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Old 01-12-2010, 12:34 AM   #1
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I need help keeping Xandros 4.1 up to date.

Xandros isn't keeping its repostorie Apps. updated. I tried Ubuntu 9.04 and it was good with only a minor change, (wireless was slow). Got a workround from Ubuntu forum. Login as root I was able to fix it, I updated to Ubuntu 10. Wireless was slow again. I tried logging on as root. Ubuntu 10. has lockout root and sudo won't let me add (iwconfig wlan rate 54M) to a boot up program to fix it. I went back to 9.04 now it wouldn't let me sign in as root. I next tried Debian Lenny. The screen res. was 1600 x 900? And for Dabian Lenny the screen res. is set automatically and can't be set manually, so I could not finish the install. So I'm back to Xandros 4.1 needing help to keep it up to date. The GEEkCONNECTION has helped some. Any help ideas? Thanks

Old 01-12-2010, 11:20 PM   #2
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Xandros is based on Debian Etch which is the old stable release.

My two cents, post your system's specs then ask for help on installing Debian.
Old 01-13-2010, 05:53 PM   #3
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I am willing to try installing Dabain again if there is a chance of success, and can get a lot of help.

Machine specs are: i686 laptop (with no brand name)
Via Technologies Vido Card S3 Unichrome Pro VGA Adapter, driver via
Screen size 1024 x 758
Mobile AMD 32 bit Semprom Processer 2800+
Memory 1G
Wireless Ralink R 2500 802.11g Cardbus/mini-PCI(rev).

My first try @ installing Dabain Lenny stalled after loading the installation CD and booting up to a huge screen size and no way to set it a useable size. Any help getting by this roadblock will be appreciated.


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