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I'm sorry. It's just what happened with me and Arch. <Inserts foot into mouth>.
     
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wireless works fine for me with a connman/wpasupplicant combo in e17
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The problem is that the latest Arch ISO is from May 2010, and only runs the 2.6.32 kernel. IIRC wireless support for many of the newer netbooks wasn't added until 2.6.34. Ethernet didn't even work when I tried it on my mother's netbook.
    
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Obenbox is the most lightweight there is, and you can customize it as much as your want. Fluxbox is like a pre-customized version of openbox that's looks good, but not as customizable anymore.
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God this thing sucks. I need to buy a proper laptop.
    
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post #16 of 34
I would almost say your better off with a package system cause the only good solutions for video in the archwiki are PSB or IEGD, the latter apparently being hard to install. You might gain something out of packages that should work.

Though I guess it doesn't matter, you should be able to use the PSB with XFCE or probably better LXDE. Then I'd try and get IEGD to work, possibly without artifacts.

It seems your best bet would be Ubuntu 9.10/10.04 (10.04 minor problems).
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Ubuntu 9.10 and 10.04 caused major problem and that's why I stopped using them. Even Xubuntu caused 50% CPU usage at idle.

Arch with GNOME isn't that bad on the system. about 8% on the core and 10% on the hyperthread. I can live with that but it only has a 2 hour battery life.
    
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Ubuntu 9.10 and 10.04 caused major problem and that's why I stopped using them. Even Xubuntu caused 50% CPU usage at idle.

Arch with GNOME isn't that bad on the system. about 8% on the core and 10% on the hyperthread. I can live with that but it only has a 2 hour battery life.
I call epic fail and get a new laptop, you were right.
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post #19 of 34
For anyone else that reads the thread and is curious, I'm currently running Arch with Gnome on my netbook (with an Atom N450) and it's plenty quick enough, not checked out the battery life yet though!
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post #20 of 34
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Yeah, it is pretty terrible. It was free though so I can't complain.
    
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