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LMDE on sony vaio

Postby kaizer on Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:03 am

Hi all,
I am intending to install LMDE on my sony vaio which currently runs Vista so before to go ahead I have one question
Should I expect any hardware compatibilities issues? Have anyone on this forum already installed LMDE on a vaio and can share with me his experience?
Thanks in advance for your help
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Re: LMDE on sony vaio

Postby Dave68 on Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:35 am

Run the Live Version first, and do a thorough check of everything you would normally do in Windows. This is the best way to find out if there are any Hardware/ Driver Issues before an actual install.

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Re: LMDE on sony vaio

Postby TBABill on Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:45 am

Agree with Dave. And if you run the live disk, you can also go into terminal and type
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inxi -F
and paste that output back here for review to see if anything stands out as a possible trouble spot. When you run it live, be sure to try out your sound, wireless or ethernet (or both), keyboard, mouse, webcam, printer and other devices if you want to really be sure it'll work. I had to replace a Kodak all in one printer when I switched due to incompatibility (Kodak won't make a driver for Linux) but other than that all my machines work fine.
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Re: LMDE on sony vaio

Postby kaizer on Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:33 pm

Thank you all for your help,
I will indeed run tests using the live CD.
Really like the inxi -F command, did not know it so far but looks very cool.
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