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fedora shouldnt be slow, it uses upstart and all that nice stuff, it should be faster than ubuntu honestly

you must have done something wrong if thats the result you got
It's the damnedest thing involving my netbook. I had no problems with Fedora's speed on my desktop or laptop yet as soon as it got on the netbook it became slower than windows. It was the only distro to have that problem. And all I had done was install it.

Right now openSUSE works but I'm stuck using konquerer for a web browser. I don't get why their chromium versions aren't working but I'm not happy. I get no other error besides v8 claiming it can't use any RAM and then when I close chromium the typical segmentation fault on close. In a strange coincidence that's similar to what happened to Chromium on MeeGo the day before I decided to jump ship. I'm counting myself lucky that it hasn't spread to my Kubuntu. Maybe my Murphy's Law clause hasn't caught up yet. (crosses fingers)

I'm scared to try out more in SUSE right now. This is my first time using just a KDE live CD install from them though. I just wish they had the upstream version released so I could be without their branding junk because that slows some applications down considerably.
     
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What kind of netbook is it? I have issues with my hp mini 311, everything always seems to be slightly different than any of my other laptops/desktops. It took a long time to find an appropriate distro and get it all right.
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Well. I guess I'm beta testing this release around.
I'm at the hate cycle in my relationship with Linux. There is so much to like and yet there is so much that makes a normal person want to throw the computer they installed it and then realize that 'root' had sabotaged them into destroying their 500+$ computer and feel stupid because they were 'root' and they have no one to blame but themselves.

Not only do the fonts scale offscreen still, but chromium doesn't work. Keeps complaining about v8 not working/not installed which I f@cking installed (that is the only error I get from terminal; really helpful). So I'm just wondering if anyone else is enjoying openSUSE11.4 right now? And if so did you just take mozilla firefox and run with it because it seems that every time I gut it and remove it openSUSE throws a tantrum. I now remember why I called it the windows of Linux distros. It's either really easy or annoyingly painful.

If it wasn't for the mysterious unknown WIFI card in my netbook I would have Kubuntu on the damn netbook and have been happy; if it wasn't for MeeGo being beta I wouldn't have tried openSUSE out and have been happy; if it wasn't for Fedora b17ching and being slower than molasses I'd have given it a chance; if it wasn't for Windows sucking it's own...I'd be happy. I guess I'm in a bad mood.

Someone cd me to /happyplace....
What wifi card?

Sounds to me like you should build your system from base up with Arch, Gentoo, Slackware or similar. There will be little that is annoying on your system other than what you chose to install yourself.
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What wifi card?

Sounds to me like you should build your system from base up with Arch, Gentoo, Slackware or similar. There will be little that is annoying on your system other than what you chose to install yourself.
Arch and Gentoo are to involved for me right now. Slackware is too big for anything that I can use to install it with (I don't have a flashdrive big enough or an external DVD drive).

And I can't get a straight answer on the wifi card. I've had it spit out Ralink then Atheros on another distro. I even had one just put out "????". I'm trying to remember what command to use so if I get it I'll see what openSUSE says. I'm looking right now to see if I can get it pinned down but I know that it only works in the Fedora and openSUSE branches when it's turned on before the OS starts. If it's not on before the OS starts then it won't work. All buntus and their derivatives could not get it to work regardless; even with ndiswraper (whatever it's called).

I would love to have something in the middle between having hardware handled and then leave the rest to me but I've seen nothing like that.

I'm willing to give Gentoo a go but only with someone actively guiding me. The netbook is my school machine and I can't spare it being unable to take notes for more than two days. I'm laughing a bit at how this netbook has been the least "net" connected computer I've had since my Win95 desktop.

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Open up the netbook on the bottom and look for the wifi card. Sometimes it's under the drive but that should be easy to lift out to take a peak. Then you will have the exact serial number, model and brand which will make it easier to look for a fix.

I had a similar issue with a broadcom bcm4312. In arch I have to manually compile the driver from the AUR after every full kernel update but it works much better.

Arch is probably quicker to setup than Gentoo. I can get it setup within an a couple hours now. Even less if you use gnome or some other more complete wm/de.
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Open up the netbook on the bottom and look for the wifi card. Sometimes it's under the drive but that should be easy to lift out to take a peak. Then you will have the exact serial number, model and brand which will make it easier to look for a fix.

I had a similar issue with a broadcom bcm4312. In arch I have to manually compile the driver from the AUR after every full kernel update but it works much better.

Arch is probably quicker to setup than Gentoo. I can get it setup within an a couple hours now. Even less if you use gnome or some other more complete wm/de.
I wish I could but the brilliant designers at Asus decided to magically hide one of the case screws under the bottom cover so I can't take the case apart without breaking the damn thing.

However, I just found the sticker that gave me this info: wireless module aw-ge112h. So is it Atheros or is it the Azurwave Asus stuff? And how can I set up Arch without a network connection? (yay first dumb question today). But if I can get KDE 4.6, open/libre office, chromium, and skype working then I'm game. So if you can guide a monkey around this monkey will be ready this weekend.
     
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Maybe a stupid question but does it have an ethernet port? I have yet to have Ethernet not work out of the box in Linux. Thats how I get arch installed before compiling the wireless driver.
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Maybe a stupid question but does it have an ethernet port? I have yet to have Ethernet not work out of the box in Linux. Thats how I get arch installed before compiling the wireless driver.
Yes but I'm not sure it's going to work through my access point unit. And that's my only way to connect to the internet otherwise. See my desktop has to use the AP to connect to the router and that's the only way I get a connection (family doesn't let me hardline). So I guess unless there's a way to do it offline I don't think it's going to work out. I guess I'm back to trying to figure out why suse is being a b17ch. I keep hoping.
     
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lspci is not giving you consistent info? Did you try updating
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Yes but I'm not sure it's going to work through my access point unit. And that's my only way to connect to the internet otherwise. See my desktop has to use the AP to connect to the router and that's the only way I get a connection (family doesn't let me hardline). So I guess unless there's a way to do it offline I don't think it's going to work out. I guess I'm back to trying to figure out why suse is being a b17ch. I keep hoping.
use a crossover cable and bridge with your desktop
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