Help on new distro choices?
Wed Aug 23 08:23:35 MDT 2006
On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 07:37:59AM -0600, jeff wrote:
> I had problems installing some newer distros on my laptop. Fedora Core
> 5 Froze durring install. CentOS 4.3 finished installing, but would not
> boot. Gentoo's default kernel had frame buffer issues with my video
> card. The laptop is a dog, and I didn't have a couple of days for stuff
> to compile, so I ended up reverting to Core 4 on it.
> It seems like older systems are getting more difficult to get working
> these days. When I do have the time... Gentoo is going back on it.
> Fedora is just too slow on it.
You might try just compiling a custom vanilla kernel for it. That more
than anything would give a performance increase, then you could turn off
needless services like RAID and postfix, etc.
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