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Re: [SLUG] Lightweight Distro For Aging Laptop?
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Lightweight Distro For Aging Laptop?
- From: Nigel Allen <dna@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 09:33:16 +1100
- Organization: EDRS
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Thanks for the tip
Puppy installed flawlessly - sound, X, the lot.
Only problem is the same one I got with Ubuntu. After a while the
If I run the network setup wizard again the IP address and gateway has
been set to all zeros. If I set them again the network starts again.
I'm not sure if it's the card that's playing up. Any suggestions to test?
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
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
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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