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ok so my friend gave me a unopened box of SUSELinux10.1,i think it they sell it at bestbuy and i was thinking of installing it on my amd 939 rig that i just got up and running and since i am using that windows on my other rig i dont have a os for this one<br />
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i have never used linux or even researched it very much so... <br />
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are there any tips for getting started, i know that alot of games and programs arent supported by linux but this rig will mainly be a folding rig and overclock test bed of sorts if i come across any more 939 cpus that i feel like running <br />
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this disk says it has both 32bit and 64bit versions on it for amd64/intelem64t, will i need any special drivers for this as far as setting up a raid (is that possible with thissince i have two raptors that ill be using) <br />
and any programs i should get before i get started <br />
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thanks for any help or suggestions and please try to keep it somewhat simple at first thanks
 

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- Be prepared to read a lot. If you run into trouble try searching for it on the internet first using your favorite search engine.<br />
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- Don't get discouraged if something doesn't work like in windows. It's not windows.<br />
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- Read the user manual. Seriously.
 

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thanks, ive kind of prepared my self for a long learning curve, i understand its alot different then windows <br />
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is this brand of linux ok how does it compare to other versions of linux<br />
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edit this is produced by NOVELL
 

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Honestly? I'd start with an easy Linux like Fedora or Ubuntu. I have very limited exposure to SuSe but from what I remember it wasn't that bad.
 
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well the manual makes it seem straight forward enough, i think ill start my struggle after dinner, thanks and im sure ill be back later posting a question or two
 

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It isn't that bad. <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" /> I can help you if you get stuck, along with many other people here. <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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SuSE is a good distro, I think you'll like it and shouldn't have many problems with it. I'd suggest installing the 32bit version, you'll find driver support to be better.<br />
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Is it SuSE 10.1 or SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10?
 

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</div>I would say SuSE 10.1
 

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it just says suselinux 10.1 <br />
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comes with firefox,openoffice.org,novell apparmor, xen <br />
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</div> lol i hope thats a typo
 

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and which do you suggest kde or gnome for the desktop
 

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I like Gnome, you can install both, along with blackbox, Openbox, FVWM,...
 

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</div>Both. Install both and switch between them. You can find out which you prefer. I prefer Gnome, but others like KDE and SOME like Xfce, Fluxbox or NON at all (zomg!)
 
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Not that bad, As you use it and use it and get used to it you will wonder how you liked windows
 
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<div style="font-style:italic">Not that bad, As you use it and use it and get used to it you will wonder how you liked windows</div>

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</div>Well it's not really a Windows vs Linux contest for me as it is Price vs LOLFREE. I use XP on my main machine, but like screw paying for an OS for my file server + the old ass laptop I have.
 

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During the install when you get to this point:<br />
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click on the expert tab at the top and then click on software on the side. Then you'll be able to select both Gnome and KDE to be installed. A little easier than doing it later.
 
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cool thanks alot guys
 

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ok first question , i installed and everything seems to be going good , finished the install and everyhting boots up till i get to the window that has like 5 selections to boot from so i choose the first one which is the main load i think and everything looks good and it fires up but then the monitor says input not supported and stays blank,<br><br>
now if i boot into the safe mode or text version it lets me get into the command promp or whatever and i can change the video adapter there and everything shows up fine but when i reboot it does the same thing again<br><br>
i can get into the yast controller or whatever it is that shows you all the info and everything , anyways any suggestions
 

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well i got er up and running and everything seems cool so far, very nice interface, i dont know whats up but i hae to boot in via the xen option to get it to display other wise it says input not supported on my monitor after i get to the load part and im still having problems trying to load the invidia drivers but oh well ill work on it later<br />
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now i need to get some cpu monitoring software and stuff so i can see how high i can this fx55 and start folding
 

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For nvidia drivers:<br />
Write these steps down!<br />
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get the driver <a href="http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html" target="_blank">here</a>.<br />
save it in your home folder. then press Ctrl+Alt+F1, this is were writing the steps down will help you.<br />
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now you should see a login prompt, so login as root.<br />
then type in the following commands.<br />
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cd /home/*username (now you should be in the folder that the driver was saved in)
chmod +x NVIDIA .....(just press tab to complete it)
./NVIDIA......(tab again)</code></pre>
</div>then the install process will begin, just say yes to every thing.<br />
Then you can either reboot: shutdown -r now<br />
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start X back up(this will be you log back in): init 5
 

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thanks
 
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