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drsmooth
July 4th, 2011, 06:53 AM
I am at an interesting point in my Ubuntu installation.

My computer, is seemingly, no longer powerful enough to run Ubuntu's currently supported versions. I have been using Ubuntu for the past 3.5 years with no problems. Last version I used was 9.04.

With no viable upgrades for my current computer. I tried Xubuntu on my Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any way to get xubuntu to display a full screen on my computer. Trident Cyberblade XP videocard. I have followed many threads and tutorials but none worked. or perhaps I am not skilled enough to follow the instructions.

My question is this... is there anyway to roll back to previous settings, or previous versions of the operating system? Failing that, is there any possibility of a Ultra Long Term support version of Ubuntu. A version that is supported for more than 3 years.

shanjay86
July 4th, 2011, 07:11 AM
do a fresh install of 9.04, not happy wid 11.04 at all
Web cam not wrkin.. bt not working,..
i did have problems wid resolution but the drivers update fixed it for me...

drsmooth
July 4th, 2011, 08:00 AM
Will try that. hopefully I can access
the repositories... if not I may be able to use Keryx.

oldos2er
July 4th, 2011, 07:43 PM
9.04's repositories are now "old releases": http://atlanticlinux.ie/blog/?p=143

mrgs
July 4th, 2011, 11:18 PM
Don't install unsupported releases. Security bugs are not fixed.

Lubuntu is a good choice for an older computer, or you could try a distro from the list here:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1582027

drsmooth
July 5th, 2011, 04:49 AM
oldos2er and mrgs Thank you for the options. I haven't yet tried Lubuntu but will give it a shot.

For now I tried to get the old repositories to work, but failed. Are there any tips as to how I get them set up? I tried to change the repositories in Synaptic but it won't allow me to access them.

Lubuntu looks promising. Is there any way to directly change from Ubuntu or should I backup and do a fresh install?

dFlyer
July 5th, 2011, 04:57 AM
Are you sure it's the age of your computer, how old is it? I use to have a toshiba that when new would only run 6.06. None of the upgrade would not work. I ended up modifying the kernel to get the newer version to boot. Are you sure it's not just your video card. My current laptop is almost 4 years old and runs 11.04 perfectly.

mastablasta
July 5th, 2011, 08:10 AM
Lubuntu looks promising. Is there any way to directly change from Ubuntu or should I backup and do a fresh install?

install lubuntu desktop package and then on login select lubuntu then do this to remove XFCE:
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/purelxde

also try to install 10.04 instead.

drsmooth
July 6th, 2011, 05:24 AM
Are you sure it's the age of your computer, how old is it? I use to have a toshiba that when new would only run 6.06. None of the upgrade would not work. I ended up modifying the kernel to get the newer version to boot. Are you sure it's not just your video card. My current laptop is almost 4 years old and runs 11.04 perfectly.

My laptop is ancient. It recently reached it's tenth birthday...




install lubuntu desktop package and then on login select lubuntu then do this to remove XFCE:
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/purelxde

also try to install 10.04 instead.

Will try this out...