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Re: [vox-tech] Installing a desktop upon my laptop



I'm downloading Yoper now.    I'll try it for a few minutes :)

Jay
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rod Roark" <rod@sunsetsystems.com>
To: "lugod's technical discussion forum" <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 25, 2004 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Installing a desktop upon my laptop


> Perhaps you'd like to try Yoper, especially as it focuses on
> speed and compactness.  Here's a starting point:
>
> http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/09/21/2232238
>
> I have no experience with it myself, but would love to hear
> from anyone who tries it.
>
> -- Rod
>
> On Saturday 25 September 2004 10:06 am, Jay Strauss wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I want to preface this, I'm not whinning :)
> >
> > Since replacing my failed hard drive on my laptop (IBM thinkpad A30,
> > model 2652 3CU), I'm really trying to make the switch to a linux
destop.
> > I've always run Debian for my servers and am most comfortable with
that.
> > I've never had to worry about sound cards, IR ports, wireless
cards...
> >
> > What I find when I install Sarge, and pick the desktop option is:
> >
> > 1) It installs a ton of stuff, that I just don't need now.  For
example,
> > I don't need 10 different console and terminal apps, 5 different web
> > browsers, sound recording/mixing..., games, HTML editors, both KDE
and
> > Gnome...
> >
> > 2) it doesn't do a good job of identifying and configuring
components.
> > Examples:
> >     a) doesnt identify my video card as ATI
> >     b) doesn't setup my XFConfig-4 correctly
> >     c) Sound only works if I use KDE first.  That is if I log into
Gnome
> > after boot I have no sound, if I log into KDE then Gnome I get
sound.
> > But even then the sound volume controls doesn't work
> >     d) The wireless card can't be picked during the install because
the
> > settings don't last/work after that initial install reboot
> >
> > 3) Its kinda slow.  I'm running a 1Ghz pentium III, 384 MB ram, 5400
rpm
> > drive.  It takes something like 10 seconds after I enter my userid
into
> > GDM before I get my desktop
> >
> > Maybe I'm picking the wrong distribution to run as a desktop (or I
hate
> > to say it, maybe I'm spoiled because M$ stuff does all this so
well).
> >
> > So my question is:
> >
> > Can anyone suggest a route for installing on my laptop that will
help me
> > detect/identify all the components on my laptop (network card,
wireless
> > card, ir port, monitor, sound card...), give me a nice slim install,
and
> > ideally use APT for software administration
> >
> > Thanks
> > Jay
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