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Re: [linrad] Linux

Hi all,

   I have tried many here. So far Knoppix has the most things working. 
Also, it is by far the simplest to troublshoot.  There are really three
issues for linrad.... 
   (with networking being another biggie)

   If you can find ANY dist. that gets audio to work, you can probably
copy whatever it does to your favorite dist. You may need to recompile
wireless drivers or SVGA....

   That said, I still have yet to figure out how the PCMCIA driver
disables the touchpad on my WinbookXL. I just use a serial mouse for now
;-), but I still don't have the audio working. It was working in an older
dist. so just gotta figure out what they did :))

   regards to all,

On Fri, 2 Jan 2004, Colburn wrote:

> John Harrison, NI1B wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> >    You might also consider Knoppix and Debian (both free). Here, knoppix
> > seems to be pretty good.
> > 
> >    regards,
> >    john, ni1b
> Forget Debian unless you have many long hours to spend.  I'd prefer
> Debian for many reasons but it requires that one have tons of spare
> time with a love for patient tweaking of apps and devices.
> Knoppix is a great effort to try and make Debian a bit more "user
> friendly".
> What I like about SuSE is that I don't have to spend so much time 
> coaxing the OS, apps, and hardware into playing nice with one
> another and therefore get more time to use my computer for its
> intended purpose.
> I enjoy the challenge of Debian and Knoppix, as well as the philosophy 
> behind Debian, I just don't have the time or the knowledge.
> One thing that may assist in your decision is to determine if your
> hardware and apps are already known to work well with Debian/Knoppix.
> And avoid "winmodems" and other proprietary hardware and software (read: 
> unavailable drivers and oddball dependencies) like the plague!
> IMHO, YMMV ... 73, doc kd4e
> -- 
> "Wars and rumors of wars, disasters, and social decay,
> yet undaunted for love and peace we pray."  dmc
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