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Old 08-18-2004, 03:14 AM   #1
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Talking Newbies with old PCs unite and share your experiences


I have been working with Linux for two weeks now on the following system:
P I 233 MMX
64MB RAM
40 GB HD (I installed that one after I updated my BIOS, another tale...)

I am constantly trying to figure out what application is best fit for my old box in terms of memory usage and I thought if anyone else is out there with a similar setup we can share experiences.
My distro is Knoppix.

Window Manager: IceWm (no icons, no nothing)
Browser: Opera. Mozilla, Konqueror etc are just too slow and big, Dillo doesn't have enough features.
File Manager: Xftree. Opens in two seconds.
Audio Player: Xmms
Video Player: I wish...

My biggest problems so far have been:
- Remembering that Debian is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable
- Getting my CD player to play audio CDs (it plays it, but i can't hear anything so I have to rip it all)
- Accepting that the wheel on my mouse is just something to play with, not an input device.
 
Old 08-18-2004, 03:26 AM   #2
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Re: Newbies with old PCs unite and share your experiences

Quote:
Originally posted by stranger777
- Getting my CD player to play audio CDs (it plays it, but i can't hear anything so I have to
rip it all)
Using what app? Xmms supports digital audio transfer
via a plugin that's commonly bundled with it... other apps
may not, but that can be fixed with a analog cable to connect
the CD-ROM to the sound-card ;)

Quote:
- Accepting that the wheel on my mouse is just something to play with, not an input device.
Tried the Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" thing in the
mouse section of XF86Config? What happens?


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 08-18-2004, 03:40 AM   #3
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Cable is connected, XMMS updated-> no sound still.
Added the lines to the file -> no movement...
The problem is that I can't check the mouse on another PC, it came with mine when I bought it for a ridiculously low price... Maybe the wheel just doesn't work. The CD player thing I do not understand. I have tried several players, all supposed to support audio transfer. Hey, like that I get a nice collction of music on my huge hard drive...
 
  


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