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Old 02-26-2017, 04:22 PM   #46
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O.K., I'm done with this thread. If I could, I would delete it but....seems that can't be done.
Only a Moderator could mark this thread Closed in which you would have to write to a Moderator to request that.

If in fact you are done with this thread I suggest that you go to "Thread Tools" give your reason why and mark the thread SOLVED.

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I would have known it was such a pain in the ass to install a new program of my choice in Linux I would never have ask the question.
I don't think that it would be such a PITA to install a new program if the operating system was supported for one and for two the operating system is sufficient for the older architecture and hardware that's on the mobo.

What are you using Gimp for? (I'm an Artist, I could understand)
There are other Image Manipulation Programs to choose from as well.

We took the time to give you instructions and advice so if you wouldn't mind, kindly explain why exactly you are done and why you would consider putting the machine back in the mothballs.

You said that you tried Anti-X.......Did Anti-X run efficiently?

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Old 02-26-2017, 04:53 PM   #47
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The interesting, and sad, thing here is that these problems (probably) arise from a graphics card that doesn't play too well with Linux but which the OP won't contemplate replacing because that would cost money (although I'm sure not very much at all).

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...em-4175600007/

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...-a-4175600377/

Choice is a two-edged sword.
 
Old 02-26-2017, 06:34 PM   #48
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The interesting, and sad, thing here is that these problems (probably) arise from a graphics card that doesn't play too well with Linux but which the OP won't contemplate replacing because that would cost money (although I'm sure not very much at all).

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...em-4175600007/

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...-a-4175600377/

Choice is a two-edged sword.
Agreed.

The other thing to contemplate on is to purchase Nvidia, AMD/ATI Radeon, MSI or any other brand of a GPU. I'm not sure how much a newer GPU would be. I'd think it wouldn't have to be a top of the line GPU to add to the functionality of the older pc.

I looked up the specifications on that machine.
It's CPU is an AMD Mobile Sempron 3000+ / 1.8 GHz and the GPU is a SiS Mirage 2.
https://www.cnet.com/products/acer-a...-series/specs/

Looking at a Wikipedia page of the history of Semprons it looks like the 3000 series were designed between September 2004 & February of 2005.So that machine is well over 10 years old.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...icroprocessors

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Old 02-26-2017, 09:01 PM   #49
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O.K., I'm done with this thread. If I could, I would delete it but....seems that can't be done. I could continue to answer/argue that yes, I did try Antix, that no, Lubuntu LTS 14.04 is not an old [deleted] and is supported until April 2019 and this and that...
Hi...

First, please don't swear on the forum, in part because there are folks of different age groups who visit and use LQ. Lubuntu 14.04, unfortunately, is not supported until 2019, at least officially. it's EOL is sometime later this year. Take a look at post #43 and the link I gave. This is because, unlike Ubuntu, Lubuntu LTS versions are on a three year support cycle at this time, not five.

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That laptop is a "spare/back-up". I will put it back in the mothballs today and maybe I will NEVER touch it agian. I have another one running Windows 7 that works just fine.The spare one with Linux/Lubuntu works just fine with Gimp too...except that the last 8 or 9 tool's icons dont show but... they are there and when you hover over them, their name appears and you know exactly what you got. I can live with that...if I EVER have to use it again.
I would have known it was such a pain [deleted] to install a new program of my choice in Linux, I would never have ask the question. In Windows, it's such a breeze to do just that. Thanks to all that did participate.
You're welcome. To be honest, I felt you wanted to resolve this your own way and weren't really open to or knew how to perform any of my suggestions, hence what I wrote in post #31. I'm sorry it didn't work out. Please don't forget to mark this thread as "SOLVED" by clicking on "Thread Tools" directly above your initial post. Thanks!

Regards...

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Old 02-27-2017, 10:43 AM   #50
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Hi Lesl2, you sound pretty frustrated. I hope you haven't left us for good and that you are still following this thread.

The important thing to remember here is that this problem isn't your fault, you didn't do anything wrong, and it isn't the fault of the people here on these forums trying to help you, and it isn't even the fault of the Linux developers. Rather, it is simply the case that your laptop has aged and doesn't play nicely with modern operating systems (Windows, Mac, or Linux all will run poorly on that hardware).

If I may make a suggestion, you mention that you have another newer, faster computer running Windows 7? I would suggest that you try Linux on your GOOD computer, not your bad computer. You could try in "live" mode (without installing) or as a virtual machine ("inside of" Windows). I think if you try a user friendly distribution on modern, supported hardware, you will see that Linux can be a joy to use.

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