Posted on 2009-09-05 (Updated on 2019-01-24)
I recently had that feeling, the "distro-hopping" inkling that you get when you're too comfortable with familiarity and everything working. After a session in the #linuxoutlaws, I decided that I was going to install Arch Linux on my Dell Mini 9.
So, if you're in the Linux Outlaws channel, stay away from grnmtn. He's nothing but trouble. ;)
I kid, I kid. So I've been working on getting Arch running on my netbook, and I have a couple tips so far:
- Install "base-devel" too. It just makes things easier.
- Arch Wiki it is your friend. I'm still looking for the meaning of life page, but I'm pretty sure it's in there somewhere.
- Use a wired network connection, or use a wireless card with free drivers. I had a heck of a time getting my wireless going.
- #linuxoutlaws is a great help. I've heard that #archlinux is good as well, but haven't been there myself.
I'm going to try getting X and a window manager up and running this weekend; I'll post an update when I get a bit further. I think I'll wait before I pass judgement on Arch, until I've had some further experience with it.
<p>How is it going?</p>
<p>I'm installing it on my Dell Mini 9, and the wireless card is a Broadcom 4312 Wireless Card.</p> <p>Just a bit tricky to get going without an internet connection - needed to download the package and transfer it via a USB drive.</p>
jacob – http://blog.fragdev.com
<p>What sort of hardware are you using and what type of build in wireless does your netbook have? </p> <p>Oh yea, and I'm quite a fan of Arch.</p>
jezra – http://www.jezra.net