Distro which supports samsung netbook n130
Can anyone help? I have a Samsung N130 netbook which has Windows XP installed. I want to install Linux but have not had much luck finding a distro that supports the netbook. Experiences so far:
Ubuntu and Linux Mint - wireless card identified but unable to see my router only my next door neighbour's. The router's a Belkin 54 and can be seen by the netbook when it's running Windows, my daughter's iPhone, my son's iPhone, our wii and my Kindle. I guess this means it's working ok. I can enter details manually and both distros say they are connected but come up with a random IP address in the 10.x.x.x range. The router does DHCP and is giving out 192.168.2.x addresses.
Ubuntu netbook remix - hangs on the try/install screen
The new interface doesn't seem to work properly
Centos - doesn't detect the wireless card. Doesn't come with GCC or make so I can't even try to install the card drivers.
Puppy Linux - get siocsifflags permission denied error. Forums say to use ndiswrapper which I've tried but get the same message.
The wireless card is a Realtek R8192
Has anyone actually managed to install a Linux distribution with a working wireless card on this netbook. If so, which one and did you have to do anything to get the wireless card working?