not able to install distro on hdd of compaq presario 1215
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but so far i wasn't able to succesfully get featherlinux to work , problems with screen , but i have to see what will be the rite 'settings' for it until then, no luck with feather , i'll maybe try another version of them maybe,
i tried all livecd distros on my desktop so i know they function alrite
i'll check the forum maybe i can come across a solution
i just don't wanna throw the thing away , it can do something
need some suggestions on pcmcia card which work with linuxdistros
DSL runs alrite but not able to get it on the HDD , i'm gonna check now if i can get online via dial , that's why want suggestion on pcmcia card ----> one for ethernet and one for usb
if my questions sound 'dumb' , i probably am ---------->'newbie'
Last edited by firedancer; 06-14-2007 at 01:16 PM.
Have old compaq presario here too 1200 series also, found kubuntu, slackware, debian (no genome), gentoo (no genome) work great. Kubuntu uses a lighter windows manager then ubuntu. DSL and Puppy worked but had to download in install lots of drivers not supported by default.
Kubuntu with XFCE desktop would prolly be the best. The cd-rom will mount in puppy, don't remember what I did to get it to work. Ended up putting slackware on mine and everything works pretty well with default settings.
You only need the first two cd's to install slackware. Also check out the slackbook for best installation package options ( unless you want the full 3 gig install) Wouldn't bother with installing KDE on that machine on mine its descent but slow even with 196 megs ram (processor just doesn't have the umf lol), xfce is not difficult to use.
For the pcmcia card just check and see if its linux compatible.
Depending, slackware full install is 3+gig, i customize it down to 6-700 megs, 1 gig tops. You get looooots of options from the beginning, everything from a base linux install to a basic network server.
Debian will install (not easily on my laptop), about the same size, and you could build it with just what you want.
Wolvix was a trimmed down version built from slax, it works pretty well but you need network to install it to the hard drive. might be more the size you are looking for by default though.
i configured that dev/hdc, but still it doesn't play the cd files automaticcaly, so i noticed that the files/cd needs to be mounted , and then i can acces the files dev/mnt/hdc, but i don't know if that's causing the problem
xmms (see below)
i tried Gxine , "autoplay input plugin 'CD' failed"
XfreeCD CD songplayer , doesn't configure i guess
when i try to play a song in xmms it says :
pls check if soundcard is configured properly
you have the correct output plugin selected
No program is blocking the soundcard
any suggestions Hern_28
(fan is not working , heating up on this sunny isle)
Last edited by firedancer; 06-24-2007 at 03:32 PM.