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Okay, so Slackware is up and running like nobody's business. Internet, office apps, wine, etc. For kicks, I installed Ubuntu 7.04 to dual boot. I can't get it to do anything more interesting than play Tetris. Apparently, it doesn't like my DSL modem, because it sees a network connection but not the internet. If I can't be online with something like Ubuntu, why should I bother?

Frankly, I am giving serious consideration to sticking with strictly Slackware, as it seems to be far easier to set up than the "simple" distros. There is something to be said for doing something manually - at least I know how slackware does what it does.
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everyone likes a certain distro best. personally I like fedora, but once you find what you like stick with it.
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Yeah, and I got it figured out. After a few tries tweaking network settings, I tried the modem the ISP sent me, and it went right online. A while back I was offline for over a week before discovering their modem was the problem...now they have their issues fixed, and I can go back to it evidently.

Still, I do like Slackware. And I did not mean to bash Ubuntu, I was simply frustrated. I am going to try Fedora 7.0 next, and we'll see. I was pretty familiar with older RedHat versions, so I might actually take to Fedora. Generally though, the flexibility (albeit with a long learning curve) of Slackware is very nice.
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slackware IS easier to set up, even if noobs say it isnt. believe me, i thought slackware was MUCH easier to setup than Ubuntu. No friggin NDISwrapper to basically recode yourself to your specific card for wireless (like MAKING your own damn driver ) just use the modules in the kernel that support your card. i had wireless internet working in an old pc but right now i cant get slackware working on my pc cause it wont recognize my HDD. ill fix it though; i bet its because my windows partition is all messed up.
    
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I had that problem with a 7200.10 drive. Try booting to "test26.s" - I don't know it will work, but it's worth a shot to try the newer kernel.
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hm? this is an IDE drive, not sata. but i will try.

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huh...that doesn't make sense that linux doesn't see it. You're sure the drive is good, and the jumpers are set properly, right?
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