View Full Version : [lubuntu] locked out of 12.10

April 4th, 2013, 11:01 AM
I've been running Ubuntu 11.04 for around 18 months, and avoided upgrading due to my crappy graphics card (intel 855GM) which is famously not-quite-3d, so Unity wasn't going to work well.

However, which various "horsepower" configuration options now available, I though I'd go modern.

My machine is a 1.5Ghz Intel Celeron, 750Mb of ram, and runs Gimp, Firefox, Libreoffice acceptably. I've even captured and edited 45 minute long tracks in Audacity.


But "someone" has decided that my machine isn't even good enough to run LUbuntu - no PAE. But
I've only got 750Mb - PAE is irrelevant.

I've upgraded to 12.04 which runs fine, but it's going to be a backwater.

What can I do?


April 4th, 2013, 11:05 AM
Backwater? I don't get it.

Do you have ubuntu 12.04 or lubuntu 12.04 right now?

April 4th, 2013, 04:03 PM
I've installed lubuntu 12.04, but don't see any way that I will (ever) be able to move forward from it. Hence "backwater".


April 4th, 2013, 04:43 PM
It wasn't clear from the first post because it also says "I've been running Ubuntu 11.04" and then "upgraded to 12.04" which confused me.

Because Ubuntu 12.04 is LTS and has 5 years support.

But you are right about Lubuntu 12.04, it's not an LTS and will not have 5 years support. I'm not sure they will be making LTS Lubuntu versions in the future, so if you plan to stick with older HW I guess you have to look into options. Constant upgrading, or clean installs, or another distro...

April 4th, 2013, 04:56 PM
If you want to look at lightweight Debian based distros I can highly recommend Crunchbang.