Posted by: Anonymous
on October 08, 2008 04:21 PM
My 12 minute sidux installation paused only to ask about my Broadcom wifi card. I had to connect to my network, via ethernet, and it continued. The end result was a working wifi card, when the installation finished. In other distro's this same card resulted in at least two weeks of searching for a working solution, if one existed. My nVidia card, thanks to smxi, has never been easier to get working, using sidux. After a kernel update, smxi -kiwdt (as root) takes care of reinstalling the driver. I also have some M-Audio and Midiman devices. Once the firmware was installed, they worked, unlike another distro that required further modifications to some configuration files. I'd have to say that getting something to work, in sidux, is really as simple as plugging it in, sometimes even easier than trying to get it to work in Windows.
I also love the dvd containing both 32 and 64 bit versions, and the artwork is fantastic. Another cool feature is that it's default is KDE, but fluxbox is also installed. My only gripe is that I prefer Gnome on an installation (you can install it afterwards), but in a live environment, I'll get by with KDE.