OK, now that i've got RedHat9 installed...i'm totally clueless! hah! First, i've got it on a seperate 40GB Matrox my dad graciously gave me. So i'm dual booting off 2 seperate HDD's. I installed the "basic" stuff. Desktop settings with the "standard" packages that ocomes with. I didn't install anything else. Question #1 : Where is all my hardware? In the hardware listings it has maybe 6 things...and nothing else. This obviously isn't like Windows, so how can i succesfully have it recognize all my hardware? Question #2 : How can i get RH to recognize my graphics card? I'm using an FIC Radeon 9200. Windows recognizes it as an "ELSA FALCOX RADEON 920FX" but that's not an option I've tried a few generic Radeon AGP drivers but they don't work. Question #3 : My wireless card is supported by MadWifi (looked it up, Atheros drivers and chipset supported.) But without internet (obviously) how am i going to get MadWifi on my computer? It's too big for a floppy! Question #4 : What are the most important packages a normal user will need? Anything that i really shouldn't be running without? I will have more questions i am sure. PLEASE be patient with me and try to help out. I realize it's a realy pain to come across a Linux n00b who is begging for assistance, but everyone was a n00b once! Any links will be great, maybe i can find the answer myself and not bother you guys so much. Thanks!