View Full Version : Which Linux distribution do you use?

20th May 2002, 10:45
As there has been so much talk of different distributions, I wanted to know which ones are the most popular. If these are not enough, please go to Linux Online (www.linux.org/dist/index.html).

20th May 2002, 11:36
Using Red Hat 7.2 here!

Colin Morey
21st May 2002, 00:03
I use Gentoo linux as much as i can and Redhat when that's not practical, (ie i want a quick setup using more obscure hardware/install options).

22nd May 2002, 11:21

22nd May 2002, 16:33
RH 7.1, but its more or less production so I can't play with it too much, when I get that new 4th 'puter then I'll migrate one of the existing to a different flavour of *nix and play :)


22nd May 2002, 17:30
I run Debian Sid on my desktop and mandrake 8.2 on my server. I'd run Debian on my server as well, but I didn't want to have to spend too long setting it up, with Mandrake it just installed, I added a few things here and there, and now it's working great.


22nd May 2002, 23:57
Slackware, rusted on :)

23rd May 2002, 04:48
FreeBSD :)

25th May 2002, 15:05
I tried FreeBSD out, version 4.5. It PUKED whenever I'd try to install the sound module for my Sblive. Possibly because I have the SBLive 5.1, not sure. But it would lock solid. Good thing I still have linux installed :-)


27th May 2002, 01:23
So all you need is to add "device pcm" to your kernel configuration file. After rebooting you probably will be able to see something linke this:

# dmesg | grep pcm
pcm0: <SB16 DSP 4.11> on sbc0

If the previous command returned a pcm device (pcm0, pcm1 etc.) then you must su and:

# cd /dev
# sh MAKEDEV snd0

(if pcm1, replace sdn0 with snd1). Good luch :)

28th May 2002, 18:33
SusE 8.0 Pro.