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Old 04-01-2010, 11:21 AM   #1
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Best distro for my specs?


Tried Xubuntu and Ubuntu, both ran pretty slow.

Here's what lshw gives me:


description: Computer
width: 32 bits
*-core
description: Motherboard
physical id: 0
*-memory
description: System memory
physical id: 0
size: 447MiB
*-cpu
product: AMD Sempron(tm) 3000+
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 1
bus info: cpu@0
version: 6.10.0
size: 2GHz
width: 32 bits
capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse syscall mp mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow up
*-cache:0
description: L1 cache
physical id: 0
size: 128KiB
*-cache:1
description: L2 cache
physical id: 1
size: 512KiB
*-pci
description: Host bridge
product: VT8378 [KM400/A] Chipset Host Bridge
vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
physical id: 100
bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
configuration: driver=agpgart-via latency=8
resources: irq:0 memory:e0000000-e3ffffff(prefetchable)
*-pci
description: PCI bridge
product: VT8237/VX700 PCI Bridge
vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pci bus_master cap_list
resources: memory:e8000000-e9ffffff memory:e4000000-e7ffffff(prefetchable)
*-display UNCLAIMED
description: VGA compatible controller
product: KM400/KN400/P4M800 [S3 UniChrome]
vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=32 mingnt=2
resources: memory:e4000000-e7ffffff(prefetchable) memory:e8000000-e8ffffff memory:e9000000-e900ffff(prefetchable)
*-communication:0 UNCLAIMED
description: Communication controller
product: V.92 56K WinModem
vendor: Agere Systems
physical id: a
bus info: pci@0000:00:0a.0
version: 03
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=32 maxlatency=14 mingnt=252
resources: memory:ea000000-ea0000ff ioport:a000(size=8) ioport:a400
 
Old 04-01-2010, 11:31 AM   #2
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welcome to lq Timewall

um, can you post the output of

lspci

and

cat /proc/cpuinfo
 
Old 04-01-2010, 11:35 AM   #3
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Performance is more a matter of your system's configuration than the distro you run. There are hundreds of ways you can tweak system speed. It would help to know what's slowing you down. Otherwize, I wouldn't know where to even start.

Sorry, Lou
 
Old 04-01-2010, 12:45 PM   #4
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What seems to be slowing me down is Xorg, which often runs at 100% CPU when I'm browsing the web - the computer seems to hang. Thanks for any help you guys can give - I'm very much a Linux newbie.

Here's my output:


00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8378 [KM400/A] Chipset Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237/VX700 PCI Bridge
00:0a.0 Communication controller: Agere Systems V.92 56K WinModem (rev 03)
00:0b.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306 Fire II IEEE 1394 OHCI Link Layer Controller (rev 80)
00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA VT6420 SATA RAID Controller (rev 80)
00:0f.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [KT600/K8T800/K8T890 South]
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)
00:11.6 Communication controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 80)
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 78)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. KM400/KN400/P4M800 [S3 UniChrome] (rev 01)


And:




processor : 0
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 6
model : 10
model name : AMD Sempron(tm) 3000+
stepping : 0
cpu MHz : 1999.424
cache size : 512 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse syscall mp mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow up
bogomips : 3998.84
clflush size : 32
 
Old 04-01-2010, 01:03 PM   #5
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how much ram does it have?

I think almost any distro would work good...

My 2 pc's are both amd's
amd athlonXP 2400+ and athlon64 3300+
2400 has nvidia mx4000 and 3300 has crappy sis graphics

I would go for either slack or arch with a lite desktop
like icewm, fluxbox, jwm, etc

If you wanna install slack or arch and any lite desktop and dont know how
I'll help you
 
Old 04-01-2010, 01:31 PM   #6
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I'm not exactly sure how much RAM I have:


total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 434 417 16 0 6 130
-/+ buffers/cache: 280 153
Swap: 525 151 374

I mean, how would I have 434 megs of RAM? That's an odd number.

Anyway, I am interested in a lite distro and instructions about how to install it. I don't really know much about slack, though I am interested in learning more. Really, I would like a lite one that could still run a good variety of programs. I've got the space for a full-featured distro, but my comp just can't seem to push the graphical elements.
 
Old 04-01-2010, 01:59 PM   #7
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Look at the graphics card on board or otherwise

Fred
 
Old 04-03-2010, 07:26 PM   #8
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Can anyone tell me a bit more about slack and/or installing a lite desktop? My knowledge of Linux is limited to kind of pre-packaged distros like Ubuntu.
 
Old 04-03-2010, 08:10 PM   #9
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I made a couple you can try and can point you to other livecd/usbs based on slackware

theres my slack based distros with lite desktops
http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Syste...SB-55041.shtml

http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Syste...86-54962.shtml

and zenwalk live, vector light live, SalixOS, Linvo, fluxflux, slax, absolute
slack-mini-server, ultima, and alot others

lite desktops you wanna check out are blackbox, fluxbox, icewm, scrotwm, jwm, openbox, fvwm,
and afterstep, e17, etc

I have a Template for making a Slackware'ish DVD featuring

vector light live
zenwalk live
linvo live
ultima live
moolux
slax

and you can put it all on a 4GB or bigger USB

if you want it tell me and I'll tell you how to connstruct it
 
  


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