View Full Version : [ubuntu] Has Transmeta CPU support been dropped in 11.04?

September 2nd, 2011, 02:07 PM

Long time lurker but I've hit a big problem for the first time.

Been trying to do a clean install of 11.04 on my trusty old Compaq TC1000, all previous versions of Ubuntu have been fine. It has a Transmeta Crusoe processor.

The live CD locked up on boot, so tried the Alternitive CD and it failed with the "No Installable kernel was found in the defined APT source" message"

Found this forum post about an earlier workaround - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1550587

Was going to try the workaround but the machine freezes at the 5% point well selecting software to install.

Noticed this post as well - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1757843

So I was wondering if Transmeta support has been dropped or it's actually a bug I should be reporting? Had a quick look in the release notes but couldn't see anything.

Here's a Phoronic link to my hardware details if that helps- http://openbenchmarking.org/global/stripeymiata-20220-20307-22405

Edit, I'm going to try 11.10 Beta to see what happens, will report back.



February 9th, 2012, 06:33 PM
I managed to do an 11.10 install from the mini iso, which all went well.

I'm currently running 10.04.3 mini install as I can get the stylus to work & the screen to rotate.

How do you deal with flash video? I find I just get some stills to go with my sound. I had a little success with flashvideoreplacer at one point, but that's kind of on hold at the moment.