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iravelo
Posts: 61
Registered: ‎06-28-2011
My Device: 9700+PB
My Carrier: sfr

what is the appropriate linux distro for me to use ?

Hi all,

If ever I will be forced to use linux to be able to smoothly develop Qt apps for the PB and using the BBNDK ,

which distro would you suggest me ?

my needs are :

- lightning fast to boot (1minute or less) from USB key

- handles out of the box all of my netbook's components (HP 311c netbook with atom, 1G ram only, nvidia ion LE, etc...)

- can run the latest QT SDK and BBNDK CLI and momentics IDE (I suspect could be helpfull in rare occasions) with zero or minimal effort

 

So, dear linux gurus and hobbyist out there, please suggest me you best solutions. 

 

Tks in advance ! 

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bigb2009
Posts: 34
Registered: ‎11-25-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: what is the appropriate linux distro for me to use ?

Lighting fast to boot on an Atom netbook is probably asking a bit much, but I do have Ubuntu running flawlessly on my netbook.   Should'nt have any problems handling the hardware.  I also run Ubuntu on my primary laptop(i7 Samsung), with no issues whatsoever.  I run windows in a virtual machine if I need it. 

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iravelo
Posts: 61
Registered: ‎06-28-2011
My Device: 9700+PB
My Carrier: sfr

Re: what is the appropriate linux distro for me to use ?

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thanks for this fast answer, I know older netbooks can be slow, but I 've never seen any full fledge linux boot as fast as my tuned windows on my netbooks and laptops.

Any other suggestion anyone for a more lightweight distro than ubuntu ?

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bigb2009
Posts: 34
Registered: ‎11-25-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: what is the appropriate linux distro for me to use ?

Hmm, as far as my laptop, Linux boot MUCH faster than my Windows 7 install.  I'm typically to desktop in about 15 seconds.   I do have a dual-boot, but can't say that I have gone into the actual window install in probably 6-7 months...

 

 

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iravelo
Posts: 61
Registered: ‎06-28-2011
My Device: 9700+PB
My Carrier: sfr

Re: what is the appropriate linux distro for me to use ?

Ok, as seen on qt website, no other distro than ubuntu is recommended, so i ve begun to install xubuntu from here http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/windows-installer
The first attemp with ubuntu desktop failed with a mysteriuous permission error, so i run the install once again with xubuntu option, which ended ok.
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iravelo
Posts: 61
Registered: ‎06-28-2011
My Device: 9700+PB
My Carrier: sfr

Re: what is the appropriate linux distro for me to use ?

[ Edited ]

:Clap:

here i am again,

and this time i post from firefox in my freshly installed xubuntu Oneiric Ocelot ,

as expected, my wan card is not supported out of the box, so i had to use a wired ethernet connexion for now.

Can anyone help me setup the OS simply  to be able to use my wireless card ?

 

nOw i can begin to download and install Qt SDK, wish me luck my friends !!!

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BGmot
Posts: 1,068
Registered: ‎11-24-2011
My Device: PlayBook
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Re: what is the appropriate linux distro for me to use ?

I wish you had better hardware...

... and luck of course.

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iravelo
Posts: 61
Registered: ‎06-28-2011
My Device: 9700+PB
My Carrier: sfr

Re: what is the appropriate linux distro for me to use ?

Qt sdk install now finished.

It said c++ compiler is missing, what a bad surprise that brilliant ubuntu did not come with some adequate compiler for Qt !!!

Some help needed to fix that compiler issue please. Tks.

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BGmot
Posts: 1,068
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Re: what is the appropriate linux distro for me to use ?

try

sudo apt-get install gcc

 

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bigb2009
Posts: 34
Registered: ‎11-25-2009
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Re: what is the appropriate linux distro for me to use ?

Ubuntuforums will be a good resource for you...  and no, it wouldn't normally include a compiler, as Ubuntu's main goal is not to be a device platform but a desktop replacement for the average person.  Of course it also makes it very easy to become develop and compile just about anything.  

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