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Offline march23

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which Sparky version
« on: March 23, 2017, 12:21:29 pm »
hows does a newbie now what is the best version for an old netbook..does sparki have a german keyboard as well.. ;)
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Offline paxmark1

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Re: which Sparky version
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2017, 10:40:19 pm »
lxde, xfce and lxqt all work on intel atoms with 1 GB ram.  Myself I prefer lxqt.  If you want lvm for the disks, do not use the beta calamares installer.

Should be no problem with German, it is based on Debian. 
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Offline pavroo

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Re: which Sparky version
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2017, 01:37:44 am »
You are right.
Calamares doesn't configure lvm and raid yet, and still has problem with correct configuration on encrypted disk on Debian/Sparky.
Nothing is easy as it looks.
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Offline march23

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Re: which Sparky version
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2017, 10:31:15 am »
Hi,
what about about wifi will i be directly Work.?
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Re: which Sparky version
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2017, 04:19:42 pm »
Read, install and profit.

Well, no one can predict everything, not even with a diamond crystal ball.  However, one key difference of Sparky is that it comes with the non-free firmware already on it.  Yes, very probably, unless wifi chip is really new and novel.  Still, I always have an ethernet cable handy to plug in during an install.  Please read the Sparky install instructions and the newest Debian manual for Stretch-Testing is being updated about every 3 days for the  new release.  Debian is frozen presently, and that is the most stable time for testing. 
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Offline march23

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Re: which Sparky version
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2017, 05:36:08 pm »
Many thanks  for your  reply. It is actually a old HP netbook, I think  it is  a broadcom  chip for  wifi?
Anyway, now  you got me  really  irritated, I am interested  in Sparky as a new  distribution  on my netbook why doch i have to worry about Debian...as it is frozen because  of stretch....????
Does the Debian present  situation concern  sparky?
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Offline py-thon

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Re: which Sparky version
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2017, 09:24:20 pm »
Debian...as it is frozen because  of stretch....????
Does the Debian present  situation concern  sparky?
You got mislead. Debian being frozen means that the testing branch of Debian (which Sparky is based on) currently does not receive serious upgrades or new packages as it is being prepared to become the new stable version. When the new stable version Debian 9 (codenamed Stretch) has been released in few weeks, testing (and thus Sparky) will move on and receive the usual amount of new packages and upgrades again to prepare for Debian 10 (codenamed Buster, supposed to be released in 2019).
Frozen does not mean that it will freeze your system. Quite the opposite: Installing Debian testing while it is frozen means that the risk of encountering bugs is lower than usual.
see:
https://www.debian.org/releases/
https://wiki.debian.org/DebianReleases

With respect to the other questions:
I have Sparky Mate on an old Acer netbook with Atom N270 and 1 GB RAM. It works but it is no pleasure to use as every modern browser needs more than 1 GB RAM. You need a lot of patience.
Some Broadcom-chipsets cause trouble and need special attention. You might need a cable-connection or another PC + pendrive or memory card to get the necessary packages onto you system. Just type "linux" and the Broadcom type of your netbook into a search engine and you will find out more.
Tower: Sparky 64bit MATE
Netbook: Sparky 32bit MATE

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Re: which Sparky version
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2017, 12:40:16 pm »
Hi,
I am trying live version. unique distri the first that detects my webcam.. :)
Thanks