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post #21 of 32
Try as many as you need to to find the one you want!
http://distrowatch.com/ has a ton listed
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you should definitely try out the OCN llinux distro if you plan on using it as a performance pc, otherwise go with ubuntu.
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lol Arch dled so fast. I got the torrent which only had 18 seeds, and it downloaded at 350kb/s. Sabayon is still dling
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if you want it to work well with compiz, i never had any troubles with Mint.

otherwise,

here are two excellent sites to use. just fill in search options to filter out a list of distros that fit your criteria.
-http://www.linux.org/dist/
-http://distrowatch.com/search.php


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k so looking through the arch installation guide, it looks like my wireless card is supported.

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rt2x00

Unified driver for Ralink chipsets (replaces rt2500,rt61,rt73 etc). Compatible with stable wpa_supplicant using the wext driver interface. This driver is now (as of 2.6.24) part of the mainline kernel, and can be manually loaded as follows...

modprobe rt2500pci

(replace rt2500pci with your hardware e.g. rt2400pci, rt2500usb, rt61pci, rt73usb)

Some chips require a firmware file. See the rt2x00 wiki page.
With the latest version of Arch does this mean my card will automatically supported?
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Those rt ralink cards suck... My sister's laptop has one, and it doesn't get recognized by every distro. And the distros it DOES get recognized on, they won't install on her computer because of hardware compatibility problems :swearing:

*prays Ubuntu 8.04 will change this*

To answer your question of "Which Linux should I try out?":

All of them! Be a distro-hopper like I am
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Those rt ralink cards suck... My sister's laptop has one, and it doesn't get recognized by every distro. And the distros it DOES get recognized on, they won't install on her computer because of hardware compatibility problems :swearing:

*prays Ubuntu 8.04 will change this*

To answer your question of "Which Linux should I try out?":

All of them! Be a distro-hopper like I am

The 2.6.24 kernel ended up with a few bugs on the rt2x00 module and no one wants to backport the fixes from the 2.6.25 kernel .
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Are the desktop Ralink ones known to work well? I have the PCI WRTG54G 4.1.

http://web.ralinktech.com/ralink/Hom...ort/Linux.html

These seems to be the correct drivers:
http://www.ralinktech.com.tw/data/dr....1.2.0.tar.bz2
Correct me if I'm wrong.
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k so looking through the arch installation guide, it looks like my wireless card is supported.



With the latest version of Arch does this mean my card will automatically supported?
Good luck, you are going to need it with pretty much any wireless card.

Spent 3 weeks combing the net, talking to knowledgeable linux users, and I still couldn't get my Netgear card to work. Don't even start about my battery meter.
    
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Originally Posted by Gauvenator View Post
Are the desktop Ralink ones known to work well? I have the PCI WRTG54G 4.1.

http://web.ralinktech.com/ralink/Hom...ort/Linux.html

These seems to be the correct drivers:
http://www.ralinktech.com.tw/data/dr....1.2.0.tar.bz2
Correct me if I'm wrong.

It depends on what chip it uses. RT2500 works fine on Gutsy and OpenSuse 10.3. The RT61 *works* on the mentioned distros, but the module is incredibly slow (you may as well not bother with it). There is always ndiswrapper too.
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