Has mini less hardware support than standard?

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Onsemeliot
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Beigetreten: 09/09/2011

Yesterday I tried to run the Trisquel 6 mimi live cd on my notebook. Unfortunately because of not recognized hardware the desktop environment didn't even start. (Trisquel 5.5 standard did run smoothly on this notebook.)

Later on I tried the mini distro on an other notebook im my office. Even if the hardware of this notebook was much newer, I could start into the desktop there. Unfortunately the screen resolution wasn't recognized. I couldn't even adjust it in the Monitor settings. For a 1330x800 resolution screen I could choose only between 800x600 or 1024x768 pixel. So, as a graphic designer, I was to much of a pain for me to carry on with it.

Should I expect the standard edition being better suited for various hardware support than the mini distro?

Chris

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Beigetreten: 04/23/2011

No. I wouldn't think so anyway. I haven't really touched the mini edition although I'm pretty confident the core pieces are the same between releases. At least anything to do with what hardware is supported. The pieces that are left out or replaced with other more efficient components tend to relate to the desktop environment.

lembas
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Beigetreten: 05/13/2010

A custom xorg.conf might solve that but that's per hardware, so not possible on a live cd. But a live USB would work. Even there it takes some manual fiddling to get the persistence working...

Or a newer Linux-libre kernel.

Magic Banana

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Beigetreten: 07/24/2010
t3g
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Beigetreten: 05/15/2011

Is the 3.5 kernel not sufficient for the hardware you need? There is the lts-quantal kernel (3.5) in addition to the standard 3.2