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Re: [SLUG] Lightweight Distro For Aging Laptop?
- To: Nigel Allen <dna@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Lightweight Distro For Aging Laptop?
- From: Blindraven <blindraven@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 10:42:35 +1100
- Cc: Slug <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Whenever I get the opportunity to use Puppy Linux I'm always overjoyed at
how fast, powerful and feature rich the little OS is.
It's of course built for the purpose you've stated, and looking over the
specs you should have a green light for that card.
See what you think.
On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 10:15 AM, Nigel Allen <dna@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi All
> Can anyone suggest a lightweight distro suitable for a Toshiba 1730 that
> will support a Netgear WG511 Wireless card out of the box?
> I am aware that there are different versions of this card. This one is
> marked "Made in Taiwan" but according to this page:
> http://daemonizer.de/prism54/wg511/ It is the V3 (assuming that the only
> visible difference between the V2 and V3 is that the label is inverted - or
> am I missing something?)
> I used to run FC6 on this but after a few problems I tried to switch to
> Ubuntu and found that while everything works well, the network would
> sporadically stop. Sometimes after 10 seconds and sometimes after hours and
> hours. If I run /init.d/networking restart it all goes fine again. Again,
> Ubuntu runs like a dog performance-wise.
> I'd like to dump Ubuntu and run something lean and mean - the notebook is
> just used around the house and does nothing at all that requires grunt - but
> I need the wireless card to work.
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