General :: What Is Smaller Distro Than Linux Mint Julia 10 For Netbook
May 19, 2011
I recently installed Linux Mint Julia 10 on my netbook and it is great.no issues from USB install.My question is what is a smaller distro I can use for netbook...and will it install as easy as Mint 10.I only use netbook for emails and web searches for information..I have no harware issues ..except for my lack of knowledge of Linux.
I have recently installed linux mint 10 Julia on my wife's Dell. I installed off CD from linux freedom website with the ftp download. My wife wanted her own account so I went to admin/users and groups and created her account. Or so I thought. When I tried to switch users (with the boot CD in and out of the drive) I got the follwing error:
1) "The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:GNOME_mintMenu" do you want to delete applet from your configuration?"
2) "The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:GNOME_IndicatorApplet" Do you want to delete the applet from your configuration?" Both of these had an orange word bubble with an exclamation point in it.
3) "Nautilus could not create the following required folders; :/home?tina?Disktop,/home/tina/.nautilus. Before running Nautilus, please create these folders or set permissions such that Nautilus can create them." This came in a red word bubble with an "x" in it. One last thing. When I installed linux mint 10 on my ancient compac (it has a pent 4 processor and had win 2K on it) all I had to do was plug in a usb wireless card and I was online. My wife's Dell has a wireless card built in and I can't find it in mint 10. How do I set up the wireless. Sorry for the "2 fer" but I'm pressed for time and have to get to work. I'm a copier tech/electrician and I'm good with the hardware but with the software, not so much. I'm sticking with linux no matter what the learning curve because my Mom gave me the compac evo thinking it was useless and I've brought it back to life with linux.
From the title of this post, you can see that I am having some trouble getting the Linksys Wireless-G broadcom card working. I have been doing some research and have heard that getting a broadcom card to work in Linux can be a real pain.
I have verified that Mint 10 recognized PCMCIA so I am good there. I installed Wifi-Radar to see if maybe it would recognize it but it did not.
When I type iwconfig, it does not show any wireless signals available. When I originally set up the partitions for this laptop, I used PartedMagic and was able to quickly set up the network on that with vertually no problem what so ever.
This is my second day of using Linux Mint and I have bunch of questions. Let's start with this one. I tried to play dvd movie yesterday night. I put disc in drive. And nothing happened. Like it's not in there. So I tried to double click (I'm old Windows user trying to learn new stuff) on cd/dvd disc in computer. It's unresponsive. I try right click run with application some kind of movie player. It says 'Could not open location. You might not have permission to open the file'.So I installed VLC and did the same thing but same message appears.So I look at google for the answer and didn't find much. And I was tired and went to sleep.
Today I wake up, turn on my laptop and surprise, surprise! There is some icon on my desktop saying 'Name of the show' (that was the dvd I was trying to open). So I double click it and there are all episodes. And I can now browse it and play any episode I want. So I say, 'hey, there must be something if I eject this dvd, and put it in again, I would have same problem as last night'. And I have. And problem is back. Now I cant play anything again.
I have Linux mint 8 iso and would like to install it on an Asus eee machine, for light web surfing and perhaps a movie only. I have istalled Linux mandrake once ages ago and red hat once too. The only other machine I have is a bigger netbook on vista, if I can get Linux working on the smaller then use it on my bigger machine too. Is it possible to use an USB HSDPA modem using mint on this netbook?
I've recently installed x64 Linux Mint 11, basically Ubuntu Natty. Since the install I've found that 32-bit applications which used to run on my Ubuntu system are rejected by my Mint 11 system. When I use the 'file' utility to check the binary, it correctly identifies it as a 32-bit elf, but I can't invoke the application. I've tried starting it from bash and os.system a la python, to no avail, so I suspect that it must have something to do with 32-bit binary compatibility mode but my knowledge of that sub-system and how to enable it is limited, can anyone assist?
as beginner learner low fat linux with gui.as you know many distro their for old pc i do have 128mb ram,500mhz p3 20gb hdd ibm t21 thinkpad labtop. which distro i should try that full fill bluetooth, wireless, internet,network and good gui interface.ubuntu centos demand 256mb and slow on move.
I think the title says it all really - I've installed Mint onto a Acer aspire 5315 laptop. Its a dual boot system using Vista Basic. Grub works perfectly and to be honest Mint is great. really enjoying playing and learning. My problem is that the laptop overheats when using Mint - the cpu fan doesn't cut in and the laptop shuts down to protect the system. According to a swift google this seems to occur with mint (possibly particularly with Acer's) and maybe with other distro's too. However I'd like to keep trying to see if i can find one that works.
So my rather obvious newbie question is can I just get another distro dvd and install this onto the partition containing mint thus deleting the previous install? If I did this would Grub show the new distro ok or would it keep searching for Mint. I have a back up so if all else fails I can reinstall everything but that will have to wait till I get home
I am getting a new net book in several days from HP, with 250 GB hard disk space, 1GB ram, and an atom processor. What is the best kind of Linux setup for this kind of machine in terms of which distro to use? Any recommendations for Linux on a net book that could make it good?
