WPA enabled wireless in DSL.

Joshua Lutes huzzak at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 10:36:46 MST 2008

Hey guys, thanks for the suggestions.  I ran a live CD of Puppy Linux and
got the wireless working super easy peasy.  I am going to install it tonight
and hopefully not have too much trouble getting the rest of the
functionality back into it.  The wireless problem seemed intractable though,
and moving to another distro seems like a nice way to sidestep that.  I
actually did try Xubuntu but it was too big and slow at startup.  Puppy
Linux is twice the size of DSL, but that is still less than a hundred
megabytes and seems to load pretty quickly.  In conclusion, thanks a ton,
hopefully I won't have any more insurmountable issues.


On Feb 12, 2008 9:22 PM, Charles Curley <charlescurley at charlescurley.com>

> On Tue, Feb 12, 2008 at 08:54:37PM -0700, Shane Hathaway wrote:
> > Joshua Lutes wrote:
> >> Okay, so this is a plea for help.
> >
> > I have a lot more confidence in Ubuntu's hardware support.  Therefore, I
> > would like to suggest you try booting the latest Xubuntu on your laptop
> and
> > see if you can configure the wireless network with Ubuntu's tools. If
> > Xubuntu works, see if it will fit on the hard drive; then if Xubuntu
> won't
> > fit, at least you'll have a functional reference implementation.
> >
> > http://www.xubuntu.org/
> And if xubuntu will work, but won't fit on the hard drive, get the
> alternate installation CD, and do a minimal alternate (Debian)
> installation from that. I did that recently on my 132.774 MHz 68 MB
> firewall. I have X on it (so I can SSH in and run emacs on it), and it
> fits in just over a GB.
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