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Old 08-05-2012, 11:29 AM   #1
Ed Gray
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Smile Is it the computer or possibly software?

I have ordered Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop: Applications and Administration. (book contains Ubuntu 12.04) The issue is I have been trying to get some results with Ubuntu 11.04 on two computers and one of them does it fine to the try level which is all I want to do at the moment. The one (if it gets to try) freezes almost immediately. My question is and concern, should I assume the one that has problems loading either 12, or 11, will be the same way with the so called "factory disk"? I have downloaded and burned three disks and it is the same with all. I have said and been told there is no relationship between loading Fedora 7 (which the problem one does) and Ubuntu. (this is all about OS software)
Old 08-05-2012, 11:42 AM   #2
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Whoo, time to remove dust from my crystal-ball!
Jokes aside, how can a person reading this post give an opinion with no relevant information whatsoever?
You said that Ubuntu 11.04 on one of your 2 computers "does it fine on the try level" (what it's doing fine and what the heck is a try level?), while the other freezes immediately (again, doing what?).
Without additional information on what you consider a "try level", what have you done or tried to do and the system specs for the two computers I guess nobody can answer if Ubuntu 12.04 is going to work flawlessly on your machines.
Old 08-05-2012, 12:44 PM   #3
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I believe what Mr. Gray means is that the "Try Ubuntu without installing" freezes, which is a pretty good indication of hardware problems, typically graphics on anything but brand-new computers. (He tried several discs, remember, so it's unlikely to be software.)
Ed, if you let us know something about each of the two machines, we might be of some real help. 11.04 and 12.04 are graphics-intensive, and hence not friendly to old computers which have limited graphics capacity. Let us know make, model, year, and anything to do with the processor and motherboard. Computers which use integrated graphics seldom do well with these graphics-heavy distros.
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Incidentally, F7 is extremely obsolete; try F17 (unless that's what you meant).
Did you mean that F17 installs/runs ok?


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