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Old 04-15-2013, 08:34 PM   #1
snakewoman
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Unhappy Hardware Info for Mint 13


Checked..no one has an answer posted to this..I'm trying to find out if I can put Linux Mint 13 on my PC..has XP-sp3 now..but it will be ending soon, and I really want to get away from the treadmill with MS.So here's the specsell Optiplex GX270
CPU Type & Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.26GHz, 2261 MHz
BIOS Manufacturer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Phoenix
Physical Memory Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 3710 MB, Used: 452 MB (12 %)
Display Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller
Display Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 1024 x 768 (32 bit)
Network Controller #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com EtherLink XL 10/100 PCI For Complete PC Management NIC (3C905C-TX)
Network Controller #2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Network Connection
Optical Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : D: ASUS DRW-22B2S b / 1.03 (DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, CD-RW)

PCI Device Information
------------------------
PCI Bus 0; Device 0; Function 0 . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82865G\PE\P Processor to I/O Controller - 2570
PCI Bus 0; Device 2; Function 0 . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller
PCI Bus 0; Device 29; Function 0 . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D2
PCI Bus 0; Device 29; Function 1 . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D4
PCI Bus 0; Device 29; Function 2 . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D7
PCI Bus 0; Device 29; Function 3 . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24DE
PCI Bus 0; Device 29; Function 7 . . . . . . . . : Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
PCI Bus 0; Device 30; Function 0 . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82801EB PCI Bridge - 244E
PCI Bus 0; Device 31; Function 0 . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82801EB LPC Interface Controller - 24D0
PCI Bus 0; Device 31; Function 1 . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
PCI Bus 0; Device 31; Function 2 . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
PCI Bus 0; Device 31; Function 3 . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82801EB SMBus Controller - 24D3
PCI Bus 0; Device 31; Function 5 . . . . . . . . : SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
PCI Bus 1; Device 8; Function 0 . . . . . . . . : SB Audigy
PCI Bus 1; Device 9; Function 0 . . . . . . . . : VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller
PCI Bus 1; Device 9; Function 1 . . . . . . . . : VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller
PCI Bus 1; Device 9; Function 2 . . . . . . . . : Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
PCI Bus 1; Device 10; Function 0 . . . . . . . . : 3Com EtherLink XL 10/100 PCI For Complete PC Management NIC (3C905C-TX)
PCI Bus 1; Device 12; Function 0 . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Network Connection
Hard Disk Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 0
Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : S-ATA Gen3, 6 Gbps
Disk Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
Hard Disk Model ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : ST2000DM001-9YN164
Firmware Revision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : CC4C
Hard Disk Serial Number . . . . . . . . . . . . : W1E0JD4K
Total Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 1907726 MAlso 2 USB Exterior HDD's
1tb Fantom[Western Digi]USB 2.0
2tb Seagate Expansion Drive
Both are connected to a 2 slot PCI USB 2.0 card now
Have checked at several sites, getting dif answers.
Also getting rec'd to defunct distros like Mint Lydia..won't putting an obsolete distro in be a bad idea?
Thanks in advance for any help.
 
Old 04-15-2013, 10:00 PM   #2
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Well, I'm running Debian Squeeze on a P4 with 4GB RAM and it runs just fine. I would expect Mint to do the same.

I do use a lightweight desktop environment, not because Gnome or KDE has given me any issues, but simply because I likes me my Fluxbox.
 
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:24 PM   #3
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Quote:
Display Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller
Code:
 inxi -G
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 4 Series Integrated Graphics Controller 
           X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@60.0hz 
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel GM45 Express GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.0.3
check, roger dodger

Quote:
Physical Memory Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 3710 MB, Used: 452 MB (12 %)
Code:
$ free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       3981092    1207924    2773168          0      81872     519224
-/+ buffers/cache:     606828    3374264
Swap:      4094972          0    4094972
check, same.

Code:
 $ inxi -F
System:    Host: biker Kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: MATE 1.4.2  Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
Mint 13 looks Ok for you looking at my specs.

Code:
$ inxi -n
Network:   Card-1: Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k 
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filtered>
           Card-2: Marvell 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller driver: sky2 
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filtered>
 
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:57 AM   #4
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Thank You. Am dl-ing the books.
 
Old 04-16-2013, 06:48 AM   #5
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Rather than asking if it would work, might it be easier to download and make a live CD which you can boot up and check out without harming your existing XP system? If you like it, you can then install it directly from the live CD. The link below is for Mint 14.

http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

Just my

Play Bonny!
 
Old 04-16-2013, 08:20 AM   #6
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Wink Mint 14

Was told at the Mint site that that distro would not work on my PC..have gotten 13-Maya, and will try it.
Thank you for response..issue of PC was why I asked here.

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