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Old 11-13-2005, 03:21 PM   #1
chri5
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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.
 
Old 11-13-2005, 03:48 PM   #2
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Ubuntu does not work?
 
Old 11-13-2005, 05:18 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 12-01-2005, 01:38 PM   #4
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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
 
Old 12-01-2005, 01:54 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 12-01-2005, 06:23 PM   #6
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how about Damn Small? or debian? i think both would run pretty fast. (dsl a little slower than debian maybe)
 
  


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