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Success Story
« on: October 17, 2010, 01:47:38 pm »
Just a note from a new VL user on what I got running. I picked up an old laptop at the county gov'ment thrift store for $50 for experimentation (see sig for specs). Turned out it did not have WiFi installed so I ended up purchasing the cheapest one I could find -

I tried several distros with varying success but stumbled on VL through a post (trying to get said USB WiFi working). I installed VL 6.0 Light and it it worked very well first try. It sees the Laptop's video properly and the cheap-o WiFi even loads at boot after setting it to "automatically connect" in Wicd advanced Settings.

I have more things to play with, but once you have Internet connection all else is possible.




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Re: Success Story
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2010, 03:35:19 am »
Welcome to Vector N4vgm,

Glad it's working for you.  Is that a ham call ?

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