Solved Linux Flavors for AMD F1 Platform

Home built / Ms-7786
October 21, 2012 at 18:08:16
Specs: Windows XP SP3/Windows 7 SP1, 3.4 GHz A3870K / 8GB
Last couple of months, been looking for a distro for my new build.

What I found was a plethora of complaints that not many worked with a FM1 build. That sounded strange to me but since I don't know sh!t, decided to not mess with it. But, that ain't good enough and I just couldn't leave it alone.

Grabbed Ubuntu 12.10 yesterday and the live cd ran with no problems whatsoever. Imagine that means many of the detractors out there can't tie their shoes or wipe without uhh...

Finally to my question.

What other flavors should I try? Any of y'all running other distros on the FM1 platform? I imagine several other dandy ones are out there but not sure what to try.

I'm gonna have a shot or three now.

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#1
October 24, 2012 at 13:03:34
Partial answer to my question. Two machines involved; Desktop is running A8-3870K/HD 6550D and laptop is running A4-3300M/HD 6480G.

Ubuntu 12.10 64bit works swell on both machines.
Puppy 5.0 works swell on both machines.
Mint 13 Cinnamon 64bit will only work on desktop in compatibility mode, but works fine on laptop.
Mint 13 Mate 64bit will only work on both machines in compatibility mode.

I'm having trouble understanding why both work with a dlistro (puppy) I downloaded over 2 years ago, but not with the two new Mint releases.

Other ideas?

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October 26, 2012 at 13:33:46
Well, screw it. I didn't look much further and just installed Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Win 7. Don't really know s*it about Linux but will revert to 1992, have a shot, and start playing with Ubuntu.

Only thing Ubuntu did not automatically configure was my Konica-Minolta color laser prnter but dug up the drivers in just a couple minutes.

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#3
November 2, 2012 at 11:30:03
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Don't know if it will work on an FM1, but Pinguy works fine on my dual core AMD. Has an Nvidia gpu though.

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#4
November 30, 2012 at 14:57:24
Pinguy wasn't the answer...suspect it'll work just fine as it's matured though.

We do have a clear winner though.

Mint 14 Mate 64bit flavor works perfectly. The Cinnamon version ran a close second but with some graphics glitches on the desktop.

Thanks riider for the heads up.

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