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    New Ubuntu Version?

    Hello all, I am considering a newer version of ubuntu or some other distro since I've been running 14.04 for a good while now. I'm getting several error messages on startup so I'm thinking that it may be time to upgrade. I'll try and post my computer specs here so maybe it'll help make things a little easier. Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions.

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    phillip@phillip-OptiPlex-360:~$ lscpu
    Architecture:          x86_64
    CPU op-mode(s):        32-bit, 64-bit
    Byte Order:            Little Endian
    CPU(s):                2
    On-line CPU(s) list:   0,1
    Thread(s) per core:    1
    Core(s) per socket:    2
    Socket(s):             1
    NUMA node(s):          1
    Vendor ID:             GenuineIntel
    CPU family:            6
    Model:                 23
    Model name:            Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E7500  @ 2.93GHz
    Stepping:              10
    CPU MHz:               2925.617
    BogoMIPS:              5851.23
    Virtualization:        VT-x
    L1d cache:             32K
    L1i cache:             32K
    L2 cache:              3072K
    NUMA node0 CPU(s):     0,1
    Flags:                 fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm sse4_1 xsave lahf_lm kaiser tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority dtherm
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    phillip-optiplex-360
        description: Mini Tower Computer
        product: OptiPlex 360
        vendor: Dell Inc.
        serial: BX3PFK1
        width: 64 bits
        capabilities: smbios-2.5 dmi-2.5 vsyscall32
        configuration: administrator_password=enabled boot=normal chassis=mini-tower power-on_password=enabled uuid=44454C4C-5800-1033-8050-C2C04F464B31
      *-core
           description: Motherboard
           product: 0T656F
           vendor: Dell Inc.
           physical id: 0
           version: A02
           serial: ..CN1374099Q00BR.
         *-firmware
              description: BIOS
              vendor: Dell Inc.
              physical id: 0
              version: A02
              date: 07/02/2009
              size: 64KiB
              capacity: 960KiB
              capabilities: pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing escd cdboot bootselect edd int13floppytoshiba int13floppy720 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer acpi usb biosbootspecification netboot
         *-cpu
              description: CPU
              product: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E7500  @ 2.93GHz
              vendor: Intel Corp.
              physical id: 400
              bus info: cpu@0
              slot: CPU
              size: 2933MHz
              width: 64 bits
              clock: 1066MHz
              capabilities: x86-64 fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm sse4_1 xsave lahf_lm kaiser tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority dtherm
              configuration: cores=2 enabledcores=2 threads=2
            *-cache:0
                 description: L1 cache
                 physical id: 700
                 size: 32KiB
                 capacity: 32KiB
                 capabilities: internal write-back data
                 configuration: level=1
            *-cache:1
                 description: L2 cache
                 physical id: 701
                 size: 3MiB
                 capacity: 3MiB
                 capabilities: internal varies unified
                 configuration: level=2
         *-memory
              description: System Memory
              physical id: 1000
              slot: System board or motherboard
              size: 4GiB
            *-bank:0
                 description: DIMM DDR2 Synchronous 800 MHz (1.2 ns)
                 product: HYMP125U64CP8-S6
                 vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)
                 physical id: 0
                 serial: 3D119C40
                 slot: DIMM_1
                 size: 2GiB
                 width: 64 bits
                 clock: 800MHz (1.2ns)
            *-bank:1
                 description: DIMM DDR2 Synchronous 800 MHz (1.2 ns)
                 product: HYMP125U64CP8-S6
                 vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)
                 physical id: 1
                 serial: 3D219C40
                 slot: DIMM_2
                 size: 2GiB
                 width: 64 bits
                 clock: 800MHz (1.2ns)
         *-pci
              description: Host bridge
              product: 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express DRAM Controller
              vendor: Intel Corporation
              physical id: 100
              bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
              version: 0a
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              configuration: driver=agpgart-intel
              resources: irq:0
            *-pci:0
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express PCI Express Root Port
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
                 version: 0a
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pci pm msi pciexpress normal_decode bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=pcieport
                 resources: irq:24 memory:dfc00000-dfcfffff
            *-display:0
                 description: VGA compatible controller
                 product: 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 2
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
                 version: 0a
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
                 configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
                 resources: irq:26 memory:dfe00000-dfe7ffff ioport:ecd8(size=8) memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:dff00000-dfffffff
            *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
                 description: Display controller
                 product: 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 2.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
