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Old 12-29-2013, 09:48 AM   #1
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So I've installed Slackware on an old PC


It is very very old, I can't check it right now because the installation proccess is still going on. From what I've recall it is an AMD Duron, Sis or Via graphic card, 384 MB. The problem is: what now? What do I do with this?
 
Old 12-29-2013, 10:03 AM   #2
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Here are some project suggestions for your old comupter: https://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/0...-old-computer/
 
Old 12-29-2013, 10:19 AM   #3
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Well, my first advice would be forget kde and gnome.

I was recently playing around with a laptop w/384M of ram and 1.2 Gh cpu and it was definitely usable so you're not wasting your time. I always use fluxbox btw.
 
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Old 12-29-2013, 10:58 AM   #4
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I've installed it with XFCE, got no luck trying to start X. This is what I've got http://pastebin.com/zWVpmEQE
And thanks for the suggestions but none of them seem to be very useful :/ I was thinking about trying something like Arch or ArchBang.
 
Old 12-29-2013, 11:02 AM   #5
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We can give more targeted/relevant advice if you identify the hardware specs of the PC for us.
 
Old 12-29-2013, 11:09 AM   #6
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Ok, give me a second
EDIT: here http://pastebin.com/K3XiVsu6

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Old 12-29-2013, 11:19 AM   #7
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Your questions are confusing:

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Originally Posted by moisespedro View Post
The problem is: what now? What do I do with this?
because we don't know what YOU need to do. I sent you a link with a few dozen project ideas, or you can do typical things that everyone does with a computer, like: surf the web, create documents, look at photos, listen to music, play games, etc.

Or am I completely misunderstanding your questions?
 
Old 12-29-2013, 11:39 AM   #8
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Device node was not created:
Code:
(EE) open /dev/dri/card0: No such file or directory
But, the video is detected:
Code:
[    65.151] (--) PCI:*(0:1:0:0) 1039:6325:1039:6325 rev 0, Mem @ 0xc0000000/134217728, 0xcfee0000/131072, I/O @ 0x0000bc00/128
What is this card? In case, not this:
Code:
$ grep 6325 /usr/share/pci.ids 
	6325  65x/M650/740 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter
		1039 6325  SiS 651 onboard [Asus P4SC-EA]
?
 
Old 12-29-2013, 11:39 AM   #9
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I was just seeing if I could revive this ancient machine. The plan was to use it just to surf the web but I think it will be a horrible experience. To be honest, it is just curiosity, I don't think this machine can be used for something really useful (because I have other computers).
 
Old 12-29-2013, 11:43 AM   #10
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I was just seeing if I could revive this ancient machine. The plan was to use it just to surf the web but I think it will be a horrible experience. To be honest, it is just curiosity, I don't think this machine can be used for something really useful (because I have other computers).
If you've done a full install of Slackware then give Fluxbox a try and see what happens. At the log-in prompt after you've logged in as yourself issue this command:

Code:
xwmconfig
At the next screen choose Fluxbox.

Then issue this command:

Code:
startx
 
Old 12-29-2013, 11:49 AM   #11
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inxi :: a full featured system information script

http://code.google.com/p/inxi/wiki/Installation

Code:
$ inxi -Fxz
Machine:   System: Acer (portable) product: AOA150 version: 1
           Mobo: Acer model: N/A Bios: Acer version: v0.3305 date: 05/09/2008
CPU:       Single core Intel Atom CPU N270 (-HT-) cache: 512 KB flags: (pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 3191.98 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1600.00 MHz 2: 800.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 
           X.Org: 1.7.6 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x600@60.0hz 
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GME GEM 20091221 2009Q4 x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 7.7.1 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card: Intel N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: HDA Intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.24
Network:   Card-1: Atheros AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath5k bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller 
           driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 3000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (8.8% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD1600BEVT size: 160.0GB 
Partition: ID: / size: 7.1G used: 2.9G (43%) fs: ext4 ID: /home size: 25G used: 11G (45%) fs: ext4 
           ID: swap-1 size: 2.11GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap 
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 58.0C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
Info:      Processes: 136 Uptime: 1:02 Memory: 375.6/989.7MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: N/A Client: Shell (bash 4.1.5) inxi: 1.9.16
Might help cover

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Old 12-29-2013, 11:56 AM   #12
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I can't start X and I am sort of a Linux noob still so I have no idea what to do.
 
Old 12-29-2013, 11:59 AM   #13
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I can't start X and I am sort of a Linux noob still so I have no idea what to do.
After you logged in as a regular user did you try to switch over to Fluxbox using the commands I gave you? Did you do a full install of Slackware 14.1?
 
Old 12-29-2013, 12:28 PM   #14
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To use graphics acceleration, regular user need to be a member of 'video' group. To check it just run:
Code:
id
If your user is not a memeber, run (as root):
Code:
usermod -a -G video username
and re-login.
 
Old 12-29-2013, 12:50 PM   #15
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It is very very old, I can't check it right now because the installation proccess is still going on. From what I've recall it is an AMD Duron, Sis or Via graphic card, 384 MB. The problem is: what now? What do I do with this?
Well, your next several months will be full of fun, trying to make the X.org working...

My bet is at an epic final, ... finally. Something like: "Finally, it WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORKS!"

In the mean time, you'll enjoy the googling in the text mode links...

PS. Hint: There is no video hardware acceleration for you, and, lot of fun, your X.org SiS video driver is technically unmaintained for years...

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