would Sabayon be good for me and my laptop?

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would Sabayon be good for me and my laptop?

Postby ektelen » Thu Jan 21, 2010 14:28

Hi

I've been trying different distributions for a year now, with more or less success. Started with Ubuntu, then Knoppix HD install, OpenSuse and now back to Ubuntu. Can't say that I'm a Linux wizard, but by now I know certain basic things.

My laptop is half dead (battery operation dead, 2cms of the screen is blank), but it is perfect for my lifestyle - so people don't want to steal it.

I only want to use this for travelling and only need the following to work as good and simple as possible:
cloaked internet access
firefox, Skype, some torrent sharing software
the Gimp
a decent audio player
some decent video editor - this might be asking to much

Basically I want a distr, where I can scratch everything else, thus hopefully leaving the resources for what I do want to use.

If not Sabayon, what do you think would work best with this?

Thank you very much!
ektelen


not sure what is crucial info, so:
product: Aspire 3000
vendor: Acer, inc.
width: 32 bits
capabilities: smbios-2.31 dmi-2.31 smp-1.4 smp
configuration: boot=normal cpus=1 uuid=60B10C15-2EDC-D911-B637-00C09FB86FE4
*-core
description: Motherboard
product: Lugano M
vendor: Acer, Inc.
physical id: 0
version: Not Applicable
serial: LXA55053035300E68EEM00
*-firmware
description: BIOS
vendor: Acer
physical id: 0
version: 3A24 (06/16/05)
size: 101KiB
capacity: 448KiB
capabilities: isa pci pcmcia pnp upgrade shadowing escd cdboot acpi usb smartbattery biosbootspecification
*-cpu
description: CPU
product: Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 2800+
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 4
bus info: [email protected]
version: 15.12.2
slot: Socket A
size: 1600MHz
capacity: 1600MHz
width: 32 bits
clock: 400MHz
capabilities: boot fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt 3dnowext 3dnow up pni lahf_lm ts fid vid ttp tm stc cpufreq
*-cache:0
description: L1 cache
physical id: 8
slot: L1 CACHE
size: 128KiB
capabilities: asynchronous internal write-back
*-cache:1
description: L2 cache
physical id: 9
slot: L2 Cache
size: 256KiB
capacity: 512KiB
capabilities: synchronous internal write-through unified
*-memory:0
description: System Memory
physical id: 10
slot: System board or motherboard
*-memory:1 UNCLAIMED
physical id: 1
*-bank UNCLAIMED
description: DIMM DDR Synchronous
physical id: 0
slot: DIMM1
size: 256MiB
width: 64 bits
*-memory:2 UNCLAIMED
physical id: 2
*-bank UNCLAIMED
description: DIMM DDR Synchronous
physical id: 0
slot: DIMM2
size: 256MiB
width: 64 bits
*-memory:3 UNCLAIMED
physical id: 3
*-memory:4 UNCLAIMED
physical id: 5
*-pci:0
description: Host bridge
product: 760/M760 Host
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 100
bus info: [email protected]:00:00.0
version: 03
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: driver=agpgart-amd64 latency=64 module=amd64_agp
*-pci
description: PCI bridge
product: SG86C202
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 1
bus info: [email protected]:00:01.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master
*-display UNCLAIMED
description: VGA compatible controller
product: 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 0
bus info: [email protected]:01:00.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm agp agp-3.0 vga_controller cap_list
configuration: latency=0
*-isa
description: ISA bridge
product: SiS963 [MuTIOL Media IO]
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 2
bus info: [email protected]:00:02.0
version: 25
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: isa bus_master
configuration: latency=0
*-serial
description: SMBus
product: SiS961/2 SMBus Controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 2.1
bus info: [email protected]:00:02.1
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: driver=sis96x_smbus latency=0 module=i2c_sis96x
*-ide
description: IDE interface
product: 5513 [IDE]
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 2.5
bus info: [email protected]:00:02.5
logical name: scsi0
logical name: scsi1
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: ide bus_master emulated
configuration: driver=pata_sis latency=128 module=pata_sis
*-disk
description: ATA Disk
product: TOSHIBA MK6025GA
vendor: Toshiba
physical id: 0
bus info: [email protected]:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sda
version: KA20
serial: 755M4518S
size: 55GiB (60GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=0000a960
*-volume:0
description: EXT3 volume
vendor: Linux
physical id: 1
bus info: [email protected]:0.0.0,1
logical name: /dev/sda1
logical name: /
logical name: /dev/.static/dev
version: 1.0
serial: aef52149-8016-4682-9f4a-d21644f5afa6
size: 15GiB
capacity: 15GiB
capabilities: primary bootable journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files recover ext3 ext2 initialized
configuration: created=2009-11-04 14:51:21 filesystem=ext3 modified=2010-01-21 13:41:51 mount.fstype=ext3 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered mounted=2010-01-21 13:41:51 state=mounted
*-volume:1
description: EXT3 volume
vendor: Linux
physical id: 2
bus info: [email protected]:0.0.0,2
logical name: /dev/sda2
version: 1.0
serial: c6c5dbde-578e-4242-a4c3-811db095d2a5
size: 15GiB
capacity: 15GiB
capabilities: primary journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files recover ext3 ext2 initialized