Another profoundly metaphysical conundrum comes to mind..If you had to recommend a stable yet fairly 'bare bones' distro to an intermediate computer user so that he/she could take it and build upon, add to, enhance and what-have-you to something lean and customised AND during the creation of which the process would be highly instructive yet not prove insurmountably time-consuming and frustrating, which distro would you suggest? I'm thinking in terms of something like a very much dumbed-down version of Linux from Scratch, perhaps.What would make for the best auto-didactic Linux distro for a non-supernerd to mess around with?
I have this project going where I want to have a ton of tiny Virtual Machines running in a simulated network on a single host computer. The various virtual machines will serve a broad variety of purposes, but they will all be very small virtual machines (low-memory, no X11) and will usually only have one or two additional applications installed on each of them aside from the base system.
So, what I want is a super-lightweight Linux distro that provides only a simple base system (no package management needed, or even compiling tools) which I can clone and modify slightly for each machine's purpose.ttylinux seemed like a promising option. The downside I found, though, is that the ttylinux install uses ext2, so every time a system shuts down improperly, I end up losing 10+ files to lost+found.
I have a netbook, L500X Geode (498MHz) 480Mb Ram and 40Gb Hdd partitioned into two 20 Gb bits, and I want to install linux on it as a dual boot along side the winxp that is already in place. I tried the Netbook remix of the latest Ubuntu and Fedora 12 with no success at all. I'm beginning to wonder if this tiny old machine can run linux at all.
I've decided it's time to dump WinXP from my 2yr Acer Aspire One. I'm intriqued by Ubuntu Netbook Edition but is this the best way to go? I'm comfortable with GUI but I'm not adverse to using command-line. This device is used for engineering field work (wifi web access, notepad, pdf documents, design file review).
I want a distro I can run on my very weak netbook, and perhaps on one or two other of my other computers as well. Netbook is an Asus eeePC 900SD (Celeron 800mhz, 512MB RAM, 8GB SDD, 1024x600 screen resolution), very slow with some distros, but nimble with others.
I've tried: Ubuntu Netbook Remix (EasyPeasy), Leeenux, JoliCloud: too resource hungry on this machine, too much storage consumed just for the OS. Peppermint OS - pros: works well, nice, very few bugs, fast.cons: space requirements, memory requirements make it a bit tight, cloud apps are slower than locally installed ones, the permanent inclusion of a paid-subscription cloud app, and fascist support forum moderators. a bit overweight, and way too cloud-centric - many of the cloud apps are on unreliable servers and not always available or slow down your netbook to a crawl while it waits for some executable code to come off the web. Puppeee version 1.0 (and Fluppy for all netbooks), works very well, very fast, in little RAM with little disk space required. Some may not like the overcrowded menus and their structure that's inherited from the parent Puppy. Puppy 5.1: works very well compared to the 4.3 series. wifi works now. But same menu comments as for Puppeee. Slitaz: at 30MB for the iso, it sounded promising, and the interface is very nice, much nicer than any of the other minimalistic distros. but Wifi? no help on the horizon. AntiX: some stuff just didn't work properly, including Wifi WPA. but it looked real good. For the space and memory requirements look to Peppermint. TinyMe2010: this is the size of Puppy, and polished like Peppermint. Based on a slimmed-down Unity, it is still in beta, the installer won't install from USB stick. If you have a CD to install from this is a great distro! Lets hope they fix the USB issue soon! Very promising... keep a watch on this one.
I've tried dozens of distros, and find it frustrating to deal with the various crippling flaws of some distros and the egos of the assemblers of other distros (where they can easily fix something but refuse to because they prefer an older faulty way). I am at my whit's end here. Please help me someone.
From us Noob's point of view: the new re-release of Windows XP for Legacy computers with only 64MB of RAM, it may be time to re-visit our thinking that minimalistic Linux distros are the only kid on the block for those slower machines with less resources. Time to get back to the drawing board and make these a little more user-welcoming. ;-)
I am trying to start using linux, and am new, so sorry if this is dumb. I started out trying Ubuntu, but that didn't work. After that I had tried Mint, and had several problems besides the Network Connector. Now I'm trying Fedora, but if that doesn't work is there a different Linux distro that will work?
I have a distribution called Easy Peasy on my netbook, it's Ubuntu-based.Today when I started it up it told me 'grub corrupt'. On subsequent start-ups it displays 'unknown filesystem.' I'm given a prompt labelled 'grub-rescue>' but I can't get any commands to work I've tried booting off a Live CD of Easy Peasy. That works fine, but I can't get to my files. I've tried using a program called photorec and it can recover files from the drive but it dumps out gigs upon gigs of unlabelled files, many of which are things like system files or web browser cache -- I only have a few dozen text files I actually need, so this is pretty unworkable.
