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Old 11-26-2008, 02:02 PM   #1
bratface
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PA-RISC and linux


Given that I am still very new to linux, I have an old
HP Visualize B2000 that I would like to load with linux.

It seems there are few choices that work with PA-RISC and
I was curious if anyone has had much success with these machines.

I have installed Debian on it but cannot get a desktop to run and
after more reading, I have found out that it won't.

Is there another distro that may work better?
Am I wasting my time with this machine?
Any input or advice would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 11-27-2008, 11:49 AM   #2
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try here. Looked to be very promising. Though it does use Debian. [url]http://www.parisc-linux.org/[/url[
 
Old 11-27-2008, 07:02 PM   #3
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Smile

Thank you for the link
that is what I have on it now
I'll just keep playing with it until I get more comfortable
with something that I can't just point & click.

Thanks again
Cheers
 
Old 11-27-2008, 07:34 PM   #4
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What desktop are you trying to load? What errors are you getting? Try using something like fluxbox or xfce if you aren't already.
 
Old 12-02-2008, 10:39 AM   #5
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Thanks for the tips
This machine is one of those "when I'm bored"
projects and for now it's sitting in the corner.
I will certainly try it again some day and let
you know how I make out.

Thanks again for the help
 
  


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