[Novalug] More ? on Ubuntu, ATI drivers and Compaq Presario
edward.james at gmail.com
Sun Jul 26 16:31:07 EDT 2009
I'm running RedHat 9 on a P-II laptop with 128MB RAM, with an old
Mozilla browser. It works, but don't consider doing much more than email,
coding, text/telnet and simple browsing. I avoid running anything
that starts using cache as much as possible, but it's a royal pain.
The good feature is, it only only uses between 18 and 22 watts, so it's
well worth the price (it was a throwaway from a neighbor).
I'm not pushing RH9 - it just happened to be something I had laying
around the house that installed okay. If I were to get a newer
distribution, I'd prolly go with Ubuntu, like everyone else.
The only real problem is that I can''t use the full screen in graphics
(Gnome, etc) mode - the driver or whatnot thinks the screen is smaller
than it really is. Booting and text-mode use the full screen, though.
On 7/26/09, Mackenzie Morgan <macoafi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have an old Dell portable running Windows 98, from maybe 2001 or so:
>> Can such a machine run Ubuntu successfully? Is it worth trying?
> If you don't mind waiting around, a Pentium II with 192MB of RAM *can* run
> Ubuntu, though it's not anywhere near fast. 2001, you're probably looking
> a Pentium III and about the same amount of RAM. Don't try to run Firefox
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