hi there, all!
Haseeb ul Hasan
urhhoney at gmail.com
Tue Jan 27 07:26:39 UTC 2009
Thanks Giles. But, i was thinking i have a better computation power then why
dont i use it. I am going to buy a new hdd the coming weekend, so what iam
gonna do is download both the 32 and 64 bit versions, take the old hdd out,
put the new one in, install the 64 bit 1st , see if everythin works,
graphics, sound, wifi, cam etc.....and then see how it goes, and then try to
download the manufacturer's drivers, from my other desktop pc if anything
If u have a better plan, shooot!
On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 11:57 AM, Gilles Gravier <gilles at gravier.org> wrote:
> Hi, Haseeb!
> Haseeb ul Hasan wrote:
> > I am basicallly trying to switch to Ubuntu, mainly because I am a
> > little sick of windows :).
> > Actually i bought Compaq Presario V6715EN (64 bit platform) which came
> > with Vista home edition, I have checked the website and the problem i
> > am facing is, i cant find any drivers in the compaq support section
> > and its really hard to find 64 bit drivers for ubuntu.
> > Its a really long drag to find all the manufacturer sites to dig into
> > them to find all the drivers for 64 bit platform of ubuntu. Does any
> > one out there already have installed it on a 64 bit platform or
> > especially on this laptop model. I hope it might auto load all the
> > drivers (maybe have all ofém in its database).
> > I really would appreciate if anyone knows a site which is a good
> > driver search engine for ubuntu
> First off, you probably don't need the 64 bit version of Ubuntu. Unless
> you are going to be driving several graphics cards with each more than
> 2GB of RAM, or doing weather computation (at global scale) or seismic /
> geographical computations. :)
> So why not just try the 32 bit version of Ubuntu? And... drivers? Why
> bother. :)
> Seriously, just download the live CD in 32 bit mode, and boot from it.
> From there you can check that graphics work, and networking and audio...
> If you are happy that everything works, then go ahead and install it
> either next to Vista (resizing the Vista disk in the process, and using
> multi-boot) or over Vista replacing the old OS.
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