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View Poll Results: Best Distro?
Fedora Core 1 3 2.10%
Fedora Core 2 19 13.29%
FreeBSD 3 2.10%
SuSE 9.1 [Personal/Pro] 22 15.38%
RedHat 4 2.80%
Mandrake 13 9.09%
Knoppix-STD 4 2.80%
Slackware 54 37.76%
Turbolinux 0 0%
Debian 21 14.69%
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Old 10-07-2004, 10:49 AM   #61
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I really like Mepis, especially for a newbie, but my main OS has become Libranet 2.8.1. With Mepis I always had to adjust my system clock (running SUPER slow compared to my hardware clock). While that was the only issue I had, it was a pain in the neck and there was no apparent fix that I could find anywhere. I think this is only a problem on laptops, as I never heard this complaint from a desktop user. Anyway, I tried Libranet after reading several reviews and comments on various forums.
I have been highly impressed with Libranet's stability and ease of use. It may not be bleeding edge, as most of the parts are pretty dated (e.g.-KDE 3.1.5 and mozilla 1.5), but they work. Of course being Debian based you can always upgrade using apt and the Debian repositories. Very nice.

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Old 10-07-2004, 01:38 PM   #62
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Sorry to seem so critical, but I don't know why that you included TurboLinux, when http://distrowatch.com/ lists Gentoo, Yoper, DSL & others as more popular. You don't even have a "other" selection in your poll.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 02:03 PM   #63
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Xplorational I would go for PHLAK
 
Old 10-07-2004, 02:11 PM   #64
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Quote:
Originally posted by cedar
With Mepis I always had to adjust my system clock (running SUPER slow compared to my hardware clock). While that was the only issue I had, it was a pain in the neck and there was no apparent fix that I could find anywhere.
That's most likely just a matter of whether the
distro defaults to use APM or ACPI for the power-
management. Certainly not an actual distro-shortcoming,
just a matter of configuration. Pitty I didn't see your
original question because I had the problem with
my thinkpad as well (clock 5 min slow in just a few
hours) which was fixed by switching from apm to
ACPI. I got the actual solution from a kernel-development
mailing list :)

That all said: you've given up way too fast ;}



Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 10-07-2004, 05:48 PM   #65
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My system clock was approximately 17 minutes slow within an hour. My notebook doesn't support APM, only ACPI. I could have lived with it, but whenever I logged off it synced my hardware clock to the system clock thus putting my hardware clock in the rears as well. I used a script for adjtimex and ntp to get the clocks right initially when starting up, but I could only use it when connected to the internet (because of ntp) and it only lasted as long as the computer was on.
Maybe I did give up too soon, but it's a problem that shouldn't exist. No other distro has exhibited that behaviour. I wish someone could have given me a solution, but nobody seemed to have had the exact problem or seen it before. Someone on the Mepis site suggested the script, but that it was only a bandaid for a bigger problem. I even went to the developers' mailing list but got no solution there either (still waiting actually). I'm glad I moved to Libranet though. I still would not hesitate to recommend Mepis to anyone because my problem seemed to be isolated.

Last edited by cedar; 10-07-2004 at 05:51 PM.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 12:35 AM   #66
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Moderators Please edit my poll

on more than one occasion.. in this post alone... people have asked me to edit the poll... and now i am asking if a Mod can edit it for me... TomByrer has a good plan of adding a "other" section... so if a Mod gets this.. could you please take out the following:

TurboLinux
Knoppix
FreeBSD
RedHat

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To the posts above

i have looked a little further into Mepis and it seems like a solid build... for what it has to offer i mean.. as far as what i want... which is good.... well really good... uhmmm.. and as far as the clock issue goes.. i am not really sure i even looked it up as well and couldn't find much... have you tried contacting an install fest? [i mention this... only because i recently watch RevolutionOS, which is BTW an excellent film that proves, PROVES i say, that Linux is better than the monopoly that Micro$oft has in place] i am not sure if install fests still occur. so you may want to do some more research or see if you can find one... good luck..

and on a seperate note all together.. wow...! 5 pages..! FIVE! that's exciting. for me atleast... to know that something could attract so much.. and when i thought it was over it gained some more input. this is why the Linux Community is so much more tolerable and accepting of newbies.. i still am a newbie by far.. still learning each day goes by. but i mean arent we all..?
 
  


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