Linux Distro Needed

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    I am looking for a Live CD/DVD Linux Distro for testing hardware. I know someone who has a Windows Vista Laptop which has a possible hardware problem. He gets frequent BSOD's but cannot determine the cause of the BSOD's.

    I gave him Puppy Linux and he says that it has been running OK for more than a day. However, he has not been doing anything significant with Puppy Linux other than having it loaded in Memory as a Live CD. It would be nice if I could give him a Linux Live CD/DVD Distro to test out his system.

    Thank you.
     
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  3. Beavenburt

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    www.distrowatch.com is probably your best bet.

    A wealth of info on just about any distro. Go explore and try what you think is the most suitable for your needs.
     
  4. jrmhng

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    Actually, most distros have install media which are LiveCDs.
     
  5. SystemJunkie

    SystemJunkie Resident Conspiracy Theorist

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    The top 100 is interesting, I only tested 10% so far. The next questions could be: What is the most comfortable, the one with the least bugs and/or the most secure?

    I found a bug in latest Kubuntu.
     
  6. jrmhng

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    Ahhh a chronic distro hopper :p
     
  7. Kerodo

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    My experience tells me they all have bugs, it's just the nature of the beast... The best and most trouble free for me has been Ubuntu by far.
     
  8. Pedro

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    More important to note is that KDE 4 is new - really new- and still in active development - read beta.
    While it is stabilizing, it isn't considered stable.
     
  9. Eice

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    That's interesting... I thought KDE 4.2.2 used by Kubuntu is stable?
     
  10. Pedro

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    It looks ok here, but you do see weird stuff happen at times.
    Nothing data destroying or crashes note.
     
  11. SystemJunkie

    SystemJunkie Resident Conspiracy Theorist

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    I made a screen of Kubuntu 9.04 jockey crash:
    http://i42.tinypic.com/s2w4u1.png

    I totally agree.

    If someone knows the dev team here the report:
    Anwendung: Jockey (), Signal SIGSEGV
    0x00007f090c34cd21 in nanosleep () from /lib/libc.so.6

    Thread 1 (Thread 0x7f090d2e06f0 (LWP 6584)):
    [KCrash Handler]
    #5 0x00007f0909752784 in QWidget::metric () from /usr/lib/libQtGui.so.4
    #6 0x00007f09098cbbca in QFont::QFont () from /usr/lib/libQtGui.so.4
    #7 0x00007f0909714474 in QWidgetPrivate::updateFont () from /usr/lib/libQtGui.so.4
    #8 0x00007f09097143ac in QWidgetPrivate::resolveFont () from /usr/lib/libQtGui.so.4
    #9 0x00007f090971f238 in QWidget::setParent () from /usr/lib/libQtGui.so.4
    #10 0x00007f090971f642 in QWidget::setParent () from /usr/lib/libQtGui.so.4
    #11 0x00007f0909724df6 in QWidgetAction::releaseWidget () from /usr/lib/libQtGui.so.4
    #12 0x00007f0909af520f in QMenu::~QMenu () from /usr/lib/libQtGui.so.4
    #13 0x00007f09046d511b in KMenu::~KMenu () from /usr/lib/libkdeui.so.5
    #14 0x00007f0904681fc3 in KSystemTrayIcon::~KSystemTrayIcon () from /usr/lib/libkdeui.so.5
    #15 0x00007f0904dd098e in sipKSystemTrayIcon::~sipKSystemTrayIcon () from /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/PyKDE4/kdeui.so
    #16 0x00007f090bbfd191 in QObjectPrivate::deleteChildren () from /usr/lib/libQtCore.so.4
    #17 0x00007f0909716c72 in QWidget::~QWidget () from /usr/lib/libQtGui.so.4
    #18 0x00007f090a64c54e in ?? () from /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/PyQt4/QtGui.so
    #19 0x00007f090a5f2d18 in ?? () from /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/PyQt4/QtGui.so
    #20 0x00007f090aa64376 in ?? () from /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/sip.so
    #21 0x0000000000469bd5 in ?? ()
    #22 0x000000000044d0f3 in ?? ()
    #23 0x0000000000469c6b in ?? ()
    #24 0x000000000044b967 in ?? ()
    #25 0x000000000044df0d in PyDict_SetItem ()
    #26 0x000000000044fc31 in _PyModule_Clear ()
    #27 0x00000000004b77d6 in PyImport_Cleanup ()
    #28 0x00000000004c44ad in Py_Finalize ()
    #29 0x00000000004c3f1a in ?? ()
    #30 0x00000000004c411d in PyErr_PrintEx ()
    #31 0x00000000004c4ec7 in PyRun_SimpleFileExFlags ()
    #32 0x00000000004189ce in Py_Main ()
    #33 0x00007f090c2c35a6 in __libc_start_main () from /lib/libc.so.6
    #34 0x0000000000417ae9 in _start ()
     
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  13. Pedro

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    Glad it was a jockey crash, and not the horse..
     
  14. SystemJunkie

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    Alright I keep that in mind for my future experiments with that distro.:D

    I too :D
     
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