I discovered wattOS when looking at a "Gecko Edubook" netbook here: http://www.norhtec.com/products/gecko/index.html
It seems they are shipping the device with wattOS installed. I just downloaded wattOSR2.iso and have run it up in an virtual machine (under vbox). Most impressed!
But before I take the plunge and buy one of these netbook devices I'm wondering if anyone has any comment on compatibility with the hardware? Specifically:
Greetings George. The GMA500 is affectionately known as the Poulsbo chipset. There is support for that, but takes a little work, but you should get decent results. Below is the string of commands that you should copy and paste in a terminal.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gma500/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install poulsbo-driver-2d poulsbo-driver-3d poulsbo-config
It will take a little bit to download and update but when done reboot the machine and you should have a good resolution.
I have a Dell Mini10 that runs this chipset and have had luck with the above.
Let me know how that goes, then we can tackle video. You will likely need a different video player depending on what type of videos you want to watch. DVD, etc? If its just flash/youtube, etc. Then that should work already fine.
Thanks for your answer, biff!! I downloaded wattOS R3 and I tried it as live and I realised that it is a very soft and fast operating system,but now a new problem came up! The wifi doesnt work (cant find my internet connection)
P.S. I'd already tried the commands you suggested to me cause I've already tried debian and rpm distros because i've been searching for an appropriate OS to fit in my netbook.Now im typing from my mint10 on my netbook and although i have the right resolution i cant watch avi videos.i really want to collaborate on wattOS cause it's really fast and i like it. but can i actually find a solution to my wifi problem?
Also, I have Windows Tiny 7 dualboot and I can watch avi and mkv so there's no problem with the netbook's abilities,cause like i've already said i upgraded the RAM to 2 GB.
It should show this if your wireless is wlan0
Using the LiveCD: Calling cupsd brings complaint that there is no libcupsmime.so.1 when it's in /usr/lib/....
edit: occasionally this made a coherent error message, s.t. I could open a terminal and ask
dmesg | grep cups and get back:
blah blah blah apparmor profile blah blah (and 3 more lines like it.)
therefore the interim solution has been to alter the boot menu (boot from hard driver, boot liveCD normally, etc.) and modify the kernel options before -- threre (or in the installed case, edit /boot/grub/menu.lst) to accomodate an nForce2 mobo by having it contain
in the option I use. No big loss in an Athlon XP system but I'm aware I can use a router with antivirus on it, to offload that trouble from this box.
(What, no libpath in env?) and even ld.so.cache is denied likewise in the same way. NTP and print fail, the Penpartner's not reporting back, the screen blinks every 12 seconds or so, the fans still make noise when on, the Nile Delta is sinking, (The last two are not wattOS issues, but in case you get lost in the Multiverse Controlpanel room visiting the Hadron Collider Of Unusual Size, you know....)
What should media errors look like? I have fresh clean media now and finally notice for nForce2 there's the subtle line in dmesg: 'if you got timer trouble try acpi_use_timer_override' which did nothing; I should try -noapic with nforce2 boards though, right? Generally on this machine the problem's been access to the zapped onboard sound card (but how do I disable polling that? WattOS up and uses the E10K PCI card I installed but I think it's still checking to see if on board sound responds...perhaps that's the flickering I see.)
Hi, I'm not sure if I'm posting this the correct way, but I can't see where I can start a new post. Anyways my question is:
I have a Toshiba Notebook C650D - 004. I'm Currently have it running with WattOS R3 Live CD to try it out and I would really like to intall it as my OS, but I'm having a hard time finding out how to adjust the settings for the touchpad. I really want to disable the "double tap to click" setting. I can't seem to find a control panel of any sort to do this. Please excuse my ignorance - I'm quite quite new to Linux.
There are a couple of ways to tweak mousepads. including disabling all together.
wattOS does have a utility, but it is not showing up in the menu. So if you open your file manager and go to /usr/share/applications you will see an entry for "pointing devices". Double click that and you should see several settings to change the mouse properties.
Additionally if you do not like that tool, you can fire up synaptic (Go-Preferences-Synaptic package manager). Reload the package list on there, and search for "lxinput". Install that tool. It does many of the same things, but people have preferences :).
Lastly we can manually do some things if those dont fit your needs. I have to run, but will be on later.
Oh yes...at the top of every forum in the left corner (one level up from here....so "Forums-Support" you can click on the words that say "post a new topic".
I recently aquiered a motion computing LE1600 tablet PC. It came with XP tablet edition. It ran woefully slow. I did a ubuntu wubi install but it was slow too! Lxde runs fast. Lubuntu worked very well right out of the box except for sound. The stylus works great.
My problem is with the buttons. They don't work. Most of what I learned came from here, https://debian.livejournal.com/346277.html This guy says to get the buttons to work one must not install wacom-tools untill after one has installed xserver-xorg. This is of course with Debian. Does wacom come preinstalled with wattOS?