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Old 10-11-11, 01:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: What would be a good flavor for an older laptop?

That thing is anything but "old". At 2GB of RAM, you can run anything you want. Distro-hopping in the hope that one of the distros will magically detect all your hardware is the absolute wrong way to go. The proper way is reading up on how to identify all the hardware in your machine, which driver you need for each of the components, and then how set it all up. Most hardware is autodetected nowadays, but with wifi there might be cases where you need to manually fetch firmware, or cases where there's multiple drivers at different levels of stability.
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