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16  Assistance / Pardus for beginners / Re: Benefits - 64 Bit Over 32 Bit on: March 25, 2011, 18:54:40 PM
With all due respect to The Register, the author is just plain wrong on this question.  You will notice a real performance difference with a 64-bit OS if you do some very resource intensive processing.  For example, 3D video rendering is one area where you can really see a difference.  This is why many gamers as well as many artists demand 64-bit.  I notice building pisi packages was mentioned.  Some compilations do run faster, others don't.

It really depends on what you are using your computer for.   If you mainly do casual web browsing, e-mail and the like you won't see a difference.
17  Assistance / Bugs / Problems with intermittent wireless connections [bug in kernel module] on: March 25, 2011, 17:46:42 PM
I've been using Pardus 2011 with a Belkin USB dongle on my desktop connecting to a Virgin Mobile MiFi 2200 mobile broadband hotspot/router.   The USB dongle uses the r8712u driver.  The router is actually a Novatel CDMA device.  When I first boot up connecting to this device is no problem using NetworkManager.  The issue comes when the device goes into "dormant" state when there is no traffic for some time.  This can happen while writing a long e-mail or stepping away from the computer for a few minutes.  NetworkManager thinks it's still connected but never can actually send or receive wireless traffic.  Nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing short of a reboot seems to be able to wake it up.  If I try to reconnect it gets stuck at "Configuring Network Interface" and never gets an IP address.

I've done some research and it turns out this is a bug in the r8712u module for the 2.6.37 kernel that Pardus 2011 uses.  See:  https://lists.linux-foundation.org/pipermail/bugme-new/2011-January/026559.html  Are there any plans to offer the kernel for Pardus 2011?
18  Assistance / Bugs / Bluefish locks up on: March 25, 2011, 17:41:18 PM
Bluefish is in the repo for the 32-bit version of Pardus 2011.  Once installed Bluefish appears to launch correctly but then locks up.  I can't edit anything at all.

UPDATE:  I just installed the 64-bit package on my desktop and it works just fine.  I do need the 32-bit version for my netbook.
19  Assistance / Bugs / Re: Weird problem with wireless (Broadcom 4312 chipset) in Pardus 2011 on: February 06, 2011, 01:13:51 AM
If this is really the solution, could You please give us some information where You removed the IPV6 config.

/etc/hosts  Smiley

I'll know for sure when the person who saw the problem in the first place can test it.
EDIT:  Yep, that did it.  I still think it's weird but probably something on our network (the wireless router maybe) didn't know what to do with IPv6 and choked on it.  Anyway, it's fixed.
20  Assistance / Bugs / Re: Weird problem with wireless (Broadcom 4312 chipset) in Pardus 2011 on: February 05, 2011, 23:03:11 PM
Wired networking caused no such problem.  Removing the ipv6 configuration seems to have corrected the problem.  I want to do more testing to be certain before I mark this solved.
21  Assistance / Bugs / Re: Weird problem with wireless (Broadcom 4312 chipset) in Pardus 2011 on: February 05, 2011, 20:12:14 PM
I think you guys are misunderstanding me.  My speed on the netbook is just fine.  It's everybody else on the network that suffers  Undecided  This is an absolute show-stopper for me.

The one thing I did find is that ipv6 is enabled by default.  I did away with those entries and we'll see if that makes a difference.

On all my systems, regardless of distro, DNS is set automatically by DHCP and is pointed at my router.  That always works on the netbook.  I need to leave it that way because I do use this as a portable device quite a lot.  In any case, DNS settings would effect resolution speed on my system but not impact others on the network.
22  Assistance / Bugs / Re: Long Youtube videos on: February 05, 2011, 20:09:26 PM
I use both 32-bit and 64-bit.  The problem is definitely there on 32-bit and it works fine in other distros which still use Firefox 3.6.x.  The problem is specific to Firefox 4.

FWIW, the newest 64-bit flash-square beta has been absolutely problem free for me in 64-bit environments.
23  Assistance / Bugs / Weird problem with wireless (Broadcom 4312 chipset) in Pardus 2011 [SOLVED] on: February 05, 2011, 06:06:21 AM
I installed Pardus 2011 on my HP Mini 110 netbook (see: http://en.pardus-wiki.org/HP_Compaq_Mini_110).  It was absolutely the easiest distro install I've ever seen on this netbook.  Everything was properly detected including the Broadcom 4312 wireless chipset and I didn't have to do anything special to get the installer to run.  This was a big improvement over Pardus 2009.  

