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wtangerine
December 5th, 2008, 01:45 PM
Hi

I'm having issues trying to get an old Armada 1750 laptop back to life with linux. Previously, it was running WinXP quite well, so I thought on linux it would be even smoother, which would turn it into fully functional desktop, despite its age. Preferring to stick with Ubuntu, but taking resources in consideration, I installed Crunchbang Intrepid.
The hardware is: P-II processor, UDMA-capable 6GB hard disk, 3D Rage LT Pro AGP-133 video card (should have internal 4 MB memory), 192MB SDRAM (upgraded from original 64MB).
Amazingly, this lightweight Ubuntu-based distro runs terribly slow, much worse than Windoz. Launching a simple terminal emulator takes about 20-25 seconds. Everything seems slow: the hard-disk, the CDROM, the graphics.
Trying to investigate, I came up to an idea that the problem is incorrect system board handling. This system board should run on 66Mhz, as stated here: http://www.ciao.co.uk/Compaq_Armada_1750__17117

Here is my "sudo lshw" output:


description: Computer
width: 32 bits
*-core
description: Motherboard
physical id: 0
*-memory
description: System memory
physical id: 0
size: 191MiB
*-cpu
product: Mobile Pentium II
vendor: Intel Corp.
physical id: 1
bus info: cpu@0
version: 6.6.10
size: 350MHz
width: 32 bits
capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr up
*-cache:0
description: L1 cache
physical id: 0
size: 32KiB
*-cache:1
description: L2 cache
physical id: 1
size: 256KiB
*-pci
description: Host bridge
product: 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 100
bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
version: 03
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: driver=agpgart-intel latency=64 module=intel_agp
*-pci
description: PCI bridge
product: 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
version: 03
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pci bus_master
*-display UNCLAIMED
description: VGA compatible controller
product: 3D Rage LT Pro AGP-133
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
version: dc
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: agp agp-1.0 pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=66 mingnt=8
*-isa
description: ISA bridge
product: 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 7
bus info: pci@0000:00:07.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: isa bus_master
configuration: latency=0
*-ide
description: IDE interface
product: 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 7.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:07.1
logical name: scsi0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: ide bus_master emulated
configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=64 module=ata_piix
*-disk
description: ATA Disk
product: IBM-DBCA-206480
vendor: IBM
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sda
version: BC4O
serial: HR0HRM08623
size: 6194MiB (6495MB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=2cf52cf4
*-volume:0
description: Windows FAT volume
vendor: IBM 53y
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
logical name: /dev/sda1
version: FAT12
serial: 4153-4945
size: 15EiB
capabilities: primary bootable boot fat initialized
configuration: FATs=2 filesystem=fat label=DIAGS
*-volume:1
description: Extended partition
physical id: 4
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,4
logical name: /dev/sda4
size: 5212MiB
capacity: 5212MiB
capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
*-logicalvolume:0
description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
physical id: 5
logical name: /dev/sda5
capacity: 287MiB
capabilities: nofs
*-logicalvolume:1
description: Linux filesystem partition
physical id: 6
logical name: /dev/sda6
logical name: /
logical name: /dev/.static/dev
capacity: 4769MiB
configuration: mount.fstype=ext3 mount.options=ro,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered state=mounted
*-logicalvolume:2
description: Linux filesystem partition
physical id: 7
logical name: /dev/sda7
logical name: /boot
capacity: 154MiB
configuration: mount.fstype=ext3 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=continue,data=ord ered state=mounted
*-cdrom
description: SCSI CD-ROM
product: CD-ROM XM-1902B
vendor: TOSHIBA
physical id: 0.1.0
bus info: scsi@0:0.1.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
logical name: /media/cdrom0
version: 1218
capabilities: removable audio
configuration: ansiversion=5 mount.fstype=iso9660 mount.options=ro,nosuid,nodev,utf8 state=mounted status=ready
*-medium
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /media/cdrom0
configuration: mount.fstype=iso9660 mount.options=ro,nosuid,nodev,utf8 state=mounted
*-usb
description: USB Controller
product: 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 7.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:07.2
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=64 module=uhci_hcd
*-bridge UNCLAIMED
description: Bridge
product: 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 7.3
bus info: pci@0000:00:07.3
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bridge
configuration: latency=0
*-pcmcia:0
description: CardBus bridge
product: PCI1225
vendor: Texas Instruments
physical id: 11
bus info: pci@0000:00:11.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pcmcia bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=yenta_cardbus latency=176 maxlatency=5 mingnt=192 module=yenta_socket
*-pcmcia:1
description: CardBus bridge
product: PCI1225
vendor: Texas Instruments
physical id: 11.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:11.1
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pcmcia bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=yenta_cardbus latency=176 maxlatency=5 mingnt=192 module=yenta_socket
*-network DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 1
logical name: wlan1
serial: <masked>
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ndiswrapper+net5523 driverversion=1.53+TP-LINK,07/27/2005,1.5.0.10 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g


If I read this right, it's showing that system bus runs only on 33 Mhz. Could someone please approve this? And is there a way to get things working as they should? Also, there are some strange messages in dmesg.

Thanks in advance.

snowpine
December 6th, 2008, 01:46 PM
Hi Wtangerine, welcome to the Ubuntu Forums! Here's a free BUMP for you. :)

wtangerine
December 6th, 2008, 06:54 PM
Hi there Snowpine ):P

It's nice to meet you again!

As you can see, I duplicated my post here. Hope it's not against the rules.

Just need to get some help... :confused: