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    Will this PC run Lubuntu 12.10?

    I'm planning to install Lubuntu 12.10 (32-bit) on the following PC. Will it work or is the hardware too old?

    CPU: Intel Celeron 2.0GHz
    RAM: 512MB
    GPU: GeForce 4 MX 440 with AGP8x

    I'm especially worried that the GPU won't have drivers. The computer is used by my parents to surf the web, so if it can play Flash video, everything is fine. Also will Lubuntu 12.10 fit on a CD or do I need to burn it to a DVD?

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    Re: Will this PC run Lubuntu 12.10?

    Quote Originally Posted by t5tu4ergj5ug9 View Post
    I'm planning to install Lubuntu 12.10 (32-bit) on the following PC. Will it work or is the hardware too old?

    CPU: Intel Celeron 2.0GHz
    RAM: 512MB
    GPU: GeForce 4 MX 440 with AGP8x

    I'm especially worried that the GPU won't have drivers. The computer is used by my parents to surf the web, so if it can play Flash video, everything is fine. Also will Lubuntu 12.10 fit on a CD or do I need to burn it to a DVD?
    It should be fine. My only slight uncertainty is the nvidia graphic card, but I believe that should also be no problem. Try the live CD (it will fit a CD) and if that runs OK the installed version should also be good to go.

    That machine is very similar to one that I use with Lubuntu 12.04, except mine has an ATI M9000 video card. It's no Formula One machine but it is good enough for surfing the web, using LibreOffice and a bit of video viewing etc etc.
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 12.04-64bit --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo

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    Re: Will this PC run Lubuntu 12.10?

    Ok. Thanks. Lubuntu also has a Software Center like Ubuntu? Does it include Firefox and Flash Player too?

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    Re: Will this PC run Lubuntu 12.10?

    Check if your processor supports PAE.
    If it doesn't, you won't be able to run 12.10.
    12.04 should be fine.

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    Re: Will this PC run Lubuntu 12.10?

    How can I check that?

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    Re: Will this PC run Lubuntu 12.10?

    cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep pae
    Pae option will be highlighted if it is available for your CPU.

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    Re: Will this PC run Lubuntu 12.10?

    The PC currently has XP on it. I found from a forum that Celeron 2.3GHz supports PAE, so it's safe to assume Celeron 2.0GHz also supports it?
    Another question: How easy is it to set up a wired Internet connection in Lubuntu?

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    Re: Will this PC run Lubuntu 12.10?

    Quote Originally Posted by t5tu4ergj5ug9 View Post
    Another question: How easy is it to set up a wired Internet connection in Lubuntu?
    You plug it in.

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    Re: Will this PC run Lubuntu 12.10?

    It's already plugged in, so it will work out-of-the-box?

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    Re: Will this PC run Lubuntu 12.10?

    So long as none of the hardware is broken

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