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Buying the Linux PC for Linrad use.
- Subject: Buying the Linux PC for Linrad use.
- From: wb9uwa@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Fri, 04 Jul 2003 04:40:51 -0000
I have a CD here and plan to install Linux Mandrake 8.1.
Any ideas about the video chip for Mandrake 8.1?
A modem is built in to the PC motherboard.
On 3 Jul 2003 at 7:47, terry@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Sounds like this has a microatx motherboard. I think that only
> serial port and one extra pci slot (you will use one for your sound
> card) might be a problem down the road. I have an older system in
> the shack with a microatx motherboard and both pci slots are full and
> I need another serial port for rig control and there is no place to
> put it.
> Make certain that the mnotherboards video chip is supported by the
> version on linux that you have and svgalib. Otherwise you will end
> up buying another video card and use up your last pci slot for that.
> If you plan on hooking up a modem you will have to get an external
> one, they are rather cheap on ebay, and that will use up your one
> serial port.
> Terry KJ7F
> > http://www.pcusa.com/
> > Home Series: AMD Duron / Athlon / XP DDR System
> > Home Series: AMD Duron / Athlon / XP DDR System Configurator :
> > Standard with all ports : 1 serial, 1 printer, 2 USB Ports.
> > Current Price: $275
> > AMD XP 1800+ 1.53 ghz 266 fsb
> > 266mhz fsb pc chips 810d sis730d w/video, audio, lan
> > 256mb ddr / 266 MHZ ram
> > Maxtor 20gb 7200 rpm
> > 52x cd rom internal, IDE
> > video 32mb max 3d svga share
> > Specs are available on site.
> > 73, Jim Shaffer, WB9UWA.