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chri5 11-13-2005 02:21 PM

Old school laptop with wireless, which distro?
 
Hello,
I'm after a distro recommendation for an old laptop (Toshiba PII with 64Mb & 6Gb hard drive) also I've got an old AeroLan PCMCIA wireless card for it.

Will there be a distro what that will run fine + allow me to use the wireless card with minimum fuss? I'm familiar with ndiswrapper etc.

Thanks for any info.

ctkroeker 11-13-2005 02:48 PM

Ubuntu does not work?

chri5 11-13-2005 04:18 PM

I've tried it on a similar PC at work exept the PC had 128Mb, it ran very slow! I think it would struggle with just 64Mb.

chri5 12-01-2005 12:38 PM

Any more suggestions for a distro which will run nice on this laptop?
Ubuntu is far to slow!
DSL wont work with the wireless lan card:confused:

Poetics 12-01-2005 12:54 PM

Was Ubuntu too slow, or was the GUI too slow?

If it was the GUI, try something lighter than KDE or Gnome -- I've been using Fluxbox and I love it.

I'm a die-hard Slack fan, and I've never had a problem with it working on older hardware -- just make sure to research what drivers you'll need before hand just in case.

alperthereal 12-01-2005 05:23 PM

how about Damn Small? or debian? i think both would run pretty fast. (dsl a little slower than debian maybe)


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