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Old 01-28-2005, 01:08 AM   #1
skepticalman
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Exclamation Having GUI problems with FC3


Recently I installed Fedora Core 3 on an old Compaq Presario 5000(673 Mhz, 256 MBs memory, i810e 4MB video memory, 20 GB HD) and use a Keyboard Video Monitor switch. I went through the instillation process with no problems. Then when I went into the GUI I found that when i opened a program the box would not fully come into exsistance, and I would have to use an icon and drag it around the window until all of the window appeared. Even when I pulled down a list when i pushed on say the games button I would need to move it to the left and move my mouse down until the full list was revealed. I have tried lowering resolution, and even made the colors down to 256. I have come to wits end with this problem and must request your assistance for this problem, is my old computer too old and i should replace it with a new souped up computer? Or is it my KVM switch? Or is it even possible to solve this problem with no purchase? Any help is greatly appriciated.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 03:59 AM   #2
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Re: Having GUI problems with FC3

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Originally posted by skepticalman
is my old computer too old and i should replace it with a new souped up computer?
Yes and no. Fedora Core 3 would be a bad distribution to run on your hardware. You really want to look into more light-weight distributions. Desktop environments like KDE and, usually to a lesser extent, GNOME, will run very slowly on machines like yours. A first test therefore might be to replace the window manager/desktop environment (which will take less time, but require more user attention than simply installing a new distro) with something like IceWM or WindowMaker. Although XFCE is a light-weight desktop environments, I would hesitate to recommend it for your system.

You haven't told us what CPU is in your computer? Pentium/Pentium Pro?

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Old 01-28-2005, 06:35 PM   #3
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The processor is a celeron and thank you for your help so far.
 
Old 01-30-2005, 08:00 PM   #4
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