I know: Zzzz. I took something admirable and made it into something terrifically boring. I apologize. It’s like dumping tomato ketchup on a lobster dinner.
I am enjoying ConnochaetOS for being one of the few distros I can find that can pull off the trifecta on the Mebius: native framebuffer resolution with the tridentfb module, a proper Xorg of any version using any driver, and the ability to connect to my network with zero configuration.
The fact that it can also run the ISA sound card if I give it the module makes it a head-and-shoulders winner over a lot of the distros I have force-fed this machine.
I don’t have much to share this time though, and even if I did it would only be the same PKGBUILD that appears in the Arch Linux repos, with only the ‘i586’ identifier added to the architecture field.
But we discussed that last month. Suffice to say that a few additional keystrokes don’t delay me that much.
And the results are quite satisfying. It may be that ConnochaetOS is aimed at a slightly different market than the machines I target, but that doesn’t make it any less impressive to me.
If you have an i586 that needs an exceptionally light distro, and you’re familiar with Arch Linux’s setup and arrangement, you’ll appreciate it. Give it a spin. 😉