LinuxQuestions.org
View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 09-23-2003, 08:53 PM   #1
Eradicator
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 44

Rep: Reputation: 15
PII 300, which distro, which release?


I have a PII 300 with 192MB of RAM and so far I have tried the latest Mandrake, Redhat, Lycoris and JAMD but they all seem way too slow on my PC.

I have been using KDE with most of the options turned down but it takes way too long to boot up, run applications...etc

Perhaps an older version of one of these? Where could I get this?

Thanks
 
Old 09-23-2003, 08:58 PM   #2
acemics
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Connecticut
Distribution: Personal - Red Hat 9 on IBM X22 Laptop running fluxbox WM
Posts: 24

Rep: Reputation: 15
instead of using KDE or Gnome maybe you should try a different, less process intensive Window Manager such as fluxbox :
http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/

I have a RH8 system with 386mb running fluxbox which operates as one of my Samba servers. I have no issues with this system being slow, but I guess it depends on what you are looking to do with your system.

Vince
 
Old 09-23-2003, 08:59 PM   #3
acemics
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Connecticut
Distribution: Personal - Red Hat 9 on IBM X22 Laptop running fluxbox WM
Posts: 24

Rep: Reputation: 15
sorry...forogt to mention it was a Pentium Pro 200 system as well.

Vince
 
Old 09-23-2003, 09:00 PM   #4
Eradicator
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 44

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I am just looking to learn. I have 2 other Windows XP boxes and know they very well. I want to fool around with some hardware, surf the web, word processing....everything but games....probably try to use it as a file server for the other 2 pc's

Where can I get an older distro?

Do you think JAMD with a different interface would work?
 
Old 09-23-2003, 09:11 PM   #5
acemics
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Connecticut
Distribution: Personal - Red Hat 9 on IBM X22 Laptop running fluxbox WM
Posts: 24

Rep: Reputation: 15
I don't know much about JMAD and I don't know how much an older disto would help you. If possible maybe you could try adding a bit of ram.

Vince
 
Old 09-23-2003, 09:28 PM   #6
darthtux
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: 35.7480 N, 95.3690 W
Distribution: Debian, Gentoo, Red Hat, Solaris
Posts: 2,070

Rep: Reputation: 45
Quote:
Originally posted by Eradicator

Where can I get an older distro?
http://www.linuxiso.org
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SUSE Release 10 RC1 Release Candidate 1 available 1kyle Suse/Novell 8 09-11-2005 07:26 PM
Is software "locked" in a stable distro release? ColKurtz Linux - Newbie 2 02-14-2005 11:54 PM
PII 300 Laptop hsr Linux - Newbie 2 07-17-2004 02:01 PM
Which distro for an old pII TheApostate Linux - Newbie 8 05-25-2004 03:56 PM
Pii through a very old TV esteeven Linux - General 1 04-30-2004 06:00 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:18 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration