April 21, 2011

Where can I find the Linux drivers for an Toshiba F55 Qosmio, and which version wouold be best suited for online gaming?

My windows OS crashed the other day and i want to try linux, I am an avid gamer i Play FPS games and World Of Warcraft, I know how to make the games Linux compatible but i need to to find the drivers for my computer. Its a Toshiba F55 Qosmio Q503 Toshiba only supports Microsoft Operating systems so i didnt know if there was a way to make the drivers work on linux or if there was a place i could DL already converted drivers? any help would be fantastic... And which version is best for online gaming?

Most hardware devices work out of the box on Linux based systems. The only...

Most hardware devices work out of the box on Linux based systems. The only potential issues are with the performance of ATI video cards and some wifi chipsets such as realtek wifi devices. By what I have found online that computer should be using an Nvidia video card and a ath9k wifi card. the Nvidia cards perform really well with the nvidia driver installed which is usually really easy to do and the ath9k drivers are built into the kernel. I don't see any reason for you to have issues.

As for the question about which version is best for online gaming, if you are a serious gamer you want to pick a lightweight distro that will leave plenty of resources for the game, so something like lubuntu or xubuntu would be good options.

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