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Old 02-26-2010, 05:46 PM   #1
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Question Best distro for Asus Eee 1005HAB?

I have a Asus Eee 1005HAB. First it had XP. For obvious reason I no longer have XP. I put Ubuntu 9.10 on it and everything EXCEPT the wireless works. It cuts in and out "Connected... 5 mins later... Disconnected". I don't feel like trouble shooting, I think it might just be something with the drivers, some compatibility issues.

Anyway, Xandros sucks in my opinion, So what or some other/best distros to install?

Thank you for your time, have a nice day.

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The best Distro to use is
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slackware is what you need its worth it if you want to use your yourfull potential or if you just want plug and play and tried ubuntu linux mint is the most user friendly working out of the box distro.
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Shouldn't you be putting the Ubuntu Netbook Remix?
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Troubleshooting your wireless problem will be a lot quicker than installing a new distro. Furthermore, if your card is not supported by the Linux kernel and requires a "non-free" driver, switching distros probably won't make a difference anyway.

The terminal command 'lspci' (without the quotes) will tell you exactly which wireless card you have, then the Search function on (search for both your eee model and for the wireless card) should yield a good tutorial. For example:

ps rkski: There is no difference in wireless support between Ubuntu and Ubuntu Netbook Remix.


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