                 version: 0a
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: latency=0
                 resources: memory:dfe80000-dfefffff
            *-multimedia
                 description: Audio device
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1b
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
                 version: 01
                 width: 64 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
                 resources: irq:27 memory:dfdfc000-dfdfffff
            *-pci:1
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 1
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1c
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.0
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=pcieport
                 resources: irq:25 ioport:1000(size=4096) memory:dfb00000-dfbfffff ioport:d0000000(size=2097152)
               *-network
                    description: Ethernet interface
                    product: NetLink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
                    vendor: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries
                    physical id: 0
                    bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
                    logical name: enp2s0
                    version: 10
                    serial: 00:25:64:a0:7d:42
                    capacity: 1Gbit/s
                    width: 64 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
                    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.137 firmware=sb v2.19 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
                    resources: irq:28 memory:dfbf0000-dfbfffff
            *-usb:0
                 description: USB controller
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1d
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: uhci bus_master
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
                 resources: irq:21 ioport:ff80(size=32)
               *-usbhost
                    product: UHCI Host Controller
                    vendor: Linux 4.4.0-165-generic uhci_hcd
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: usb@2
                    logical name: usb2
                    version: 4.04
                    capabilities: usb-1.10
                    configuration: driver=hub slots=2 speed=12Mbit/s
            *-usb:1
                 description: USB controller
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1d.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.1
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: uhci bus_master
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
                 resources: irq:22 ioport:ff60(size=32)
               *-usbhost
                    product: UHCI Host Controller
                    vendor: Linux 4.4.0-165-generic uhci_hcd
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: usb@3
                    logical name: usb3
                    version: 4.04
                    capabilities: usb-1.10
                    configuration: driver=hub slots=2 speed=12Mbit/s
            *-usb:2
                 description: USB controller
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1d.2
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.2
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: uhci bus_master
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
                 resources: irq:18 ioport:ff40(size=32)
               *-usbhost
                    product: UHCI Host Controller
                    vendor: Linux 4.4.0-165-generic uhci_hcd
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: usb@4
                    logical name: usb4
                    version: 4.04
                    capabilities: usb-1.10
                    configuration: driver=hub slots=2 speed=12Mbit/s
                  *-usb:0
                       description: Keyboard
                       product: Dell USB Keyboard
                       vendor: Dell
                       physical id: 1
                       bus info: usb@4:1
                       version: 3.06
                       capabilities: usb-1.10
                       configuration: driver=usbhid maxpower=70mA speed=2Mbit/s
                  *-usb:1
                       description: Mouse
                       product: USB OPTICAL MOUSE
                       physical id: 2
                       bus info: usb@4:2
                       version: 1.00
                       capabilities: usb-1.10
                       configuration: driver=usbhid maxpower=100mA speed=2Mbit/s
            *-usb:3
                 description: USB controller
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1d.3
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.3
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: uhci bus_master
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
                 resources: irq:23 ioport:ff20(size=32)
               *-usbhost
                    product: UHCI Host Controller
                    vendor: Linux 4.4.0-165-generic uhci_hcd
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: usb@5
                    logical name: usb5
                    version: 4.04
                    capabilities: usb-1.10
                    configuration: driver=hub slots=2 speed=12Mbit/s
            *-usb:4
                 description: USB controller
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1d.7
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.7
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=ehci-pci latency=0
                 resources: irq:21 memory:ff980800-ff980bff
               *-usbhost
                    product: EHCI Host Controller
                    vendor: Linux 4.4.0-165-generic ehci_hcd
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: usb@1
                    logical name: usb1
                    version: 4.04
                    capabilities: usb-2.00
                    configuration: driver=hub slots=8 speed=480Mbit/s
            *-pci:2
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: 82801 PCI Bridge
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1e
