Wireless card suggestions

Gregory Nowak greg at romuald.net.eu.org
Thu Oct 8 13:58:07 EDT 2009

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As far as I can tell, debian will still quite happily let you use the
command line, and will not force you into using x. I don't know about
slackware these days, but given its nature, I'd be surprised if
they've jumped on the x bandwagon. If this person does
have a hardware synth supported by speakup, then he should be fine
with debian, or any other distro that still doesn't force x on you,
provided he's willing to learn how to use the command line. If his
hardware synth isn't supported by speakup, and software speech is his
only option, then grml is probably his best bet for now in terms of
doing the install independently. I seem to recall that archlinux, and
gentoo let you install via software speech too, but I could be wrong
here. I'm sure if I messed up somewhere, someone will correct me. Hth


On Thu, Oct 08, 2009 at 02:36:52AM -0700, Tony Baechler wrote:
> Hi all,
> I got the below question from someone and am hoping the list can help.  Also, suggestions on what Linux distro to give him would be appreciated.  He currently knnows nothing about Linux and has migrated from DOS to XP.  He doesn't want X.  I was thinkking grml but I'm still having problems with Speakup not always working.  I don't know whhat synthesizer he has.  The problem with Ubuntu or Vinux is that they require X.  Several of his machines still run Dos or Windows 98.  I reeally don't know anything about wireless, so I would appreciate any pointers.  Thanks very much.
> I now have a Linksys WRT54 wireless router with two PCs hooked directly to
> it.  Question is:  do you have any idea if most usb wireless cards will
> work with linux/and/or windows, or is there some recommended wireless
> device such as pci card?  I have never used wireless before and have heard
> it is best to securely encrypt my wireless using encryption.  Any comments
> or suggestions appreciated.
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