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I remember why I like Mepis over Ubuntu

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I remember why I like Mepis over Ubuntu

#1 Post by realitykid » Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:29 pm

Right now there are two Linux machines in the house. A laptop and my desktop. Both are wirelessly connected to the dsl modem with a Belkin FD71101 USB Wireless adapter. Both have the same driver for the devices. The only difference is that the laptop runs Ubuntu, my desktop runs Mepis.

Guess what!!! Ubuntu likes to kick me off the wireless alot. Mepis almost never has a connection issue now that I found out that the modem's antenna was loose. I was just installing the updates on Ubuntu before it kicked me off the wireless. Went to check on my computer, it was still connected at like 86% (would get much lower all the time before the antenna was fixed).

Mepis, I must say, just works as expected!
Desktop (32bit):
SimplyMEPIS 8.5
P4 2.4GHz (or 1.2GHz running with hyper-threading) - 1gb DDR-Ram - 40GB IDE HDD x2
Crappy Old Video Card from the 90s!

Laptop (64bit):
Linux Mint 10
Intel Core i3 M 350 2.27GHz (dual core and hyper-threading) - 4GB DDR 3 RAM - 320GB HDD

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#2 Post by cookdav » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:11 am

I agree...I too have always preferred MEPIS over K*ubuntu.
There were always MEPIS advantages, every time I compared MEPIS
to whatever version of K*ubuntu that was out at the time.

[That said, whatever is causing your wifi-glitch on Ubuntu might
be findable/solvable, if you care to tackle it. One thing to
start with would be to compare exact kernel-versions between the
systems...if they match, see if the driver-files for each match
exactly (e.g. in size). And, check whether the firmware files for
the wifi are the same. Peek at each with dmesg. You might gain
some insight as to what might be causing the glitch. And gain
some deeper understanding of wifi in the process. :spinonhead: ]
Lenovo-core-i7-laptop: Mepis-12 / Win-7 / Aptosid
Lenovo-laptop(wife's): Win-7 / M11
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#3 Post by uhuru » Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:05 am

I have just installed Mepis on my Desktop AMD Sempron +2800. I have mostly used Ubuntu, Pardus and Sabily for many years.But Mepis has surprised me lot of its simplicity and it works out of the box .. waw it's great..

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#4 Post by jimwilk » Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:31 am

Uhuru,
Welcome to this superb forum. May your stay here be long and happy.

Although I am not using Mepis 8.5 (preferring to stay in familiar KDE 3.5 territory for now) I am enjoying Mepis 8.0.15 very much. On my previous distro, I had trouble with the wifi and the Atheros chip in my laptop. Solved that over there by changing to a later kernel. Here in Mepis, no such trouble.

My wife's computer was using Klikit and couldn't see the wifi router. Two days ago, I gave her a fresh installation of Mepis 8.0.15 and now, she is able to connect to the net via a Ralink USB thingy.

Again, welcome here.

Jim
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#5 Post by Roadblock » Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:22 am

My set up is what you guys need:

Mepis 8.5 32bit on first partition set, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on my second, and good old Mepis 8.0.15 64 bit on the third.

i.e. - The best of all worlds!! :biggrin:

Welcome to the best Linux help forum/community on the net uhuru. :smile:
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#6 Post by malspa » Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:45 am

jimwilk wrote:My wife's computer was using Klikit
How's Klikit coming along? I was kinda following it for awhile but never tried it.

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#7 Post by jimwilk » Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:20 pm

malspa wrote:How's Klikit coming along? I was kinda following it for awhile but never tried it.
It is, to all appearances, dead in the water. I used to do the birthday greetings on their forum but quit that task two months back. The forum is soooooooooooooo quiet there.

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