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Will XFCE Mint autamatically setup internet on this?

Postby bolle on Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:35 pm

Specifications:
Intel Pentium 3 1.2 GHz processor
20 Gig Hard Drive
512 Megs of RAM
12.1" LCD Screen
Built-in wireless card (Wi-Fi)
Internet ready
2xUSB port
AC Adaptor & Working Battery
Ethernet port, VGA port, Com port, Telephone modem, head phone, microphone jack.

Dell’s Ultra Thin, Ultra Light Notebook - Weight 1.69kg, Dimensions 29.2 x 2.66 x 24.5 cm

Will it automatically setup and internet connection with this..
Like this is my plan...
I have Linux Mint XFCE on a usb with unetbootin .. I would put the usb in.. restart got to USB in BIOS menu.. and then it would set it all up..

Like do i need to do anything in Windows XP before i do this? :?: :?: :?:
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Re: Will XFCE Mint autamatically setup internet on this?

Postby DrHu on Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:23 am

bolle wrote:Like do i need to do anything in Windows XP before i do this?

You missed the most important part of the hardware specs, the vendor's model #
--although we could look up Dell ultra-thin notebook
http://guelph.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell- ... Z145761965
That one..
http://tuxmobil.org/dell.html

You probably have enough RAM for xfce desktop
--as for the rest, well check by running the mint CD live and see what is working..

Like do i need to do anything in Windows XP before i do this
Yes., if it is dual boot situation (multiboot)
  • Clean up windows
    --right-click C: drive, clean up, then defrag
  • Using windows tools to shrink the windows partition
  • Test Linux, running from the CD (live), see what is working..
  • Install Mint, side by side with windows into the free space now available
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Re: Will XFCE Mint autamatically setup internet on this?

Postby bolle on Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:02 am

One thing, i dont have a CD drive in the laptop..

and i dont really want Windows still on my comp...

unless i should..
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Re: Will XFCE Mint autamatically setup internet on this?

Postby RichardH on Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:53 pm

I installed the Xfce RC1 on an Acer Aspire 1.
click on the Internet icon on the task bar and activate your wireless network
if using cable should be automatic else easy to activate.
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