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What Linux distro to choose for msi u180 netbook (4gb ram extended)? I've tried installing 64x Mint with KDE but somehow the DE wouldn't activate so I was stuck inside ...
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    What Linux distro to choose for msi u180 netbook (4gb ram extended)?

    I've tried installing 64x Mint with KDE but somehow the DE wouldn't activate so I was stuck inside Console.

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    I have an MSI U210 running Mint Debian Edition with no problems ... the install is a while ago so the testing version of Debian at the time was squeeze.

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    That's strange - maybe u210 features a different GPU. I've tried almost every distro possible and can't get it to work. On Ubuntu / U / L / X it's even worse than Mint because Mint at least gives me access to Terminal, while Ubuntus freeze right before loading DE.

    It could be GPU related. Any ideas?

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    For Ubuntu a text based install and sort the graphics out after ... you could also check what drivers a live CD environment are using something like lspci -vnn

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