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Old 06-06-2006, 08:17 PM   #16
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Well i discovered that Xfce is the best choice for my Lappy.

Last edited by [Newbie]; 06-06-2006 at 08:22 PM.
 
Old 06-06-2006, 08:19 PM   #17
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Just try it. You can try all of them (if you have plenty of time)
 
Old 06-06-2006, 09:49 PM   #18
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I don't think anyone said anythign was wrong with Gentoo, but on a laptop, Arch can be a bit easier to use (www.archlinux.org).

While people try to compare Gentoo and Arch, really, the only comparasion is the speed.

You could still compile your own custom kernel in Arch (as you can with any distro), but as the above guys said, try to use a lighter-weight windowmanager. Fluxbox/Windowmaker/XFCE (which is a DE), FVWM, etc... google around for them, and search this forum (the arch wiki has some good info on them too..)

That seems like a good solid guide you should follow. I would read all that adn the gentoo documentation.

Study it
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Old 06-06-2006, 11:53 PM   #19
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xfce with adesklets looks way better then kde or gnome ever did for me.
 
Old 06-07-2006, 02:42 AM   #20
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hi there,
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnson_steve
it doesn't need modern hardware. i've intalled it on a 500mhz P2 and a 333Mhz G3. what he is referring to is that since you usually compile everything that it will take longer with a slower machine. bob it should run just fine on that and if you run into any trouble along the way let me know.
that is exact what i meant. if you want to build a basic desktop using gentoo portage in this kind of hardware you should be aware that compiling xorg, openoffice and a bloated thing like KDE/gnome can take days.
as you can read in my profile, i use Arch as well. great choice for a laptop.
regards,
slackie1000
 
Old 06-07-2006, 08:34 AM   #21
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Arch is installed succesfully. The only problem is to load proper module for my eth card intel 10/100.. Ok , now it works

Last edited by [Newbie]; 06-07-2006 at 09:57 AM.
 
Old 06-07-2006, 05:05 PM   #22
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Enjoy arch, and if you want, check out the official Arch Linux forum (you can find it through their page)

While LQ has an arch section, you will tend to find more info and help at the AL forum and Wiki.
 
  


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