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    Re: Installing on old hardware

    Hi

    Hopefully we may be able to get it working for you, however, bear in mind that memory pressure was not the problem with abiword but high CPU usage.

    This may be due to a bug or not. We need to see.

    We can do something about the memory usage by increasing your swap space but it will require some terminal work.

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    Re: Installing on old hardware

    Not just me then !
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2150637
    Is Libre Office too much for this old banger ?

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    Re: Installing on old hardware

    Yes I am up for terminal work. (I know I said I wasn't but having used Lubuntu for a few hours I really do like it) The more I do the easier it will get. Fire away please !

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    Re: Installing on old hardware

    Hi

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Scott View Post
    Not just me then !
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2150637
    Is Libre Office too much for this old banger ?
    Give it a try. You can always uninstall it later. I think it's memory footprint may be higher though so it'll be interesting to see.

    Code:
    matthew-S206:/home/matthew % ps aux | grep office | grep -v grep
    matthew  30954  0.2  0.0 212256  3236 ?        Sl   20:23   0:00 /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/oosplash --writer
    matthew  30990  7.4  2.3 914108 85488 ?        Sl   20:23   0:02 /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin --writer --splash-pipe=6
    matthew-S206:/home/matthew %
    I'm as interested as you are

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    Re: Installing on old hardware

    Hang on sorry. The code in the box is showing it's memory footpint? I need leading through getting it, installing it (and getting it mounted?) Got a bad feeling we are going to run into another problem but I have some time tonight if you do.
    Last edited by Mark Scott; June 13th, 2013 at 08:33 PM.

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    Re: Installing on old hardware

    Hi

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Scott View Post
    Yes I am up for terminal work. (I know I said I wasn't but having used Lubuntu for a few hours I really do like it) The more I do the easier it will get. Fire away please !
    That's the spirit

    Before we do anything, i just want to check your disk usage. It'll help decide how big to make the swap file.

    Open a terminal and type

    Code:
    df -h | grep /$
    That character after the -h character is the pipe character. On a UK keyboard it's by the \ key on the left hand side. On a US keyboard it's above the <enter> key.

    Copy and paste the output from the terminal (hightlight text with mouse -> click click->copy) and paste into your next post.

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    Re: Installing on old hardware

    |= (shifted back slash) the result is 5.5G 1.9G 3.4G 36% and a red /

    sorry got two displays on my desk and two keyboards it's much quicker that way (for me)

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    Re: Installing on old hardware

    Sorry it should have been "/dev/sda1 5.5G 1.9G 3.4G 36% and the red coloured / also I meant both PC s with three displays. It's quicker and easier than doing it all in Lubuntu.
    Last edited by Mark Scott; June 13th, 2013 at 08:46 PM.

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    Re: Installing on old hardware

    In Lubuntu under disks the information is Patition 1 is 6.1GB Ext 4 Extended partition2 392MB and swap partition 5 392mb swap if that helps ?

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    Re: Installing on old hardware

    Hi

    We'll make a 1G extra swap file for you then.

    A swap file may be slower than a partition (depends) but it's easily removed and a lot less hastle than changing the swap partition.

    Open a terminal and copy and paste these commands into it.

    Code:
    sudo fallocate -l 1G /swap.swap
    After this first command, enter your password. You will see nothing on the screen as you type it. This is normal. Hit the <enter> key after you have typed it.

    This will allocate a 1G file for you.

    Then copy and paste this command.

    Code:
    sudo mkswap /swap.swap
    Then copy and paste this command....

    Code:
    echo "/swap.swap none swap sw 0 0" | sudo tee -a /etc/fstab
    If you decide to type the command instead of copy and paste then be aware that the -a after the tee command is very important.

    Finally copy and paste

    Code:
    sudo swapon -a
    Finally to check it all worked..

    Code:
    swapon -s
    You should see a reference to /swap.swap.

    Something like this...

    Code:
    /swap.swap                              file            1048572 0       -2
    The last check is to reboot and run swapon -s and check for /swap.swap in the output again.

    For your reference...

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwapFaq

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