[CentOS] 5.3 on an EeePC??

Beartooth Beartooth at comcast.net
Tue Apr 28 15:49:19 UTC 2009


On Tue, 28 Apr 2009 07:32:00 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:

> Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> 
>> 
>>> 	Given that limitation, speed of boot becomes a major criterion.
>>> F10 (and also, believe it or not, Pupeee) took *over* ten minutes --
>>> yes, real sixty-second minutes; it's not a typo -- just to boot. And
>>> then had to find wifi.
>>>   
>>>   
>> WHAT!!!!!!???????
>> 
>> I just booted mine for the morning, and it was on the login GUI in 50
>> SECONDS!
>> 
>> Once I entered my password it was connected to the network in under 30
>> SECONDS (and I use WPA-PSK).
>> 
>> You have install/setup problems. What services are you running? There
>> may be a number of services that are waiting on the network to come up
>> to check something and are waiting for timeouts, missing that the link
>> is down so don't bother to try (ntp does it right, for example).
> 
> Now that you mention it, it does sound like sendmail/samba, etc.,
> waiting for DNS on a disconnected network.

	Gentlemen, I thank you both -- and wish I had gotten to this 
point several weeks back. I'll go give F10 (or maybe F11) another try 
ASAP. Are you running full F10, or the install from the live CD, or what?

	Incidentally, it was only about last week that I discovered I 
could upgrade both the RAM (to the 2 GB it has now) and the SD card (from 
the 4 GB I had to the 8 GB now). That has of course made everything since 
seem better.

	And, btw, somebody on my local LUG found the drivers I needed. I 
installed them, and this morning the 701 connects just fine -- under 
CentOS 5.3.

-- 
Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.



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