get the sound and ethernet card to work (even though it finds them both and installs them). This is the most frustrating thing with linux.. What can I do if I can't get my internet connection to work (Ok I guess the obvious answer to that question would be "get another distro", but what if I really want THAT specific distro?)?? It's not as easy as getting new drivers, like in windows. On the other hand, when everything works it's great. :P


IsToR, what sound card and what type network card are you using? I may be able to help. My exlerience was RH 9 ok, Fedora, two thumbs up. :)

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yochenhsieh, did you ever try Red Flag? If so, what were your impressions of it?

Yes and No. I tried installing RF3.2 on my laptop and PC when I was new to Linux. But I cannot boot into Linux after installation. Red Flag is a distro made by China and it isn't popular in Taiwan. From I've heared, Red Flag is based on Red Hat but modified to be *very* similiar to Windows95/98.


So I've heard. That's why I was interested in it. Is there a Taiwanese Linux distro?

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Before Mandrake 10.0 Official comes out, you can just try Fedora or other distros.

Or he could just go with Mdk Cooker.. :wink:

There is also a stable branch of Mdk10.0 Community, it will be updated untill 10.0 Official released. If you go with this stable branch, your Mdk install will be identical to Mdk10.0 Official.
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/ftp.php3


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There is also a stable branch of Mdk10.0 Community...

That must be what I have. I had no troubles at all with the install, & so far everything is working very well. :yes:

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So I've heard. That's why I was interested in it. Is there a Taiwanese Linux distro?

Yes, there is Linpus Linux based on Mandrake.
http://www.distrowatch.com/table.php?di ... ion=linpus
http://www.linpus.com.tw/
Since the Traditional Chinese support of RedHat/Mandrake has been better and better during these years, the company is mainly focused on embedded Linux recently. Most Linux users in Taiwan now use RedHat/Fedora, Mandrake, Debian, Knoppix, Slackware, and Gentoo.


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Dapper Dan, I have a soundblaster 128 pci (Ensoinq "ens1371") sound card, and ethernet card is "natsemi DP83810 (10/100)". Anyhow.. I just installed mdk 10 community (no corrupt files on my cds this time!!), and it works just fine so far! Mandrake seems to be "my" distro. It loves my machine!


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That's great news! And all your hardware is configured and working?

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yup :)


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Dapper Dan wrote:
yochenhsieh wrote:
From I've heard, Red Flag is based on Red Hat but modified to be *very* similiar to Windows95/98.

So I've heard. That's why I was interested in it.

Hello, Dan,
If you're still interested in Windows-like desktop environment, try this: http://www.xpde.com :)


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Hi yochenhsiea!

Long time no see! ;) What have you been up to? Have you been checkin' in and just not posting?

XPde looks really interesting! I'm hopelessly in love with IceWM, but as a Linux hobbiest, I'm always looking for things to explore and learn. Thanks for that link!

XPde might be a great desktop environment for switching Windows users over for the first time! :)

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Hi yochenhsieh!
Long time no see! ;) What have you been up to? Have you been checkin' in and just not posting?

I've been trying to improve my own Live-CD recently... haven't played Trespasser for a while. :)

Speaking of Live-CD, have you tried these?
ADIOS(Fedora-based LiveCD)
PCLinuxOS (Mandrake-based LiveCD)


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Haven't tried those yet. Of those I've tried, I like Morphix and Damn Small the best! I will try those others you mention.

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did I mention Knoppix before???

that one is a real life saver... (seriously... it IS)

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