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    Default Intel Question

    I just brought a new computer, which comes with Intel in it, I'm just wondering if Opensuse will work with it, I don't seem to be able to find a repository for Intel, is there no linux drivers on Opensuse for it. And if not, are there any linux drivers that are easy for a novice to use?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Intel Question

    AlienHealer wrote:
    > I just brought a new computer, which comes with Intel in it, I'm just
    > wondering if Opensuse will work with it, I don't seem to be able to
    > find a repository for Intel, is there no linux drivers on Opensuse for
    > it. And if not, are there any linux drivers that are easy for a novice
    > to use?


    Intel is just one of several manufacturers of CPUs that conform to the i386 or
    x86_64 architecture. A given Linux disk is made for the architecture and works
    with many different ones, unlike Windows that is only 32- or 64-bit. With the
    "Intel in it" logo on the front, that means that the wireless network device is
    also made by Intel. AFAIK, all the Intel wifi cards have Linux drivers - some
    are better than others.

    The amount of work required to set up a wireless device in Linux is highly
    variable, but I think this experts on this list can work you through it.

    Larry

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    Default Re: Intel Question

    Quote Originally Posted by AlienHealer View Post
    I just brought a new computer, which comes with Intel in it, I'm just wondering if Opensuse will work with it, I don't seem to be able to find a repository for Intel, is there no linux drivers on Opensuse for it. And if not, are there any linux drivers that are easy for a novice to use?

    Thanks
    Searching for your specific chipset might prove more productive, as some of the linux drivers may not "look" like intel drivers by their name, and some are mainstreamed into the kernel itself.

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