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Old 04-21-2019, 03:40 AM   #16
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tony@tony-desktop:~$ inxi -Gxxb
...
Graphics: Card: Intel 4 Series Integrated Graphics Controller
bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:2e32
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) driver: i915
Resolution: 1280x1024@75.02hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel G41
version: 2.1 Mesa 18.2.8 Direct Render: Yes
...
why is there no graphics driver mentioned?

it's possible that ubuntu/gnome balks at the outdatedness of hardware accelaration.
 
Old 04-21-2019, 06:17 AM   #17
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Little different here from OP's

Code:
# inxi -Gxxb
System:    Host: big41 Kernel: 4.15.0-47-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.3.0 Desktop: Trinity R14.0.6 tk: Qt 3.5.0 
           wm: Twin dm: TDM Distro: Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS (Bionic Beaver) 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: BIOSTAR model: T41 HD v: ' serial: N/A BIOS: American Megatrends v: 080015 date: 09/22/2009 
CPU:       Dual Core: Intel Core2 Duo E7600 type: MCP arch: Penryn speed: 1596 MHz min/max: 1603/3066 MHz 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel 4 Series Integrated Graphics vendor: Biostar Microtech Intl Corp driver: i915 v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:2e32 
           Display: server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel G41 v: 2.1 Mesa 18.2.8 direct render: Yes 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Biostar Microtech Intl Corp driver: r8169 
           v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e800 bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 42.98 GiB (9.2%) 
Info:      Processes: 154 Uptime: 5m Memory: 3.73 GiB used: 217.2 MiB (5.7%) Init: systemd v: 237 runlevel: 5 default: 2 
           Compilers: gcc: N/A Shell: bash v: 4.4.19 running in: konsole inxi: 3.0.30
Lack of drivers in OPs may result from his old inxi version.

Last edited by mrmazda; 04-21-2019 at 06:51 AM.
 
Old 04-22-2019, 04:43 AM   #18
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I don't see South Africa excluded on https://www.ebay.com/itm/302992973141
Thanks, never thought about ebay. Definitely I will give it a shot.
I appreciate your time.

Tony
 
Old 04-25-2019, 02:00 PM   #19
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I don't see South Africa excluded on https://www.ebay.com/itm/302992973141
Thank you so much. Let me follow that and I will report back.

Tony
 
Old 04-25-2019, 02:04 PM   #20
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Code:
# inxi -Gxxb
System:    Host: big41 Kernel: 4.15.0-47-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.3.0 Desktop: Trinity R14.0.6 tk: Qt 3.5.0 
           wm: Twin dm: TDM Distro: Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS (Bionic Beaver) 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: BIOSTAR model: T41 HD v: ' serial: N/A BIOS: American Megatrends v: 080015 date: 09/22/2009 
CPU:       Dual Core: Intel Core2 Duo E7600 type: MCP arch: Penryn speed: 1596 MHz min/max: 1603/3066 MHz 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel 4 Series Integrated Graphics vendor: Biostar Microtech Intl Corp driver: i915 v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:2e32 
           Display: server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel G41 v: 2.1 Mesa 18.2.8 direct render: Yes 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Biostar Microtech Intl Corp driver: r8169 
           v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e800 bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 42.98 GiB (9.2%) 
Info:      Processes: 154 Uptime: 5m Memory: 3.73 GiB used: 217.2 MiB (5.7%) Init: systemd v: 237 runlevel: 5 default: 2 
           Compilers: gcc: N/A Shell: bash v: 4.4.19 running in: konsole inxi: 3.0.30
Lack of drivers in OPs may result from his old inxi version.
As i mentioned before, my knowledge in Linux is very low. Can you translate that to English please: What drivers, what is INXI? Can this be correct, and if yes how?

Tony
 
Old 04-25-2019, 03:23 PM   #21
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Inxi is an information reporting tool to help the people who try to help the people asking for help.
 
Old 04-26-2019, 10:55 AM   #22
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You also mentioned "Have you tried booting 18.04 live media?" No, I haven't, don't know what it is. How do I do it?
The operating system can be run of the installation medium, whether DVD or USB: you just let it boot up instead of going straight to install. If it works, then there was a problem in the installation. If it doesn't, then either you have a bad download or a hardware problem. It's just a gut feeling, but with so many unrelated problems I'd suspect either the download or the installation.

Incidentally, a dual-core 64-bit processor at 3GHz is not inadequate for running Linux, and you do not need antiX! I sometimes wonder if people who reply have actually read the whole postů

So, run Ubuntu off the installation medium and report back.
 
Old 04-28-2019, 08:52 AM   #23
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I don't see South Africa excluded on https://www.ebay.com/itm/302992973141
On that page there are a few different mem RAM, ranging from 2gb to 4gb and 667hz to 800hz. What is the max that I can install and work safely on my PC? The bigger the mem the better, but what will be the max that the mother board can take? Obviously I would like to get the 800hz, but....?
I will appreciate your feed back on this.

Tony
 
Old 04-28-2019, 09:33 AM   #24
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According to https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us...0-mhz-fsb.html you can use a pair of 4GB DDR2-800, which is also called PC2-6400, for a total installed RAM of 8GB.
 
Old 04-28-2019, 10:55 AM   #25
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According to https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us...0-mhz-fsb.html you can use a pair of 4GB DDR2-800, which is also called PC2-6400, for a total installed RAM of 8GB.
Thank you again for your time. Guess what, eBay doesn't deliver to SA. I order that already through AMAZON. It will take 2 to 3 weeks to get to the SA post office in Johannesburg (estimated time). From there I expect it to take about 1 or 2 weeks to get to the PO of my area (about 10kms from the Johannesburg main PO). It would be faster is I start walking now, get the items and walk back to SA. Technology is not everywhere. Still running on sneakernet. I will report to the forum as soon I have the RAM running on my PC.

Regards

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Old 04-28-2019, 11:05 AM   #26
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The operating system can be run of the installation medium, whether DVD or USB: you just let it boot up instead of going straight to install. If it works, then there was a problem in the installation. If it doesn't, then either you have a bad download or a hardware problem. It's just a gut feeling, but with so many unrelated problems I'd suspect either the download or the installation.

Incidentally, a dual-core 64-bit processor at 3GHz is not inadequate for running Linux, and you do not need antiX! I sometimes wonder if people who reply have actually read the whole postů

So, run Ubuntu off the installation medium and report back.
Thank you David, as you read on this thread I am going to increase the mem of the PC. But coming next week I will also give a shot to your recommendation. I am a bit fed up with the performance of the PC (Ubuntu or hardware) and really want to sort this out. After all the recommendations and read the comments in this thread, I am under the impression that increasing the mem will give a boost to the performance of the PC, whether that will kill my problems remains to be seen. I will report back as soon I follow your idea.

Regards,

Tony
 
Old 04-29-2019, 02:28 PM   #27
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It will take 2 to 3 weeks to get to the SA post office in Johannesburg (estimated time). From there I expect it to take about 1 or 2 weeks to get to the PO of my area (about 10kms from the Johannesburg main PO). It would be faster is I start walking now, get the items and walk back to SA. Technology is not everywhere. Still running on sneakernet.
Depends where the delivery comes from.
If I (Northern Europe) order from USA or China, it can also take weeks. Physical limitations etc. Not only South Africa. Airplane shipping would cost more than the RAM. Has nothing to do with technology.
 
  


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