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Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).

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Old 01-04-2010, 03:19 PM   #16
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The NVIDIA card will probably need non-free drivers to make it worth the $95: most distros will have wrapper packages to download the drivers.

The wifi will work but will need a binary blob: something to be aware of at install time if wanting to use Debian.
I've done some research, and I've found that NVIDIA has an x64 driver available on their site for the GeForce G210M graphics adapter (I don't use the wrapper packages; they're usually not the latest drivers), and that drivers for the wireless are already supported by the kernel.

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Hmm, must have missed that xkcd. Shouldn't be compiling food as root anyway:
Code:
cd me-a-sandiwch
make
sudo make install
Come to think of it, you could escape the spaces:

Code:
mrcode@linuxbox:~$ sudo make me\ a\ sandwich
[sudo] password for mrcode:
Okay.
*sandwich comes out the CDROM tray*

(I've marked the thread as SOLVED. Thanks to all for your help!)
 
Old 01-11-2010, 10:26 PM   #17
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Come to think of it, you could escape the spaces:

Code:
mrcode@linuxbox:~$ sudo make me\ a\ sandwich
[sudo] password for mrcode:
Okay.
*sandwich comes out the CDROM tray*

(I've marked the thread as SOLVED. Thanks to all for your help!)
Believe it or not, there's a manufacturing/engineering project to do just that called SKDB. It's like apt-get but for hardware. :-)

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Old 01-12-2010, 06:38 PM   #18
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--Good, simple, package manager with dependency checking.

--Starts with minimal install--add only what you want

Pretty much polar opposites....
With a little help from the quoted, I dual-booted Arch on my lappy (with *buntu) no problem. It's nicer than Slackware because you build your distro block-by-block into whatever you want.

The only real annoyances are the AUR (pacman is really nice though). Its a bit messy way of dealing with that.

Other than that its really good.. Their beginners guide has an extensive nVidia part too.
 
  


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