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Author:  Rich_Roast [ Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: eeepc thread (was Just learned about this distro)

You may, and I've made a note to get around to this.

Author:  Chichille8 [ Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:41 pm ]
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My T101, running Peppermint 2. This device could be folded, in a way to serve as a tablet. I just installed the app "Florence", what is a virtual keyboard. Whit that, the "tablet" mode is, at least, usefull! It still be heavier than an Android tablet, but a lot more powerfull!

Here the infos... Asus EeePC T101MT

noel@noel-T101MT ~ $ inxi -F

System: Host noel-T101MT Kernel 2.6.38-8-generic i686 (32 bit) Distro Peppermint
CPU: Single core Intel Atom N450 (-HT-) cache 512 KB flags (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips 3324.67
Clock Speeds: (1) 1000.00 MHz (2) 1000.00 MHz
Graphics: Card Intel N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller X.Org 1.10.1 Res: 1024x600@60.0hz
GLX Renderer Mesa DRI Intel IGD GEM 20100330 DEVELOPMENT x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version 1.4 Mesa 7.10.2 Direct Rendering Yes
Audio: Card Intel N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver HDA Intel BusID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.23
Network: Card-1 Atheros AR8132 Fast Ethernet driver atl1c v: 1.0.1.0-NAPI at port ec00 BusID: 01:00.0
Card-2 Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver ath9k BusID: 02:00.0
Disks: HDD Total Size: 176.1GB (3.3% used) 1: /dev/sda WDC_WD1600BEVT 160.0GB
2: USB /dev/sdb Card_Reader 16.0GB
Partition: ID:/ size: 18G used: 3.1G (19%) fs: ext4 ID:swap-1 size: 2.14GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
Info: Processes 113 Uptime 22 min Memory 174.2/2002.7MB Runlevel 2 Client Shell inxi 1.4.23


Take note that I have kept W7 in place, as secondary system: for some equipments in my lab, I need to keep 1 computer with W7 in good shape.

8-)

Author:  Hasimir [ Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: eeepc thread (was Just learned about this distro)

Hi!
Just wanted to drop by and say thank you for dice nice distro!
I'm looking forward to drowning you all with stupid n00b questions :lol:
PS: my ASUS eeepc1005pe, previously dying under win7 and win8, says thanks too :roll:

Quote:
hasimir@Miles ~ $ inxi -F
System: Host Miles Kernel 2.6.38-8-generic i686 (32 bit) Distro Peppermint
CPU: Single core Intel Atom N450 (-HT-) cache 512 KB flags (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips 3333.37
Clock Speeds: (1) 1000.00 MHz (2) 1667.00 MHz
Graphics: Card Intel N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller X.Org 1.10.1 Res: 1024x600@60.0hz, 1440x900@59.9hz
GLX Renderer Mesa DRI Intel IGD GEM 20100330 DEVELOPMENT x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version 1.4 Mesa 7.10.2 Direct Rendering Yes
Audio: Card Intel N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver HDA Intel BusID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.23
Network: Card-1 Atheros AR8132 Fast Ethernet driver atl1c v: 1.0.1.0-NAPI at port ec00 BusID: 01:00.0
Card-2 Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver ath9k BusID: 02:00.0
Disks: HDD Total Size: 266.1GB (53.8% used) 1: /dev/sda Hitachi_HTS54502 250.1GB
2: USB /dev/sdb USB_2.0_FD 16.0GB
Partition: ID:/ size: 3.8G used: 2.1G (57%) fs: ext4 ID:swap-1 size: 1.02GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
Info: Processes 130 Uptime 9:29 Memory 418.2/991.9MB Runlevel 2 Client Shell inxi 1.4.23


If I actually manage to understand how to use this OS I'll move it from the usb-key to the main HDD and throw away definitively that pesky Windows8 :P

Author:  Chichille8 [ Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: eeepc thread (was Just learned about this distro)

WIN definitively need a big part of the HDD. If you don't need it as second OS, you can trow it away and use some application (app!), like WINE, allowing you to run a WIN program under Linux.

This gives you the full HDD for Peppermint.

8-)

Author:  Rich_Roast [ Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: eeepc thread (was Just learned about this distro)

I have to admit that as an owner of an eeePC which came with Windows 7 installed, I agree with Chichille8 on this one. After it took something in the order of thirty minutes for this apparently pre-installed OS to install itself... that still confuses me a bit... I figured that things weren't going to start getting any better and decided there and then to hose it, even though ordinarily I'd look to keep the OS as a 'just in case' measure.

It occurs to me that a big part of the hard drive usage problem is caused by manufacturers' insistence on these 'recovery partitions'. I miss the days when you'd get given a CD. I guess times change. Here's a tip to those manufacturers, though -- not that any of them will be reading this. How about supplying an emergency usb key instead? (Yeah, I know there are ... commercial reasons why this is probably out).

Author:  Hasimir [ Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: eeepc thread (was Just learned about this distro)

I've decided I'm finally gonna get a 100% Peppermint system ... just one question: would it be best to partition my ssd as one big ext4 landfill, or for some reason it may be better to just devote 10 or 20 Gb to it and keep the rest as a Fat32 logical partition? ...or something else?

Author:  Rich_Roast [ Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:49 am ]
Post subject:  Re: eeepc thread (was Just learned about this distro)

The only reason I can think of for retaining FAT32 space would be if you need whatever's on it to be readily accessible to a Windows system.

Author:  Hasimir [ Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:10 am ]
Post subject:  Re: eeepc thread (was Just learned about this distro)

Ok, it is done!
I liberated my rig from a two years long Windows infestation!

I've got a 10gb ext4 /Root, a 90gb ext4 /Home and a 100gb NTFS "Archive" partition (it contained all the stuff I wanted to save, there was no helping it :P)

And MAN!
Installing PeppermintOS2 on a usb-key worked fine... but on a full fledged SSD it was like a breeze!
It took no time (I don't know, maybe 10-15 minutes?) and the system is even snappier that the usb-version! *_*

A

MA

ZING!

Author:  Chichille8 [ Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: eeepc thread (was Just learned about this distro)

Great, Hasimir!

Now, you get a full power EeePc everywhere with you!

8-)

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