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    What is the best Slackware-based distro for my laptop?

    I have an HP Compaq Presario v5000; 512RAM; 1.5 Ghz Celeron M.

    I basically want the Slackware-based distro that has the best hardware support. Some distros just don't like laptops, I think. I also have an evil Broadcom card.

    Thanks!

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    Re: What is the best Slackware-based distro for my laptop?

    Why not ask this question on a slackware forum ?

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    Re: What is the best Slackware-based distro for my laptop?

    Quote Originally Posted by EmosSuck777 View Post
    I have an HP Compaq Presario v5000; 512RAM; 1.5 Ghz Celeron M.

    I basically want the Slackware-based distro that has the best hardware support. Some distros just don't like laptops, I think. I also have an evil Broadcom card.

    Thanks!
    Check out Zenwalk 5 beta. It is looking really good so far.

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    Re: What is the best Slackware-based distro for my laptop?

    ..try Zenwalk 5, itś fast (startup 20-30 sec). best with DSL, not slow, using Modem 56K, but you can't connect, if you be european, using ISDN Cards. ISDN is not implemented... (same as slack)
    package-manager is not as easy as ubuntu does. but V 5.2 will include easier netpkg . synaptic is not included.

    overseas greets....

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    Re: What is the best Slackware-based distro for my laptop?

    FYI that ZenWalk 5.2 beta and ZenLive 5.2Alpha (liveCD version)
    are available to test. So far the beta is very sweet on my laptop.
    The ZenLive 5.2 alpha supports USB install with persistence. I'll try that out hopefully tonight.

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    Re: What is the best Slackware-based distro for my laptop?

    Slackware is the best Slackware-based distro.

    That being said, I am quite happy with the way VectorLinux runs on my Compaq Presario (an older model than yours though).
    "We visited sixty-six islands and landed eighty-one times, wading, swimming (to shore). Most of the people were friendly and delightful; only two arrows shot at us, and only one went near -- So much for savages!" - J.C. Patterson

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    Re: What is the best Slackware-based distro for my laptop?

    SLAX, without a doubt.

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    Re: What is the best Slackware-based distro for my laptop?

    Hi:

    Quote Originally Posted by EmosSuck777 View Post
    I have an HP Compaq Presario v5000; 512RAM; 1.5 Ghz Celeron M.

    I basically want the Slackware-based distro that has the best hardware support. Some distros just don't like laptops, I think. I also have an evil Broadcom card.

    Thanks!
    Well I also have a Broadcom card and I am running it quite successfully with Slackware 12.1 and kernel 2.6.24.5-smp. The Broadcom card is:

    Code:
    root@skamandros/home/andrew# lspci | grep Broadcom
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
    0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11a/b/g (rev 01)
    As I am using xfce I also installed wicd for a network manager. So it can be done .

    Andrew
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    Re: What is the best Slackware-based distro for my laptop?

    Why run something "Slackware-based" when you can run the real thing?
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    Re: What is the best Slackware-based distro for my laptop?

    Quote Originally Posted by HymnToLife View Post
    Why run something "Slackware-based" when you can run the real thing?
    Same reason to why Ubuntu users use Ubuntu instead of Debian
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