[nSLUG] Installation problems, Fedora 18

Eugene Cormier eugene.cormier at gmail.com
Tue Jul 2 16:54:09 ADT 2013

I'll also add that since hardware support is directly tied to the
kernel, you should try any distro which uses the newest kernels (rolling
releases would have the most bleeding edge like arch or gentoo)


On Tue, Jul 02, 2013 at 03:33:47PM -0300, Jack Warkentin wrote:
> Hi Vlado
> Several others have had some good suggestions. Frank mentioned live CD's 
> and Ed provided a source for Linux hardware compatibility. I would like 
> to add one other possibility.
> It takes a while for Linux kernels and Linux distributions to include 
> drivers for very new hardware, especially with their installation 
> kernel. (I had that problem several years ago - the installation kernel 
> did not support all of the hardware, but the kernel that was installed 
> during the installation did.) Since your hardware is very new, this 
> might be the source of your problem. Ed's idea about using the latest 
> possible version of Knoppix might get around such a problem. If that 
> doesn't work, try the latest live CD's of various other distributions.
> Regards
> Jack
> Vlado Keselj wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am trying to install Fedora 18 on a new desktop (h8-1513cb HP Pavilion,
> > from Costco).  After solving Windows 8 "Secure boot" problem, it seems
> > that built-in Ethernet is not recognized and the display is shifted (a
> > right part appears on the left side).
> >
> > Has anyone had similar problems?  Do you have any recommendations about a
> > good Linux distribution for new hardware?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Vlado
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