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    Distrobution for ssd?


    I'm running a HP laptop with an AMD 64 processor, 8G ram, Linux Mint Debian Edition.

    I tried installing a ssd... Seriously improved speed for everything. However, it destroyed the swap partition... So, I'm back to the original hd.

    Is there a Linux distro that works well without a swap partition?

    Thanks in advance.

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    With 8GB RAM you probably don't need a swap partition for LMDE
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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    With 8GB RAM you probably don't need a swap partition for LMDE
    or what I am ruuning (This has a 64gig ssd on 2 gig of ram)

    Code:
    $ inxi -b
    System:    Host: biker Kernel: 3.7.8-antix.1-486-smp i686 (32 bit) 
               Desktop: Fluxbox 1.3.2 Distro: antiX-13-beta1_386-base Ahmad Sami 8 February 2013
    Machine:   System: manda product: Intel powered classmate PC version: Gen 1.5L
               Mobo: N/A model: N/A Bios: American Megatrends version: CM94515A.86A.0024.2008.0715.1716 date: 07/15/2008
    CPU:       Single core Intel Core CPU N270 (-HT-) clocked at 1600.00 MHz 
    Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller 
               X.Org: 1.12.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x600@53.3hz 
               GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 8.0.5
    Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller driver: r8169 
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 63.3GB (3.1% used)
    Info:      Processes: 82 Uptime: 37 min Memory: 195.8/2015.1MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.8.45
    @elija, you are making more and more curious about LMDE because I figure it is a rolling release distro like
    AntiX but with different Window dressing.

    @Why, elijas suggestion is a good one also.

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    LMDE is based of Debian Testing which means it's kind of rolling. You should never need to re-install it but it will freeze before a new Debian Stable release.

    As you can probably guess it has all the usual Mint veneer and additionally, it's own mirrors of the Debian Testing repositories.
    incoming which directly mirrors DT and latest (the default) which lags incoming until update packs are released. This means that latest has had the updates tested and they shouldn't break things. Even though I live on the edge and use Siduction these days, I still think the LMDE way is a nice compromise.
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    LMDE & openSuSE write updates out to the file system instead.

    @rokytnji How do I setup anti-x wifi? It's been a while since I've had to research it.

    System: Host rlc-hp Kernel 3.2.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) Distro LinuxMint 1 debian
    CPU: Dual core AMD Athlon II P340 (-MCP-) cache 1024 KB flags (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a svm) bmips 8776.82
    Clock Speeds: (1) 800.00 MHz (2) 800.00 MHz
    Graphics: Card Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS880M [Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series] X.Org 1.12.4 Res: 1366x768@60.0hz
    GLX Renderer Gallium 0.4 on AMD RS880 GLX Version 2.1 Mesa 8.0.4 Direct Rendering Yes
    Audio: Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS880 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 4200 Series] driver snd_hda_intel BusID: 01:05.1
    Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) driver snd_hda_intel BusID: 00:14.2
    Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.24
    Network: Card-1 Realtek RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller driver r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI at port 3000 BusID: 02:00.0
    Card-2 Broadcom BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller driver brcmsmac BusID: 06:00.0
    Disks: HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (18.4% used) 1: /dev/sda Hitachi_HTS72503 320.1GB
    Partition: ID:/ size: 66G used: 5.6G (9%) fs: rootfs ID:/ size: 66G used: 5.6G (9%) fs: ext4
    ID:/home size: 224G used: 55G (26%) fs: ext4 ID:swap-1 size: 4.19GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
    Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 66.8C mobo: 26.7C
    Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
    Info: Processes 129 Uptime 2:59 Memory 754.0/7742.4MB Runlevel 2 Client Shell inxi 1.4.23

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    @rokytnji How do I setup anti-x wifi
    Open terminal (I am test driving Fuduntu live 64bit right now). Are you running full or base or core AntiX?

    Code:
    sux
    type in password and hit enter

    Code:
    ifconfig -a
    look and see if wlan0 shows up.

    If using full iso. Open WICD network manager. Go to preferences on toolbar (maybe properties), Look for the blank box next to wireless interface. Type in wlan0 and close. Hit the refresh button. Look
    for your router. If wpa-psk. Click the properties button next to wireless interface. You will see a box to enter your key.

    Good luck.

    Edit: Old thread of mine http://antix.freeforums.org/cannot-c...icd-t3397.html

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    @rokytnji I'm glad I read your old thread... There was no sux nor WICD. ceni did the trick.

    System: Host: antiX1 Kernel: 3.6.11-antix.1-486-smp i686 (32 bit)
    Desktop: Fluxbox 1.3.2 Distro: antiX-13-beta1_386-base Ahmad Sami 8 February 2013

    Many Thanks

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    The swap now lives in the SD card slot... Everything is happy again.

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