I got a old unit that has Linux instaled
An old(er) PC eh? Purple,eh? Sounds like Ubuntu (like knudfl noticed).
My two cents? You try to run a new Ubuntu on a way too old/lite machine. It does'nt hang, but has lotsalotsa trouble getting it all done.
Look into a lighter distro, may I suggest:
- an Ubuntu with a smaller footprint
- a Fedora, you may have to reinstall occasionally as the versions come in...
- cute litew8 and fast
All tested on a P3/320Mb/14Gb system and ran like a train - 192Mb is big enough to make Xubuntu and Puppy very happy, and Xubuntu is a rolling release (if I'm not mistaken) that has to be installed only once, and stays fresh, as long as you keep it updated.
As you're new to Linux, a nice intro can be found here:
By the way, this IS the Linux community, we love all sorts of details
, so, more detail allows us
(the community) to help you
. What machine is it?
To find out enter this in the console:
and copy-n-paste the output or otherwise, try to read-n-figure things out like CPU, memory hard drive from the output and post these details here.
What Linux? Easy:
in the console.