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Old 04-05-2012, 02:38 PM   #1
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I want a small linux to run on AMD Duron that can run usb internet receiver

tried SliTaz 3.0, did not recognize the usb's
3.0 really wants a eth0 connection
My wireless antenna plugs in usb. I need a linux to recognize usb internet.

Also tried SliTaz 4.0 RC but it will not install. 4.0 cannot detect human UI.

This same PC is running Windows XP SP 3 with no trouble.
I am confused as to why I am able to run usb internet with Windows but not a linux.

Tried Ubuntu 11.10 but my computer cannot handle it as the graphics are too intense for it. It is an older PC.

Any thoughts?
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You can disable disable composite in ubuntu.
Old 04-05-2012, 03:42 PM   #3
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If Ubuntu works but is too slow you could do as whizje suggests and turn of compositing or you could use Xubuntu or Lubuntu -- both of which are versions of Ubuntu with less graphics intensive desktop setups.
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Or try Ubuntu 10.04 LTS which is still available for download on the Ubuntu site and it will have support for another year.
or like suggested above:
or Linux Mint with Xfce.

Good luck to you!


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