will my printer, wifi, other peripherals work with linux ?

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  1. freemail1

    freemail1 Member

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    Will my wifi, printer, external DVD and other peripherals
    work with Mint or is there a lot of legwork to do tweaking
    Mint to work with peripherals?


    I'm worried they won't work after the Mint install, hence my
    slight hesitation to fully break with windows OS -although I would like
    to.Thanks in advance.

    X31 Thinkpad, Win XP sp3
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    arochester Super Moderator Staff Member

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    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Can you give the make and model of the devices? Most external DVD (and bluray) readers and writers work out of the box. For printers it can depend on brand.
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    GrumpyOldMan Active Member

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    Use a live-boot cd for your distro, and try out your peripherals. If they work with the live boot, then they'll work with a permanent install. If they don't work, they just may need a driver that didn't get included in the live-boot. But first, have a go with the live-boot.
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    Hi,

    Epson XP-100 printer/scanner/photocopier
    Edifier multi-media external speakers model:M1370BT
    Thanks for helping.
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    arochester Super Moderator Staff Member

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