Ubuntu on an older PC
yaocharlesc at gmail.com
Thu Sep 29 07:07:16 UTC 2005
On 9/29/05, David <david at kenpro.com.au> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 28, 2005 at 05:31:37PM -0700, Mike Drabik wrote:
> > You see it is important to me to have the old'uns
> > connected wirelessly. Here I found something that no
> > flavor of Linux has been able to beat Windows with
> > yet.
> > Puppy was my last use of Linux on the old laptops. In
> > April of 2005- I struggled and worked very, very hard
> > to get the wireless aspect to work on Linux. Finally
> > after a 14 day herculean effort I got the laptop to
> > connect - for 5 minutes. Then I accidentally shut the
> > laptop off and when I got it back up I tried to get
> > the wireless connection back - it was nada - I gave'er
> > more try for about 5 days and then gave up and
> > installed Winodws Mistake Edition (ME) and connected
> > wirelessly within minutes.
> I've been using hoary with a pcmcia wireless card on my laptop for a few
> months now and it's perfectly reliable. It's used by the staff at work, so
> about 15 brain dead punters use this machine and nobody has any problems.
> It just works. It's an athelon card.
> I posted a fix that I had to do to this list months ago, but hopefully
> that will be overcome in Breezy.
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Hoary seems to work nicely with dlink cards. We are surrenlty using dlink in
our office for the wireless adapters.
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