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Old 05-16-2008, 08:00 PM   #1
Registered: Sep 2007
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Lenovo 3000 C200 and Debian

What kinda programs need to be installed in Debian for full compatibility from a Lenovo 3000 C200 2FU?

I've had allot of luck with the **buntu systems but I'm growing tired of the 'easy' way I wanna build my own variation of it from Debian.

what do I need to:

Get the touch-pad to work properly?
Get the wifi up and running?
Recognize and auto mount the card slot?
Get special buttons such as volume and mute to work?

Also do you recommend I use KDE, Gnome, or XFCE? I like all 3 but only need one....

I can also tell more specs about my computer as needed...

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Old 05-17-2008, 03:54 AM   #2
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Dyserth, Wales
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No experience with Debain but I have been getting Slackware 12.0 and 12.1 running on a Lenovo 3000 N200 with a fair measure of success. Wifi, Bluetooth, card reader (sometimes) running fine. Touchpad a bit basic, have not so far managed to install a driver which allows me to configure the tapping (I hate the way it interprets my lazy finger as a click).

Slack encourages you to do a lot of config manually, while providing complete kernels and very solid scripts that do the basics. That way you donīt get the "No idea how, but it seems to work" experience while not having to build everything from scratch. Slackware 12.1 just recently released has very current packages.
Old 05-17-2008, 07:48 AM   #3
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thanks yea thats my big concern is the touchpad tapping...

im almost ready to reformat from xp into linux

for now i'll stick to Debian though


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