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Old 10-18-2010, 05:24 PM   #1
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recommended Netbook distro for an HP mini 110-3130NR

Hello everyone,
I just purchased a netbook yesterday and obviously want to install linux on it as the OS as opposed to having windows 7.

I downloaded ubuntu netbook remix and tested by running it off the USB on my HP mini 110-3130NR and was dissapointed to see that the wireless card was not detected which sucks.

anyone have any recommendations for a NETBOOK SPECIFIC variant of linux for this type of netbook or one that works well with HP minis?

Old 10-18-2010, 05:34 PM   #2
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Ubuntu is as good a choice as any. A quick Google search shows me that your netbook has a Broadcom wireless card. These cards are very popular and should work in any Linux distro you choose; all you need to do is download and install the Broadcom STA driver. It is a quick (5 minutes) and painless procedure, but you'll need to temporarily plug your netbook into a wired (ethernet) internet connection.

Instructions for Ubuntu here:

(be sure to follow instructions for "b43/STA hybrid" and not "b43.")


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