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Problem in linux installation

\015 Hi! i have an acer aspire 5050 series.I had uninstalled the preinstalled linux.\302\240I want to install now fedora 7.But my drive does not respond the fedora installation dvd . what am i supposed to do? I can make the drive respond only using arrow keys. So I havent yet installed linux since its too slow.I have just installed the mi9nimal package. Please can u suggest a compatible version of linux. And also when i loaded the cataylst control center given in the acer cd along with the laptop the turbo c++ doesnt fit in i.e. it gives unusual blinking vertical lines. Pleasse help me with the topic\015

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Hi, I also have an acer aspire 5050 (AMD 64bit CPU).
\015\012It came preinstalled with Vista Home Basic which I decided to get rid of. I downloaded a copy of SUSE 10 Enterprise Desktop (5 CD iso's images from ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/x86_64/10.0/iso/ )and burn't them to CD, and installed it straigt off CD.
\015\012It installed fine with Gnome (havent tried KDE). There are certain problems that you need to tweak before it all works ok.
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\015\012The 5 in 1 card reader wont work at all, but I have heard that it might in future kernel upgrades. 
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\015\012The sound doesn't work untill you edit a file (follow the guide at http://nosrednaekim.wordpress.com/2007/05/28/linux-on-the-acer-aspire-5050/) after doing this and rebooting it works great.
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\015\012The graphics was another issue, I have an ATI Radeon Xpress 1100. I couldn't get 3d accelleration to work for ages, but have managed to now. First off you have to download the ati driver for the "Mobility Radion X300" for linux (x86_64 for 64bit CPU) from http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html. When downloaded just run it in a terminal ("sh ./ati*%$%*%$*%"). Then after rebooting (the tricky part for non linux geeks!) open a terminal, "su" to root and run "init 3" then log in as root and run "aticonfig --initial -f" when complete run "aticonfig --app=maya --fsaa=on --fs=4 --ovt=opengl" then when complete run "aticonfig --effective=now" then "init 5". Now log on and you can enable 3d in display properties (in control center). The 3d desktop is so much better than Vista could ever be. I have only just got my graphics card working and I havent messed about with all the settings yet so you can probably get it working alot faster with some tweaking.
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\015\012If you're interested in porgramming or compiling programs for your OS you will need to "build your Kernel" this takes a bit of time but a good guide is at http://www.howtoforge.com/kernel_compilation_suse i skipped page one and some other bits)
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\015\012Hope this helps, and you enjoy linux.
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