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Old 04-29-2014, 06:07 AM   #1
hantverkare
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Question Is there an Ubuntu version compatable with emachines E525-304932MI


I have a emachine E252-Intel.64bit Celeron T3000. We replaced the original Windows with Ubuntu 12.04 but found it to be incompatable. Replaced it with Fedora. I am still hoping to find a newer version of Ubuntu to replace Fedora. Info I can find on this is unclear. Does anyone know of a newer version of Ubuntu that has worked on this laptop?
 
Old 04-29-2014, 06:53 AM   #2
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That's interesting, I have no answer but why was it not compatible? Just curious.
 
Old 04-29-2014, 07:26 AM   #3
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Please post the specs of that machine, at least CPU, RAM and videochip.
 
Old 04-29-2014, 08:32 AM   #4
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Packaged Quantity
1
System Type
Notebook
Operating System
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
Manufacturer
Acer

Processor / Chipset

Number of Cores
Dual-Core
Cache
1 MB
64-bit Computing
Yes
Chipset
Mobile Intel GL40 Express

Memory

RAM
4 GB ( 2 x 2 GB )
Max RAM Supported
4 GB
Technology
DDR2 SDRAM
Speed
667 MHz
Form Factor
SO DIMM 200-pin
Slots Qty
2
Empty Slots
0
Storage

Hard Drive
320 GB HDD
Interface
Serial ATA-150
Optical Drive
DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - fixed
Optical Drive (2nd)
none
Type
portable

Display

Resolution
1366 x 768 ( HD )
Widescreen
Yes
Features
CrystalBrite

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor
Intel GMA 4500M
Memory Allocation Technology
Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0
Max Allocated RAM Size
1759 MB
Camera
Yes
Resolution
0.3 Megapixel
Sound
Stereo speakers , microphone
Compliant Standards
High Definition Audio

Input

Type
keyboard

Communications

Wireless
802.11b/g
Network Interface
10/100 Ethernet

Battery

Capacity
4400 mAh
Run Time
3 sec

AC Adapter

Input
AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Connections & Expansion

Interfaces
2 x USB 2.0
VGA
LAN
Headphone output
Microphone input
Memory Card Reader
5 in 1 ( SD Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card )

Software

Software Included
Microsoft Works 8.5

Dimensions & Weight

Width
14.6 in
Depth
9.7 in
Height
1.6 in
Weight
6 lbs

General

Manufacturer
Acer
As to why it was incompatable, I am not sure as it was a computer technitian - aquantance, that did the job for me.
 
Old 04-29-2014, 11:02 AM   #5
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The problem was probably the Intel GMA 4500M graphics chip. Ubuntu's installation disk only supports the latest Intel graphics. I think the approved solution is to get the alternative installation disk, which doesn't use a GUI. When you've installed, you'd need to boot into a command line, install the Intel driver, and configure the computer to use it. The easy solution is don't use Ubuntu! Was there any particular reason for wanting Ubuntu or not wanting Fedora? There may be a third way, such as Mint.
 
Old 04-29-2014, 02:22 PM   #6
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Ubuntu's installation disk only supports the latest Intel graphics.
Is this still true for 14.04 LTS?
 
Old 04-30-2014, 04:55 AM   #7
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First off my partner has always worked with Mac's, this laptop is thought to replace her aging computer. For an elderly Mac user Fedora is to difficult. Ubuntu is comparatively easy. The process you described is beyond two Newbes technical capabilities. I looked at Linux/Mint site wondering if it could compare to Ubuntu. I am still none the wiser on that matter.It is not presented in any way that made a comparison possible.
I also wonder as TobiSGD, Is this still true for 14.04 LTS?
 
Old 04-30-2014, 06:39 AM   #8
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Well. You can try 14.04, since cost nothing other than the blank DVD that you use to burn the image, or the flash drive if you are making a bootable flash drive with the ISO image.

When you said that 12.04 was not compatible with your computer you didn't say what was the error you got when you tried to boot the computer from the disk.

Perhaps it was that the graphical interface in Ubuntu made your computer to run slower? if that is the case you still can try a lighter version of Ubuntu like

Xubuntu ---------> http://xubuntu.org/
or Lubuntu ------> http://lubuntu.net/
 
Old 05-01-2014, 05:03 AM   #9
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A computer technician who introduced me to Linux did the downloading without me being present. Informed me that it was incompatible and suggested Fedora instead. So I don't know what the problem was but there seems to be meny that have had problems with this model. I'll check out the two versions you suggested.
 
Old 05-09-2014, 04:45 AM   #10
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Ubuntu 14.04 has now *successfully been downloaded to a disc and installed on our laptop emachine. * of course with time there may arise incompatibilities.
 
Old 05-09-2014, 06:14 AM   #11
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* of course with time there may arise incompatibilities.
Think positive yo!

I am glad you have something working for now.
 
  


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