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Best version of puppy for an acer aspire 3000?
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pooklaroux


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Location: Columbus, Ohio

PostPosted: Sun 24 Aug 2008, 14:04    Post subject:  Best version of puppy for an acer aspire 3000?  

I'm trying t o resurrect an acer aspire 3000 -- won't boot into Win XP. I was able to get it to boot with teenpup 2008 but I can't get wirelss or sound to work. I'm burning a Dingo disk now, but I am guessing this is a known issue and i am hoping someone alreadyt posted about this, I searched the forum but ccouldn't find a solution -- help!
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Eyes-Only


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Location: La Confederation Abenaquaise

PostPosted: Sun 24 Aug 2008, 16:20    Post subject:  

I would venture a guess as to a straight Puppy Dingo 4.00 or a version 3.0.1 first and foremost would be the best bet to try Pooka as more people have had success with the wireless/sound in those being officially supported from BarryK himself---that's not to say anything at all against TeenPUP as it's a great puplet in and of itself and is supported by its maker, plus I've used it on my desktop and enjoyed it a lot. Smile

But always best to go with the official first, puplets second IMHO.

Good luck! Bonne Chance!

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peter_jammo

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Mar 2013, 13:09    Post subject:  

Hope it's OK to resurrect an elderly thread, but I have exactly the same question, and hope that some of the more recent distro's may work well.

The laptop in question is an 3003wlmi/3002lc hybrid running a 1800mhz processor, 512 ram (though 128 of that is currently shared with the graphics), 40gig HDD and a choice of broadcom internal wireless card or pci Linksys (the internal one won't talk to my wireless router so I'm using the pci slot one).

It's running XP SP3 quite well, but it takes up a huge % of the hdd space. I have a spare HDD, and ultimately plan to put a dedicated light linux OS on that, but want to play around with a live cd again for a bit first.

I'm not Linux savvy, having only played with Puppy a few years ago on an ancient P11 Tecra before burning it out with acpi issues not starting the fan, so any distro known to work out of the box would be great.
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ally


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PostPosted: Fri 01 Mar 2013, 14:57    Post subject:  

hey peter

not confirm as I don't have your machine but slacko 5.3.3 has run on every machine I own including an older p3 650mhz ibm laptop as well as eeepc, dual amd desktop and my all day lenovo t61

good luck

Smile

ps - make sure you get an iso burner for cd burning
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peter_jammo

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Mar 2013, 19:58    Post subject:  

Looking good so far. Had to adjust channels on my router to get wireless up but otherwise looking excellent.
Thanks
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ally


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PostPosted: Fri 01 Mar 2013, 20:07    Post subject:  

hey peter

what build did you go for?

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peter_jammo

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2013, 04:22    Post subject:  

I took your recommendation. Left it running overnight, still going fine. Smooth, quick. I'll enjoy reacquainting myself with puppy. Only issue so far is that Colin the dog jumps out of his skin when I boot.
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Pelo


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PostPosted: Tue 05 Mar 2013, 14:50    Post subject: I have an Acer Aspire 3000 : all Puppies do it well
Subject description: wireless B43 driver
 

All puppies seems to run on my Acer.
This poor Acer is old, but it runs at the least all puppies 4xx 3xx etc...
And Lucids..
The best one ? It depends on your needs.
Legacy os mini for KDE
Dpup 485
LHP503
Lucid 5xx
Try them.

Wireless driver should be B43.
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