[Novalug] Linux on Tablet PC's
beartooth at Beartooth.Info
Wed Apr 1 14:09:27 EDT 2009
On Wed, 1 Apr 2009, Michael Hans wrote:
> Can anyone recommend a good distribution to install on a Tablet
> PC? I know most distributions will work out of the box as most
> touch-screen interfaces so I've been told operate like a
> generic mouse, but if that distro was suited (had some extra
> integration/bells & whistles) for Tablets that would be great.
Thanks to invaluable help here, I've just finished
installing Eeebuntu Base on an EeePC 701 -- the earliest, slowest
I went with Base (the smallest version of Eeebuntu), and
skimmed through the "All" list in synaptic, looking for installed
thing. Of course I spotted some things I'd've added anyway (such
as Pan) and some I added to try, or because I use them on real
computers (like Konqueror and K3B).
At present, with a 4 GB drive and a 4 GB camera card
(which df -h doesn't seem to see), I'm showing 2.2 of 3.5 (or
65%) in use, and 1.2 GB available. I expect to improve that some
by going through the synaptic sub-categories; I won't do chat,
nor games, nor dialup, nor a variety of other things.
Once I got it started properly (taking account of
plugging and unplugging the USB CD/DVD drive, which I hadn't
expected to affect the BIOS the way it did), it installed with no
trouble, rebooted with no trouble, and boots fast -- a minute or
so -- as well as connecting wirelessly with no trouble.
This on a machine I've had no end of trouble with using
Puppeee, Fedora, Eeedora, and six or eight more.
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