thanks, I have a linux bbq (oyster) cooking now, a little too bleeding edge for me though! Semplice is pae (i686) and so no good for my old machine and slitaz is not based on debian (I just love apt and synaptic!)
My memory may be faulty (an age thing) but the last time I did a Statler install from CD to a laptop I recall that the CB-welcome script offered a Kernel upgrade (Licquorix?) which might do the trick for your USB WiFi?
if you want something with apt and synaptic, which is openbox (LXDE), lightweight and pretty nice OOTB - try WattOS.. latest version is based on ubuntu 12.04 LTS (so probably tons of drivers included) and it is pretty damn sweet.
non PAE, found my belkin usb-wifi-dongle and it just ran from live-cd on a toshiba satellite (ca. year 2000) with a pretty bad cd drive with 256mb ram. not bad! - wrote the cd with 4x speed.
comes with audacious, vlc, pinta instead of gimp, abiword, gnumeric and all the small stuff you need. low memory footprint and has jupiter for power management preinstalled. nice distro. and looks quite good.
Last edited by saneks (2013-04-30 20:32:05)
eee701 user & other lap/desktops
thanks for all the suggestions. I've tried Peppermint, liked the OS but it is quite a bit heavier on resources than the linuxbbq distro I tried. Took the plunge and successfully installed #! Waldorf using the net install technique. Nice and light and snappy, so I now have a "trendy" distro :-)
During the #! install there was a post-installation step which allowed me to choose additional packages, this would seem the ideal way to address the need for a CD sized #! distribution....
PS: Fighting with the wireless dongle now (realtek) - building newer drivers from source - but that is another story!
Last edited by CoolDreamZ (2013-05-07 18:05:26)