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0
                 version: e1
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pci subtractive_decode bus_master cap_list
                 resources: ioport:d000(size=4096) memory:df900000-dfafffff
               *-network
                    description: Ethernet interface
                    product: RTL8169 PCI Gigabit Ethernet Controller
                    vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
                    physical id: 0
                    bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
                    logical name: enp3s0
                    version: 10
                    serial: 04:8d:39:40:0f:61
                    size: 1Gbit/s
                    capacity: 1Gbit/s
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 66MHz
                    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
                    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full ip=192.168.1.107 latency=64 link=yes maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 multicast=yes port=MII speed=1Gbit/s
                    resources: irq:16 ioport:dc00(size=256) memory:df9fff00-df9fffff memory:dfa00000-dfa1ffff
            *-isa
                 description: ISA bridge
                 product: 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: isa bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=lpc_ich latency=0
                 resources: irq:0
            *-ide:0
                 description: IDE interface
                 product: 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.1
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: ide isa_compatibility_mode_controller__supports_both_channels_switched_to_pci_native_mode__supports_bus_mastering bus_master
                 configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0
                 resources: irq:16 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:ffa0(size=16)
            *-ide:1
                 description: IDE interface
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family SATA Controller [IDE mode]
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f.2
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 66MHz
                 capabilities: ide pm pci_native_mode_controller__supports_both_channels_switched_to_isa_compatibility_mode__supports_bus_mastering bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0
                 resources: irq:20 ioport:fe00(size=8) ioport:fe10(size=4) ioport:fe20(size=8) ioport:fe30(size=4) ioport:fec0(size=16)
            *-serial UNCLAIMED
                 description: SMBus
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family SMBus Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f.3
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 configuration: latency=0
                 resources: ioport:ece0(size=32)
         *-scsi:0
              physical id: 1
              logical name: scsi2
              capabilities: emulated
            *-disk
                 description: ATA Disk
                 product: Hitachi HDS72105
                 vendor: Hitachi
                 physical id: 0.0.0
                 bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
                 logical name: /dev/sda
                 version: A3EA
                 serial: JPB530HA1L0WEB
                 size: 465GiB (500GB)
                 capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
                 configuration: ansiversion=5 logicalsectorsize=512 sectorsize=512 signature=ce93aa3a
               *-volume:0
                    description: EXT4 volume
                    vendor: Linux
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,1
                    logical name: /dev/sda1
                    logical name: /
                    version: 1.0
                    serial: 29923bb4-83e6-4ffc-b0a9-705a4fafb852
                    size: 461GiB
                    capacity: 461GiB
                    capabilities: primary bootable journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover extents ext4 ext2 initialized
                    configuration: created=2016-10-01 22:59:05 filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/ modified=2019-12-24 08:01:43 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered mounted=2019-12-24 08:01:48 state=mounted
               *-volume:1
                    description: Extended partition
                    physical id: 2
                    bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,2
                    logical name: /dev/sda2
                    size: 4019MiB
                    capacity: 4019MiB
                    capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
                  *-logicalvolume
                       description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
                       physical id: 5
                       logical name: /dev/sda5
                       capacity: 4019MiB
                       capabilities: nofs
            *-cdrom
                 description: DVD writer
                 product: DVD-RW DVR-221D
                 vendor: PIODATA
                 physical id: 0.1.0
                 bus info: scsi@2:0.1.0
                 logical name: /dev/cdrom
                 logical name: /dev/cdrw
                 logical name: /dev/dvd
                 logical name: /dev/sr0
                 version: 1.DE
                 capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r
                 configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
         *-scsi:1
              physical id: 2
              logical name: scsi3
              capabilities: emulated
            *-cdrom
                 description: DVD-RAM writer
                 product: DVD+-RW GH50N
                 vendor: HL-DT-ST
                 physical id: 0.0.0
                 bus info: scsi@3:0.0.0
                 logical name: /dev/dvdrw
                 logical name: /dev/sr1
                 version: B101
                 capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
                 configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc

