Help on new distro choices?

Justin Findlay justin at
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.


Justin



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