Kanotix distro is the shizzle bam shiznit

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  1. Shaggy007

    Shaggy007 New Member

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    I'm running linux with everything working, except the wireless card (which isn't the distro's fault). Able to unplug my laptop without shutting it down!!!!!!!!! 3D support in KDE. The laptop is one of those 64bit emachine models too so it's pretty new, so most other ditros just didn't support enough hardware. If your using a laptop that's relatively new you should deffinately check it out.

    YAY!!!!!!!!! :coold:
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Yep, Knoppix has legendary hardware support. Very excellent.

    What wirless card BTW? You can probably get it running with ndiswrapper.
     
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    Yeah knoppix does have some great hardware support, but I kept having some problems with power management. This was able to handle all of those for me. So the big ups was being able to unplug and plug in the machine without having to have to reboot. And since it was based on knoppix, which in turn is based on debian makes me happy.

    The wireless card is a Broadcom 94306 mini-pci. I'm already trying to work out using it through the ndiswrapper method but I can't really find the kernel source to work it out. I know you had success with ndiswrapper from a previous thread. Hopefully this will work out for me as well as everything else has.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Yep, and mine is a broadcom chipset too. Hm, yeah, if it didn't include the kernel sources that could be a problem. It says on their website that ndiswrapper is included with the distro though :dunno:
     
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    Right now I'm having a bunch of fun streamlining the system for the stuff I want. Tons of stuff installed that I know I'm never going to use, like a satelite tv tuner software etc :rolleyes: . Once I get it rocked out to having only software installed that I want, I'll be happy. Usually when I'd do debian installs I'd just do a base install and then apt-get everything I wanted. It was great.
     
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    Learning Debian now.. and LOVING it.
     
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    You should it's a great distro, apt is great, especially when doing installs like I stated further. You get nothing you don't need.
     
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    Agreed. It's a beautiful thing!
     

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