On 17 Jan 2008, at 15:20, Cian Brennan wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 17, 2008 at 03:12:37PM +0000, Conor Wynne wrote:
>> On 17 Jan 2008, at 14:47, Stephen Brooks wrote:
>>>>> Conor Wynne wrote:
>>>>>>>> On 17 Jan 2008, at 13:31, FRLinux wrote:
>>>>>>>>> On Jan 17, 2008 1:12 PM, Conor Wynne <mariconor at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>> Hows about this one so :
>>>>>>http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=321903>>>>>>>>>> I got one, revision c1 is the one I got and it is a ralink (RT70
>>>>> memory serves)
>>>>>>>> Grand so, I'll order that one...
>>>> Thanks to all.
>>>>>>>>>> It's an rt73, I'm using it right now. I did have issue with Ubuntu
>>> 7.10 included drivers though, it would randomly drop connection.
>>> Currently using the serialmonkey drivers though requires a bit of
>>> work to get working though fine it you don't mind compiling and
>>> inserting modules. I've used the Ralink provided drivers in the
>>> past as well though requires similar compilation and insertion.
>>>>>>> Well I have ordered two of them now, so I guess I wont mind compiling
>> em. :-)
>>>> I have a ton of distros downloaded now, OpenSUSE 10, ubuntu 7.10,
>> debian 3.x, all the RHEL flavours (but wont be using them as they
>> have access to rhn for updates, I shall not be giving them access
>> either (I'm funny that way), maybe centOS though, if rhel works well.
>>>> Do you know if the source code has dkms support? This would be a fine
>> solution as each kernel update would automagically compile and link
>> em. That way I would not have to worry about such things. Not my PC
>>>> Has anyone tried PClinux? I have it installed at the moment on that
>> box, I must say, its very nice.
>> And no bothering to install all the bits that will be used for a kids
>> PC, closed drivers for 3D, mplayer with all the hooks, realplayer etc
>>> Why would a kids pc need realplayer
Whenever I build a machine, for personal use or for friends (any OS),
I always install every single app that I use myself, and realplayer is
one of them. Helixplayer is not in my experience good enough to always
work out of the box. No idea why, but that's my experience with it.
Maybe the parents will use it some day - likely - and when the go to
one of these sites, and no streaming media... they will not be
impressed by linux.
>>>> Yes I know you can do all that on any distro, but it looks perfect
>> a kids PC.
>>> Stephen Brooks <stephen.brooks at lincor.com> Digital Depot, Thomas
>>> Senior Software Engineer Dublin 8,
>>> Lincor Solutions Ltd. Ph: +353 (0)1
>>>>>>>>> Suggestion, do you guys think it would be a good idea to add things
>> like this to linux.ie?
>> As hardware is tried and tested, we could add it to a wiki as
>> "Certified by ILUG"
>>>> What do you think lads?
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