Hokay, I've browsed around the forums and googled, but I haven't seen a topic for this.
I have a Asus Eeepc 701 4G netbook and I'm fed up with the original Xandros Linux (Only Firefox 3, some strange Flash 10 beta, self-breaking file system, can't install anything modern without breaking all dependencies etc).
Basically I'm looking for a visually windows-like distro with Firefox 4+ and current Flash player, VLC player and ability to access network shares. Linux Mint with LXDE seems to fill all the requirements.
Now, I've used Mint 9 LXDE through USB and there are a couple of questions. Firstly, I installed and used version 9 which is LTS version. It comes with Firefox 3 and a bit older Flash player but can I upgrade those to newer versions or do I need to install newer distribution versions?
Hardware-wise everything seems to work out-of-box, wireless with ath5k, display and sound, even the webcam can be used! However, stock clock frecuency is only 630 MHz (9 x 70) and it's really sluggish at that point. On Xandros, I've used a script which has source code here: http://code.google.com/p/eeepc-linux/
. If I get this linux-thing correctly, I just download the source and compile it and it should work? In the repo there is the Eeectl-application but I haven't been able to get it to work on the USB-LiveCD-version. I suppose if it would work it would be needed to be installed completely? Is there a need to fetch another type of kernel to this netbook?
The last thing I haven't got to work is network sharing. I have a network drive which Xandros and Windowses have been able to access, it has no passwords. However, pyNeighbourhood is not able to scan the network at all, but if I enter the IP address of the share, it acknoledges the share but I can't mount it. Is this another thing that LiveCD enviroment can't do or am I doing something wrong?
I've backed up the current OS so I think I will go on installing this on the SSD tomorrow, but if you recommend anohter version of the LXDE distribution I can change it. Hopefully by the end of this week I'm running Mint LXDE on the laptop!