Re: 11.1 and SD Card Support on eeePC
- From: Torsten Kaiser <Torsten.Kaiser@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 01 Jan 2009 18:39:13 +0100
no offense, but isn't suse a little 'heavy' for a eeepc? I've installed
Debian on my wife's and everything is fine - have it set up with 8gb sdhc
card for /home.
I feared so myself, since it didn't work for me with SuSE 7.x and Notebooks.
But to my own surprise even 11.1/KDE3 worked fine, concerning system loads
and response times. Always in mind, that this is not a dual-core machine,
but 600MHz. And 4GB internal storage, being ripped from everything being
obsolete, is few but sufficient for a productive system.
Since the real bottleneck is the lack of wired networking, I try to get the
maximum out of the wireless solution.
Approaching home by abt. 100m, I automatically export my netbook:/home to
the office network and by this way provide my empty user@office with the
notebook:/home. So in fact I always work on netbook:/home, mobile and
stationary. Mail exchange and backup are also done automatically.
Since my WLAN device only provides half the bandwidth of 100BaseT, the
bandwidth is a bottleneck by itself. Divided by two, (upstream plus
downstream). So I sometimes need to be really patient until some
application opens. Even if it is not started on the netbook. But once
loaded it works fine. This way I do all my office work and communication.
It's more intelligent than a mass storage but of course less powerful than
my biggest machine (2GHz Sempron). And most important: It can be made work
and react by itself intelligently via scripting and crontab.
But don't do that to your wife! She will go crazy when she's not used to
thinking in Unix: The network is the system.
- Q:What happens when you move a document from/to the Desktop?
A:It gets transferred across the network. Somewhere, depending on the
symbolic link structure below /home/yourhome grown on your desktop...
- Q:Where do you have to connect your USB-Stick to be sure it appears as
A:It is no real remote access. Only the data come from far away (abt. 2m).
- Q:I created a spreadsheet and stored it in a subdirectory. Arrived at some
meeting out of office it was gone. And I couldn't even re-create it,
because there was no OpenOffice. Back to office the document was back. And
OpenOffice as well. Am I getting old??
A:The subdirectory within your home is a symbolic link to a data folder on
the wired network. Outside your home directory, outside your netbook. And
for creation you used the OpenOffice-Installation of your desktop machine.
The netbook doesn't have any. Wouldn't be useable anyway on that 800x480
Even with Unix, some time the system is nothing but your own machine...
Greetings from Hamburg
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