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    [all variants] Re: Athlon XP, no Flash

    Well, I tried again and all seems to be working.

    I'll admit many of the problems were probably of my own making - installing things that were not in the software center (themes, utilities),...
  2. [SOLVED] old hardware and something that works.

    I have wanted a linux installation for a while. I have tried many versions and got the same results - total system lockups after a few hours.

    I'll admit many of the problems were probably of my...
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    [all variants] Re: Athlon XP, no Flash

    I was wrong. Nothing's fixed and the freezing is back. Thanks for everyone's help, but I must give up on linux. I will keep the installation on the partition to visit, but I need something more...
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    [all variants] Re: Computer incompatible with linux

    Non sse2 processor - no flash in linux. Wine or old flashplayer versions are the only solution.
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    [all variants] Re: Computer incompatible with linux

    Could I have possibly fixed it !!??

    Memtest showed no errors. I reinstalled lubuntu 13.10 and was ok for about an hour before it froze. I had the preferred software window open and was moving it...
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    [all variants] Re: Computer incompatible with linux

    Could I have possibly fixed it !!??

    Memtest showed no errors. I reinstalled lubuntu 13.10 and was ok for about an hour before it froze. I had the preferred software window open and was moving it...
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    [all variants] Re: Computer incompatible with linux

    I am running memtest now. I heard I should let it for many hours.
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    [all variants] Re: Computer incompatible with linux

    Yes, the live cd - actually, I ran it a usb stick - froze eventually.

    I do run the update either when installing, or shortly there after. Is there some update file I should avoid? Or the best to...
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    [all variants] Re: Computer incompatible with linux

    I got the hardware info after i put xp back. I used the live lubuntu cd to get the info.
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    [all variants] Re: Computer incompatible with linux

    Would the size of the swap file cause these problems?
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    [all variants] Re: Computer incompatible with linux

    Lubuntu all the way. I have read about many problems with ati cards.
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    [all variants] Re: Computer incompatible with linux

    Thanks for the info, but as this is just my shop computer, I am not interested in spending any $$ on it.

    Maybe the next PC I drag out of a dumpster will run linux.
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    [all variants] Athlon XP, no Flash

    After a couple weeks of trying, I guess I should give up. Distros install and run beautifully for a couple hours before the total lockups start.

    I have run xp on this old unit for 5-6 years and...
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    Re: xp to linux - no luck - need help

    Full system info

    H/W path Device Class Description
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    system DK394A-ABA a264w
    /0 ...
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    Re: System lockups

    yes, i don't see problems.
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    Re: xp to linux - no luck - need help

    lubuntu@lubuntu:~$ sudo lshw -C display
    *-display
    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: R200 [Radeon 8500/8500 LE]
    vendor: Advanced Micro Devices,...
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    Re: xp to linux - no luck - need help

    I will need to install lubuntu to get you that info.
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    Re: xp to linux - no luck - need help

    The lockups happen randomly and are total - no response from the keyboard or mouse. No hard drive cd or flash drive action.

    The bios has two options, onboard and PCI - it is set to PCI (even...
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    System lockups

    I have tried ubuntu,xubuntu,bodhi,lubuntu,LXLE,pclinuxos, and probably a few others with the same results - works great the first day and then the lockups begin and get worse until I give up and try...
  20. [lubuntu] hard freeze after suspend, also hard freeze in full screen flash

    My setup
    HP Pavillion a264w desktop
    athlon xp 2800
    512 ram
    Radeon 8500

    lubuntu 13.10

    A few seconds after waking, a hard freeze, also hard freeze in full screen flash after a minute or two.
  21. [SOLVED] Re: Viewing flash on old computer-finally something that works.

    I also found the flashplayer that came with Opera ( /usr/lib/adobe/plugins ) , can work in Chromium and Firefox. Just delete the newer ones and copy and paste this one.

    delete from
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    [ubuntu] Re: No website or youtube video

    for youtube - there is an extention that converts to html5.

    otherwise - see this

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2215258
  23. [SOLVED] Viewing flash on old computer-finally something that works.

    I am only a couple weeks into my transformation from Win XP to linux.

    First - lubuntu is the only distro that installs and works well for me.

    Most of the last couple weeks was trying to get...
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