TAILIEUCHUNG - Suse Linux 9.3 For Dummies- P4

Suse Linux For Dummies- P4:This part is all about getting you started on your way to a lasting relationship with SUSE Linux. Before you can begin your SUSE Linux experience, I spend a chapter explaining what SUSE Linux is and what you can do with SUSE Linux (pretty much anything you can do with a PC that runs Windows). | Chapter 2 Installing SUSE Linux 25 Processor A 400 MHz Pentium II or better is best. The processor speed expressed in MHz megahertz or GHz gigahertz is not that important as long as it s over 400 MHz but the faster the better. Linux can run on other Intel-compatible processors such as AMD Cyrix and VIA processors. RAM RAM is the amount of memory your system has. As with processing speed the more RAM the better. You need 256MB to install both SUSE Linux and to comfortably run a GUI desktop. DVD CD-ROM You must have a DVD CD-ROM drive and the PC must be able to boot from that drive. The exact model doesn t matter. What matters is how the DVD CD-ROM drive connects to the PC. Most new PCs have DVD CD-ROM drives that connect to the hard drive controller called IDE for Integrated Drive Electronics or ATA for AT Attachment . If you add an external DVD CD drive it most likely connects to the USB port. Any IDE ATA or USB DVD CD-ROM works in SUSE Linux. Hard drives Any IDE disk drive works in SUSE Linux. Another type of hard drive controller is SCSI Small Computer System Interface which SUSE Linux also supports. To comfortably install and play with SUSE Linux you need about 5GB of hard drive space. Keyboard All keyboards work with SUSE Linux and the X Window System. Mouse The installation program can detect the mouse. All types of mice such as PS 2 or USB work with SUSE Linux and the X Window System. Video card SUSE Linux works fine with all video cards also known as display adapters in text mode but if you want the GUI desktop you need a video card that works with the X Window System. The installer can detect a supported video card and configure the X Window System correctly. However if the installer cannot detect the video card it helps if you know the make and model of your video card. Monitor The kind of monitor is not particularly critical except that it must be capable of displaying the screen resolutions that the video card uses. The screen resolution is expressed in