Fedora outperforms Mint. Can that be?

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Fedora outperforms Mint. Can that be?

Postby langstracht on Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:48 am

I have consecutively installed Mint and Fedora on a Toshiba Satellite C650. I tried Fedora because, with Mint, the wireless download speeds were abysmal - more often than not measure in bytes/s.

However, with Fedora installed I got upwards of 1 Mb/s.

Too bad I don't like the Fedora 'look and feel'.

In any case I would LOVE to return to Mint ... but I need it to work.

Anyone have any idea how to accomplish that?

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Re: Fedora outperforms Mint. Can that be?

Postby xenopeek on Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:36 am

"Toshiba Satellite C650" isn't a laptop model, but a laptop series. A model would have another identifier after the C650 identifier, like "Toshiba Satellite C650-15X". Though there are some specifics for this series on LinLap and that says you would have an Atheros wireless chip there is of course no guarantee that Toshiba used the same chip in all the models for this series.

You should be able to get your wireless working fine, probably, by asking for help here. You will of course need to provide some details. Like, if you boot from the Linux Mint installation DVD / USB, share the output of:
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inxi -SGx

If you have inxi on Fedora, helpful to run the same there and share that also.
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Re: Fedora outperforms Mint. Can that be?

Postby langstracht on Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:46 am

Thank you for pointing out the limits of my knowledge about my inherited Toshiba.

You are, of course, absolutely correct. In fact it is a Toshiba Satellite C650 PSC-12C. Whatever that means.

The output of inxi -SGx is:

System: Host mint Kernel 3.0.0-12-generic i686 (32 bit gcc 4.6.1) Desktop Gnome (Gtk 2.24.6) Distro Linux Mint 12 Lisa
Graphics: Card: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
X.Org 1.10.4 drivers intel unloaded: fbdev,vesa Resolution 1366x768@60.0hz
GLX Renderer Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version 2.1 Mesa 7.11 Direct Rendering Yes

That said, I uncovered the solution to my problem elsewhere so further assistance is unnecessary.

I appreciate the responses already received.
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