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- Kevin Michaluk, Founder, CrackBerry.com
03-12-2012 03:33 PM
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 !
03-12-2012 03:40 PM
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.
03-12-2012 04:04 PM - edited 03-12-2012 04:07 PM
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 ?
03-12-2012 04:58 PM
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...
03-12-2012 05:58 PM
03-12-2012 06:29 PM - edited 03-12-2012 06:31 PM
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 !!!
03-12-2012 08:56 PM
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.
03-12-2012 11:43 PM
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.