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

    Quote Originally Posted by sudodus View Post
    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
    The OBI doesn't work in multi-boots though does it?

    Andrea does want to keep Win XP to run some windows only software

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

    The important part is that we have a 6.13.8 Celeron M, which belongs to the Dothan family. Only the Banias lack the PAE flag.

    Whoa, I hardly believe what I saw. Is the PAE bug fixed for 14.04? I'll go and test right away.
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    Re: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L7320: an Ubuntu's problematic installation

    Yes, the current version can do it at the advanced OBI level

    He should edit the partitions with gparted. With the labels obi-root and obi-swap, the OBI will find those partitions automatically (at the advanced level).
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    Re: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L7320: an Ubuntu's problematic installation

    Hi to Everybody!

    Yes, I've the pae flag:


    grep --color pae /proc/cpuinfo

    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss tm pbe up bts


    I discovered this when I read the sudodus's guide about installation with fake-pae...


    well/1, the second command:

    sudo dmidecode|grep Clock

    External Clock: 100 MHz

    (uh, it's very low - isn't it?)

    Well/2, I've read the tutorials about installation with OBI, but I evidently am a blockhead!!
    I think to have understood this method in theory, where it seems very clear but when you pass to the action it becomes... (how can I say....)... yes: less clear!

    This evening I've discovered another little problem: if I don't turn on the wi-fi before Grub, I will not be able to load neither Bodhi nor Xubuntu.... I've tried this several times, and I've seen that it always happens: after the Grub screen, I choose the OS but after this the loading stops near immediately. Maybe this has nothing to do with this thread, but when in doubt... I prefer to write it down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stilnovo1 View Post
    Hi to Everybody!

    Yes, I've the pae flag:


    grep --color pae /proc/cpuinfo

    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss tm pbe up bts
    Good - it makes it easier for you
    I discovered this when I read the sudodus's guide about installation with fake-pae...

    well/1, the second command:

    sudo dmidecode|grep Clock

    External Clock: 100 MHz

    (uh, it's very low - isn't it?)

    Yes, but it might be 'doing more per clock cycle' compared older systems with higher frequency.

    Well/2, I've read the tutorials about installation with OBI, but I evidently am a blockhead!!
    I think to have understood this method in theory, where it seems very clear but when you pass to the action it becomes... (how can I say....)... yes: less clear!
    I can guide you through the installation with the OBI, if you wish. But if you are happy with Bodhi or Xubuntu (and can rememeber to turn on the wi-fi before Grub), you won't need it.
    This evening I've discovered another little problem: if I don't turn on the wi-fi before Grub, I will not be able to load neither Bodhi nor Xubuntu.... I've tried this several times, and I've seen that it always happens: after the Grub screen, I choose the OS but after this the loading stops near immediately. Maybe this has nothing to do with this thread, but when in doubt... I prefer to write it down!
    You might be able to black-list some driver. I don't know the details how to find which one, but I know many other people around here know.

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

    I've been playing with Ubuntu Trusty using the GNOME Flashback w/metacity session the past couple of days on my VIA P4M800 box and the performance is pretty good. I notice that it now uses llvmpipe:

    Screenshot from 2014-03-09 23:48:02.jpg

    But it's still in development

    If you wanted to give it a try we should probably discuss that here:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2184682

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

    Hi to Everybody!

    First of all, I still haven't done yet a thing: thanks for the help!
    (even if we will not be successful!!)

    Well, I would be interested in a new installation via OBI, at the very least I will have learnt something new...

    At this time, Bodhi in this laptop is more stable than Xubuntu, but also Bodhi freezes and I've just discovered another strangeness in both the OSs: the clock remains back.

    The backup battery is new and ntp service is running (sudo service ntp status), but after a while the watch stops...

    So, the actual situation is not so good, therefore if you say that OBi is not so hard to apply, I can try: all my personal datas are in XP partition!!

    Maybe this could be interesting also for many other people that could feel this passage not so easy...

    Or, in alternative, we could wait for Lubuntu 14.04....

    Please, tell me what you think!

    (this would be the 21th installation on this poor laptop )
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    Re: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L7320: an Ubuntu's problematic installation

    Hello, I am a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo L7320 user too.
    Here are my findings regarding this problem:
    • only working Ubuntu version is 10.04 with kernel 2.6.32. But here you must write your own xorg.conf to correct the resolution.
    • From kernel 2.5.35 the timer problem exists (2.6.34 is ok).
    • The problem also exists on Fedora.

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

    Hi Gajdipajti! Have you tried also the last version of Bodhi or other newer Ubuntu's ones?
    Last edited by stilnovo1; March 11th, 2014 at 11:12 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by stilnovo1 View Post
    Or, in alternative, we could wait for Lubuntu 14.04.

    Please, tell me what you think!
    I think you should try 14.04 now.
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