Sunday, 3 June 2007

Xubuntu: ZOMG!

After not doing anything with it for a couple of months, I've finally got my ancient Toshiba laptop running quite happily with a Linux distro.

I've played with Knoppix and Kubuntu before, but I've settled on Xubuntu now. It's the lightest of the famous *buntu family, and it's running very nicely. The only tricky thing I had to do was to edit xorg.conf and switch it to the VESA driver. Installation took a while - maybe a couple of hours all in - and I ended up with very warm knees after balancing the laptop on them for that long!

The laptop now connects to my wireless router with ease, so all that remains is to make it play nicely with the Windows PC via Samba.