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  1. #11
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    Re: Feedback on initial installation of 14.04 on older system

    Thanks for the explanation Coffeecat.

    I just rebooted the machine - yet again- and this time it stalled with display of this message :

    "SIS630_smbus 0000:00:04.0: SIS630 compatible bus not detected, module not installed"
    I've no idea what that's about and since the pc stalled, I used the hardware reset and the reboot then went ahead perfectly giving me a fine desktop with excellent resolution and icons which could be clicked.
    I reset the top panel to the top and all seems well with the world.

    It must have taken 7 or 8 reboots for Lubuntu to sort it all out.

    Although all appears well, I did the - sudo lshw -sanitize > lshw.txt with the hope that someone can tell me if all is well. The output of this operation is given below :

    Code:
    computer
        description: Desktop Computer
        product: 1234567890
        vendor: Uknown Chassis Manufacture
        version: 1234567890
        serial: [REMOVED]
        width: 32 bits
        capabilities: smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3
        configuration: chassis=desktop
      *-core
           description: Motherboard
           physical id: 0
         *-firmware
              description: BIOS
              vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
              physical id: 0
              version: 062710
              date: 07/15/97
              size: 64KiB
              capacity: 192KiB
              capabilities: isa pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing escd cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppy360 int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int17printer int10video acpi usb agp ls120boot zipboot biosbootspecification
         *-cpu
              description: CPU
              product: AMD Duron(tm) Processor
              vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
              physical id: 4
              bus info: cpu@0
              version: 6.7.1
              slot: Sockey-A
              size: 1300MHz
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 66MHz
              capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse syscall mp mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow
            *-cache:0
                 description: L1 cache
                 physical id: 5
                 slot: Internal Cache
                 size: 128KiB
                 capacity: 1MiB
                 capabilities: synchronous internal write-back unified
            *-cache:1
                 description: L2 cache
                 physical id: 6
                 slot: Internal Cache
                 size: 64KiB
                 capacity: 1MiB
                 capabilities: synchronous internal write-back unified
         *-memory
              description: System memory
              physical id: 1
              size: 368MiB
         *-pci
              description: Host bridge
              product: 730 Host
              vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
              physical id: 100
              bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
              version: 02
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              configuration: driver=agpgart-sis latency=32
              resources: irq:0 memory:d0000000-d3ffffff
            *-ide
                 description: IDE interface
                 product: 5513 IDE Controller
                 vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
                 physical id: 0.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:00.1
                 version: d0
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: ide bus_master
                 configuration: driver=pata_sis latency=128
                 resources: irq:0 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:ff00(size=16)
            *-isa
                 description: ISA bridge
                 product: SiS85C503/5513 (LPC Bridge)
                 vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
                 physical id: 1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
                 version: 00
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: isa bus_master
                 configuration: latency=0
            *-network
                 description: Ethernet interface
                 product: SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet
                 vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
                 physical id: 1.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:01.1
                 logical name: eth0
                 version: 82
                 serial: [REMOVED]
                 size: 100Mbit/s
                 capacity: 100Mbit/s
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
                 configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sis900 driverversion=v1.08.10 Apr. 2 2006 duplex=full ip=[REMOVED] latency=64 link=yes maxlatency=11 mingnt=52 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
                 resources: irq:3 ioport:cc00(size=256) memory:cfffb000-cfffbfff memory:cffc0000-cffdffff
            *-usb:0
                 description: USB controller
                 product: USB 1.1 Controller
                 vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
                 physical id: 1.2
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:01.2
                 version: 07
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: ohci bus_master
                 configuration: driver=ohci-pci latency=64 maxlatency=80
                 resources: irq:11 memory:cfffc000-cfffcfff
            *-usb:1
                 description: USB controller
                 product: USB 1.1 Controller
                 vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
                 physical id: 1.3
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:01.3
                 version: 07
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: ohci bus_master
                 configuration: driver=ohci-pci latency=64 maxlatency=80
                 resources: irq:11 memory:cfffd000-cfffdfff
            *-multimedia
                 description: Multimedia audio controller
                 product: SiS PCI Audio Accelerator
                 vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
                 physical id: 1.4
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:01.4
                 version: 02
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=snd_trident latency=64 maxlatency=24 mingnt=2
                 resources: irq:11 ioport:d000(size=256) memory:cfffe000-cfffefff
            *-communication UNCLAIMED
                 description: Modem
                 product: AC'97 Modem Controller
                 vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
                 physical id: 1.6
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:01.6
                 version: a0
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm generic cap_list
                 configuration: latency=64 maxlatency=11 mingnt=52
                 resources: ioport:d800(size=256) ioport:d400(size=128)
            *-pci
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: AGP Port (virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge)
                 vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
                 physical id: 2
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
                 version: 00
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master vga_palette
                 resources: ioport:a000(size=4096) memory:cde00000-cfefffff memory:adc00000-cdcfffff
               *-display UNCLAIMED
                    description: VGA compatible controller
                    product: NV34 [GeForce FX 5500]
                    vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
                    physical id: 0
                    bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
                    version: a1
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 66MHz
                    capabilities: pm agp agp-3.0 vga_controller bus_master cap_list
                    configuration: latency=64 maxlatency=1 mingnt=5
                    resources: memory:ce000000-ceffffff memory:b0000000-bfffffff memory:cfee0000-cfefffff
         *-scsi
              physical id: 2
              logical name: scsi0
              capabilities: emulated
            *-disk
                 description: ATA Disk
                 product: Maxtor 2F040J0
                 vendor: Maxtor
                 physical id: 0.0.0
                 bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
                 logical name: /dev/sda
                 version: VAM5
                 serial: [REMOVED]
                 size: 38GiB (41GB)
                 capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
                 configuration: ansiversion=5 sectorsize=512 signature=000d0078
               *-volume:0
                    description: EXT4 volume
                    vendor: Linux
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
                    logical name: /dev/sda1
                    logical name: /
                    version: 1.0
                    serial: [REMOVED]
                    size: 9536MiB
                    capacity: 9536MiB
                    capabilities: primary bootable journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink extents ext4 ext2 initialized
                    configuration: created=2014-04-23 03:28:58 filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/ modified=2014-04-26 19:08:16 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered mounted=2014-04-26 19:08:18 state=mounted
               *-volume:1
                    description: Extended partition
                    physical id: 2
                    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
                    logical name: /dev/sda2
                    size: 28GiB
                    capacity: 28GiB
                    capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
                  *-logicalvolume:0
                       description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
                       physical id: 5
                       logical name: /dev/sda5
                       capacity: 733MiB
                       capabilities: nofs
                  *-logicalvolume:1
                       description: Linux filesystem partition
                       physical id: 6
                       logical name: /dev/sda6
                       logical name: /home
                       capacity: 28GiB
                       configuration: mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,data=ordered state=mounted
            *-cdrom
                 description: DVD reader
                 product: COMBO SOHC-5236V
                 vendor: LITE-ON
                 physical id: 0.1.0
                 bus info: scsi@0:0.1.0
                 logical name: /dev/cdrom
                 logical name: /dev/sr0
                 version: R$0G
                 capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd
                 configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
    Philip