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    Re: New Ubuntu Version?

    The new supported versions now are 18.04 and 19.10, with 16.04 supported till 2021. Might be easier to do a clean install now than an upgrade. You will need to check if your errors are OS based or hardware based which an upgrade/install won't fix. Your specs might have an easier time with Lubuntu or Xubuntu or similar light desktop. Ubuntu has gone to gnome desktop with 18.04, which is heavier.

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    Re: New Ubuntu Version?

    Quote Originally Posted by crip720 View Post
    ...Your specs might have an easier time with Lubuntu or Xubuntu or similar light desktop. Ubuntu has gone to gnome desktop with 18.04, which is heavier.
    With 4GiB of RAM I was thinking Xubuntu 18.04 would go nicely there. The processor is and older Core(TM)2 Duo CPU.

    I had an old Acer Laptop using about these specs in the late 2000's about ten or eleven years ago. I definitely would NOT put a full Ubuntu installation with a Gnome DE there, it could be a bit slow or "painful" to use. I think Xubuntu at the most, Lubuntu would probably fly along on this. My preference would be for Xubuntu here though with that much RAM.

    Regards, yeti

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    Re: New Ubuntu Version?

    I have several Dell Optiplex 380 desktops with e7500 processor and 4.0 GB DDR3 memory and these desktops will run Ubuntu 18.04 with those specs although I'd recommend a light weight Ubuntu flavour.

    I'm not trying discourage using the Ubuntu flavours however most of the lightweight Ubuntu flavours reach EOL 2021.


    Since you mentioned and I quote "some other distro" here's a suggestion.

    I'm using Peppermint 9 and Peppermint 10 on mine and it runs great on them and it's Ubuntu 18.04 LTS under the hood and supported until 2023.
    Here's a link so have a look.

    https://peppermintos.com/2019/12/pep...spin-released/

    https://peppermintos.com/

    https://forum.peppermintos.com/
    Last edited by poorguy; December 25th, 2019 at 01:44 AM.
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    Re: New Ubuntu Version?

    After you reinstall a new distro (many good options mentioned above) you should change all passwords which have been entered while running 14.04.
    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: New Ubuntu Version?

    Thanks guys, I wound up installing a fresh version of Xubuntu 18.04 on it. I haven't gotten a chance to play with it much yet though. Right now I have to figure out how to put my home folder that I backed up before the install back on it.

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    Re: New Ubuntu Version?

    Don't.

    Copy the needed user files one by one but not the configuration. What made sense in 14.04 can cause problems for 18.04.
    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: New Ubuntu Version?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrgs View Post
    Don't.

    Copy the needed user files one by one but not the configuration. What made sense in 14.04 can cause problems for 18.04.
    I don't have any idea where to start my friend. It all looks like a foreign language to me.



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    Re: New Ubuntu Version?

    Your new install contains by default a number of directories called

    /home/patrick/Documents
    /home/patrick/Desktop
    /home/patrick/Downloads

    and so on.

    Create a new directory, say

    /home/patrick/Documents/SavedFromOldInstall

    and unpack the duplicity archive here. The unpacking is free to create directories like
    /home/patrick/Documents/SavedFromOldInstall/Documents

    but for now don't put anything into
    /home/patrick/Documents

    When that is done write again so we can take a look at next step.
    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: New Ubuntu Version?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrgs View Post
    Your new install contains by default a number of directories called

    /home/patrick/Documents
    /home/patrick/Desktop
    /home/patrick/Downloads

    and so on.

    Create a new directory, say

    /home/patrick/Documents/SavedFromOldInstall

    and unpack the duplicity archive here. The unpacking is free to create directories like
    /home/patrick/Documents/SavedFromOldInstall/Documents

    but for now don't put anything into
    /home/patrick/Documents

    When that is done write again so we can take a look at next step.
    Okay my friend, I did what you said. I basically just copied and pasted it in the new folder you told me to create.



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