[Novalug] HP Mini? tweaking/ installing was Re: Install/Tweak Fest at Oct Meeting?
James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET
Fri Oct 2 11:39:15 EDT 2009
Perhaps a Knoppix CD or an Ubuntu USB would be better. Knoppix does a
great job at detecting hardware, and as mentioned before. Ubuntu "has
more" software from "various sources".
However, even if Fedora doesn't have "certain firmware", it will often
correctly detect the make and model of WiFi Cards.Quite often it's not
the Driver that is "unavailable" but the Firmware.
jerry w wrote:
> I put a Fedora 10 USB Stick into an HP Mini
> at a Staples store when the Windows was
> not working and I wanted to see how the
> hardware worked and compare with
> OLPC XO's, ASUS EeePC etc,
> and the wireless didn't work, but other
> stuff like camera seemed to...
> Have you tried various LiveCD/
> USB Drive versions of Linux
> to see if one distro has something
> working that you want/ don't
> have on the current OS/ sofware
> hope this helps
> On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 12:56 AM, Charles M Howe <cmhowe at patriot.net> wrote:
>> I second Nino. Alternatively, a different meeting, at a time and plave
>> On Thu, 2009-10-01 at 18:46 -0400, Nino Pereira wrote:
>>> to come back from the marginal OT to the topic mentioned in the subject line:
>>> Is the present plan to have an install/tweak fest at the October meeting?
>>> If so, I'd like to know if I can get some help getting an HP notebook running
>>> linux tweaked up so that it actually works well enough to use conveniently.
>>> And, I'd like your input on how to re-activate the software that makes
>>> it possible to have an address like nino.pereira at ecopulse.com, and forward
>>> that to my google address so that their spam filters can take care of
>>> all the cruft (or, some other way of accomplishing the same thing).
>>> Am I completely behind in this discussion? If so, maybe the subject line
>>> should change.
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