Has anyone tried Linux Mint (specifically Julia) on their Starling verson 1?
I'm itching to try something new, and was wondering if anyone had tried it.
I have been considering it myself. I would love to hear about the experience if you try it.
Do you think Mint will have better wireless support because they support all kinds of proprietary stuff out of the box?
I might just give the LiveUSB a shot. I've already downloaded MInt.
To add my experience, I had a Star1 for over a year. The only distro I could run on it and get acceptable wireless performance was Ubuntu with the System 76 patches applied. Since you already own the Star1, if you have access to a USB optical drive, download and burn a disc. Then see how it runs on the Star1 before installing it.
I'd put it on a bootable USB, but I'm just thinking of switching to XFCE again on the Starling (again!).
Other than the wireless drivers, it worked well; and I think there was an issue with the newest drivers.
I feel like running something different anyway... I get in these "distro-hopping" moods every once in awhile though. Don't mind me.
Amy, I know what you mean. Sometimes a person just needs a change of scenery. I keep an old laptop around just for distro hopping. I even tried PC-BSD, now that was an interesting trip. Good luck on your quest. If you find a distro that works well with the STAR1 wireless card, let us know. Good hunting.
Yes. I actually found the wireless works perfectly. Wireless was flaky in Ubuntu.
So, what's important to remember is Mint is Ubuntu Mintified. I was unable to get any non Ubuntu ISO to work, something I was not very happy about.
But if you really want to go over to the Minty side go here.
Start with mint-common, then install and update.