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studmuffin007
post May 31 2006, 05:28 PM
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ok so i am getting a bit p***ed off now with trying to get get suse to recognise my wireless network card, which is the best linux distro for a laptop and wireless network configuation? mandriva installed on my amd based tower no problem will not install on the laptop and visaversa is there another linux distro out there that is easy to configuer as regards wireless setup

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post May 31 2006, 05:55 PM
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Hello,

you can go with either Suse, Mandrake or even Fedora Core, but whatever you do make sure you choose a distro with a 2.6.x series kernel, they tend to recognise wireless cards more then the ones with the older kernels.

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post Jun 1 2006, 02:04 PM
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I have had superb luck with PCLinuxOS. This is not only the easiest distro for the new user, it is without a doubt one of the easiest I have EVER used to configure wireless. Here is a hint. You can bang your head all day on a brick wall trying to get your wireless rig to work, when going to frys or circuit city to pay 12 bucks for a compatable device would take all of two hours. Trust me...I've done it.

As well, there is a fantastic user wiki and forums there for anyone to use. This is by far the best distro I have ever used...and I am a "suse-aholic".

www.pclinuxos.com
http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php
http://www.pclinuxonline.com/wiki/HomePage
For Wireless:
http://www.pclinuxonline.com/wiki/TextSearch?phrase=wireless

hint: the search box for the wiki is at the bottom...it drives people nuts trying to find it.

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you can go with either Suse, Mandrake or even Fedora Core, but whatever you do make sure you choose a distro with a 2.6.x series kernel, they tend to recognise wireless cards more then the ones with the older kernels.

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post Jun 1 2006, 02:38 PM
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thank you helios as i write this i am DL PClinuxOS i trawled through some other forums today trying to find an answer or help with my wireless problem on the laptop and PClinuxOS was recomended on another one as for suse its a no go as far as laptop wireless goes and as for purchasing a new wireless card i think if PClinuxOS don't work then i may have to purchase 1

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Hello,

you can go with either Suse, Mandrake or even Fedora Core, but whatever you do make sure you choose a distro with a 2.6.x series kernel, they tend to recognise wireless cards more then the ones with the older kernels.

Sincerely
Robert B


suse i have tried on both PC's and i have had nothing but trouble trying to connect wireless, Mandrake on the otherhand didn't work on the laptop it went on like a dream on the tower and i connected to the internet within a couple of hours once i had found a compatable driver for the wireless card and as for Fedora core i have not had the pleasure of trying

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studmuffin007
post Jun 1 2006, 03:02 PM
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Is this what the taskbar of Elive realy looks like http://shots.osdir.com/slideshows/slidesho...eta+screenshots i hope so as i am DL that 1 as well if its an add on where do i get and install it as it has that apple look about it

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post Jun 4 2006, 02:30 PM
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The new Ubuntu Dapper has the best wireless support, as of yet. (For example, it's one of the only distros that supports Broadcom wireless cards out of the box).


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post Jun 6 2006, 02:59 PM
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Thanks for that i am still waiting for ubuntu to be deliverd i have just looked on there site and will DL the latest version and see how i get on as all the others have not recocnised my WL card it may be a case of looking around and byuing 1

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