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Old 10-25-2021, 04:28 PM   #1
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Smile Help me find a Linux Compatible with my PC Please


Thank you very much for reading my message

I ask for your help to find a Linux Distro that works on my computer. The versions of Linux that I have installed so far have not behaved well on my PC (Linux Mint, Ubuntu);

I was using Linux mint 20 Cinamon for a while but the number of problems in a row motivated me to completely uninstall it from my computer (it would freeze, the desktop had problems, alerts without messages, Cinamon error fails etc.) https://linuxmint.com/ download.php

Now install Ubuntu 20 Stable but I have problems with the Software Manager, the drivers do not work well, it is very slow, error when installing programs https://ubuntu.com/

I do not know much about linux I am new to this. Suddenly the compatibility problem is because they are new OS and my equipment is a DDR3 but it is robust the specifications of my equipment are:

-8 cores of 2.5 mhz -16 ram -2 gpu

I really appreciate the help
 
Old 10-25-2021, 04:56 PM   #2
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Thank you very much for reading my message
I ask for your help to find a Linux Distro that works on my computer. The versions of Linux that I have installed so far have not behaved well on my PC (Linux Mint, Ubuntu);
I was using Linux mint 20 Cinamon for a while but the number of problems in a row motivated me to completely uninstall it from my computer (it would freeze, the desktop had problems, alerts without messages, Cinamon error fails etc.) https://linuxmint.com/ download.php

Now install Ubuntu 20 Stable but I have problems with the Software Manager, the drivers do not work well, it is very slow, error when installing programs https://ubuntu.com/

I do not know much about linux I am new to this. Suddenly the compatibility problem is because they are new OS and my equipment is a DDR3 but it is robust the specifications of my equipment are:

-8 cores of 2.5 mhz -16 ram -2 gpu
There's not much we can tell you; while you've told us you have 16GB of RAM, you don't tell us much else about your system, such as what kind of CPU, what GPU's you're using (you mention two), desktop/laptop/etc., nor tell us anything about what your problems actually ARE. Both Mint and Ubuntu are among the most stable distros out there...you again mention 'drivers do not work well', but don't tell us WHAT drivers, or what isn't working. Things like "desktop had problems", "alerts" or "error fails" don't provide anything.

We can try to help you, but we can't unless you provide actual information and details.
 
Old 10-25-2021, 05:41 PM   #3
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Thank you very much for answering.
As you mentioned, Ubuntu and mint are the most stable and I had used it before, that is why it seems strange to me that it is failing on my pc, regarding mint failures, because I uninstalled it to use ubuntu so I can not provide you with the details , but I can tell you about Ubuntu: X.org fails me and I try to use the proprietary one of nvidia but it automatically changes to x.org the failure is that another lcd monitor does not come out, the computer is a desktop, I attach the like I get the ubuntum software center and since it is slow I don't know how to place that . Excuse me for not being clear with the problems.

But I'm not trying to solve Ubuntu, I just want to know if someone knows of a district more compatible with my computer. I'm looking if xubuntun, lubuntum, linux litle or another that you recommend me

Thank you very much for the help
 
Old 10-25-2021, 05:57 PM   #4
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MX21 just come out, give it a spin.
 
Old 10-25-2021, 06:33 PM   #5
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Just reading the minimal amount of specs you provided on your system, I have to say it seems that you probably have a nice computer. That is, based on some of the things that I have used or am using. You should be able to install quite a few distributions on that system barring the failure of any hardware within that system. Sometimes components within the computer need to be re-seated, cleaned, or the connections need to be checked. A lot more could go wrong too but those are simple thing that sometimes just does the trick. The absence of a detailed description of your system and the installed components coupled with the missing details of what are the exact problems you are experiencing is going to make it impossible to get to the root of your issue(s).
 
Old 10-25-2021, 06:48 PM   #6
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MX21 just come out, give it a spin.
Thank you very much, I'll try it
 
Old 10-25-2021, 06:53 PM   #7
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Thank you very much for answering.
As you mentioned, Ubuntu and mint are the most stable and I had used it before, that is why it seems strange to me that it is failing on my pc, regarding mint failures, because I uninstalled it to use ubuntu so I can not provide you with the details , but I can tell you about Ubuntu: X.org fails me and I try to use the proprietary one of nvidia but it automatically changes to x.org the failure is that another lcd monitor does not come out, the computer is a desktop, I attach the like I get the ubuntum software center and since it is slow I don't know how to place that . Excuse me for not being clear with the problems.

But I'm not trying to solve Ubuntu, I just want to know if someone knows of a district more compatible with my computer. I'm looking if xubuntun, lubuntum, linux litle or another that you recommend me
And again: you *STILL* don't tell us anything about your hardware, despite being asked. You say nVidia...don't tell us what model card, and mention an LCD monitor...nothing about size/resolution/etc. The only things we know:
  • You have a desktop computer with an LCD monitor
  • You have an nVidia card of some type
That's it...AGAIN, we need to the specs of your computer. You say it's an X problem with the nVidia drivers (not uncommon), but again, don't say why you're using the proprietary drivers versus the ones that come with Ubuntu.

We aren't going to guess; answer the questions asked clearly, and we can try to help. Another distro isn't going to magically fix your problem, if you have a hardware issue with the model/type of nVidia card.
 
Old 10-25-2021, 07:31 PM   #8
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2 gpu
This suggests a laptop with both Intel and NVidia GPUs, which equates to special configuration needs, and the keyword Optimus. Optimus laptops require a special driver configuration. Is this what you have? What brand and model computer do you have?
 
Old 10-25-2021, 08:54 PM   #9
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hello again, this my graphics card is nvidia Geforce Gt 710, still it does not matter I fixed it

I have managed to fix it, enter the safe mode of linux and from software and update activate your driver


But I repeat what I was looking for is a more stable alternative Linux to Ubuntu, suddenly we did not understand each other well

forgive me, it's my fault, my english is not good, thank you very much
 
Old 10-26-2021, 12:33 AM   #10
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But I repeat what I was looking for is a more stable alternative Linux to Ubuntu
Ubuntu isn't the same as Ubuntu LTS. If you want stable Ubuntu, you want Ubuntu LTS, or any other distro that's been around at least a decade and has a normal release lifetime longer than 9-12 months. Ubuntu LTS last is 20.04; next LTS is due to be released in April as 22.04.

Other long-established distros I consider "stable" include Debian, Mageia and openSUSE Leap.
 
Old 11-04-2021, 12:31 PM   #11
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While I realize that his problem was something to do with a video driver issue, in discussing other possible distros to try, I am a bit surprised that the other two versions of Mint - Mate and Xfce - were not mentioned as alternatives for Cinnamon, in the event that the less stable Cinnamon could be causing the problems.
I have a year 1/2 or so old HP Desktop M01-F1xxx that just refused to work with Mint 20x Cinnamon, but has been totally stable with Mate.
I think if I read it correctly, the problem I had with Cinnamon was caused by settings in the new version of VMware that came with Mint 20x.
The fix described for this was convoluted and confusing and after several attempts at fixing it I went to Mate, and have never had any issues since
 
  


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