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Old 02-06-2009, 11:13 AM   #16
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Yes, Arch is great if you're not afraid to get your hands dirty. It's much more bleeding edge than Debian Sid and much more stable, also (even if it occasionally requires you to stay awake during upgrades). Of course, to be fair, Sid may get more bleeding edge when Lenny is finally made official and all those packages flood in from Experimental... certainly it will get bloodier

I just built a new Arch system on Wednesday to test out ext4, and I'm in love with it all over again. It's a nice lean and mean install with Openbox. I just love starting with bare metal and making a fast machine go even faster.
Yeah, I agree. Now if I can just get my damn sound to work properly. Sounds really choppy. Course I am very stubborn thus the reason I have yet to post for help. Part of me is like you are almost there. Don't waste others time when you will probably get this fixed next chance you can spend a couple of hours on it.

And just to clarify what I mean about wasting others time, I feel there are people that need the help worse than I do.
 
Old 02-06-2009, 12:06 PM   #17
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Now if I can just get my damn sound to work properly. Sounds really choppy. Course I am very stubborn thus the reason I have yet to post for help.
I recommend that you search the Arch forums for related questions by others. There's not much presence of Arch users here on LQ because the Arch forums are very good and there's a high percentage of seasoned users there. Try googling something like
Code:
alsa choppy sound site:bbs.archlinux.org/
Then you can honestly say that you never asked for help
 
Old 02-06-2009, 12:11 PM   #18
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I recommend that you search the Arch forums for related questions by others. There's not much presence of Arch users here on LQ because the Arch forums are very good and there's a high percentage of seasoned users there. Try googling something like
Code:
alsa choppy sound site:bbs.archlinux.org/
Then you can honestly say that you never asked for help
Funny thing is that I just got it running by turning the line completly off and turning the pcm all the way up to 100 and turning the line down to 4. Music now plays great.
 
Old 02-06-2009, 12:17 PM   #19
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Umm, I've had 7.10, 8.04 and now 8.10 on my laptop and I've not noticed any significant speed difference between them. 8.10 certainly isn't noticeably slower. I guess all that means is that they all do everything I want as fast as I want them to, I guess if your a bit more obsessed with everything being lightweight and responsive then you might see a difference I don't.
Each to their own I suppose.
 
Old 02-06-2009, 01:27 PM   #20
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ASUS EEE Oh Yea!! I got a question for you....

I bought one of those sweet ASUS EEE Intel Atom, 1.6Ghz, 40GB SSD. How do I get a different version of Linux on it, it came with Xandros. No DVD/CD as you know..Is getting an external drive the only way?

Thanks in advance.





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AMD Athlon 64-bit 2*3 GHz (dualcore) with 4 GB RAM, Ubuntu 8.10 runs pretty smoothly. Eeepc with an Intel Atom 1,6 GHz (on battery trimmed down to less than 1 GHz I think) and 1 GB RAM runs equally smoothly. A laptop with AMD Sempron 1,8 GHz and 512 MB RAM, again running smoothly. Desktop with 1,2 GHz AMD Duron and 384 MB RAM, still no sluggishness or slowness in sight. It could be just me, but I'm pretty sure I could get even older machines and still have it run nicely..which makes me wonder why some (quite many?) people say Ubuntu's newer versions are getting slower and slower -- am I just lucky, or is there something I'm missing here?

I'd recommend just trying other distributions out if you feel it's bad, that's the quickest route nowadays. Or at least switching your default desktop environment (Gnome) to something else, that could make a huge difference. Compiling a custom kernel or stopping processes that usually run all the time could help, but in my opinion there are more effective&easy ways (like the above-mentioned desktop or even distribution switching).


I'm fairly sure a (Beyond) Linux From Scratch does
 
Old 02-06-2009, 03:54 PM   #21
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I have the same problem with Ubuntu Studio 8 on an Intel Pentium 4 processor with 1 1/2 GB RAM. I'm wondering if it's something to do with the motherboard/processor as there was no difference when I added more memory.
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:51 PM   #22
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How do I get a different version of Linux on it, it came with Xandros. No DVD/CD as you know..Is getting an external drive the only way?
USB stick?
 
Old 02-07-2009, 06:39 AM   #23
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USB Stick for Install

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USB stick?
I used a USB stick with Slackware and it works great. The whole programs is on the USB stick and I can put it in any machine to run. The difference is Slackware came with a bootable file I could click on so the USB stick will boot up. But, you are saying, download a .iso file to a USB stick and then install off of the USB like I would a CD correct? Doesn't it still need to be bootable. Or am I confused..
 
Old 02-07-2009, 07:44 AM   #24
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http://www.pendrivelinux.com/
 
Old 02-07-2009, 08:28 AM   #25
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I used a USB stick with Slackware and it works great. The whole programs is on the USB stick and I can put it in any machine to run. The difference is Slackware came with a bootable file I could click on so the USB stick will boot up. But, you are saying, download a .iso file to a USB stick and then install off of the USB like I would a CD correct? Doesn't it still need to be bootable. Or am I confused..
As long as you have a pendrive big enough, you can use unetbootin to setup a USB disk with a CD iso, and it will be just like installing from a CD. Thats how I've installed a couple of distros on my AA1, with no problems.

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 02-07-2009, 09:40 AM   #26
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I've got Ubuntu 8.10 running on

P4 laptop with 256 MB RAM
P3 desktop with 384 MB RAM
AMD Athlon 3800+ with 4096 MB RAM

It runs well enough on the first two and flawlessly on the third. Try disabling unneeded services and sessions.
 
Old 02-07-2009, 07:00 PM   #27
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I've got Ubuntu 8.10 running on

P4 laptop with 256 MB RAM
P3 desktop with 384 MB RAM
AMD Athlon 3800+ with 4096 MB RAM

It runs well enough on the first two and flawlessly on the third. Try disabling unneeded services and sessions.
I prefer Debian... but I've also got Ubuntu running on a relative's older machine, and it is light years better than how it runs w/ XP... very similar in specs to your P3.

Like it or not, its probably going to be Ubuntu that gets "Linux to the masses".. and I don't think thats a bad thing. Its a good distro, with solid hardware detection, that pretty much holds true to the Linux idea(with a few exceptions of course).

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