I'm trying to reinstall grub, which I understand to be part of the booting process, but I've had no luck; any set of instructions I've followed has inevitably run into some error or a step I don't understand.How can I get at my files in an easy to recognise way (such that I can navigate the original directories and get what I want)? OR
How can I easily reinstall grub such that I can just use the system like before without having to reinstall everything and lose my files?I think my drive is sda or sda0. In grub's device.map it's called hd0.
A friend loaded linux onto my eMachine netbook. Unfortunately the touch pad and WiFi refuse to work. He loaded it into a 40gb partition leaving 120gb unusable so it would probably make sense to start all over again. I only need basic txt software, pics and internet to work so I am not looking for state of the art. Just something that will work, is not too difficult to set up and preferably can be loaded from a pen drive (memory stick). Any suggestions? The "distro" as I understand it is Kubuntu. Not sure what version but I will have a look later.
When I first started with Fedora I tried a dual boot situation to see if Fedora 13 was going to meet my needs. After being totally satisfied I deleted Windows from my computer. How can I get Fedora to also occupy all the disk space Windows once occupied? I have a 15 GB USB drive to work with if needed.
I could not get get the LG External CD R/W Drive that I recently purchased to work with my ASUS Eee Netbook (Linux based) and ended up giving the drive to a friend to use with his Windows XP based laptop.How do I make an External CD R/W Drive work with this Linux-based machine?I am an engineer (civil-structural), but not that savvy with respect to computers; particularly issues of compatibility of hardware / software.
I am pretty new to Linux, but I've been installing it on different systems for a month or so, using different distro's, and this is the first problem where I absolutely can not find a single relevant answer in Google. I recently bought an IBM Thinkcentre and set it up to dual boot Mint and windows xp, it worked great everything works except usb's.
#PROBLEM: The ports only recognize devices of any kind (controllers, mouse, flash drive, external hd) if they plugged in before booting, or if they are plugged in while the computer is sleeping.
- The usb's are recognized normally in Windows XP I tried running different live cd's (Fedora, openSUSE, ubuntu) and they all had the same problem (could this be an issue with the defualt linux 2.6 kernel not working properly with my hardware? if so I dont know what to do next) I reinstalled a newer version of Mint... same problem.
My HP Laserjet P1007 not functioning. I am using Linux Mint 9. As per the advise from linux Questions/Answer I deleted "server.crt" and "server.key" from ssl directory, and reinstalled by using "sudo /etc/init.d/cups start" command. Still my printer not working.
I recently did some troubleshooting on a USB wireless dongle hooked up to my Mint distro. I need the USB wireless to access a home DSL wireless modem out to the Internet. The wireless DSL is on 192.168.0.1
I also have a 10/100 ethernet NIC in the computer, for non-wireless connections. The wired ethernet is all 192.168.1.1. I noticed in /var/log/syslog that there are numerous "DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67" messages.
Since eth0 has a hard-coded IP, I dunno why DHCP is trying deal with it. Can I turn off DHCP activity against eth0? How to do that?
My cousin has a Intel dot station PC, with 128 mb RAM and 4 GB Hdd. He wants to discard it, but I think he can use Linux and make best use of the machine. Am i right ? XP is now running fine on it. But I don't think it can last long. Can someone suggest an excellent Linux distro that can do the internet, open office apps with this capacity. And is SLAX good enough ? I have tried DSL, puppy linux, mepis, lupu, peppermint etc. but NONE of them installed properly.
I've bought a 500GB Seagate hdd.the Current hdd carrying Debian has started showing troubles(and will have to RMA it).Can I Copy Debian to a New Ext4 Partition on the New hardddisk?What is the recommended way to mirror copy(everything)?I've last rescued this way some 4 years back using "dd".
A few months ago, I got one of these and it is great for travel. I had to buy Norton for it and now the trial MS Office has expired which burns me. MS Windoze 7 Light is an adventure plus all the other bundled useless (to me) HP stuff.I use SUSE Linux 11.2 on my main mail/internet desktop and I like it a lot so I have been thinking about swapping the hard drive out of the HP Mini and loading 11.2.
Has anybody done this? I've searched but haven't turned up any threads about this. I'm a newbie so maybe I need to be pointed?Maybe there is a more suitable Linux distribution but I only know SUSE and am ok with it.My HP is a Mini 210-1000 if that is relevant.
I am using 10.04 LTS Lucid, and I notice the free space of root is getting smaller and smaller.
Five months ago, there was about 3.9GB free space of root, but now it is only 1.6GB. I always run sudo apt-get autoremove and sudo apt-get autoclean every time the update is finished, and also use Bleachbit to clean the system, but both are useless.
I never faced such problem with older versions of Ubuntu, is there any measure to fix it?