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Re: EeePC - to Fedora or not?



Beartooth wrote:
On Sun, 12 Oct 2008 14:24:03 +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:

I recently acquired an Asus EeePC-1000 (the Linux version with a 40GB
SSD).
I don't really like the Linux system running on the machine, and am
thinking about installing Fedora instead or in addition.

I nearly lost my breakfast looking at Xandros; Windows in drag -- and, of course, in cahoots with MegaSleazo. *Lots* of alternatives are better, especially on one with that much space.

What actually are the advantages of Fedora in this case? Also, will I
have any problems with WiFi, which works very well in the current
system?

Wifi troubles vary, in all sorts of ways. But for the most overview, go to http://forum.eeeuser.com/ and look around. (There is even (or was) something called EeeDora -- F8 specifically adapted to the early small EeePCs; F9 may have made it obsolete already.)

The forums there are often somewhat disorganized, and hard to find things in; but they're *very* prolific.

Suggestion : put Fedora, Puppy, and two or three others on bootable USB sticks, and try them without having to go through a whole install between each. I carry two or three such with mine; I think lots of people do.

If the 1000 uses the Atheros AR5007EG wifi wireless , FC10 is the only way you want to go, it has drivers that work
perfect.
The kernel-2.6.26 does not have drivers for the Atheros wireless.
The kernel-2.6.27-fc10 has the correct drivers, and also has drivers for the Webcam. The madwifi drivers at Livna does not work as they should for the 2.6.26 kernels.


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