configuration: created=2009-03-11 13:28:12 filesystem=ext3 label=2opsys modified=2009-11-05 00:39:21 mounted=2009-11-05 00:07:55 state=clean
*-volume:2
description: EXT3 volume
vendor: Linux
physical id: 3
bus info: [email protected]:0.0.0,3
logical name: /dev/sda3
logical name: /media/files
version: 1.0
serial: 88029d04-abdc-4c3c-a243-28be59c45484
size: 25GiB
capacity: 25GiB
capabilities: primary journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files recover ext3 ext2 initialized
configuration: created=2009-03-11 13:28:37 filesystem=ext3 label=files modified=2010-01-21 13:45:29 mount.fstype=ext3 mount.options=rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,data=ordered mounted=2010-01-21 13:45:29 state=mounted
*-volume:3
description: Linux swap volume
physical id: 4
bus info: [email protected]:0.0.0,4
logical name: /dev/sda4
version: 1
size: 894MiB
capacity: 894MiB
capabilities: primary nofs swap initialized
configuration: filesystem=swap pagesize=4096
*-cdrom
description: DVD writer
product: DVD-RW DVR-K15RA
vendor: PIONEER
physical id: 1
bus info: [email protected]:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/dvd
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
version: 1.04
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=open
*-communication UNCLAIMED
description: Modem
product: AC'97 Modem Controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 2.6
bus info: [email protected]:00:02.6
version: a0
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm generic cap_list
configuration: latency=173 maxlatency=11 mingnt=52
*-multimedia
description: Multimedia audio controller
product: AC'97 Sound Controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 2.7
bus info: [email protected]:00:02.7
version: a0
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=Intel ICH latency=173 maxlatency=11 mingnt=52 module=snd_intel8x0
*-usb:0
description: USB Controller
product: USB 1.1 Controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 3
bus info: [email protected]:00:03.0
version: 0f
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: ohci bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64 maxlatency=80 module=ohci_hcd
*-usb:1
description: USB Controller
product: USB 1.1 Controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 3.1
bus info: [email protected]:00:03.1
version: 0f
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: ohci bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64 maxlatency=80 module=ohci_hcd
*-usb:2
description: USB Controller
product: USB 2.0 Controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 3.2
bus info: [email protected]:00:03.2
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm ehci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=64 maxlatency=80 module=ehci_hcd
*-network:0
description: Ethernet interface
product: SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 4
bus info: [email protected]:00:04.0
logical name: eth0
version: 91
serial: 00:c0:9f:b8:6f:e4
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sis900 driverversion=v1.08.10 Apr. 2 2006 duplex=full ip=192.168.145.174 latency=173 link=yes maxlatency=11 mingnt=52 module=sis900 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
*-pcmcia
description: CardBus bridge
product: PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller
vendor: Texas Instruments
physical id: 6
bus info: [email protected]:00:06.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pcmcia bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=yenta_cardbus latency=176 maxlatency=5 mingnt=192 module=yenta_socket
*-network:1
description: Network controller
product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: b
bus info: [email protected]:00:0b.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64 module=ssb
*-pci:1
description: Host bridge
product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 101
bus info: [email protected]:00:18.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:2
description: Host bridge
product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 102
bus info: [email protected]:00:18.1
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:3
description: Host bridge
product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 103
bus info: [email protected]:00:18.2
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:4
description: Host bridge
product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 104
bus info: [email protected]:00:18.3
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: driver=k8temp module=k8temp
*-network
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 1
logical name: wlan0
serial: 00:14:a4:21:42:98
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
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Re: would Sabayon be good for me and my laptop?

Postby wolfden » Thu Jan 21, 2010 14:45

It's a live disk - download it and give it a test drive - you are the only one that is going to know if it will work for you
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Re: would Sabayon be good for me and my laptop?

Postby ektelen » Thu Jan 21, 2010 14:52

Yeah, did that with several distributions already and since my download speed is not so good, wanted to know if it could work at all.

Thank for the suggestion, will probably do that anyway.
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Re: would Sabayon be good for me and my laptop?

Postby wolfden » Thu Jan 21, 2010 17:37

it's the best way to find out
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