LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-06-2016, 04:13 PM   #16
BW-userx
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Sep 2013
Location: Somewhere in my head.
Distribution: FreeBSD/Slackware-14.2+/ArcoLinux
Posts: 9,148

Rep: Reputation: 1949Reputation: 1949Reputation: 1949Reputation: 1949Reputation: 1949Reputation: 1949Reputation: 1949Reputation: 1949Reputation: 1949Reputation: 1949Reputation: 1949

strip all of that crap out of there, or install fluxbox or i3 something like that. personally I'd dump Ubuntututu. distrowatch to see what is out there that meets you hardware
 
Old 11-08-2016, 11:38 AM   #17
ondoho
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Dec 2013
Posts: 12,519
Blog Entries: 9

Rep: Reputation: 3393Reputation: 3393Reputation: 3393Reputation: 3393Reputation: 3393Reputation: 3393Reputation: 3393Reputation: 3393Reputation: 3393Reputation: 3393Reputation: 3393
Quote:
Originally Posted by Emerson View Post
So the question is why threads like this get started all the time by new members who most of times never come back to respond?

Is this done for fun? It is guaranteed to get lots of replies, everyone has their own recommendation and vision about "light distro".
i wonder myself.

first off, i notice that identical help requests get posted across different boards, which creates a lot of pressure for the asker, if they want to reply (and keep track) of them all.

most of all, i think it's an attitude that is called "nach mir die sintflut" in german: as soon as i get what i need , i completely loose interest in anything else.

or the opposite: they give up on installing linux - why should they come back and actively admit defeat?
 
Old 11-09-2016, 12:03 PM   #18
Michael Uplawski
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2015
Location: Normandy, France
Distribution: Debian “testing” with very little “unstable”
Posts: 799
Blog Entries: 25

Rep: Reputation: 497Reputation: 497Reputation: 497Reputation: 497Reputation: 497
Quote:
Originally Posted by ondoho View Post
„Nach mir die Sintflut“ in German
Devil-may-care
 
Old 11-10-2016, 03:11 AM   #19
Shadow_7
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: debian
Posts: 3,941
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 833Reputation: 833Reputation: 833Reputation: 833Reputation: 833Reputation: 833Reputation: 833
I actually ran ubuntu on an athlon x2 in the 10.04 - 12.04 era. Once they switched to unity (12.10?) I went back to debian. Debian via a debootstrap install is kind of nice and minimal. But you definitely need more ram these days. Especially if you're using an integrated video card that shares ram. I upgraded my ram on the old X2 to 2GB and faster ram, and just the faster ram brought new life to that machine. 500MHz to 800MHz timings?, but mostly the shared ram of the video card for that boost. There's a semi-local goodwill tech store near me, so that upgrade cost like $25-ish, because I bought a 3rd just in case one doesn't work stick of ram.

My $200 hp stream 11 smokes that old box though. Although I miss my pci analog tv capture card, and delta 44 soundcard. I don't miss the noise and the heat and the replacing the PSU every 3 years. Plus opening it up every year-ish to make sure mice weren't living in such a big, mostly empty, and warm box. I still have the old X2 around for capturing old VCR tapes. Although I try not to use it, except in winter. But these days even 2GB ram isn't enough for some things. A game I've been playing since I had a 32 bit CPU and 512mb ram, now requires > 4GB ram to play with their "new" client. Which has me longing for a mint box mini pro with 8GB ram. Or basically the same specs up to 16GB ram in the fitlet-H. Fanless, low heat, and 10W-ish power draw has it's perks. Especially if you're a developer who needs more than one machine.
 
Old 11-13-2016, 11:48 PM   #20
linuxnewbie77
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2016
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Wanted to say thank you for all the replies, advice and help! I've been a bit busy and this will be one of many side projects. But I have also seen people post once to never come back or give their solution or input...it can be a bit frustrating.
I never got an email saying I received any responses, until I got one asking if I forgot about the post ( hadn't ), but it did get me to check back sooner so served its purpose.

I'll try some of these suggestions/distros, maybe by next weekend. Updates will go here.

Much appreciated.

Cheers
 
1 members found this post helpful.
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Laptop power setting issue - laptop won't sleep on critical bettery __spc__ Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 09-17-2013 01:21 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:58 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration