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I just replaced Win98 with Fedora Core 4 on a friends' computer: AMD
550, 128MB RAM. Now, he can work for a limited amount of time (between
20-150 minutes), then the computer gets stuck. Not even the mouse
works. He can, however, switch to a console with CTR-ALT-F1.
When restarted, there is no graphical mode, only console. If he lets
the computer sit for a few hours, he can boot up a graphical screen,
but after some time the problem reoccurs. Nothing in the computer
(open case) seems unusually hot, which was my first thought.
Yes i do agree with you "halvy".....
But i suggest "dotancohen" that rather looking for a replacement or upgradation for ur h/w you may try any older version of fedora core.
can get from this link http://linuxiso.org/distro.php?distro=64
Best of luck
Distribution: Debian amd64 with 32bit libs and Debian 32 bit laptop
I ran a computer with 64 mb of ram with X without any problem BUT are there other areas other problems that seem unrelated, had processor go on one old computer - it only gave an area message when shut down wright before it told you to power of but it was more unstable then M$
Hell all I could'nt help but read this a mention that I "WAS" using a old old old compaq with a P II and a 128M of ram Oh and it had a 6G HD I ran FC3 on it (Y I have no idea) it was as slow as a old lady crossing the street but it worked fine I had my GUI (KDE) sound and video.
Anyways my point is that when I tried FC4 my PC didn't even work I could'nt even get it through the boot process. It mite be a good idea to try FC.3 Im using i now on a old Dell Dimension XPS T600 PIII 384M of ram and 2 HD (a 12G and a 75G) and it's fast, well faster than that old dinosaur. It runs faster than XP did on here
Distribution: Anything NOT SystemD (ie. M$) related.
dot, i concure with the others.. try fed 3 first.
if that works, then you know it was the requirments of 4 that were tooo hi.
then, to have an even better system, build a debian one from scratch.
all the effort you put into your system will be well rewarded with a very stable and complete system that will be contoured to your hardware better than fed. plus more software to choose from (ie from the sciences, multimedia, etc).
I also thought that it was a hardware problem, however the machine ran win98 fine. I checked for error messages in the X log, but there were no EE entries. However, I did notice that there is no swap space. cat /proc/swap is blank. I DID specify a swap partition, but there is no swap! Could this be a cause?