> + Does Redhat 7.1 Professional Server support the Nvidia GeForce2 GTS video
> cards out of the box? My video card is a "Elsa Gladiac 32MB GeForce2 GTS
> DDR NV15".
> + How about my SoundBlaster Live! OEM sound card, will it also work out of
> the box under Linux 7.1?
> + Also, being the absolute Linux newbie that I am, I have to ask this: once
> I install Redhat Linux Professional Server 7.1, will I be able to
> ***easily*** upgrade to future Redhat upgrades without having to re-install
> my OS?
> + Which window manager do you recommend I install: GNOME or KDE? Which one
> is more advanced and more stable?
> + Finally, My computer has 2 hard drives: disk #1 currently has Windows 2000
> Professional, my disk #2 is still blank (unformatted), this is what where I
> will be installing Linux 7.1 -- Will my Windows 2000 continue to work after
> I install Linux 7.1?
> Thank you for answerting these newbie questions,
> J. Padron
1. Well, i can't remember, so wait for someone else to follow up :P
2. 7.1 will support a soundblaster live oem easily. Just make sure
EMU10K1 (thats the name of the chip on the soundcard) support is
compiled into the kernel (but u already knew that, didn't u) which it
will probably be if you've just loaded rh7.1 out of the box. then as
root run "sndconfig" at the bash prompt and it will pick up the pnp
3. It depends what u term an upgrade. Ur distro won't be able to be
upgraded easily, but the kernel will be. i could give u the commands
to compile a kernel here but i feel it is not the response ur looking
4. I use GNOME coz i feel it looks better, but it is purely personal
choice. Both are projects that are in the fairly advanced
(comparatively) stages of development.
5. Yes, but remember that Linux will probably its LILO boot manager
into the MBR. This means that you will have to edit /etc/lilo.conf to
add your W2k partition to the bootloader so u can choose at startup.
For more information try a site like linuxdocs.org
hope it helps :)