I thought everything was just fine until someone else in the house reported that wireless performance was horrible and that they could barely surf the web.  I was having no problems.  I exited out of Firefox and had the machine completely idle and they reported the same problem on their machine running that other OS.  Anyway, I restarted the machine a booted into another distro (the netbook is dual-boot) and the problem went away and their performance was normal.  If I booted back into Pardus the minute I connected to the wireless network nobody else could use it due to poor performance.

I don't know if the problem is the new open source Broadcom driver, the version of network manager used in Pardus 2011, or something else in the wireless stack.  I do know that the other distro doesn't have the problem using the same hardware.

Any clues?
24  Assistance / Bugs / Re: Long Youtube videos on: February 05, 2011, 05:59:50 AM
It's not just YouTube.  I tried to watch a program on CBS.com.  Sometimes switching to full screen caused Firefox to lock up.  Other times it worked fine for 5 or 10 minutes and then locked.  In some cases everything just locked, in others the video froze but the audio kept going.  In all these cases none of the controls for the video or Firefox in general worked.  I had to CTRL-ALT-ESC to bring up the skull and crossbones to kill Firefox and start over.

Sadly CBS.com doesn't work in the other browsers installed.  I haven't tried Opera yet.

I noticed that Firefox is at 4.0 beta 9.  Are there any plans to package beta 10 anytime soon?  I can get it from upstream, of course, but that kind of defeats the idea of using a package manager and sticking with what the distro supports.
25  Assistance / Installing Pardus / Re: Installer hangs - HP Mini 110 with SSD on: October 27, 2009, 01:36:39 AM
Thanks, jnmbk!  That did it.  I was able to successfully install from CD.

One minor note which you may want to add to your wiki page:  After giving ssb.blacklist=1 as a boot option I received the error
Unknown boot option `ssb.blacklist=1' : Ignoring
It obviously did know what to do with the option and  didn't ignore it because this solved my problem.  I get the same error each time I boot up.  Not a problem, just a minor annoyance.

Again, thanks to jnmbk and also to atolboo for trying to help.

26  Assistance / Installing Pardus / Re: Installer hangs - HP Mini 110 with SSD on: October 25, 2009, 05:54:50 AM
@atolboo:  I did make that change and checked it twice.   No joy. 

@jnmbk:  I'll try that, thanks.  Sadly, I don't know even one word of Turkish so the chances of my figuring out things from your tutorial are close to nil   Sad  It's OK, I could write one in a language probably almost nobody here would understand  Grin
27  Assistance / Installing Pardus / Re: Installer hangs - HP Mini 110 with SSD on: October 22, 2009, 05:06:06 AM
unetbootin didn't work either.  I got the following error:

mount: mounting /dev.ramo0 on /newroot failed:  No such device
switch_root: bad newroot /newroot

followed by a kernel panic.

I'm beginning to think Pardus won't work on this particular machine, or at least the installer won't.
28  General / Introduce yourself / Re: Greetings from Halifax UK on: October 22, 2009, 00:47:17 AM
Welcome!  I've found the Pardus community to be very friendly and helpful.

As far as being older, I've run into a number of Linux developers who are very happy to chat about their grandkids.  I think Linux is popular enough now that you can't make a generic statement about a typical user anymore.  That's a good thing, IMHO  Grin
29  Assistance / Installing Pardus / Re: Installer hangs - HP Mini 110 with SSD on: October 22, 2009, 00:42:00 AM
No problem.  I will download the iso again tonight and try it.  This drive did work with my old netbook so I doubt that's the problem but it's certainly worth a go.  I'll let you know how it turns out.
30  Assistance / Installing Pardus / Re: Installer hangs - HP Mini 110 with SSD on: October 21, 2009, 22:32:46 PM
I am using a CD with an external Lite-On DVD drive.  It's the same disc and drive I used with my Sylvania netbook.  I have tested the CD and drive with another system and they work just fine... no problem installing Pardus.  It's something specific to this system.

I can try downloading the iso again and using unetbootin to see if that makes a difference.  It's how I installed Ubuntu 9.10 beta (which is working after doing some troubleshooting on the wireless) so I see no reason why I couldn't install Pardus that way if you think it might work.
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