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Old 02-03-2012, 09:14 AM   #1
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wireless on old machine


I have an old acer aspire 3000. windows XP desided not to work anymore. A friend gave me a fedora 10 dvd that I instaled,the computer says I am connected but I can not get on line.

Thanks Ray
 
Old 02-03-2012, 10:02 AM   #2
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Why are you using a fedora 10 installation disk, that is insanely out of date, if you want to try fedora, the current version is 16, just go to their website and download the iso and write it to a flash drive or a dvd. For good hardware recognition and a much nicer interface try mint 12, again a free download, just write it to a flash drive or a dvd and boot from that to install. If you have any trouble with the wifi later then reply and tell what wifi card you are using. Getting something that out of date working will be more work than it is worth because if you update later the wifi may break again. Mint and fedora are free so just download the bootable image for the newer version.
 
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Fedora is less helpful on wireless than many distros. You don't say how much memory you have: obviously more than the original 256MB, or Fedora wouldn't have installed. Try Mint, as suggested, especially the Xfce version.
 
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:48 AM   #4
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I have 1.9 GiB of ram and 10.5 GiB hard drive. I tried a newer distro. of Fedora and it did not reconize my wireless card. This version does (Broadcom 43xx.)
 
Old 02-04-2012, 01:35 PM   #5
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I installed last week TinyCoreLinux on a Pentium 4 where XP was not running anymore.
Personally I recommend for your box
a) a very new distro
b) with fluxbox, flwm or other slim windows manager
Broadcom with TinyCoreLinux dont seems to be an issue at all.
 
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