  2. #12
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    Re: Feedback on initial installation of 14.04 on older system

    Your processor does not have SSE2 so you will not be able to run the latest Flash.

    The FX 5500 graphics card is fine and there might be additional drivers available for it (as opposed to old ATI cards).

    First of all you should give the poor thing some more memory. You might be able to install on 384 MB using the alternate ISO, but that's not the same as having a useable system afterwards.

    Please see the link in my signature for more details.
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

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    Re: Feedback on initial installation of 14.04 on older system

    Quote Originally Posted by mörgæs View Post
    Your processor does not have SSE2 so you will not be able to run the latest Flash.

    The FX 5500 graphics card is fine and there might be additional drivers available for it (as opposed to old ATI cards).

    First of all you should give the poor thing some more memory. You might be able to install on 384 MB using the alternate ISO, but that's not the same as having a useable system afterwards.

    Please see the link in my signature for more details.
    Thanks for that. My display problem is pretty well fixed so I'll mark this as solved.

    When I dug this machine out of hiding in my hangar, I tried it out and found I had to change the bios battery. I asked in the local computer shop if the guy had any more sticks of ram because this machine only had 192 MB !! He told me it was an obsolete type but he did find 1 second hand memory module in a box which he gave me.

    So I am lucky to get it going with 384 MB. But if I can find any more, I'll increase it.

    I did install Lubuntu from the alternate-iso after failing to get ubuntu 13.10 to install from either a usb stick or from a CD.

    My intention is to see if I can get a small server running on this pc. But for now, the graphics are fine and I don't need flash.

    I'll have a look at the links you suggest.

    Thanks to all who helped me on my way.
    Last edited by Nosphky; April 27th, 2014 at 01:36 PM.

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