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Old 04-02-2007, 10:04 AM   #1
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This is my first successful install of Linux, on to this aging Fujitsu grey import, ( Japanese keyboard , cant find the model number in any list, ( or the apostrophe that is in its, were, theyre and so on)).

Im (damn, again), looking for a couple of alternatives for Windoze programs, specifically Guitar Pro, ( it would have to play AND display Guitar Pro .gp files).

Also. as this laptop IS a little sluggish with KDE, ( no, I dont want to change Window managers, I love Konqueror and the level of KDE inteKration ), and suitable memory might be hard to find here, I want to explore overclocking, ( I promise Ill get one of those USB thingies with more fans that go under the laptop to stop you scorching your co...rderoys).

So Im asking for names of any Benchmarking, temperature monitoring and fsb voltage altering overclocking tools.

So far Ive, (damn), found it the CPU is a genuine Intel mobile Celeron, (it seems to stay in the same place to me, thank goodness!),with 128Meg memory. Kinfocentre tells me in addition its a Coppermine, stepped x6, ( thought so, for those in the know), and 547.719(!) MHz. And that its actually 124.47Meg of memory.

Any directions to HOWTO tune your Linus install would also be appreciated.

Err, andwill it run Flight Simulator under Wine???
Old 04-02-2007, 11:36 AM   #2
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If you haven't seen this link it's a great place to see a direct windows application to linux application mapping. It's a starting place for some of your questions.

Anything you need most likely you will find. If you can't find it there are a million tools to build it. My guess is I bet you'll find it.

Good luck.
Old 04-02-2007, 11:46 AM   #3
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Re the keyboard: Look at man loadkeys and/or man dumpkeys and/or man keymaps and/or man showkey.
Old 04-02-2007, 11:54 AM   #4
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As additional information, Guitar Pro is developing a Linux version. I suggest you contact them regarding beta testing. You can also try some of the free native Linux programs that can read Guitar Pro files, like DGuitar.

Overclocking is a very bad idea, unless you you are comfortable with burning out components, corrupting your data, living with a fire hazard, and voiding any warranties that you might have. If you don't understand the full implications of this activity, it's not for you. Adding a fan will not protect you and make it OK.

Instead of Flight Simulator, try one of the native Linux flight programs, like FlightGear, X-Plane or GL-117.

Don't try to use your Windows software, if at all possible. Native applications are available. It's somewhat like a Mac user trying to figure out how to use iMovie and iPhoto on Windows - just use native applications. They are different, but they do the job.
Old 04-02-2007, 12:14 PM   #5
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With that limited amount of memory overclocking will not help. System speed is limited by the resource that is slowing the system down(in this case memory). One can compensate for slow cpu with more memory (to a limited extent) but the reverse is not true. Think of a race car. The cpu is the engine and the memory is the tires. No matter how big an engine you put in, if the tires are slipping (too small) the car will not go faster.


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