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Old 04-04-2006, 11:51 PM   #1
miston
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Need help choosing distribution for WiFI and VNC


I am helping a friend with his home recording studio. He needs to be able to control his recording computer, which is in another part of the house, from the actual studio.

So basically we need to use VNC to control his XP computer. The VNC viewer computer is a Pentium III (sorry, that's all I remember off hand) with a D-Link DWL-G510 Revision B, which IS compatable with MadWifi.

Since I have pretty much no Linux experience, I was hoping there was a distribution that came with VNC and MadWifi already installed.

If not, which distribution should I start with?

Which VNC should we use?

Could someone please point me in the right direction?

thanks!

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Old 04-05-2006, 02:24 AM   #2
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If you can, try an easy-to-install Debian-based distro, like Ubuntu. Then use Apt or Synaptic to get VNC and MadWifi.
 
Old 04-05-2006, 02:25 AM   #3
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Try SuSE 10.1 which is released recently. It will help you gain experience with Linux.

You can install kvpnc or openvpn during the installation of SuSE.

Regarding MadWifi, you can download it and install yourself, should not be a problem if it supports your wireless card.
 
Old 04-05-2006, 03:27 AM   #4
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Slackware-10.2 is what you want, man. And here's the packages for madwifi and vnc already built for you. All you'll need to do is download the packages for Slackware-10.2, and then install them with installpkg. Just open a terminal and issue as root "installpkg /path/to/package-name" without the quotes and Slackware will install them for you in almost no time.

If you have any further questions, their is plenty of information from the same website.

You can download Slackware-10.2 and then install it very easily. Afterwards, you'll get plenty of help here at LQ in the Slackware forum.

These are some links that will help you:
Slackware Linux Basics For Slackware Linux 10.2
A Slackware Desktop Enhancement Guide
The Revised Slackware Book Project
 
Old 04-05-2006, 11:18 PM   #5
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not VNC at all.

Use freeNX. Much more secure Much Faster!

cheers
 
Old 04-06-2006, 02:27 AM   #6
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THANKS for all the replies!

I went with the first reply and so far have had great succes! I installed Ubuntu and I got my wireless card working and am very pleased with the performance of the built-in VNC / Terminal Server Client, especially compared to how slow the machine is.


Thanks again!
 
  


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