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    Re: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L7320: an Ubuntu's problematic installation

    I've not got an issue with it being here, but

    It needs to be about issues and fixes

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    Re: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L7320: an Ubuntu's problematic installation

    Quote Originally Posted by Elfy View Post
    I've not got an issue with it being here, but

    It needs to be about issues and fixes
    It seems like mostly an X issue. I'm going to request some basic info soon, but right now I'm wearing out the floor between the puter and the bathroom

    BTW I think English is not Andrea's first language so what seems like a long drawn out explanation is actually an effort to be respected.

    It boils down to broken graphics and frequent freezes.

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    Re: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L7320: an Ubuntu's problematic installation

    Yes, as you have properly noticed, english is not my first language.... I try to give more details only because I'd like to be precise (or I attempt it!).... so excuse me if sometimes I'm too much loquacious! Effectively I've asked in another thread a suggestion on where to post this issue, since I'm a callow on this forum...
    Good healing!
    Ask me every info you need...

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    Re: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L7320: an Ubuntu's problematic installation

    Thanks for being patient, I've had a rough 48 hours. That said let's start off by eliminating any guess work

    If you would, please post the output of these commands:

    Code:
    cat /proc/cpuinfo | head -10
    Code:
    lspci | grep VGA
    Code:
    lspci | grep Audio
    Code:
    lspci | grep Ethernet
    Code:
    free -m
    If my assumptions have been correct I think I may be able to help you because I maintain over 20 machines with this hardware:

    VIA C7 CPU @ 1500MHz
    VIA CN700/P4M800 Pro/P4M800 CE/VN800 Graphics [S3 UniChrome Pro] (rev 01)
    VIA VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)
    Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 78)
    1GB DDR2 RAM
    It's very flaky though!

    Flash video performance is terrible, and due to the presence of "flash" ads on the net Firefox will appear to freeze unless you use Adblock Plus. And the P4M800 will NOT play full screen flash at all.

    I haven't tried VLC, Totem, or Mplayer recently on that hardware but I doubt DVD's would play well with that graphics chip.

    Installation can also be problematic! I always start from the advanced boot menu and choose "install" after being sure to check disc for defects!

    I guess we should also know if you're using an optical drive to install or a USB drive?

    I'd guess that some of your "any key" freezes are due to a screensaver wanting to activate when no resources are available.

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    Re: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L7320: an Ubuntu's problematic installation

    Hi!

    Below the results:


    cat /proc/cpuinfo | head -10

    processor : 0
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 6
    model : 13
    model name : Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.70GHz
    stepping : 8
    microcode : 0x20
    cpu MHz : 1695.687
    cache size : 1024 KB
    fdiv_bug : no




    lspci | grep VGA

    lspci | grep VGA01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/P4M800 Pro/P4M800 CE/VN800 Graphics [S3 UniChrome Pro] (rev 01)


    lspci | grep Audio

    00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)


    lspci | grep Ethernet

    00:06.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR2413/AR2414 Wireless Network Adapter [AR5005G(S) 802.11bg] (rev 01)
    00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 78)


    free -m

    total used free shared buffers cached
    Mem: 937 804 132 0 15 606
    -/+ buffers/cache: 181 755
    Swap: 1425 0 1425


    Maybe it's important for the last result, but since I have had problems to load Xubuntu this evening, those datas come from Bodhi.

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    Re: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L7320: an Ubuntu's problematic installation

    Quote Originally Posted by stilnovo1 View Post
    Hi!

    Below the results:


    cat /proc/cpuinfo | head -10

    processor : 0
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 6
    model : 13
    model name : Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.70GHz
    stepping : 8
    microcode : 0x20
    cpu MHz : 1695.687
    cache size : 1024 KB
    fdiv_bug : no




    lspci | grep VGA

    lspci | grep VGA01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/P4M800 Pro/P4M800 CE/VN800 Graphics [S3 UniChrome Pro] (rev 01)


    lspci | grep Audio

    00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)


    lspci | grep Ethernet

    00:06.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR2413/AR2414 Wireless Network Adapter [AR5005G(S) 802.11bg] (rev 01)
    00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 78)


    free -m

    total used free shared buffers cached
    Mem: 937 804 132 0 15 606
    -/+ buffers/cache: 181 755
    Swap: 1425 0 1425


    Maybe it's important for the last result, but since I have had problems to load Xubuntu this evening, those datas come from Bodhi.
    Thank you

    Give me a bit of time to search for problems specific to the Intel Celeron M 1.70GHz CPU.

    Regarding the wireless I'm beyond clueless because wireless support where I live is horrible and I seldom work on laptops.

    But we have identical graphics chips so I should be able to help troubleshoot some of the graphics issues, it will however be slightly time consuming because I'll have to perform some test installs.

    Thanks for your patience.

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    Re: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L7320: an Ubuntu's problematic installation

    @ sudodus,

    Are you still following this thread?

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    Re: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L7320: an Ubuntu's problematic installation

    Quote Originally Posted by kansasnoob View Post
    Give me a bit of time to search for problems specific to the Intel Celeron M 1.70GHz CPU.
    I can't imagine any.
    All 32 bit ISO's should run, but not fast. Lubuntu or Bodhi are good choices.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
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    Re: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L7320: an Ubuntu's problematic installation

    Quote Originally Posted by mörgæs View Post
    I can't imagine any.
    All 32 bit ISO's should run, but not fast. Lubuntu or Bodhi are good choices.
    I also thought Lubuntu would be the best fit, but Saucy is a total no-go because of this bug:

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...e/+bug/1205643

    I'm almost tempted to recommend trying Trusty, but I want to do some additional testing before doing so.

    I've never tried Bodhi so maybe it's time to have a look

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    Re: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L7320: an Ubuntu's problematic installation

    Quote Originally Posted by kansasnoob View Post
    @ sudodus,

    Are you still following this thread?
    Yes

    Edit: The following command will print pae (highlighted), if there is a PAE flag. Independent of that, there is probably PAE capability.

    Code:
    grep --color pae /proc/cpuinfo
    The Trusty daily build is fixed now for Pentium M and Celeron M. See the end of this bug report

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/930447

    You can also check for the front side bus (FSB) speed, if 533 MHz, there is probably a PAE flag

    Code:
    sudo dmidecode|grep Clock
    My Pentium M 1.7 GHz has 'only' 400 MHz FSB.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentium_M

    -o-

    Stilnovo
    , I think that kansasnoob's PreciseGnomeClassicTweaks according to this link

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Pr...eClassicTweaks

    works well in many old computers, and it might be easier to install with low RAM using the One Button Installer according to

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

    because you need not pass a stage in the installation with the default desktop environment which might not work. In this case I recommend the tarball without OEM

    GnomeClassic1204.tar.xz
    Last edited by sudodus; March 8th, 2014 at 10:34 AM.

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