Linux Distro for wireless
I was just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a distro that I could use on my laptop. I do a fair about of wireless support with it, so I'm changing SSID's all the time, renewing IP addresses, the whole bit. I've tried Ubuntu as well as Fedora Core 3, and while both work, they seem klunky.
The laptop is a 1ghz AMD Athlon 4, 20gig HD, S3 Savage vid card, 256megs RAM, and I'm using an Avaya World Card (Rebranded Orinoco Gold card). Hopefully I can find a light-weight distro with some decent wireless capabilities, so any help would be appreciated.
Re: Linux Distro for wireless
It would matter somewhat as to your normal use of the laptop. If its a workstation then I wouldn't hesitate to put SuSE 9.3 on it. I installed the SuSE 9.3 64bit version on both AMD Turion and AMD Athlon and I had absolutely no problem at all with SuSE 9.3. And this is a particularly neat install since you can now get it on DVD vi a the CD sales guys or download.
Originally Posted by dragonmantank
I haven't found a distro that will beat Mepis for wireless capability. It has come up running and locates the wireless every time. The great thing about Mepis is that you can run it as a live CD without installing and then once you see that it meets your needs you can use its install wizard to put it neatly on your hard drive.
Knoppix is a great live CD and now DVD that can be installed with a little waggle here and there. And EVERYONE should have a Knoppix live laying around for troubleshooting - especially trouble shooting the evil empire OS.