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#1 2018-06-28 16:36:12

berniz95
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From: Vauréal France
Registered: 2016-02-23
Posts: 48

Hardware compatibility with Bunsenlabs

Hello everybody,

I'm planning to buy a second hand PC. I will try to turn my question in a reusable fashion :

Is there a way I can forecast if the hardware will be compatible with Bunsenlabs ?

Factually it is a :

HP Pavilion G5429fr i5
Intel Core i5-2400S
8 Gb DDR3
HDD SATA 1 To 3Gb/s (7 200 tr/min)
ATI Radeon HD 6450

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#2 2018-06-28 17:40:07

stevep
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Registered: 2016-08-08
Posts: 327

Re: Hardware compatibility with Bunsenlabs

Looks to me like it should be fine with Helium out of the box, with the possible exception of your unlisted wi-fi hardware.

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#3 2018-06-28 19:58:59

berniz95
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From: Vauréal France
Registered: 2016-02-23
Posts: 48

Re: Hardware compatibility with Bunsenlabs

Ok, that's fine by me, I'm wired ! Thanks for your advice.

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#4 2018-06-28 20:28:12

twoion
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Registered: 2015-08-10
Posts: 2,228

Re: Hardware compatibility with Bunsenlabs

berniz95 wrote:

Ok, that's fine by me, I'm wired ! Thanks for your advice.

That i5 is already older (as a design), this should be about 2012 hardware, so it should run fine with Helium/Debian 9. Likewise, the HD6450 graphics card should work OK with the open source "radeon" driver. Remember to check and self-test the hard disk health if you receive a used hard drive (better yet, in any case) using smartmontools.


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#5 2018-06-28 20:35:04

berniz95
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From: Vauréal France
Registered: 2016-02-23
Posts: 48

Re: Hardware compatibility with Bunsenlabs

Thanks for your advice, hoya-hoya. I will, definitely.

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#6 2018-06-29 02:30:03

ohnonot
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Registered: 2015-09-29
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Re: Hardware compatibility with Bunsenlabs

FYI: the hardware compatibility for bunsenlabs should be 100% the same as for debian stable.

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