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Running Linux Mandrake 9.1 on a Dell Inspiron 5150 machine?

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What's the word on compatibility for running Linux Mandrake 9.1 on a Dell Inspiron 5150 laptop?  Any ideas?
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Fedora Core 2 seems to run on it okay (see http://david.dw-perspective.org.uk/Dell-Inspiron5150-Linux-Installation.html), so MD 9.1 ought to be okay. Pretty much what was needed for FC 2 (video & wireless) will be needed for MD.
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According to http://mcs.une.edu.au/~dgallagh/Laptop.html you cant. Although as Jim says, fedora core 2 seems to work fine according to most links I can find.
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great, I can deal with Fedora 2 instead.  Are the drivers all included with the download or are they someplace else?
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From the web site I mentioned earlier you will need to get the Nvidia drivers to take full advantage of your video card and I think the modem will require a download. Everything else looks to work "out of the box".
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