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Old 09-27-2013, 12:21 PM   #1
elmo128
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Smile Hi there


Quick intro , Tony 53 Notts

Been mucking about with linux distros for a few years ,so i`m not really a newbie

i have been given an Advent 7096 (331 series !!!) laptop ,no OS and i can`t get a distro to load its (i think a graphics issue).

So i downloaded an old version of Mint 7 and it worked

Any one know of a distro that might work, basically i want to watch dvds and browse the internet on it
Cheers Tony
 
Old 09-27-2013, 12:39 PM   #2
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If you've had a bit of experience with linux and your machine is a bit old try building LFS as you can tailor it to an older machine without all the bloat that most distros throw in, or alternatively try Slackware it's a pretty mean lean distro.
 
Old 09-27-2013, 01:32 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply Keith gonna download slackware and try it.
Cheers Tony
 
Old 09-27-2013, 01:38 PM   #4
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i have been given an Advent 7096 (331 series !!!) laptop ,no OS and i can`t get a distro to load its (i think a graphics issue).
According to http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/advent/laptop/7096.htm the 7096 comes with a ATI Radeon Xpress 200 but IIGC AMD/ATI dropped support for cards below the X2100 series in Catalyst 9.4...
 
Old 09-27-2013, 02:14 PM   #5
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The open source radeon driver is pretty good
 
  


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