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#16 OP Haggis

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 11:16

Its a compaq cq70 220em i cant get specs right now as at work :)


#17 OP Haggis

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 11:26

best i could get with not having access to laptop lol


Conexant High-Definition SmartAudio 221 Driver
Intel Chipset Installation Utility for ICH9m
Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset
Atheros Wireless
Realtek RTL8101E Family PCI-E Fast Etherne
160gb Hard Drive
DVD Writer
2gb RAM

#18 remixedcat

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 11:39

Fedora w KDE it should work fine. I used it last on a 512MB RAM vmware VM and it was pretty smooth so you shouldn't have any trouble on that system.,...

#19 OP Haggis

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 11:54

yeah with Unbuntu and Mint i had problems with the graphics

with Arch i cant get networking to work correctly (but prob just me being a dumbass lol)

#20 OP Haggis

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 14:05

does Debian come with Gnome 2 or 3?

#21 Glassed Silver

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 14:16

does Debian come with Gnome 2 or 3?


I think they use Gnome 3 now...

I'd go with Fedora and see which DE you like best. :)

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#22 OP Haggis

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 14:39

yeah i have spent most of the day looking at the different distros (fedora, mint, mint debian, debian, archbang) much to my bosses digust lol

I think i have settled on Fedora for now

#23 Growled

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 00:35

Fedora is a good choice. It's never worked for me, though. I guess I'm too use to Debian.

#24 remixedcat

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:14

Arch was touchy for me.... specially on dell laptops....

#25 +Yorak

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:29

Arch was touchy for me.... specially on dell laptops....


Touchy in what way? Just curious.

And Fedora is a good distro. What problems were you having with Ubuntu and Linux Mint, specifically?

#26 remixedcat

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:59

Touchy in what way? Just curious.

And Fedora is a good distro. What problems were you having with Ubuntu and Linux Mint, specifically?


wireless stuff and the sound drivers were shaky!!! sometimes the sound would completly cut out and all hell would break loose and right after a youtube vid would play the last 2 seconds of the audio would be stuck repeating itself for 2 minutes then would stop. that was the wierdest thing ever....among the other problems of the audio just sounding god awful and I know it was the distro/package problem becuase in windows the sound worked perfectly and sound much clearer and better. This was 2 years ago so I hope they have fixed something by now!!!!!!

#27 DPyro

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:13

Our college uses Fedora to teach people about linux.

#28 abysal

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:16

Just finished a Slackware 13.37 install on my old 380d Pentium 150 MHz laptop w/ 80 MB of RAM lol.

#29 remixedcat

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:55

woah slackware is still around.... wow i remember it was like a big deal distro back in the day....

#30 abysal

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:06

yeah, i was looking something super lightweight to install on this old laptop, and it was either slack, puppy linux, gentoo, or arch linux, and since I'm not an expert, gentoo and arch were out.