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Unr3a164 05-21-2009 07:50 AM

Slackware on a netbook?
 
Hey all, I am a long time Slackware user, who for the last year or so has been using Ubuntu because I have pretty much been forced to. I have been itching to get myself back into the Slack OS, as I much prefer it over Ubuntu. However, the only computer I have right now is a Lenovo S10 netbook. I was curious if anyone else is running Slackware on these types of computers? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Alien Bob 05-21-2009 08:44 AM

Looks like that Lenovo S10 has almost identical specs to the Asus EEEpc 1000H which I am using right now to type this reply. And it is running slackware-current with no issues at all (all hardware supported out of the box).

Eric

Unr3a164 05-21-2009 09:13 AM

Sweet. Thanks for the quick reply. I will definitely be installing Slackware as soon as my external DVD arrives!! Thanks again. :D

linus72 05-21-2009 09:14 AM

Yea, I got Slack-12.2 w/XFCE4 on my Toshiba 7000CT w/ 160MB RAM/4GB HD and it runs great
Slack is the most stable distro I've ever seen!

Hangdog42 05-21-2009 11:58 AM

I run Slackware 12.2 on a Dell Mini 9. Runs very nicely.

dracolich 05-21-2009 02:33 PM

I don't know how the Lenovo compares to HP's Mini, but my mini 1116 is running Wolvix 2.0beta2 (based on Slackware 12.2) perfectly.

chess 05-21-2009 03:03 PM

I just got a new eeepc 1000he that I am going to put slackware -current on. My only concern is that, unlike other 1000he's, this one has a Ralink RT2860 card. I *think* these drivers were mainlined with the 2.6.29 kernel, which -current uses, but I am not entirely positive. Otherwise, I'll have to navigate the horrendous Ralink website and download/compile the drivers manually.

Alien Bob 05-21-2009 03:15 PM

Chess,

The Slackware 2.6.29.x kernel of slackware-current has support for the rt2860. It was actually the reason why there were two builds of the 2.6.29.1 kernel, because I found out that the rt2860 did not get built the first time :-)
I use this module on my Eeepc 1000H.

Eric

chess 05-21-2009 03:44 PM

Excellent news, thanks Eric! Part of the reason for my purchase of my 1000he was your experience with your eeepc. :-) I look forward to doing an install tonight.

vinegaroon 05-21-2009 06:20 PM

+1 to Hangdog's comment, Slackware runs great on the Dell mini 9.

Crashbox 05-21-2009 08:03 PM

eeepc 701
 
Does anyone have any experience with Slack on "the original netbook"**, an eeepc 701? I've been playing around with various distros on it - the stock Xandros, Puppy, and currently eeeubuntu nbr - but I'd really like to stop with the distro roulette.

[** yes, I know, the original netbook was the Libretto. I'm referring to the modern incarnation.]

gsl 05-21-2009 08:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crashbox (Post 3548787)
Does anyone have any experience with Slack on "the original netbook"**, an eeepc 701?

Slackware 12.2 and a custom 2.6.29 kernel works fine on my 701. The install is straightforward using the usbboot.img with the Slackware disk sets on another USB drive. I used some of the ACPI scripts from slackeee.strangled.net. The webcam was the biggest hassle but I only got it working as an exercise -- I wouldn't bother with it in future.

Geoff.

andrew.46 05-22-2009 04:30 AM

Hi Hangdog,

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hangdog42 (Post 3548337)
I run Slackware 12.2 on a Dell Mini 9. Runs very nicely.

Can I ask if you used the stock 12.2 kernel or did you need a custom kernel?

Andrew

koloth 05-22-2009 06:12 AM

12.2 worked fine on an Acer Aspire one, I got some issues with -current though...

Nylex 05-22-2009 07:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by koloth (Post 3549186)
12.2 worked fine on an Acer Aspire one, I got some issues with -current though...

Such as? I also run 12.2 on an AAO.


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