53968Re: [linux] Linux on Vista Ready systems
- Aug 1, 2008On Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 6:57 PM, Scott <scottro@...> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 01, 2008 at 06:37:43PM -0600, Isaac MacFarlane wrote:I tried Madriva Spring 2008 first and it wasn't any fun at all. It did
> > I've installed it on an Acer Aspire 4720z and the only problem I had was
> > with the Atheros AR5007EG card. A google search and a compile of a later
> > took care of it. Everything else works fine. I haven't tested the memory
> > card reader slots, but I expect those will work as well. They do on my
> > Aspire 3680 which is year older and they work fine under Fedora 9. That
> > another Vista laptop and again the issue was with wireless. On this one
> > was a Broadcom and the biggest issue was finding a copy of the firmware
> > would work with it. They both are rock solid once you get the wireless
> > worked out.
> Hi Isaac--by the way, please don't top post, it makes the entire
> conversation difficult to follow. It's far better to do it in the way
> one would have a conversation, answer point A after point A, point B
> after point B, etc.
> Yes, the AR5007EG was more problematic till this year, when FreeBSD's
> Sam Leffler provided a Hal to MadWifi that works beautifully in both 32
> and 64 bit. (Last year's builds only worked with 32 bit.) The
> livna-testing repo that many Fedora people use now has a working rpm for
> it, though they're often a day or two behind a kernel upgrade.
> Mandriva, from their 2008 Spring one-cd also provided support. This
> might have tied in with their EEE PC build, as it is a card that is, or
> at least was, used in many of those--though the 900, I hear, uses a
> Realink card with its own issues.
> I have page covering the Acer Aspire 4720z, dealing with sound, wireless
> and webcam. None of them were overly problematic, though sound on
> CentOS doesn't work--I'm guessing it may have to do with the older
> version of Alsa that they use, since it works with all other
> distributions that I've tried.
support the card out of the box, but it would crash in less than an hour if
the wireless was used. Needless to say that I didn't keep it around for very
long. I ended up trying Linux Mint 5 since I had heard such good things
about it. And I must say that it does seem to be very nice. I was lucky that
I didn't have any other problems though.
BTW, what was your problem with the webcam? I've never tried it, I just
assumed it would work since it did with Mandriva.
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