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Author Topic: Laptop With No Operating System On.  (Read 4750 times)

tickmike

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Laptop With No Operating System On.
« on: January 07, 2014, 09:34:56 PM »

Laptop With No Operating System On.
I got one on these   http://www.ebuyer.com/468931-zoostorm-pink-laptop-7873-9043
Which is a 'Clevo' as sold by 'PC-Specialist' for 110 more  >:D
I put on PCLinuxOS 64Bit 2013.12 KDE up-graded  to kernel-3.10.25
All works well now, very fast, few problems with WiFi but that's sorted now, web cam ok.

also see
http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php?topic=13384.0
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I RECOMMEND TRYING PCLinuxOS (www.pclinuxos.com) .
I have a set of 8 fixed IP's From my Eclipse isp.
BT ADSL2 (G992.3) line>HG612 set as a Modem, Bridge, WAN not Bound to LAN1 or 2 >Smoothwall (Hardware Firewall and routing) > Ethernet LAN, DMZ,WiFI LAN and Spare LAN .
DSLstats LAN2  linked Ethernet

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Re: Laptop With No Operating System On.
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2014, 10:36:50 PM »

Excellent! :)
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Re: Laptop With No Operating System On.
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2014, 10:46:22 PM »

Thats great to know.... I've sorted my webcam now as well. I put it on a hub which is switchable between PCs and now it works on all of them - go figure.... the one on the laptop works as well in Linux so now I can plan to move to 64bit on desktop and laptop.

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Re: Laptop With No Operating System On.
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2014, 04:13:33 AM »

 :clap2:  b*cat approves.  :)
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I RECOMMEND TRYING PCLinuxOS (www.pclinuxos.com) .
I have a set of 8 fixed IP's From my Eclipse isp.
BT ADSL2 (G992.3) line>HG612 set as a Modem, Bridge, WAN not Bound to LAN1 or 2 >Smoothwall (Hardware Firewall and routing) > Ethernet LAN, DMZ,WiFI LAN and Spare LAN .
DSLstats LAN2  linked Ethernet

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Re: Laptop With No Operating System On.
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2014, 04:59:01 PM »

I am about to move my Acer laptop to Linux from W7 so will check the wi-fi card in it, however it has been pretty good on W7 so should be OK.

My main reason for ditching W7 is that being 2 years old now it seems to have slowed down and I suspect it could do with a re-install which like XP in my experience usually speeds things up. My other problem is the lack of good photo handling software, I dont mean edit I mean album management, at a sensible price. Nothing to my mind comes close to Digikam under Linux (yes I know there is a Windows version but it is huge because it is not written natively for Windows). Since my wife mainly uses the lappy I can set it up so she really does not notice the difference using KDE desktop with LibreOffice, Thunderbird and Firefox, the only thing she will have to learn is Digikam.

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Re: Laptop With No Operating System On.
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2014, 02:07:15 PM »

I have my daughters first laptop a 3 year old Acer Aspire 5738Z It's dual boot W7 (hardy used !) & PCLinuxOS KDE 64Bit and have No problems at all with it.
What Acer is yours ?.

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I RECOMMEND TRYING PCLinuxOS (www.pclinuxos.com) .
I have a set of 8 fixed IP's From my Eclipse isp.
BT ADSL2 (G992.3) line>HG612 set as a Modem, Bridge, WAN not Bound to LAN1 or 2 >Smoothwall (Hardware Firewall and routing) > Ethernet LAN, DMZ,WiFI LAN and Spare LAN .
DSLstats LAN2  linked Ethernet

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Re: Laptop With No Operating System On.
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2014, 02:41:47 PM »

It's an Acer Aspire (5742 model) with an I5 processor. Boots fine of Fedora Live 64bit and finds both land and wi-fi card OK, plus the tackpad is detected correctly so all loks good for the move over.

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Re: Laptop With No Operating System On.
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2014, 10:02:56 PM »

 :thumbs:
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I RECOMMEND TRYING PCLinuxOS (www.pclinuxos.com) .
I have a set of 8 fixed IP's From my Eclipse isp.
BT ADSL2 (G992.3) line>HG612 set as a Modem, Bridge, WAN not Bound to LAN1 or 2 >Smoothwall (Hardware Firewall and routing) > Ethernet LAN, DMZ,WiFI LAN and Spare LAN .
DSLstats LAN2  linked Ethernet

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Re: Laptop With No Operating System On.
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2014, 12:37:18 AM »

Just another update to say even with the new WiFi card in it was still dropping out more, so now I have fitted one of these Atheros AR5B195 AR9285 AR3011 WiFi WLAN Bluetooth 3.0 Combo Half Mini PCIE -W004
at 8.95 Ebay.  ;)
Both the Bluetooth and WiFi have worked well with not dropping out once.
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I RECOMMEND TRYING PCLinuxOS (www.pclinuxos.com) .
I have a set of 8 fixed IP's From my Eclipse isp.
BT ADSL2 (G992.3) line>HG612 set as a Modem, Bridge, WAN not Bound to LAN1 or 2 >Smoothwall (Hardware Firewall and routing) > Ethernet LAN, DMZ,WiFI LAN and Spare LAN .
DSLstats LAN2  linked Ethernet